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Gintama 430

The line between a great game and a shitty game is paper thin.

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+ posted by Bomber D Rufi as translation on Jan 17, 2013 03:51 | Go to Gintama

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Welp, shit poppin' is over, Time for a vacation.

This marks Gintama translation 250. Technically more I guess if this series didn't give me early onset arthritis.

Hi wa mata noboru only.


Gintoki: 'Gintama's Sugoroku' will be released on January 24th?

(Upper text- It has been determined that a 'Gintama' stage will be opening at Anime contents expo 2013!// Gintama Volume 48 will be in stores February 4th (Monday)!)

Gintoki: ….Hey, what the hell is this?

(News paper text- Of course it's not JUST ordinary sugoroku!!// New characters...)

(Side text- Everyone be sure to buy one!!)

(TN- Sugoroku is a Japanese board game that's either similar to backgammon (Ban-sugoroku) or Snakes and ladders.)

Shinpachi: That is a game that will be coming out for the PSP.

Bandai Namco's trying their hardest once again to make a game for a manga like this one..

With no special moves and is pretty plain in every way.

Kagura: This time it is a sugoroku board game, yes?

It will be a clamorous game like Momotetsu or Itasuto. With everyone around.

(TN- These are both sorta board game type video games like sugoroku, or monopoly.)

Kagura: Even without any special moves, there will be plenty of schemes at play, yes?

Gintoki: I mean...yeah It's great it's Sugoroku or whatever...

But I didn't know anything about this....

So what, because you guys conveniently have the rights to this sorta thing you think you can just do it? Isn't that kinda strange Bannamu?

(TN- Bandai Namco.)

Shinpachi: Um, what's really strange is a protagonist commenting on the video game he's starring in...

Gintoki: Yeah I mean I know this is how things have been up until now...

002

Gintoki: But for some dude to just decide to make a game about us and put it out for sale...

It's like they're setting themselves up for a sliding scale of low sales disappointment.

Shinpachi: Hey! Don't go spouting rude stuff like that! We didn't even think we'd get a chance at another game!!
Gintoki: Besides, everyone knows games based on licensed characters are breeding grounds for complete bullshit.

Shinpachi: They aren't shitty games!! They just didn't sell too well! They didn't get enough love is all!!

Gintoki: But I'm not surprised. Something with the contents that Gintama has isn't destined to be a runaway hit, so the sponsors probably threw in the towel and left long ago.

It's because all of the media goods coming out are frayed around the edges that even the original manga is beginning to suffer.

Shinpachi: No, it's because the original material is what it is that it's suffering.

Gintoki: I think it's about time that we go and let our concerns be heard, know what I mean?

If people just sit back and keep their mouths shut, then they'll keep doing half baked stuff like sugoroku and stuff....the kind of garbage that ends up in the bargain bin after a few months.

Shinpachi: What do you plan on saying with the release date being pretty much tomorrow?! And how do you know how much it'll sell?

Gintoki: Since there are plenty of other jump protagonists the kids are busy and have no free time to ask about this sorta thing...

But I'm speaking from an adult standpoint. What do us grown up protagonists do? Things are totally no good here, and I need to let them know.

Shinpachi: You're the worst to choose as a spokesperson! I've never heard of an annoying protagonist that complains about his merchandise sales!

003

Gintoki: We've left things in the hands of Bannamu up until now, and we've got jack shit to show for it. They obviously don't care.

In this day and age, those who want something done right have to supervise the product themselves. We're the protagonists so we need to get involved.

We're going there.

(Side text- What are you planning?!)

(Sign- Bandai Namco.)

GINTAMA
SORACHI HIDEAKI
Lesson 430: The line between a great game and a shitty game is paper thin.

Tama: Infiltration of the main security system successful.
Hacking...

Completed.

Gintoki: Awwright. Now write this revision into the data.

We're going to fix 'Gintama's sugoroku'.

Shinpachi: HEEEEY!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIGHT BEFORE THE RELEASE DATE?!

004

Gintoki: We can't leave this to bannamu, now can we?

With our strength, we can somehow make a game that I project will sell millions.

