Even if someone told you before launch that “Honkai: Star Rail is going to be one of the funniest games ever”, you can be blamed for having a healthy dose of skepticism. I don’t think so. After all, gacha games aren’t generally the first game that comes to mind when you think of good writing.
Hoyoverse has brought the A-game to the writing department and wants you to take that concept and throw it into space. The story is good, but where the game script really shines is in the funny moments and memes that practically explode at the seams of the game. It’s no exaggeration to say that they succeeded spectacularly with this title.
Ten Find the photo you need on Belobog
After being marked as a criminal for committing a “serious but vague” crime, you and the crew of the Astral Express are wanted by all units of Belobog. Leader Gepard hopes the public will join the search. What better way to spread the word than posting flyers with your face on them all over town?
The idea is good, but what about execution? It’s not disrespectful to the artist, but you’ll probably get a better match using caricatures than these. It’s fun to take selfies in the background if you’re interested.
9 Text messages and group chats
Texting and group chats on mobile phones have become a staple of people’s conversations these days, and Starrail says it will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, as you can chat with friends you’ve made along the way. People you don’t know can also add you to your group’s chats.
The side quest “You Already Know Me” draws you into the mystery of gossip causing discord around the Hertha space station. Well, it’s not quite as engaging as being thrown into an anonymous group chat consisting of rumors and typical real-world trolls. The funniest part is when everyone in the chat crawls away after the culprit is found. I have never seen a chat end so quickly.
8 hotel room closet
As you play the game, you’ll quickly realize that Trailblazer not only has an amazingly dry sense of humor, but an amazing imagination. From their involvement in trash cans and streetlights to the trolling options they can give in most conversations, it’s easy to see that they don’t take their new job too seriously.
A prime example of the pioneers’ antics? Upon first arrival at Jarilo-6, you and your party will be escorted to a hotel room complete with room service and a closet fit for a king/queen size. That’s when the trailblazer decided, quite literally, that we should climb into the cabinet and enjoy the different smells. I feel a little sick, but the Trailblazers seem to enjoy it.
7 peak nap performance
All around the Underworld are miners who mine Geomalo, a mineral that conducts heat to both levels of Beroborg. Most of the miners you meet are hard working and stressed out with their lives. However, among humans there is a god who has cracked the code. his name? Of course it’s peak.
Time and time again, Peake can be seen taking his signature nap in various parts of the underworld. Heck, the first time I met him, he was trying to catch his ZZZ on the truck tracks. His dedication to naps is commendable. While renting tools, Peak has refined a system that maximizes sleep while minimizing the amount of work you have to do to survive. Exactly sigma.
6 teleport toilet
A bathroom is considered a semi-private, safe space where you can do whatever you want. You can’t expect anything out of the ordinary once you enter the restroom. The restrooms on the Hertha space station should be relatively similar. This space station has nothing that appeared first.
Exploration takes you to various parts of the station, and you’ll find a harmless toilet at the highest point in the resupply room outside of its natural habitat. If pioneers succumb to impulsive thinking and ignore clear warnings not to use it, they will appear out of nowhere and terrorize scientists without any explanation. According to rumors in the station, it seems that this is not the only one.
Five The brilliance of the Goethe Hotel
Honkai: Star Rail is jam-packed with more references and memes than can be covered in a single list. Just walking around the world and discovering new secrets can be fun. Stuffing in closets and popping out to defeat hotel ghosts is great, but there’s another fun Easter egg inside the Goathe Hotel.
If you dare meet them, you’ll have to perform a not-so-savory wiretap at a few doors inside the hotel and hear various scenes from The Shining play out. Then the twins will appear in your dreams to fulfill your little fear karma of being a nosy guest.
Four YOU BREAK THE ONE RULE OF FIGHT CLUB
When it comes to Fight Club, the first rule everyone remembers is simple. Don’t talk about Fight Club. The underworld has a fighting arena for those who want to see him two (or robots) take down, as entertainment is justified.
It doesn’t matter if you are an outsider on a distant planet. Even if you’re talking to yourself out loud, you should know that you shouldn’t break the cardinal rule. There’s no excuse for breaking the rules of Fight Club unless it’s for a laugh.
3 88 Degrees Bedrock, Freestyle Rapper
Honkai: Of the many things you’d expect to see on Star Rail, the “famous” freestyle rapper isn’t one of them. But the 88-degree bedrock known as Eunice is known to both humans and robots throughout the settlements of tramps and miners. Once you find her, it’s easy to convince her to spit on her bar.
But don’t dismiss her as just a one-off joke. That would underestimate her skill, and those involved in the (literal) underground scene wouldn’t be too happy about it. Of course, you could take it as a joke, but when you let Eunice cook for her, you can tell she takes her underworld life seriously.
2 your inner voice
As mentioned earlier, Trailblazers…have a creative sense of humor, but perhaps their inner voice is the bigger joker of the two. You might think that the inner and outer voices of the Trailblazer are the same person, but upon closer inspection, they appear to be separate entities.
For example, your inner voice might silence you or tell you not to do something in a critical tone. If you see a streetlight too many times, your inner voice will resent it. Most of the time it seems to speak more to you, the player, than to the Trailblazer, but mostly because it denounces the choices players (and thereby yours) make in-game.
1 Trailblazers and Trash
Finally, the greatest meme trigger this game has given us is the unrequited admiration for all trash cans. Searching all containers for items is very common in JRPGs. Honkai: Starrail knows that and sees it as an opportunity to attack you.
Members of the Canon Party do their best not to judge you too harshly (to your face), but they struggle to hide their disgust when you eagerly trash whatever you can get your hands on. Eventually, you get the attention of the “famous” trash tycoon, who calls you to cross the can-digging realm. Sadly, these blessed rivals have yet to meet, but perhaps soon a showdown for who is the true Trash King will grace the streets of Belobog. Cover your nose first.
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