Translations of the title

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Translations of the title

Postby KFCrispy » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:46 pm

Siliconera.com translates the game’s title as "The Woven Web of a Century"
Rachael here at suikosource translated it as "The Time of 100 Spun Years"
duckroll at suikox translate it as "Centennial Tapestry"

so what do you think?

the game's title image also shows what looks like a tree.

Google translation gives me the word spinning, which all the translations kind of use. The Hundred Year web/tapestry?
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Re: Translations of the title

Postby dragonmasterx » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:49 pm

Personally, I prefer Centennial Tapestry. It's got a nice ring to it. The abbreviation is cool too Suikoden: CT.

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Re: Translations of the title

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:08 am

The official site uses "100 years" for short in the adress so I don't think they're going with the century approach.

It's also a bit disturbing that this doesn't have the english title in the logo, the only other games that didn't have that were the ones that didn't come west like Gaiden and Card Stories. Even Rhapsodia had english even though they changed it to Tactics. This one just says Genso Suikoden.

Then again, it is very long.

Unless... this is what they were going to use that Genso Suikoden trademark for?
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Re: Translations of the title

Postby Night Shadow » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:23 am

"tsumu ga reshi hyaku nen no toki"....

longest suikoden title yet. =P i'd go with duckroll's title. it sounds cool.

the tree sort of reminds me of alma kinan for some reason. or legend of legaia's genesis tree.
since this game will be set in an alternate world, i just wish they add a reference to the main series. perhaps viki can make an appearance or something, accidentally going through not only time, but space and alternate dimensions as well. =) very doctor who-ish. =)
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Re: Translations of the title

Postby Vextor » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:34 am

duckroll's translation takes some liberties from the original words, but it's nice and short, and sounds a lot more dramatic than the crap that Google cranks out.
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Re: Translations of the title

Postby Rachael » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:37 am

I'll be the first to admit that my translation sounds terrible, and the other two are so much cooler. XD
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Re: Translations of the title

Postby patapi » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:18 am

Looks like the homepage prefers the phrase "100 years", at the very least.

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Re: Translations of the title

Postby Feldoon » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:11 am

Raww Le Klueze wrote:Unless... this is what they were going to use that Genso Suikoden trademark for?
Calling this new one just "Genso Suikoden" in the West? That would be a bit too weird.

Maybe trying to separate "Suikoden" (the True Rune world), referring to their new universe games as "Genso Suikoden" for English releases?


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