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Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Co-Director Shares Disappointment Over Western Changes

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Many fans waiting for the western release of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE were disappointed and frustrated over the many changes that it would getting.

They aren’t the only ones saddened, as the games co-director Mitsuru Hirata expressed similar levels of disappointment regarding all the games changes.

In response to a fans complaints over the games censorship, Hirata (via Nintendo Everything responded with this:

When I found out we were unable to provide the same experience as the Japanese version, I also felt some disappointment. But our overseas fans remained happy that the game was being brought over and I’m glad to see their passionate support. In the meantime, the new costumes added could in a way be considered a merit that can only be enjoyed by our overseas fans! Thank you, and please look forward to the game!

As you can see, despite his thoughts on the matter he remains optimistic and is grateful for the support of the overseas fans.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is currently out exclusively for the Wii U.

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  1. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    July 10, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Can’t even make the top ten the week of release. Top kek.

  2. NintendoNaut
    NintendoNaut
    July 10, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Translation for those of you who can’t speak corporate-world Japanese: “This is ridiculous, but I had no choice. I’m sorry guys, but I hope you understand it wasn’t my fault.”

  3. STARSBarry
    STARSBarry
    July 10, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    “In the meantime, the new costumes added could in a way be considered a merit that can only be enjoyed by our overseas fans!”

    yeah but there actually considered a huge whopping fuck you, you do not create more sales by engaging in this type of butchery only create reasons not to buy a game for people who are in the know, by simply NOT FUCKING DOING THIS you harm no one.

    Its great hes disappointed now what he needs to do is bring it up every time its in the boardroom until they stop doing it. Then I might start buying the games again, honestly is it so hard to do LESS FUCKING WORK and pay LESS MONEY FOR LESS TIME NEEDED?

  4. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    July 10, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Read NintendoNaut’s post below.

  5. Kraken
    Kraken
    July 10, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    ha it already came out?

  6. Xekus
    Xekus
    July 10, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Only have themself to blame.
    I was defending the game from diehard SMT and FE fans, i was showing my excitement for months, i was riding the hype train hard.

    Then came the censorship, and it just was more and more.
    Completely threw me off the game, NoA can rightly go and fuck themself in the ass, i don’t have much respect for the developers/producers either for not having the backspine to stand against the changes.

  7. larverto365
    larverto365
    July 10, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    The thumbnail, though.

  8. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    July 10, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Sounds like a lot of corporate PR double-talk honestly. The fact that he says he is disappointed at all is the most important thing since it’s extremely easy to just assume the rest is his superiors not letting him shittalk the US version at the moment.

    Besides that though I honestly can’t understand the excuse of “these new costumes can be considered a merit to overseas players,” because to me that goes both ways and the original content is a merit to the JP players.

  9. TheMaverickGamer
    TheMaverickGamer
    July 10, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Every time I see a new article for this game, it just makes me sad. At least a fan patch is making progress, but I’m not even sure if I want to buy it second-hand at this point despite being really hyped for it before all of the censorship reports came pouring in.

  10. Jack Frost
    Jack Frost
    July 10, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Yeah well too little too late. Games already buried.

  11. STARSBarry
    STARSBarry
    July 10, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    which is ironically still ingame as it is… and is not censored in USA/PAL

  12. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    July 10, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Nobody wins from this type of censorship – the creator doesn’t get to express his original vision, the fans don’t get a genuine experience and the publisher puts extra money into reworking and censoring the game. Why bother?

  13. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    July 10, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    As shit as it is, its pretty much to be expected nowadays. No point in getting excited for any even semi adult themed Nintendo game (Bayonetta aside), it will be censored to fit the Western kid friendly rebranding of Nintendo.

    It sucks, but just save yourself a lot of potential grief and consider it the worthless dead console it deserves to be.

  14. blackice85
    blackice85
    July 10, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Same here, and I’ve defended Nintendo in general too, but they’re making it awful hard nowadays.

  15. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    July 10, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Is there any way for several people to send an email to this man and explain that Western fans are upset with the changes made to the game as well and that such changes were not necessary? Just to be absolutely sure those in Japan know this?

  16. Xekus
    Xekus
    July 10, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Yep, learned my lesson. I’ve given up on nintendo completely now, not spending another dime on a nintendo product. They are going to have to drastically change things if they want me back.

  17. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    July 10, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    I just wish that their view on content was the same in Japan, that way it wouldn’t even get exclusive adult themed games only to butcher them when localized. Games like these would be on Vita or something.

  18. CrusaderEsper
    CrusaderEsper
    July 10, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    The game costs more to localize.
    It sells less copies.
    Fan goodwill is lost in massive quantities.
    People that weren’t going to buy the game anyway are placated.

    This is what censorship gets you. Especially censorship of a game that wouldn’t have been rated anything higher than a Teen had it been uncensored.

  19. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    July 10, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    NoA’s employees do as they bill more and more out of their parent company.

  20. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    July 10, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    “it sucks that we changed some things please buy our game ;-;”

  21. malbhet
    malbhet
    July 10, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I’m not buying this shyte, how’s that for PR BS!

  22. malbhet
    malbhet
    July 10, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    They should’ve gave it a mature rating to shut the cry babies up who were whining about it in the first place, but this is Nintendo we’re talking about after all:/

  23. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    July 10, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    No one was complaining about it, it’s just NoA being filled with greedy failed writers who are easily bothered.

  24. Sckarton
    Sckarton
    July 10, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    because nintendo M rated games never get censored, right? oh wait, fatal frame 5

  25. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 10, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Too late.The game flopped,time passed and we moved on.

  26. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    July 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Sounds like damage control “look at these western exclusive and butt ugly out of place clothes no one asked for” which would be fine if they would be an optional thing, but they aren’t, they replace bikinis for obvious puritanical reasons, it’s censorship and I will not give them a cent for this, end of story.

