This is why I like Nintendo’s localization team: they’re one of the few in the business who can take a viral meme that’s grown downright irritating in its endless, pervasive permutations and put it into a context that actually fits. I almost didn’t catch this before paging to the next dialogue box.
Incidentally, the rest of the game is pretty good, too.
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I’ve never heard that before. I guess I win!
Really need to pick this up. Along with some other games. Curse you, Fall gaming rush.
I can’t be the only one that has no idea what meme this is supposed to represent.
I don’t get it…
I didn’t realize I was writing for such an insular group. I find it hard to believe none of you have seen some variation on Keep Calm and Carry On. It’s everywhere these days.
I guess some of your other readers don’t spend enough^H^H^H^H^H^H too much time living on the Internet. I got it immediately.
This, besides maybe those 2 Mario 3DS games, is my most anticipated game this year.
On the other hand, Layton was one of the driving forces behind turning “Keep Calm and Carry On” into the meme it would become.
But I forgive him anyway.
I was also unfamiliar with this meme. But I’m only 27, so maybe I’m just too young…?
This is a recent thing; it’s only been pervasive for the last year or two.
I liked the Keep Calm and Carry On posters. There’s some interesting variations on Flickr of people adapting them for their own agendas. http://www.flickr.com/groups/keepcalm/pool/page3/ Kind of cool.
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