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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2015, 02:59:00 PM »
Tom Kenny is PERFECT for the Merchant of Miracles, I say! He sounds like a total sleezeball, but a sleezeball you can love to hate.  :P

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2015, 03:36:39 PM »
Wow, I was unaware of the voice cast until now.  Christopher Lloyd?  Great scott!  :P

For those who haven't seen it:  http://www.gamespot.com/articles/king-s-quest-revival-has-a-seriously-impressive-vo/1100-6427253/

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2015, 04:50:03 PM »
I'm telling ya, there are gonna be SO many BTTF/KQ memes on opening week on social media.

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« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2015, 07:29:04 PM »
And Wallace Shawn! They got some pretty big names

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2015, 09:51:49 PM »
Not gonna lie, I had to hear Wallace's voice again to remember who he was.

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2015, 11:23:51 PM »
You forgot what he sounded like?! INCONCEIVABLE!!!

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2015, 11:52:54 PM »
 :rofl: lol

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #47 on: July 23, 2015, 02:07:18 PM »
Just remember that a game's success doesn't hinge on celebrity voice actors. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare didn't automatically become a good game just because Kevin Spacey was in it.
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« Reply #48 on: July 23, 2015, 04:12:12 PM »
Oh, I know, Numbers. :)

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2015, 05:46:08 PM »
Just remember that a game's success doesn't hinge on celebrity voice actors. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare didn't automatically become a good game just because Kevin Spacey was in it.

Hinge, no, but maybe someone who is a fan of any of the actors might say, "Hmm, I wonder how that game is."

I'm actually wondering though when we'll start seeing reviews for the game.

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« Reply #50 on: July 23, 2015, 06:21:04 PM »
There was a ton from E3.

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #51 on: July 23, 2015, 06:24:14 PM »
Also, they are very good actors and, from what I can tell so far, fit their roles pretty well.

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2015, 06:37:46 PM »
Celebrity voices usually take me out of the game. Whenever I heard Tony Jay's voice in KQ6, I instantly recognized it as Judge Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. As soon as the game starts and Alexander enters the Castle of the Crown, I hear Saladin speaking and go "Hey, it's Tony Jay!" Then I hear the Lamp Seller just a couple of screens away and I'm like "He's doing another voice!" Then I hear the Archdruid doing his monologue and I say to myself "They got him to do three voices?" Then I approach Gate in the Underworld and next thing I know, it's Tony Jay again. And then he does one of the background voices during Alexander's confrontation with Samhain and I'm like "Seriously? Which characters don't have Tony Jay voicing them? At least I know he's not voicing Jollo."
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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2015, 07:34:04 PM »
Oh please, that's nothing.  Jim Cummings' voice is pretty much EVERYWHERE in Skyrim. 

Also, Mel Blanc says hi.  Or rather... he says, "What's up, Doc?" and "Thufferin' Thuccotash!" and "You're dethpicable!" and "That's all, folks!" and "I tought I taw a puddy tat!" and... you get my drift.
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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2015, 10:40:40 PM »
I played KQ VI prior to Hunchback coming out, so all of the Tony Jay characters weren't Frollo to me yet.  Instead, he was the creepy guy asylum guy form Beauty & the Beast.

The narrator (Bill Ratner) was the same voice that used to do the promos for WCVB (Boston's ABC affiliate) for years.  I remember being like, "Hey, it's the Channel 5 guy."

To be honest, having the 'that guy/gal' moment just takes me out the story for a moment.  Then I'm right back in with the person just being the voice of the character.

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2015, 09:51:19 AM »
If I had Tony Jay on payroll to do some VA work, I'd probably give him a boatload of characters to voice, too. :)

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #56 on: July 24, 2015, 10:16:06 AM »
Oh please, that's nothing.  Jim Cummings' voice is pretty much EVERYWHERE in Skyrim. 

Also, Mel Blanc says hi.  Or rather... he says, "What's up, Doc?" and "Thufferin' Thuccotash!" and "You're dethpicable!" and "That's all, folks!" and "I tought I taw a puddy tat!" and... you get my drift.

I guess I should clarify that whenever a distinct celebrity voice is heard, it takes me out of the game. Tony Jay just sounds like himself, no matter which character he's voicing. I don't have a problem with his voice, honestly--he's pretty much the Morgan Freeman of voice acting--but I can always tell when it's him. Jim Cummings and Mel Blanc can sound like whatever they want to sound like.

Long story short, hearing Christopher Lloyd's voice is going to take me out of the game whenever I hear it. Not that I'm immediately pre-ordering it like some brainless fangirl--I'm going to watch a longplay of it on YouTube first. And even if it looks good, there's no way I'm paying full price for it. Episodic games are such bullshit. If you need to make an adventure game, just make the whole thing at once, stop making people pay for little bits of it at a time, and just live with the fact that you're going to have to sell it for less than most other games out there.

Also, I absolutely despise Tom Kenny and Wallace Shawn's voices. They're just so ugly to listen to, and neither of them are remotely funny in anything they're in.
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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2015, 03:17:14 PM »
Eh, to each their own. Not gonna stop me from enjoying it.

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2015, 04:03:41 PM »
If I had Tony Jay on payroll to do some VA work, I'd probably give him a boatload of characters to voice, too. :)

His voice was amazing, that's for sure.   My friend and I used joke, "Imagine having him for a Dad.  He'd yell at you and you'd probably get scared right into being good again!"  lol. 

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  Tony Jay just sounds like himself, no matter which character he's voicing. I don't have a problem with his voice, honestly--he's pretty much the Morgan Freeman of voice acting--but I can always tell when it's him.

True, he really only had 2 tones of voice.  One was the powerful deep voice, the other was the raspy sort of old guy voice.

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  If you need to make an adventure game, just make the whole thing at once, stop making people pay for little bits of it at a time, and just live with the fact that you're going to have to sell it for less than most other games out there.
 

Part of the reason I just paid for it up front was that it was $10 cheaper that way.  Plus you get some bonus level too if you buy it early.  I had Amazon gift card money too so, at worst, I won't feel too much like I lost money on it.

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Re: TOG Controversy?
« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2015, 01:32:10 PM »
Plus you get some bonus level too if you buy it early.

What TOG isn't telling you is that the bonus level is just you playing as Connor trying to shoot birds flying by with a crossbow, and every time you miss, Cedric pops out of the bushes laughing at you.
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