Here’s one of the things I’d never considered when it comes to localization. With tensions between these countries so high and SEGA trying to break into the Chinese market I can see why they may have such a problem with this.
Jung-Sheng Lin posits that by simply using the line the “country” of Taiwan in the hostesses question Taiwanese gamers praised SEGA for being progressive or siding with Taiwanese people that would like independence from Chinese rule. Of course as soon as Chinese celebs started hearing about this and the news started spreading SEGA needed to patch the game and remove the dialogue completely so as not to stir controversy.
Something that should have been a nothing issue needed new dialogue to be recorded and an entire patch rolled out even though the game hadn’t officially released in either country yet!
We’re back from an extended break and trying something new. A long distance podcast over discord with my brother (and new editor!) Lachlan! We’re still working out the kinks but stay tuned for bigger and better things! Nice to back in the swing of things again.
famitsu are currently polling users on what they think is the best action adventure game of all time.
The editors put together a short list but the voting process itself is write in. If you want to see Yakuza get the top spot head on over to the famitsu voting site and fill out the form to submit your vote!
Hit the jump to see how you can add your vote and let them know why your favorite Yakuza games deserve a place on the list!