I'm glad to hear about this in your decisions with X2. I think this stems from the argument of literal translation vs localization. A lot of times a game series will choose to KEEP the localization choices in sequels as it fits the audience better. It's why I REFUSE to play the FF7 Re-Translation with its choices (Phoenix Tail, Mogeri, etc) or the Rockman X1 translation. It's also why I took the choices I did in my own projects.
I'm going to have to try this out sometime when I get the opportunity.
Exactly, hence why your FF4/FF6 'relocalizations' are the best 😅
I think keeping in mind who your audience is, is very important. Imagine buying FF6 in the west, but Kefka is called something Japanesey and so is the rest of the cast. This would only make sense to you if you KNOW the game is from Japan originally (something I believe shouldn't be visible in-game, would be very immersion breaking since FF6 doesn't take place in Japan) and know the names the Japanese version has. I don't mind Japanese names if the game is indicating a Japanese setting (Live A Live's near future chapter has its main character called Akira Tadokoro in the fan translation. He's from Japan. The chapter is influenced by these mecha animes.
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I wonder what's so different in my version of the ROM then. There's a TREMENDOUS amount of empty space after mine.
But yeah, just move the pointers up and the method still works without any issues.
Modify the atlas file a bit and it'd still work just fine.
By now there's only a few words that I'd like to see expanded. I'm very happy with how my relocalization turned out, and the only option I see with fully expanded text is a straight up copy of the Hondoori script, which to me comes across as rather dry and unexciting in some places. The limitations fuelled my creativity while keeping it simple, which helped me.
The words I feel need more space are "Count.Hunt.", "Silk/Junk Shot", "Speed Burner" and that's it I believe.