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Honkai: Star Rail has some funny parts that come as a surprise.
If someone had told you before the game came out that Honkai: Star Rail would be one of the best games ever, you wouldn’t have been wrong to be skeptical. Gacha games aren’t usually the first thing people think of when they think of games with good writing.
Hoyoverse wants you to throw that idea out into the universe because the writing is so good. The story is good, but the best parts of the game’s writing are the funny parts and jokes that seem to be coming out of every seam. With this title, it’s safe to say they hit it out of the park.
Finding Your Wanted Photos In Belobog
All of Belobog’s troops are looking for you and the other crew members of the Astral Express. This is because you have been marked as criminals who have done “serious but vague” things. Gepard, the boss, thinks that most people will help in the search. What better way to get the word out than to put up flyers with your faces on them all over the city?
The plan is good, but how is it carried out? It leaves a lot to be desired. No offense to the artist, but you could probably get a better match with cartoons instead of these. You can take fun selfies with them in the background, if that’s your thing.
Texting And Group Chats
Texting and group talking on your phone is the most common way to talk these days, and Star Rail says that will continue for a long time, since you can chat with friends you make along the way. People you don’t know will also sometimes add you to group chats.
The extra thing You Already Know Me pulls you into a story where rumors are making the Herta Space Station a bad place to be. Well, not so much pulled in as thrown into an anonymous group chat full of rumors and the usual trolling that you see in real life. The best part is when the culprit is found and everyone in the chat room runs away. You’ve never seen a conversation end so quickly.
Your Hotel Room Closet
As soon as you start playing the game, you’ll learn that the Trailblazer not only has a great sense of dry humor but also a wild imagination. It’s easy to see that they don’t take their new job too seriously, since they talk to trash cans and street lamps and most chats have a “troll” option.
The most outrageous thing the Trailblazer did? When you and your group first get to Jarilo-6, you are given hotel rooms with room service and closets big enough for a king or queen. In a very literal sense, because the Trailblazer chooses to climb in and smell all the different smells. Even though it’s kind of gross, the Trailblazer seems to like it.
Peak’s Napping Performance
Miners dig for Geomarrow, a mineral that helps heat both floors of Belobog, all over the underworld. Most miners you meet are hard workers who are worried about their lives. But there is a god among people who has figured it out. Who is he? It’s Peak, of course.
You’ll see Peak napping around the basement more than once and in more than one place. This is what he does best. Even when you first meet him, he’s out sleeping on mine cart tracks. His commitment to taking naps is something to be proud of. Peak has perfected a way to get the most sleep and do the least amount of work he needs to do to stay alive while renting out his tools. The real deal.
People think of the bathroom as a safe, semi-private place to do what they need to do. When you go into a bathroom, you don’t expect anything out of the ordinary. The bathrooms on the Herta Space Station should be pretty much the same, right? This space station is not what it seems to be at first.
As you look around the station, you’ll find yourself in different places. At the highest point of the supply room, you’ll find a toilet that doesn’t belong there. If the Trailblazer lets their impulsive thoughts win and ignores the very clear warning not to use them, they end up popping out of thin air and scaring a scientist for no reason. There is talk at the station that this isn’t the only one.
The Shining Of The Goethe Hotel
Honkai: Star Rail is full of references and jokes, way too many to fit on a single list. You’ll have fun just wandering around the world and finding out new things. The best way to get rid of the hotel ghost is to hide in a room and jump out. However, the Goathe Hotel has another fun Easter egg.
If you’re strong enough to meet them, you’ll have to listen in on some less-than-pleasant conversations behind a few doors in the hotel and hear scenes from The Shining. Once you do that, the twins will show up in your dreams to scare you for being such a nosey guest.
You Break The One Rule About Fight Club
The first rule that everyone knows about Fight Club is simple: don’t talk about it. The underworld needs entertainment, so it has a fighting ring for people who want to watch two people (or robots) fight.
Even if you are an outsider on a faraway world, you should know not to break the cardinal rule, even if you are talking to yourself out loud. If you want to break the rules of fight club, you have to do it on purpose.
88 Degrees Bedrock, Freestyle Rapper
You wouldn’t expect to see a ‘famous’ Freestyle Rapper in Honkai: Star Rail. But both people and robots in the Vagrant and miner settlements know about 88 Degrees Bedrock, who is better known as Eunice. Once you find her, it won’t be hard to get her to rap for you.
Don’t think of her as a one-time joke though. That would be underestimating her skills, and people who are part of the secret scene would not like that. You could take it as a joke, but if you let Eunice cook, you’ll find that she has some real Bara about life in the underworld.
Your Inner Voice
As we’ve already talked about, the Trailblazer has a… creative sense of humor, but their inner voice might be the funnier of the two. You might think that the Trailblazer’s Inner Voice and Outer Voice are the same person, but when you look more closely, it seems like they are two different people.
For example, your inner voice might tell you to be quiet or tell you not to do something in a condescending way. If you look at a street lamp too much, your inner voice will get annoyed. Most of the time, it seems to be talking more to you, the player, than to Trailblazer. This is usually to make fun of their (and your) choices in Doodle Baseball.
The Trailblazer And Trash Cans
Last but not least, this game gave us the best meme-starter of all time: the trash cans’ unrequited love. In JRPGs, it is very normal to look in all containers for items. Honkai: Star Rail knows this, so he uses it to roast you for it.
Your Canon party members will try not to judge you too harshly (in front of you), but they will have a hard time hiding their disgust as you eagerly look through trash for anything useful. At some point, you get the attention of the “famous” Garbage King, who calls you out for digging in cans on his land. The two rivals haven’t met yet, but maybe soon there will be a battle in Belobog to see who is the real Garbage King. Just put something over your nose.