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Vaisaga



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I started playing the Layton games in Japanese starting with Kamen/Mask, and I played the last game in both languages. One very, very unfortunate consequence of having too many language-specific puzzles I noticed is tha most of the replaced localized puzzled have to come up with a puzzle either based on the image that went with the original Japanese puzzle, or they have really simple images and get really vague. I played it in English because my friend bought it for me (not realizing I had it in Japanese or that I didn't have a U.S. 3DS, so I had to borrow one) and I almost stopped playing it because the localized puzzles were awfully boring and weird, and anything else, I was already conscious of the answer.

I can't speak for Layton x Ace Attorney or Miracle Mask, but at this point, I'm only going to play the series in Japanese.
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Juno016 wrote:
I started playing the Layton games in Japanese starting with Kamen/Mask, and I played the last game in both languages. One very, very unfortunate consequence of having too many language-specific puzzles I noticed is tha most of the replaced localized puzzled have to come up with a puzzle either based on the image that went with the original Japanese puzzle, or they have really simple images and get really vague. I played it in English because my friend bought it for me (not realizing I had it in Japanese or that I didn't have a U.S. 3DS, so I had to borrow one) and I almost stopped playing it because the localized puzzles were awfully boring and weird, and anything else, I was already conscious of the answer.

I can't speak for Layton x Ace Attorney or Miracle Mask, but at this point, I'm only going to play the series in Japanese.


I take it you know Japanese well enough for the game to be playable though. (Nintendo of America has had to replace a lot of puzzles right from the start, as I don't believe Level-5 actually did any sort of localization until recently. Not sure if the same people are still doing it ever since Layton expanded to mobile platforms.)
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I've always had mixed feeling about the Layton games. On one hand, I like solving puzzles, but on the other hand, the story and characters always felt very...rote to me? I was playing through one of the 3ds games recently and I really wished there was a skip dialogue option. Everything felt so artificially quaint it was boring. Judging my this review, it doesn't seem like any of the problems I've had with the series have changed.
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I'd like to play this, yes, but I'd rather have it on my 3DS than on my phone. So I guess I'll have to wait for it to be released in Europe. (Which, hopefully, won't be that much later, if at all.)
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Juno016



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I take it you know Japanese well enough for the game to be playable though. (Nintendo of America has had to replace a lot of puzzles right from the start, as I don't believe Level-5 actually did any sort of localization until recently. Not sure if the same people are still doing it ever since Layton expanded to mobile platforms.)


I am near-fluent, and Layton games don't use complex language. All puzzles use extremely concise language, with particles donated to make sure you know who is doing what, to whom, where, etc.
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