Chinese Food?

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Chinese Food?

Postby Redheim » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:09 am

In Suikoden 2, in the cooking competitions it says that a few carachters favorite food is Chinese food. How is this possible if they are in a fictional land, far from Earth? Either Konami didn`t think it through or the Suikoverse is meant to be on Earth. And I know it`s is most likely just an error, but I was just thinking I would bring this up.

BTW, this is also true with Japanese Stew, Recipe #34.
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Re: Chinese Food?

Postby KFCrispy » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:16 am

practically every piece of fiction is like this. writers need to take elements that the readers can relate to and end up inserting unexplained objects from our world into the fake one. does it make sense that everyone always speaks the language that the reader can understand and therefore people from distances away or even from other dimensions understand each other (or simply have some plot device that automatically translates)? it's just part of writing..

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Re: Chinese Food?

Postby Paler than Moon » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:53 am

Also, they can't say "A loves Dunan food" because not all of Dunan looks like China... They still have their own specialty, there are Kobold Meat Pie, Elf/Matilda/Kobold Course, etc.

There's a character that loves "western food" as well even though "western" in Suikoden maybe not really like our "western".

Afterall, everything people make are partially inspired by real life elements.
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Re: Chinese Food?

Postby Redheim » Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:08 am

I agree with you entirely, just bringing it up. ^_^
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Re: Chinese Food?

Postby Mackasplaff » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:25 pm

Don´t forget the asian herbs, wonder how they are:)

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Re: Chinese Food?

Postby venetis » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:29 am

KFCrispy wrote:practically every piece of fiction is like this. writers need to take elements that the readers can relate to and end up inserting unexplained objects from our world into the fake one. does it make sense that everyone always speaks the language that the reader can understand and therefore people from distances away or even from other dimensions understand each other (or simply have some plot device that automatically translates)? it's just part of writing..



I fully agreed with you.. Everyone wants a fiction and many they try to relate it with tvshows games, movies and foods...

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Re: Chinese Food?

Postby Redheim » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:04 pm

lol2008

I fully agree Krispy -- it's necessary but will never stop bugging me. XD
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Re: Chinese Food?

Postby Flufflez » Wed May 11, 2011 3:57 pm

vextor mentioned in one of the other topics (that happens to be practically identical to this one in content) that the use of words like chinese, japanese, asian, western, etc. are part of the translation process, and are not literal interpretations of the original game text.


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Re: Chinese Food?

Postby Noraibah » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:32 pm

Maybe they should have Vietnamese or Thai food in the next game. I do love Thai food. And not to mention Nuoc Cham.
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