Because I'm just starting my first serious attempt to play a Japanese language ren'ai game!
I have my import Dreamcast, with converters for voltage and video signal to UK standards; and I have my trusty copy of Halpern's Kanji dictionary. The game arrived yesterday: Mizuiro
. It's a lovely evocative game that I've been very fond of
ever since I played the English fan-translation of Hiyori's scenario from ayashii.com (back in my pirating days -.-;; ). I tested the whole setup last night and it all works.
I played through the initial section, and discovered I could understand about half of the kanji without looking them up
. Obviously the spoken sections are much easier. It will be quite slow to get anywhere, but quite a labour of love, I'd imagine! (Any advice from an understand-the-language point of view very much appreciated ^^ )
Unfortunately, it will be quite a slow process anyway, because I don't tend to have much spare time for gaming, and I have a couple of English language games which will be fghting it for my time. My other main fear is related to the wonderful style of the narration in Mizuiro
: I'm slightly worried that I won't be able to appreciate it being so new to the language. I'm sure I'll miss a lot... but it should be great fun, anyway
. So wish me luck!