Hello, my fellow Americans and citizens of other countries. Today I will talk about the (lack of) progress being made.
As some of the commenters have surmised, the translation is not currently progressing very rapidly. This is due to a bunch of reasons that I won’t get into. There have been some improvements on the backend — the venerable Kingcom has reportedly gotten Qt5 and Visual Studio 2013 to play nice together! Theoretically, this means Hearts can be moved to the same GUI-based editing platform that is being developed for other Tales projects, such as Narikiri Dungeon X, making the translation easier on everyone involved. Work on the vaunted Higher EMOhgeez available only in the Translator’s Cut version of the game continues. During our team discussion, we estimated the current progress of the translation:
FMV Translation: 100%
Battle Voice Translation: 100%
Menu Translation: 70%
Story Translation: 10%
Graphics Editing: 30%
throughhim Worthlessness: 85%
Higher EMOhgeez: 40%
EMO Ratio: 90%
(* Please note that this is a one-time progress status report and its presence does not imply in any way, shape, or form that future updates will include similar statii. Please note that it may or may not be completely made-up.)
Down here is where I would normally plug the latest Tales game and encourage you to buy it, but let’s face it, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles HD, available in stores now for your Sony PlayStation 3, is a sloppy mess. Let’s look forward instead to Tales of Xillia 2!