foxinthestars: Two friends after a fight; Keith is bandaged and Burn offers a hand to help him up. (psychic force cute)
Last one!

Egad, this game is such left-wing propaganda. It seems to be obsessed with energy crises and with everyone being broke except for Wong, who cheats on his taxes and can buy all the toys in the world. Not that that bothers me, flaming liberal that I am, it's just kind of funny. (Might also be one aspect of its dated-ness, too.)

But anyway, Keith!

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Keith's Story, English and Japanese )

And that's the end! I'm going to put these all together and submit them to GameFAQs (ETA: You can see that here, sitting all alone...), and then try to figure out what to do with myself next... Hope you've all enjoyed them!
foxinthestars: Two friends after a fight; Keith is bandaged and Burn offers a hand to help him up. (psychic force cute)
I got sidetracked this time when I found that this game is actually quite congenial to ripping sprites, so I got the ones from the story mode and submitted them to Sprite Database, too. You can see them here.

And now we come to Genma... Who might actually be the most distasteful character in this thing. (If he has any actual fans, I feel for them here, I really do.)

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Genma's Story, English and Japanese )

Next time, I'll be finishing things up with Keith.

In the meantime, I'm trying not to get sucked into the vortex of doujinshi-buying *too* quickly. Something in me really likes the quirky idea of becoming a collector of dojin for an obscure old video games series, and the ones that have already arrived do make me happy (they're like these art objects...), but it gets so expensive so fast...
foxinthestars: Two friends after a fight; Keith is bandaged and Burn offers a hand to help him up. (psychic force cute)
My feminist sensibilities are barking at me right about now. Yes, there are two women in this game, one of them turns the whole town upside-down looking for a fashion accessory, and the other one freaks out over a guy. But they do talk to each other about something besides a man (in Wendy's game, about the aforementioned fashion accessory), so at least there's that...

(I know, I should just relax, give them agency and badass in some fanfic, etc...)

But anyway, all that aside, today is Sonia!

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Sonia's Story, English and Japanese )

Next up is Genma---next to last one! And I don't know why yet, but it involves Wong being hauled off in a police car, so that ought to be worth putting up with the character no one cares about...
foxinthestars: Two friends after a fight; Keith is bandaged and Burn offers a hand to help him up. (psychic force cute)
Today is Gates!

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Gates' Story, English and Japanese )

I think I need to slacken my pace a little, but I'll be back probably on Monday with Sonia.

The first batch of the dojinshi I was crazy enough to order also arrived today, so I'll have to nose around at those...
foxinthestars: Two friends after a fight; Keith is bandaged and Burn offers a hand to help him up. (psychic force cute)
As a sidenote, Sprite Database has the in-game character sprites and some extras for Puzzle Taisen; although unfortunately they don't have the story mode cutscene sprites.

But anyway, today I reach the halfway mark with Brad!

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Brad's Story, English and Japanese )

Next up: Gates!
foxinthestars: Two friends after a fight; Keith is bandaged and Burn offers a hand to help him up. (psychic force cute)
Today is Wong's story, which was surprisingly high-stakes and exciting for a goofy little thing like this. I did have to wing it on some of his four-character proverbs, but I think I'm reasonably close...

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Wong's Story, English and Japanese )

Next up is Brad!
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Doing my small bit for SOPA Blackout Day. If you're a US citizen, please write your Congresspeople via the EFF; if not, please help spread the word!

(You've all seen this trick before; highlight to view the text.)