  27. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 10, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Yeah,because every jrpg fan asked for exclusive hipster clothes on TMS.

  28. Andres
    Andres
    July 10, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    I’m here waiting for a PS4/PC version

  29. MonsterGogo
    MonsterGogo
    July 10, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    “We’ve added these black bars over every character, but look on the bright side, this is the only version that gets such extensive exclusive content for free, you should be thankful!”

  30. NuclearCherries
    NuclearCherries
    July 10, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Now this is damage control at it’s finest, holy fuck

  31. scemar
    scemar
    July 10, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    someone with twitter and knowledge of japanese please tell this man the love and support the fans have showed the game by creating an uncensor mod to experience the true game as he made it

    and I am glad and happy to see the japanese developers finally speaking up about what’s going on, that’s a crucial step to having some change things, both fans and creators must be free to voice their displeasure at the censorship of the localizers

  32. scemar
    scemar
    July 10, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    party pooper SJW who are miserable and only want everyone else to be as miserable as them win

    sort of-right?

  33. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    July 10, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    It has Nintendo characters in it, not going to happen.

  34. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 10, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    He’s just throwing you a bone. He doesn’t really care.

    Anyone who has actually played the game knows it is pretty much untouched.

  35. Lezard Valeth
    Lezard Valeth
    July 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Another creator vision and original product deformed by NOA and their SJW army. They deserve this Failure for not listening to the fans.

    Enjoyed the Japanese version but i will not forgive this wretched lolcalization.

  36. bdp
    bdp
    July 10, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Still don’t know why they messed with that while publishing Bayonetta 2

  37. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 10, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Fans? Ha ha.

  38. BurgerUnit
    BurgerUnit
    July 10, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Cool – you guys are pretty tight?

  39. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 10, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I could respond to every comment debunking claims about ””censorship”” but I won’t even bother.

    https://pietriots.com/2016/06/28/the-rights-of-artforms-part-2/

    I believe this was written back in the days when you people were complaining about Fates pre release, but I think it holds true today.

    Keep in mind Fates was a huge hit, despite your complaints. You are really nothing more than a vocal minority.

    Please understand.

  40. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 10, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Nah, it’s just pretty obvious if you actually read the quote. Notice how he he doesn’t say he’s upset with the localization team.

    He knows very well that you are the problem.

  41. scemar
    scemar
    July 10, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    WiiU emulator is happening soon tho

  42. BurgerUnit
    BurgerUnit
    July 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    You’re funny. Not only can you read his mind, I’m apparently “THE” problem. Person I never talked to before said so. Sorry everyone for the trouble!

    Have you taken your medication today?

  43. vayanui8
    vayanui8
    July 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    You must have alot of time on your hands to attempt to troll the comments section of every article on this site

  44. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    July 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    To get more money. Only reason they didn’t touch Bayo is because Kamiya was watching over them like a hawk with a team of people holding guns to the back of NoAs heads; shooting anyone who even dares.

  45. scemar
    scemar
    July 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    he’s just a humble japanese employee, he can’t actually change what NOA will do

    however, what he can do (at least until they threaten him and tell him to stop) is speak up about the issue to give the worldwide community a bigger perspective of what is going on and show the developer’s side of the situation

    if that leads to awareness, and that leads to more people unified against the censorship, and if there’s just enough anger thrown in the mix, the backlash could force NOA to re-evaluate the current stances of pro censorship trends

  46. scemar
    scemar
    July 10, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I understand, you seem to hate videogames, and players, and creators

    and I could respond to your attempts to deny it, but I don’t care so please understand etc

    but keep doing the good fight advocating for censorship in the medium, I’m sure other self hating gamers out there will support it too

  47. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 10, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love video games. I think you can tell that much merely by observing what I write about on disqus.

    I also understand that localization is a necessary process.

  48. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 10, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    People like him are the reason Nintendo is on the decline.Just like George Lucas fanboys that constantly kissed his ass instead of being honest and telling him flat out that he was producing shit.

  49. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    There’s a lot of incorrect material to go over.

    However, I maintain that it’s the community itself that’s the problem, not the site itself.

  50. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 10, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    You’re on Nichegamer, the only place on the internet who believes that Tokyo Mirage Sessions was censored.

    We make fun of you on Miiverse, did you know that? Your community is a joke.

  51. Guin
    Guin
    July 10, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    I understand you support a patronizing process yeah.

  52. Cael
    Cael
    July 10, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Nice shitposting.

  53. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 10, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    It’s really funny to me how people continue to hype up the uncensor mod, despite how messed up it is.

    Lots of shoddy translation, text leaving the text boxes and shooting off the screen, crashes, the like.

    “Superior’ version? Hilarious.

  54. Cael
    Cael
    July 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I’d tell you not to go full retard. But it’s already too late for that.

  55. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    July 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    At least we can play the way it was intended

  56. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 10, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Specifically, it was done because of how gravure is viewed in the west. Very, very squicky, as it’s mostly associated with the darker side of the industry over here. Chapter 2 in particular really does come off as if Tsubasa wants to get raped.

  57. BurgerUnit
    BurgerUnit
    July 10, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    The first part is false.

    The second bit – I don’t think you’re in a position to mock anyone else if you find yourself circle jerking on miiverse with your little Nintendo fanclub.

  58. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    What’s a Miiverse??

  59. Guin
    Guin
    July 10, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    And yet shit like GTA get away with worse stuff. How does this work? Right, because it’s not a JAPANESE NINTY GAME!

