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Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation?

The original! Ted Woolsey rocks!
8 (28.6%)
The DS! The perfect blend of old and new!
16 (57.1%)
The Offical Chrono Compendium Retranslation!
4 (14.3%)
I haven't played the DS version/Retranslation, so I have no idea!
0 (0%)

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aj_hix36

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Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation? (Poll)
« on: December 09, 2008, 12:20:55 am »
Yes, I am curious as to what everyone thinks has the best translation of the game.

Also, if you don't mind, please state your stance and back it up.

Cheers!

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Re: Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation? (Poll)
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 01:52:05 am »
The DS version. It's not hindered by censorship and even has the sense to keep some fan favorites. Overall, it's simply better written.

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Re: Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation? (Poll)
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2008, 01:53:02 am »
I voted for the DS version, but I think that the original version is bashed way too much. Woolsey did a hell of a job with what he had to work with and he made the games more interesting in a way that was interesting for us all when we were younger, and didn't worry about such things.

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Re: Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation? (Poll)
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008, 03:44:58 am »
The DS version has the better translation, in my opinion.

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Re: Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation? (Poll)
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008, 06:00:43 am »
Define "best."

I think Woolsey's is the funnest, but it's obviously not the most accurate (though, considering the limited time and censorship he had to deal with, that's not his fault).

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Re: Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation? (Poll)
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 07:58:25 am »
I liked Woosley's. It was more casual , entertaining, and funnier, where the ds retranslation is to formal and took out some of the great dialogue and was too serious.

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Re: Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation? (Poll)
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 08:42:26 am »
I haven't played CTDS yet, but I have read the Compendium's Re-translation (assuming it's that one that KWhazit did), and I remember the Original SNES translation. So that leaves me neutral until I play CTDS.

I'll edit this, and then vote, after I have played CTDS.

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Re: Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation? (Poll)
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 09:56:02 am »
Woosley for being more fun, CT:DS for an overall better translation.

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Re: Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation? (Poll)
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2008, 11:23:16 am »
"Best" is extremely subjective. CTDS has the most "accurate" translation, but I prefer the old CT translation without Mystics=Fiends and "Good Morning Crono!" still left in.

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Re: Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation? (Poll)
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2008, 11:36:01 am »
The DS version, it is better in my opinion.

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Re: Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation? (Poll)
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2008, 02:59:17 pm »
DS version. No censorship, little more mature, but it still holds the old, light-hearted CT feel and appeals to the American audience.

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Re: Which version of Chrono Trigger has the best translation? (Poll)
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2008, 06:43:21 pm »
Uh, I'm fairly sure the Compendium's translation is more accurate...There's still far too much localization to the DS one, though it is better than the original's...but Woosley was under all sorts of constraints at the time, so he gets a pass, I guess...

That is...until the Compendium manages to translate the DS Japanese script, of course...lol