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137577 No.13508191

Don't forget to support the games (or not if it's a NISA release) and spoiler the spoilers!

Specially Xanadu Next. That masterpiece deserves bigger sales.

Cold Steel Undub Patch Here For Those So Inclined:

Jap voices for CS:

https://mega.nz/#!WkUyhDbb!B8dXNO2aBwNHibQ7tjTCyQLrX-bbBUV2jkZVUYxJ0Q4

Dummy files:

https://mega.nz/#!AoVmhDoL!h7fYCD14LQD14Ema9zWVvqHZegYJX2PF9EYWbn3x-DM

Magnet link for those can't or don't want to Mega:

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:6A260B5B9AA460EB5A71AA88A5B314583DF419D4

Just dump it in the voice folder. Easy as pie.

You need the dummy files or the new Audio XSeed added will be in English because the nips never recorded that much.

>Latest news

- Cold Steel 3 released, remember spoilers, game is gonna be split into two parts due to size, second part expected next year.

- Ys VIII released on PS4 and Vita, but as usual NISA fucks up and the promised simultaneous PC release was delayed indefinitely, however fans are working on an edit already.

- XSeed has ported Ys VII to PC. It is available now.

- Sen no Kiseki/Trails of Cold Steel III trailer has dropped: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr-8b6S6HOQ

- Trails of Cold Steel I is out on PC on both Steam and GoG; ToCS II is also confirmed for PC with no release date available, though dialogue recording has started. It won't be until 2018 though.

- Tom on ToCS for PC: has its own separate launcher, "far more feature-rich than any other launcher we've ever had in any of our PC games to date" " There's not much you CAN'T do in that launcher." "You can tweak bloody EVERYTHING." It's also got a turbo mode that lets you speed up the game 4x, which is pretty sweet. It also runs butter smooth. Seriously, this port is great.

>Other not-so-new news

- Zwei II coming this Fall supposedly, website launched (http://visitilvard.com/). Check this blog post to discover the game (xseedgames.tumblr.com/post/162167486725/zwei-the-ilvard-insurrection-localization-blog ), seemingly one of the causes for the delay, besides bugfixes was extra "Zwei 2+" content needing translated.

- The full Trails in the Sky trilogy is finally on English, available on Steam, GOG and the Humble Store

- Tokyo Xanadu brought by Askys, Vita version has already been released, and the improved Ex+ version for PS4 and PC on late 2017, although Amazon has November 24th, 2017 listed

>Fan-translations

- Trails to Zero fan tl at 40%. Ao is 55% translated, but not edited at all yet. A beta of the Zero TL from 2015 was leaked. It is full of typos and sounds like robots are talking, but it is at least coherent from start to finish. Play only if you are desperate. Machine TL of Azure has also been released, and it is as terrible as you would expect. It is completely unintelligible.

- The Legend of Xanadu I & II Dub Project announced, English tl patches coming in the next months ( http://tg-16.com/The_Legend_of_Xanadu_Dub_Project.htm )

- Also in the works: Zwei!!, Dinosaur Resurrection, Vantage Master Japan, Dinosaur Resurrection and Brandish 2 Renewal (PC-98)

pastebin.com/G2mswYCt

Apologies If I've missed shit, not the usual guy, their comp died

b51da4 No.13508255

I just got around to finishing CS1 on PC. It was excellent, what a beautiful port; very professional except for some what i assume to be ridicules Americanizations and whatever Becky was supposed to be. Jesus Christ xseed. I try to ignore these lines as much as possible because I understand that my issues with them may reflect on the source more than the translation work, but man, the amount of times 'boondocks' or similar phrases were used had me shaking my head.

Does anyone else have similar issues like this or is it just me? I probably should have saved some examples to communicate this better. I try not to be too critical on xseed because they're much preferred over the antichrist plus I'm still excited for whenever Zwei and CS2 are ready, but, I was bothered by some choice of words used in TITS3 and now CS1 and it's usually lines by male characters that feel the most off. Hopefully it's just my imagination. No excuses for Becky though, mate; what the absolute fuck was going on with that?

Fie a best. Her nip voice is divine

27e1e5 No.13508382

File: 55abc9bbdaabe3f⋯.png (1.75 MB, 1920x1080, 16:9, BLUE REFLECTION　幻に舞う少女の剣_2….png)

>>13508191

>pantsu are just part of the skin texture

weak

137577 No.13508438

>>13508255

Any more Americanizations you remember ? I think I missed most of them. Also weren't TiTS3's issues mostly just Agate ?

Can't really be a fair judge of Becky myself though being Scottish, what you you have preferred they did though ? The only time I remember that I've seen a dialect translated well is Makina from Grisai.

>>13508382

>Vita game that still runs like shit on PC

weak

game where half the fun is how good/cute it looks yet needs resolution turned down just to play fuck KT

666102 No.13508445

My favourite Falcom game is the one with good graphics and a high budget.

ba7d4f No.13508467

File: 6cdc89d28854625⋯.png (37.76 KB, 120x126, 20:21, CP.png)

>>13508191

>game is gonna be split into two parts due to size, second part expected next year.

>Is too big even when they ditched the vita for the ps4

Did Falcom go beyond with CS3? They gotta stop torturing their writers in their basement.

2ea316 No.13509391

>>13508467

>Did Falcom go beyond with CS3?

Let me put it to you this way: The 1st chapter has you fighting an Aion, facing a sneak attack by Ouroboros, reveals that Fie's dead boss/adopted father is alive, that he is an awakener who pilots a divine knight, and also hints when they visit it that Rean may be from Hamel

In other words, they went pretty big.