  60. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 10, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    People mock Miiverse, but keep in mind… if you own the game, you post on there. There is a suspicious lack of complaining about censorship on there. In fact, it’s often mocked, considering how sexual it is. I remember I personally posted a comment about it, when Barry mocked Ellie for having a small chest.

  61. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 10, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Oh, I’m sure having frequent, game breaking issues is how the developer intended for it to be played.

    Get a life.

  62. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    July 10, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    censorship apologist are the one that need to get a life

  63. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 10, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    It really is just a cultural thing.

    I’m sure GTA has to go through some changes when being localized for the Japanese as well. I know violence in particular has to be toned down.

  64. Shigeru031
    Shigeru031
    July 10, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    “But our overseas fans remained happy that the game was being brought over and I’m glad to see their passionate support”

    Who remained happy?

  65. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 10, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Don’t know,maybe 5 people.

  66. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    July 10, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Fuck if I know.

    I’m still mad it’s not a Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem with the express goal of punching god in the face.

  67. Marc Duarte
    Marc Duarte
    July 10, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Normalfags, who otherwise would want nothing to do with such a niche game had it retained all it’s original weeb content.

  68. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 10, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I don’t get these people.So they want a Japanese game but want everything Japanese in it altered;how does that make sense?

  69. magicalfollower
    magicalfollower
    July 10, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Sometimes i think Nintendo Treehouse is allergic to capitalism…

  70. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    July 10, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    ” In the meantime, the new costumes added could in a way be considered a merit that can only be enjoyed by our overseas fans! “… yeah….

  71. Joshua Anderson
    Joshua Anderson
    July 10, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Right, so in other words bull…. xL

  72. Shane O'Shaughnessy
    Shane O'Shaughnessy
    July 10, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Cool. You and the other 12 people that bought the game.

  73. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    July 10, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    You spend seemingly hours a day shitposting on this site/disqus and you tell someone to get a life. I hope the irony is not lost on you, assuming you’re not getting compensated to do this. Atleast then you’d be shilling for profit and not just some perverse sense of fanboyism.

  74. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    July 10, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    It does astonish me that people can claim to “love video games” but then condone if not outright praise a practice that actively bastardizes said work.

  75. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    July 10, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    How did the game get censored? Anyone have a list? Curious and lazy.

  76. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 10, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    In this case it’s just a blind fanboy that buys everything Nintendo no matter what.There’s a big difference between a fanboy and a fan.

  77. zanmaru
    zanmaru
    July 10, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    If I already owned the console, I might just suck it up, buy the game and fan patch it. But this was going to be the game I actually bought the console for, which makes it a far tougher sell now…

  78. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 10, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    The lack of self awareness is amazing isn’t it?

  79. Scorching Sirius
    Scorching Sirius
    July 10, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Can you send me a link? I need to see this.

  80. Sckarton
    Sckarton
    July 10, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    because it was released after iwata died. have you noticed nintendo changed too much after he died? that’s your answer.

  81. Hrist
    Hrist
    July 10, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    I think he needs more information, wut.

  82. sanic
    sanic
    July 10, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I too am disappoint

  83. larverto365
    larverto365
    July 10, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    It’s that thing Nintendo made where you can post about whichever game you have on 3DS and Wii U.

  84. Mary Fowler
    Mary Fowler
    July 11, 2016 at 12:02 am

    <<o. ✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:::::::!bw122p:….,…

  85. Guin
    Guin
    July 11, 2016 at 12:08 am

    No, they just get a Z rating which is M in ESRB. Regardless, the problem is the assumption that its TARGET audience is being treated like children. Hello, we all know the underside of Japanese entertainment. Do we want our eyes closed shut to that crap. Hell no. Stop thinking for us.

  86. Guin
    Guin
    July 11, 2016 at 12:11 am

    They’re of the college left mindset. Of course the idea of corporate fat cats leaves them with inner disgust, but lo and behold who keeps them on a payroll.

  87. Guin
    Guin
    July 11, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Just the mere satisfaction of shaming “disusting weeb pedos.”
    Fans of Japanese stuff (The “W” word can fuck off.) are treated like nerds of the 70’s and 80’s: complete and utter disrespect.

  88. Guin
    Guin
    July 11, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Battered Housewife syndrome

  89. Guin
    Guin
    July 11, 2016 at 12:16 am

    The idea he gets paid to shitpost makes me want to have a complete orifice evacuation. Even drug dealers manage to be more productive.

  90. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 11, 2016 at 12:26 am

    They must have a very sad life if things like these give them satisfaction.

  91. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    July 11, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Enjoyed by our overseas fans……

    WHAT OVERSEAS FANS??!! IS HE SERIOUS?!

    This game was pretty much DOA even before it came out here. Hell I didn’t even know it came out. But yeah, pretty sure it already bombed, will probably make NoA say “WELP THEY DON’T LIKE THEM JRPGS ANYMORE I GUESS, NO MOAR THEN HUR HUR HUR.”

    And others will also say “IT WUDN’T MAKE SENZE ITS TOO JAPANESE FOR US TO UNDERSTAND AND THEY ARE CREEPY!!!!”

    Honestly, if they have to use hack localization teams to bring games out here so that NoA feels like they are saving the children then fuck it. Don’t even bother bringing them out here anymore. We don’t deserve them and the creators don’t deserve to have their work turn to crap by no-talent translators.

  92. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    July 11, 2016 at 1:11 am

    I’m fairly sure he knows that is the sentiment. But in Japanese corporate culture, I’m pretty sure he can’t say what he REALLY wants to say. Also, there is nothing they can really do once NoA gets their claws into the game.

  93. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    July 11, 2016 at 1:19 am

    I know I use to be a fanboy for Nintendo when I was a kid. Then I started to grow up and became a reasonable fan and liked other systems as well.

    Now….now I just don’t know what I am when it comes to Nintendo. Mostly just angry and disappointed with them lately.

