It's the only explanation that makes sense to me. I don't see why they'd mangle the official art like that to make the sword match up with supporting character #3's raised arm (which it still doesn't, in any case).
Looking at them, the hero in the US version is off-centre, which looks weird, and the other characters have been arranged in the background behind. If you pushed the hero into the centre then the arrangement of background characters (and other elements) wouldn't fit in the same way, so they shifted the characters about a bit.
I'm fairly positive this is simply a layout issue and they're not intentionally trying to cover up the boobs. Anyone who has put together a compilation drawing will know there's a lot of jiggery-pokery when it comes to arranging the characters so they all fit AND it looks good.
Well, maybe. But the EU version's rubber sword looks much worse to me.
If it was just a layout issue, then I can only imagine that whoever designed it warped the angle of the blade because he thought that being able to see the tip of the sword was more important than the sword looking like a functional sword. Which means it was a pretty crap artist, which means they're not likely to know anything about layout anyway.
It seems more likely to me that whoever made it was asked by the publisher to do something to make the boobs less visible.
Last Edit: May 23, 2010 3:30:45 GMT -5 by kirbychu
They changed the pose of the trainer class Sage (Monk in Japan) in Gold/Silver/Crystal. Interestingly, the Sage's prayer bead was removed in the Korean release of HeartGold/SoulSilver, but NOT in Western localisations.
The female Swimmers are winking in the Japanese versions of Gold/Silver/Crystal, but not in localisations (probably too "suggestive"). Also, the swim briefs (Speedos) of the male swimmers in Diamond/Pearl/Platinum and HeartGold/SoulSilver got changed to shorts in the international releases.
More censorship in Heartgold and Soulsilver would involve the male swimmers. In the Japanese version they are wearing speedos (like they always do) but in international versions they have on longer surfer shorts. Wow, we posted that at the same time, huh?
Also the slots were censored out and replaced with Voltorb flip.
nocturnal YL: Got to the ending of Xenoblade. I'll do the post-game contents in Casual Mode since they started to feel grindy. I'll also go back to the parts I skipped (mostly quests and Colony 6); there isn't much reason to play NG+, so I'll just complete the 1st run.
Jan 14, 2023 23:39:45 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
Jan 30, 2023 7:27:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
Jan 30, 2023 12:45:00 GMT -5