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alright so im just curious
the new SAO ps vita game is coming out decently soon. i know that it is only in Japaneses but for anyone who has played games that were only in Japaneses is it nearly impossible to play a game a game where you dont know the language or would it be something that i could get past?
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It really depends on the game. If you do not understand the language, it goes without saying that you in turn will also not understand the plot of a story based game. The Sword Art Online PS Vita game does appear to have a relatively complex plot associated with it, and as such, you will have to consider how bothersome you will find it to be only minimally capable of understanding exchanges between characters.

From a gameplay standpoint, you should likely fare well enough assuming you have played other JRPG style games. Of the footage that I have seen, the game appears to have a combat style similar to the Tales franchise. Items generally should not be an issue as they have numerical values associated with their effects, but quests are another story entirely. Your biggest hurdle would be understanding what needs to be done at any given time. I remember attempting to play Monster Hunter when I was still a beginning Japanese speaker, and I made very little progress because I could not read most of the kanji the dialogues or in my quest logs.

I do not mean to discourage your attempting to play the game, but at the very least you should expect to encounter some sizable road blocks if you don't have Japanese language ability. There are some import friendly games like Hatsune Miku and Taiko no Tatsujin rhythm games, however, the text heavy nature of RPG's prevents games like the Sword Art Online from being readily accessible. Good luck in your endeavor should you choose to import a copy. If you do, perhaps you would write a few posts about your own experiences with attempting to navigate within the game.
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^ Exactly what is said above. I played through the Naruto PSP game Narutimate Portable. It's long, dialog heavy and full of RPG elements like maintaining items and a party. The latter, I had to figure out by trial and error. The former two, I knew enough about the story and characters from watching the anime that this original story was easy to figure out so it didn't feel like I was wasting my time.
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Brookechan wrote:

It really depends on the game. If you do not understand the language, it goes without saying that you in turn will also not understand the plot of a story based game. The Sword Art Online PS Vita game does appear to have a relatively complex plot associated with it, and as such, you will have to consider how bothersome you will find it to be only minimally capable of understanding exchanges between characters.

From a gameplay standpoint, you should likely fare well enough assuming you have played other JRPG style games. Of the footage that I have seen, the game appears to have a combat style similar to the Tales franchise. Items generally should not be an issue as they have numerical values associated with their effects, but quests are another story entirely. Your biggest hurdle would be understanding what needs to be done at any given time. I remember attempting to play Monster Hunter when I was still a beginning Japanese speaker, and I made very little progress because I could not read most of the kanji the dialogues or in my quest logs.

I do not mean to discourage your attempting to play the game, but at the very least you should expect to encounter some sizable road blocks if you don't have Japanese language ability. There are some import friendly games like Hatsune Miku and Taiko no Tatsujin rhythm games, however, the text heavy nature of RPG's prevents games like the Sword Art Online from being readily accessible. Good luck in your endeavor should you choose to import a copy. If you do, perhaps you would write a few posts about your own experiences with attempting to navigate within the game.


thank you very much!!! i still think i will give it a shot just because the game does look like fun and i have played tales games and i its probably my favorite combat style of any game. as for the dialogue parts well hopefully ill just be able to bear through it. i really do like SAO though so i really do want to at least try playing it and i odnt want to wait around and even see IF it will even get a north american version. Thank you again so much for all the input and i will definitely share my experiences and how i fair with the game
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I usually play visual novels, but I tried .//hack// LINK, it was kinda hard, I could finish it but I was not patient enough. Be hopeful if you can find a guide, while you are playing SAO. Usually people from gamefaqs.com makes guides especially if it is a RPG..
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Valkyria Chronicles, Brave Soldiers, Dragon's Crown and Catherine are some of the only good Japanese games I know of.
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Pretty much yes, dont even bother unless its a fighting or arcade game. Some games on PC get unofficial english patches like PSO2 but not gonna happen on a Vita obv.
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