AAA Chinese PC RPG Gujian 3 announces English language version

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Last year Gujian 3 also known as Sword Of Legends 3 was released on Steam and WeGame but only had Chinese language support. Over the summer this year the developer/publisher Wang Yuan Shengteng announced that the multi language support (English and Japanese) would be coming to the game the same time as their new content. The language support only goes as far as translating text though the voice acting is still Chinese only. I find it weird that Gujian 3 is getting an English translation before Faith Of Danschant. Gujian 3 must have used a simpler Chinese dialect since even Chinese players were having some trouble with the dialect in Faith Of Danschant.

On Steam the minimum requirements for the game is a GTX 750 ti, Core i5 4950 and 8GB Ram. Recommended specs are a GTX 1060 6GB, Core i7 6700 and 16GB RAM. The game only cost $30 too since the Chinese equivalent of $30 USD is the standard price for AAA games there.

They released a trailer recently to celebrate their anniversary, multi language support and new content. According to the video the release date for all this is the 15th of November.

Here is an older trailer

Here is some more in depth gameplay footage for those that want to check the game out.

PC has been a role these past couple of weeks, Disco Elysium is a great new CRPG, Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC and Death Stranding also coming to PC. I remember a certain cow saying this game wouldn't get English language support because Western PC gamers are bigots.

(still screw the Chinese government though)

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#2  Edited By DaVillain-  Online
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The visuals are really nice. Whenever Steam Winter sales starts, I'll be sure to get it.

Edit: I don't like getting into Politics so whatever happens in China stays in China.

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@NoodleFighter: I really don’t understand why so many hate the Chinese government. But the Chinese people love them.

I’ve worked with local and central governments in China, I found them to be very reasonable and logical people.

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@kadin_kai: we just love freedom and stuff. Heard some famous dude got banned from china for liking pro hong kong tweet.

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@sakaixx: I was held in Switzerland for 5 hours along with several Chinese looking people, including a partner from the Magic Circle firms.

They thought my UK passport was fake I was eventually allowed in because I was speaking at a conference and the organiser came to help.

The first time I went to Iran (tried), I was refused entry despite I was given a visa.

Besides, doesn’t the US ban many people from entry? Have we forgotten the Muslim ban? I think statistically the US bans more people from entry than any other country.

I think China like any other nation has the right to allow or disallow anyone they choose.

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@kadin_kai: Human rights.

Orange man may have banned Muslims from entering the country on a flim but they havent started harvesting organs from them yet.

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This looks like YS, especially the boss battles. Which i'm totally down with.

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Certainly looks quite nice and interesting. I’m not into PC gaming though but if this ever makes its way to consoles then I wouldn’t mind checking it out.

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@howmakewood: It has never happened anywhere else but China I presume?

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@uninspiredcup said:

This looks like YS, especially the boss battles. Which i'm totally down with.

Wouldn't be surprising if Ys was a direct inspiration for the game. The developers other game Faith Of Danschant's gameplay is compared to the earlier Final Fantasy games. A lot of Chinese developers in general seem to take inspiration from Japanese games. On a side note I own Ys Origin but only played it for about an hour since at the time I was on vacation and wanted a game that was easy to run on my old laptop when I wasn't doing anything. The later game looks a lot more fun than I was lead to believe. I gotta make time to play it seriously somewhere down the road.

@davillain- said:

The visuals are really nice. Whenever Steam Winter sales starts, I'll be sure to get it.

Edit: I don't like getting into Politics so whatever happens in China stays in China.

okay please don't lock my thread

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@NoodleFighter: I'm going to pretend I didn't hear that.

Anyways, always a great time to be a PC gamer :)

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Sorry, Chinese games don't count.

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@kadin_kai: In China, people have been brainwashed and conditioned by their state media and education system since childhood to love the CCP and never question them. They don't have a free media, free Internet, or autonomous education system, but it's all under the CCP's control. So the CCP can never be held accountable for whatever it does in China. That's how totalitarianism works. Just imagine if America was a country where the entire media, Internet and education system were controlled by the "Orange Man" and the GOP, and everyone was brainwashed to love them and never question them. That's how China is with "Winnie the Pooh" and the CCP.

