Do you wait for a game to come out in your region?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by knocturnal, May 2, 2007.

  1. knocturnal

    knocturnal GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 23, 2004
    United States
    I was wondering if you waited for a rom to be released in your region before playing it and getting deep into it. For example if you live in the states and a European version of a game you want to play comes out will you just test the waters until it comes out in the states or will you just go for it and play it and not even pay attention to the version that comes out in your region

    Stupidly I usually test the waters with a game and then go into it fully when it comes to my region and I really have no sane reason why.
  2. Aril

    Aril GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 23, 2007
    As long as I understand the langage I don't care.
    In Europe lot of games are released several months after the US.
    So I don't see why I should wait...

    But for some heavy-text games I prefer to wait because it's give me a headache to think In english when I try to play in my bed before sleep.
  3. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    As long as it has English as a selectable language, I don't care what region it's from. But if sometime down the line the US version gets released, then I'll grab that if the game was worth bothering with in the first place. the water supposed to be red like that?....
  4. spokenrope

    spokenrope c7

    May 26, 2006
    United States
    I'll always choose the US version over the PAL version. If PAL is the only option, then I'll usually hesitate, and then play the game - making a mental note to get the US version when it comes out.

    For some reason I'm just obsessive compulsive about having my roms be from US. I can't explain it.
  5. OrR

    OrR Rice-megatron Expert

    Nov 24, 2005
    Gambia, The
    I wait with playing until I can understand a game. That means the English version most of the time because few games get released in German earlier/at the same time. However, sometimes the Japanese version is ok, as with Ouendan 2. These days I wait with buying until a game is actually available in the store, if that possibility exists. I'm importing Ouendan 2, of course (though I'll probably play it on my flashcard) but I was much more import crazy a year ago.
  6. laurenz

    laurenz GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 3, 2006
    I'm dutch and the major part of PAL games don't contain any dutch language. So i just take the first game that has the english language, which most of the time is USA.
    I also want to rant about the late releases of PAL games in my country.
    We dutch folks learn english at an age of 10 years, but most people in countries like france and spain are just to darn lazy to even bother learning english! Now I have to wait for some stupid translation of a game that i won't even use just because of those lazy bastards. Just damn annoying.
  7. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

    Nov 18, 2006

    i even learn japanese in order to play teh games right away
  8. WhateverDude

    WhateverDude Member

    Dec 28, 2006
    I feel exactly the same way! Waiting months for the game to come out in Europe when it was already translated just because French and Spanish people to seem lose their genitals if they happen to read a word that isn't written in their language pisses me off. Hell, even on those extremely rare cases where the game is also available in Portuguese, I usually play the English version.

    Why can't they just release the English version for the European countries that won't get a translation at the same time (or a couple of weeks of difference) of the US release? In games like Pokémon, they even have different cartridges for each language, so I just don't know why the fuck don't they do that. Countries that get the English language version regardless shouldn't have to be delayed just because of a couple of other countries that get their own translation.

    Also, there is no PAL games for the DS. The DS is not a TV.

    That being said, when both the U and E releases are available, I pick the E version. But if I can only find the U version, I don't bother searching (much less waiting) for the E one.
  9. alancia

    alancia Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    La crau (france)
    sorry to say that laurenz but i'm french and i started learn english a 10 too
    so don't talk about things you don't know please.
  10. HBK

    HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Mar 30, 2007
    I normally don't wait. Although I'm Portuguese/Italian, I lived in the UK for 7 years, so I understand English perfectly.

    I usually don't wait for the game to come out in Europe. I usually grab the US version, as I actually prefer American English over British.

    I even played the JP version of Pokemon Diamond (though I didn't understand a thing, lol!), and got the Legacy US rom as soon as it came out. It works with my Euro version of Ruby (Pal Park). Strangely, I bought an American version of Leafgreen in Portugal. It works awesome too, so I see no reason to wait.
  11. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    I only own three EUR DS games and all of them came out here before the US release.
    I usually go for US games because they come out sooner and are cheaper.
  12. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Some mediocre Japanese aside the only languages I understand well enough that games are really ever released in are English and French so I go with whatever has those.

    As PAL and NTSC do not exist for handhelds whatever is first, smallest or has a hack/fix or two becomes my choice.

    PC does not have it either but consoles I more often than not favour NTSC releases: too many shoddy PAL conversions (DVD, video, games....) have put me off for life.

    Eyebrows tend to get raised though when the only just start advertising games on TV and people that know me recognise them from several months prior though.
  13. jimmy j

    jimmy j Awesome for hire.

    Apr 22, 2007
    the congo
    I imported the US version of nsmb and when I gave my friend a go he was all "meh". But as soon as the UK advertising kicked in he was shit-hot for it. Idiot [​IMG]
  14. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006
    us versions all the time, i can't read japanese, although i wish i could cause some of those games are crazy.
  15. FNORD

    FNORD Member

    Jun 28, 2006
    games never comes out in portuguese... =/
  16. spokenrope

    spokenrope c7

    May 26, 2006
    United States
    That's scary. The amount of control that advertisers have over our wants and desires is almost criminal.
  17. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    @FNORD obviously you have not experienced the wonders of Garfield's nightmare, Garfield 2, Cars and Franklins great adventures.

    I will be quiet now.
  18. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    US versions, they're cheaper (even after postage) and I get them sooner. In fact by the time we get a release of a game here, its on special offer on Play Asia e.g. Star Fox DS is £7 for a US version but £26.99 for a EUR version.

    Only bought one DS game this year though (saving for the forthcoming Spawn of Hadrian) and that was Puzzle Quest only £15 from Amazon. That Kirbys Magical Paintbrush and Mario Kart are the only EUR games I have, and Mario Kart came free.

    Not sure whether to get Pokemon Diamond or not, perhaps I might wait until its cheap on import.
  19. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    I won't pay more than £20 for a DS title so I buy stuff in sales or preowned and thus always wind up with European stuff about a year after release. My debit card isn't good for buying stuff outside the UK anyway. For downloads I'll just wait for something in English. If both U and E were available I used to go for the Europe version, but now if it doesn't have multiplayer I'll get the US one because they're smaller.
  20. endgame

    endgame Member

    Apr 29, 2007
    United States
    Southern Illinois
    I live in the US, so naturally I -try- to get US roms. I will play PAL/JPN roms only if the game hasn't been released here in the states yet (or never will) and is in English. I wish I could read japanese [​IMG]