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.
Shrikeswind: Date of birth, August 30, 2022. I'm an uncle.
Aug 31, 2022 3:47:06 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Just woke up and within like a half an hour my brother-in-law sends me two pics of the little rapscallion. Not sharing because I don't believe in posting baby pics on the Internet, but I will say he's clearly going to be a genius.
Aug 31, 2022 3:49:29 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: His name is Elliott, btw.
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nocturnal YL: Good to hear! Best of wishes to you and to your sister's family.
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Nester the Lark: Congrats again, Uncle Shrikes!
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Nester the Lark: The Japanese voice actor for Adol (of the Ys series), Yuji Kaji, will be making an appearance at Konami's TGS presentation to "represent the fans." In the past, Konami has showcased Falcom's games at TGS. I wonder if there will be more to it...
Aug 31, 2022 9:23:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm reluctant to do spoiler discussions because if people are playing the game, they wouldn't want spoilers, and if they're not playing the game, they wouldn't be interested anyway.
Sept 3, 2022 9:00:36 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm… not sure if I'll read your spoiler discussions. I don't think I'll get the chance to play this, but at the same time, I'm not entirely sure I won't, either.
Sept 4, 2022 11:28:04 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have yet another pile of games waiting to be played. Due to various circumstances (I'm busy at work, this month's weekends are filled with family events, and Project DIVA Mega Mix just got new DLC), I'm not able to play them yet.
Sept 4, 2022 11:30:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm currently at 34 Switch games played. I've been thinking about my Switch review videos and I'll make another at 36 or 40 games. Leaning towards 36.
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nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
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Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
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Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
Sept 8, 2022 14:50:28 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I learned on the way home from work today - I stopped in at a McDonalds for lunch, was checking the news in line, and...well, there it was.
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Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
Sept 9, 2022 8:49:46 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
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Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
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Sept 13, 2022 9:47:11 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
Sept 19, 2022 8:44:03 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
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