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Freki_FOCUS  [developer] Jun 18, 2013 @ 8:20am
Mars War Logs rewrites the story (in English)
Mars War Logs was released in late April and, if most players[www.metacritic.com] who bought the Spiders Studio title liked the game itself, they were disappointed with the narrative element because the English version strayed too far from the original French. The general feeling was that the translation didn’t stick closely enough to the original French story and dialog.

Luc Heninger, Director of Production at Focus Home Interactive, explains:

Mars contains a vast amount of dialog, even by RPG standards. The plot has numerous strands and the dialog often has many variants to mirror the hero’s changes in reputation. The tight deadlines between the game release dates meant that the initial English translation lacked depth and contained a number of errors; it was then sent to the recording studio, making the job of the actors extremely difficult. The actual game was thoroughly tested and released with very few bugs on PC, but unfortunately the procedures for the audio and text QA failed and allowed many English localization issues to slip through. We realized the extent of the problem after seeing the first feedback from the press and gamers. The result was so far removed from what we usually produce that we took the decision to halt the submission process for the console version, which was due for release only weeks after the PC title. We have re-written the game text and dialog and, of course, recorded the actors again, replacing the sections that weren’t true to the characters in Mars. All these problems will therefore be fixed in the console version. An update is now available for players with the PC game, and we have also incorporated the new audio in the PC versions on the various download sites.

We are pleased to share with you a video showing the first 7 minutes of the game, featuring the new localization and the new English voices present in all versions of the game.

Mars War Logs is currently available on PC and will be today's Daily Deal on Steam, at -33%. The game is scheduled for release on Xbox LIVE® and the PlayStation®Network in September 2013.

Watch the first 7 minutes of the game
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Rapid Jun 18, 2013 @ 8:35am 
So that's the update what's downloading for me right now. Thank you!
thexash Jun 18, 2013 @ 10:39am 
Is that in the latest update (Patch 1716) ?
Suru Jun 18, 2013 @ 5:41pm 
Not like im going to play the game, i already beat it, and i can't restart the level with the same level and items versus stronger AI. it was a great game lacking subtinence. New Audio isnt going to fix what the game is lacking. It's nice tho.
jaquedeth Jun 19, 2013 @ 12:45am 
Excellent, This is what I was hoping for.
leovic Jun 20, 2013 @ 9:12pm 
Really appreciate this fix. Just bought the game during the daily deal and it's definitely a good buy. Excited for your new game! Isn't it "Bound in Flame"?
kaay Jun 23, 2013 @ 9:29pm 
For people who dont like the new voice (and irritating half brit accent) is there a way to revert to the original version?
Thats what i dont like about steam, it forces updates on you without asking if you want them.
Cypher Nine Jun 29, 2013 @ 9:35am 
Thank you for taking the time to fix the narrative element of this game, it's a lot better! I didn't know Spiders Studio prior to buying this game, but they're on watch list now and I'm looking forward to their next game. :-)
Ryanheart Jun 29, 2013 @ 4:18pm 
I'll most certainly be buying off them again, less bugs in a game then big developers EA! I know tahts a horrid example :p
Bot Jul 13, 2013 @ 11:53am 
poor translation: called it

the new intro is noting like the old, I think I might actually play the game after all
Bot Jul 13, 2013 @ 11:58am 
Originally posted by Cypher Nine:
Thank you for taking the time to fix the narrative element of this game, it's a lot better! I didn't know Spiders Studio prior to buying this game, but they're on watch list now and I'm looking forward to their next game. :-)

don't be too quick to jump on to the wagon, be cause I did.
Justforvisit Jul 13, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
Very funny to leave the Main Character's voice out of that video....
WallopingWonderousWolf Jul 18, 2013 @ 9:07am 
glad this came out as i just bought the game haha
bobbie046 Sep 11, 2013 @ 10:32pm 
I generally like this game, but you need to take another look at the queen mole in the drilling shaft, because in my game she is dead. When i killed her everything just started to mark time, mary is standing there with sparks coming off her and i cant leave the cavern nor can i get the loot off the queen mole, was really chuffed for about 5 seconds now i'm upset, i killed a major boss and got punished for it not rewarded
Dieudonné Mbala Mbala Oct 3, 2013 @ 7:12am 
i am french and will play in french !! good to know the french version is better :) i go buy the game and will follow this studio if my experience is great.
Dieudonné Mbala Mbala Oct 3, 2013 @ 8:04am 
no french voice in game ? only english .... i was hoping for french voice !!
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