You know with the vita software that was only released in japan and for my...

#11TerotrousPosted 5/3/2013 11:24:07 AM
You might be looking for this post, where I discussed it a bit:


http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/687871-tales-of-hearts-r/65853097


In general, if your goal is to play games, Katakana is what you want to learn first. You can probably play about 75-80% of all Japanese games with no real issues if you can read Katakana.


The best way to learn is probably to start with some game that has Kata but isn't an RPG. For example, on Vita you could try Hatsune Miku. Since the gameplay revolves around the generally universal concept of rhythm and timing you shouldn't get too overwhelmed. Just try to get used to reading the menus rather than guessing what the options do and then eventually you can apply that knowledge to other games.
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#12ejay8320Posted 5/3/2013 11:56:47 AM
DruidMettool posted...
I'm sorry, but learning Japanese just to watch anime and play games is probably the worst reason to learn the language.


At least he's going to try and learn the language... My god how do people like you live being negative like this is beyond me.
#13TerotrousPosted 5/3/2013 12:04:51 PM
DruidMettool posted...
I'm sorry, but learning Japanese just to watch anime and play games is probably the worst reason to learn the language.

That's clearly the BEST reason to learn the language. Japanese is a super useful language to know because Japan puts out all sorts of cool media that doesn't get translated anywhere else.
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#14JongJungBuPosted 5/3/2013 12:38:41 PM
ejay8320 posted...
DruidMettool posted...
I'm sorry, but learning Japanese just to watch anime and play games is probably the worst reason to learn the language.


At least he's going to try and learn the language... My god how do people like you live being negative like this is beyond me.


Yep. Oh, you want to do something that improves yourself. Let me find a reason for you not to expand your mind, because your reason to do so isn't good enough for me. You must stay at my level unless you become someone important.

Ok, off my soapbox. :)

I recommend visiting jrpgclub.com. I found it recently and it has like-minded individuals intent on self-study of the language. Not necessarily to just play games, but for many with the ultimate goal to do so OR because they want to play them as a complement to their learning tools. If anything, you'll find lots of info in the forums already posted. From what I have read, a lot of the people there own Vitas and PS3's and play and import Japanese games--with that being their 2nd language not first.
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