I'm not sure if we got this one or not, but I just saw a tip in the Wii U version which said that Bowser's 8th palette is based off the False Bowser from The Lost Levels.
I can confirm. The Japanese version simply calls it a blue Bowser, though.
"Pokémon Battle" specifically mentions "can the new generation (Greninja) rise above all?"
In the "In the Name of the Hero-King" event ("In Marth's name" in the JP version), Marth's supposed dialog (the event description) sounds less condescending. NOA just loves making everything sound edgier and shallower.
And they're not well-versed in Kirby at all. The JP title for the event "The King Strikes Back" is "Revenge of the King", which you may recognise as a game in Kirby Super Star Ultra. And they say Smash doesn't care about non-Sakurai Kirby!?
Those Japanese errata from Brawl? They're back, and they're worse! All instances of "剣" is rendered to read ken (the on'yomi) when those should have been tsurugi (the kun'yomi) in the context of FE1 and the sword series of weapons. Also, the Mario Tennis/Mario Golf music is still said to be from "Mario Tennis 64/Mario Golf 64" when the GameCube versions were the true source. At least they don't have furigana in the sound test this time, because I'm pretty sure they're going to mispronounce Golden Sun: The Lost Age's title again.
There's another piece of Japanese oddity, but it's not really wrong. The title of the event "Family Ties" is 父の貫録 (father's pride), but 貫録 is a newer way to write 貫禄. Which reminds me, the writing style between different games are vastly different, with some using older (and thus closer to what has been established as "correct") styles while some adopt newer ones. I guess I should be glad that at least they didn't mix up the various transliterations of "fire", which ranges from ファイア (Mario, Kirby) to ファイアー (Fire Emblem) and ファイヤー (Pokémon).
Post by nocturnal YL on Dec 27, 2014 6:02:50 GMT -5
More weird findings: This time, let's talk about the names.
Like the previous games, names can be randomised. Unlike last time, names can have up to 10 characters. That's a lot in Japanese, enough to include short but complete sentences. Some of the more interesting I've seen:
なくはないです (Chrom joke) ごめんあそばせ (Classy, feminine way to say sorry) カーチャンさんせん ("Mum joins the battle", one of the catchphrases in Japan's Smash advertising) PKサンデー ("PK Sundae") (・~・) (Yep, they have emoji as default names too) じぶんをさがし ("Search for myself") ふっとばしどうぶつ ("Launched animal") ごらんのスポンサー ("These sponsors", used in TV to introduce sponsors for TV programmes) マリオ&おれRPG ("Mario & me RPG", perhaps something Luigi has meant to say deep in mind?) おだやかですね (Inverse of that famous Shulk quote as introduced before) ストックだいじに ("Stock is serious stuff") スマブラー ("Smasher") つやつやアンドロフ ("Totally Andross") ジャナナバングル ("Janana Bungle") オナマエ ("Name") っょぃゃっ ("Strong guy", written in small kana) ふっとばシスト ("Launch-ist") なまパスタ ("Raw pasta", an ingredient in the Papaer Mario series) FATさん ("FAT"? Who?) でれつん ("Dere-tsun") 4649 ("Best regards") リザイアけんこうほう ("Getting healthy with Nosferatu") メガチンクル ("Mega Tingle") さいごのきりふだ ("Final Smash") ゆうめいなアレ ("That famous thing") くうきをよむ ("Read the circumstance") １×１＝？ (Pretty sure that's just 1)
Now I wonder what names are available in the English version of the game.
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5