How many of you are fluent in Japanese? How many of you know enough to play imported games?
Definitely not fluent. Enough to play imported games? Sure, I've done it. I wouldn't want to do it all the time, though. I always play with a kanji dictionary in my lap and if you spend too much time looking up stuff, well the game isn't fun anymore.
I used to be as good as a elementary school Japanese kid...
I haven't (self) practiced in so long I remember next to nothing.
I wouldn't ever play an important game for the same reason. I have a couple of dictionaries and if I have to use them every single line of dialogue, it would just make the game un-fun. Which would be horrible since the games I'd want to import are games I know I would really love.