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    Default Final Fantasy VIII is getting a remaster!


    Finally! We hear the EoFFers shout from the rafters since we made them hide away in the ceiling after we kept skipping their game for updates. Check out the trailer that came from Square Enix's E3 presentation.


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    Yes.


    Also, hopefully this brings back the FFVIII War during Wrestling matches in the audience.




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    A welcome surprise, I think my biggest hope for this remaster is that it will get a better translation.
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    I'll probably pick this up, but of the three PS1 FF's this is the one I was least interested in.

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    Awesome. Iíve been itching to replay VIII for some time and this will do nicely! The new models look really nice.

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    I've been meaning to give FF8 another go, now looks like the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Kanno View Post
    A welcome surprise, I think my biggest hope for this remaster is that it will get a better translation.
    Honestly though, VIIIís translation was solid. This was the time they brought in Alexander O. Smith and gaming localization suddenly started having more effort put into it

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    A welcome surprise, I think my biggest hope for this remaster is that it will get a better translation.
    Honestly though, VIII’s translation was solid. This was the time they brought in Alexander O. Smith and gaming localization suddenly started having more effort put into it
    They changed Squall's personality too much in the English version though.

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    Not that much though? Thereís only so much a translation can change.

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    There are some notable mistakes made in the translation that has helped to feed a lot of the fanon nonsense this game seems to be really susceptible to. Overall, I would just be interested to see how much gets changed by getting a retranslation.
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    They changed a few of the dialogue options. The "whatever" line was never in the Japanese version.

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    Is there even a direct equivalent to whatever in Japanese? People get so hung up on “faithful” translations, not really getting that it’s not exactly good practice to translate every single bit directly.


    Honestly, the translation flows well and reads like actual English and not a blatantly obvious translation. Regardless of what details have been chanted (because in the end they’re usually meaningless), that makes it a good translation.

    EDIT: Having looked at that link, whatever is honestly an entirely acceptable way to translate those particular bits, especially when taking into account cultural difference.

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    The 'whatever' line is great, I've never had any issues with the FFVIII script
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    but why

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    but why
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