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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2007, 03:53:34 PM »
Also, I laughed out loud at this bit in Graham and Valanice's quarters when you click on the wardrobe:

Narrator: Valanice's clothes occupy most of it
Graham: That says a lot about my fashion style
Narrator: Please note, dear player, that I didn't say that myself
I'm wondering if there could be a way to say these lines without the narrator actually addressing the player. As it is now, it sort of takes you out of the world of Daventry and reminds you that you're only playing a game. However, it could just be me.

Hmm, I personally have no problem with that, and it is in fact part of the very reason it is funny. Great plays do that kind of thing all the time, in asides, for comedic effect. Just as long as it isn't done too often, i'm perfectly fine with it.

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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2008, 05:37:07 PM »
The narrator sounds great! i wish you could skip it though. it takes too long sometimes.

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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2008, 05:46:40 PM »
Yeah, it sometimes does take quite long.  I love the voice though.
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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2008, 05:59:11 PM »
I love when computer games have the narrator and main character interact a few times for comedic purposes. I believe it happens to great effect in games like Space Quest IV and Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2008, 08:35:21 PM »
The narrator sounds great! i wish you could skip it though. it takes too long sometimes.
You can actually, by either left-clicking or right-clicking during the narration.
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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2008, 08:39:05 PM »
Hmm, maybe it's the beta tester build that you couldn't skip, I seem to recall that.
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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2008, 11:43:30 AM »
I sure hope you can skip, if the narrator is going to be repeating themselves...
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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2008, 01:47:33 PM »
The narrator (Amy Kurylo) IS fantastic! And yes, you can skip dialog/narration (in all three versions, I believe) by clicking. You have to click outside the ChatHUD (the caption box), though.

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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2008, 03:09:34 PM »
Oh, that's my problem.
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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2008, 02:32:38 PM »
Its good, clear and dosnt sound like some random tramp of the street, its also good how she didnt narrate the parts for when you use your hand thingy on doors which dont open and it only shows the text at the bottom, only problem for me was that the entire demo lagged alot.
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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2008, 02:49:00 PM »
Well, I think that will be different on the real thing.
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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2008, 03:05:50 PM »
Well, I think that will be different on the real thing.

What the lagging or narration?
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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2008, 03:12:58 PM »
Narration.  I think the're will be more of a variety of things it says when you click stuff, and I think they'll have a voice.
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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2008, 03:26:44 PM »
What are the details of your computer (processor, operating system, RAM, video card), Seymour? I know some of the slow-ness has been fixed, but some older computers may have issues, especially if they don't have much RAM.

Its good, clear and dosnt sound like some random tramp of the street
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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2008, 03:47:30 PM »
Cool!  I like music!  Anyways, my system is really slow, I doesn't run tsl in hi res very well, it goes fine 16 bit colours, and 640X480. :P
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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2010, 08:41:19 AM »
Although I thought the narratress did a wonderful job, I didn't really like the dialogue so much; I felt like I was being talked down to a bit (that includes the written dialogue not just the spoken dialogue). And also like what Elessar mentioned, I felt like being addressed was a reminder that I was playing a game. I think I personally would prefer first-person narrative, and I think itís more comedic to have Graham poke fun at himself in thought for trying to grab at useless objects for example, rather than a separate entity.

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Re: Thoughts on the narrator
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2010, 05:58:57 PM »
Talking to yourself again, Graham? ;)
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