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Old 05-14-2019, 03:10 PM
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Poe's Law is preventing me from being able to craft a response to that.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:22 PM
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Didn't you film one?
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:09 AM
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I've been thinking about this for years, but I would really love to learn how to read and comprehend Japanese. There's plenty of games I'd love to play that have a language barrier, and I know that not everything will get fan translated.

Any advice for learning the language would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:55 PM
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I've been thinking about this for years, but I would really love to learn how to read and comprehend Japanese. There's plenty of games I'd love to play that have a language barrier, and I know that not everything will get fan translated.

Any advice for learning the language would be greatly appreciated.
It's very hard, so the biggest things I can offer are: be prepared to study a lot and keep using it. I took six semesters of Japanese in college. I was conversationally fluent (which is a lot different than being completely literate, reading Japanese is extremely difficult, and the average Japanese newspaper is written at what's considered a 12th grade level). Now, with no one to speak it with for years, I can read kana, a handful of kanji, and basically ask for directions and order food.

It's very rewarding, but you really have to stick with it.
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:43 PM
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I've been keeping an eye on Druidstone, the Grimrock devs' next game, but somehow completely missed the release date announcement. It's out today. Exciting!

It's a tabletop inspired turn-based tactics game, apparently with Grimrockian puzzles between combat missions. One of the characters appears to be a tonberry. I will play this video game!
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:36 AM
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Hey, anyone have a lead on repair service for a GameBoy color?
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:55 PM
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The Yiik dumpster fire continues: Dev apparently plagiarized the hell out of Haruki Murakami, when called on it whines that he also pulled quotes from several other authors as well and nobody complained.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:20 PM
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I've been thinking about this for years, but I would really love to learn how to read and comprehend Japanese. There's plenty of games I'd love to play that have a language barrier, and I know that not everything will get fan translated.

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Here is Draculas old thread with some advice: https://www.talking-time.net/showthread.php?t=18917
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To add onto whatever is in that thread, I really can't stress how important it is to have Japanese reading/listening material around all the time. The language is so fundamentally different from the Latin-based languages that you've got to immerse yourself in it. Look for Japanese YouTube channels that deal with material you're interested in, so you can hear language that's more conversational and everyday (as opposed to the typically over-dramatic material that's in game dialog). I'm really fond of Bakken's Retro Game Channel and Wotafa's Secret Base. Game manuals often have furigana, so they can serve as good practice-reading material.
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