Xenoblade Chronicles X is now out in the west, and it's great - as you'll know if you've read our review or played it yourself already. However, changes made for the North American and European launch of the game - one of which involved the removal of a revealing costume worn by the 13-year-old female character Lin - caused controversy among fans, with some disgruntled gamers claiming it was little more than censorship.
Now, Cassandra Lee Morris - the voice actress who played Lin in the game - has commented on the situation, and states that she's very much in favour of the alteration relating to her character:
[It] honestly makes me cringe a little bit because [Liz is] only 13 years old. People are calling it censorship. I really see it as localisation.
There are a lot of cultural differences between Japan and the US and Europe. I, personally, don't mind that Lin's outfits were changed for the US version. My hope is that players will be able to concentrate on Lin's abilities and what she can bring to your game and what she can do for the other members of her party and not just how she looks.
I also think that covering Lin up a little bit will make parents more comfortable with kids playing the game, so it also opens the game up for a wider audience.
You can watch the full video below.