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Old 2012-12-13, 17:46   Link #1042
Okuyasu the Bird
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Age: 26
Originally Posted by xizro345 View Post
Yes, seriously. Localizing isn't changing things just to make things more unique.
No it's not, it's making minor edits to a franchise to make it more appealing and easier to understand by a foreign audience.

Magiquone and Arfoire, both reference the same thing, but which one is an English speaking North American going to understand the reference/joke with much easier? The latter obviously. Heck look at Pokemon, I've never seen anyone who speaks English ever call them by their Japanese names.

I'm not Japanese, so a lot of Japanese pop culture references and language puns these games make will be lost on me and likely many others. It's always a lot easier to enjoy games with references and jokes you can understand as opposed to ones that'll just leave you confused.

Last edited by SilverSyko; 2012-12-13 at 18:51.
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