"While the 'Kangaroo' incident is insulting to fans who craved a legit localization, it's not nearly as infuriating as wading through 20+ hours worth of dull, clunky battles with annoying voice acting. Namco should know better than to flip off their fans with weak ports and lousy translations."
There are those of us who didn't wait for a legit copy of Tales of Phantasia to manifest in the US. They jumped at the first sight of a fan translation online and downloaded it, eventually trading up the SNES version for a superior PlayStation ISO. Namco admonished them, and others flew to their defense: "Whose fault is that? You're the ones who decided not to release it here!" So Namco issued a logical response: they released Tales of Phantasia stateside! Now we can all delete our illegal copies and live happily knowing that Namco has graced us with a quality localization of one of their finest games...
Yeah, that was total sarcasm.
Community review by JoeTheDestroyer (February 10, 2012)
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