SoftStar

Ah~

Do you know this is my fourth time trying to write this article?

I could never settle on an idea. I went through so many ideas like Sorcerer and the White Snake (which I promised), The Four (again, I promised), an idea of how to spread wǔxiá to the masses…

Now I’ve chosen to focus on gaming!

Yes, Softstar, I love you!!!

I’ve told you about Xian Jiàn and Gǔjiàn Qí Tán (2).

A few days ago Softstar Entertainment released two more games on the i-Tunes store. The descriptions for these games are in English!!!

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 Now, I have no way to copy and paste the title… However, the one with the shorter title has the description;

‘In 1994, Softstar Entertainment INC., released a sequel of Xuān Yuán Jiàn (Xuān Yuán Sword / Sword of Yellow Emperor) in Taiwan (Táiwān), Japan and Korea. The Xuān Yuán Jiàn 2 use Chinese brush painting in the game and it is really significant idea at that time. The story line actually continued the story from Xuān Yuán Jiàn even the main character’s name has been changed. The Xuān Yuán Jiàn series contains rich traditional Chinese culture and some of the item in the game is referred to the historical stories, like “The Classic of Mountain and Seas”.

From Xuān Yuán Jiàn2, the series of Xuān Yuán Jiàn contains Chinese culture and it becomes one of the feature of the game.’

 Isn’t it cute? The person who typed that up was obviously not fluent! I love grammar, but it’s so endearing when someone with another language tries~

Oh, yea… The parts in brackets are parts that I saw fit to add in.

The one with the longer title has the description;

‘After Xuān Yuán Jiàn 2, Soft Star Entertainment INC. released “Maple Leaf Fall” which is contained lots of Chinese historical character , like Mozi (Mò Zi. Fans of Qín Shí Míng Yuè (The Bright Moon of Qín will know that he’s the founder of Mohism / Mòjiā), Guiguzi, Ruban, Bian Que, Sun Bin etc. (I know not of who they are so I’ll make no alterations to how their names are written)

The game’s story line is followed by those significant character and they build a visionary world which is contradiction and confliction. The story time set on B.C. 420, which is called the Warring States Period. In this period of time, the slavery system has been collapsed and the most of the people are willing to have a peaceful life. However, the peaceful life is like an impossible dream…’

 I have to admit that I know very little about Xuān Yuán Jiàn. I have no particular interest in the television series and my previous laptop wouldn’t let me play DOMO… I checked back months later but the images were like those in Chinese Paladin 2. I couldn’t play with them looking like that!

However, there is a FaceBook page. It’s under the title of 軒轅劍. They’re in the midst of releasing new information so there might be a new game coming? I followed a link to a Taiwanese webpage. I can’t find anything for mainland China.

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 I don’t know if I’m being paranoid or not… Links just don’t like me. They never have so I don’t tend to like them either. That’s why you can find them torn apart on anything I’ve done. XD

There’s a really good video there. I recommend watching it very much!

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She came with this description

《軒轅劍外傳-漢之雲》人物介紹

赤衣尊者

年齡:約十七歲上下

身高:163公分

身份:???

約十七歲上下,「銅雀尊者」之副領導人,機靈俏皮,卻又融合高貴氣質於一身。雖年紀輕輕,卻有著令人難以置信之實力。隨身總是抱著一只琵琶,以音律操縱幻術、幻獸來進行各式各樣攻擊。實際上,她與傳聞中之洛水女神,有著密不可分之關連……

I’m really dumb though so don’t expect much from me, okay?

Her age is ‘seventeen up and down’. Her height is 163 centimentres. The bit with the question marks is apparently ‘identity’. I can’t, for the life of me, understand why they would do that! Why would you tell potential players who someone is?

She is apparently connected to a goddess… Her name, I think, is Chì Yī Zūn Zhě. I don’t understand any more than that.

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I’m too much of a hopeless romantic not to include this…

(White Day is more known in Japan and being celebrated in Japan. It’s when women and girls give chocolate to boys or men as a love gift, out of courtesy or because of social obligation. It’s one month after Valentine’s Day

Wonder what happened to him? :O Is she a yandere?)