Shinpachi: As if!! Do you think they're just gonna forgive us for sneaking into this place and doing whatever we want?!

The game is already basically finished, and I'm pretty sure it's fine without us doing anything!

Besides, what would a bunch of novices be able to add that would make things any better?

Gintoki: Don't spout naiieve crap like that man. We ain't concerned with whether a game is interesting or not....

What's important here hasn't changed from before...and that's what will sell and what won't sell.

Even if a game is damned intriguing or whatever, if it's got no users, then it means absolutely nothing. That's why it goes 'on sale'.

Maybe this game is insanely good, and maybe they worked their best on it.

But I still have my doubts about Bannamu.

{GINTAMA'S SUGOROKU'.}

Gintoki: Did you guys really make this with the intent of it selling well? Does Bannamu really think this sorta thing will sell?

I guarantee you that it will if we do this.

Shinpachi: AS IF THAT'LL HAPPEN!!!

(TN- Do I really need to explain the Tales of series to you people?)

005

Shinpachi: WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO ATTACH THE NAME OF A FAMOUS SERIES TO IT?!
Gintoki: Well there are a bunch of 'em already right? So you'd might as well just put this one into the mix. No one's gonna notice anyway if we throw on the 'Tales of' title on it.

In society you've got to tales of it up, you know?

Shinpachi: Tales of WHAT up?! What's with your verb usage?!

Gintoki: See with protagonists like these, people will ignore the fact that the original content is sort of terrible, and we'll be able to tales of it up without any worries which is my master plan.

Shinpachi: Rather than us being IN a tales game we're more or less being completely supported by the series!! Are you bastards really okay with just relying on them completely?!

Tama: Understood. Writing the information to 'Of' specifications...

Shinpachi: Hold on Tama-san!

Tama: Should I change the genre to Fantasy RPG then?

Shinpachi: Wait a second!! This is supposed to be “Sugoroku'!! Right?! That's the sorta game that's supposed to go on sale here!

Kagura: We'll work Sugoroku in there one way or another. It can be the name of the protagonist. That will be fine, yes?

Shinpachi: WHO THE HELL IS 'SUGOROKU'?! THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A GINTAMA GAME RIGHT?!

006

Gintoki: That's a pretty good idea. I don't like protagonists in games that bore you to death with nonstop yammering.

Games are different than manga and movies...the protagonist should be the player.

If the gamer is to be fully immersed din the world, the protagonist should be like Dragon Quest with 'Yes or no' type dialog.

I'm cool if the protagonist for this game isn't me.

The leading role should go to a character without character you know? He doesn't say more than he needs to....Teiruzuo Sugoroku.

Shinpachi: Um, Sugoroku's character is pretty distinct though! His imposing back speaks volumes despite him not speaking!!

Gintoki: Proceeding to the capitol of Edo, Sugoroku enters the Yorozuya to help us rescue the princess. There's your story.

Shinpachi: No one would think a stern looking old man like that would have any sort of compassion!! No matter how you slice it, he looks like the sorta guy who'd do the kidnapping!!

Video game: Sugoroku, welcome to the Yorozuya.

Gintoki: Aww c'mon. Don't go judging a book by it's cover. He's our protagonist you know.

Well anyway the amount of stuff he can say is at the bare minimum, so it'll be okay.

Video game: By the way Sugoroku, when entering the Yorozuya we'll need to hear about your attributes....is this okay?

{I'm an S}

{I'm an M.}

Shinpachi: What happened to 'Yes or no'?!

007

Shinpachi: Why's his single line 'I'm an S or I'm an M'?! The places you can use that line are fairly limited aren't they!?

More over when deciding attributes, shouldn't you choose something like water or fire?! Why S or M?!

{I'm an M}

Gintoki: IN an RPG, the protagonist only needs to say stuff like S or M. He'll need to choose the size of his guard and armor when he heads to the armament store right?

Though Sugoroku is an L size...

Shinpachi: THEN THERE'S NO POINT IS THERE?! HIS GUARD AND ARMOR ARE PRETTY LIVELY AREN”T THEY?!

