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    This thread was meant to be a tribute to the greatest FFIV--or possibly any FF--thread ever, but I'm sad to see that many of the images no longer link properly. If anyone has saved the original images Necro used for his comic please contact me and I'll fix them up.

    Anyway, to give this thread a real topic, I actually thought the cheesy translation of this game, and other games of this era, gave it an extra appeal. Without it we would have never gotten such famous lines as "You spoony bard!" or "This guy are sick". These days translations get a lot more attention and that removes some of the whimsy in games. Do you feel the same? What were some of your favorite cheesy dialogue in the original translation of FFIV for the SNES?

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    The...site or w/e still had all the images up, if I remember correctly. It's one of the greatest things I have ever seen on the internet, or any where.

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    He's talked about redoing it one day.

    In the meantime, here's a really good and ongoing "Let's Play" of FFIV...I-I mean "FFII" for you to read: "One to be born from a dragon..." -- Let's Play Final Fantasy II - The Return of Talking Time

    Seriously, it's great!

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    I do get some love out of the bad translations of old, but for the most part, I'm glad we've entered an era where bad localization/translations are not exactly tolerated anymore. Hell, I wouldn't mind a VII port (not remake) that just had the localization fixed. I'd buy that, Xenogears would be more appreciated though.

    I still love some of the grarm and Wooselism of the old days and I certainly enjoy the fact that was an era of gaming that was part of my life but I don't think I would care to see it now in a big budget title. Of anything, I would prefer to see gamers take from this era the fact it never took itself too seriously. Betwen trying to stop an evil Warlock from stealing the Crystals and bringing Armageddon to the planet, we still got to watch Cecil walk in and spend time at strip joints, spy on nude swimmers, visit a village run by pigs, midgets, and frogs; and collect dead rat tails to exchange for the most powerful metal substance on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Kanno View Post
    Of anything, I would prefer to see gamers take from this era the fact it never took itself too seriously. Betwen trying to stop an evil Warlock from stealing the Crystals and bringing Armageddon to the planet, we still got to watch Cecil walk in and spend time at strip joints, spy on nude swimmers, visit a village run by pigs, midgets, and frogs; and collect dead rat tails to exchange for the most powerful metal substance on the planet.
    I completely agree there. The more recent games definitely lack a level of whimsy that was present in the 16-bit titles. Hell, even Cloud wore a dress for one event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Kanno View Post
    I do get some love out of the bad translations of old, but for the most part, I'm glad we've entered an era where bad localization/translations are not exactly tolerated anymore. Hell, I wouldn't mind a VII port (not remake) that just had the localization fixed. I'd buy that, Xenogears would be more appreciated though.
    I agree. I think that if Square Enix ports a game to a modern day console, then the game should be updated in its localization at the very least. I would love to see Final Fantasy VII or Xenogears properly translated, and a port with a proper translation would be great incentive to purchase and play the game on a modern console rather than turning to emulation. I just hope that future ports by Square Enix don't have any technical issues like the slowdown of Final Fanasy Tactics: The War of the Lions.
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    Well I mean other than Tellah'a introduction at the start in the waterfall cave I've got nothing

    Or the Rydia bomb scene maybe. Signet Ring!

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