  94. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    July 11, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Thanks for that.

  95. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    July 11, 2016 at 1:47 am

    As are most people,that’s why their sales are at an all time low.

  96. LostGryphon
    LostGryphon
    July 11, 2016 at 2:49 am

    Was genuinely interested in buying this…and then the censorious nation attacked.

    Annnd in to the bin it goes.

  97. Mr_SP
    Mr_SP
    July 11, 2016 at 3:06 am

    That article doesn’t defend censorship, it merely muddies the waters about what it’s talking about, conflating consumer indecision about a theme for a new game with disagreeing that a game should be altered unnecessarily before release.

    For some reason, that person seems to think spinoffs and sequels are forms of censorship, for example. That fan art is censorship. That optional mods are censorship. The points brought up can be both off-topic, and even absurd.

  98. Carolyn Presley
    Carolyn Presley
    July 11, 2016 at 3:11 am

    <<o. ✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:✸✸✸✸✸:::::::!uf342w:….,….

  99. landlock
    landlock
    July 11, 2016 at 3:14 am

    Z rating or not. Western games brought over to Japan get censored a fair bit as to some Japanese developed games.

    Tomb Raider, The Last Of Us, The Order 1866, Saint’s Row, Bulletstorm, Uncharted, God of War all censored in Japan to name a few.

    It would be a miracle if GTA never got censored as well.

  100. Cats736
    Cats736
    July 11, 2016 at 3:16 am

    >Specifically, it was done because of how gravure is viewed in the west.

    I very much doubt that seeing as how the gravure stuff wasn’t the only thing that was censored.

    The gravure content would not have changed or prevented the game from being rated or sold, how it might be viewed is not very relevant here.

  101. landlock
    landlock
    July 11, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Doesn’t sound like anyone really asked for TMS period. It certainly isn’t the game people were expecting.

  102. Smug
    Smug
    July 11, 2016 at 3:17 am

    “Specifically, it was done because of how gravure is viewed in the west”

  103. Tyrone Jackson
    Tyrone Jackson
    July 11, 2016 at 3:27 am

    Pretty much confirms that Nintendcuck forced the changes.

  104. Tyrone Jackson
    Tyrone Jackson
    July 11, 2016 at 3:28 am

    Speaking of cucks…

  105. Guin
    Guin
    July 11, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Europe (Germany in particular) and Australia censor games as well, but like Japan it’s mostly violence. So yeah, the US tries to be the special snowflake when it comes to “inappropriate” content.

  106. Tyrone Jackson
    Tyrone Jackson
    July 11, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Being a cuckold for Nintendo truly is a full-time job lately.

  107. Cats736
    Cats736
    July 11, 2016 at 3:33 am

    Pathetic troll is pathetic.

  108. Andres
    Andres
    July 11, 2016 at 4:06 am

    >Nintendo characters
    like who? vague references to FE? I’m sure they can edit that

  109. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 11, 2016 at 5:01 am

    But you know Devs can indeed have the last say right ninty you Won’t be getting our next game.

    & that will hurt ninty haha, or how about NISA parent NIS “right NISA you say we can’t be order by you that is right so how the fuck you order us to make changes.”

    What I’m saying is Devs & publisers won’t make games for that company look what compile heart did to NISA & artlus did to NISA too. They took a dim view of what NISA did.

    & fanbase disgust of the censorship will in the end make that decision more so.

  110. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 11, 2016 at 5:17 am

    On the subject on bayonetta-2 & double standards I agree ninty is cherry picking it wanted baynoetta-2 for exclusive they paid a lot for it the game I think is not censored.

    The same with senran on 3ds is not censored, that they selling point & ninty would know that.

    The double standards comes in when ninty own games have to get censored but here the rub the game feature above is not a ninty game but a atlus game & it get censored. So they want bayonetta at all cost even if it means uncensored that is fine but other titles are Not = double standards.

  111. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    July 11, 2016 at 5:19 am

    I havn’t played it so I don’t know how much FE is in this game. But there is more than just that, Nintendo is the publisher.

  112. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 11, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Ohh the pain I received you shall suffer with me too. Sounds like a spoil brat syndrome these SJWs.

  113. zane20x
    zane20x
    July 11, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Really wish NOA would go away I hope there sales keep getting lower and lower.
    Then NOJ do something about it

  114. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    July 11, 2016 at 6:25 am

    If you have a decent PC there’s always CEMU and your favorite torrent site to grab the ISO.

  115. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    July 11, 2016 at 6:33 am

    No dipshit. Even he hates the localization team guts with the fury of a 1000 suns for butchering his game he wont *directly* say it but instead do it in a roundabout way because that’s how it works in Japanese culture.

    Same reason you will almost never hear a Japanese dev/publishers say outright NO but instead say “that might be difficult” or “we are not sure that’s possible” while in fact that mean NO and expect you to drop the subject.

  116. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    July 11, 2016 at 6:43 am

    I expected a SRPG or even a RTS with FE and SMT characters from different games battling armies of demons on huge maps with the devs finally putting that tablet controller to good use to control your armies with high speed and precision not possible on a normal gamepad.

    But instead we got a generic JRPG that was probably sitting on Atlus or Nintendo’s shelft somewhere and they simply shoehorned in some FE/SMT references and called it a day…

  117. Alistair
    Alistair
    July 11, 2016 at 6:56 am

    I never understood cero anyways they backward lot.

    They give the sexy bits a D that like 17+ a PEGI 18 here in EU mind you though You can have sexy content & you can have a PEGI 12 & 16.

    While the gory & violence get a Z. While sexual of boobs with nipples get cover up even the ecchi ones the girls look young but they never fully nude.

