Genshin Impact quickly drew comparisons to Breath of the Wild after it was announced, and for good reason. While a cursory glance draws a wealth of similarities between the two games, Genshin Impact quickly becomes its own beast, filling the role of an open-world action-RPG.

Breath of the Wild was certainly a game-changer for the open-world genre, and other titles have taken direct inspiration from Nintendo\’s critical darling, like Ubisoft\’s Immortals Fenyx Rising.

Despite claims of being a Zelda clone, Genshin Impact has had phenomenal success since its launch, attracting even more players than Breath of the Wild. There\’s a pretty clear cut reason as to why that is, however.