346841 No.13509397

File: adeabe98a4923ec⋯.png (939.89 KB, 622x1000, 311:500, 65218695_p0.png)

>>13508467

>Did Falcom go beyond with CS3? They gotta stop torturing their writers in their basement.

The current rumor is the Chinese localization team forced them to do it because it was too much work for them.

2ea316 No.13509420

>The sword of a vander is more than a meme

>kurt is like a male Laura in terms of sword autism

59e41b No.13509469

>>13508467

If anything they should stop putting them in charge of writing for Ys

I just want to kill shit, not read tons of dialogue and exposition as if it were a worse kiseki game

ae9529 No.13509477

YOU CAN'T LEARN JAPANESE

2ea316 No.13509481

>>13509477

Learning Japanese is no longer needed thanks to technology.

346841 No.13509522

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File: 5ab4b2616ade5d0⋯.png (2.34 MB, 1920x1040, 24:13, Peck.PNG)

File: 601ac43b441c7c4⋯.png (3.29 MB, 1920x1080, 16:9, 1506471700611.png)

7d1377 No.13509538

>>13509522

>That Claire picture

The tease is real

9e0a62 No.13509542

>>13508467

Adult Tita's great and all but I want my scythe wielder.

ae9529 No.13509590

>>13509481

really?

2ea316 No.13509650

>>13509590

Really. It can be kind of a pain in the ass sometimes, and what you get out of it depends on what you put into it, but a smartphone makes it entirely possible to play Japanese games while understanding what's going on.

346841 No.13509820

File: 0cc780b57bda70d⋯.png (648.6 KB, 775x492, 775:492, unknown-2.png)

>>13509542

You kind of do see her.

f68248 No.13509861

What settings and mode should I play Ys 1 on?

I have the GOG version.

346841 No.13510217

File: 08f965223df8fc2⋯.png (22.17 KB, 800x600, 4:3, Juna.png)

2ea316 No.13510387

>>13510217

I'll cross her bell all night long

346841 No.13510505

File: 9ed8d119977e62d⋯.png (488.71 KB, 457x536, 457:536, image-6.png)

This game makes me grin like an idiot.

9e0a62 No.13510719

So should I play CS now or wait on a full translation of Ao/Zero first?

>>13509820

Pretty nice.

>>13509469

God damn agreed. Celceta and Seven were so unbelievably slow with the shittons of dialog you got.

a2c37f No.13510762

>>13510719

Play it now or start playing the fan tl. There will never be an official crossbell localization.

346841 No.13510790

File: 32056fe177153e0⋯.png (1.03 MB, 1000x1481, 1000:1481, 65219353_p0.png)

>>13510719

CS 1 and 2 can be enjoyed fully (except the divertissement) fully without playing Crossbell. In fact, Ao no Kiseki spoils several CS plot events. Cs3, however, requires both Sky and Crossbell to be understood and enjoyed.

9e0a62 No.13510794

>>13510790

Alright.

CS2 pc when?

5a9427 No.13510812

Has Millium taken the title of "best loli butt" in CS3? I like the skirt that Altina wears but it doesn't show her butt, really.

9c6314 No.13510828

File: ed3a94b28f1ea5f⋯.jpg (692.57 KB, 2409x1359, 803:453, 1506874863517.jpg)

>14歳

いいね

5a9427 No.13511000

>>13510828

Best girl, best age.

346841 No.13511413

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>>13510794

I'd wager some time between January and March.

>>13510828

>>13511000

>>13510812

Altina must be protected at all costs. Fuck you, Cedric.

0924b6 No.13511425

So do the new girls enter the reanbowl?

346841 No.13511457

File: 1876245d144f5ed⋯.png (427.94 KB, 800x426, 400:213, unknown-1.png)

>>13511425

Yes and no. Musse flirts with him a lot and Claire seems pretty thirsty, but only Laura, Emma and Alishit have actual romance options. Hopefully CS4 will have more choices.

99bc93 No.13511474

>Cold Steel 3 released, remember spoilers, game is gonna be split into two parts due to size, second part expected next year.

What? Isn't Cold Steel already a multi game story within the Legend of Heroes' universe? Would that just make the game currently out Cold Steel III and the next one Cold Steel II?

Also, is it true that the only reason we don't have dual audio is because of Kadokawa having a hateboner for Xseed due to Xseed not agreeing to sign a contract that they were told sign without being given time to read it?

346841 No.13511555

>>13511474

It will be called Trails of Cold Steel Last Saga. If you want to get technical CS1 and CS2 basically go together as a set. CS1 ends extremely abruptly while CS2, while not resolving everything, still has an ending. CS3 ends even more abruptly than CS1, since the game got long enough in development that it was split again, just like CS1 and CS2 had been.

As for your second question: we will likely never know for sure. That's the kind of thing that will never have official confirmation.

fc1a67 No.13511769

File: 0501cf55122f063⋯.jpg (110.56 KB, 1200x675, 16:9, IMG_20170929_160712.jpg)

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I want to fuck this nun so hard

0924b6 No.13511785

>>13511457

wait, no fie or sara?

346841 No.13511879

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>13511785

Sadly no. I was really surprised. See, how final bonding scebes work is during the festival in the last chapter if you spend a ticket on a character yiy have max bond with (or rank 4 for Alfin+Elise or Sara) you get a special scene with them. And for Alisa, Laura and Emma those scenes have a dialogue choice in them to turn them romantic (I'd imagine you can only do it with one of them though). The Sara and Fie ones seem pretty shippy, but they don't have that choice in there. There's no save carry over from CS2 either, so those final bond events are basically non canon. I guess we'll just have to hold out hope for CS4.

