27 March 2019 | mdkoesma
Watch at your own risk
The first thing you'd notice in Tribes and Empires is the lavishness of the set and costumes, and effects. Never before I've seen such quality in Chinese TV series.
Cinematography is great. Cast and acting is superb. You will get carried away with their emotions, particularly courage, loyalty, despair and jealousy.
The main storyline is highly engaging because of your emotional investment in the main leads, but the side stories tends to drag on with not so important character/storyline that didn't even make a difference in the end.
What this series suffer the most is the conclusion, of which there is none. It will take you on a gentle, beautiful, heartwrenching ride, and then leave you hanging mercilessly, hoping someday there will be season two.
So, beware, watch at your own risk.
Is it worth the risk? I knew what was ahead and watched anyway. I did not regret it. If you can read Chinese you can read the novel. I prefer to make up season two in my head.