So I replayed Earthbound, and finished it in 23 hours, actually.
And what baffles me about this is, why are people getting angry at NoA's censorship now? I mean, thinking about it, a lot of stuff got changed when Mother 2 was localized too, just like these days it's mostly trivial.
When I was playing the game, I wondered, "Will people throw a shitfit about the changes made if it was released in the present day?"
Localization "censorship" is really nothing new. That isn't to say you can't complain about, though. It's perfectly valaid to say that you hated it then and still hate it now.
>I mean, thinking about it, a lot of stuff got changed when Mother 2 was localized too, just like these days it's mostly trivial.
This >>323405765 is part of it. The other part of it is that information traveled slower back then. Today I can google and youtube what games have what localization differences but there was really no easy way to do that back then. Hence, people didn't really realize what changes were being made to a game to begin with.
Were there just as many poop/fart/pee jokes in the Japanese version as there were in the American version?
That's honestly the biggest thing that prevented me from loving EarthBound.
Yeah but I said they were mostly trivial.
Just like today with NoA's localization, I mean, nothing changed from then and now, they still have the same beliefs.
No, not really.
>Yeah but I said they were mostly trivial.
I'm not really arguing on that point. I'm just saying your average person didn't know back then.
>I mean, nothing changed from then and now, they still have the same beliefs.
Clearly since they are the last game company to implement region lock on handhelds and consoles.
>It's perfectly valaid to say that you hated it then and still hate it now.
I just mean that the reason people are complaining about the localization of newer games is because it's happening right now, with people currently working at NoA. They're complaining because they want it to stop, and it doesn't really have the same effect if you're using an old game as an example for how Nintendo is currently localizing their games.
Not to say they're right or wrong to complain about it, just that it's probably the reason EB and similar games aren't really targeted.
>Clearly since they are the last game company to implement region lock on handhelds and consoles.
Well, I meant NoA on it's localization, not Nintendo in general. You are referring to Nintendo.
Because censorship and cut content only mattered to the fucks here when their 13-yo girls, boob sliders and female action got nerfed out for less-weebish countries. Now so much as a nail being un-textured will be proof of how "bad it's gotten lately" for them.