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Suikoden

Correct pronunciation: "swee ko den"
Incorrect pronunciations: "Sue ko den" "Swike odin" "Sue ick o dan"

Once upon a simpler time, a lot of gamers didn't give Japan a second thought. As far as they were concerned, their beloved entertainment came from the local Toys R Us and not from some far off country with a foreign language. These were the days when Final Fantasy IV was still Final Fantasy II.

If only the Suikoden franchise had been released back then. We could have known it by its most obvious English translation - Stars of Destiny - instead. And, because we would have been much less embarrassed to go up to the store counter and ask for it, the thing might have gone on to sell as well as that Square series we mentioned earlier.

Oh well. At least we didn't have to contend with the full title, Gensou Suikoden. Four vowels were enough to boggle our innocent minds.



Above: When you keep the original title - but lose the original box art - this is the unholy mess you end up with

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  • ObsessionWithEdgeworth - February 14, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    ... possibly naruto? because im sick of the idiots i have to live with (my "family") calling it na-roo-tow, instead of na-ruh-to. Its also annoying when people mispronounce the japanese r/l/thing, i know some people cant say it, but some deliberately dont even try to say it properly.
  • Thantos410 - February 1, 2010 11:31 p.m.

    Personally, I pronounce Deus Ex as, "Day-Yus-Ex," but, "Day Of Sex," ftw. Oh JC Denton, you were so inadvertently perverted...
  • MagicalSarai - October 12, 2009 3:42 p.m.

    I can help with one of them: PoPoLaCrois... if it's what I believe, then it's French and this pronounced - Poh-Poh-Lah-Kwah. In French the "oi" is pronounced with a "wah" sound. Like Croisant is pronounced "Kwah-san" (silent "t") Or... to take it into Disney land... the Little mermaid song "Les Poissons": Leh Pwah-son. So... yeah. Also I believe the Deus Ex is latin and should be pronounced: "Day-ous ex" not "Day-s ex"
  • foarthelulz - December 8, 2008 12:14 a.m.

    u guys forgot mario and how some ppl pronounce it w/ a short a
  • TrippyMan - December 7, 2008 3:20 a.m.

    Schereherazade... there's an NPC called that in a desert area of this one MMO and I always thought it was "Sch-er-ehe-raz-aid"
  • HypherionWing - September 3, 2008 8:50 p.m.

    PuhkuhMayne
  • sektor187 - September 2, 2008 2:08 p.m.

    pokey-man
  • riodoku79 - December 8, 2008 8:21 p.m.

    umm..foarthelulz...it IS pronounced with a short a...
  • pyro9393 - December 7, 2008 10:52 p.m.

    god damn japanese and there complicated language
  • afrosamurai3838 - November 26, 2008 1:21 a.m.

    i just ejactulated
  • Gatastrophe - November 25, 2008 1:52 a.m.

    My uncle called popolocrois "poop lacrosse"
  • thephntm - October 14, 2008 11:14 p.m.

    TY the Tasmanian Tiger. People say, "Ooh, it's capitalized! So it's pronounced 'Tee-Why'"!
  • kaleb-mayhew - June 25, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    not sure if it's right but I personally pronounce it Tie
  • Trapped_In_Hiskool - October 4, 2008 2:23 p.m.

    My mom is constantly calling them pokemans. ITS NOT ENGLISH MOM!
  • theworldonfire - September 10, 2008 3:22 a.m.

    ninja gaiden!
  • wertyboy - September 1, 2008 2:22 p.m.

    hey, dont forget about ninja gaiden, im sick of people calling it gayden, its guyden dammit!
  • Black_X_1111 - August 31, 2008 8:42 p.m.

    Its po-po-lo-croi the s is silent, thats all
  • reerGssoR - August 31, 2008 3:43 a.m.

    haha Pokuhmoon nice
  • DoctorGordonFreeman - August 2, 2009 4:04 p.m.

    lol i always pronounced it do sex
  • yoshi639 - April 16, 2009 4:52 a.m.

    i still renenber playing suikoden i played all of them execpt #4 which was a little terrible

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