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Old 14-05-19, 13:05   #727
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Probably because the Japanese like Pokemon and Mario more than games like Tomb Raider. You're right that many Japanese games are actually harder by comparison, but I think making the western games easier was an attempt to increase appeal and lure more buyers, considering western titles weren't as popular there as home-brew ones.

As for editing the games, I don't think that was the case? I believe they were edited in-studio according to instructions. Though maybe there was some programming cooperation at some point considering the Japanese localization which isn't as straight-forward as it is with European languages.

Wasn't the Japanese version of AoD released later? I can't find an exact date...
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