Omg so much controversy for a single character’s voice, people have become obsessed with black characters, it is the black characters that have to perfectly represent the black community, nobody cares about any other ethnic race. I remember the controversy when capcom relieased the first re5 trailer the community went nuts, sadly that was just the beginning. If I was a game developer I would be very scared of putting a black character in a game, whatever they do somehow someone gets offended.
To be fair, since I'm one of the vocal people about his voice - it really isn't that controversial. I admit that people who have a problem with Barret is a vocal minority. Like Ive said in other threads, I actually think the voice acting is bad across the board.
Not to take this thread in too far of a direction away, but after watching Cyberpunk 2077's recent trailer, the quality of voice acting in the FF7 trailers to me doesn't seem that far off from that.
Maybe it was just the writing in general, or it's probably the context, but something I felt was off in the 2077 trailer recently released. At least in terms of being convincing. "We didn't need all this cock sucking attention dammit" I couldn't help but think of the oldschool wrestling fan at that moment: "It's still real to me dammit!" with dammit sounding so forced in there. And with the exception of one or two lines, V came off too generic for me, and at one point it sounded like he was imitating Jesse Pinkman.
Overall better VA in 2077, but not nearly as far off as I think some people might try to push it. The FF7R trailers recently had the basics down. They're just not 100 percent organic; which for the sake of cultural and language differences the FF7R should get some leniency on as the original source material isn't being translated from English, but Japanese. English to Japanese and vice versa is actually one of the toughest translations to do as information tends to get lost or doesn't carry over so well.
Last edited by LMU Uncle Alfred - on 10 June 2019