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The dialog kind of sounds like it was written by Sarah Palin.



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Qays said:

The dialog kind of sounds like it was written by Sarah Palin.


I'm cringing imagining Samus winking at me and saying "You betcha!"

 

(shiver)



Monster Hunter: pissing me off since 2010.

I think you guys are over reacting to Samus' voice. I think it is well placed. First what you have to realize is you are hearing mostly her inner monologue, not necessarily her speak a lot in the videos we have seen. Also, Samus is not Lara Croft - especially at this point Ripley - she is not self affirmed. I think the voice direction works, maybe some of the lines could be better, but i think the same about 95% of hollywood movies and 99.99% of videogames. Show me a videogame with stellar voice work (akin to Toy Story 3) - I'll give you a cookie.



dampowell said:

I think you guys are over reacting to Samus' voice. I think it is well placed. First what you have to realize is you are hearing mostly her inner monologue, not necessarily her speak a lot in the videos we have seen. Also, Samus is not Lara Croft - especially at this point Ripley - she is not self affirmed. I think the voice direction works, maybe some of the lines could be better, but i think the same about 95% of hollywood movies and 99.99% of videogames. Show me a videogame with stellar voice work (akin to Toy Story 3) - I'll give you a cookie.

Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Both Mass Effect games

God of War's is good for what it is

For "stellar"? Probably down to just KotOR2 or Mass Effect 2, off the top of my head....



dampowell said:

I think you guys are over reacting to Samus' voice. I think it is well placed. First what you have to realize is you are hearing mostly her inner monologue, not necessarily her speak a lot in the videos we have seen. Also, Samus is not Lara Croft - especially at this point Ripley - she is not self affirmed. I think the voice direction works, maybe some of the lines could be better, but i think the same about 95% of hollywood movies and 99.99% of videogames. Show me a videogame with stellar voice work (akin to Toy Story 3) - I'll give you a cookie.

 Uncharted 1 & 2 might be literally filled with cliches, but they do have stellar voice work. And so do the games that Khuutra mentioned, as well as Madworld. (Well, the announcers, at least.)

Now gimme my fucking cookie.



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Ninpanda said:
dampowell said:

I think you guys are over reacting to Samus' voice. I think it is well placed. First what you have to realize is you are hearing mostly her inner monologue, not necessarily her speak a lot in the videos we have seen. Also, Samus is not Lara Croft - especially at this point Ripley - she is not self affirmed. I think the voice direction works, maybe some of the lines could be better, but i think the same about 95% of hollywood movies and 99.99% of videogames. Show me a videogame with stellar voice work (akin to Toy Story 3) - I'll give you a cookie.

 Uncharted 1 & 2 might be literally filled with cliches, but they do have stellar voice work. And so do the games that Khuutra mentioned, as well as Madworld. (Well, the announcers, at least.)

Now gimme my fucking cookie.

Saying Uncharted 2's voice-work is great is like saying Indiana Jones was Harrison Ford's best work, The voice-work is serviceable at best - You still didn't truly answer my request... Uncharted 2's voice-work is nowhere close to Toy Story 3... not even in the same ballpark. Though I may give you a cookie on the Madworld bit... I think to date they were the best announcers in a game... Bender is so good.



Khuutra said:
dampowell said:

I think you guys are over reacting to Samus' voice. I think it is well placed. First what you have to realize is you are hearing mostly her inner monologue, not necessarily her speak a lot in the videos we have seen. Also, Samus is not Lara Croft - especially at this point Ripley - she is not self affirmed. I think the voice direction works, maybe some of the lines could be better, but i think the same about 95% of hollywood movies and 99.99% of videogames. Show me a videogame with stellar voice work (akin to Toy Story 3) - I'll give you a cookie.

Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Both Mass Effect games

God of War's is good for what it is

For "stellar"? Probably down to just KotOR2 or Mass Effect 2, off the top of my head....

I am one of the few people on these boards that still owns Eternal Darkness, unfortunately I haven't played either Mass Effect. Claiming God of War's voicework is stellar is like saying the guy who played Leonidus should have won an oscar... again its an excellent film, poorly acted. Eternal Darkness voicework is shoddy for quite a few of the characters. Pious comes easily to mind. I was planning to buy Mass Effect 2 shortly since i got by uber PC, SO I shall reserve judgement. I still doubt it to be in the same league as Toy Story 3. But i'll go in with a positive mindset.



Nevermind, posted too fast, doing another reply....



dampowell said:

I am one of the few people on these boards that still owns Eternal Darkness, unfortunately I haven't played either Mass Effect. Claiming God of War's voicework is stellar is like saying the guy who played Leonidus should have won an oscar... again its an excellent film, poorly acted. Eternal Darkness voicework is shoddy for quite a few of the characters. Pious comes easily to mind. I was planning to buy Mass Effect 2 shortly since i got by uber PC, SO I shall reserve judgement. I still doubt it to be in the same league as Toy Story 3. But i'll go in with a positive mindset.

I said God of War was good for what it was, not htat it was stellar. You can have good acting in a ridiculous space. By the same token, the acting in Gears of War is quite good.

Eternal Darkness's voice work is a lot better than you're giving it credit for. Paulsen's job as Pious Augustus was fantastic.

Don't ignore KotOR2. It's still probably the best-acted and best-written script in te medium. But Mass Effect 2 is lent a certain gravitas by one of the main characters being played by Martin Sheen. Still, don't skip the first, even if the voicework isn't as good.



Khuutra said:
dampowell said:

I am one of the few people on these boards that still owns Eternal Darkness, unfortunately I haven't played either Mass Effect. Claiming God of War's voicework is stellar is like saying the guy who played Leonidus should have won an oscar... again its an excellent film, poorly acted. Eternal Darkness voicework is shoddy for quite a few of the characters. Pious comes easily to mind. I was planning to buy Mass Effect 2 shortly since i got by uber PC, SO I shall reserve judgement. I still doubt it to be in the same league as Toy Story 3. But i'll go in with a positive mindset.

I said God of War was good for what it was, not htat it was stellar. You can have good acting in a ridiculous space. By the same token, the acting in Gears of War is quite good.

Eternal Darkness's voice work is a lot better than you're giving it credit for. Paulsen's job as Pious Augustus was fantastic.

Don't ignore KotOR2. It's still probably the best-acted and best-written script in te medium. But Mass Effect 2 is lent a certain gravitas by one of the main characters being played by Martin Sheen. Still, don't skip the first, even if the voicework isn't as good.

I ignored KotOr2 because aside from seeing fantastic reviews on the web and a few gameplay videos here and there I have no experience with it... It is not something i've had the pleasure of experiencing so I cannot talk about it. 

 

But maybe we have come to a point where we are seeing voice acting as an opinionated space. You thought Pious' voice was good, I thought it was frankly the worst voice work in Eternal Darkness... 

However - I am excited for Other M. Very, I like the simplicity afforded by the control scheme, and I (must be one of the few) always really wanted to know more about her, besides all the 100% completions of lore in the Prime Trilogy, the exposition in Fusion and the Manga. She is, after all, my favorite heroine in the videogame space - and I am glad her personality isn't a kick ass now take names later...