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Amusingly bad Video Game translations. Not just English! 
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Over in the Policenauts Sega Saturn translation topic it came to our attention that Marc was a translator/editor on the newest MGS. Technoir then commentated that he should be doing the Russian translation as theirs is a weird and F'ed up lot with stuff like...

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>Snake, you're going on a coward objective
>Kadzihurra Miller
>you peeking witch!
>Press The Button Of Start
>don't shut up system
>Kipher
>Main Base
>Huge Boss
>make contact with Reptile (This is supposedly Snake)
>Huey makes a big damage to Huge Boss's people, and his influence made a quicker arms race at the Mom's Base
> - Use of UN?
- No words, they have a influence. But the IAEA uses NPT to sign the country.
- Though we are a country.
- Affirmative.

1. From Peace Walker backstory:
>I am Chico. They ciphering me on a Cuban base in US.
>I'm made to fight. I am the cannon.
>Snake and his partner were running a small shop with military goods

2. From tapes:
> - All civilians, Huey included, should leave to their countries.
- Even you, you parisienne?
>Dr. Strange Lover's departure
>The chief of CIA, Goldman
>Kiefer watches all (no, seriously)


So I made this topic in an attempt to gather any more poor translation good. I hear legends about how bad the Spanish translation for FFVII is

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Oh man, you have no idea how hard I laughed at those when I read through them a few minutes ago. Good God, that was beyond my expectations for a sub-par translation of a Metal Gear Solid game, but, truthfully, I am delighted that something so hilarious exists.

On the subject of bad localizations, I hear the German dub of Metal Gear Solid is particularly atrocious, and from what I've heard of it, that's true.



Oh, I also wonder if Marc & co. at INTAC also did the translation work for The Phantom Pain. Konami's been using lines from the English dub as far back as 2012's VGAs. That said, I don't encouraging people to bother Marc with questions about the game. Aside from simply being rude, NDAs probably prevent the spread of inside information at least until the game's release.

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After my wonderful derailing of the Policenauts translation thread, I've just remembered a great translation which is pretty much on the same level as Ground Zeroes translation:


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I know this is long overdue and you might have already heard, but GZ's Russian translation is getting patched up.


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Yea, I've heard of that. Good for them. Still gotta check, though.

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I think it's supposed to be released alongside the PC version on the 18th this month.

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Yea, the localization is now far, far better than before. But Big Boss is still kinda messed up (Большой Босс just sounds like Large Boss to us).
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UPD: NOPE! NOPE! STILL BAD!
The famous "damn fiddle" line is completely changed, now it's "They fooled us like damn children!".

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TechNoir wrote:
The famous "damn fiddle" line is completely changed, now it's "They fooled us like damn children!".

This is something I don't expect to find its way out of the english version. Would other language speakers say something similar to this?

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