New blog post double attack special! Gu Jian Qi Tan 2!

This little linking post is really nothing more than a thinly-veiled excuse to ram more screenshots from the beautiful-but-bloated Chinese RPG Gu Jian Qi Tan 2 down everyone’s throats, but in the interest of some vague sense of integrity I’ll try to write a bit more than this rambling opening sentence about the game.

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You might remember my old review-ish-thing I wrote about the game a while back, and reading through it again I’m happy to say that I still agree with everything I wrote there – the game is a great RPG and it was worth waiting for, but at the same time it could have really done with an editor slicing through the Xenosaga-length cutscene dialogue and they really should have spent less time worrying about sunlight breaking out from behind towering ancient monuments and more about whether anyone not from the future would be able to run the game well. You can make a legitimate argument either way in favour of Gu Jian Qi Tan 2 vs. Xian Jian Qi Xian Zhuan 5 (and its prequel, Xian Jian Qi Xia Zhuan 5 Qian Zhuan – which I still need to write about), but if there’s one area where Xian Jian 5 definitely beats Gu Jian 2 it’s in its ability to balance creative splendour with across-the-board technical performance.

But that’s enough from me for now; enjoy the screenshots below, follow this link for photos and information on the fabulous deluxe edition of the game – click! …and jab this one for photos of the special Gu Jian 2 controller – click!

Oh, and expect a quick post about the Gu Jian 2 soundtrack in the near future too (promise!)!

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