The action-adventure RPG Genshin Impact has had the biggest worldwide launch of a Chinese game in the history of gaming. Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world RPG that launched across multiple platforms and garnered much attention before launch due to its similarities with other popular adventure titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. 

Genshin Impact launched on September 28th for PC, PS4, and mobile devices. During the build-up towards the game\’s release, Genshin Impact received criticism and praise for its similarities with BOTW. Sharing the same art style and game mechanics, many speculated that Genshin Impact would be a mobile rip-off of the 2017 Nintendo Switch launch title. However, within the few short days that Genshin Impact has been available, these allegations have been proven wrong, and the game offers a unique experience combining the best bits of multiple genres.