346841 No.13511947

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File: 5ab4b2616ade5d0⋯.png (2.34 MB, 1920x1040, 24:13, Peck.PNG)

>>13511785

You do get mandatory kisses on the cheek from Sara and Claire though. On the same night. (Rean's is red because of the dye customization).

b51da4 No.13512093

>>13508438

Yeah I don't know. No one else seems to care so it's probably just me. I'm a translator myself so that's probably why I notice these things.

628373 No.13512149

>>13511474

>>13511555

So, does this mean CS3 and CS4 will both be 60 dollary doos, but not actually be 2 full games and total something more like 1.5 games at best?

7d1377 No.13512166

>>13512149

Considering how CS2 is still a full game. It's safe to say 4 will also be a full game with a proper ending to the Erebonia arc.

2ea316 No.13512175

Why are people on youtube so inconsiderate? You literally can't look for CS1/2 videos without seeing videos people posted with endgame crap in the thumbnail

346841 No.13512373

File: a5da3c86bfeebff⋯.jpg (14.14 KB, 250x251, 250:251, IMG_20170930_172606.jpg)

>>13512149

Cs3 is still an 80 hour RPG. The stories are simply that long.

>>13509861

Anyone?

0924b6 No.13512435

>>13511879

>>13511947

Goddamn, there better be something for both of them in the next one. They had one job, ONE JOB.

ba7d4f No.13513923

File: 59fc9140efd01c8⋯.webm (5.8 MB, 622x616, 311:308, Corussuberu.webm)

7d1377 No.13514543

>>13511769

Falcom really know how to make some extremely cute and fuckable nuns.

8f5723 No.13514833

>>13512433

Nightmare mode. Always

Unless it's fucking Ys Seven

Also if the final boss is kicking your ass too hard just look up the ending or suck it up.

628373 No.13515033

>>13510790

I'm in the middle of the finale chapter of CSII. Can I read up on the events of crossbell before the divertissement, or will they spoil part of the finale? Is there any good place to read up on the events of crossbell?

346841 No.13515119

>>13515033

Right after the end of the infernal castle before starting the divertissement (there will be the standard chapter break save screen) is the best time. I mean, it hits hardest if you actually know CB well, but otherwise go to the Kiseki wiki and read up on both games and the characters.

fb1da1 No.13518233

File: e9fbed4515e7481⋯.jpg (3.79 MB, 2100x2970, 70:99, Bad_Koppe_-_WonderGOO_Bonu….jpg)

I hope Rean doesn't headpat Tio.

Tio is for Lloyd, Randy, Ellie and Kea only!

fb1da1 No.13518252

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>>13509650

With all the billions thrown into AI research I expect automated translation of Japanese to be viable within 5-10 years.

fb1da1 No.13518274

>>13512093

How do you TL a Japanese dialect anyway? All I can think of is a translator's note and people hate those apparently.

27e1e5 No.13518450

>>13511769

>>13512093

>I'm a translator myself

Why play the English version then?

b343d8 No.13520643

Has anyone managed to get evo voice patch for gog version of TiTs FC working?

21bb32 No.13520669

>>13518450

Not necessarily. There's a vita dump where someone injected the NiSA translation into the JP version, works fine and can be played on hacked vitas as the JP release required either 3.61 or a previous firmware.

8de810 No.13520781

File: 4e49d482bfc42af⋯.png (879.07 KB, 957x900, 319:300, 3b9.png)

>>13511947

>Kiss on the cheek

Do they also say that you're a nice guy and that you'll find someone that likes you one day?

Fucking Falcom

e5be6c No.13520838

>>13514833 (checked)

Got it anon

I hope I don't get raped.

Should I do it on Chronicles(2009), or Complete(2001)?

And is this game better played with a keyboard? Are there any game settings in display, audio or controls you recommend changing?

846b41 No.13520862

File: 1ae81ff69bf85db⋯.jpg (91.23 KB, 500x300, 5:3, 1.jpg)

File: 5331aec7f2fc1fd⋯.jpg (167.35 KB, 1280x720, 16:9, 2.jpg)

File: fe3469de7e1f369⋯.jpg (50.74 KB, 900x655, 180:131, CS3.jpg)

>>13511474

>>13511555

The first game is unarguably a prolonged prologue to the entire story, and others have laid into it enough so I won't say more. However, it really is a very long introduction with the rest of the story set to take place over two other games CSII & CSIII - only, now, Falcom decided to go full Shenmue retard and slap a To Be Continued… on CSIII so they can make ANOTHER game with the actual for reals ending this time we swear trust us called "CS Last Saga"

Let me tell you something about basic fundamental writing - you cannot do this to a single overarching plot. You cannot. You can't make the first novel basically just a prologue to the next two novels and then decide mid-way that the story is just too big and you need another novel to finish it. You can't do that because there's such a thing known as "burn out", and even people who enjoyed the first novel - or who just got into the story proper with the second novel where the thing actually hits the pavement - will become frustrated that you've elongated a narrative that still has no proper conclusion.

Each novel should have its own ending, not a cliffhanger, which leads into the overarching plot. That way you give the readers a sense of satisfaction. Why is this important? Because you're not God and have absolutely no idea what will happen in the future. Miura is a good example. You see how Beserk will never end because Miura's gonna die during a final hiatus? That's what you want to avoid.

Even if the overarching plot is never finished at least the reader gets some conclusion of some kind. Outright cliffhangers are the most pathetic and egregious form of writing because it's just narrative blue-balls that can go on indefinitely. By then the audience will probably have buggered off to another story which can actually give them the climax and resolution they wanted but you never gave them, you frigid bint.

