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« on: May 31, 2008, 10:25:14 PM »

Link here.

It's an interesting read.
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2008, 11:18:21 PM »

I've always been aware that Japanese takes up less space than English...
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008, 12:15:38 AM »

REALLY. Did you have anything else horribly obvious to add? :P

As to the article: That's pretty neat. I'm glad to see a translator actually digging for references. At the very least, it's nice that the days of FFTactics are behind us. ¬.¬
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008, 02:39:01 AM »

yeah i really enjoyed this. i especially like that they use "aspis" for "shield." but i'm a classics nerd...
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008, 08:51:39 PM »

Back when I was young and first getting into RPGs, I didn't really understand that most of the names were actually abbreviations. A great example: I thought that GrWolf in FF1 (probably supposed to be Gray Wolf or Greater Wolf) was pronounced Grrr-Wolf, because that's the sound a wolf makes when it growls. True story.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008, 11:03:45 PM »

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REALLY. Did you have anything else horribly obvious to add? :P

As to the article: That's pretty neat. I'm glad to see a translator actually digging for references. At the very least, it's nice that the days of FFTactics are behind us. ¬.¬


I think we knew the "days of FF Tactics" were behind us when they remade FF Tactics for PSP and the translation was like, 6000 times better. :P
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2008, 11:01:05 PM »

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...the translation was like, 6000 times better. :P


Amen to that, brother.  I was serious in my review - the level of "awful" in the translation the first time around singlehandedly stopped me not only from enjoying the game, but from even playing it.  The PSP version rolled around, and it was Awesome City.
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