In some sense, it might be terrible. After all, each English cart created would make the original Japanese version of the game that much harder to obtain. Then again, from a collector's standpoint, it would also increase the rarity of unaltered cartridges, so people who already own the game would have a more valuable item in their collection. I figure those people would probably welcome a good deal of scarcity.
I have seen many unboxed, loose TM Zero carts sitting around in discount shelves, abandoned and totally unplayed. If people could give those old carts new life to a new audience, with a full English package to boot... Well, I don't see it as all that bad, to be honest. The fact is, the true experience of the Japanese cart went out of date in 2014, when people stopped being able to enter the proper time. With the English version, people can enjoy it just as they could way back in the day.
Is it cannibalism? You could call it that... Or you could call it a phoenix rising from the ashes.
And really, if the game can be modified from Japanese to English, there should be nothing stopping people from modifying it back to Japanese, if they were that desperate... So I don't really see all that much harm in it. To be perfectly honest, I want to go bargain bin digging for a loose TM Zero cart soon, so I can have a English box set right next to my Japanese one.
October 17, 2017, 01:18:30 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Doug, put it on auction site to see how high will it go!
Don't do that, Doug!
Do the right thing and send me your readme contribution!