Inazuma Diaries: A Summary of Updates 2.0 and 2.1Sep 20, 2021 | 1 Votes by Mikhail 10 rate Genshin Impact 2.1 update is nearing its end, and we’re approaching the end of our Inazuma adventure. Here’s a recap of what we’ve experienced so far:
Genshin Impact 2.1 is nearing its end, and as of writing, we’re just a day from Kokomi Sangonomiya’s banner. Raiden Shogun’s banner,the highest grossing for Mihoyo ever, is about to make a thunderous exit, and this is your last chance to obtain her today.
That aside, Genshin Impact’s 2.0 and 2.1 updates were quite an adventure. It provided an all-new location with five explorable islands and a sixth one coming in 2.2. Inazuma delivered a plethora of new experiences and more exciting plot points, making it hard to believe that the game is free. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the highlights:
(Warning, spoilers ahead!!!)
Inazuman perilous landscape
Inazuma is, of course, inspired by the geography, landscape, and architecture of feudal Japan. The moment you step into Narukami island, you’ll be treated to Japanese-style buildings, blooming sakura trees, and two distant and majestic sights: the Narukami Shrine and Inazuma City, where the Tenshukaku (or the home of the Raiden Shogun) sits.
One of the first things you’ll notice is the high verticality - Inazuma is full of hills and towering peaks, which is the same throughout the archipelago. They are more easily traversable than those in Liyue, thanks to the electrograna scattered across the archipelago. Regardless, having someone like Venti or Kazuha makes things a lot easier, especially when you’re trying to gather all the electroculi.
Sure, Inazuma is a picturesque destination, but beneath the beauty lies a perilous landscape. Areas throughout the region are littered with kairagi and ronin, far stronger than the comically weak hilichurls. You’d also have to contend with Tatarasuna and Musuojin Gorge, both spewing high amounts of electro energy, in Kannazuka and Yashiori Island, respectively. There’s also the massive snake’s head in Yashiori, as well as the uninhabited Seirai Island, an area affected by a perpetual storm. Once you head over to Watatsumi Island, you’ll be in awe at its beauty and colors that pop the eye, making it stand out from the rest of fellow isles.
Ayaka, Yoimiya, and the supporting characters
The updates first brought us a pair of lovable characters with totally contrasting personalities and elements.
First is Ayaka, an elegant lady and cryo element user, known for her grace, elegance, and poise. She’s also a deadly swordswoman and currently one of the best DPS characters in the game. Meanwhile, the second is Yoimiya, a bow user with a boisterous and chatty personality that lights up the entire room like a firework. This isn’t a surprise because, hey, her family makes fireworks!
Apart from the two, there’s also Sayu, the sleepy anemo ninja, Gorou, a general in the resistance. Finally, Thoma, a pyro polearm user, is the final character, is probably one of the most essential characters in the story arc who can easily be classified as the best bro.
The Raiden Shogun
Everything isn’t as it seems in Inazuma, as it is being ruled by a puppet in autopilot mode, as revealed by Yae Miko, the head of the Grand Sakura Shrine and friend of the true Electro Archon.
The Raiden Shogun is a front for Ei, or Beelzebub, perpetually meditating in the Plane of Euthymia. Her pursuit of eternity, likely due to her not wanting to experience loss ever again, caused the Raiden Shogun to impose the Vision Hunt Decree throughout the archipelago. Because of this, Kokomi Sangonomiya formed The Resistance aimed at fighting it. The command of the Shogun’s armies fell under the control of Kujou Sara, an electro bow user with a totally awesome character design.
Anyway, the Shogun being a puppet was a bit of a curveball as no one expected it. Moreover, Ei’s personality is the complete opposite. Though her martial prowess is unmatched, she’s undoubtedly softer and more down-to-earth with a particular preference for desserts and the local dog breed, the Shiba Inu.
Finally, there’s also Kokomi Sangonomiya, the Divine Priestess of Watatsumi Island and the head of the resistance. She’s a hydro catalyst user, and although she can’t perform critical attacks, she’s poised to become the best healer in-game. Though she has a gentle demeanor and her character design is pretty cute, she takes an interest in the art of war. Touted as a master strategist, her forces managed to outwit the Shogun’s and managed to end the Vision Hunt Decree.
Finally, updates 2.0 and 2.1 coincide with Mihoyo’s 1st Anniversary. Once Kokomi’s banner starts, you’ll receive daily login rewards line Intertwined Fates, mora, and some upgrade materials.
So, what do you think of Inazuma and the current storyline? Regardless, we’re sure you’re stoked and looking forward to what update 2.2 brings, which will likely be the final piece of the archipelago: Tsurumi Island.