Here in the back pages of GameSpite Journal 10, we’re in frightful late-Super-NES-era territory, where content is more often than not Japan-exclusive. So many complicated pictographic symbols to master! Reverse grammar order! Particles! No denotation for plurals! My goodness.
Here is one of those Japan-exclusive games: Star Ocean. Which I guess isn’t entirely Japan-exclusive now that it’s come out in English on PSP. Although I think everyone ignored that version, so Enix was probably smart not to bother localizing it back in the day. I know we import fans tend to take it personally when games go untranslated, but our collective apathy when things actually work in our favor has a tendency to prove that conservatism right.