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#1 Aug 20 2009 at 9:04 AM Rating: Default
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This was in the Famitsu interview of Hiromichi Tanaka

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Whatever the shape it will take, Tanaka uses his closing words to assure fans everywhere that everyone will get a chance to play a demo of the game, saying, "The fruits of our labor are finally coming to bear, and the development team is working hard to get the game ready. We're planning to let everyone get a shot at a playable version like we have done here in Germany, so please look forward to it."


Am I reading that right? That they're working on a playable demo for the masses?
That would definitely be something to look forward to.
#2 Aug 20 2009 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm sure they'll make it happen. I cant wait to try our some quests. Here's to hoping the voiceover isn't a disaster ;)
#3 Aug 20 2009 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
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VOs are rarely a disaster in Japanese, and english VOs are getting better like in Eternal Sonata, not the best but it is a huge improvement. So all else fails, pray they have subtitle options lol.

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VOs are rarely a disaster in Japanese, and english VOs are getting better like in Eternal Sonata, not the best but it is a huge improvement. So all else fails, pray they have subtitle options lol.


I thought X and XII had pretty decent voice acting. Speaking of X, I reallllllly hope they get John DiMaggio to do at least one voice! He was one of the best parts of that game.
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#5 Aug 20 2009 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
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X... decent voice acting? Really?

http://www.gamegrep.com/video/17376-worst_voice_acting_moments_in_gaming/
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I don't care if the Voice Acting in japanese is godlike if I cannot understand a damned thing they are saying. I'd be happy with passable english, I really don't care as long as I understand.

Miss the action cause i was busy reading sub-titles, no thanks
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#7 Aug 20 2009 at 10:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Wow, a playable demo for everyone?

Now THAT would be awesome!

I am also really looking forward to voice overs. Unfortunately, as mentioned earlier, voice overs from a Japanese game to English game have been sub-par at best in the past. FFX was one of those games.
Whoever did Tidus's voice was absolutely terrible...often ending sentences with no inflection or the wrong one.

Although I did like FFXII's voice overs a lot more.

If they had an option to allow Japanese voice overs with English subtitles I would probably use it.
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#8 Aug 20 2009 at 10:49 AM Rating: Good
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X... decent voice acting? Really?


To be fair that one scene is really bad, especially Yuna. She kinda got on my nerves but I think that between Wakka and Lulu they made it tollerable.

Besides "pretty decent" =/= Oscar winning performance.
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Was it just me or did everyone in XII sound like they had a motorbike helmet on?
The Last Remnant had pretty good voice acting, it was recorded with western audiences in mind, you could tell, and it was probably the only good thing in the game that didn't take 5 minutes to load...

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#10 Aug 20 2009 at 11:02 AM Rating: Good
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Was it just me or did everyone in XII sound like they had a motorbike helmet on?
The Last Remnant had pretty good voice acting, it was recorded with western audiences in mind, you could tell, and it was probably the only good thing in the game that didn't take 5 minutes to load...


The XII thing is just from major audio compression to make the game fit on a DVD. I have to second the good voice acting in TLR, as long as I don't have to hear my XIV character say LET'S KICK SOME A every time I pull out my weapon.
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If worse comes to happen, and the VO really sucks... like really bad where you think:

"aww god that is so freaking annoying!"

I hope you can turn off all voices.
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#12 Aug 20 2009 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
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lol the topic changed quickly...
#13 Aug 20 2009 at 11:10 AM Rating: Decent
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Ishbubjr wrote:
lol the topic changed quickly...


you changed

oh god so bored

Edited, Aug 20th 2009 3:10pm by ashikenshin
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you changed


huh?
#15 Aug 20 2009 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah on topic:

Japanese Focus Group > Open Beta.

Next few months most likely as Tanaka wants everyone to play a demo.
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If I have to put up with grating American accents I think that might drive me insane. Here's to hoping they're not irritating, or we can choose the Japanese audio with subs (unlikely...) or there's a text only alternative.
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X... decent voice acting? Really?

http://www.gamegrep.com/video/17376-worst_voice_acting_moments_in_gaming/
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