Leaked Final Fantasy XIV Dialogue Has Us Laughing Already

July 25, 2010Written by Mike Hartnett

Japanese role-playing games like those in the Final Fantasy series are certainly not strangers to awkward, semi-controversial moments and badly translated Japanese dialogue, but the latest excerpts for Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy XIV are looking to keep the tradition alive, with some individuals left scratching their heads and laughing, and others wondering just what exactly they’re reading.

The ESRB has already gone ahead and rated Final Fantasy XIV with a “T for teen” rating, which means you can expect the usual mild violence, minor suggestive themes and that’s typically about it. However, when scanning the game’s rating summary, we came across a few of the quotes that the ESRB deemed “suggestive”, and we can easily say that they’re probably the most awkward comments you’ll read all day.

The Final Fantasy XIV ESRB ratings certificate states the following:

Dialogue contains suggestive references; for example, “The netmaster’s probably up in his office polishing the mast just thinking about her,” “stick yer manhood in the forge,” and “You cheating little whore!” Several characters are referred to as drunk or drunken, while others sometimes talk about wine, rum, and grog. The word “sh*t” can be heard in the dialogue.

Now, either Square Enix is just incredibly clever or those who work over at the ESRB have dirtier minds that we do; we’re willing to bet it’s a little bit of both. It appears that aside from the online play, a good bit of comedy will be present at well during normal gameplay. Yes folks, you can look forward to this and more when Final Fantasy XIV hits store shelves March 2011. Until then, stay tuned for more awkward gaming moments, both foreign and domestic, here on PlayStation LifeStyle.