This has been an absolute blast to explore the open world with, there’s goodies hidden in all kinds of fun and interesting places. Combined with the ability to basically climb everything, I’m in a constant state of “I wonder if there’s anything at the top of this mountain?”. The open areas are really big but they’re also densely packed with things to find, which sets it above a lot of open world games, in my opinion. Liyue in particular, so many mountains to climb.
Just don’t get caught up in the gacha. There’s no PVP so no need to get hyper competitive. The resin (stamina) system is overly limiting once you’re done with the currently available main quests and such but I got in a ton of hours of enjoyment before I hit that point and now I’m enjoying it as a game I pop into for 30-60 minutes a night. Will be perfect to play alongside other games.
In terms of more content, they’re on a 6-week release cycle so the first major update will be November 11th.