Post by mrmolecule on Mar 13, 2010 21:17:55 GMT -5
But I'm still surprised how much crap they got into WarioWare. Somewhere there's an article on "Twisted"'s censorship. Can't say I disapprove too much (except the removal of that one of the rice-crushing souvenir)
Post by Prince~Of~Light on Mar 14, 2010 16:31:00 GMT -5
Gee, the censorship.
Reminds me of the funny thing ya can do Marvelous. (and might have been taken out if it was localized)
In the start of the game, Miss Gina instructs you at using the "point&click hand". If ya touch her chest, she blushes a bit. (Actually there's two pockets, and she says there is nothing on them) Continue on clicking them, and she actually bumps you, looking very scoldful.
There's also one scene in the game where you find a little pool of blood, hinting (falsely) that Miss Gina has been injured by the pirates.
Another religion-related censorship: In Western versions of Pokémon Gold and Silver (not in HG/SS), the Buddhist prayer beads of the Mediums were removed. Source: bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Medium
I wonder if the replacement of the Journey to the West microgame in WarioWare: Twisted! also had to do with the appearance of Buddha...
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2010 8:02:11 GMT -5 by Grandy02
Does Nintendo of America even still have a censorship policy regarding religious references in its games? I was under the impression they relaxed on that back in the N64 era when it was obvious they were having their asses handed to them.
Perhaps they're still paranoid about it in certain circumstances - the bead necklace in a Pokemon game is a little redundant for a medium, tying a religion to ideas of ghosts and speaking to the dead... but I wouldn't have thought a Journey to the West microgame would have caused much concern. It's a pretty well-known story, and it's not offensive to Buddhism.
Well, many religions have prayer beads including Catholicism and Islam. I think the beads were removed because a certain religion might get offended if they thought their practice was being shown in a video game. *cough*Muhammad*cough*
Another one for the drug pile, if it hasn't been mentioned yet: The Fishermen in the Japanese version of Pokémon Gold/Silver are seen smoking. Unsurprisingly, the cigarettes were removed in Western localizations. bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Fisherman
Last Edit: Apr 5, 2010 13:03:36 GMT -5 by Grandy02
anyway, what about the cross removal in the mother 2-->earthbound transition? I mean its one thing to remove a religious symbol that might offend someone(i.e. the crescent on the mirror shield) but its another to remove the international symbol for aid. there's all that censorship to mother 1 to earthbound zero too, like unbloodying The gang zombies and dr distorto, removing the cigarettes from the crow and the gang member, taking away teddy's knife, removing crosses, and if that wasnt enough, taking away the reflection on the Female fighting robot's breasts because they looked too much like nipples. and the list goes on
Last Edit: May 17, 2010 19:27:13 GMT -5 by porygon
anyway, what about the cross removal in the mother 2-->earthbound transition? I mean its one thing to remove a religious symbol that might offend someone(i.e. the crescent on the mirror shield) but its another to remove the international symbol for aid.
That might not be down to censorship. The Euro boxart simply looks better because of the way the characters have been framed with the hero dead-centre, and if the characters are limited in space then they'd need moving around a bit.
Why we don't just get Japanese boxart I'll never know. It's almost always way better than the rubbish we get.