Saint Seiya: Ougon Densetsu
Nintendo Entertainment System
Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque: La Legende d'Or
The Knights of the Zodiac: The Legend of the Gold
Knights of the Zodiac: Legend
|Released By||The Rosetta Group|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Game Date||10 August 1987|
|Release Date||13 May 2005|
|Last Modified||22 February 2016|
Umm, this is an RPG, I guess? It’s hard to tell, really. The game here is the French version of the Japanese Saint Seiya game. It’s also very confusing, since it seems to follow the anime’s plotline exactly, which means anyone who doesn’t already KNOW the plotline is totally lost. It’s got crappy platform elements, where you punch people, and then it’s got the menu-based combat, where you charge up various stats, or something, based on how much cosmos you have, which I have no idea how to replenish. So yeah this game is weird.
The translation of this game is pretty mediocre, which puts it a few ranks above the game itself which is a pile of shit. It’s probably the sheer crappiness of the game that has made this review end up so vitriolic.
It doesn’t seem that English is the native language of the translators, what with menus that ask you to “Choose your offensive” and “Choose your defensive”. There’s also some typos and lines that don’t make any sense at all to boot, making playing this game barrels of fun. The translation isn’t even complete, despite what the readme says, as there’s a menu still in French.
I found myself unable to play the game any longer than fifteen minutes, what with the sheer terribleness of the game and the mediocre translations almost jeering at me all the way through. I’m actually glad I had no idea how to play the game at all, because otherwise I might have made progress and kept playing it for another five minutes.
Possibly the best thing about this translation is the readme, which asks you to send the translators some praise, presumably for bringing us this gem of a game in English.
ROM / ISO Information:
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