would be better without the honorifics, it's a "localization" act like it all and all, the effect it takes away from the game is fairly small, but still annoying
#12SevynePosted 1/26/2013 6:30:34 PM
I like the honorifics. Sure it's a localization, but it's still taking place in Japan and I think it adds a nice little touch to the game. No hate for those who do not prefer it though. It's not to everyone's taste.
#13SicianPosted 1/26/2013 7:45:51 PM
Well... since it's in Japan, it just would sound weird if it suddenly disappeared. Blah blah... localization and a few of the honorifics are questionable. If you want to get rid of everything like honorifics, we might as well change Chie to Carley and make her black. --- Canon is only meant for blowing stuff up.
Watch the anime. For some reason in the dub this time, they took out honorifics. It's reaaaaaally jarring, for me at least. --- Currently wasting my life on Persona 4 Golden and Persona 4 Arena. <3
#16Jsn02682Posted 1/26/2013 7:51:20 PM
change Chie to Carley and make her black.
You could do that and no one would suspect she wasn't designed to be black. --- PSN - SeraphicRadiance
#17SicianPosted 1/26/2013 8:02:22 PM
Oh... but she would be Chie and white in the Japanese version. --- Canon is only meant for blowing stuff up.
#18mistermikeymikePosted 1/26/2013 8:12:29 PM
honestly they should. it would appeal a lot more to western audiences like final fantasy. persona 4 kinda has this anime virgin feel to it that probably drives away a lot of players. --- So Damn Foxy.
#19SkybladeNoxPosted 1/26/2013 8:16:41 PM
Personally I'd rather have either the full Japanese audio track, or the English track without the honorifics. This sort of half-assed amalgamation is one of my only issues with the game.
#20SolKarellenPosted 1/26/2013 8:27:37 PM
The issue is that they're difficult to translate, and without them, you lose some meaning towards relationships present in the Japanese version.
Sometimes you can throw in equivalents, like changing a -kun prefix into referring to the character with a cutesy nickname. Doesn't always work, though, so I understand the translator's dilemma. --- "There'd come a time when life'd pull us apart. S'not a reason to avoid people."