Genshin Impact

-1.72
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 503 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 435 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.65

121 votes
17 votes
Daily Rewards -
121 / 17 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

116 votes
20 votes
Grinding -
116 / 20 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

102 votes
30 votes
Wait To Play -
102 / 30 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

82 votes
47 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
82 / 47 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

52 votes
82 votes
Playing by Appointment -
52 / 82 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

23 votes
111 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
23 / 111 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

7 votes
128 votes
Advertisements -
7 / 128 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 828 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 597 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.93

126 votes
11 votes
Premium Currency -
126 / 11 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

115 votes
20 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
115 / 20 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

124 votes
11 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
124 / 11 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

106 votes
21 votes
Pay to Skip -
106 / 21 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

85 votes
42 votes
Recurring Fee -
85 / 42 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

78 votes
56 votes
Pay to Win -
78 / 56 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

68 votes
55 votes
Power Creep -
68 / 55 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

66 votes
54 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
66 / 54 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

34 votes
96 votes
Accidental Purchases -
34 / 96 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

8 votes
123 votes
Pay Wall -
8 / 123 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

18 votes
108 votes
Waste Aversion -
18 / 108 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 260 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 638 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

0.27

113 votes
19 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
113 / 19 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

44 votes
81 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
44 / 81 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

39 votes
89 votes
Reciprocity -
39 / 89 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

27 votes
102 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
27 / 102 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

24 votes
100 votes
Competition -
24 / 100 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

7 votes
122 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
7 / 122 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

6 votes
125 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
6 / 125 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 544 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 360 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-2.07

124 votes
13 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
124 / 13 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

115 votes
16 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
115 / 16 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

100 votes
33 votes
Variable Rewards -
100 / 33 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

84 votes
45 votes
Complete the Collection -
84 / 45 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

69 votes
57 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
69 / 57 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

29 votes
96 votes
Illusion of Control -
29 / 96 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

23 votes
100 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
23 / 100 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (0.00) with 0 votes.
Google Play:  (4.52) with 109,876 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Variable Rewards reported on Dec 20, 2023
it's not entirely random but there is definitely an rng aspect to it
Grinding reported on Dec 14, 2023
Ahahaha... here I am, trying to Ascend my characters and it wants 90 flowers... only 15 of which exist on the world map... and 15 rare drops from a level 80+ boss...
Infinite Treadmill reported on Dec 14, 2023
It's not even completed yet, and they update it faster than I can get around to it. I should've just waited three years for it to be all done.
Recurring Fee reported on Dec 14, 2023
If it weren't for the fact that I firmly set myself a rule that I would never spend money on this game, I would.
Daily Rewards reported on Dec 14, 2023
The STUPID daily commissions
Wait To Play reported on Dec 14, 2023
It's not too bad, though, and i understand why they do it.
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Dec 14, 2023
Thankfully, it's optional.
Illusion of Control reported on Sep 15, 2023
Difficulty is almost entirely reliant on enemy level and your own characters level. New areas and quests may have a difficulty spike that makes it hard to play unless you grind or pay.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Sep 15, 2023
There are achievements.
Complete the Collection reported on Sep 15, 2023
Players are encouraged to collect characters they like, and good items for said characters.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Step into Teyvat, a vast world teeming with life and flowing with elemental energy.

You and your sibling arrived here from another world. Separated by an unknown god, stripped of your powers, and cast into a deep slumber, you now awake to a world very different from when you first arrived.

Thus begins your journey across Teyvat to seek answers from The Seven — the gods of each element. Along the way, prepare to explore every inch of this wondrous world, join forces with a diverse range of characters, and unravel the countless mysteries that Teyvat holds...

MASSIVE OPEN WORLD

Climb any mountain, swim across any river, and glide over the world below, taking in the jaw-dropping scenery each step of the way. And if you stop to investigate a wandering Seelie or strange mechanism, who knows what you might discover?

ELEMENTAL COMBAT SYSTEM

Harness the seven elements to unleash elemental reactions. Anemo, Electro, Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, Dendro, and Geo interact in all sorts of ways, and Vision wielders have the power to turn this to their advantage.

Will you vaporize Hydro with Pyro, electro-charge it with Electro, or freeze it with Cryo? Your mastery of the elements will give you the upper hand in battle and exploration.

BEAUTIFUL VISUALS

Feast your eyes on the world around you, with a stunning art style, real-time rendering, and finely tuned character animations delivering you a truly immersive visual experience. Lighting and weather all change naturally over time, bringing every detail of this world to life.

SOOTHING SOUNDTRACK

Let the beautiful sounds of Teyvat draw you in as you explore the expansive world around you. Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the soundtrack changes seamlessly with the time and gameplay to match the mood.

BUILD YOUR DREAM TEAM

Team up with a diverse cast of characters in Teyvat, each with their own unique personalities, stories, and abilities. Discover your favorite party combinations and level up your characters to help you conquer even the most daunting of enemies and domains.

JOURNEY WITH FRIENDS

Team up with friends across various platforms to trigger more elemental action, tackle tricky boss fights, and conquer challenging domains together to reap rich rewards.

As you stand atop the peaks of Jueyun Karst and take in the rolling clouds and vast terrain stretching out before you, you may wish to stay in Teyvat a little longer... But until you are reunited with your lost sibling, how can you rest? Go forth, Traveler, and begin your adventure!

SUPPORT
If you encounter any issues during the game, you can send us feedback via the in-game Customer Service Center.
Customer Service Email: genshin_cs@mihoyo.com
Official Site: https://genshin.mihoyo.com/
Forums: https://forums.mihoyo.com/genshin/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Genshinimpact/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genshinimpact/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenshinImpact
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/GenshinImpact
Discord: https://discord.gg/genshinimpact
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Genshin_Impact/

***COMPATIBILITY***

Requires iOS 9.0 or later

Compatible with iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) (4th generation), and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (4th generation).

Available Text Languages: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Indonesian, Vietnamese, Russian, Thai.

Available Voiceover Languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, English (Voiceover and text language can be changed independently).