Holy shit, that's funny. I can no longer consider him a grumpy old fart who values his coffee over everyone else and now am only capable of seeing him as a drunken bastard. Thank you. That just made my night.
Post by Johans Nidorino on May 21, 2011 16:12:26 GMT -5
A recent one for Pokémon. Not in-game, but in associated artwork.
Lenora, the Nacrene City Gym Leader was originally depicted wearing an apron. Her design was modified later, and the common speculation is that it was to avoid the possibility that the outfit could be seen reminiscent of black slavery.
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Though from what I understand in the thread, the censorship has since been lifted.
I haven't played Pokémon Black and White for months, until when English language Cofagrigus started appearing on the Global Trade System. However, a Bulbapedia user Blazios later realized that English language Nosepass stopped appearing on the GTS. A list of almost all banned keywords extracted from the game can be found here.
Whereas trying to input a Pokémon name in something like the nickname screen only blocks the whole word e.g. 'sau' instead of dinosaur, the GTS would block a name simply for containing the keyword, which was the reason why trying to initiate a trade with Cofagrigus would use to give out an error code.
There is a lot of censorship in the Pokémon games. Registeel's original Diamond and Pearl sprite was changed in the non-English, European release of the games and succeeding games because it was standing with a pose reminiscent to the Nazi salute.
A handful of Trainer sprites were changed from Pocket Monsters Kin & Gin to Pokémon Gold and Silver. The original designs included winking beauties and swimmers. Fishermen with cigarettes, sages in a praying position and mediums with beads.
Unless I'm mistaken, there were also references to Buddhism in Sprout Tower in the original Japanese version which were filtered out in the English version. I'm trying to be careful because regarding the alleged Lavender Town music tone pitch differences between early Red/Green and Red/Blue; hackers on TCRF found no differences between the soundtrack of version 1.0 Red/Green and Red/Blue's version.
Pocket Monsters Kin & Gin also still had Jynx with black skin. This was changed to purple in the English versions, but due to technical limitations Jynx's hair was turned from yellow to white because you could only have four different colours in Pokémon sprites in Generation II. (Source). While I probably wouldn't count them as censorship, the source IIMarckus also lists minor sprite differences between Pokémon between Kin & Gin and Gold/Silver.
In Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen, there were a lot of smaller changes. As Parrothead mentioned on another thread, the Japanese version of FireRed/LeafGreen still referenced Space Shuttle Columbia as it does in Red/Green/Blue/Yellow, but this reference was removed in the English versions, probably due to Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated early in 2003.
There were a handful of changes in the choice of words from the original Red/Blue dialogue in FireRed/LeafGreen, including changes like 'evil' to 'malevolent', 'gambler' to 'gamer', 'fight' to 'battle' and 'soul' to 'all'. In the Japanese version of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, hex maniacs (occult maniacs) had no pupils. Other sprite changes were from female psychics' hands and male cooltrainers' hair. Sailors' hands were also changed for showing a hand gesture considered offensive in the west.
In the German Red/Blue, apparently references to the real world were removed. For example, "Guyana, South America" was replaced with "Dschungel tief im Niemandsland" (jungle, deep in no man's land).
A bit more on the slots being removed in English HeartGold/SoulSilver. Although they were removed, the building still exists within the game code, but all of the dialogue was blanked. It's still possible to exchange coins there, but the machines play Voltorb Flip as usual. The removal of the entrance to the original Game Corner meant that you couldn't get the extra Captivate TM which existed there in the Japanese HeartGold/SoulSilver.
(Not the first video, but best quality I could find)
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Post by 8bitretroshit on Sept 30, 2011 16:11:09 GMT -5
Not sure if this is a change in translation or that the Japanese version itself modified the script, but I remember one geezer NPC standing outside the Celadon gym in gold/silver going all hehehehe creepy because the gym's full of women. In the remake he's so excited the gym is full of strong trainers. I think they pulled that strong trainer change more than once too
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Nester the Lark: Fire Emblem Engage's theme song sounds like it came from a Sonic game, haha!
Jan 7, 2023 9:21:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Had some ideas on things to post here. One is about things I want to see in a game (in general) and a hypothetical game that's perfect to me, but I don't know how should I make such a post in terms of detailed execution.
Jan 8, 2023 9:56:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The other is about the dark sides of Atelier (like Lita's origins and why was Empel's arm incapacitated at first), but I need to play the Dusk games first.
Jan 8, 2023 9:57:39 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also I'm very excited about Fire Emblem Engage now, but I also don't want to have premature celebrations until the game is actually out.
Jan 8, 2023 9:59:25 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: A topic about our hypothetical ideal games could be interesting. I sometimes think about what an RPG would be like if it had only my favorite types of elements, and didn't include things I didn't like.
Jan 8, 2023 11:10:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: On a similar note, I've considered making a "fun" topic about creating an RPG party out of only various Nintendo characters. There would be rules (like only one character per franchise), but I haven't gotten the details figured out yet.
Jan 8, 2023 11:22:54 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: At Chapter 17 in Xenoblade. The story got a lot better at the end. Also I just realised that I was a fool trying to run around places and fight low-level enemies for items when I could have just traded.
Jan 13, 2023 13:47:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: First, The Pokémon Company gets into trouble with that whole Pokémon Masters EX hashtag business, and now this.
Jan 14, 2023 9:55:16 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: That's very embarrassing (and also entertaining). But I wonder why would The Pokémon Company post something they probably didn't make themselves?
Jan 14, 2023 17:56:51 GMT -5
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.
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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.
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Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
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Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
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Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
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