[UPDATE 9:20 AM 02/10/2020: This article has been adjusted to more properly reflect the online multiplayer aspects of Genshin Impact]

The newest free-to-play RPG is Genshin Impact, from Chinese gaming studio miHoYo. The game is currently available on mobile, PC, and PlayStation 4, with plans to bring it to the Nintendo Switch and next-gen consoles in the future. Genshin Impact feels like a mixture of Breath of the Wild and Ni No Kuni, and the fact that it\’s a free-to-play RPG is another huge draw. But just how \”free\” is Genshin Impact, really?

Set in the fantasy world of Teyvat, Genshin Impact is an open-world online RPG with twenty-four unlockable, playable characters. Players can choose to control one of seven elements, and the game features an in-depth cooking mechanic that feels heavily influenced by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In fact, the comparisons between the two games have led to angry Zelda fans protesting its release. But for anyone looking for a free-to-play online RPG with multiplayer functions, Genshin Impact is a lot of fun.