do non-english native speakers preefer translations or games in english?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by migles, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. migles
    OP

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

    Member
    6,899
    4,637
    Sep 19, 2013
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    my dad works for nintendo.
    hey folks of gbatemp, do you preefer the games to be in your primary language, or you rather have them in english...

    as a non american, non aussie, non english etc.. i had the pain of don't be able to understand games and being forced to learn english with games...
    however as i grew up, games started to be translated and come in my language, sometimes just the menus are translated other times the entire game is translated

    and i says, fuck the translations! specially dubbed ones.. i love to watch kids movies like nemo in my own language but i can't concentrate or play a game in my language..


    INb4 brazilian gbatempers will complain about games not being in brazilian (because they are expensive as hell in there thus, there is not much people who can buy gaemz)
     


  2. DinohScene

    DinohScene Capture the Dino

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    16,080
    12,603
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    I prefer games in English yes.
    Any other language in games is for scrubs.
     
  3. DeslotlCL

    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's official dragon look-alike axolotl

    Member
    1,933
    2,134
    Oct 28, 2015
    Chile
    under your bed
    I prefer them in english
     
  4. Issac

    Issac I

    Global Moderator
    GBAtemp Patron
    Issac is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,295
    2,409
    Apr 10, 2004
    Sweden
    Sweden
    I prefer my games to be in English, mostly because the games I have played in Swedish sounds so odd. They haven't been translated professionally like literary works have, and it just feels.... wrong.
    Now, I think it's good that there are kids games with Swedish language, often movie tie ins, and those work well enough.
    I have Shadowrun for SNES in Swedish, which I love... but the dialogue is soooo silly. Maybe it's to be the most truthful to the original script, but still. All the text is written in slang, like "Watcha doin fuckface?" but in Swedish, chopping off some letters to sound like slang.
     
  5. hyprskllz

    hyprskllz Gashatto!!

    Member
    543
    174
    Apr 19, 2016
    Indonesia
    Auldrant
    Most of the translations's grammar besides english are still very stiff. That, or i'm just too used to play in english.
    Maybe you can watch The Incredibles in your own native language, but playing games? That might never work.
     
    migles likes this.
  6. guisadop

    guisadop GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    283
    137
    Jun 22, 2012
    Brazil
    I'd rather play in English. Brazilian translations are both really poor and almost always terribly executed, especially when they dub games. I like to play in languages other than English though to practice my reading a bit.
     
    migles likes this.
  7. Hayleia

    Hayleia GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,485
    1,136
    Feb 26, 2015
    France
    Depends. I'm used to play Pokémon in French because of names. For everything else, I like English better. At least because it's easier to look for stuff on the internet with English names than with French ones (just take a random Yokai Watch item and try to find what shop sells that. You can find the information you need in English, not in French...).

    Also, where's the poll? :P
     
  8. guisadop

    guisadop GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    283
    137
    Jun 22, 2012
    Brazil
    I'd rather play in English. Brazilian translations are both really poor and almost always terribly executed, especially when they dub games. I like to play in languages other than English though to practice my reading a bit.
     
  9. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein Professional asshole at GBATemp

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    sarkwalvein is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,052
    5,287
    Jun 29, 2007
    Germany
    Niedersachsen
    Original language if I understand it, English otherwise (with very few if any exceptions).
    Why?
    Translations / dubs are awful, always, no exception there.
    But localizations to English are handled (as a general rule) with better quality standards and professionality than other languages.
    So, if worst case scenario, let's say the game is in Japanese and I can't understand that, I prefer them in English than in any other BS.
    PS: Not Spanish, not German, not fucking Italian, just plain old English. Please, ok?
     
