With Tales of Hearts R releasing in less than two weeks in North America and Europe, many Japanese OVA fans will be pleased to hear that the game lacks English dub as it retain its original Japanese voice overs.
That's too bad, as much as I enjoy original voice over work included. It kinda sucks not to have the option for English if you want it. Sometimes English voices annoy me, sometimes the Japanese ones do... It's great to be able to switch to a more pleasing cast of characters should you wish it. Regardless, I'll definitely show my support for the Tales series. These games haven't let me down yet, so they deserve a purchase from me whenever a new one comes along.
These types of games are very niche as they are so most of who buy it are longtime fans, I'm sure the majority is ok with just subs if it just means getting the Game At a overseas.
Oh no doubt, I'd much rather have it subbed only if it meant the games could keep coming overseas. However, it is still a little unfortunate that there isn't at least an option for English dubs.
very disappointing. I love that they localized it but I would have been more than happy to wait an extra month or two for them to create an english dub
Im disappointed by this news. As a blind person i camt read the subtitles and it makes understanding the story extremely complicated. My dog hasn't quite mastered the japanese language but he said he is willing to give it a shot.
Lmao bubble for funny cuz i was actually over jere thinking about what u said
want option for English? Tell that to the consumers that don't buy into this kind of games. No support, then they cut this and cut that.
Yeah this is definitely sad news. Thought, getting the game at all is nice, and as you said. I shall show my support for the series. They have always been quality RPGs.
That's fine if that's what it takes to get these games localized.
If getting a game localized means it won't be getting a fun I'm totally I'm with that
I meant dub not fun
That's what I said a few months ago when it was announced that only subs would be included. The fact that we get to play these great games with the language barrier removed is amazing! Japanese need to realize this and send more games over, i.e. Sega and Phantasy Star online 2. Sure some translations such as SAO: Hollow fragment can be shoddy, but they're still accessible.
Didn't they say this from the beginning??? I actually don't care if the game is dubbed or not, as long as the voices sounds good.
I thought this was common knowledge of the game. I have known this for months
Ouch, way to burn some of your sales...this coming from a huge Tales fan. Anyway this is for Vita only a very small niche group have it and will buy this anyway. When the inevitable Ps4 port comes it will have extra content and the typical english dub and original Japanese voice actors for that small group that actually cares.
Try harder...to tell the truth? I don't know what you mean. I've been a Vita owner since day one and I can admit that the Vita is a niche factory. No first party support proves it's failure and stores don't or hardly carry anything Vita related. It's got a few great niche titles but nothing that really sells the system. Why don't you try harder.
Pretty sure we got two first party titles this week?
Geez, man. You're not a Vita fan. Not a Sony fan. Not a fan of the franchise. Are you even a fan of the genre? What the hell are you doing here, besides trolling? How do you troll so obviously and yet retain your bubbles? What's your secret? On topic: don't care. Paid mine off already. Doesn't hurt that I'm taking Japanese, either.
First of all your last comment has nothing to do with the first one. Besides if the PSV was a failure Sony would have discontinued it like they did with the PSP Go, as you said the PSV is a niche factory and the reason why so many Japanese games have been and are being localized is because we're buying them. That said I don't give a thing if the Vita isn't selling like hot cakes, I don't work for Sony, as far as the games that I like are still being released i'm happy. Again, try harder on your troll and hate attempt kiddo, perhaps one day you will make it.
"Ouch, way to burn some of your sales, this coming from a huge Tales fan" You must be in the minority. I knew a lot of 'huge Tales fan' (some are my close friend) and 99% of them prefer japanese dub over english dubs. They want to hear Miyuki Sawashiro, Nana Mizuki, Marina Inoue, Shizuka Ito, and other japanese voices over Troy Baker, Yuri Lowenthall, or other english VA when playing Tales games. That's why Namco made Symphonia Chronicles with dual dub so they can satisfy Tales fans who demands japanese dubs. So i doubt the lack of english dubs will 'burn' Tales of Hearts R sales. "When the inevitable Ps4 port comes it will have extra content" Doubt it it will come to PS4. Namco had the chance to port Tales of Hearts for Wii, the highest selling console for last gen, but they didn't do it. I'm sure they just make a new Tales for PS4 rather than port Hearts R for PS4.
I play all the Tales games in Japanese with subs I don't want to hear English dubs personally. Playing Freedom Wars with Japanese voices and I love it.
