Re: Official Re:CoM in North America Thread
I never really get why people import games (with a big plot) when they can't understand the language.
Okay, like Mother 3 (here's the wiki for a run down Mother 3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )
The attraction of the Mother games are their good use of language and their deep plot.
(MOTHER 2 to EarthBound and Back Again... - differences between, but it gives a good overview of the language stuff in Mother 2)
When people import MOther 3, they lose all of the language that makes Mother, Mother. No more enemy puns or people playing on words, and NO idea what is going on (which is kind of important since it has a deep plot)
So, why do people import?
Because some people don't play games for theatric's but, for the gameplay. The foreign version is usually much better and most games that people import are because they are likely to never be released.
There are other ways to understand the plot when you can't understand the language. This is the internet, anything can be found here. Most fan's that have imported the game and understand the language are kind enough to make scripts and subtitled cutscenes that can be viewed at several different locations.
Take for instance RE:CoM, NA is finally getting it but, they're missing out on FM+. You can watch your game in English now but, it's a sad trade for a whole other game.
Basically put, If your a fan of a game but, you know it's likely to never be released but, you want to play it. You import it. Simple as that, there is no ulterior motive.