How many people expected CSIII to be the last in the trilogy? Almost everyone. Did anyone suspect another game would be needed? Not that I know of (and saw). So when people were playing through what they expected to be the conclusion to the series and slammed into a To Be Continued… what do you think that does to the playerbase? Do you think they feel satisfied?

You tell me, and be honest,

How many of you expected CSIII to end in "To Be Continued…", and how many of you are satisfied with that?

>inb4 you don't need to feel satisfied

If that's your mentality then you paid $60 to get blue-balled. Enjoy. Satisfaction is important because it gives you a return on the next production. Keeping people in cliffhangers, especially today with more and more folk having less patience and desiring greater immediate gratification, only serves to blue-ball them away from you. Why should I spend over$100 (CS1&2&3) on your story just to get a "To Be Continued…"? I had this issue with Dot Hack, too, despite my enjoyment of the GU games.

For that matter, what will the last game offer newcomers? Of course nothing; it's the conclusion to FOUR GAMES, so they should start with 1 or 2, right? Right. No one should start at the third act of a story.

But each time it's another cliffhanger, and each one is about $40-$60 a slam. For what? I can go buy Trails in the Sky and be satisfied for less, or I can buy ".Hack: Last Recode" and get three+ games' worth of story (not really) for the same price as ONE of your games.

Now what do you do? You were frigid to your fans by slapping them with a "To Be Continued…" on what was assumed to be the grand ending of everything, created a three-game bulwark against newcomers, and shrunk down your audience only to those who would, for whatever reason, maybe just devotion or wanting to see it end, buy CS4 despite getting their nuts slapped with a To Be Continued… in CS3.

It's the same principal with novels, which can take about as long as a vidya's development depending on the author and their life. You just don't do it. 3 is the golden number and never, ever end with a flat cliffhanger. You don't stretch any one single story longer than that or you get burn-out.

TL;DR Cold Steel is a textbook case of an absolute lack of foresight, hard-line editing and just plain bad writing ultimately (despite some things being excellently executed also, CS2 has an ending of its own, if I recall, not as bad as the CS3 TO BE CONTINUED… crap) There is absolutely no reason this story needed to go on for this long. Other writers have written equally, if more, dense and thick narratives with less.

Oh, and before I forget, if anything about what I heard of CSIII's plot is true then that's even worse writing than the cliffhanger itself - far, far worse

14600d No.13520875

>>13520669

Look at the watermark in the bottom. The injection doesn't change the watermark.

846b41 No.13520886

File: a5ddd4b47c89349⋯.webm (7.63 MB, 824x456, 103:57, Cake Secrets.webm)

On a personal note:

>>13511457

>Yes and no. Musse flirts with him a lot and Claire seems pretty thirsty, but only Laura, Emma and Alishit have actual romance options. Hopefully CS4 will have more choices.

>>13511879

>There's no save carry over from CS2 either, so those final bond events are basically non canon.

>>13511947

>You do get mandatory kisses on the cheek from Sara and Claire though.

>three games in and the Cake fantasy is completely null, everything being hinted at in CS2 not being implemented because they wanted to move to next gen and didn't think a way to factor it in

Nah screw this I'm out

346841 No.13520988

File: d9e69bbcdcdbf48⋯.jpg (17.35 KB, 148x264, 37:66, 1506614708394.jpg)

>>13520781

Claire says she's going to start seeing Rean as an adult, actually. And she very clearly wants Rean's junk harder than ever. Sara's comes after she drops her backstory as thanks for Rean putting up with her. Then she laments how she's almost 27 and still a cake.

>>13520862

It's easily one of the best Kiseki games even with the cliffhanger.

137577 No.13521039

File: 706d381ab0e4855⋯.png (332.56 KB, 398x338, 199:169, emo facepalm.png)

>>13520862

For so many words you've managed to say just about fuck all.

You, by your own admission don't even know what the plot is about, if you did you'd know its much more plot dense than CS1/2.

>Falcom decided to go full Shenmue retard and slap a To Be Continued… on CSIII so they can make ANOTHER game with the actual for reals ending this time we swear trust us called "CS Last Saga"

Except this is easily 80+ hours and due to aforementioned density has more content than CS1 or 2, I would much rather experience the full story in 2 games than have them be forced to cut content (which occurred in CS1/2) Not even sure how they'd manage to cut enough content since almost all of CS3 is vital they'd have to rewrite the whole story severely gimping it which would leave it a pile of shit most likely.

>There is absolutely no reason this story needed to go on for this long

From somebody who hasn't played the games how do you feel remotely qualified to judge this ?

>A Story series with a primary focus being world building should be as short as possible

Cos that makes sense, I hate padding as much as the next guy (e.g. in CS1) but CS3 is again, much more plot dense)

>TL;DR Cold Steel is a textbook case of an absolute lack of foresight

For a story that was planned out from TiTS1 with there being more than enough proof via foreshadowing ?

>Miura is a good example. You see how Beserk will never end because Miura's gonna die during a final hiatus? That's what you want to avoid.

Except again the stories already planned at least for CS4 and we know some, if not more, of Calvard is planned, false equivalence, again you clearly know little about Kiseki.

