The English translation is bad

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#1 by aftermathofrain
2019-07-07 at 05:36
Sorry to rain on everyone's parade, but all the English translations made by this one dude on Patreon are bad. You can see it being discussed on /vr/.

For example his Makyouden translation. Three random scenes taken, all three have serious rewrites and omissions.
https://warosu.org/vr/thread/5700672#p5718091

A random scene from Dead of the Brain, completely rewritten.
https://warosu.org/vr/thread/5715908#p5718228

Another scene where half of the line got ignored completely.
https://warosu.org/vr/thread/5700672#p5718296

I dunno what to say other than that it seems he's taking advantage of people being interested in PC98 games.Last modified on 2019-07-07 at 09:25
#2 by eltonan
2019-07-07 at 11:56
Shame. I was actually half interested in playing this title if only cause of the box art. Horror isn't usually my thing but I want to know the reason why there's a Terminator like robot/cyborg in a zombie game (I'm gonna assume its a brain transplanted into a full body cyborg due to the brain stem imagery)Last modified on 2019-07-07 at 11:58
#3 by lucumo
2019-07-10 at 08:48
Heh, interesting. Someone created a thread on a forum I frequent and linked to the Patreon and such. I asked whether it was machine-translated(-supported) but was told it was an actual translation. Well...
#4 by onorub
2019-07-10 at 12:08
From my experience with it, i was perfectly able to understand the plot, but the dialogue felt quite generic. From the pointed out rewrites, it seems to be a original problem rather than a bad translation problem (hell, the "eletric chamber" part made that line funnier and added to the ridiculous situation in the prologue).
Rather than a line here or there, i would really like a comparison for the part where one of the bad guys is beaten at the hospital and gives a few plot twists. That would probably be the part impacted the most by a bad translation.
#5 by aftermathofrain
2019-07-10 at 12:50
His rewrites are based on machine translations. This example clearly shows it.
https://warosu.org/vr/thread/5700672#p5725634

Edit: And also note that the middle example in the first post, the one about the party shows the guy doesn't even know basic Japanese grammar. A part of Cole's line goes パーティをやろうと思いまして (I was thinking about having a party), in other words Cole is thinking about organizing a party. The grammar used is explained here for example https://japanesetest4you.com/flashcard/learn-japanese-grammar-44/. The given level is N4, it's something you'll find towards the beginning of any Japanese textbook. Yet the guy translated it completely wrong, as Cole going to some different party currently being held elsewhere.Last modified on 2019-07-10 at 13:00

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