Kikki wrote:Cupid Parasite's proper completion (even though it is already released) has been delayed again. On Oct 29 they announced that they had failed to properly edit two of the routes and sections of the script were messed up, so they would take four weeks to complete and patch it properly. But they've just announced that they can't fix it within the month, and will let us know something more on December 3 (not that it will be done then...but that they'll give another update on when it might be ready, then.)
It's nice that they're keeping us in the loop, but I don't get it. I'm not one to say devs (or localizers) are 'just being lazy', because what do people think that really means? I mean, they have no idea what goes into it! They could be so busy even with overtime that they're bleeding from the ears, for all these big-talkers say, but...it's true that I don't get it, in this case. The routes are actually complete, it's just that they weren't properly edited (they are translated, though) in part of two of the routes. What could take so long about changing some punctuation and so on that they couldn't get it done in four weeks? Maybe lines are too long now and formatting has to be changed, but it's hard to imagine why that couldn't have been completed in the entire month of November. Perhaps they only have one person working on it? I could see that maybe being the case...
Not sure I want to wait an indeterminate amount of additional time for some edits to a portion of two routes. Apparently the text is still intelligible, it's just messy in those parts.
Well, that makes me feel better about my most recent decision. I ended up buying the game myself partially on accident because I forgot it was in my cart instead of on my wishlist, but I knew I wouldn't be able to play it before the patch because I'm a bit of a grammar nazi and that kind of stuff really bothers me in a playthrough. So I gave the game to my parents to give me for Christmas. It's a good thing because I'm notoriously hard to shop for so it's two birds with one stone. Hopefully they'll have it patched out by Christmas. If not, guess I'll play Shelby's route first hopefully.
As for what happened, I can see it being an issue of only one person working on it and maybe not being able to finish it in time. Another possibility is that while they were making those corrections, they found other issues they wanted to maybe address and thus are delaying the patch? I know that there are some people with minor complaints like how apparently using the text log is accompanied by a car horn sound, so they're adding something to fix that? Or the solution they implemented caused other problems, which is a common thing in coding unfortunately.
As for the text issues themselves, there apparently are things with wrong word translations (I saw an example of rain being written as 'raid', which is a completely different tone), text not fitting in the box, a few examples of the wrong person's name being used. The editing can be an easy fix, but I can also see it as being very time consuming if they have to go through all the text and make adjustments by hand.