    Edit: and another thing does HENTAI games goes though cero too?

  118. Feniks
    Feniks
    July 11, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Next time think twice about working with Nintendo or releasing a game on their platform. Nintendo has been censoring games since Mortal Kombat in the mid nineties. None of this is new.

    Too bad Sony is dropping out of the handheld market.

    Prepare for incoming censorship.

  119. Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima
    Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima
    July 11, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Do you have a life? then why are you wasting the time of your life here? XD. Someone should check his life…

  120. bdp
    bdp
    July 11, 2016 at 7:36 am

    If only all devs were that watchful over how their games were handled overseas.

  121. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    July 11, 2016 at 8:02 am

    But it was censored. I’ve seen some insane denial but yours is approaching Bill Clinton lipstick-ring levels of denial.

  122. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    July 11, 2016 at 8:02 am

    >Announced by Nintendo as SMT x FE
    YES
    >Suddenly, it’s revealed to be not SMT x FE at all, but some kind of Idol Persona with FE Personas
    Slightly disappointed but I’m okay with this. Looks like I’ll still love it.
    >Game gets shown off in the west.
    >Censorship to the point of getting Japanese VA to re-record some of their lines
    Nope.

  123. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    July 11, 2016 at 8:44 am

    do you really believe in the shit that comes out of your mouth?

  124. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    July 11, 2016 at 8:50 am

    better than dick sucking fanboy aka you

  125. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    July 11, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Bullshit Hirata!
    If your fans complained enough for you to speak out about it, then they’re clearly not happy with the changes forced on them!

  126. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    July 11, 2016 at 10:00 am

    They’ve been censoring games well before Mortal Kombat.

  127. malbhet
    malbhet
    July 11, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I’m pretty sure those writers you speak of are the very cry babies I’m referring to! When I say “cry babies who whine all the time” I’m referring to everyone who has a problem with said content they wish to change in order to fit their selfish ideal ways while disregarding others who liked the original untouched content!

  128. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    July 11, 2016 at 10:24 am

    No you are hilarious. First you denied the decensor patch existence and now you mock it because somehow you cant stand the thought some people care enough about the game they are willing to spend time creating a patch to undo NoA’s butchery so other people can enjoy the game as it was intended.

    Then again you also deny CEMU’s existence. lol

    Man I would loved to see your butthurt when the Wii’s best 3rd party exclusive No More Heroes got a superior uncut PS3 port.

  129. randomdude
    randomdude
    July 11, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I believe they removed the trevor torture scene in the japanese version. If it was trevor, there was a chance of censorship.

  130. randomdude
    randomdude
    July 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

    well pokemon go seems to be holding nintendo up right now.

  131. Neojames82
    Neojames82
    July 11, 2016 at 10:46 am

    And that is kinda what I fear about what Nintendo is going to become. They will most likely ditch consoles in the future; just do mobile only gaming and you as sure as hell won’t see anymore traditional Pokemon games released on handhelds.

  132. A Loli de 42 Anos
    A Loli de 42 Anos
    July 11, 2016 at 10:58 am

    so basically he’s in the Inafune boat of “It’s better than nothing”.

  133. PixelBuff
    PixelBuff
    July 11, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Nintendo is cancer.

  134. Esura
    Esura
    July 11, 2016 at 11:45 am

    It’s kinda weird how he’s trying to frame the censored outfits as some sort of…plus for us that only we can enjoy. That’s pretty much the definition of adding salt to the wound…

  135. Darkrulershadowlord007
    Darkrulershadowlord007
    July 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    One can only wish.

  136. Marc Duarte
    Marc Duarte
    July 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    What a giant clusterfuck this collaboration turned out to be in the end. There’s just no other word to describe it. I wish I hadn’t gotten myself so hyped up for it from watching those early trailers and gameplay videos (Kiria’s original panty concert outfit has been forever deeply ingrained into my long-term memory), because now it just hurts every time I read anything about the game, which has become famous for all the wrong reasons.

    Well, I sure hope Nintendo’s happy, because their gross mishandling of the localization of Genei Ibun Roku #FE single-handed killed my unwavering support for them that started back in the N64 era. Now I’m so pissed off at them for ruining my most anticipated release, which would’ve eventually forced me to go out and get myself a Wii U just to have the privilege to play it, that I want absolutely nothing to do with them or their games. (I don’t even the desire to touch my brand new copy of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.) The NX can fail for all I care. Nintendo is pretty much dead to me at this point.

    Lastly, I’ve no desire to support a company that engages in such blatant anti-freedom practices, like censoring their own artistic creations. I don’t know why I didn’t realize this sooner, but they’re showing nothing but disrespect for my country’s Constitution by continuing to do this; releasing artistic works uncensored without fear of reprisal is one of the things protected by the First Amendment, not just those that our culture happens to find acceptable. NoA deserves to be summarily stripped of it’s ‘A’ for showing such flagrant disregard for it, because there’s nothing remotely American about their actions, whose only real purpose is to facilitate the rise of tyranny.

  137. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 11, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    “I could respond to every comment debunking claims about ””censorship”” but I won’t even bother.”

    Because you can’t. Glad to help.

  138. larverto365
    larverto365
    July 11, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Maybe there’s a slim chance of PC, but it’s not going to be on PS4 anytime soon.

  139. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 11, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    With all due respect, what is the point of him even making that statement, well after the release of the Western version of the game?

    What he should have done was to put his foot down and say NO to NoA. Or convince his colleagues and superiors to say NO to NoA.

    But he didn’t, and instead he sat back and watched his art get butchered, hacked, cut and sliced up. And now he’s saying that the new costumes/censorship are a good thing.

    What an absolute dishonest chicken-shit of a character.

