Thursday, January 5, 2012
Halfway through our collection of downloads, and this is where things start to get really interesting.
I'm following a few internet threads on this, and I'm not entirely sure how speculation ended up on the Metal Gear files pertaining to MG projects which were scrapped. If a game is scrapped why would they have someone officially localise it? Think more along the lines of released games, but early drafts prior to changes being made.
In fact the Shadow of Destiny / Memories release should give you a taste of what to expect.
This goes alongside our rather excellent feature on the games, by Derboo.
I was tempted to give the clues yesterday that it's by Konami, begins with the letter S and has a supernatural theme to it, but I didn't want to upset the Silent Hill fans (have you read my other interview, with SH bits?).
Anyway, if you've not played the time travelling, Groundhog's Day style adventure by Konami, you totally should. It's great.
The files in particular are interesting since they show how the script changed and, given the complexity of the story, you can now rifle through each of the timeline arcs and multiple endings with ease. Plus there is the Japanese should you wish to compare it. As a fan of the game I think it's great.
The files are presented as I received them. There might be some duplicates, but I didn't want to change anything in case something interesting was inadvertently lost. You can open them with Notepad++, or for files with Japanese script, MS Word can open them and convert all the script into Japanese characters. Play around with them, or use Windows search tool to find specific pieces of text in each of the files.
Enjoy! A Feral Beer batch of files will drop tomorrow or possibly Monday, depending on how lazy I am, and the interview with final and best file drop will come out in a few weeks once we have the CMS worked out. Possibly. It all depends.