I’ve been spamming Aphelios in League of Legends lately. I feel like I’m losing brain cells just by playing him, not because I don’t understand him, but just because of how poorly designed he is. I feel like the person who designed him would get along with the Genshin Impact character designers because they all clearly don’t understand class, gimmick, or even niche-based character design principles.
Then again, that’s an issue that most games suffer from, albeit not to the extent of the examples listed above. Character/class design has been a chronic weakness in the industry ever since the rise of KMMOs and the ripples resulting therefrom. Players unfortunately got into the habit of settling for stuff that’s third-rate at best.