On topic: Game looks pretty good. Looks like Chinese games are improving. While Chinese games are unlikely to go global any time soon, due to politics and all, China has a large enough market to support its own games. They don't really need international audiences to be successful. Korean games in particular have made tons of money from China, e.g. PUBG, CrossFire, Dungeon Fighter Online, etc. China's biggest asset is its huge market, which publishers across the world want to tap. It won't be long before other Western and Japanese devs start pulling a Blizzard and prioritize China over other markets, like Korean devs have already done.

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#14  Edited By NoodleFighter
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@Jag85: If you look at Gujian 2 which came out in 2013 you'll see that it looks like a very low budget 2004 game. Gujian 3 even has some noticeable improvements over Faith Of Danschant. Gujian 3 is one of the first few non online AAA games to come out of China and one of the first to be using UE4. The developers did state that they plan on pushing graphics and technology forward with their games so who knows maybe during next gen their games will be going toe to toe with Western AAA games especially if they continue to keep PC as their main platform. Nvidia has been working closely with some Chinese devs to the point they have some graphics cards promotions bundled with their games and their games using RTX features.

This is what Gujian 2 looked like. Definitely a step up.

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Technically there are already many Chinese games that went global but they're all pretty much small indies but I don't think Chinese indie devs like their own government that much since after all their government keeps infringing on their ability to make money. The game freeze last year caused many Chinese devs to flee to Steam so they could release their games. So acts like that could very likely push more Chinese devs to explore different markets and demographics to distribute their games. Tencent and Netease are already looking into global markets and have games in development for them already. Tencent has Synced: Off-Planet and Netease has Nostos along with a studio they just opened up in Canada not to mention their partnership with Bungie. But those are the types of games you wouldn't know are Chinese just by looking at them.

Korean developers also seem to be branching off in making other games that aren't MMOs or online only or at the very least B2P. For example the developers of ArcheAge are already looking for people with experience in with UE4 and developing action titles because they two new action RPGs planned for PC and consoles with one being an MMO and the other supposedly singleplayer. Shift Up which made up of former Blade & Soul devs next game isn't a mobile game but a singleplayer action game for both PC and consoles named Project Eve. Then there a few Korean indie games I stumbled upon. The smaller Asian countries also appear to be having a growing indie and premium game scene going on.

I sure hope game publishers don't go the way of Hollywood and massively pander to the Chinese government. While Blizzard did censor Blitzchung that was censorship directed at a person. Ubisoft on the other hand tried to put the Chinese censorships of Rainbow Six Siege into all versions of the game their "Asian expansion" was really expanding into China. Not even Chinese gamers like the censorship that goes on in their games which is what attracted many of them to Steam because it gave them access to games no way in hell would their government allow unless it got censored to the point it was a completely different game such as GTA V. Many Chinese gamers are worried about Steam China being a direct result of them being cut off from the international version that gives them access to all games. Many don't seem to happy about game developers partnering with companies such as Netease to officially get their games released in China because they may get locked out of buying/playing the Steam international just like when some games go WeGame exclusive they block access to it on Steam from China.

I do have worry that games that get massive backlash from Chinese gamers end up getting taken down with no return in sight (Devotion). Heck the publisher of Devotion got their license to sell in China taken away because of that controversy.

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@NoodleFighter: Xseed has a sale on now with a bunch of Nihon Falcom titles over at GOG. Even without the discount these games are generally really low in price for the quality and quantity imo.

https://www.gog.com/promo/20191107_xseed_sale

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#16  Edited By NoodleFighter
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@uninspiredcup: Thanks but I think I'll just try to finish Ys Origin first before I go out buying the entire series. I do have Xanadu Next on my wishlist, have you played that one?

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@NoodleFighter said:

@uninspiredcup: Thanks but I think I'll just try to finish Ys Origin first before I go out buying the entire series. I do have Xanadu Next on my wishlist, have you played that one?

Yes, that's not quite the same, though still an action RPG.

Oath and Origin are the best.

Origin, much like Resident Evil, has different characters with different abilities upon completion. It's an innovation to the series they pretty much gave up on after that game to focus on Adol.

The plotline (which doesn't really need followed) makes more sense if you've played YS 1/II, which again play differently.

Generally YS is quite experimental with gameplay from title to title, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst, but pretty much every game barring III (the original) are solid.