    Tomato Hentai, XavyrrVaati and migles like this.
  10. DrkBeam

    DrkBeam GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    355
    124
    Jun 12, 2016
    Spain
    since the Pokemon games when I was a child were in English I get used to that language on those games, but normally on the the 3ds I play the games in Spanish, on the Xbox 360 its the opposite, anyway I love both ways
     
    migles likes this.
  11. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,863
    879
    Nov 6, 2002
    Portugal
    Proud to be Portuguese but I am in USA.
    I understand your pain. Nothing you can do about it. If you want then hacking it and translate it. With that said, two words: Learn English. ;)
     
  12. DinohScene

    DinohScene Capture the Dino

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    16,080
    12,603
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    Reason why I hack consoles is to do the opposite.
    To get rid of forced localization.
     
    Tomato Hentai likes this.
  13. VinsCool

    VinsCool Comfortably Numb

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    VinsCool is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,863
    28,402
    Jan 7, 2014
    Canada
    Another World
    I prefer translations, because I'm a scrub.
     
    migles likes this.
  14. Sliter

    Sliter GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,038
    801
    Dec 7, 2013
    Brazil
    ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
    man Id' rather play the game in the original language if I could understand it all, for example it's an japanes egame, play in japanese so I woun't be forced to have stupid localziation/censorship issues that I hate a lot XD but since I can't read let's go to alternatives :v
    IN gerneral I would like a (good) translation of a game, and even better if it have language options so I could replay it in english(or japanese) later and get better the context XD ecen knowing english well I lost some words and in the action of playing I don't look for the meaning or write it down do look later so it have some misses :v
    the one thing I most hate in english games are the imperial thing ... " wow the stuuff are 100 feet tall" , I have no idea how tall is this stuff :B lol
    another good point of having the game in your language is to make it more acessible, a lot of people don't play good games because are unable to enjoy the history, then or don't like game or are just for action games for being easier :/ one ofthe first translated game I know here (Phantasy star) was translated because they knew nobody would understand english and enjoy the RPG xD

    wat?
     
    3DSDude_ likes this.
  15. dimmidice

    dimmidice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,970
    1,378
    Sep 12, 2009
    Belgium
    I prefer everything in english. I actually have come to dislike my own language somewhat. Especially the way numbers works in dutch is incredibly stupid. In dutch you'd say "OneThirty" to mean "Thirtyone" English way just makes way more sense as you say it in the order of how you write it.
     
  16. Sliter

    Sliter GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,038
    801
    Dec 7, 2013
    Brazil
    ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
    right, because a game in english don't mean that they are a translation, like that it needed to be translated from japanese... just some big amonth of them
     
    3DSDude_ likes this.
  17. Hayleia

    Hayleia GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,485
    1,136
    Feb 26, 2015
    France
    Same lol. I love Luma's region/language emulation for allowing me to play Smash and Yokai Watch in English on a French console :D
    Though I could just set my consoles' language to English like my Android devices...
     
    DinohScene likes this.
  18. migles
    OP

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

    Member
    6,899
    4,637
    Sep 19, 2013
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    my dad works for nintendo.
    call it lazyness, i rather have people answer and discuss it. i am not making statistics, or collecting data.. just want to read people opinions

    i was making a joke referencing that some wild brazilian would appear and start a rant about how games are expensive there because taxes

    doesn't the frenches got some rule like that "two forties" or something like that?
     
  19. Hayleia

    Hayleia GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,485
    1,136
    Feb 26, 2015
    France
    True. With a poll, some people would just vote and not explain anything...

    Come on, we're not weirdos, we don't have "two forties". We have "four twenties" instead :P
     
    Cyan, VinsCool, Tomato Hentai and 2 others like this.
  20. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein Professional asshole at GBATemp

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    sarkwalvein is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,052
    5,287
    Jun 29, 2007
    Germany
    Niedersachsen
    Hell. I think I've caught number dislexya after coming to Germany.
    And the worst part, they ask me for say 28€ and I handle them 82€ like it's nothing.
    Fortunately they don't seem to want to take advantage.
     
  21. migles
    OP

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

    Member
    6,899
    4,637
    Sep 19, 2013
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    my dad works for nintendo.
    in my experience they actually get mad when you give a too high value...