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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:11 PM

Example:

 

The name "Bellic" doesn't exist in Serbia, the name Belic does, and it's pronounced different.

 

Wei Cheng should be named Cheng Wei. Asian names have last name first.

 

Hope in next GTA, Rockstar does more research when they include foreign character. :)


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:20 PM

It´s not like anyone non-Serbian is gonna give a f*ck about one letter. Belic and Bellic. Same sh*t.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:44 PM

 

Hope in next GTA, Rockstar does more research when they include foreign character. :)

 

I should imagine they do a huge amount of research but details are changed for reasons of artistic license.

 

After all, Rockstar produce games, not documentaries.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:52 PM


 
Hope in next GTA, Rockstar does more research when they include foreign character. :)

 
I should imagine they do a huge amount of research but details are changed for reasons of artistic license.
 
After all, Rockstar produce games, not documentaries.

Exactly...

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:52 PM

Artistic license? They just got the names wrong, what about the rest of the 1838492 american names that exists in the whole series.

After all they are just names, I dont think there would be copyright problems with something so generic as peoples names.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:56 PM

Everybody knows Niko is Russian...


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:33 PM

Artistic license? They just got the names wrong, what about the rest of the 1838492 american names that exists in the whole series.

After all they are just names, I dont think there would be copyright problems with something so generic as peoples names.

 

No, no, no. Artistic license has nothing to do with copyright. It's when a writer changes something simply in order to make it sound more interesting. 

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

I really couldn't care less if nikos last name had one letter off. Now if the main protagonist were French and they gave him a German accent, that'd be silly. But flipping out over something as silly as a missing letter seems silly.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:00 PM

I like the fact that you reprimanded them for omitting a letter in Niko's name, but didn't mention that serbian names ended in "ic" are usually pronounced "Itch", I think the only character that actually does pronounce serbian names correctly is Bernie.

 

Also, the other "l" might just be an Americanization of Belic, Roman doesn't seem like the guy who would give a damn about that, and Niko doesn't have a Visa.

Point is, maybe YOU should do more research on other countries.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:08 PM Edited by CJ killed Ryder, 07 April 2014 - 08:10 PM.

I like the fact that you reprimanded them for omitting a letter in Niko's name, but didn't mention that serbian names ended in "ic" are usually pronounced "Itch", I think the only character that actually does pronounce serbian names correctly is Bernie.

 

Also, the other "l" might just be an Americanization of Belic, Roman doesn't seem like the guy who would give a damn about that, and Niko doesn't have a Visa.

Point is, maybe YOU should do more research on other countries.

I said they mispronounce it. 

 

I knew already that c pronounced itch there, it's what I meant in saying it''s pronounced different. Read my post carefully.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:38 PM

 

I like the fact that you reprimanded them for omitting a letter in Niko's name, but didn't mention that serbian names ended in "ic" are usually pronounced "Itch", I think the only character that actually does pronounce serbian names correctly is Bernie.

 

Also, the other "l" might just be an Americanization of Belic, Roman doesn't seem like the guy who would give a damn about that, and Niko doesn't have a Visa.

Point is, maybe YOU should do more research on other countries.

I said they mispronounce it. 

 

I knew already that c pronounced itch there, it's what I meant in saying it''s pronounced different. Read my post carefully.

 

 

Ah apologies, you did.

 


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:59 PM

Actually the Housers intentionally did that. It's part of V's genius and what makes it such a masterpiece game of all time.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:14 PM

Not a big deal. They've been doing that since III, afaik. In "Kingdom Come", Catalina leaves Claude a note. It says "...Besos y fuderes...". "Fuderes" is a word used when talking portuguese, not spanish.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:41 PM

And Niko's Serbian is mis-emphasized in paragraph 265 of Niko's internal monologue blah blah blah.
If anything, Rockstar needs to research American culture more...
They think they're being sophisticated and edgy on hot-button American issues... Has anyone heard about the abuse of torture recently? Or minute-men? GTA V was like a good ten-fifteen years late in their criticism of American culture.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:57 AM

But most not researching other counties is American as apple pie.  USA!  USA!

 

Druken Cowboy - I agree. Rockstar's best work seems to be period pieces. I'm not a fan of their contemporary settings because of their lack of getting the feel just right. The saying "hindsight is 20/20" is true and works in their favor. People only remember the best and worst of previous decades, why not use that to your advantage like before.

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