Or, if like me, you live outside of China, then maybe not.
Oh, I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about. You see all these RPG’s out there that are being made into television shows, yes, Tangren, I’m talking about you. I don’t know much of other production companies; a fact that I am ashamed of. However, that is not a point of discussion.
As you all know, I love languages and I’m a writer. In fact, my writing and my manuscripts are my life. This is makes the fact that almost all of my work has been influenced by two franchises extra special. This article is a celebration of these two things. From the above you can probably tell that it’s game related. That narrows the field almost exclusively to a very select few.
I’m going to be surprisingly ‘mainstream’ and ‘ordinary’ with these. Yes, it’s Chinese Paladin. I adore the entire series except for the drama of Chinese Paladin 3… Oh, I know, I know. That drama was produced better than the first one. They had a better understanding of CG and all that. However, if you dare say on my blog that it had a better cast I will trap you and pin you down as to why because I honestly have no idea. I don’t like when people say that. So, yes, Táng Yān is gifted, so is Liú Yì Fēi. It’s one that one’s subtle and the other isn’t. It’s called an acting style people! Respect that, please.
I dislike them all so much… I speak solely for the drama though. I haven’t watched enough gameplay to decide on the game, but I have GREAT news!
On my i-Pod I found an app last year. It was the Chinese Paladin 5 game!!! Oh, I haven’t even started it. It asks you a question right at the start and I have no idea what it says. However, this year, I found another new app. It’s the original Chinese Paladin! Ah~ It doesn’t start with a question either you just select the top button and you’re right in there!
Yes! Yes! Yes!
They are in Chinese but the fact that they’re on sale on the United Kingdom i-Tunes store excites me! Is this the beginning of international availability? The United Kingdom is such a small place in comparison with America and Australia. Are the games available for download there too? Are we going to finally get international with wǔxiá games?
I really, really hope so.
It isn’t impossible to get the game, I know. You can play the game without prior knowledge of the language, yes… However, you need a language pack to do so. Now, that’s a hassle for me. I’m too paranoid about someone stealing the manuscripts off of my laptop. Besides, I’m not sure if it’s the language barrier but a big red notice keeps cropping up when I try to install my Chinese Paladin 5+ game. Either way, if you see the same thing, you’re probably going to be stuck since it won’t copy and paste.
That’s just one big hassle. I have no problem going through those bothers since I just adore the franchise. My love for Chinese Paladin is the smothering, fussing type. I will eventually be the biggest nerd in its fandom, I’m sure. Besides, even if it was a hassle for me I still have my clock, art book, and collectibles to drool and swoon over.
Now, my camera isn’t good and my hands shake so I can’t take any pictures to share with you. Besides, I’m still scared that I’ll be sued for including pictures. It’s irrational, probably, but that’s just me – insanity boxed in a person. I do have something to share with you though. I hope this comes out well. Here goes;
Try to sue me for that.
I’m showing you this because I once heard someone complain about the series. They said that 1, 2, 3 and 3+ were all good, but once the games stopped being connected they became bad… I see a line between Hán Líng Shā and Jǐng Tiān! Well, technically it’s someone connected to Jǐng Tiān… It’s still a connection and you have my have me head if it’s not!!!
Well, no. I quite like my head actually. I’d like to keep it, if you please.
For such a supposedly new game this online thing is, they’ve left out 5 and 5+. There is most definitely a blood connection there. I know that for a fact! Hmm, suddenly this doesn’t seem as much of a celebration as it is a rant.
Okay, let’s celebrate!
I found these amidst many other things after accidentally downloading something from the Chinese Paladin 5 website…
How do you not notice that you’re downloading something?
I know I’ll be verbally beaten up for this, but… Oh, my one true pairing – from all the worlds over.
I’m not so mean that I’d skip them out though.
Isn’t this so pretty? I want that scarf thing.
Looks like someone was practising their tie-dye…
I was always disappointed with the simplicity of the swords…
They make such a good combat team, don’t they?
Yea… I’m sorry Drunken Sword Immortal, but I don’t like alcohol so you’ll have to take a back seat.
OH MY GOSH!!!
People, I just found the control pad on the original Chinese Paladin game app to be in English! Yea, it’s Menu, Cancel, something that’s the opposite of cancel but isn’t select and I think the fourth is R. What the-? Why R? Do you know how unfair this is to the rest of the alphabet? Hmm?
Tut, tut, tut.
I mean, it’s had a Japanese release so why not English? Why not French? Why not Spanish? Half the world speaks Spanish, right? Right? Oh, and then maybe Hungarian, Russian and Estonian! Then maybe, oh, I don’t know! Anything can happen!
