Quantcast

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 46

Thread: Beyond Oasis

  1. #16
    Zebbe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Täby, Kingdom of Sweden
    Age
    34
    Posts
    9,018
    Rep Power
    123

    Default

    Norse thundergod name > Arabian Nights name

    *holds Thorshammer proudly*

    New user who wants access to the forum? PM Melf!

  2. #17
    The Cat in the Hat Shining Hero NeoVamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    10,033
    Rep Power
    182

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis Knight View Post
    It was originally Story of Thor in Japan. Ali was named 'Thor' and the story was different.

    Tony Van headed up the translation for the UK and US markets. (www.goodspear.com)

    Beyond Oasis was another international game that needed a producer to port it over to English (but in this case, I was in charge of both American English and UK English!)

    It arrived with a badly-translated Japanese story, one that made very little sense. So when it didn't make sense, I created my own version of what I thought was right. I think it came out OK, nobody every said anything!

    I also changed the name of the Arabian Nights-type character to Ali in a jibe at Aladdin)*
    Wait what? "arived with a badly-translated Japanese story" ?
    what does that mean, i thought the job of Translating actually involved.. well TRANSLATING!

    Makes ya wonder what the Japanese story is about..

    and him renaming Thor to Ali is kinda weird since the Pal version is still called The Story of Thor.

  3. #18
    Outrunner Wesker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    656
    Rep Power
    28

    Default

    The funniest point of all these title and plot tweakings is that the European releases were still called "The Story of Thor - A Successor of The Light" like the Japanese version (lie, the Frenchs retitled their version "La Légende de Thor"), but the main character in Europe wasn't called Thor anymore, it was Ali like in the American version. We Europeans always wondered what the hell "The Story of Thor" meant to the actual game.

    Although I prefer "The Story of Thor" way more than "Beyond Oasis", that for sure. And I also prefer both the title and continuity (even if it's a prequel) provided by "The Story of Thor 2" more than "The Legend of Oasis", even if it doesn't make any sense in our translated plotline. They are nicer titles either way.

    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVamp View Post
    Makes ya wonder what the Japanese story is about.
    I have always wanted to know it also.
    http://www.sega-16.com/forum/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=154&dateline=15683853  53

  4. #19
    Genesis STILL does! Outrunner runback22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    San Antonio, Tx
    Posts
    682
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    I played this by accident today on sonics ultimate genesis collection....Holy crap! How did I miss this game? For some reason, I always dismissed it thinking it was something that it wasnt.....Now I gotta try and find a copy on ebay for my collection


    [/url]

  5. #20
    ESWAT Veteran Da_Shocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Cashville,TN
    Age
    38
    Posts
    5,243
    Rep Power
    68

    Default

    I'm sure I bought this game at a Pawn Shop. I owned Legend of Oasis but never bothered to beat it or get very far in it. BO is one of that the media simply didn't make much of a fuss about. As the game shoulda sold tons of copies.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zoltor View Post
    Japan on the other hand is in real danger, if Japanese men don't start liking to play with their woman, more then them selves, experts calculated the Japanese will be extinct within 300 years.

  6. #21
    Grandmaster's Reckoning ESWAT Veteran Knuckle Duster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    5,038
    Rep Power
    78

    Default

    I really need to open and replace the battery in my cart.

    Pen won't open it, need a gamebit.
    "DAMN YOU AND YOUR SECURELY TIGHTENED SCREWS, SEGA!"

    This game is the cat's ass, and everybody should own a copy.

  7. #22
    Wildside Expert
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    147
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesker View Post
    Although I prefer "The Story of Thor" way more than "Beyond Oasis", that for sure.
    Because it makes so much sense to have a game set in an Arabian/MiddleEastern type setting named after a Norse god?

  8. #23
    The Cat in the Hat Shining Hero NeoVamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    10,033
    Rep Power
    182

    Default

    Damn i wish someone talented would attempt a re-translation of this beauty, this whole thing about them making up the story and renaming people just makes me twitch.

  9. #24
    Level 6 Rocket Knight Raging in the Streets jerry coeurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    3,165
    Rep Power
    41

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tbb033 View Post
    Because it makes so much sense to have a game set in an Arabian/MiddleEastern type setting named after a Norse god?
    Haha, seriously! It gave me more of an Aladdin vibe than anything else. The character and setting just don't jive with the whole "Thor" thing, in my opinion.


    Quote Originally Posted by soviet View Post
    If Sega making condoms,I will to one-night-stands in every night~

  10. #25
    Road Rasher Dark Sol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Russia
    Posts
    300
    Rep Power
    13

    Default

    Love this game. Too bad it's so short.

  11. #26
    Wildside Expert Jared's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Keokuk, Iowa USA
    Posts
    148
    Rep Power
    12

    Default

    Never heard of this until it was released on the Virtual Console. Now I consider this title has one of my greatest finds on the VC.

  12. #27
    Nameless One grolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    59
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis Knight View Post
    Yup yup. Persevere through Legends; it's a great game with a bit of a confusing middle.
    Yeah, that's where it lost me. I really liked the animation, setup and the music, but around the middle LEGEND just got tedious. I've yet to play BEYOND, but am still actively looking to buy a copy as soon as one comes along cheap enough on the 'bay. Thanks for the nice review.
    "Enduro" is a symbolic journey through life via the media of a race.

  13. #28
    Chess Grand Master Outrunner Hiarcs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Jaen
    Age
    38
    Posts
    699
    Rep Power
    13

    Default

    I have haven't played this game, but seems good.
    iPad 2, 32GB Black.

  14. #29
    calms the beef min Outrunner TheRollingStoner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Maryland, where EVERYONE has crabs.
    Age
    33
    Posts
    730
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    Do yourself a favor and buy this game, it is awesome. I haven't beat it yet, seems like someone needs to get back to that one. Seriously, I have no idea why this game isn't more popular, it's one of the best titles the Genesis has to offer IMO.
    I'm only interested in two things: Titties and beer. Ya know what I mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Lizard View Post
    Best thread title ever.

    Have Facebook?!
    I sure do
    Wanna join a cult?!
    You bet I do mister!!
    Join my cult, we need you.

    http://www.facebook.com/#/group.php?gid=59554264634


  15. #30
    Chess Grand Master Outrunner Hiarcs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Jaen
    Age
    38
    Posts
    699
    Rep Power
    13

    Default

    I will get it sometime then.
    iPad 2, 32GB Black.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •