Finding love in Love O2O's parallel fantasy game world
Love O2O has emerged to be one of our leading hit dramas with a unique romantic story. Its leading characters, two college students played by Yang Yang and Zheng Shuang, first meet each other as role-playing martial arts warriors in a vividly mesmerizing fantasy game. Let's visit their romantic first meeting when top female warrior Reed Wei Wei receives an unexpected proposal.
SPOILER ALERT: Reed Wei Wei and Yi Xiao Nai He's initial encounters occurs in episodes 1 and 2, in case you haven't watched yet.
The story begins with computer science student Bei Wei Wei (Zheng Shuang), a top female gamer known as Reed Wei Wei in the role-playing game (RPG) of A Chinese Ghost Story. Her special weapon is a large blade and she is a fierce warrior who can battle with wits and skills.
In the multiplayer online game, players adopt a fantasy character as their persona and can immerse themselves to live like real people in a parallel world. They accumulate points and rise in rankings when they successfully battle monsters. Many of the fantasy players find it advantageous to form alliances by making friends, joining clans, and even getting married.
Check out the fantastic fight scenes here:
When we first meet Reed Wei Wei, she is coupled with a top fighter named Zhen Shui Wu Xiang. They fight well together, but she is reluctant to meet him in person in the real world. He then asks to dissolve their alliance, or marriage. They actually go through a virtual but formal ceremony to break up their couple status.
Sometime later, she hears that Zheng Shui Wu Xiang is marrying another female fighter. Although Reed Wei Wei is not emotionally attached to the "ex," she accidentally runs across the wedding procession.
To Reed Wei Wei (and Bei Wei Wei herself,) the alliance with Zhen Shui Wu Xiang isn't emotionally meaningful. She has only thought of themselves as a fighting partnership, never a romantic couple. But, it is still awkward that she is seen by onlookers standing on the bridge as if she really cared.
When the crowd eventually disperses, leaving Reed Wei Wei by herself, she hears someone call her.
It turns out that the #1 game player who goes by Yi Xiao Nai He wants to speak with her. He is handsome too!
Guess what he says to Reed Wei Wei upon meeting her?
Reed Wei Wei agrees, and the two will eventually have an elaborate marriage ceremony and a soaring honeymoon flight across the sky.
What Bei Wei Wei doesn't know is that Xiao Nai, the school's top computer science student-entrepreneur and campus hottie, has noticed her from afar in the past. He first saw her at an internet cafe where she was playing the online game, and was fascinated by her skillful ways as an online gamer.
Xiao Nai's game character is Yi Xiao Nai He! (Did I mention he is played by the gorgeous Yang Yang?)
Bei Wei Wei has no idea that she is now married to the campus hottie in the virtual world.
Is he only interested in Reed Wei Wei as a fighting partner? Or, is he hoping to start a romance with Bei Wei Wei. (At this point, are viewers worried that perhaps Xiao Nai is a stalker?)
Let's find out!
Love O2O has the perfect combination of cute romance, attractive leads, college student vibes, fantasy gaming, all wrapped in one enjoyable package. The fantasy world presented in the drama is so complex and vividly lush that many fans have said that's what attract them first to the drama.
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