Here's another thing I find wrong with official translations. I get that sometimes changing things is necessary, or helps to make things better-suited for whatever audience. But for example, my girlfriend and I started playing Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix. I'm not a huge fan of the series, but she is, and she said there was some complex level system where you can customize your attacks into decks and whatnot. So I was interested.
She's a huge fangirl, so she always gets undubs. I usually only do that when I play a game and find that I can't stand one of the English VOs (like Dissidia. Cecil's VO is SO horrible. And the awesome Kefka VO doesn't make up for it). But I start playing, and I realized that the subtitles for cutscenes are cutting out a ton of stuff.
Now, in some situations, like I said, I get it. I doubt there's a very good analog in Japanese for "Fairy Godmother", for example. So when that word comes up in a cutscene, and she calls herself "The Fairy who appears before those who still believe in dreams", I don't give a damn. I note the weird Japanese term, and move on.
But then another cutscene comes up. And here's where it gets interesting.
Main Character: The Master always told me that the darkness was meant to be extinguished. But how so but not with light?
Fairy Godmother: That's a question that no one knows the answer to.
MC: The Master told me that the darkness was meant to be extinguished. How does one go about doing that?
FG: The answer to that question will only be yours if you have the courage to look within your heart for it.
Totally different nuances here. One has the FG going "*shrug* I dunno", and the other is a cryptic answer.
These two different things happen all the time. The little translation changes that are for the better, and the ones that take nuances out of the script. My girlfriend claims this is because the English VO had to match up with the mouth movements of the Japanese script. But aren't we in 2012? Do we still do that, or do they not have the technology to re-do those now? >_>