This will probably be my only post on Genshin Impact, the hot new MMO everyone is talking about.
It was kind of fun. But not because of the game. I derived the most enjoyment from making up my own dialog to go against the NPC dialog. Since, for some incomprehensible reason-I guess JRPG tradition-you have to press X after every NPC line, there is plenty of opportunity to inject yourself into every scene.
I played for 50 minutes and concluded it’s not the kind of game I want right now. It’s just not worth the risk of enslaving my computing devices into the cryptocurrency mining botnet for the Chinese government. (Note: Outrageous conspiracy for humorous effect only.)
Here’s the video, because writing sucks. And my back hurts today.
I spent a bunch of time updating my ffmpeg scripts to precisely and professionally black out my UID in the corner, then I uploaded the wrong video with the UID right there. Not sure why they did that for a game that’s not under an NDA, as far as I know, but I’m sure it’s not a reason I would approve of.
That note at the start of the PS4 version appears to be a straight-up, bald-faced lie. There is no way to unlink or delete accounts on their web site. (And you have to create an account first to find out, so don’t use a password you’ve used before because I’m sure they just send it straight over to the Ministry of State Security in plain text. Note: Outrageous conspiracy still used for comedic effect. But yeah, this game has had massive red flags from day one. Get it? Red flags? Ha! Geopolitical humor is the best.)
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