Post Reply Is anyone here getting Tales of Hearts R?
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Posted 11/12/14
I just realised that Tales of Hearts R is coming out tomorrow in Europe (and already out in the US!)

I never finished Persona 4 on my Vita , but I'm definitely going to pick up this game as soon as my final exams finish.

Reviews say that it's a standard Tales game (which is just what I wanted), and that the localization can put people off because it is subtitled Japanese rather than dubbed.

But hey, this is Crunchyroll, we can put up with some subtitles, can't we?
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Posted 11/12/14
Just pre-ordered it and got the DLC The main character looks rather silly but any Tales game I've played hasn't disappointed me yet!
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Have the main characters ever not looked ridiculous? (except for Jude, but he was abnormally normal).

DLC??? Preorder incoming!
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Posted 11/12/14

plime wrote:

Have the main characters ever not looked ridiculous? (except for Jude, but he was abnormally normal).

DLC??? Preorder incoming!


Yuri from Tales of Vesperia seemed rather normal to me.



I'd actually put Jude higher on the weird scale due to his default outfit from the first Tales of Xillia (not a fan of the outfit's design)

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I think along the lines of "would they get any second looks from their hairstyle"?

Jude has pretty much the same hair as me. Yuri, on the other hand, has that long, feminine hair. Which reminds me, does anyone else think he looks suspiciously like Kirito from SAO 2???

Who was ripping off who there?
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It's really weird and feels half-baked. Like the translation itself is more suited for an English dub, almost as if they planned on dubbing but dropped it at the last second.
I just hope they'll put out an English Dub as DLC.
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Wait, how could the translation be more suited to a dub than a sub?

Cheap translations never really put me off games, but I have no idea about what you mean by a "weird" translation.

You can imagine that they would've considered dubbing it until they realised how little people buy PS Vita games.
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Posted 11/15/14
Got this at launch, like I promised in the various CR News articles about it. It stings a little that this is a Game Stop exclusive in the U.S. (like Xenoblade Chronicles, where the X is short for expensive), but at least it got released.


plime wrote:
Wait, how could the translation be more suited to a dub than a sub?


If you know enough Japanese to be able to compare what they are saying in their voiced lines versus what is showing up in the text box, there are noticeable differences in what is being said. In all fairness, though, if they had dubbed it, they would have lost money on the project, and it would not have been worth their while. This way, Bamco can at least profit a little from the release.
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rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:
If you know enough Japanese to be able to compare what they are saying in their voiced lines versus what is showing up in the text box, there are noticeable differences in what is being said.


Oh, I can see how people can get a bit irritated at that, though it's definitely not something that would put me off the game.

My knowledge of Japanese is limited to basic tourist language that I used in Japan ("how much is this", "does this contain peanuts", "where is ___" etc.) and what I remember from primary school Japanese, so I don't think the translation will be too much of an issue for me.

That said, I should probably learn Japanese someday If only they'd taught it at my highschool, mais j'etudierai le francais...
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Posted 11/16/14

plime wrote:
Oh, I can see how people can get a bit irritated at that, though it's definitely not something that would put me off the game.


Same here. I have lived through all kinds of bad translations in the past, and this localization is actually pretty good, since it's by the same lot who have been doing the Tales games since Symphonia in 2004, but I can see how things not matching up would irritate the purists.


That said, I should probably learn Japanese someday. If only they'd taught it at my highschool, mais j'etudierai le francais...


Moi aussi. All the Japanese I have been able to learn, I have had to study on my own time, and, quite frankly, it is quite difficult. A friend of mine who is fluent has said that a real knowledge of the language would require starting young (i.e. in grade school) and staying on it all the way through university, putting in at least an hour every day.
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Posted 11/16/14
Maybe, maybe not.
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Posted 12/15/14
Picked it up and loving it so far, but I'll admit I'm not that far in haha
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Posted 12/17/14
I currently own it, but haven't gotten very far since Persona Q launched. I'll get to it soon though!
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Got it for christmas along with Danganronpa 2 and Disgaea 4

Have played a bit, seems ok Though it will have to wait for me to finish Danganronpa 2, of course ^_^
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When I get a PS Vita yes I definitely will <3
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