It says –

今天的溫度…適合依偎~

大家白色情人節快樂喔~

 I don’t know much… The translator says that it means;

Today’s temperature … for snuggling ~

White Day Happy Oh

 For those of you who want to lean Chinese. The first symbol is ‘today’, the second is ‘day’ and the third is the possessive particle. The first symbol of the second line is ‘large’ the third is ‘white’ and the sixth is ‘person’. I know very little.

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 They’re really pretty so I wanted to share them!

《軒轅劍陸》遊戲設定 終極戰場

年假結束 下一次該期待的 是軒轅劍陸 降臨

It means

“Xuanyuanjian land game set the ultimate battlefield

Annual leave next end of the expected Xuanyuanjian land come

The white creature thing came with this message;

【《軒轅劍陸》實景視頻曝光】

千萬不要懷疑~你看到的絕對是遊戲畫面~

劃時代的美景、氣勢萬鈞的配樂,一同搶先來感受最棒的軒轅劍世界!

 Please don’t ask me what that means. Even the translation makes no sense to me…

Now, this woman has gotten a lot of attention. They made her the cover image for the Xian Jiàn game page!!! They got a Xian Jiàn cover image for this page! Oh… It’s either really silly or a really good marketing ploy.

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【軒六第三女主角曝光-蓉霜】

首波視頻隱身在黑暗中的女性角色今天公佈了~

她是古蜀國女性戰甲師-蓉霜

性別:女

年齡:16歲

身高:157公分

角色詩:鑄戰甲兮裹柔荑,懷承旨兮宗師意。履神州兮情猶怯,念功成兮載願歸。

躲過古蜀國滅亡的可怕災禍的她,肩負著事關國家興亡的神祕任務,期待遊戲上市後,一起跟隨著蓉霜的腳步,共同見證戰甲師的使命與榮耀!

另外同時舉辦粉絲團活動~讓大家猜猜蓉霜的絕技名稱是什麼?

我們會選出最有創意、最貼近角色的回答獲獎喔~

She is the 3rd heroine (it says something about a 6th instalment) She is sixteen. Her height is 157 centimetres.

The last two lines, I think, are about a competition. I couldn’t risk not including in case it was about something else.

It all looks very exciting. I just hope that they have a collector’s edition. I love art books! Please have an art book and be available on YesAsia!

I hope that, like the Chinese Paladin games, you can play the game without needing to understand the language.

Now, I’m only on 7 of the 30 Day Challenge and that’s my next update. It’s going to be quite a while so I’m just going to upload this article as-is. I’ll do the French translation once it’s up for the for the sake of keeping this blog going.

Unless, of course, you’re allowed to do more than one part a day. Are you? I was going to it all in one article but I suppose I could split it in two as well… Either way, the next article isn’t coming until the French part is done. That’s how I’m doing this.

As always, there will be pictures in the French part that aren’t in the English part so check back at a later date, okay?

SoftStar

 Je suis désolé. Encore en fois, je vais traduire l’article en temps.

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6 thoughts on “SoftStar

  1. duaimei says:

    Is the game free on itunes? This sounds really interesting!

  2. SoftStar games are very good. They’re probably the most well-known game makers in China.
    Unfortunately, neither of the i-Tunes games are free. They both cost £1.49, though that may depend on which country you’re from.
    However, if you’re interested in the what SoftStar games are like there are people who have uploaded PC game gameplay to YouTube such as pmame32. You may want to have a look at that as it could help you make a decision.

  3. wuxiaedge says:

    I just wanted to say that I LOVE Your articles SO MUCH! and I mean it, I’m enjoying reading every moment of it, sorry I haven’t had that much time to really go through it in detail because things are still so busy here on vacation, I get perhaps only 30% of time I had before, so I usually don’t get a chance to reply but I ABSOLUTELY AM SO HAPPY that you’re continuing writing these AMAZING stuff!!! They are SO SO SO enjoyable to read. Perhaps we can even start a project where we all talk about a similar topic 😀 If you have one in mine, let me know.
    Anyway, LOVE what you are doing, please keep going, it makes me SO HAPPY!!!

    • Oh, thank you so much! I’m so happy that you’re enjoying this. I’m sorry for the late reply. I found this in my inbox just before I had to go to Carnoustie where there was no wi-fi.
      I hope your vacation is going well.
      Wow, that sounds really cool. Unfortunately, I’ve got no ideas what it could be about.

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