Honkai Star Rail at Gamescom 2022: Trailer and First Impressions
Hoyoverse, the studio behind Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact 3rd, has just presented a new Honkai Star Rail trailer at Gamescom 2022. The game is also playable on the living room and we reveal our first impressions of this open-world sci-fi action-RPG.
The new trailer released during the Opening Night Live
During the Gamescom 2022 Opening Night Live, we were able to discover a new Honkai Star Rail trailer, playable at Gamescom 2022. In this scenario trailer titled Nightmare, we can see the character of Dan Heng aboard a flying train. As he wakes up from a strange, prophecy-like nightmare, the train is about to travel through space.
This trailer provides very little information, except that fans of the license will also be able to find certain characters. It only serves to give us want to discover the lore and to get their hands on the game. This is what our special correspondent on the spot was able to do. We reveal to you its first impressions of Honkai Star Rail at Gamescom 2022.
Our first impressions of Honkai Star Rail
Let’s talk about our Discovering Honkai Star Rail gameplay at Gamescom 2022. In this gacha RPG, you will have to compose a team of 4 characters. Like in Genshin Impact, heroes belong to elements, all of which have strengths and weaknesses against other elements. Each character has a basic attack and two special attacks. The battles take place at round by roundhowever, this one can be interrupted by the ultimate attack of one of your characters.
On the side of negative pointsthem loading time are very long, in particular to make the transition at the beginning and at the end of a fight. We felt much the same sense of frustration as when our journey was halted by a Level 3 Rattata in Pokémon Red. However, since the enemies are visible during the exploration phases, it is possible to turn things around to your advantage andattack your targets by surprise.
During this test of about thirty minutes of Honkai Star Rail at Gamescom 2022, we notably saw pieces of destructible scenery. Graphically, Honkai Star Rail looks a lot like Genshin Impact. We clearly feel the graphic paw from Hoyoverse, whether in the cel-shaded charadesign or in the menus. The animations are very beautiful and exemplary fluidity.
So much for our trailer and our first impressions of Honkail Star Rail at Gamescom 2022. We still do no release date for the next Hoyoverse game, but you can already pre-register on the game’s official website. To stay informed of news from your favorite games and studios, I invite you to regularly consult our section dedicated to mobile news .