Not as good as the 1983 version, but still a worthy adaptation in its own right. Casting was great. Li Yi Tong did a terrific job as Huang Rong. A few story arcs were abbreviated which took away from the overall epic... to call out a few: time young Guo Jing was in Mongolia, Zhou Botong/Yi Deng/Yinggu backstory, Zhou Botong's visit with Huang Yaoshi and his wife and how Zhou was duped regarding the Yin Manual. Still a highly recommended series, imo. There was less dependence on silly CGI for fight scenes which made those scenes way more fun to watch. I really hope the same director/cast will agree to remake the follow-up Return of the Condor Heroes!