Author Topic: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?  (Read 52427 times)

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #220 on: September 06, 2010, 02:48:15 AM »
In hindsight, I probably went a bit too far by putting in the "Cowabunga"  :P
Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says "But Doctor...I am Pagliacci." Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #221 on: September 06, 2010, 02:57:29 AM »
In hindsight, I probably went a bit too far by putting in the "Cowabunga"  :P

Eh, no worries. You got your point across.  ;D
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #222 on: September 06, 2010, 09:51:10 AM »
Also, I might be wrong, but is that an American midwestern accent I hear in the narrator's speech?
Yes - Wisconsin, in fact. :D

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #223 on: September 08, 2010, 04:03:31 AM »
Also, I might be wrong, but is that an American midwestern accent I hear in the narrator's speech?
Yes - Wisconsin, in fact. :D

OMG, are you the narrator?  I feel like I'm in the presence of a celebrity!!   :o  Well, if you are the narrator, I want to tell you I think you did a great job.  All the criticism is coming from a place of wanting to see the best product possible... nothing is a personal insult... and we think it's clear you put a lot of care into the narration performance.

Wow, I can't believe I guessed midwest accurately.  I'm on the west coast, but my freshman roommate was from Ohio, and you sounded a little like him!

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #224 on: September 08, 2010, 04:22:57 AM »
No, snabbott's not the narrator. For one thing, he's a guy  :P

Amy does occassionally post on the forums under the name auroraambria.
Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says "But Doctor...I am Pagliacci." Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #225 on: September 08, 2010, 04:53:39 AM »
Yeah, snabbot isn't the narrator, he's just very knowledgeable.
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #226 on: September 08, 2010, 08:17:41 AM »
No, snabbott's not the narrator. For one thing, he's a guy  :P

Amy does occassionally post on the forums under the name auroraambria.
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No, I'm not the narrator (and yes, I'm a guy). I do live in Wisconsin, though (but I'm originally from Ohio). I haven't actually met Amy, but I like her work a lot. I don't know if people realize it, but she's not just the narrator. She does the voices for some other characters, too - Titania, for example.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #227 on: September 18, 2010, 06:23:12 AM »
No, snabbott's not the narrator. For one thing, he's a guy  :P

Amy does occassionally post on the forums under the name auroraambria.
XD
No, I'm not the narrator (and yes, I'm a guy). I do live in Wisconsin, though (but I'm originally from Ohio). I haven't actually met Amy, but I like her work a lot. I don't know if people realize it, but she's not just the narrator. She does the voices for some other characters, too - Titania, for example.

Does she also do the vocals in the song that plays in the launch trailer?  I thought it sounded a little like her, but I wasn't sure.  (  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzDN6d03O3U  )

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #228 on: September 18, 2010, 06:35:51 AM »
Yup! "The Day You Were Gone" is indeed sung by Amy, she of the many talents. (Seriously--I love HER singing!)

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #229 on: September 19, 2010, 02:41:23 AM »
I enjoy the humor in the game.  However, I have stepped aside from _playing_ the game to post regarding this topic.  Hopefully you will find it constructive feedback. 

I will simply say that a specific set of 'narrations' is actually hindering my enjoyment of the game, which makes me sad panda.  And I suggest a solution...

However well a game is designed and written, people are going to try to do the "wrong" thing, and often.  It is the responses to these innocent missteps that can be received as grating, particularly since the player is already disappointed that their action has failed.

I suggest adding a game option, similar to "Short narrations", that would replace all witty fail responses ("Guards! Guards! ...", "Have you gone CRAZY! ...", "Graham is not THAT generous! ...", etc), with simple fail responses ("uh-uh", or "no").  Such responses have proven effective in other adventure games.

For myself, this option will turn the tide, so that I can once again look forward to Amy's beautiful narration with anticipation, rather than disquiet.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #230 on: September 19, 2010, 03:56:17 AM »
I'm actually just fine with the narrations...aside from one incident in ep. 2. I made the mistake of putting the hand icon on the sea. Anybody know what I'm talking about? Seriously, that was humorous for a minute, but for like 5 minutes? Totally unnecessary.

Btw, this game is an incredible achievement and I'm enjoying the heck out of it. I'm currently stuck on the nymphs.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #231 on: September 19, 2010, 06:30:49 AM »
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #232 on: September 19, 2010, 10:20:45 PM »
However well a game is designed and written, people are going to try to do the "wrong" thing, and often.  It is the responses to these innocent missteps that can be received as grating, particularly since the player is already disappointed that their action has failed.

I actually have to second madhattter's sentiment here. I thought the narrations were quite good, but whenever I made a mistake (and I made a LOT, because I try out many options), I felt like the narrator was really mean.  :'(

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #233 on: September 19, 2010, 10:23:21 PM »
I don't mean to reopen this can of worms, but I agree. Every one of her comments for a failed attempt at using an item on an object is sarcastic and/or jeering.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #234 on: September 19, 2010, 10:25:45 PM »
I can see how it could come across that way yes, but personally I prefer this a great deal to the constant red "x" from KQ5.
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #235 on: September 19, 2010, 10:28:52 PM »
I can see how it could come across that way yes, but personally I prefer this a great deal to the constant red "x" from KQ5.

Why do you automatically bring up the other extreme?  Nobody's saying they want NO narration for failed attempts, just that they don't want to be belittled, which is totally valid.  A simple, "that didn't work," or "perhaps Graham should try something else" would more than suffice.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #236 on: September 19, 2010, 10:34:18 PM »
I can see how it could come across that way yes, but personally I prefer this a great deal to the constant red "x" from KQ5.

When I played KQV for the first time after having played KQVI before, I was impressed by the clean efficiency of this system, actually.

What good does it serve to have the narrator say "no" in a long-winded way? It doesn't really add anything to the gameplay. I ended up learning his few responses and skipping them if I had to test several items on an object.

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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #237 on: September 20, 2010, 02:18:11 AM »
When i started Ep2 and heard this Manly Narrator talking about the Ingredient List, i Completly Forgot its Graham, it was like Two Diffrent Voices by the Same Guy, now that was Awsome.  ::)

Why cant Graham be the Narrator or have a Guy be the Narrator like the Simple Short one from KQ6. ;)

Heres an Idea, let TSL have Two Narrators and then in the Option Box, we can Decide to Listen to the Girl or the Guy Narrator.  :suffer:
I suggest adding a game option, similar to "Short narrations", that would replace all witty fail responses ("Guards! Guards! ...", "Have you gone CRAZY! ...", "Graham is not THAT generous! ...", etc)

For myself, this option will turn the tide, so that I can once again look forward to Amy's beautiful narration with anticipation, rather than disquiet.
I Completly Agree with this.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #238 on: September 20, 2010, 08:49:00 AM »
Keep in mind that having an option for a totally different narrator would require LOTS of line recording so that's not going to happen.

We might be able to tweak the way the narrator gets after you for trying things that don't work but I can't make any promises there.  I'll bring it up though.
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Re: Is TSL Narrator the new Cedric?
« Reply #239 on: September 20, 2010, 09:03:37 AM »
I appreciate that; thank you.

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