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Xuan-Yuan Sword: The Gate of Firmament Review

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Episode 113: Fine China

Reviewed and edited by Seraph/Sam

Today we look at 軒轅劍外傳穹之扉. Otherwise known as Xuan-Yuan Sword: The Gate of Firmament, a Chinese RPG released on Steam. Not only does this game mark 25 years of the series, it’s also the very first game released with an English translation. But is it enjoyable? Find out in today’s review!

My PC specs

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50GHz Quad-Core
RAM: 24GB DDR3
HDD: 4.5TB
GPU: GeForce GTX980ti

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—MUSIC USED—

Introduction Music:
New Journey (Instrumental) (From Xuan-Yuan Sword: The Gate of Firmament)

The Good Music:
Descendants of Xuanyuan (From the Sound Collection of Xuan-Yuan Sword EX The Gate of Firmament)

The Bad Music:
Sewer Surfin’ (TMNT: Turtles in Time OST)

The Opinion and Annotations Music:
Drummer’s Game 1 by August Wilhelmsson, provided courtesy of Epidemic Sound.

—TOOLS USED—

-Recording tools/software
FRAPS

-Audio recording tools/software
Audacity with my SL300 Editors Keys Studio Series Microphone

-Editing tools/software
Sony Vegas Pro 13
Audacity

Xuan-Yuan Sword: The Gate of Firmament Review

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I'm a Chinese who is very familiar with Xuan-Yuan Sword series. I'd like to say the battle of The Gate of Firmament is terrible. DOMO want to create a new battle model because the old model was used for over ten years and got more suit for 2D game rather than 3D. I hope they can make a another new battle which has more fun to play.
    If you do not know Chinese culture very much, it may a little hard to understand the story completely. Music is a unique signature of this game, they use unique Chinese instruments to play this music, so I hope you guys enjoy this music

  2. Thank you for the video! The narration, editing, and research are on point, and I found your perspective on my favorite video game series interesting.

  3. Random Question: since it's dealing with some history of China, is there anything mentioned about Lu Bu or anyone else? XD

    (lol nope I bet…)

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