To answer the earlier question, Genshin Impact is free to play. One does not have to put any money into it. That said unlocking characters is time consuming as well as leveling up.
Right now there are only a few story missions available. The next update is schedualed for mid November with another major expansion the following December.
Currently there are 22 characters to make a party from. You are given a specific set of 4 to play as until you are able to gamble on the rest.
I have been playing for a month now and have unlocked about 10 characters. If you get duplicates the game gives that character a new ability up to 6 times. After that they refund your effort with a special currency that can be saved up to purchase the actual specific character you want. However, after a month of duplicate pulls I still don't have enough to do so myself.
So if you don't want to wait or have time to play for literal WEEKS I wouldn't recommend Genshin Impact.
As for the gameplay it is very much a clone of Breath of the Wild from Zelda. A lot of the music is clearly Final Fantasy inspired and the character design is somewhere between RWBY and Black Butler. In fact there are a LOT of RWBY and Black Butler references.
Voice acting is filled with a number of professionals, but I did notice the dialogue audio mixing can cut out or become repetitively annoying. Be prepared to turn off character dialogue while exploring the world because you will hear the words "ADVENTURE TIME!" alot.
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