Genshin Impact released last week with a staggering amount of attention for a free-to-play gacha game. It’s new take on Breath of the Wild style elemental systems and world design caught the eyes of many people, enough that it overtook the eternal twitch views-monolith Fortnite on the day of it’s release. For all the praise it has received, there’s one character that rubs people the wrong way: Paimon, your constant companion, a sprite with a high pitched voice and dubious intentions. We discuss Genshin Impact_’s use of stock characters, becoming a fighter pilot in _Star Wars: Squadrons, and more on this episode of Waypoint Radio. You can listen to the full episode and read an excerpt below.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bv89dz/paimon-from-genshin-impact-is-absolutely-going-to-kill-us-all