Qin Zhan (Kenny Kwan) and Yu Chen (Sun Xue Ning), who were accidentally transported into the game world of “Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils”, have successfully unified the world and attained absolute power. Just when they start to get bored, they find out that there exist hundreds of other games in parallel dimensions.
The main protagonist is Qin Zhan (Kenny Kwan), an avid player of a popular online game called New Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (it’s both an actual game in China and a well-loved classic wuxia). Qin Zhan time travels into the game that he’s been playing for ten years and gains incredible powers as a result. However, he also becomes the number one enemy of the entire martial arts world and must face the dangers and conspiracies that are thrown in his way.
Lin Luo Jing (Zheng Qiu Hong) accidentally gets drawn into a game world where she is the daughter of the prime minister and meets all kind of beautiful men. The system informs her that she can only return to the real world after she finds her true love. While there seems to be an abundance of good men around Luo Jing, there is one man she can’t stand at all: the prince of the barbarian Yuan Kingdom Zhong Wu Mei (Gong Jun). But out of all men, she ends up in an arranged marriage with Wu Mei. Thus begins their love-hate relationship.
Game designer Zhu Yao (Fu Mei) accidentally gets drawn into a new xianxia VR game that is currently in development. There she becomes the disciple of the most beautiful male immortal Yu Yan (Zhang Bo Han) who had to wait 16 thousand years before finally getting a disciple of his own. Yu Yan carefully teaches Zhu Yao and cherishes her a lot. But when Zhu Yao finally begins to understand some of his teachings, she suddenly dies. Yu Yan then gets a new discipline, the reborn Zhu Yao, and she dies again. He then gets another disciple, and she dies once again…
The Player is made after the online game “Fantasy Westward Journey which is inspired by the classic novel “Journey to the West”. The drama tells the story of a group of online game experts. Because of a bug, they get drawn into the game.