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Re(7):FFVI: British Accents Return
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[QUOTE] Thanks so much for that breakdown! I remember the original FFVI translation fondly. It was my alltime favorite game for a long time after all. I recall years ago hearing that the GBA translation was more accurate and therefore superior, but with translations literal accuracy is never the same as being faithful to the original intentions. Would you say that the original SNES game is still the best way to experience FFVI in the English language? I would recommend English speakers play the Woolsey version without hesitation! A few things are lost due to text limits or censorship, but what is present is almost entirely excellent, and what's missing is primarily in the realm of the backstory with the Three Gods of War, who never speak and who are ultimately unimportant to the characterization of anyone in the game. Even the random changes point towards the literacy of the translator: Ether may be Tincture, and Ether Turbo may be Ether, but my god, "tincture!" The GBA version, by contrast, jams extraneous stuff in there, starting right from the prologue and as per Cefca's line above, that isn't even in the original, sacrificing its only claim to usefulness, "accuracy." Put another way: getting to read the GBA's "Blizzara" instead of "Ice 2" probably isn't worth your reading a text that sounds (and was constructed similarly to) an English translation of a French translation of the original Tao Te Ching (I have seen one of these things). In conclusion, I will wr [/URL][/b][/s][/i][color=660000]-- Message too long, Autoquote has been Snipped --[/color][/QUOTE] The Trans Atlantic Accent has really heavy associations with a particular era in the past (which to most people today is somewhere after old-timey but somewhere before the 80s, and that's not totally incorrect), and being a radio/tv announcer of a certain degree of formality. Rocky and Bullwinkle have this to quite a degree, and the legendary localization (... total rewrite...) of Samurai Pizza Cats! [URL=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5xkunUF-4w&list=PLsVrIqEkJoylev4yM2hFkrHwS_An094Yb]Who do you call when you want some pepperoni?[/URL]
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