  140. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    “Nintendo has been censoring games since Mortal Kombat in the mid nineties. None of this is new.”

    People know this.

    The problem now is that it’s getting even worse, and it’s all to do with the bullshit feminist SJW gender-politics that has infested the West.

  141. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    July 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Only have word of mouth.

  142. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 11, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Because the changes made were not unreasonable.

  143. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    July 11, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    How melodramatic.

  144. Ben (Broken)
    Ben (Broken)
    July 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I miss the PS2/Xbox era. I’m sure some localization woes still happened but regardless, we still got sexy rpgs like Sudeki, very mature rpgs like Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines, and it’s not as if Rise’s yellow bikini/pole dancing scene was censored out of Persona 4. (Or Kanji’s bad-bad bath-house. lol.) I sometimes wonder if the games of yesterday would have even gotten a greenlight for a western release if they came out today. Perhaps under ” very heavy censorship”.

  145. Smug
    Smug
    July 11, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    “Because the changes made pleased my SJW overlords”

  146. Derek
    Derek
    July 11, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Good to know that Atlus’ lips isn’t TOTALLY puckered to the anuses of journalism like Nintendo is.

  147. Derek
    Derek
    July 11, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    It would, but here is the big problem: Fuck the big name media giants and their staff who are too fucking ungrateful and felt compelled to include political agendas of any kind. Your game looks like a B-Movie in terms of content and don’t expect to win any friends in the journalism crowd and be passed over for “revolutionary” and “progressive” games.

    The age of exploitation in games is a dying breed vs Japan where it is in full swing thanks to a loyal cult like audience

  148. Derek
    Derek
    July 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Go drink some bleach.

  149. Derek
    Derek
    July 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Hey, how’s your newly banned sockpuppet account on the Escapist? Never in my life I have seen a more blatant attempt to continue trolling instead of toning it down.

  150. Derek
    Derek
    July 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    VN have an all ages version with the HCG removed.

  151. Derek
    Derek
    July 11, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    The journalists hold a lot of power. They didn’t get the high review score average from the press for nothing.

  152. randomdude
    randomdude
    July 11, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    At this point, Sony is the only console gaming left. Sega gave up on hardware, Microsoft is and has always been crap, and Nintendo died with Iwata. The later is currently a body going cold.

  153. Smug
    Smug
    July 11, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Sony can honestly choke on a bag of dicks after how the PS4 was nothing more but an over-shilled brick, for the Vita fiasco, and Sony’s retarded behavior towards piracy.

    I said in the past that 3DS/Vita/PS3 are the last recent consoles I’ll own, and I still stay true to my word.

  154. Javilin12
    Javilin12
    July 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Actually Nintendo was extremely loose with Bayonetta 2 development. They pretty much told Kamiya he had free reign.

  155. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    July 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I have read both articles and I have several problems with it. It makes one giant assumption that us anti-censorship people lack nuance and see adaptation in a very black and white view. By the authors logic we should consider “Porn Wars” censorship due to it being a completely unfaithful adaptation of Lucas’ Star Wars films. I can’t speak for everyone else but I couldn’t care less what’s left on the cutting room floor during the creative process it’s what’s in the final product that counts. The author is correct in stating that Nintendo has every right to alter their intellectual property as they see fit just as I am as a consumer not to buy their products.

    What they forgot to mention is this captialist system works in reverse as well case in point Degica Games. The biggest obstacle to ridding our games of censorship is not the censorship itself it’s the small number of people who actually care about this issue if those numbers tilted in our favor things would be very different. Another glaring omission the author conveniently left out when rolling off his thousands of examples of adaptations that have been well received is that as the times have changed so have people’s views and thus the change in how we consume our media. Every example he gave from other media nowadays can be found in its uncensored format. We live in a country that is willing to release series like Fate Illya, Strike Witches, Vividred Operation, Kite, Angel Core, Little Monica, Harumi’s Bad Play, and recently Kodomo no Jikan in an uncensored format. Are these examples too niche? How about an uncensored sub of Ghost Stories or Samurai Pizza cats or foreign films released in their original language with English subtitles. You don’t hear too many complaints from fans about this because the translations are adapted to make sense but retain their original meaning. In manga its becoming more common to make separate pages for jokes or anything that is foreign to an audience outside of Japan. Last time I checked summer blockbusters based off of popular books like Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter or comic franchises thanks to the internet are easily accessible and that’s a major difference.

    The only area in which this luxury isn’t granted appears to be video games. If there were easy and accessible ways for hardcore fans to obtain the original work in a language they can understand I can guarantee there’d be far fewer complaints. Right now our options is to rely on fans which can a problem since not everything can be restored or every game people want be faithfully adapted. The other option of importing involves taking a large amount of time to learn a language in which it would’ve been more efficient to just translate it and adapt it properly. English subs of niche titles would be an excellent way to solve this problem going forth in the future.

    All fans want is a faithful adaptation of the artist’s CREATED work even if adapted from another source material. Or easier access to said material I don’t know how the author can construe that as us being on a higher moral highground or being disrespectful to art in general.

  156. Joe
    Joe
    July 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Proof that censorship is…. drumrolll…. not what the original creator intended. As if that needed to be said. But SJWs are dumb as bricks in their defense of censorship and taking away freedom of speech.

  157. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    July 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    But it still made by real people so it’s still child porn

  158. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    July 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    The Escapist is a trash site so good for him.

  159. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 11, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Nah, the vast majority of SJWs are not dumb. They know exactly what they’re doing.

    They like to act ‘dumb’ to make it as if they haven’t got an agenda or axe to grind, because you know being ‘innocent’ doesn’t get hated as much on.

