The waiting is not funs. So yeah...I was thinking over the past couple of days...what if I DID import? I'm not saying I will or won't yet, but ever since I mentioned it to my parents... My mom has almost been PUSHING me to get one in Japanese! @_@ It's because I'm taking Japanese at school, but it's a relatively easy class, and I want to be challenged more in it. Cuz I really like learning Japanese, and I just want to learn more...pretty much for the sake of learning more! It's fun. ^_^ And actually, getting a Japanese game like Pokemon Diamond/Pearl would be a pretty good learning tool. If I took notes, I could reinforce vocabulary/grammar points I picked up, and could work on translating odd attack names and such. I've been doing pretty well with the Pokemon Ranger manga (when I have time to actually try to READ it and not skim it), which I usally read a few pages when I have time. If I have a dictionary and some sort of English summary/basic walkthrough of the game, it really makes it doable (if time-consuming). So...here's a pro/con list: PRO: - Wouldn't have to wait the 82 days to play - Don't need to hide in fear of seeing a DP Pokemon three months early - Could give me very good reading practice for Japanese (we speak more than read), especially for dialogue and more casual phrases - Vocab enhancer - If I stuck to the "understand each screen" thing, it would take me awhile to play. I would get tired after 15-30 minutes, and therefore wouldn't get through much before the English one would come out - Cheaper than the equivalent amount of manga (for the learning material) CON: - All that waiting (since it came out in Japan) would essentially be for NOTHING (since I could have gotten it months ago) - It might make the whole game less fun, because I wouldn't understand enough to play it for fun, and it would ruin the surprises of the English game - $15+ more expensive - Should a game be for fun or to learn? I might not get to enjoy it when I have it - Would I stick to the "understand each screen" thing, or glaze over and ruin it MORE - I could just get some Japanese manga with furigana, would be cheaper if I only spent my time on one volume - I could just get a Japanese game AFTER I get an English game, and it would eliminate the need for a walkthrough (although I might not get as much out of it in terms of education) So nya... Should I give into temptation, and buy a Japanese Diamond or Pearl? I'd have enough money this weekend, so I coud probably do it...but I've done all that waiting (four months of it, compared to three more), and I'd be throwing all that away and not sticking to my promise to myself. Plus, I could just buy some Pokemon Special manga from Kinokuniya, and would get a similar (and probably easier to take advantage of) situation. That was the original plan for Japanese learning, anyway, and there won't be any more PokeSpecial manga to wait for. But I REALLY want to play DP, and I've already ruined so much of it...T_T What should I DO?