Hell, I'd say it's pretty timely as I'm here in the middle of an unauthorized translation project. Seriously, if you go over to that little LJ-comm you'll find the approximately four people there posting rips and scans and screenshots and unauthorized translations, and this Psychic Force thing brings it home for me that in fandom, we should be aware of the legal lines as best we can, but I don't think we can draw a bright clear line around "transformative = good fanning; piracy = bad fanning,"---especially in the non-Western fandoms where getting access to the material to begin with might require going outside the legal bounds, and in any language you can get into situations where the source is out of print (and the ancillary materials way out of print), approaching a choice between "pirated" or "dead." Which brings me to the point that they're talking of breaking the internet essentially just to shore up somebody's dinosaur business model. Yes, we should find a way to pay artists a decent living and see that the kinds of media we love remain viable, but "piracy" also reflects new opportunities, and impulses and values that are worthy of respect. See the above "out of print" issue; the old way was notably bad at making the widest range of material accessible to the widest range of people, and I think most of us can acknowledge access to works of the mind as an intrinsic moral good.

So yes, we should stand up to these proposed laws because they'll hurt more than just the intended "pirates," but we --- especially we as fans --- should also challenge the whole narrative of "piracy." I yield the soapbox.

On a happier note, today is Wendy!

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Wendy's Story, English and Japanese )

Next up is Wong's story---in which we find out what's wrong with that guy (and I get to deal with his penchant for Chinese proverbs; thank gods for Japanese Google...).


P.S: For cheap laughs, paste the transcriptions into Google Translate and see what it comes up with. Here’s its rendition of Wendy’s encounter with Genma:

Wendy: That's you? What is shaved and I saw on the sumo Katsuage. . . I'll not listen to rumors!

Until now the Nuuu, seeking eagle'll just fold Fuse! Lord also 有Ri金 your stingray at Yuke!

Wendy: If in a hurry. . . I need a little punishment?

(Game)

Wendy: The opponent has not shaved castor fishy smell.



P.P.S: In case anyone else wants to play along, this was my old-school low-tech redacting method (just replace square brackets with angle brackets): [FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000" color="#000000"]blackout text[/FONT]
foxinthestars: Two friends after a fight; Keith is bandaged and Burn offers a hand to help him up. (psychic force cute)
This is the other one I had done already, last thing to post tonight, honest.

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Emilio's Story, English and Japanese )


Up next is Wendy, who was delayed a bit by the technical difficulties over at the LJ-comm and such, but hopefully I'll have it in a few days.

P.S.: IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF THIS POWER!!
foxinthestars: Two friends after a fight; Keith is bandaged and Burn offers a hand to help him up. (psychic force cute)
Well, I said I made that last post so I'd have the context to post these translations, and I wanted to step it up --- because two of them are already done. BTW, I am crossposting these from [livejournal.com profile] last_impact, the teeny tiny Psychic Force LJ-comm---which I have accidentally become the owner of because the previous owner was MIA (as in deleted and purged account) and I was the one who went and complained. 0_0

But anyway, Burn's Story! Are you ready for some football? 'Cuz he sure is!

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Burn's Story, English translation and Japanese transcription )

(And I made an icon out of the first image from the ending because it's so damn cute.)
foxinthestars: Two friends after a fight; Keith is bandaged and Burn offers a hand to help him up. (psychic force cute)
Despite saying after Yuletide that I could now blabber about this freely, I've felt self-defeatingly inhibited about doing so, but now it's time... These couple of weeks I haven't been posting, I have continued to obsess over the ridiculously obscure fandom my Yuletide recipient introduced me to.

Behold the quirky '90's anime fighting game glory that is Psychic Force!

Cut for comments, complete canon review links )

This is pushing me back toward translation, starting with the story modes from Puzzle Taisen. Actually that's what finally got me off my butt to post this, because I wanted to post those translations here and thought they needed the context. I've also gone so crazy over this that I've been finding/DLing/buying dojinshi for the first time in my life, so we'll see what kind of weird porn I've got myself into...

What else I'm going to do with this, I'm not really sure. Of course I wrote a Yuletide fic about it, and I have another in the works but have been having trouble staying on task with it lately. I'm also getting an elaborate headcanon to at least summarize for my own enjoyment, but I don't know what to do with it without wildly overcommitting...

So yeah. There are, as ever, brainweasels, but most of the time it's terribly fun.

(And if you actually read all of that, you're a really good friend. ^_^;; )

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