A Search For Easier Video Game Translation Methods
I've always wanted to be able to play games that never got ported to the US or translated to my native language, English. I also have a strong curiosity to be able to play the games I love, but without the changes and censorship that occurred when they have been translated into the American ports. One of my biggest nostalgia trips is playing Illusion of Gaia for the SNES, but that game is known for a less-than-best translation when it came to America. This has created the desire to be able to play and understand the original Japanese title "Gaia Gensouki" in earnest, but I don't understand Japanese well enough to be able to do it myself. Of course, some fan translation patches have been made for various games (including a reputable one for "Gaia Gensouki"/"Illusion of Gaia",) but what if there was a solution for any game, without needing to run a patch or rely on someone else's translation work? Additionally I found there was a decent amount of interest from my friends and related retro gaming twitch communities. Thus began my search for an easy way to play an untranslated game and have it dynamically translated as I play.