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Do you prefer your Japanese Video Games to be subtitled or dubbed in English?

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2 years ago#1
Do you prefer your Japanese Video Games to be subtitled or dubbed in English? - Results (105 votes)
Subtitled, but in Japanese.
25.71% (27 votes)
27
Dubbed in English.
40.95% (43 votes)
43
Both.
33.33% (35 votes)
35
This poll is now closed.
Even if the English VA is incredibly bad (ex. older DW titles) I still like to listen to it in English (and with subtitles).

You guys?
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2 years ago#2
Japanese with English subs.

I prefer the melodramatic way the japanese deliver their voice overs compared to others. I won't complain if its only english tho.
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2 years ago#3
In any case I like to listen to whatever the original language is.


I've heard some great dubs though.
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2 years ago#4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFA08BJUtPo
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2 years ago#5
Dynasty Warriors is one of my favorite franchises... if its english VO only I have to mute it.
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2 years ago#6
Subtitled.

Good dubs are few and far between. They often come across as exaggerated, bordering on caricature, without a speck of subtlety or evoking an appropriate emotion.

That said - Anime dubs are FAR worse than video game dubs.
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2 years ago#7
If the dub is good (which is unfortunately pretty rare) then dubbing is my preference. But given the history of most English dubs, subtitles are better.
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2 years ago#8
Bad dubbing is part of the genre to me.
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2 years ago#9
the engrish dub is hilarious, but i also like 'em to be in japanese with english subtitles. i voted both.
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2 years ago#10
Has anyone ever played Metal Gear Solid in Japanese?

Ugh.
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