The futuristic sci-fi RPG Tower of Fantasy could be a worthy rival to Genshin Impact, thanks to its anime-inspired art style and massive open world.
The recently released sci-fi RPG Towers of Fantasy looks like it could be a worthy rival to HoYoverse’s popular free-to-play fantasy RPG Genshin Impact. This open world adventure uses a distinct anime art style to animate the planet Aida. Genshin Impact is also inspired by the anime that has become hugely popular since its debut in 2020.
Genshin Impact has enjoyed huge success since launch, with players praising the fantasy title’s massive open world and regular free updates. The completely free-to-play online role-playing game allows anyone to join and explore the colorful world of Teyvat along with an ever-growing roster of companion characters. Genshin Impact is fully funded through the gacha mechanic, allowing players to purchase “chances” to win new characters or weapons. Its success has inspired similar open-world RPG titles in the past, with the Genshin Impact Legend of Neverland clone being a memorable example.
Tower of Fantasy is a futuristic RPG, introduced in the YouTube launch trailer, which looks like it could be a worthy rival to Genshin Impact. The two titles seem to have a lot in common, including the open-world format and anime-inspired art style. However, instead of Genshin Impact’s Teyvat fantasy world, Tower of Fantasy takes players to the distant planet Aida hundreds of years into the future. Each character of the game possesses a unique fighting style and exciting features that allow multiplayer to explore Aida together. Although the gameplay, design, and content are completely different, Tower of Fantasy will definitely compete with Genshin Impact.
While the similarities with Genshin Impact are obvious, a recent Tower of Fantasy showcase event suggested that the anomalous sci-fi MMORPG is capable of standing on its own. The game’s most notable feature seems to be customization, with players being able to create their own characters in an intricate way while adjusting everything from eye shapes to hair styles. Tower of Fantasy also seems to be removing character classes, instead choosing a role suitable for each encounter with a specific enemy. Combat mechanics like perfect dodges and weapon buffs can also make Tower of Fantasy battles more engaging in Genshin Impact.
With its anime style and open-world RPG design, Tower of Fantasy might at first glance be a complete Genshin Impact clone. However, the new game could stand out thanks to its futuristic sci-fi setting, unique customization system, and intense combat mechanics. By taking the best aspects of Genshin Impact and adding subtle touches of its own, Tower of Fantasy could become a formidable opponent for HoYoverse’s title.
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