Gintoki: Oh yeah, I should also say that this game doesn't have an Inn where you'd recharge your health, it has a starbecks instead. Gotta stay hip with the times and stuff.

You'll have to go there to recharge.

Starbecks clerk: Would you like short size, tall, size or grande size sir?

Shinpachi: He can't do anything dammit! It's like he's trying too hard to be trendy and doesn't want to order a grand!!

How's Sugoroku supposed to recharge his HP then?! What's with this completely useless method of playing?!

Gintoki: No need to worry. Even if he can't restore his HP he can still use the weapon's shop to get 'rope' and 'candles' to recharge his MP.

Sugoroku: I'm an M.

Shinpachi: THAT'S HIS 'M'ACHOIST POWER?! IN THE END HIS ONLY CHOICE IS ONLY M ISN'T IT?!

HEEEY! WHO CREATED SUCH AN OVERLY CREEPY PROTAGONIST?!

Gintoki: Look man, it'll be fine. It's really graphic cause this is a movie scene.

The normal gameplay will look a bit like this, drawn in a deformed style.

(Sfx- Zuru zuru ssssssh)

Shinpachi: YOUR PROTAGONIST IS ALREADY A CORPSE!!

008

Gintoki: Lately games have been using movies to full capacity and lacking in gameplay.

Rather than harping on about graphics, it should be about the player's imagination when it really counts.

{Shinpachi: Gin-san, big trouble!!}

Shinpachi: HOW IS THIS USING ONE'S IMAGINATION?!

Where's the rest of my body?! Aren't you using up capacity with needless things?!

{The princess has been kidnapped by someone!!}

Shinpachi: Why are those glasses dragging along a casket?! Are you trying to tell me it's that sorta thing?!

Kagura: Now our party is complete.

Gintoki: Yup. Now that there are four of us, our adventure can start.

Shinpachi: Wait a second!! Our party has been decimated before the game actually began!! To a church!! Quick!!

{Gintoki: LV1 H32 M0// Kagura LV1 H30 M12// Sugoroku LV1 H0 M540// Shinpachi LV1 H0 M0}

(Sfx- Doururu doururu beeeep beeep)

Kagura: Ah. It is an enemy.

{Monster appeared.}
Shinpachi: The enemies and allies are all corpses!!

009

Shinpachi: Why did Hasegawa-san become a monster?!

Gintoki: That's not Hasegawa-san. That's Rotted glasses-san (38)

Shinpachi: TOTALLY HASEGAWA-SAN!!

{Rotted Glasses-san called for his friends! But no one came to his aid!}

{Rotted Glasses-san called for his friends! But no one came to his aid....}

{Rotted Glasses-san called for his friends....of course no one came to his aid...}

Shinpachi: SOMEONE PLEASE SAVE HIIIIIM!!!

{Rotted Glasses-san was defeated.}

Shinpachi: What the hell did he come here for?! It's embarrassing to watch this!!!

{Rotted Glasses-san really wants a job, and is looking in this direction. Would you like to offer him work?}

Shinpachi: Whatddya mean he wants a job!? What he wants friends? Rotting glasses-san wants to be saved?

{He's an S.}

Shinpachi: SOMEONE SAVE HIIIIIIM!!!

010

Shinpachi: HEEEEY!! Where's the option to save Rotted Glasses-san (38)?! I didn't see one?!

Gintoki: That's right, in this game you have control over life and death, so you'll need to be insensitive from time to time.

Getting EXP means being bale to kill monsters and bust into people's places and steal items from their chests.

The state of the game comes down to keeping the player alive by making key choices, even if it means committing sinful atrocities.

{A monster appeared!}

Shinpachi: Why does this cockroach man that we just killed get back up again like this is some sorta kiddie game then?
Gintoki: Our lives are suppored by countless deaths....that's the sorta game this is, get it?

That's why no matter how much rotting glasses-san asks for a job you can't go giving it to him. You gotta defeat him to live.

(Sfx- Zuru zuru zuru sshsshshshshh)

Shinpachi: I don't want any more corpses!!