Its clear you don't like cliffhangers (I don't either although it's tempered by the fact that CS4 is going to be coming out soon since the foundations will already be their) and long games (why the fuck did you enter the kiseki series CS3 is the 8th mainline game you realise with characters from each so they are all relevant)

You seem to keep going on about the series being "elongated" though, could you provide some actual proof for this because this claim goes completely contrary to the proof as aforementioned, while speculative I feel this has happened before (in TiTS2) in BS to claim this is the case with CS4, as others have said the game was getting to long and so it was split, you talk about burn out from more games but i'd say even more may burn out from a 160+hour game, for proof go look how many people never finish Planescape Torment or Baldurs Gate 2 (w/ToB), even here where people are MUCH more autistic it's rare.

>I can buy ".Hack: Last Recode" and get three+ games' worth of story (not really) for the same price as ONE of your games.

.Hack G.U (original version all parts) is probably of similar length if not actually shorter than CS3 since last recode has extra content it may just edge out, you yourself say "(not really)", unsure if you're contradicting yourself or not here you make little sense. As much as I liked G.U the gameplay is worse than CS3 and its ultimately just a port, honestly it should be less than CS3.

>if anything about what I heard of CSIII's plot is true then that's even worse writing than the cliffhanger itself - far, far worse

You do realise the cliffhanger is part of the writing, for somebody constantly contradicting yourself with incoherent points and bloated writing your criticism are not only ironic but questionable via clear incompetence. Altogether a lack or tangible points, primarily as all you have is conjecture and naive speculation, since i'd bet you're one of the autists I've argued with before i'm going to let this be my last response since I cant't be bothered arguing with somebody who hasn't even played the games, for somebody who doesn't like them so much though you sure seem to rant a lot about them, show me where Kiseki touched you.

Am I just being routinely baited ?

>>13520988

I'd be surprised if their isn't further development between the two considering how Rean will be feeling by CS4 Her past experiences could be used to further help him especially if Rean is from Hamel, and how much will likely occur in CS4 assuming similar density of plot progression

159c68 No.13522439

So, playing CS again (PC version), and after getting to the Nord Highlands again, I'm suddenly curious:

Do we have an official age on Fatma Worzel?

They certainly go out of their way to "flatter her apparent youth." I'm actually starting to wonder if child brides for men might be a thing in Nord culture.

7f2806 No.13522612

File: f993d5d852560bf⋯.png (387.88 KB, 420x461, 420:461, reanstare.png)

>>13522439

She's just a milf. They make them good in that part of the world.

>>13520838

Hate to whine but I can't find shit for this anywhere; Ys is a hard series to find much of anything for anything anywhere

7d1377 No.13522921

>>13522697

Do the 2009 version and just, like, play game.

7f2806 No.13522975

File: 645301fe2746bc0⋯.jpg (97.74 KB, 526x570, 263:285, IMG_20171004_204238.jpg)

File: 28df46c807473cd⋯.jpg (241.06 KB, 1303x727, 1303:727, IMG_20171004_204125.jpg)

b51da4 No.13523073

>>13518274

You do not generally translate dialects in text. It's easy to mess up the characterization of the original and create a jarring caricature. Adding nuanced spice to dialogue is tricky and should have a few pair of eyes to proofread any alterations; It's worth doing if you know what's up, and adding a pinch jargon to unique characters dialogue is the approach most taken by professionals. Gaius is a character that is from a different region/culture in CS, yet i felt no cringe from him.

>>13518450

Obviously I translate in languages other than Japanese to English, or vice versa, as there exist more than two languages.

>>13520886

I see i made the correct choice in sticking with the original dub, even if it wasn't all that perfect either. Machias sounded appropriate though.

f51bc5 No.13523207

Okay hear me out here

What if the calvard arc plays like DMC or Kung Fu Strike or whatever and you get crafts not by leveling up, but by facing better martial artists and using their moves(so if you're fighting walter and he uses his infinite combo, you just do the punch uppercut kick charge punch combo he does and voila, you get infinite combo)

f51bc5 No.13523210

>>13522697

Chronicles is Complete I think, just more music options.

And don't be shy to give Ys 2 a whirl if the first one got old by the end. It changes boss gameplay drastically.

ab5479 No.13523986

File: 9f39de8e6e294d9⋯.jpg (66.85 KB, 1280x720, 16:9, maxresdefault(114).jpg)

I know that Japs have pretty shitty lives, they are either at work or commuting to work.

So ditching Vita wasn't the best commercial decision but I'm still glad Falcom did it. Now ROTW has to make up the lost sales.

db45e5 No.13524253

>>13523986

>im glad Falcom ditched the Vita because they couldnt be bothered to actually compress assets and could enjoy bloating the overall datafile to 30GB thanks to the PS4 bluray size. im glad falcom is doing the same laziness as plenty other japanese and western developers on that segment, i mean who cares i could still get a full-fledged jrpg game, giving the same amount of experience, for 1GB-3GB back to the PSP and early Vita days?

heh

db45e5 No.13524282

>>13524253

truth to be told, full 3d models were a mistake just like the anime openings

3e970f No.13524549

File: d6509cff6ca16a7⋯.jpg (30.92 KB, 211x244, 211:244, legend1_thumb.jpg)

>>13524253

If Falcom still made sprite based games anon I would be fine with the Vita.

The PSP era was Falcom golden age.

But they are doing the same thing as Atelier, Tales and Nep now. And the Vita can't handle that.

f51bc5 No.13524631

>>13524282

3D models are a mistake because falcom doesn't seem to actually use them in a meaningful way. For the Ys games we somehow got less mobility and complexity from the 3d worlds and for Trails it's just a tool to make shit pretty. so what's the damned point?

The garden gnome graphics actually started to grow on me.

72c43a No.13524877

File: 86a62ecd5e8a75b⋯.jpg (150.78 KB, 600x800, 3:4, IMG_20171004_204320.jpg)

>>13523207

I want Calvard to basically be Kung Fu Hustle.

