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Picko said:
? outlawauron said:
Bleh. Why do they feel the need to westernize a JRPG?

Maybe because they want to make money? Or perhaps because a simple cosmetic change could mean quite a significant difference in sales.

Yes, they gain some sales but also lose a few. (at least til it gets cheap)



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Does it really matter, I can barely tell the difference other than the writing



US > japan. history proves this.



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Looks good; I may just pick it up. Both versions look good, however I do prefer the US version more though.



they also took out japanese voices
http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/02/07/star-ocean-4-really-does-want-to-be-an-eroge/



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outlawauron said:
Picko said:
? outlawauron said:
Bleh. Why do they feel the need to westernize a JRPG?

Maybe because they want to make money? Or perhaps because a simple cosmetic change could mean quite a significant difference in sales.

Yes, they gain some sales but also lose a few. (at least til it gets cheap)

Yes, that may be true but the former is likely to greatly outweight the latter. A more western design across the board will be highly beneficial to sales on a console such as the Xbox 360.

 



 
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The Japanese menu and HUD portraits look much, much better, IMO. Damn you, $quare-€nix!



kirballs1 said:
they also took out japanese voices
http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/02/07/star-ocean-4-really-does-want-to-be-an-eroge/

True, that bugs me even more than the different looks.

Both things should have been available as a choice.



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The menus look better for US, but the anime pics in battles look better in Jap version. Can we not mix the 2?