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Offline sahara

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Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« on: July 18, 2010, 08:31:15 PM »
Comparing TSL's sarcastic, mocking narrator to original KQ narrators might not be the most appropriate analogy.  Due to the TSL narrator's ability to get under the player's skin and provide a distracting and sometimes unnecessary presence, I think a comparison to Cedric "Poisonous Snake" Owl is more apt.  

See here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F64wDQJLWMQ

This is not meant as a personal criticism of anyone, but simply to comment on an aspect of TSL that I found problematic.
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 08:54:01 PM »
Comparing TSL's sarcastic, mocking narrator to original KQ narrators might not be the most appropriate analogy.  For the TSL narrator's ability to get under the player's skin and provide a distracting and unnecessary presence, I think a comparison to Cedric "Poisonous Snake" Owl is more apt.  

See here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F64wDQJLWMQ

This is not meant as a personal criticism of anyone, but simply to comment on an aspect of TSL that I found problematic.

I didn't mind her voice, or the content of her narration.  I actually found it pretty soothing.  That video is awesome, though.
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 08:55:51 PM »
Unsurprisingly, I totally disagree about our narrator, but yes, that video is hilarious. :)

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2010, 09:23:12 PM »
Indeed. The narrator is annoying in many ways.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010, 10:11:05 PM »
Video is funny but personally I love Amy's narration.
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2010, 11:20:25 PM »
I'm with Katie and Wilco... I like the narrator (which probably shouldn't come as a surprise).
 
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The Perfect Narrator - Short and Straight to the Point
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2010, 05:56:04 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPLFol0Gh-E&feature=related

I like the Girl Narrator, but she is Whiny and will start to Annoy People in the rest of the Episodes.
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2010, 05:58:34 AM »
That last one was the best. ^_^
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Re: The Perfect Narrator - Short and Straight to the Point
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2010, 05:58:39 AM »
The KQ6 narrator was the best narrator in the entire KQ series :).

Heh heh, I like the bit that it shows how dangerous the waters around the islands are :) (ya I'm thinking of Graham and TSL here).
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2010, 06:08:22 AM »
I like Cedric. Its highly unfair to compare TSL's narrator to him. She is far more annoying to me (but wouldn't necessarily be so if she was narrating Space Quest). I can't stand the fourth-wall breaking jokes, and her nattering about real world things and pop culture...

However, this is not the fault of the narrator, but the dialogue she was given...
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Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2010, 06:23:58 AM »
I like Cedric.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2010, 06:44:45 AM »
Cedric is one of those characters people either love or they hate, there is very little middle ground.
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2010, 06:48:12 AM »
I like Cedric.

I stopped reading there  ;)

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Actually, I like Cedric too. Fried, barbecued, roasted...
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2010, 07:39:47 AM »
Backstory wise he might actually be Archemedes the Owl, and I like Archemedes too :). Loves Sword in the Stone.
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2010, 07:57:12 AM »
My word of the day is now "nattering."  It replaces catty-wompus, at least for now.
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2010, 07:58:28 AM »
Hah hah,  ;D
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Re: The Perfect Narrator - Short and Straight to the Point
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2010, 09:31:28 AM »
Yes, the KQ6 narrator is a gifted actor.  No doubt about it.  The descriptions are also well-written.  One way the KQ6 narration would have been better, though, is if it didn't pause the game.  It would have been nice if you could have continued walking around while the narration was speaking, but maybe there were design limitations involved.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2010, 09:32:43 AM »
You know what the TSL narrator reminds me of?  A nagging wife, particularly when she scolds or mocks the player for simply trying to explore the game.  I hope no one takes that as a sexist remark, because that's not how it's meant.  But it's true... it's like the game comes with a built-in nagging wife to constantly tell you how stupid you are!!  ack!      :o
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Re: The Perfect Narrator - Short and Straight to the Point
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2010, 09:36:44 AM »
I'm merging this topic into the thread over in Fan Feedback....
 
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2010, 09:38:55 AM »
I wouldn't say she's meant to be mocking or scolding the player, more like she's poking fun at the adventure game genre period.
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