Honkai: Star Rail is out now, boasting large open worlds, sci-fi themes, and, as we’d count on from builders HoYoverse, gacha mechanics. The builders of the hit RPG Genshin Influence are aiming to copy their successful system, and from what we noticed after we first received our palms on it, Honkai: Star Rail is heading in the right direction.

On the floor, Honkai: Star Rail seems to be to be Genshin Influence in area, however there are just a few key variations right here. Notably, fight is turn-based, switching issues up from the real-time battles of Genshin. You may nonetheless must steadiness relative strengths and weaknesses, and you may swap out staff members anytime.


Whereas Honkai: Star Rail attracts heavy inspiration from Genshin Influence’s UI and exploration gameplay, there may be continuity from Honkai Influence 3. If you happen to’re conversant in that sport, count on to see acquainted characters and story arcs. Nevertheless, Honkai: Star Rail’s sci-fi setting is a primary for the studio. Because the title suggests, you may journey between planets on area trains, however geese do not play a big function.

Honkai: Star Rail retains the spectacular visuals that made many telephones battle to deal with HoYoverse’s earlier title at its highest graphics settings. We’ll positively be pulling out our prime gaming telephones to try it out, as Genshin Influence is without doubt one of the most demanding video games on the Play Retailer.

Honkai Influence is out there to obtain at no cost now on Android, iOS, and PC. It can even be coming to PS5 and PS4, though we do not have a launch date but for these consoles. If Honkai: Star Rail manages to attain even a fraction of Genshin’s success, we count on it will be the most effective gacha video games on Android.