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Of these five narrator comments, which 2 do you find most bothersome?

That is not going to work.
6 (4.3%)
Tic toc, tic toc, oh, are you done trying crazy things?
69 (50%)
Who taught you that logic, Graham?
23 (16.7%)
Those two don't work together.
3 (2.2%)
You've gone insane, haven't you?
37 (26.8%)

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Voting closed: October 25, 2010, 03:21:34 PM

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Offline Novem

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Re: Narrator Poll - Specific Feedback Requested!
« Reply #60 on: October 03, 2010, 04:24:45 AM »
Some more generic answers don't change much. That's not the point. We want to see comprehensible responses.

One Example: Use lamp with stuffed bear.

TSL would say: You're crazy!

KQ6 says:



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« Reply #61 on: October 03, 2010, 07:59:57 AM »
Perfect example.

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« Reply #62 on: October 03, 2010, 08:32:14 AM »
Now why cant the TSL Narrator be like that, Simple and Intellegend ;)

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« Reply #63 on: October 03, 2010, 05:09:29 PM »
Plus, they're a bit long, though I do like the less sarcastic tone.

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Re: Narrator Poll - Specific Feedback Requested!
« Reply #64 on: October 03, 2010, 09:07:08 PM »
Woah! Is there anywhere we can watch a clip of your local news?

Sure.  :) You'll hear his voice at the very beginning and then at the 0:46 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGOS7CJAykU 

Some more generic answers don't change much. That's not the point. We want to see comprehensible responses.

One Example: Use lamp with stuffed bear.

TSL would say: You're crazy!

KQ6 says:



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Oh I had forgotten about that one.  :)  That was pretty good.

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« Reply #65 on: October 03, 2010, 10:44:30 PM »
Sure.  :) You'll hear his voice at the very beginning and then at the 0:46 mark.
I listened, but his voice sounds different now that it's not 1992! :( 

Thanks for sharing! :)
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« Reply #66 on: October 03, 2010, 11:15:53 PM »
It really depends on how they are read though.  All of those lines could EASILY be just as mocking as the ones currently in the game.  It'd be a lot safer to just go with some explicitly neutral responses and readings.  If the team is going to go out of their way to make these changes anyway, they'd want to make sure they were fixing it properly, rather than taking the risk that the "fix" could be just as bad as the original issue.
I suppose that's true, though I think that if given instructions to not mock the player with those lines, I think Amy could certainly pull it off. Some neutral answers would be good as well, but would you appreciate some snark that didn't make you feel like a loser? :P
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Re: Narrator Poll - Specific Feedback Requested!
« Reply #67 on: October 03, 2010, 11:40:12 PM »
It really depends on how they are read though.  All of those lines could EASILY be just as mocking as the ones currently in the game.  It'd be a lot safer to just go with some explicitly neutral responses and readings.  If the team is going to go out of their way to make these changes anyway, they'd want to make sure they were fixing it properly, rather than taking the risk that the "fix" could be just as bad as the original issue.
I suppose that's true, though I think that if given instructions to not mock the player with those lines, I think Amy could certainly pull it off. Some neutral answers would be good as well, but would you appreciate some snark that didn't make you feel like a loser? :P

A bit of chiding is okay--even the best Sierra KQ narrators did it on occasion (there are a few moments in KQ6 that I remember specifically) but they were pretty few and far between.

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« Reply #68 on: October 04, 2010, 06:49:49 AM »
Plus, the "chiding" remarks were specific to certain items, so the "chiding" could be targeted towards certain especially silly actions that don't make sense, as opposed having "chiding" remarks" upon virtually every non-fruitful action in TSL.
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« Reply #69 on: October 04, 2010, 09:18:50 AM »
Plus, the "chiding" remarks were specific to certain items, so the "chiding" could be targeted towards certain especially silly actions that don't make sense, as opposed having "chiding" remarks" upon virtually every non-fruitful action in TSL.

Yep.  That's the important difference.

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« Reply #70 on: October 04, 2010, 04:16:31 PM »
I listened, but his voice sounds different now that it's not 1992! :(
This is probably because in KQ6 his tone was gentle and very laid back, and as an announcer his tone is loud and snappy. Still full of awesome, though. :) Thanks for the clip, kyranthia! :)
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« Reply #71 on: October 05, 2010, 02:03:45 PM »
This is probably because in KQ6 his tone was gentle and very laid back, and as an announcer his tone is loud and snappy. Still full of awesome, though. :) Thanks for the clip, kyranthia! :)
He should make more money off of his voice by reading children's books on CD.  I could totally fall asleep to his King's Quest voice!

Robby Benson's, too.  I love the sound of that man's voice!  :sweetheart:
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« Reply #72 on: October 05, 2010, 05:00:14 PM »
Agreed and agreed. :)
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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« Reply #73 on: October 05, 2010, 05:03:12 PM »
Seconded.

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Re: Narrator Poll - Specific Feedback Requested!
« Reply #74 on: October 05, 2010, 09:21:34 PM »
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I listened, but his voice sounds different now that it's not 1992! :(
This is probably because in KQ6 his tone was gentle and very laid back, and as an announcer his tone is loud and snappy. Still full of awesome, though. :) Thanks for the clip, kyranthia! :)

You're welcome.  :)

I will say, his voice was laid back at times, though it could be pretty deep in some of the darker areas - like when Alexander encounters the Minotaur.

I like how a narrator will do that  - set the mood of the scene a bit more through inflection and tone.

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« Reply #75 on: October 05, 2010, 09:48:44 PM »
That's the sign of a good narrator, imo.
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Narrator Poll - Specific Feedback Requested!
« Reply #76 on: October 06, 2010, 02:04:27 PM »
Just give the option to cut Amy out all together and put a text box or window up.

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« Reply #77 on: October 06, 2010, 02:10:50 PM »
That option already exists. It's under audio options.

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