Examples of the previous localization version being horrible

Posted By   Player2's Avatar Player2   on February 3rd, 2018 Report
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It's no secret at this point, that NISA really screwed up the Ys VIII localization. But how, you ask? Here are some great examples.

Here's a completely incoherent sentence with a random question mark at the end of the sentence. I don't even know what they are trying to get at here, it's a mess.

Wow, a "big hole" joke. That's hilarious and fits with the rest of the game very well :^)

Enjoy some random crude language about taking a shit and feeling great. This is some great character development and there's no way the original Japanese text said anything like this.

Wow, another hilarious joke about a big hole.

This is all from the previous localization before NISA redid it. I've only see the quick translation patch comparison, I don't know if they've managed to disrespect the original game like this in the re-localization or if they've cleaned it all up. Overall though, this sort of attitude when translating and localizing a game is really disrespectful and it's not what fans of the series want.

Having my own story or writing being "adapted" in a way like this would really make me mad. I can't imagine how the developers of this game feel about this happening.

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