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10591  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Has anyone heard from Victor Ireland lately? on: July 05, 2006, 08:16:37 PM
See, there's a difference between adapting a game to a different language, and what they typically did. If it was between those two, I'd stick with the literal, despite leaning more towards altering the dialogue. Preferably, I'd rather it stay in the center; taking liberties where necessary to retain the same intent in both languages (and cultures, if necessary), but not transforming characters into what they're not, and inserting ill fitting jokes where they don't belong.

Naturally, I can't comment on any translations compared to their original scripts, but I think games like DDS and SMT:N did a great job with having a flavorful script while not going over the top, and sticking well to their settings, and what I played of Vagrant Story again shortly ago has more standout dialogue than a lot of RPGs.

Really though, someone who works in translating/localizing, or at least is fluent in both english and japanese can comment better.

Edit: Oh, and mucking around with game balance is just fucking stupid unless 1. You know what you're doing, and/or 2. make it an additional difficulty, or at least give some way to access the original. WD never did either, and if anything screwed over the easier settings with limits on how far you can go and whatnot.
10592  The Rest / General Discussions / Game Journal #2 on the new(ish) boards on: July 05, 2006, 07:03:12 PM
For some god damn reason, I decided to put in Vagrant Story and restart it, despite other, newer games sitting around. I dunno how far i'll get, but hopefully I've learned enough over the years to do better at this than when I originally played.
10593  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Verifying Chrono Brake trademark in Japan on: July 05, 2006, 03:50:05 PM
Well, Chrono's also only had 2 releases, one at the end of the last two generations. If they kept it to that level of frequency, I really don't see it being 'beat to death' to become an issue in a reasonable amount of time, and even then technological evolutions would likely help too. A bigger problem I'd see is if the setting were to get beat to death; most RPGs manage to tie up everything, and I'm not sure they could pull off what happened with Chrono Cross in another Chrono game. Then again, there are giant spaces of time that can be used for a game, and it's not like we really got to see what the time period of 1999 was like.
10594  The Rest / General Discussions / LocoRoco to include Racist Elements? on: July 05, 2006, 02:42:57 PM
Here come more racist allegations against Sony.

I have to admit, Sony seems to be blundering a lot with making ads as of late, what with the shitty American PSP ads, the Savior one in Italy, some that came under fire in the UK, and now this. But this last one just seems to be pulling straws.

Also, I find this and it's followup amusing given the topic.
10595  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Verifying Chrono Brake trademark in Japan on: July 05, 2006, 01:41:00 AM
For whatever it's worth, I think only a small part of the CT team worked on CC.

Radien makes a good point, and I guess that'll stop us from seeing a new one anytime soon short of tri-Ace and GameArts completely severing ties to SE, or at least tri-Ace.
10596  The Rest / General Discussions / North Korea tests long range missle, five short range. on: July 04, 2006, 07:53:37 PM
CNN news story.
10597  The Rest / General Discussions / LocoRoco to include Racist Elements? on: July 03, 2006, 03:19:33 PM
I dunno. Minor changes wouldn't bug me; they could easily turn the lips black too and have remain essentially the same. But there's things they think is fine that isn't over here, and there's similar here that isn't fine over there. As long as they don't do some stupid change (what happened with Oilman in Megaman: Powered Up is fine), then I don't mind.

Also, this blog post by Jeremy Parish makes for an interesting read on the subject.
10598  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Suikoden V on: July 03, 2006, 01:59:06 PM
Yeah, that thread's probably the biggest we've had for a long time devoted to a single RPG, and it's got the most views - you should find all you need there for player concensus.

Personally, I think it's worth getting - I just don't think it's better than SuikII, and that the game itself, outside of the story/characters and to a lesser degree music, is fairly bland.
10599  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 3 Unveiled on: July 03, 2006, 11:32:05 AM
Quote from: "CarpeNoctumXIII"
Wait, are you sure he was the one that did the artwork for P2?


That looks like Kaneko to me, but then again, you said in-game, and I never played it.

Yeah, there's kinda a reason for the specification. Plus you could click over to the screenshots. :P
10600  Media / The Soundroom / RockMan X Music? on: July 03, 2006, 03:06:28 AM
It might be more fitting in the Helper Monkey, but I suppose this could evolve into a MM(X) music discussion. Anyways, here. You picked a shitty time to ask though, seems they'll be closed for essentially the whole month.
10601  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Diddy Kong Racing. on: July 02, 2006, 08:36:20 PM
Diddy Kong Racing's an awesome RPG. Deep and complex battle system that manages to avoid being overwhelming, and an engaging story. Staring monkies and elephants. Winning combination right there folks.

(White Mage makes no sense. Why the hell edit a topic to fit in the forum it was just moved from? AFTER people responded? :P)
10602  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / WoW - 1.12 Coming Soon on: July 02, 2006, 08:05:33 PM
Quote from: "White_Mage"
What is this game about?

How can you be on the internet without having heard of WoW?

(Yes, I know the fella's banned. But holy crap. :P)
10603  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Do You Like This Pic I Made? on: July 02, 2006, 08:00:30 PM
This needs to be put into a museum.
10604  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Gasp! An anime-styled RPG for Xbox 360... in August!!?!? on: July 02, 2006, 07:51:36 AM
There may be a chance though if FFXIII isn't out by the time those games are out, which I think is highly probable. DQ is a definite threat though, but it's probably going to be more of a side game than anything else, so it may be safe if released a fair bit of time afterwards.
10605  Media / The Soundroom / YouTube is the greatest website in the history of the world. on: July 02, 2006, 04:01:50 AM
Quote from: "The Darkrider"
...Oh wait, did I say Casio?  That's not quite right.  I mean


And at a live concert, to boot.

What a fucking asshole. I think he only brought that many because of all the other instruments, not enough CASIO to balance it out with just one.

Edit: Finally watched it fully, I only looked previously to see how many of the things there were. Only /3/ of those damn things were used, what the hell was the point in having all of them? I guess some are useful for other songs or something... Which is kinda sad.

And is it me, or did only 5 people clap? :P
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