I HATE people calling it "megaten," that has got to be one of the worst butchering of a Japanese phrase for the sake of Americanization I've heard.
megaten hasn't got a damned thing to do with anything relating to the actual meaning of "Shin Megami Tensei" (or "Megami Tensei"), normally I just leave it alone and walk off but this one really bugs me. I mean it's not like "SMT" is MORE complicated to say when it comes to abbreviations, and "Shin Megami Tensei" sounds cooler, and more dramatic, and ..... what the hug: Megaten?!?!?! god that is so horrible, it sounds like something a pro baseball announcer would nick name a Japanese player to save themselves the trouble of actually learning how to say the name right.
(ok, now that I have that out of my system I can crawl back into my cave and inwardly fume)
(*edit* changed "aberrations" -> "abbreviations" .... oops!)
This post has been edited by SogiYa: 02 March 2012 - 03:53 PM