Slumber Posted January 10, 2018 Share Posted January 10, 2018 (edited) 1 hour ago, Harvey said: Guess so. But honestly, why bother who localizes it and does it really matter who does it? I don't get why gamers can't be a bit greatful for having a game localized in English. Sure, voice acting is a matter of taste but does it hinder the overall game experience? Because people can flatout localize things wrong. Back in the day, localizers often just rewrote a ton of stuff in games if they didn't know how to translate certain stuff to English properly. You have localizers who translate too literally, which leads to incredibly awkward dialogue, you have localizers who translate too loosely to keep the original meaning in tact, and you have localizers who flatout don't care. Look at the Fates deal. Whole lines of dialogue were rewritten, or in at least one case, removed, purely as to make jokes. It was a bad localization. The people who were fanslating If before it came to the states kept working on it after Fates came out because so many people were unsatisfied with Fates' localization. It's become a classic example of localizers fucking with a game too much. So yes, who localizes a game matters. Fans have a right to complain. People have a right to complain about how DC is handling the Justice League movies. Simply "having the Justice League on the big screen" is not good enough when everyone knows they could be doing so much better. Fire Emblem fans should not be happy if whoever localizes the game doesn't do an adequate job. We live in an age where there's really no excuse for bad localizations anymore, unless the localizers or the publishers are severely under budgeted. This should not be the case for Nintendo. They should have the money to hire whoever. And whoever Nintendo can afford to hire should employ people who know what they're doing. Edited January 10, 2018 by Slumber Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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