    This is what SJW-feminists do:

    1) play the victim
    2) garner sympathy from white-knights, manginas, other feminists
    3) knowledgeable dissenters see through this, some get angry
    4) feminist points to the dissenters and says “see told you there’s sexism and misogyny!”
    5) entire mainstream media rushes in protect feminist
    6) dissenters shamed and harassed into silence
    7) repeat for next material that offends feminist

    It’s a clever game they play. They’re not dumb.

  160. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 11, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Well said. Keep speaking your mind and never let the censorship apologists silence you.

  161. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    July 11, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Wow, you sure like switching to your GamerGate mask very often don’t you? I take it you’ll be wearing your SJW mask tomorrow? Or even your Anita mask?

  162. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    July 11, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    There are two theories I’ve seen.
    1. NoA is doing as you said; making up shit to get paid more- insisting it “has to be done”- either legally or for “western culture” to make it sell well.

    2. NoA are doing it so the only titles that are sold in the west are “guaranteed hits”. Mario, Zelda, Pokemon. NoA never loses money on a localized product, as it’s guaranteed to sell.

    It’s possible 1 and 2 are happening at the same time, along with them being kool-aid drinkers (bar Reggie, who’s allegedly at GlassDoor.com has a bit of an “old boy’s” club. Kiss up or leave).

    However, for either to be true- NoJ would need to be seriously dumb. Meaning either they believe the MSM/SJW represent us all, they really are dumb, they don’t care and treat the west as “bonus money”, or they want to pull out the Western Market and need to “ween off” so as not to crash their own stock with such a shocking decision.

    I provided images below, but apart from the two GlassDoor testimonials, the two message board screencaps have no evidence behind the “I’m an ex employee” claim. However, this does not damage the credibility or plausibility of either theory- bar the problems I mentioned before.

    Here’s a link to Nintendo’s various branches’ contact info:
    https://ghostbin.com/paste/rxkp6
    Let them know how you feel. (All information was found via Google searching and is in public).

  163. Vincent
    Vincent
    July 11, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    That’s genius

  164. Marc Duarte
    Marc Duarte
    July 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Interesting logic you’re using there, but it’s completely flawed. Bona fide child porn only pertains to the sexual exploitation of real-world children, and doesn’t apply to fictional characters in artistic works regardless of how they’re depicted.

  165. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    July 12, 2016 at 1:24 am

    I still call bullshit on “Nintendo of Japan just rolls over for Nintendo of America” bit, since barring on source on 4chan of all places, everything else seems to suggest the opposite is true. Since Iwata took over from Yamauchi, Nintendo of America seems to have little real power… So unless Reggie is secretly some Machiavellian mastermind who has managed to scheme on a level that would made David Xanatos jealous, I’m not entirely buying it.

  166. James
    James
    July 12, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Easy to be high and mighty when your job isn’t on the line. He probably knew he wouldn’t be able to convince them and would be weakening his own position by trying. It’s unlikely many shouting about the changes would do any different.

    It’s also entirely possible that the changes bother him less than they do you (and, admittedly, many others). Either way, it might not be what you wanted, but it doesn’t make him a chicken-shit.

    Hate on those with the power by all means, but I’m not at all convinced he numbers among them.

  167. Spiritogre
    Spiritogre
    July 12, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Germany doesn’t censor, they only forbid nazi symbols. It’s the publishers who censor to get a better rating. However, even violence basically isn’t censored in games, anymore after Mortal Kombat X got its rating.

  168. Spiritogre
    Spiritogre
    July 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    The problem with PEGI is, that it is also used in very catholic sout European countries, so they have a problem with sexual content. Many manga games that get a PEGI 16 get an age 12 rating in Germany (they don’t use PEGI), for example.

  169. Smug
    Smug
    July 12, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Germany has a shitload of games that were censored or banned to be sold.

    Got a good kek when Germany banned Aliens vs Predators.

  170. Feniks
    Feniks
    July 12, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Oh it all makes perfect economic sense, no doubt.

    Most people are lazy, easily offended normalfag cunts ;)

    Learned that life’s lesson when I was little kid. The world we live in is not the one we wanted.

  171. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    July 12, 2016 at 9:51 am

    So then that’d mean those theories above could apply to NoJ instead. Believing the west is all SJWs, or not caring.

  172. Smug
    Smug
    July 12, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Does that mean artists should be arrested for murder everytime they kill a character?

  173. Joeyjoejoejoejoe
    Joeyjoejoejoejoe
    July 12, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I fucking hate shit like that, you don’t like this shit so you must like it because of this reason and wouldn’t like this great thing that’s party related to the shit.

  174. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    July 12, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Nothing makes me more enraged than the “it’s creepy” argument. It’s not the game for you, then. Let the people who want their idol shit have their idol shit, and quit telling them to not have fun because you think they’re “creepy.”

    IT’S NOT LIKE WE DON’T HAVE GIRLS IN BIKINIS ALL OVER CLOTHING STORES AND ON THE BEACH ALREADY, ANYWAY!

    Fuck.

  175. Marc Duarte
    Marc Duarte
    July 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

    They pick a target, isolate it, and then attack it mercilessly with the help of the lamestream media and other outlets, which have been infiltrated by them. That’s the tactic they’re employing here. It’s a textbook one used by the left, which SJWs are sub-branch of, in order to silence dissenters.

  176. Spiritogre
    Spiritogre
    July 12, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Sorry but you mix thinks up there. Because there are two versions of 18, one with rating one without (index). When something doesn’t get a rating you can still buy it, but companies can’t advertise it. Really banned are just very few things like nazi propaganda, child pornography, bestiality and such.
    It was always possible to buy Aliens vs Predator in Germany as an adult.

  177. Guin
    Guin
    July 12, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    That’s still a form of censorship regardless. When a country is so hung up on trying to erase its past that it has to ban books like Mein Kampf, then it needs to re-evaluate themselves.

