December 27, 2005

Classics of SNES Literature

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at December 27, 2005 12:33 AM

One of my Christmas gifts was the GBA edition of one of the best console RPGs ever, Final Fantasy IV. Among the enhancements to the new version is the third official translation of this script into English. The original was infamous for excessive kowtowing to Nintendo's censorship regime, resulting in pretty bland dialogue. The latest one, on the other hand, asserts its freshness by referencing Real Ultimate Power. (Seriously.)

However, the translation is not completely new. Yes: When Tellah attacks Edward, he still shouts, "You spoony bard!"

It's nice to see that someone at Square/Enix still remembers.

Tags: Games

The first thing that came to mind when I saw "Tellah" and "Edward" was Edward Teller. This is probably not the best sign in the world.

Posted by: Mason | December 27, 2005 12:59 AM

teh win

Posted by: Lemming | December 27, 2005 10:37 AM
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