Honkai Impact 3rd is another amazing game made by miHoYo with great graphics and gameplay. More focused on combat itself, Honkai Impact 3rd brings different attacks, combos, and sudden gameplay changes within stages.
Waifus Hack’n Slash
The game starts with Kiana, your first Valkyrie. Valkyries are powerful girls infused with a volatile energy that wear battle suits to fight. You’ll be able to collect more Valkyries and each will have many different battle suits.
Kiana shoots her guns and summons gigantic kitten paws to aid her in battle. Those familiar with Bayonetta will immediately make the connection. By leveling up, you’ll be granted more skills and combos to unlock and use in battle.
Sometimes the gameplay might suddenly change to a 2D brawler. That will put your dodge skills to a test and also give you a different angle on the animations and looks of the game. It’s a fun throwback that works to change the pace of Honkai Impact 3rd.
The game has a very action-oriented gameplay that rewards utilizing the correct combos and doing perfect dodges in order to enter a special state in which you deal more damage. There’s also a rock-paper-scissor style of Damage Types and Enemy Types.
Sometimes, the game uses some cinematic transitions of fast and high jumps between platform that, even though they’re out of your control, give the game an action-vibe that makes you feel like an unstoppable force crushing evil beings with little effort.
This game lets you carry around 3 Valkyries, and it gives you one of each type in the beginning. That way, you already have 1 Valkyrie that specializes in one kind of enemy. Later, you’ll be able to build your own team and equip your Valkyries in any way you want.
The game is a free-to-play mobile game, though, so you know the drill. There are many types of currency and farming can be rough for casuals. Because of it, this game, much like any other mobile game that depends on progression, might feel overwhelming at first.
This game might not have the same amazing graphics that Genshin Impact does, but it doesn’t make it any less impressive.
The Valkyries look great in motion. The designs are pretty much what you expect from a high-quality game with SciFi Waifus fighting to save the day. And also, the special attacks only get crazier and more exciting.
I particularly love to blast everybody with a powerful laser beam or even better, a wide anime-like Katana cut that travels through the map and takes out all the enemies on the way.
They’re far from done with the game
Honkai Impact 3d is still being updated and adding more content. They recently announced a crossover event with Neon Genesis Evangelion. To make it even better, Asuka is a playable character now.
They also added new costumes to some Valkyries that are clearly based on the pilot suits or the Eva01 and Eva02 themselves.
It seems pretty clear that miHoYo loves this game and that Genshin Impact did not kill it. They might share superficial similarities, but one is a hack’n slash action game and the other is an Open World RPG. Different games with different player bases.
Nothing prevents you from enjoying both of them like I do.