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12-11-2013, 10:48 PM
#11
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,922
Motherless donkey herders! Why? Why? Not here? Why? But... Wa... I... Phu... Bu-bu... Psst!!!

Translation: I am very disappointed that this game is not being released in my region or country. Why is the game in portrait mode though? I own this and that is severely cutting out the viewing range in that viewing position.
12-11-2013, 11:04 PM
#12
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Posts: 1,079
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bool Zero View Post
Motherless donkey herders! Why? Why? Not here? Why? But... Wa... I... Phu... Bu-bu... Psst!!!

Translation: I am very disappointed that this game is not being released in my region or country. Why is the game in portrait mode though? I own this and that is severely cutting out the viewing range in that viewing position.
There's a chance this will release outside of Japan, don't lose hope yet.

It's in portrait mode because that's how Japanese players prefer to play mobile games. DQ is always going to take care of the Japanese players first, since the series sells far better there than anywhere else.

12-11-2013, 11:24 PM
#13
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,494
Does the Japanese App Store edition contain english translation text or is it japanese language only?
Quote:
Originally Posted by dhgamer View Post
My save file time was close to 125 hours on the PS2 version and loved every minute of it. Can't wait for this to release here!
Same here. Dragon Quest VIII was the last great console JRPG I played (my latest console is a PS2, switched to PC and iOS).

Last edited by undeadcow; 12-11-2013 at 11:28 PM.
12-12-2013, 02:34 AM
#14
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Posts: 1,079
Quote:
Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
Does the Japanese App Store edition contain english translation text or is it japanese language only?Same here. Dragon Quest VIII was the last great console JRPG I played (my latest console is a PS2, switched to PC and iOS).
Japanese language only. I kind of wonder what they'll do if they do an English release. The Japanese version never had voice acting, so will they just leave it out of a theoretical English release of this App?
12-12-2013, 03:11 AM
#15
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 582
Whoever posted this, I hope you step barefoot on a LEGO brick in the dark tonight. We don't even have word that this will EVER be translated and released on this side of the ocean.

I played this game until I fell over dead and then kept on playing. I hated it, I loved it, it was a stormy relationship where I came to realize that I was being abused but I kept making excuses for the black eyes and going back into her cruel arms.
12-12-2013, 03:49 AM
#16
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 246
This game has a terrible frame rate, even on my iPad Air, and it is completely portrait only which is understandable on a phone but weird on a tablet. It certainly isn't as easy on the eye as it should be. Also, as this is the original Japanese version of the game it's missing any sort of voice work, as that was only added to the western release.

That said, I've played this enough times and know enough Japanese to charge through this. It's not watered down or anything, it's the full game completely intact. Whooo.
12-12-2013, 06:08 AM
#17
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,489
I don't care about anything else, I just WANT this game RIGHT NOW on my iPhone.
Can't wait for a western release... because this is one of my favourite RPGs of all time. Too bad there's no other info about an English release.

*siiiiiiiiigh*

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
12-12-2013, 06:09 AM
#18
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,489
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaibosh View Post
Whoever posted this, I hope you step barefoot on a LEGO brick in the dark tonight. We don't even have word that this will EVER be translated and released on this side of the ocean.

I played this game until I fell over dead and then kept on playing. I hated it, I loved it, it was a stormy relationship where I came to realize that I was being abused but I kept making excuses for the black eyes and going back into her cruel arms.

Errr... S/E already have translated versions of DQ VIII.
Also, every Japanese release in the Appstore was followed by an English release.
From FF over TWEWY to Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana, everything got ported.

Btw., 2800 Yen would mean USD26.99 or 19,99€.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

Last edited by Vovin; 12-12-2013 at 06:18 AM.
12-12-2013, 06:41 AM
#19
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
Errr... S/E already have translated versions of DQ VIII.
Also, every Japanese release in the Appstore was followed by an English release.
From FF over TWEWY to Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana, everything got ported.
I don't remember those being Japan only before worldwide release. We're they all?

I also wonder why SE sees fit to release a Japanese language only game like FF Pictlogica worldwide, but only releases this in Japan.
12-12-2013, 07:24 AM
#20
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,489
Quote:
Originally Posted by Royce View Post
I don't remember those being Japan only before worldwide release. We're they all?

I also wonder why SE sees fit to release a Japanese language only game like FF Pictlogica worldwide, but only releases this in Japan.

No, not all, just a few. I was speaking more generally, that all ports and the games released in the Japanese Appstore also found their way to the western market(s).

I guess the Japanese Appstore is some sort of testing ground for S/E, like other publishers use Canada for releases. But I might be wrong.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.