Okay! My next greatest inspiration is going to be super predictable!
Oh, yes, Legend of the Ancient Sword, how I love you. Let’s face it though, even if I wasn’t as in love with it as much as I am it’d still be here. I’m just that predictable.
Unfortunately, there’s no app that I know of for this one. There aren’t many sources for it either that I know of. However, their new game Legend of the Ancient Sword 2 is coming out soon. The site is full of pretty pictures of powerful weapons and interesting people. (Yea, even that smarmy looking guy…)
Now, this guy is the most recently released person (At this time, it takes me day to write even the English part up). The fact that they haven’t replaced Ā Ruǎn’s (or, A Nguyen, as the translator insists, even though it’s a Vietnamese name? Am I missing something here? Is it Cantonese too?) image for his makes me kind of happy. I mean, I’m sure he’s not smarmy, but he just has that ‘yea, you’re looking at me. I know you’re looking at me. Go on, why don’t you take a picture? You can have me forever then’ kind of look in his image. Not to help matters much is that he’s posing with a sword as if trying too hard to impress someone. His hair is even billowing! If this was an anime there would be a sparkly background, I’m sure of it! Gosh… Too much Hetalia…
Gosh, I love that. Like I said, I don’t want this to be negative. I’m including that because it’s funny. It is to me, anyway. I am perfectly willing to concede that his sword is super cool though.
That is the face of person who is very confident.
However, a new silhouette was also with him!
That looks like a lady to me.
There’s also this newly appeared person! (22.03.13)
Now, what to kick butt with?
So many choices… So little time…
(I apologise for my use of ellipses. I was watching a funny commentary on Master of the Universe /before I knew what it was/ and this is the curse that has befallen me)
I love it when they bring out a new game. I get to stalk the website for all the pretty pictures! Wow, what a girly thing to say. *cringe*
However, you do get a lot of good things from pictures. You get to see houses, clothing, weapons and all sorts of crazy, wacky, amazing things. You even see things that you didn’t know were possible for wǔxiá. Oh, yes, I’m talking about the antagonists!
Now, let’s admit that the enemies can be pretty cool in the likes of Chinese Paladin and Legend of the Ancient Sword. They might not be the final ‘big boss’, but they’ve got their own spunk. Especially in the last Chinese Paladin! I mean, am I only one shocked by what’s been included in those fan-made MV’s? (Don’t expect me to make videos, I have no idea how to work that stuff) That is just crazy~
Oh, but I can’t tell you! That would be spoilers and I can’t do that. All I can say is if you look into it you’ll find some crazy things about some crazy people!
Anyway, you’ll probably be glad to hear that I’m planning a Cosplay post! It might take little while and I apologise to all the gentlemen here as I’m not into Cross-Play Cosplay (All right, be reasonable, one of you tell me how I’m meant to put that into French). However, Comic Con’s coming to Glasgow this summer and because of that I’m working on an upcoming article called ‘How To – Ā Ruǎn’. Of course, I’ll need to finish the Cosplay first…
Right now I’m making leaves! 😀
It’s not as crazy as it sounds, I promise. I don’t need that white jacket just yet.
Oh… Darn, I’ve gone off track again! I was talking about the villains and now look where I’m at! Making leaves, I mean, that’s… Urgh. Just look at the pretty picture…
That is cool.
It reminds me of the earth-shattering Pokémon Groudon!
Ah, what a long article! I’m gonna have a hard time with this one!
Hey, guys, I just want to say again that if there’s anything you’re interested in then just tell me. I’ll look it up if you want. My next articles should focus on Sorcerer and the White Snake, the 30 Day Wǔxiá challenge thing, the ‘er’ suffix that confuses so many people and a few secrets!
The pictures are different in the French section so scroll down if you want.
Thank you for reading! Thank you!
(P.S. There’s still a Legend of the Ancient Sword movie, book trilogy (parts two and three are yet to come) and a rumoured show for those who lack knowledge of the Chinese language! Or alfredlostlol uploaded the gameplay. You could always watch that)
(EDIT) I’m afraid my exams are coming up. I haven’t been at school full time in three years so, yea, it’s a big deal. I’ll do the French translation after uploading this. You can check back for the pretty pictures in the French section in a month or two. It should be done by then! I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
Let’s Play! / Nous Allons Jouer!
Ou non. Si vous habitez à l’extérieur de la Chine, vous comprendrez. Les jeux sont seulement enchinois…
Il y a beaucoup télévision adaptations des RPGs. Oui, Tangren, je vous écris vous concernant.
Je suis desolé! Je vais compléter ce blog quand mes examens de fin!
Je suis desolé!