95c2dc No.13525031

File: 3bb1eaf1bdc4c48⋯.jpg (244.23 KB, 1632x1224, 4:3, ayNpxJI.jpg)

Unhappy with the localization of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana? Join the email campaign!

After a long wait since the Ys VIII announcement back in 2014, the game has been finally released on the West for the PS Vita and the PS4. PC version has been indefinitely delayed by NISA until further notice. However, long-time fans and newcomers alike have been witnesses of huge issues with the translation, mostly a clear lack of editing (stiff and awkward dialogues, homogenization of character personalities, etc.). Needless to say, this entails that the game's excellent writing has been lost during the localization, harming its compelling plot quite a lot.

Which is why we are launching the Ys VIII email campaign! We consider that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana deserved a better treatment, and NISA has not been up to the previous entries localization's mark. We'd like to directly tell Nihon Falcom about Ys VIII localization issues via email, while also explaining what we'd like to see in future Western releases. Sadly, the Japanese developer, Nihon Falcom, has stated in recent interviews that they don't know what it's needed when it comes to Western releases, and rely exclusively on the publishers. Emailing a Japanese company could be difficult because of the language barrier, but we know how to get over that barrier.

Japanese message to Falcom (+ English translation): https://pastebin.com/BdNdwV6f

Indeed, we have prepared a summary of our wishes translated into Japanese. We've put our best efforts into this text, so you can rest assured that the message won't get diluted along the way. Of course, you're free to include your own requests into the email, but remember to use a pretty basic English or they will have problems understanding your message. Lastly, don't forget to be respectful. And for the subject "Ys VIII English release" should be good enough.

They may not have the time to read every single email, but if we all contribute to this campaign, the noise will be far too big for Falcom to ignore. We have the opportunity to be their Western feedback: let's seize that opportunity. We'd like to stress that this is NOT a boycott. We just want future Falcom releases to be as good as its Japanese counterparts, no matter which publisher releases their games.

Hashtags #Ys8 #YsVIII

A few examples: https://imgur.com/a/58G3W

95c2dc No.13525040

>>13525031

Email here

nihon @ falcom . co . jp

72c43a No.13525058

File: f33a7892562877d⋯.png (760.86 KB, 640x806, 320:403, 22195748_10159509328115158….png)

>>13525040

>>13525031

No one is probably more pissed than Falcom at this point. NISA's fuckup pushed the PC version out of their fiscal year. Nips don't care about shoddy localization, but hitting their bottom line…that gets their attention.

95c2dc No.13525067

>>13525058

That means that if we send enough emails, Falcom is going to get even more angry at NISA. Sounds like a good opportunity

8de810 No.13525082

>>13525058

>NISA's fuckup pushed the PC version out of their fiscal year.

How?

Q4 starts in September, and the Japanese fiscal year only ends in March

8de810 No.13525092

>>13525058

>>13525082

>Falcoms fiscal year is September 30th to October 1st

Nevermind, NISA is fucked

6b144e No.13525230

File: 99682f4af107813⋯.gif (1.79 MB, 480x270, 16:9, yoda.gif)

>>13525031

>have everyone send a message containing the same wall of text

You realise that will make them just consider it all spam, filter the wall, ignore it altogether and look at all similar emails way more suspiciously, if not deleting them at sight? It would maybe work if everyone sending the mails had enough skill in Japanese to at least make minor alterations, but as it is that idea is retarded. It's so stupid I'd bet my ass you were copypasting it from somewhere, so I checked. https://www.re ddit.com/r/Falcom/comments/74gurg/unhappy_with_the_localization_of_ys_viii/

If you like reddit so much you're copying their shit, how about you stay there?

95c2dc No.13525248

>>13525230

>I'm ok with NISA translating Falcom games, let me nitpick in order to dismiss your shit

6b144e No.13525250

>>13525031

http://archive.is/CwBPQ

Why didn't I just make archive in >>13525230 ? Well whatever, I remembered now.

6b144e No.13525356

>>13525248

Waving my words away with "it's nitpicking" doesn't mean what you want to do isn't ineffective and retarded. If you think reddit's idea is that smart, send as many emails with the exact same wall of text as you want. You can even use throwaway email sites to send very many an hour by yourself.

3e970f No.13525862

File: 960036b718cdd2e⋯.jpg (385.62 KB, 600x882, 100:147, Ys-VIII_02-26-16_002.jpg)

File: 4a084be143cad6f⋯.jpg (227.82 KB, 449x655, 449:655, Ys-VIII_03-10-16_002.jpg)

Finally an Ys game that I want to play and Nisa gets it.

Goddammit the cute loli and flat skinny elf slut deserve better.

72c43a No.13525980

File: 2770720d7ac67d4⋯.png (2.82 MB, 1920x1080, 16:9, Screen_Shot_2017-09-27_at_….png)

File: e69152fed1cd4d1⋯.png (771.43 KB, 900x1250, 18:25, 63498620_p0.png)

File: 32056fe177153e0⋯.png (1.03 MB, 1000x1481, 1000:1481, 65219353_p0.png)

File: bda1094322518a5⋯.jpg (1.1 MB, 915x1280, 183:256, 62828866_p0.jpg)

>>13525862

Trails has top-tier lolis too.

