That's Just SNK Being SNK

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Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -
New Hero "Rock Howard"

At around midnight last night, I decided to chute out and go to sleep. Up until that moment, I had been tossing around the idea of staying up for a couple more hours to download Garou: Mark of the Wolves from Xbox Live Arcade as soon as it was posted. But you know what? Sleep is awesome.

So I woke up this morning, sat up in bed, and immediately set about buying and downloading the game. And I was rewarded with a text description that really set the morning off right. Here's the mangled English you'll see when looking at the download description for MOTW:

It is the latest title of the Fatal Fury series [GAROU -MARK OF THE WOLVES-] comes to Xbox LIVE! With the New Hero “Rock Howard” who is only son of Geese Howard and rose up by legendary wolf Terry Bogard, story of the new wolves begin. It banned the traditional line-system but instead bring in the brand-new systems such as “Just Defense”, “T.O.P. In” and “Braking”. It is not only system which renewed but also all the characters are new comers only except Terry Bogard. Don’t miss the extreme battles of wolves!

It's maybe one step above machine translation. If you've been playing SNK games for a good, long time, you probably already have the tools required to appreciate such busted English. While a lot of localizers say they want to prevent another "All Your Base" moment with their translation work, sometimes there's just no substitute for barely legible nonsense.

As an added bonus, here is me reading said description. I just woke up, so these are the first words I've spoken today, in case you're wondering. Maybe I should shout this at the top of my lungs every morning, just to get right before the day begins. 

Listen! 

(PS: Good to see I'm not the only one with an appreciation for awesome things.)

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#1 Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -
New Hero "Rock Howard"

At around midnight last night, I decided to chute out and go to sleep. Up until that moment, I had been tossing around the idea of staying up for a couple more hours to download Garou: Mark of the Wolves from Xbox Live Arcade as soon as it was posted. But you know what? Sleep is awesome.

So I woke up this morning, sat up in bed, and immediately set about buying and downloading the game. And I was rewarded with a text description that really set the morning off right. Here's the mangled English you'll see when looking at the download description for MOTW:

It is the latest title of the Fatal Fury series [GAROU -MARK OF THE WOLVES-] comes to Xbox LIVE! With the New Hero “Rock Howard” who is only son of Geese Howard and rose up by legendary wolf Terry Bogard, story of the new wolves begin. It banned the traditional line-system but instead bring in the brand-new systems such as “Just Defense”, “T.O.P. In” and “Braking”. It is not only system which renewed but also all the characters are new comers only except Terry Bogard. Don’t miss the extreme battles of wolves!

It's maybe one step above machine translation. If you've been playing SNK games for a good, long time, you probably already have the tools required to appreciate such busted English. While a lot of localizers say they want to prevent another "All Your Base" moment with their translation work, sometimes there's just no substitute for barely legible nonsense.

As an added bonus, here is me reading said description. I just woke up, so these are the first words I've spoken today, in case you're wondering. Maybe I should shout this at the top of my lungs every morning, just to get right before the day begins. 

Listen! 

(PS: Good to see I'm not the only one with an appreciation for awesome things.)

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#2 Posted by Someguy0504 (20 posts) -

Broken English Win!!!

#3 Posted by OmegaPirate (5523 posts) -

Hahaha! epic! gotta love engrish

#4 Posted by Trnck (448 posts) -

Pardon my English...

#5 Posted by ROBdaMOB (174 posts) -

more games need this with your enthusiasm

#6 Posted by AuthenticM (3699 posts) -

Hahaha

#7 Posted by Crono (2642 posts) -

Should have filed this under Engrish.

#8 Posted by Bossman4595 (73 posts) -

its hard to decide if it is a win or fail........

#9 Posted by Rinkalicous (1339 posts) -
I love badly translated english. Like when you mouse over the icon for Rakion...




#10 Posted by MltvBlackmail (18 posts) -

I just woke up a little while ago, and then I realized this was the first thing I needed to check out.  You are correct Sir, this is indeed the best way to wake up.  I haven't seen a language butchered this badly, since my grade 10 "translator assisted" French project.  And by "assisted" I mean, I wrote the whole thing in English and hit translate.  I enjoyed the audio option as well, it only heightened the level of hilarity, well done.

#11 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -
@Bossman4595 said:
" its hard to decide if it is a win or fail........ "
No, its epic win. I laughed so much

Jeff should so be "that guy that does the trailers" now, but only for broken english. Made my day.
#12 Posted by Zabant (1235 posts) -

Jeff has such a sexy voice

#13 Posted by Crono (2642 posts) -
@Tylea002 said:
" @Bossman4595 said:
" its hard to decide if it is a win or fail........ "
No, its epic win. I laughed so muchJeff should so be "that guy that does the trailers" now, but only for broken english. Made my day. "
Hahahaha I agree, but only for Engrish trailers :)
#14 Posted by JohnDudebro (924 posts) -

This sounds like a Squirrelking fanfic.

