zatrox wrote:In an interview, they actually mentioned some of the old names we've seen would be kept for this game; and, if I am not wrong, at the end of Ar Tonelico 2 Mir tells Cocona to go "to the tower Tyria manages".
If that is true, then Tilia's name in the US version would be kept as "Tyria". And goddammit, Tilia sounds cuter and more natural than Tyria and all.
It was Tyria in AT1 too, they call Aurica her "reincarnation" a few times.
zatrox wrote:I don't know about the change to a "Mature" rating, however, as I believe a teenager should be able to see fictional girls stripping and such. Then again, the Persona games didn't really deserve a Mature rating, yet they got it god-knows-why.
But ah, 'tis the ESRB, so whatever. Not like the rating affects many of the AT's fanbase, as well.
About the name changes, I don't know why so many people were upset about then. IMHO, most of the name changes given were for the better. Would you want Mir to be called Mule? Croche instead of Cloche? Misya instead of Misha?
I, for one, thought the english version names were better, as they sounded more natural. Well, excluding the Tyria example I presented above...
Persona is a pretty dark series, simulating suicide to summon your Persona and all. Plus you can summon Mara...I think the M is warranted in that case.
And the funny thing about the name changes is that no one really whines about the AT1 changes, but say "Jacqli" to certain someones and they'll go berserk. (personally I don't like that name cause it's really hard to type out XD) Also, it's not the original, and of course if they change it, it now sucks.