08495d No.13525981

>>13524549

man i'm still pissed they didnt make something similar to your pic related for the Vita, instead of the (((evolution))) remakes

I could still go for the PSP versions, but the original versions have jap kanji characters being hard to read sometimes due of the old font used.

abd9fb No.13526158

>>13525981

The PS3 version can be played with PPSSPP, which means you can play the game on an Android phone.

e7e508 No.13526403

File: f1d520d611ce12d⋯.gif (1.76 MB, 960x540, 16:9, 1454012631072.gif)

>>13520886

>three games in and the Cake fantasy is completely null

WHAT?!

72c43a No.13526469

File: 84ff88b253d63f6⋯.jpg (139.86 KB, 1190x655, 238:131, IMG_20171005_161959.jpg)

>>13526403

He's overreacting. Wait until the next game.

72c43a No.13526641

File: c5e283f614c3b39⋯.jpg (239.88 KB, 480x854, 240:427, 20171005_165233_rmscr.jpg)

Could be a happening…

95c2dc No.13526965

>>13526641

Don't be deluded, a dub would only happen when the game is in the last weeks before its release. He means the new lines for the CS II PC release.

7d1377 No.13526989

>>13526965

>Got cast

Meaning that he wasn't cast beforehand

>& got this to celebrate finishing Rean VO

Meaning he was cast for something and finished his Rean VO for CS2 PC.

72c43a No.13527104

File: 7a248069336ee4c⋯.webm (2.88 MB, 1920x1080, 16:9, 1506872201750.webm)

>>13526965

>a dub would only happen when the game is in the last weeks before its release.

Uh, no. The CS2 dub recording just wrapped and it won't even be out until next year. And that wasn't even as long a session as a full game would be. VA is done months ahead. And like the other anon said, he said he had just been cast. So its a new job. That said, its possible the role could be something totally different, but Sean is very attached to his Rean role.

On another note, could someone convert this webm to a gif that doesn't look like shit? Mine keep coming out with obvious compression issues.

ebc736 No.13528863

File: 63190d54a4b8314⋯.jpg (84.03 KB, 600x400, 3:2, 55986850a462764f-600x400.jpg)

>>13525980

Falcom makes games that I can play with my dick and brain at the same time. God bless.

>>13525981

If memory serves Sony blocked the PS3 port of TitS because of trophies.

617d78 No.13528977

File: cfdcfa36aff7662⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 816.18 KB, 1414x1000, 707:500, 1410248420403.jpg)

File: 7fdb9cc8649d9eb⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 56.2 KB, 679x960, 679:960, 1459689789575.jpg)

File: 3d45d8723797c18⋯.png (Spoiler Image, 1.65 MB, 1530x2000, 153:200, 56811662_p0.png)

>>13525980

A game seems truly complete once they have a hot loli in them.

95c2dc No.13528992

>>13526989

Some NPCs will get lines for the very first time. probably that.

95c2dc No.13529095

One Japanese site reported on the campaign

http://jp.automaton.am/articles/newsjp/20171006-55650/

cb0f1b No.13529802

Are you guys ready for Crossbell?

https://www.whois.com/whois/trailstozero.com

7d1377 No.13529910

File: 57d3c5c763718d1⋯.png (152.38 KB, 310x326, 155:163, 69F54DCF-943A-4EAA-A4E1-61….png)

>>13528992

I doubt he’d be that excited for NPCs, anon.

11bfd6 No.13529917

>>13529802

Registration Date: 2015-06-05

137577 No.13529929

>>13529917

Updated Date:2017-03-10

235eaf No.13529932

>>13529917

It got updated 3 days ago

11bfd6 No.13529949

>>13529929

>>13529932

2017-03-10 is March 10 not October 10.

c2fc1a No.13529962

File: 2c7a6b4e37dcc88⋯.jpg (40.72 KB, 873x533, 873:533, ys viii prepurchase.jpg)

I'm glad NISA pushed back the PC release, I didn't have enough money to preorder the game until this month.

235eaf No.13529979

>>13529949

Shit, you're right

>>13529962

c2fc1a No.13529991

>>13529979

Geez I wonder why. How do you guys play the game in English on your PS4 exactly?

e8e69c No.13529994

>>13529991

>Its the NISAshill platform warrior again

This isn't going to happen faggot

Filtered

c2fc1a No.13530009

>>13529994

>NISA shill

What? Are you dumb? Also I'm just asking how the fuck would people who play games on the PS4 play the game in English? Please do tell. I'm not going to miss out on a good game just because you tell me to.

cf6555 No.13530020

>>13529991

>>13530009

> How do you guys play the game in English on your PS4 exactly?

I played in Japanese like usual because I'm not some kind of battered wife with a stockholm syndrome for western publishers

c2fc1a No.13530024

>>13530020

I'm too old to learn japanese.

ac2162 No.13530028

File: e774f9908c66a18⋯.png (19.86 KB, 608x527, 608:527, 1460434390245.png)

>>13529962

>Paying for a well known botched localization

>Paying for something that was handled so poorly that fans already planning a patch to fix it and started an email campaign to alert Falcom of the extremely poor job NISA did

>Paying for a PC port where it will most likely still be botched despite the delay

>Paying for a NISA product

>not just pirating it and using that money on something else

Why? Are you trolling or are you just genuinely retarded?

Or worse; are you a nisafag doing damage control now that everyone knows they put in less effort than Bandai did for psp Gagharv Trilogy?

c2fc1a No.13530033

>>13530028

>pirating video games

7d1377 No.13530035

>>13530028

He’s fishing for delicious (you)s

243661 No.13530056

When is NISA going to release Cold Steel 3 for the west?

ac2162 No.13530061

>>13530035

I wish to live in a world where (you) farmers and people that buy NISA products are placed in labor camp.

