Blog posts on Localisation.
Final Fantasy IX turns 20 this year and, after two decades of success, the game still lives up to its reputation. Almost 10 years ago, I wrote the article below about how the last Final Fantasy game without voice acting managed to render accents and speech without actually speaking. More interestingly, I looked at the […]
Tweet She’s only 4.3 ft. yet she is one of the most prominent TV personalities in France. 58-year-old actress Mimie Mathy has been on prime time on TF1 since 1997 four to twelve times a year! She is the lead characters of the Joséphine, Ange Gardien series, in which she plays
I just finished playing Alundra again, a Zelda-like classic released on PSX in 1997. It’s a pretty fun game, developed in a very similar way Landstalker on Megadrive was (I just read it was the same development team) The main difference with Zelda is that you can jump (!) and it actually makes the game […]
Tweet One of the very few RPGs I’ve ever played on PS2 – after the luxurious choice the PSOne had to offer, the PS2 was quite a let-down. But that’s not the point of this article. So I played Grandia II for the first time some ten years ago and I was
Tweet France, the Sixties. A whole new generation of singers and artists are produced and sent under the spotlights. The tunes are very easy to memorise and to sing along. Simple music, naive texts but a melody that embodies the 60s. Many of those songs also had one particularity:
Megadrive’s Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium was my very first role-playing game (RPG). That was back in 1995 and I was 9. As it turns out I still have the original game and I just played it through last month. 17 years later, probably for the 20-something time. I guess your first […]
Outrageous – how could a trained translator write such a thing? Of course, I want to believe that translation is a noble profession that deserves high salaries and great respect. Unfortunately, sometimes, the translation might not matter so much. The case I have in mind to illustrate my argument is Final Fantasy VII: it was […]
Tweet Boy do I feel old writing FFVII was released 15 years ago. I remember watching a review on TV and I feel like it’s not so long ago. Clearly I’m mistaken. When I first got to play it, I must have been about 12 and I remember that the game seemed to be extremely […]
I keep hearing here in Hamburg about how this person is “so Berlin” (read it with a German accent) or that this run-down area is “so Berlin” (carry on) or again that such trousers are “so Berlin” (you may stop).
As I was paying attention the opening credits of the uplifted American soap series, I realised it was a bit more than just a succession of animated classical paintings. For those who don’t know the credits, take some more or less known pieces of art from different times, adapting them to the purpose of the […]