#15 Posted by Blair (2500 posts) -

Uh-Mayz-Ing.

#16 Posted by Sanj (2353 posts) -

lmao, awesome.

#17 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

I love the Engrish in the SNK games, and i love this game as well. Came out in a time where i had "moved on" from fighters (blasphemy i know) so i never actually played it, I didnt even know that it was all new characters except Terry. Its just as good as I always heard to be honest, it helds up great in my opinion. I love the ninja kid, whatever hes called.

And from a few matches online, the Ken syndrome is in full force, as all I have faced are Terrys and Rocks :p

#18 Posted by Chirotera (53 posts) -

I wish my name was Geese Howard

#19 Posted by Crono (2642 posts) -
@Rhaknar said:
" I love the Engrish in the SNK games, and i love this game as well. Came out in a time where i had "moved on" from fighters (blasphemy i know) so i never actually played it, I didnt even know that it was all new characters except Terry. Its just as good as I always heard to be honest, it helds up great in my opinion. I love the ninja kid, whatever hes called.And from a few matches online, the Ken syndrome is in full force, as all I have faced are Terrys and Rocks :p "
I believe you mean "...only except Terry [Bogard]."
#20 Posted by MrChlorophyll (37 posts) -

It is make me happy with laughing.

#21 Posted by mooncake (155 posts) -

Hey Jeff, what about your thoughts on the actual game? I hear the online is broken, but I REALLY WANT TO PLAY THIS GAME

#22 Posted by Alex_Murphy (1184 posts) -

I don't know why they can't show this to any random english speaking person and ask them how they would say this in normal English speech.

#23 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -

You have to love good old Engrish.  Seeing things like that makes my day that much better.

#24 Posted by Agent_Lost (899 posts) -

oh man, great stuff

#25 Posted by JokerClown88 (1051 posts) -

Wolves Win!!  

#26 Posted by erinfizz (1048 posts) -

Wow, silly. The audio really sells it. :)

#27 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

lol, it is in keeping with SNK. Awesome news though!!!


#28 Posted by SnakeSDR (64 posts) -

The text was awesome enough, but then to hear jeff read it in an announcer style voice, pure gold.

#29 Posted by dannymac (1 posts) -

This kind of stuff still cracks me up, especially since it is fairly rare nowadays from what I can tell. My only recent encounter with this sort of broken english is when I foolishly rented Cooking Mama: World Kitchen for my fiance. She played that game for all of two minutes before the sound of the woman's instructions and positive feedback annoyed her so much she vowed to never play it. I have a higher level of acceptance for this type of thing as I've lived in the Bay Area for most of my life and I work for Starbucks. Enough said. If you want to hear some high quality, pure, unadulterated broken english, then just check that game out. Actually, don't. In fact, it's better if you just take my word for it. That game is terrible and you'll never get the sounds of "don't worry, mama will help you" out of your head...it still haunts my nightmares.

#30 Posted by TheClap (538 posts) -

The new system: Braking.  Hopefully to be in seen in future driving games.

#31 Posted by Captainlunchbox (443 posts) -

God, Jeff, this sounds official. This should narrate the trailer.

#32 Posted by skrutop (3615 posts) -

It winner!

#33 Posted by eduardo (356 posts) -

Dude... Jeff... did you read the achievements? Broken as hell too.

#34 Posted by ElectricHaggis (630 posts) -

With it is and how it hits the forest.

#35 Posted by Chewii101 (820 posts) -

Once in a while there should be another All Your Base moment for giggles.

#36 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

Da Engwish iz FINE 4 a m$$ge b0red.

#37 Posted by SatelliteOfLove (1369 posts) -

For Victoly!

#38 Posted by YetiAntics (1489 posts) -

Braking, eh?

#39 Posted by Junpei (726 posts) -

A Winner Is You!

#40 Posted by shintsurugi (75 posts) -

Teh awesome reader is you, Jeff! Broken English for the most amusing win.

#41 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11488 posts) -

Yes. I approve.

#42 Posted by TobyD81 (1227 posts) -

How's that? I am the Satan of martial arts!

#43 Posted by InsanePotato (206 posts) -

Lol great sound byte Jeff :). Hillarious description

#44 Edited by Deadend (58 posts) -

lol good old engrish

#45 Posted by Aaox (1657 posts) -

Wow. I am going to looking forward to the battle of wolf, but I don't know if how appreciated my Engrish will to be!

#46 Posted by FlipperDesert (2082 posts) -

i think that reading is going on my brother's "Here's what happened on the internet this week." pen drive I'm giving to him in a few days. Conglaturations!

#47 Posted by SinGulaR (2261 posts) -

This sure amps up my confidence in my English skills :)

#48 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

Jeff feel too asleep.
Downloading Garou: Mark of the Worves making him better feeling.

#49 Posted by Caddy (308 posts) -

That truly is amazing.

#50 Posted by Metal_Mills (2980 posts) -

lolwolves

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