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12 October, 2012

Project X Zone











Caution: LOL U MAD wall of text up ahead, you've been warned.

I saw (am still seeing) complaints around the English-speaking side of the internet about how PXZ totally won't be released in English even though it's still entirely possible (Atlus did bring Mugefuro over to the US).

First of all would it even sell? Mugefuro was brought over to the US. It sold so bad they didn't bother with Exceed.


And even if PXZ were released in English I'm pretty sure all we'd see would be complaints about the "bad writing" (because bad translations = bad writing), shitty JRPG gameplay, why are all the characters from shitty obscure Japanese games bawww, LOL TITS THIS IS A HENTAI GAME and WHY ARE THE VOICES IN JAPANESE THIS GAME IS SHIT HOW DARE YOU FORCE ME TO LISTEN TO A FOREIGN LANGUAGE.


There are just way too many entitled cunts going on about how shitty Japanese RPGs are (when pressed for an elaboration they invariably present Final Fantasy as the sole example), and when you think something looks vaguely interesting (even though you've never played any of the games in the series and have no idea what it's like) you complain about how it's not getting localized because HURP DURP GREEDY JAPANESE COMPANIES NOT INTERESTED IN WESTERN FANBASE BECAUSE THEY ARE EVIL AND RACIST. It doesn't work that way, dumbass. Nobody's interested in bringing Japanese games over because you fucktards have made it clear that you don't like them, even though you've never played any aside from a couple of big-name landmines.


And of course the whole "OMG IF THIS IS TRANSLATED I WILL BUY TEN COPIES" "DO WANT" "TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY" → "GAME'S OUT WHERE'S THE TORRENT" "WILL THIS WORK WITH MY CURRENT FIRMWARE" "DOWNLOADING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT" attitude doesn't help either.


Just fucking die.


Edit: >>HURPADURP LOOK AT DEM TITS JAPAN IS SEXISTS

First of all, throwing a fit over a game you haven't played that hasn't been and probably won't be released in your country aimed at a demographic that doesn't include you, and over the parts that are exactly the same as pretty much every single game in the series for the past ten years (counting Suparobo and all) and isn't even that big a deal, is kind of just plain fucking retarded..
Yes, there is over-sexualization in a lot of Japanese video games (not just for the women, for that matter). But the reason isn't because herpderp sex sells WE HAS BOOBIES WE GONNA BE RICH. Japan is in general extremely tolerant (see, that's how to use the word) when it comes to this sort of thing and so media in general (not just games) has plenty of that kind of stuff. But it's not misogynistic attempts to get money from kids (there are plenty of better ways to do that, besides), but just as a bit of fun. And I might add that the Suparobo fanbase sees this stuff as jokes, in fact.

The thing is that some people think of "the gaming industry" as a single multinational entity which is exactly the same wherever it is. It's not. And then when other countries don't make games that cater to their country's social and cultural norms they complain about how they're ignorant xenophobic misogynistic sexist idiots. Either that or "lol the japanese is so weird xd".

The Japanese culture of conformation may come off as sexist to foreigners, just as how their attitude towards foreigners may come off as racist. After all, there are so many people who say the Japanese are racist and xenophobic and mysoginistic so it has to be true, right? But as a foreigner who actually understands the language and lives here, from experience I have to say that in the vast majority of the cases it's just the foreigners with their misformed preconceptions being a bunch of racist cunts. Not the Japanese.


And of course whenever I say this people call me a weaboo faggot because anyone who dares to support the evil sexist racist Japs is clearly retarded, also I'm lying about living in Japan and understanding the language because you have to study Japanese for a million years to be fluent in it and the country is filled with xenophobic racists who refuse to let anyone from outside in.

Just fucking die.

Edit: Oh, and it's this attitude that has lead to Japanese companies being more cautious about releasing stuff overseas lest a bunch of dumb-as-fuck retards complain about how a game that was seen as completely harmless in Japan is targeted by idiots proclaiming it to be racist, sexist, and promoting devil worship or whatever the fuck.

Edit: Also, I'd like to add that 90% of the time when I see someone talking about "Japan", the dumbfuck is not talking about the actual country Japan but the fictional land of xenophobic sexist racist perverts "Japan" that he made up in his head.  

Edit: I cleared PXZ yesterday.

I can still scarcely get over how terrible it was.

May do a write-up later.

Edit: Review here.