72c43a No.13530232

File: 9ba085d3b48a661⋯.jpg (147.35 KB, 750x970, 75:97, IMG_20171005_234705.jpg)

File: 542858a11eb98b5⋯.png (559.93 KB, 748x582, 374:291, unknown-3.png)

File: 6ff358b5ada9389⋯.gif (5.98 MB, 668x672, 167:168, 2017-10-06_01-04-42.gif)

>>13528863

>>13528977

Altina is a treasure.

df4d0b No.13530279

File: c41806e8559ff16⋯.gif (236.62 KB, 276x268, 69:67, 1429829347453.gif)

>>13526469

it better.

>>13527104

>gif

>better than a webm

give me the link so i can make you a smaller webm version

72c43a No.13530359

File: 5c5ea90e02fddef⋯.jpg (2.53 MB, 2000x1581, 2000:1581, 1506661761352.jpg)

>>13530279

After all the ship teasing in this game I don't see Claire not being an option in the next.

72c43a No.13530370

File: c80249886b8bd05⋯.jpg (90.22 KB, 883x812, 883:812, 1506645980527.jpg)

>>13530279

People tend to get autistic about soundless webms here is the only reason I wanted a gif instead.

df4d0b No.13530482

>>13530370

95c2dc No.13530559

File: 120c8c9df1f9be3⋯.png (68.33 KB, 150x179, 150:179, 1469224301847-4.png)

How are those emails going guys? Send them!

If you also hate NISA, there's an additional prize: NISA has been losing the IPs they used to rely on and they are desperate to find their new gold mine. If Falcom doesn't let them take their games, NISA will lose the chance of using Falcom games to keep on business.

See what I mean? This is a chance to avoid NISA shitting on Falcom games, and also for NISA to keep looking for shit to milk. This would help killing NISA in the long run and it would lead to less games being fucked up by them. I'm not saying this campaign will kill NISA, of course NOT, but it could mean them taking a big blow in the face.

11bfd6 No.13530803

>>13530559

What IP did they lose recently ?

24ba68 No.13530855

File: 74e929f53b6b3bf⋯.png (623.62 KB, 800x1042, 400:521, ys-viii-6.png)

>>13530803

Don't know about recently but they lost KTGust.

I think the only thing Nisa still has that I enjoyed was Danganronpa 1 and 2. But I pirated those.

I hope Xseed gets Ys back. Xseed has its faults but there's no denying the folks at Xseed actually LIKE the games they work on.

Nisa has no soul, they are the Foxcon of translation.

7d1377 No.13531955

>>13530855

Judging by SpikeChun deciding to handle the PC release of the shit show that is v3 and the half decent Ultra Despair Girls and not letting them touch porting DR1 and 2, it’s safe to say SpikeChun are wary of NISA now. Hopefully this translates into them losing custody of DR.

72c43a No.13532189

File: b27d325b1f5cf26⋯.mp4 (6.26 MB, 640x360, 16:9, lqw5v.mp4)

e4e687 No.13532201

>>13532189

What's Adol doing in the impact zone Erbonia?

Seriously what the fuck is up with all this sameface

137577 No.13532261

>>13532201

I guess there's more likelihood of it on a falcom general than anywhere else but are people really not aware of the state of modern anime/jrpgs.

I hate it too but its unsurprisingly for budget reasons and due to the anime market being used to it nips eat it up since they're used to it.

My only hope is that falcom being who they are being behind everyone else in terms of "graphics" and such are merely using it as a stopgap since tbf this is as far as i'm aware their most graphically/quality demanding work to date, makes sense they'd rely on industry standard bypasses even if it is a bit shit.

Here's hoping they raise enough for the calvard arc to move past this CS3 merch when, besides a bloody ps4 ?

e4e687 No.13532295

>>13532261

Honestly I'd go back to the garden gnome graphics if it means Ys is going to have decent bosses and less plot back.

137577 No.13532354

>>13532295

So would I, it seems weird nowadays but the first time I played TiTS i thought the graphics were great, not because of the quality but the detail put into the backgrounds and houses i.e. not like some pokemon copy paste

Whilst Its gonna be shit we're almost certainly in a transition phase graphics wise for falcom at least especially due to competitors, or at least the general market making the jump to 3d never underestimate nips shit taste and autism

Hopefully once they become experienced enough in 3d and it overall becomes cheaper we get back to more focus on gameplay

8c1fa6 No.13533407

File: 5e3041604b3321f⋯.png (165.14 KB, 570x563, 570:563, Aurelia_Le_Guin_-_S-Craft_….png)

I love her

628373 No.13534155

>>13526469

>Wait until the next game.

That's what people said last time.

>>13521039

>Except this is easily 80+ hours

These games are only really long because of the massive amounts of text. Much of it is completely mundane bull that isn't even relevant to the plot. Characters constantly state the obvious and repeat themselves. More writing doesn't equal better writing and it certainly doesn't equal better gameplay. It's gotten to the point where I'm now convinced the massive amounts of text are more for dragging things out so they can sell more games than it is to elaborate on the plot.

>>13520862

Jesus Christ how much text do you need to say the same thing over and over again? Did the games' writing rub off on you?

72c43a No.13534227

File: fee831aaeb3b6bd⋯.png (2.23 MB, 1920x1080, 16:9, Acting.png)

>>13534155

Because we thought it would be the last game. It wasn't. So yeah, wait until the actual finale for the romances to be resolved. And this game has extremely little filler. It's easily the fastest paced Kiseki game ever.

628373 No.13534241

>>13534227

>And this game has extremely little filler. It's easily the fastest paced Kiseki game ever.

Not exactly an achievement.