The Japanese games you wish you could play in English

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The Japanese games you wish you could play in English

Post by Green Ranger » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:10 am

There are many wonderful games for the Dreamcast that never made it to English speaking audiences, so out of the Japanese titles you're aware of, which ones do you wish were were translated so that you could enjoy them? The two that come to mind for me would be:

Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream (3d platformer/Rpg) - beautifully designed levels, colorful characters, terrific soundtrack! The music alone makes me want to play this game so badly, if only I could follow the story and know what they're saying :cry:

Seven Mansions (survival horror) - A survival horror game where up to 2 players can play simultaneously. The objective appears to be searching 7 mansions for a doctor, and while doing so avoiding the monsters that aim to stop you.

So what games did you wish you had a chance to play in English?
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Post by ben15dc » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:54 am

man i came across a lot of games, but since i havent played dc in a while i forgot the names. anyway one i remember a lot is the rhapsody of zephyr, beautiful graphics

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Post by Segata Sanshiro » Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:22 am

I played Napple tale to the end using a Gamefaq guide, its an excellent experience as it is... translated would be much better :)

Rent a Hero No1 this is an excellent RPG using the Spikeout engine and has great humour. I'm almost at the end, but i feel i'm missing 90% of the content and jokes.

Dreamstud!o a great application, but quite unusable without knowing japanese.

segagaga they say its great... we suffer

Fushigi Dungeon - Furai no Shiren Gaiden: Onnakenshi Asuka Kenzan i personally want to play this one very much!
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Post by Darksaviour69 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:34 am

Rent a hero and Segagaga are the 2 main ones that come to mind
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Post by zman » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:21 am

The El Dorado Gate series...

Blue Submarine...

Black Matrix...

Fushigi Dungeon - Furai no Shiren Gaiden: Onnakenshi Asuka Kenzan...

These are ones I would like. There are many others and the walkthroughs are good and some of the translation techniques used to try to figure things out are good, but nothing compares to playing the games in your native language.

I would really like to play through the El Dorado Gate series without the language barrier.
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Post by Stormwatch » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:27 pm

All of them, especially Segagaga.

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Post by Juan » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:53 pm

Any RPGs.
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Post by |darc| » Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:40 pm

I really want to play Segagaga.
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Post by Deth2k7 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:56 pm

Sakura Taisen series
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Post by Strapping Scherzo » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:49 pm

I decided to look up Segagaga and found this:
"The most important part of Sega is the Tera Drive, a super computer that houses the heart and soul of Sega. It's equipped with 4096 512-bit CPUs, each running at 333 gHZ, with 512 terabytes of RAM. It can also display 167,700,000 sprites on a single horizontal place."
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Post by mankrip » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:07 pm

Horizontal... place? Like what?
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:08 pm

Segaga, El Dorado Gate, and a whole ton of stuff for Saturn. I can't even recall all of it. There was *so* much nifty stuff for Saturn that never made it out of Japan...that's part of why I got rid of mine. Most of the really worthwhile games either weren't translated, or were rare enough that the price was ridiculous.
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:10 pm

...Incidentally, is that smash game any good? I don't recall the name; the one that looked like a cross between Rez and Virtua Tennis.
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Post by Sweater Fish » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:41 pm

My main wishes have already been mentioned. Rent-a-Hero (which has been translated, but I just don't want to buy an Xbox) and Segagaga. I never felt like was missing out on that much in Napple Tale.
Segata Sanshiro wrote:Dreamstud!o a great application, but quite unusable without knowing japanese.
I think it's pretty usable. There's a very good FAQ available for it which is probably as good at explaining the scripting system as the manual. The fact is the scripting system is incredibly complex so even if you understood Japanese, it would still be hard to figure out. It just takes time, though. You have to just start with simple and direct events like "when the player is in X space, Y happens" or "when the player presses button A, Z happens." You can do a lot with those basic scripts, but eventually you'll just naturally start trying more advanced scripts and learn the ins and outs of the system through logic and trial and error.
DaMadFiddler wrote:...Incidentally, is that smash game any good? I don't recall the name; the one that looked like a cross between Rez and Virtua Tennis.
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Post by Skynet » Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:55 am

Darcus Magnus wrote:I really want to play Segagaga.
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Post by Matisfaction » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:49 am

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Post by Cid Highwind » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:19 pm

Baldr Force Exe: It's kick ass as it is, but I want to get to know more about the story, which seems to be of exceptional quality.

Sakura Taisen Series, no need to explain this one I think.

Seven Mansions: It has always sounded like a very interesting game to me.
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Post by cube_b3 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:21 pm

Rent A hero
that's all I can think of for now.

Segaga is a bit to much reading.

I read in DC-UK mahazine that Hundred Swords was a pretty solid game.
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Post by Sultan of Saturn » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:28 pm

My wish list includes:

Sakura Taisen series

Renta A Hero

Fushigi Dungeon

Rhapsody of Zephyr

Advanced Daisenryaku

Langrisser Millenium

Black Matrix A/D

Vermilion Desert

Seven Mansions

Segagaga

Frame Gride (so many menus...)

El Dorado Gate series

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Post by Green Ranger » Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:09 pm

Sultan of Saturn wrote:My wish list includes:

Sakura Taisen series

Renta A Hero

Fushigi Dungeon

Rhapsody of Zephyr

Advanced Daisenryaku

Langrisser Millenium

Black Matrix A/D

Vermilion Desert

Seven Mansions

Segagaga

Frame Gride (so many menus...)

El Dorado Gate series

Card of Destiny

Tricolore Crise
Well look on the bright side, on that wish list at least Segagaga is being translated. :D
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