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News / 2005 / May / 22

E3: Romancing SaGa will actually be Romancing SaGa

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According to Square-Enix, action-RPG Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song will drop its subtitle en route to its US release, becoming only "Romancing SaGa". The reasoning behind this, is, of course, that American audiences never saw the release of the original SaGa games for the Super Famicom, so don't know any better. This is reminiscent of the move to make Final Fantasy VI into Final Fantasy III for its US release, a move whose ultimate result was the confusion of small children and the frustration of adults. No US release date has been given, but among new features for this installment of the SaGa series include an alleged lack of repetitive gameplay and a combo system. Because we all love combo systems.

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I read an academic article the other day about FF VI-VIII and a large footnote was given to explain the whole FF III/VI thing, it's stupid.
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I think there's something wrong with you if you read academic articles on the renaming process the Final Fantasy series underwent. There's something wrong with the author of the article, too.
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Hey I only found it looking for stuff about anime and popular culture in Japan V.S traditional elite culture. I found it interesting and downloaded it as well. I'll have you know for an article like that there must have been tonnes before it. If you read it, I think you'd be pleasantly suprised.
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Why the hell do they need to change the name? Is anyone going to really care? What a wste of time.
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No it makes sense, new gamers to the series would wonder where the other games are.
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We wouldn't want the horrendously uneducated to feel left out, after all.
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Exactly, we need them to randomly purchase games they know nothing about to help the gaming economy. That's what they are there for.
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"American audiences don't know any better." lol
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You know it's a necro post when...

It's been over a year since the previous post.
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Get out the defribulator. FFXII is two weeks away.
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