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Western menu and HUD looks better, only thing I´d miss from the japanese version are the character portraits when they talk. Oh, and I love JRPGs the most. The lack of Japanese voices doesn´t bother me as a fan, it would have been good to hone my japanese, otherwise the english voices are good and bearable. Only for Tales are japanese voices a must, since the english ones are always awfully bad.



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I like the western layout a bit more, not a big fan on anime, however Japanese voices would be awesome. I always prefer the Japanese VAs compared to English ones >




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

I agree, but in the end I don't care.

I think both styles are cool and I'll have my fun with it.



Blacksaber said:
I'm not going to ask why they change it the people who are getting this game are very likely also into anime why change it?

Because this is a 360 game: a game on a platform where the Star Ocean series has never appeared. Its highly-Westernized audience is far less likely to be into anime than fans on other platforms, and S-E needs to account for that. Besides, anime just doesn't provide the same rush of aggression hormones that 360 fans crave; for that, you need to go as far into generic photorealism as you possibly can so that it "feels more real" to those who have let their self-immersion abilities atrophy (since, after all, imagination is what kiddies do).

It makes perfect sense, really.

 



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Westernized?

I swear to God, if this starts becoming a fuckin' trend I'm gonna go mad. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING TO MY JRPG's?

Imagine Tales of... like that... maybe do CGI instead of Anime too?

Bleh. Bleh. Bleh.



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Hawk said:
pbroy said:
peshkavus said:
I like the US version /shrug

 

So will most Americans, but still.... DAMN!!!

 

I WAY like the US version better.  Look at those horrid Japanese menus.  I feel for them.  And the anime portraits, yeck.  Bitch slap them?  why?  I'd like to hug them for making the US version so much more appealing to me.

 

 Meh. Taking away the Tales feeling from it takes away its JRPG nature for me. But I guess it does show that this will help in the West after all....well played Sqeenix.

But I'm still gonna send some nasty threats your way if its not changable.... 



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Xen said:
Westernized?

I swear to God, if this starts becoming a fuckin' trend I'm gonna go mad. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING TO MY JRPG's?

Imagine Tales of... like that... maybe do CGI instead of Anime too?

Bleh. Bleh. Bleh.

 

Look what happened with tales of hearts non anime version >_>



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Blacksaber said:
Xen said:
Westernized?

I swear to God, if this starts becoming a fuckin' trend I'm gonna go mad. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING TO MY JRPG's?

Imagine Tales of... like that... maybe do CGI instead of Anime too?

Bleh. Bleh. Bleh.

 

Look what happened with tales of hearts non anime version >_>

Yes, I know of it, and that's why I mentined CGI instead of Anime, heh.