This game is too real dammit! I'm losing motivation to play!!

(Sfx- Dofuuhh Thuuud)

{Gintoki HP 25// Kagura Hp 22// Sugoroku Hp 0// Shinpachi HP 0}

Kagura: Ah! Something has happened! Our HP is dropping! Is it poison?

Gintoki: It seems that while fighting Rotting glasses-san we caught his 'Neeto' status.

Shinpachi: Why is 'Neeto' being used as a poison here?!

(TN- It's NEET BTW, Not employed educated or in training.)

{Gintoki// Occupation: Neeto// Strength: 23// Defense 13// Willingness: 0// Walking energy: 0}

Gintoki: If his willingness drops to zero he won't be able to use recovery spells or tools.

If he has no walking strength, then his HP will begin to drop, which leaves at last his life...

011

{The party was completely annihilated.}

Shinpachi: NEETO IS SCARY!!

Gintoki: Damn straight it's scary.

Nowadays after the school semester ends, too many wishy washy people wander around out there...we need to impress upon them the value of work.

Shinpachi: You've impressed upon them nothing!! The Neeto is too unreasonably scary!!

Gintoki: Don't worry, there'll be a chance for them to revive their willingness...

{This is hello work. If you wish it, we will introduce you to temp work.}

(TN- Hello work is a Japanese temp agency.}

Shinpachi: Eh? Hello Work? Not a church? Hello work recharges people?
Gintoki: See? Have a look. As long as you don't give up, you'll get many chances to fix your life.

{Select a new job.}

{I'm an S// I'm an M}

Shinpachi: Um, they totally seem to be S and M in the end though!!

{Hurry and choose....hey...hurry up already...}

Shinpachi: Uh...is it just me or do the clerks look sorta weird...?

{Choose whichever...hey....ah...this is a freakin' pain in the ass.}

Clerk: Aw this is bad....so depressing...

{Hello work was completely annihilated.}

Shinpachi: NEETO IS TOO SCARRRYYYYYYY!!

012

Shinpachi: Why did the hello work clerks contract it too?!

Gintoki: There are times the Hello Work employees don't want to work either.

Shinpachi: Which is it?! Not being able to work or not wanting to?!

Gintoki: At this point, it might be better to reset in hopes that'll fix everything.

{Edo was completely annihilated.}

Shinpachi: Who was the one who said that as long as you don't give up things can be fixed?!

Gintoki: Aww shut it. You think everything will just get better automatically after being annihilated? The world's not such a sweet place dammit.

Gintoki: Back in the days of Wizardry, when your party got annihilated you got a different damn party and gathered the bodies of the old.

And if you worked hard enough with what you had you could possibly be reborn at the temple...but if you screwed up you could never return.

Shinpachi: Would you get off your nostalgia trip already?! The kids of the current age aren't interested in you or your Masochistic ways!!

Kagura: That is it! If things have gone over board we must reset.

If there is a need for a rescue from the neeto, then how about using a completely different party?
Gintoki: You say that, but the protagonist Sugoroku has already been neeto'd...

{Welcome to Kabuki-chou, Sugomi.}

Shinpachi: Sugomi?!

Kagura: She is Sugoroku's younger sister. She has come to Kabuki-chou to save her brother.

Shinpachi: I see! Double protagonists!!

013

{I see you have the dispostion to save your brother who has become a neeto....}

{But this city was ravaged by the neeto, and has already become the city of neeto.}

{Sugomi....do you really think you can...}

{Save your brotheeeeeeeer?!}

(Sfx- Guoooooorah)

(Sfx- Doooon thooom)

(Sfx- Dossaaah thuud)

Shinpachi: HASN'T THIS SORT OF BECOME A DIFFERENT GAME?!

{TALES OF MADAOHAZARD.}

(TN- Resident evil and Tales of series. Yup. This is Gintama.)

014

Kagura: In the second chapter, Tales of Madaohazard, those who have been taken over by the neeto occupation turn the stage of Kabuki-cho into a survival horror game.

Shinpachi: Why the hell has this neeto thing become a biohazard?!

