9otters
Clownfish
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Misspelled words, sentences that make no sense...

[Post New]by 9otters on Jul 18, 15 4:40 PM
Surprised at all the misspelled words, sentences that make no sense, words missing from sentences...

I don't recall the first Shrouded Tales having these issues. If there were just a few, it might not make the game seem so...shoddy? Lacking in quality? Made in haste?

But, they are frequent.

 
tookat
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Re:Misspelled words, sentences that make no sense...

[Post New]by tookat on Jul 19, 15 12:58 AM
lol!
I hadn't noticed!
Maybe I am finally getting used to these games being a product of a non English speaking country.

The last time, I noticed it strongly, was Contract with the Devil....and then, I finally decided.....I think, because I liked the game so much, that they were bearable idiosyncrasies that added some delight to the game play.

But, then....the grammar and spelling police have been running after my entire life...and the last time, it vaguely mattered to me was when I got my Master's degree, and even then heard that my thesis could have used more revising before I turned it in.
Since then, I have both become a better writer, and worse at errors grammatical and in spellification.

Oh Well! Hee!

 
joyce2121
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Re:Misspelled words, sentences that make no sense...

[Post New]by joyce2121 on Aug 6, 15 10:26 AM
I can overlook a lot in these games that I know are produced
elsewhere, but have you read any books lately? How do
the proofreaders and editors keep their jobs? Too much
dependence on spell check which doesn't help if it's the
wrong word! "it's" is a contraction for "it is", NOT the
possessive form for an item: "Love my dress and it's beading."
is not correct.

Just today read this: "He sat in one of half a dozen graveside
chairs. The governor sat on his right-hand side, next to her was
her husband and next to him was the Senator. On his left were
his son and daughter." Seven people in six chairs?

 
9otters
Clownfish
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Re:Misspelled words, sentences that make no sense...

[Post New]by 9otters on Aug 8, 15 2:10 PM
Yes, joyce2121!

I, too, have wondered if books even HAVE proofreaders any more.

Movie subtitles are also rife with horrible spelling. Seems there are few, if any, standards.

The issue bothered me in THIS game because so much of what I was reading was important to the understanding of their fantasy technology. Have to fix it? Have to understand it.

Edited on 08/08/2015 at 2:15:23 PM PST


 
GameLvr30
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Re:Misspelled words, sentences that make no sense...

[Post New]by GameLvr30 on Aug 21, 15 10:01 AM
joyce2121 wrote:Just today read this: "He sat in one of half a dozen graveside chairs. The governor sat on his right-hand side, next to her was her husband and next to him was the Senator. On his left were his son and daughter." Seven people in six chairs?


Huh? ... I only count six people.

He
The governor (a woman)
Governor's husband
Senator
He's son
He's daughter

 
 
 
 
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