“Localization for the Western release of Sakura Wars was similar to another one of our popular titles, Yakuza 0,” Andrew Davis shares. “The game was first translated by our long-standing friends at Inbound Games (who’ve been working with us for many years) and passed to our internal team for a second pass. We focused on ensuring the dialogue flowed naturally while capturing the quirks of each character’s personality, just as we do with any project. For instance, Hatsuho’s speech is brash and confident, while Azami’s is terse and steely.
After we were done, we reached out to another outside partner (Keywords Studios) to handle the localization into French, German, and Spanish. Just like with our English translation, these teams were committed to crafting faithfully entertaining scripts in their respective languages.
Oh boo. Hopefully he's better than, say, TMS' protag.
“After we were done, we reached out to another outside partner (Keywords Studios) to handle the localization into French, German, and Spanish. Just like with our English translation, these teams were committed to crafting faithfully entertaining scripts in their respective languages.”
I'd say it certainly helps; a couple of characters from the 1st game are referenced for sure.Wow, sooner than expected. And I should be done with FFVII Remake and P5 Royal by then, hopefully
Dunno if I should play the fan-translation of the Saturn game first, though. I know they're not really connected story-and-gameplay wise but it could be fun for context.
It sold about as much as V did, which was the last proper Sakura Wars game released in Japan. The series sales dwindled when it left Sega hardware.
gotta claim it here
Yeap already did thanks :)gotta claim it here
So, question! As I see no one has claimed Skellboy for an OT. However, the game did release today. So, if I read the first post correctly, I no longer need to do a claim, but I could just open up a thread - correct?www.resetera.com
The others were absolutely not good SRPG's. The SRPG gameplay was solid at best.Too bad the first impression doesn't look super good, you have to really like Visual Novel to enjoy that one (other were VN too but good SRPG too), everything else is not really good... Not sure if i'll pick up but at same time i want to encourage Sega to take risk like these.
I mean if you're not a fan of visual novels, you won't like the series anyway.Too bad the first impression doesn't look super good, you have to really like Visual Novel to enjoy that one (other were VN too but good SRPG too), everything else is not really good... Not sure if i'll pick up but at same time i want to encourage Sega to take risk like these.
For someone that never played a game in the series, is this a good one to get into/start with? Will I get lost story-wise and everything? If so, what do you suggest I read/watch before playing?Series veteran here. Already completed the game last month. Some points to note for new players:
- treat it as a visual novel with great production value rather than an action game. Action session is mediocre at best while the adventure part is absolutely amazing with great characterizations and animations
- character and robots 3D renders are fantastic
- characters move a lot while talking which may annoy some people. It is intentional (imo) because it tries to recreate the feeling of Japanese opera
- dialogue options are not limited to three: you can choose to not choose any option at all and just wait for time out. Sometimes this is the right thing to do.
- think about the intention and personality of each character when choosing dialogues: some of the "righteous" option may not give you the highest affinity
- chapter 1 is the worst chapter. Many unvoiced sequences and rather weird main story. The game becomes much better afterwards
- story of Sakura Wars always focuses on positivity / love / justice. Many often logic does not apply and explanations are not given
- even as a series veteran, I find some sequences pretty creepy. But they are totally optional
- I cried for a few times during certain chapter, which is something no other game has achieved. If you have played Sakura Taisen 2, you will know what I mean when you get to it
- Claris is the best
I personally would rate it a 9.5/10, but I think you should expect a 7/10 game, objectively speaking. I urge you to try it though because you can find no other game like Sakura Wars. It is a truly unique franchise.
Last but not least, the anime airing in April (in Japan) is a CONTINUATION of the story. I highly suspect it would be a lead-up to the sequel. Remember to avoid spoiler if you plan to play this game.