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Honkai: Star Rail

Cognosphere, miHoYo
Apr 26, 2023 - PC

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Critic Reviews for Honkai: Star Rail

With stellar storytelling and satisfying progression that offer dozens of hours of content that newcomers and hardcore players can enjoy, Honkai: Star Rail is a free-to-play RPG that might hook you for months – without making you feel like you have to pay.

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Some subtle improvements to the grind and flexible turn-based tactics mean Honkai: Star Rail's off to a fine start.

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Despite its gacha systems, Honkai: Star Rail is an impeccable turn-based RPG with a killer visual style

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Honkai: Star Rail isn't a groundbreaking experience or a massive new open-world action game, but it's still full of promise and potential as a polished, pretty, and easy-to-master RPG experience.

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Honkai Star Rail highlights the issues that Genshin Impact had despite how many issues have been addressed. The game's barebones RPG mechanics will definitely improve over time, but it still will take a lot to convince any enthusiast to pick this game over other turn-based RPG gacha games.

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Honkai Star Rail is already one of the most exciting RPGs in years even before its first major content update. While the grind may eventually chase you away, its excellent writing and original combat system make Honkai Star Rail well worth diving into, especially with no upfront cost.

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With Honkai Star Rail, Hoyoverse has shown that his is not simple luck and that the success of his productions is due to the ability of the teams to create experiences open to all, able to engage thanks to well-characterized characters and a gameplay that keeps glued to the screen.

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Honkai Star Rail is a highly polished turn-based RPG that builds off the Hoyoverse gacha machine, and while it certainly doesn't reinvent the wheel, its colourful cast of characters and mercurial tone sets it on the right track.

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