Honkai: Star Rail: Great RPG or Gacha Vending Machine?

Honkai: Star Rail: Great RPG or Gacha Vending Machine?

All aboard, gatcha sickos. Honkai: Star Rail is now available to download. It’s totally free, just like miHoYo’s preceding game, Genshin Impact, but you can bet the awesome-looking characters in the banner events will wear your resolve down to a nub. But there’s more to Star Rail than gacha, right? After all, it’s a full-bodied […]

Episode Notes

All aboard, gatcha sickos. Honkai: Star Rail is now available to download. It’s totally free, just like miHoYo’s preceding game, Genshin Impact, but you can bet the awesome-looking characters in the banner events will wear your resolve down to a nub. But there’s more to Star Rail than gacha, right? After all, it’s a full-bodied RPG with hours of content. Does it actually feel like a traditional turn-based adventure, or is strangled by its own sales pitch? We talk about Honkai: Star Rail’s launch and beyond with avowed Genshin fan, Good Vibes Gaming’s Daniel Alba.

Also in this episode:

  • Kat’s digging deep into Final Fantasy V
  • Nadia plays Final Fantasy XIV’s NiER raid. Everything turns out great
  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer is sowwy Redfall is not very good :3
  • Korra discourse gets underway with episodes 1 through 3
  • Nadia is picking up Tears of the Kingdom in the same store she picked up Ocarina of Time, because traditions must be honoured and the old gods must be sated

Music used in this episode:

  • Do Your Best! [Breath of Fire III]
  • Login Music [Honkai: Star Rail]
  • The Legend of Korra Main Theme [The Legend of Korra]
  • A Curious Tale [Secret of Mana]
  • Main Zelda Theme Orchestrated [The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D]

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