You're a huge tales fan and you didn't know that this wasn't going to have an engligh dub, which was reported on, and criticized about 6 months ago on this very site...where I believe you put down the vita in the article since I remember calling you out on it. I'm with th4freak....try harder. As far as a PS4 port, when that comes, I'll buy that too, because I actually am a huge tales fan, and I support the series that I am a huge fan of regardless of the language the voice actors speak. That's what huge fans do. Since you apparently have a Vita, and are a huge fan, not sure why you wouldn't just buy the game. it's only $30, which is darn good for a huge fan of the tales series with what is arguably a very good tales game.
I don't think there will be a PS4 port since Baba never actually planned to localized the game to begin with, he just kinda did it for the fans. That's why there is no dubbing in the ToH:R. Its compatible with PSTV, so that's something. Also, if a certain Tales game doesn't get localized, it will never will, just look at Tales of Rebirth and Tales of Destiny 2 (not Eternia). So as a Tales fan I'm supporting this along with Zesteria. I always find it sad, when they don't localize a main Tales title.
Not exactly news as I knew this when preordering least it will have english text and subtitles
Not a problem. At this point i'll take any good vita rpg i can get
Unless Vita sales pick up in the west, expect this on most of the Japanese games that will be localized. A much as i love Freedom Wars, if there were 10 million Vitas sold in the west, i guarantee there would have been an English dub for it. But hell, we're lucky to even be getting Tales on the Vita. Originally the Dev didn't even want to bring it over here and stated it in an interview. So takes what youz can gets. :P
English dubs in JRPGs usually suck a big fat one anyway. Give me that original audio track every time.
"suck a big fat one" rofl +1
That's not really the case anymore. The tales series in particular has been pretty good with the dub last gen, with a few character exceptions here or there. Xillia was very well done.
Kinda bummed out bout this but its great enough that they are localizing it to the states. Alot of vita japanese games that do get over here arent dubbed sadly. I am however enjoying sao and freedom wars without the dubs though.
Oh look, a very late click-bait article.
That sucks i prefer english.
I'll be fine either way, only the vocal minority won't buy this because of the lack of dub.
Yeah, i doubt the lack of english dubs will affect Tales of Hearts R. I've seen a lot of Tales fans (including myself) demands japanese dubs for years. And Bamco listen to they request with Symphonia Chronicles and Hearts R. Of course it would be good if there's english dubs for Hearts R. But i'm sure the majority of Tales fans have no problem without it.
Yeah, I remember that there was a survey on this topic, and only 10% would not buy without dub while the rest would.
The fans won't really care that much. Dubs are more for the people that aren't neccesarilly fans. It can shut out sales from those people, but honestly, I'd be surprised is this is a major point on the packaging, so some people may pick it up without realizing it. I think the game will do reasonably well. Hopefully enough to get more portable tales games over to the states.:)
No english dub doesn't bother me, just glad I get to experience the game.
Agreed. Even if Bamco do the opposite (only have english dubs) for Hearts R than i still getting the game. As long as Bamco keep localizing Tales games than the fans must support it. Hell, i even seen a japanese Tales fans bought an english version of Tales of Xillia just to support english localization of Tales games.
marginal revenue must equal marginal benefit. if the cost and time to record english voices wasn't gonna pull in any more additional customers then it's not worth. I usually opt into the japanese voices anyways.
Well that sucks. I speak English- when you localize a game to an English-speaking nation it only makes sense that the game is in English. I can tolerate a game here and there that doesn't get an English dub, but this is getting ridiculous. Natural Doctrine, then Freedom Wars, now this? Do ANY Vita games come in the English language anymore? It pisses me off because I know I'm still going to buy it.
If it came down to a choice between no English release, or an subbed version only, then I will always choose a subbed version. I tend to like these kinds of games though, and I moved on from caring about sub vs. dub a long time ago in anime...so it doesn't bother me much in games either. Most of the time gameplay doesn't have that much dialogue anyways.
Wow for anyone that was remotely interested in this game already knew this. This dude is WAY too late. I'm still picking this up regardless. Need that good stream of localizations.
idk how i feel about this.. I love hearing the Japanese voice work but i still like to play understanding the language without having to read
Since I think the Japanese voice work is inferior to a dub I will be playing with the voices off.
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