Trails of Translation Ep. 4: Weissmann the Faceless

For the first episode in (checks last post) eight months... we’re looking at one of the most memorable scenes in the Trails series, the Weissmann villain reveal at the end of Trails in the Sky FC. This translation contains more changes than the other scenes I've looked at, including one important line I see as … Continue reading Trails of Translation Ep. 4: Weissmann the Faceless

Trails of Translation Ep. 3: Choke on a Pom (FC and CS1)

Unlike the last two episodes where I looked at an entire scene, this time I’m going to be focusing mainly on two lines, one from Trails in the Sky FC and the other from Trails of Cold Steel 1. The first line is one of my least favorite localization decisions in the entire series, and … Continue reading Trails of Translation Ep. 3: Choke on a Pom (FC and CS1)

Trails of Translation Ep. 2: My Pure Glass Heart is Broken (Sky FC, Ch. 1)

This week in Trails of Translation I’ll be looking at Olivier Lenheim’s introduction in chapter 1 of Trails in the Sky FC. The translators took a few more liberties here than they did in the last scene I wrote about, adding some flavor to the dialogue and making a couple of changes for added humor. … Continue reading Trails of Translation Ep. 2: My Pure Glass Heart is Broken (Sky FC, Ch. 1)

Trails of Translation Ep. 1: Trails in the Sky FC Opening Scene

Hello everyone and welcome to a new series where I’ll be looking at differences between the original Japanese and the official English localization of certain scenes throughout the Trails series! In these posts I’m going to point out changes in the localization and try to analyze why they were made, while also occasionally breaking down … Continue reading Trails of Translation Ep. 1: Trails in the Sky FC Opening Scene

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky The 3rd – Review

Everything about Trails in the Sky the 3rd is strange. It’s the third game in Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky series, following Trails in the Sky First Chapter and Second Chapter (referred to as FC and SC from here on), but it’s not called “Third Chapter” for a reason. It’s a mostly unrelated … Continue reading The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky The 3rd – Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC – Review

If you don’t like reading, this game may not be for you. If cutting-edge graphics are something you look for in an RPG… go play Final Fantasy XV. But if what you do value in RPGs includes world building, character development, intriguing plots, and the some of the best writing in the video game industry, … Continue reading The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC – Review