Since Genshin Impact was released on September 28, 2020, this game has become a huge phenomenon in the gaming world. The revenue it brings to the developer miHoYo also makes many other companies in the game industry “hot eyes” and decide to make enough money with their own Genshin Impact-like games.
In this article, Sforum will introduce to you some mobile games that have the potential to compete with Genshin Impact thanks to different factors such as beautiful graphics, attractive gameplay, experienced developers, …
Tower of Fantasy
Tower of Fantasy is a Chinese game and probably the most Genshin Impact-like game on this list. However, it still has one important difference: instead of focusing on single player, Tower of Fantasy is a massively multiplayer online game (MMORPG). It was announced at ChinaJoy 2020 and developed by Hotta Studio, a brand new team.
Set in a futuristic world that allows players to use melee weapons like swords and magic, Tower of Fantasy’s gameplay will also be familiar to fans of Genshin Impact or The Legend of Zelda . The game will have fast-paced action, with puzzle elements, exploration in a large open world.
An important difference with Genshin Impact is that it does not make money by filming characters because gamers will only control a single character. In return, the game allows players to customize their character with a lot of options from eye color, hair and ears to costumes on the body, and the sale of decorative items is definitely the main source of revenue for the game.
Currently, the game has two Closed Beta tests taking place in October 2020 and April 2021 in China. Tower of Fantasy does not have an official release date yet, but many predict that the game will appear in 2022 on PC and mobile, while the console version may appear later.
Huyen Trung Ky
This game does not have an English name, so Sforum only uses its Chinese name, Huyen Trung Ky (玄中记). This is a product of Tencent, a giant in the Chinese gaming industry, and was made to directly win customers. products with Genshin Impact in the domestic market. The game does not have a Western setting (at least not currently) so it may not be too attractive to players in foreign markets.
In terms of content, Huyen Trung Ky clings to the legends of the wild with a plot starting from Pan Gu, Nu Wa, Xuan Vien, Xi You, etc. Opponents in the game are all kinds of monsters, demons often appear. in Chinese legend. The gamer’s protagonist also once fainted for a long time and when he/she wakes up, he/she must wonder “who am I, who was I”.
It must be said that Huyen Trung Ky is really a game like Genshin Impact, from graphic style, color tone to gameplay. Although its graphics are not equal to Genshin Impact and may not be released on PC, many Chinese gamers have compared these two games and called Huyen Trung Ky a copy of Genshin Impact. In addition, the interface of the game is also full of Chinese mobile games with all kinds of symbols for loading cards and promotions flooding the screen.
Tales of Crestoria
Finally, a “Japanese” game appears on this list. Tales of Crestoria belongs to Bandai Namco’s famous Tales series but for mobile. The English version of the game was released worldwide on July 16, 2020, making it the first Tales game to be released simultaneously in both Japan and overseas. The game resembles Genshin Impact in its anime visual style, gacha charging method, and focus on plot content.
Contrary to its predecessors, Tales of Crestoria is a disruptor because it combines gacha mechanics and a turn-based combat system. This turn-based feature may not be as exciting as Genshin Impact, but it has other advantages such as ease of play and not high requirements for manipulation. Besides, the name Tales also contributes greatly to its attraction.
Tales of Crestoria has a whole new storyline that you won’t find in any other game in the Tales series. This plot is considered very attractive and takes you on the journey of the main character Kanata Hjuger, who is found guilty after fighting to protect the person most important to her. The content of the game revolves around ethical standards and raises many questions for gamers.
The gacha mechanism of Tales of Crestoria gives veteran fans the opportunity to meet characters from other Tales versions, which adds to the excitement of the game. You will be with them through the story experience as well as defeat the bosses in the daily quest.
The three games above are games similar to Genshin Impact, although not exactly the same. They have differences from miHoYo’s games in terms of genre, gameplay or operating platform, but are still attractive games that those who are bored with Genshin Impact can visit.
Meanwhile, miHoYo is constantly developing new content for its game. Genshin Impact 2.0 has been announced with a lot of interesting content that you can find out in advance in this Sforum article.