Tangren Entertainment continued its most popular franchise with Chinese Paladin 3 仙剑奇侠传3 and even follows it up with Chinese Paladin 5 this year, all of which are based on a role-playing game of the same name.
Chinese Paladin 3, which aired in 2009, is actually a prequel that is set fifty years before the events of the original. It revolves around Jing Tian, a happy-go-lucky nobody whose destiny is forever tied with Tang Xue Jian because of the jade pendants that they both possess and they embark on a journey together along with Xu Chang Qing, Zi Xuan and Long Kui, turning the unlikely set of friends into heroes.
In a way, Chinese Paladin 3 echoes the narrative, format and overall direction of its predecessor though most efforts seem to have gone towards visuals rather than plot development. I remembering skipping parts of the story out of boredom but powering through till the end for very superficial reasons, one that arises from an extremely good-looking ensemble cast starring Hu Ge, Yang Mi, Tiffany Tang Yan, Wallace Huo, Cecilia Liu Shi Shi, Yuan Hong and more.
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