Xin Jianxia Qingyuan (Windows)

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During the late years of Song Dynasty in China (12th century), the ambition of the northern Manchu-like Jin nation to invade the rich empire became too strong. The situation was worsened by the corruption of Chinese minister, such as Qing Gui, who was one of the most prominent politicians who betrayed his country. You play as a young man named Dugu Jian, the best pupil of the school Hengshan. His father was a famous swordsman who was betrayed by his best friend, Zhang Feng and was killed. Dugu Jian begins a quest for personal revenge, which only becomes stronger because of his desire to protect China from the Jin invaders.

Xin Jianxia Qingyuan is a remake of an older Chinese-made role-playing game. This version features isometric pre-rendered backgrounds with small 3D characters, and point-and-click interface with highlighted persons and objects, similar to Baldur's Gate series. The combat is action-based. The player has to click on the enemy to attack physically, or cast spells in real time by pressing one of the previously assigned quick buttons. In standard RPG fashion, the protagonist receives experience points by defeating foes, gaining levels and becoming stronger.


Xin Jianxia Qingyuan Windows Nice view! But we better get prepared for combat...
Xin Jianxia Qingyuan Windows So what if this is an action RPG, we still got pretty girls for ya!
Xin Jianxia Qingyuan Windows Trying to attack something in front of this little house
Xin Jianxia Qingyuan Windows Objects are highlighted, it's easy to pick up things

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Alternate Titles

  • "新剑侠情缘" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Xin Jian Xia Qing Yuan" -- Alternate romanization
  • "The Legend of Swordman" -- English sub-title

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Oleg Roschin (181731) added Xin Jianxia Qingyuan (Windows) on Feb 24, 2006