Kagura: The player will have to attack neeto one after another to clip them out.

(Sfx- Dooon Thooom)

Shinpachi: Who's supposed to be saving the neeto?!

Kagura: The objective is to get to where the neeto Sugoroku is.

Shinpachi: Sugoroku has completely become the final boss!!

{It's no good, Shinpachi has been completely taken over.}

Shinpachi: What do you mean taken over?! Just how fearsome is this neeto thing dammit?!

{Shinpachi....Sugoroku...}

{Dammit, we can't give up. There's got to be a way to find those two some sort of occupation.}

Shinpachi: Why the hell are you people Sugomi's partners in job hunting all of a sudden?!

{That's right.}

(Sfx- Gashaaan clatter)

015

{Shove these things right into their asses and blow them clear to Hello Work.}

Shinpachi: Heeeey!! Why's the origin of this whole matter showing his face here, and as the help of all things?!

{But there is still one thing you must do before job hunting...}

{It's a pity but you must choose one of them to destroy with the neeto.}

Shinpachi: WHYYY?!

{A button will choose Shinpachi, while the B button will chose Sugoroku. Now which will you choose?}

Shinpachi: N—no way...there's no way they can choose....

{It's S.}

Shinpachi: YOU TOOOOO?!

In the end you blew away all of the neetos didn't you?!

And those siblings can't say anything other than S or M dammit!! What kind of improvements are you people trying to make?!

016

Kagura: How is this?

Gintoki: Eh, It works right?

Shinpachi: LIKE HELL IT DOES!! BESIDES DESTROYING NEETOS, THIS GAME DOESN'T HAVE ANY RELATIONSHIP TO GINTAMA AT ALL! IT DOESN'T EVEN HAVE THE 'GI' OF GINTAMA!!

WHAT ABOUT THE PRINCESS THAT GOT KIDNAPPED?!

Gintoki: There's no princess dude. Everyone became a neeeto.

Shinpachi: What kind of lameass story is that?!

Tama: Shinpachi-sama...

There is a way to rescue the kidnapped princess as well as restore Sugoroku and the others.

Shinpachi: Really? Are you serious Tama-san?!

{The Princess is still well...}

{Because ironically she was captured, she hadn't become a neeto.}

{She had been taken by a fearsome demon far away in the deepest parts of the underground.}

{To a land called Yomi, a world where those who dwell on the land of the living could never step foot on...a place of spirits. }

Shinpachi: Y—you aren't saying...

(Sfx- Zatshhh Shfft)

{That's right, Sugoroku and the other's spirits hasn't died...}

{In order to save the princess, they obtained tickets to Yomi....}

{And risking their lives they separated their bodies and souls.}

{They took the path from above leading to Yomi -their new appearances no longer having a single trace of the time where they would be called Madao.}

017

{Yes that's right...people could call them as such...}

(Bottom text- TALES OF SUPER MADAO BROTHERS.)

Shinpachi: RATHER THAN RESTORING ANYTHING, THIS WHOLE STORY HAS JUST GONE OFF TRACK COMPLETELY!!

Are you saying that we're bursting into the third chapter with this?!

Just how much shit are you intending to spread on other people's loincloths here huuuh?!

Tama: But by finding work going down pipes, they can rescue the Princess and everyone else.

Shinpachi: BUT WHO'S GOING TO SAVE BANNAMU?!

Gintoki: I guess there's no helping it. Okay then, for the next Bannamu game we use a protagonist named Jean Claude....

Shinpachi: JUST KNOCK IT OFF ALREADY!!

(Sfx- Putsuun zzzt)

Guy: So I was thinking that's what kind of game we'd go for the B-mode.

The Sugoroku we witnessed earlier would be the A-mode.

Between the two of us, we can revitalize the Gintama world.

But which do you believe would sell more president?

(Banner- Gintama's Sugoroku presentation meeting.)

(Sfx- Gachaa clack)

Prez: It's S.

(Sfx- Doooon THOOOM)

(Side text- Go reserve your copy now!!)

GINTAMA LESSON 430................END.


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