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Nick
12-24-2007, 22:04:23
How do y'all English speakers play all these Japanese room escape games? Am I just the only one here who isn't multilingual?

Hitman
12-25-2007, 19:09:43
How do y'all English speakers play all these Japanese room escape games? Am I just the only one here who isn't multilingual?

Hello there Nick. Well, me personally I just click, click and click. That always works for me. :haha:
No, seriosly, I don't play that much games as I used to, but when I happen to occur a japanese game, I try clicking randomly.

Ryuzaki
12-25-2007, 19:18:08
i'm slightly polylingual i can speak some russian, spanish, french, hebrew, german, and japenese but not very well so i just click a lot and hope for the best!

Lilliputt
12-25-2007, 19:37:03
When it comes to Japanese I just PM Lili the moderator and hope she has time ta answer cuz she is Japanese ;) Me a bit lazy I guess :P

better
12-27-2007, 16:26:25
When it comes to the Gaming it is certain kind of instinct that work for the gamers, they do try and try hard to understand what the instructions are or try to find a translater for that.

Heartofthedark
12-27-2007, 17:01:15
I also just click :)

Nick
12-27-2007, 19:01:32
When it comes to the Gaming it is certain kind of instinct that work for the gamers, they do try and try hard to understand what the instructions are or try to find a translater for that.

Do you mean a human translator or like an online Internet translator?

Skellisin
12-28-2007, 00:58:57
I think he means an online translator, or if you have friends that speak japanese that is great. My Father in-law speaks japanese very well, unfortunately he is soon to be my ex-father-in-law....

The escape games all follow the same sort-of format. There is an items area, which you can usually click on individual items to find other items/hints. The basic Idea is the same, find the hidden objects to escape!

And my friends HeartoftheDark and Hitman got it down.... just click,click,click...everywhere ;)

Nick
12-28-2007, 08:09:37
Yeah, I know the format is the same basic thing. But if it's not in English, a lot of times I can't tell what an object is. Also, the games often give verbal hints, so that makes the Japanese harder. I'm one of those verbal learners, so I find it hard to figure things out without having words to help me.

Adventure
12-28-2007, 09:01:16
Yeah, I know what you mean. But when I don't what a particular object is, I just try to describe it the best I can (shape, color, size, looks like a .., etc.). When there is really a language barrier, this is usually mentioned in the lead post of the game's thread. In that case you just hope someone with knowledge of the language will translate the hints you need to get out. In htlm games you usually can copy and paste the foreign text in a online translator.

someguy
12-29-2007, 03:40:32
choices:
learn japanees, it will take a long time, but it will help.
Do random clicking, it will still take a while, and you will most likely die 500 times, but it's easier.
get someone to transalate, or find an online translator. Quick and easy, but tedious.

nuf said, useless thread.

Heartofthedark
12-31-2007, 23:00:46
choices:
learn japanees, it will take a long time, but it will help.
Do random clicking, it will still take a while, and you will most likely die 500 times, but it's easier.
get someone to transalate, or find an online translator. Quick and easy, but tedious.

nuf said, useless thread.

this isnt a useless thread someguy, its actually a nice one because i wanted to know what others did too all nick was doing was asking a simple question and your post sounds very rude

Mistery
12-31-2007, 23:07:48
Right, and now we go back to our peaceful side again... ;)
Completely useless threads are usually not approved by moderation, so you won't even see them...

On-topic:
I think those players who play a lot of room escape games, have already much experience. And often this is enough to finish a game even if we don't understand anything. Just click-click-click and try to drag everything on everything :haha:
It's sometimes even possible to copy-paste the comment on the bottom of the screen, then I use Babelfish.
And if there is something very important (like a code etc.) for which players need to understand Japanese, then I just hope that there is a member of this forums or another forums who is ready to help out with that :)

Heartofthedark
12-31-2007, 23:21:15
Mistery - sorry mistery :hug2:, i think everyone just clicks all over the place tell it says congratulations (or congratulations in a different language) sometimes ill use the tab button though :shy:

Mistery
12-31-2007, 23:47:18
Hehe, or I get an end screen with some writings, and I post a screenshot to ask if this was a good ending or a bad one :haha:

Heartofthedark
01-01-2008, 00:27:13
mistery- there are bad endings?! :o! maybe i have been doing it all wrong :haha:

Mistery
01-01-2008, 00:28:48
Yeah, especially in Japanese games, there are sometimes different endings like good, okay, bad :haha:

jenni.p123
01-01-2008, 02:00:15
I never knew that either :shy: I probably always got bad endings and thought i had done it :$ :haha:

Mistery
01-01-2008, 02:11:36
I never knew that either :shy: I probably always got bad endings and thought i had done it :$ :haha:

In that case even better for you not to understand Japanese :haha:

someguy
01-01-2008, 02:28:38
I can call my cousin.
He knows German Spanish Japanees and French.

Adventure
03-03-2008, 05:21:04
Hehe, or I get an end screen with some writings, and I post a screenshot to ask if this was a good ending or a bad one :haha:

Lol, I remember you did that. :haha:

RBS
03-03-2008, 05:42:40
Hehe, or I get an end screen with some writings, and I post a screenshot to ask if this was a good ending or a bad one :haha:


Haha. Isn't that like asking the Sushi chef if the fish is fresh?

Carmit
03-03-2008, 08:09:44
:o what a great idea i always wanted to know thiswell we have abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz but what dose a persone that cant read our letters like someone japanes

Jones
03-15-2008, 06:03:57
Yep; still play them. I am actually learning Japanese right now, so soon enough, I should have no problem with these games.

lttheninja
03-16-2008, 06:03:09
Seriously, what is with the surplus of japanese games? I'm american, damn it.

Mistery
03-16-2008, 12:29:30
There are much more Japanese room escape games than English ones, this is something that we can't change.
One of the reasons might be, that there is a Japanese tool that is completely free and suitable for creating flash games. I wish there was also an English version of it.