This is 100% Chinese style RPG, not some Japanese manga art style replica. The new Legend of Sword and Fairy 5: the Prequel (5th installment is another released game, which is generally negatively reviewed as a major let down of the franchise. Maybe that's why they made this prequel), is to be out on 15 Jan, thus, this coming Tuesday!
Gameplay is rather traditional turn-based RPG, but this game will guide you into an adventure of gorgeous fantasy world. As I know, disc version will not require online activation.
Spec requirement is so moderate. I am sure most of your machines can handle this decently:
OS: MS Windows XP to 7 (8 support unknown)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.3GHz or above
RAM: 2G (I believe this is a 32bit program)
GPU: Nvidia GT440 (512mb) or above
Resolution Max: 1920X1080
Unfortunately, none from this outstanding franchise is exported to non-Chinese world so far. I believe that more western publishers should be urged to localize great works such as this one.