HossHuge wrote:I thought about getting Halo 3 through X-box Live using their points system but I'm afraid I will end up with the Chinese version. Does anyone have any experience with this?
Did you buy your 360 here or somewhere else? More importantly, is your gamertag tied to your Taiwanese bank account, or your home country? IIRC when you buy something from XBox Live, you buy from whatever country your gamertag is tied to. For example, my gamertag is tied to my Canadian credit card, so I see things from the Canadian store, and the downloads are all in English.
AFAIK the Chinese version of Halo 3 has English subtitles anyway so even if you got the Chinese version, you'd still know what's going on.
(http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-dw- ... -1iiy.html
) For reference, you can see English subtitles are listed.
Do you live in or near Taipei? Your best option for buying games in English is to
1. Go to Taipei City Mall which is attached to Taipei Main Station (just follow the signs).
2. Go to the game shops (they start after about exit Y13, so you have to walk for a little bit).
3. Find the game you want and check the back of the box to see if it's in English.
4. If you're not sure, ask the staff (usually they have at least one or two staff in any given store that speak English)
5. If you have a 360 that's been purchased abroad, make sure that the game isn't locked out of your region (for example if your system is PAL and the game box clearly says NTSC on the cover, don't buy it. Or if you have a USA system and the box says NTSC-J, then don't buy it). Some 360 games aren't region-protected but several are, so be careful!
6. If you have a PS3 don't worry, PS3 is region-free. So is PSP, NDS, and PS Vita. All 3DS games are region-protected so if you bought your 3DS abroad then you're really SOL.
The next steps are optional.
7. After you bought your game, go to exit Y13 and take the escalator up.
8. Cross the courtyard and go to Fatimaid, have a coffee and some cake and tell the maids that Jonathan sent you.