Localizations that take up one year to do just that.

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User Info: Chenmaster2

Chenmaster2
4 years ago#1
What's your opinion on it?
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User Info: IHeartMetroid

IHeartMetroid
4 years ago#2
Sometimes it can't be helped. RPGs can have scripts that rival the longest works of Victor Hugo; Trails in the Sky 2 is over three million characters, for instance.

User Info: kdiz4321

kdiz4321
4 years ago#3
When a lot of RPGs have been done in 6 months, it just shows that the company didn't even think about localization until after it was out in Japan. Which mostly means that they had so little faith in their product that they had to see Japanese sales before they would start, and that's kind of sad.
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User Info: IHeartMetroid

IHeartMetroid
4 years ago#4
"When a lot of RPGs have been done in 6 months, it just shows that the company didn't even think about localization until after it was out in Japan. "


I don't agree with this. Again, some RPGs (like Etrian Oddysey) are text-light, so they take less time to localize. Some RPGs, like Trails, are massively text heavy, so they take far longer.

User Info: Mega_Rat

Mega_Rat
4 years ago#5
I heard a group of chineseguys translated Final Fantasy Type Zero in 3 months. =/
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4 years ago#6
Mega_Rat posted...
I heard a group of chineseguys translated Final Fantasy Type Zero in 3 months. =/


They did.
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User Info: yankee6903

yankee6903
4 years ago#7
malfion posted...
Mega_Rat posted...
I heard a group of chineseguys translated Final Fantasy Type Zero in 3 months. =/


They did.


Then they cancelled it
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User Info: jovewolf

jovewolf
4 years ago#8
I'd much rather they take their time and do a quality job on it (and properly integrate the changes and quality check them) than get another bug and mistake-ridden mess like Ar Tonelico 2.
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User Info: Tha_Degenerator

Tha_Degenerator
4 years ago#9
Mega_Rat posted...
I heard a group of chineseguys translated Final Fantasy Type Zero in 3 months. =/


Translating =/= Localizing.
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User Info: Poltergust

Poltergust
4 years ago#10
Yeah, there's more to localizing than just translating (which is a humongous task in of itself). You'd also need to edit the extensive script get rid of phrases and jokes that wouldn't make sense outside the country the game originated in, and perhaps change some components of the game to have it make more sense to foreign audiences. And if the game has voice acting and music with vocals, that may also get changed as well.

There's probably some other stuff I'm forgetting, but the main point is that localizing is not just about translating; it's about making the game feel right at home to foreign audiences.
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