下手の横好き世界5 by William Van Hecke

Mad Skillz

Playing Xenogears in Japanese is pretty strange. I’ve known and loved the game for 10 years now, but never knew it in its original form. Part of the charm of the original game was its sometimes inspired, sometimes abysmal localization. It was fun to discover that the celebrated line “Master, sir, did you just see my MAD SKILLZ!?” came from the innocuous “Master, master! Didja see my technique!!”

I didn’t get a photo of the infamous “My father? You mean my dad?” line, which made a lot more sense in the original. But I am looking forward to my personal favorite, “The partially rotted thing eventually self-disintegrated.”

MasterDanna