HoYoverse’s two hit titles Genshin Impact and Honaki Impact 3rd share more similarities than just a name. However, there are still key differences between the open-world RPG and its sci-fi ARPG predecessor. So, which is better? Let’s break it down.
The rock-paper-scissors style of combat in Honkai Impact 3rd between the three types might be of interest to some players, and so too the numerous button-mashing combos, but it’s got that mobile game feel some players will be put off by. That being said, it’s one of the better mobile games of its kind on the market.
However, it really comes down to personal preference. If you love bullet hell games like Touhou and hack-and-slash, Honkai Impact 3rd will be perfect for you. Prefer to explore a more open-world story? Genshin Impact is your bet.
Both are available on PC and mobile, with Genshin Impact having the added benefit of also being on PlayStation (and soon to be Switch). So, if you have access to any of these platforms, give both a whirl and see what takes your fancy before you throw too much money into the gacha.