  178. Ero-Sennin
    Ero-Sennin
    July 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I wonder if the creators of certain anime and manga feel this way when they find out their creation was butchered for a puritan audience?

  179. Spiritogre
    Spiritogre
    July 12, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    The contrary is the case, nazi symbols are not forbidden per se, for example in movies and art they are allowed, unless they are used in a pro nazi way, thats forbidden. And Mein Kampf isn’t forbidden it is just so that the Bavarian government holds the copyright on it making it impossibble for anybody else to sell it. (But you can get it at many libraries).

  180. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    July 12, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    They could, but I think it’s a little more realistic to think that Nintendo is more concerned with brand image than anything else. When NoA had more say, back when the N64 was out and they company actively tried to shake its “kiddie image” and this lasted until the later years of the GameCube, but as Iwata took control it shifted back to being “family friendly” with a few exceptions.

    Their censorship, honestly, feels like more of an extension of this than any attempt to please SJWs.

  181. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    July 13, 2016 at 8:10 am

    But, please the SJWs it does. Give them an inch and they’ll take it all.
    Not to say we can’t have family games- but leave anything NOT for families untouched. You don’t fight SJW by making everything grim and mature- you fight them by letting a variety of styles thrive.

  182. Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    July 13, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Translation: “I am sorry for the censorship but please buy it anyway.”

  183. Shiroken
    Shiroken
    July 14, 2016 at 7:08 am

    This is the “please buy” version of “please clap”.

  184. Carl619
    Carl619
    July 14, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Well, can you prove that censorship was what permitted the game so many sales? Fates gameplay is great and comes after Awakening, that was another success, I am more sure it was this that give it that sales than one of the worst localization I ever see, at least Xseed has another view on how to make a localization and objectively they are better than NOA.

    If not then tell me why the american version of Fates just live as a joke instead of being praised as an excellent localization.

    Please don’t mix an horrid localization with its gameplay as a reason of its success.

  185. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    July 14, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I feel sorry for the guy – but not sorry enough to buy the game.

  186. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    July 14, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I think NoJ has as much power as they want to have, but they just tend to defer to NoA decisions because they don’t understand the Western markets. This is why a lot of people speculate that NoA is actually trying to sabotage the release of Nintendo’s less bankable Japanese games: They don’t have the power to refuse to release these types of games, so instead they are just trying to wreck any chance of success they may have in order to convince NoJ to not ask to have them localised for the Western market.

  187. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    July 14, 2016 at 10:40 am

    If this was just an extension of NES censorship, then it’s kind of odd that they only tend to censor stuff that SJWs care about. They brought over an M rated horror game, but then censored sexy swimming costumes – why?

  188. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    July 14, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Except it just isn’t things SJWs care about; Fire Emblem Awakening had a couple supports changed for content that wouldn’t have even been on their radar. The English script for Pokemon XY downplayed (although not to the point of obscurity) that a trainer in Battle Mansion was a post-op transgendered woman (which would piss most SJWs off).

    Most of that shit gets ignored, however, since everyone is taking part in a video game culture war and makes everything about T&A in games.

  189. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    July 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Just because people speculate about it doesn’t mean it’s true. We love conspiracy theories, even when they have no basis in reality. And while thinking Nintendo is doing these changes so they don’t have to localize them in the future isn’t up there with reptilian world leaders, it doesn’t exactally make sense.

    If they are deliberately sabotaging games, so they don’t need to localize them again, they aren’t doing that great of a job since the games are still selling well enough to have future games in the franchise localized; Fire Emblem Fates was still very successful for a game of its type. (Ditto for Bravely Default, really.)

  190. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    July 14, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Just because it pleases them doesn’t mean it’s done for them. That’s the thing. It makes no sense of Nintendo (or any company) to cater to any niche demographic unless it suits their economic interests.

    And “fighting” in an industry that’s consumer driven, where the market will decide, seems a little silly. At the end of the day, this whole SJW/Anti-SJW thing won’t be decided by bitching about T&A on the internet, but solely by which side gives companies the most money.

    …And Nintendo will continue doing their own thing, even if it doesn’t make sense since Nintendo doesn’t seem aware of anything that goes on around them.

  191. Scorching Sirius
    Scorching Sirius
    July 15, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Keep sucking that corporate cock, Travis. I’m sure your God, Nintendo, will be very pleased.

  192. Feniks
    Feniks
    July 15, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    NoJ gives NoA free reign because in the past NoA saved Nintendo. The N64 and GameCube would have bombed even harder if it wasn’t for NoA marketing. Hell the N64 was destroyed everywhere by PlayStation except in North America.

  193. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    July 16, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Sure. Well I guess you could just ignore all available evidence and bury your head in the sand. That is totally a viable approach. I mean why even question the motives of Nintendo, amirite?

  194. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    July 16, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    There’s a difference between burying your head in the sand and blaming the Illuminati for everything that goes wrong with the world, or in this case, blaming SJWs for every bit of censorship in video games.

    Again, question the motives of Nintendo if you’d like, but at the same time most of the things they do seem to be more about brand control than catering to SJWs. Especially, given Nintendo’s history of enforcing their brand control on third parties until the N64, and even since Iwata took over seemed to shift Nintendo back to “totally family friendly”.

  195. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    June 20, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Cero Z is equivalent to ESRB AO. Except in Nippon, Z isn’t a fucking blacklist that prevents your game from being sold ANYWHERE except PC, which doesn’t need ratings. They’re just sold from behind counters, unlike in the West where AO games are effectively banned unless they’re on PC, which again, don’t require a rating in the first place. AO is a pointless rating used to stifle freedom of expression to maintain the “reputation” of console companies and retailers. Z is not.