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Re: Death by narration?
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2011, 03:09:36 PM »
Hmm, can I glean that you even prefer the professional actor in MOE over KQ7 Graham? ...or am I reading too much into it?

Josh Mandel is the best of course, ;)...at least I'm more nostalgic towards his version. The reason why they didn't use him in KQ7 and KQ8 was apparently due to Actor's Guild union rules, it would have been some kind of breach for them to use non-guild actors...

BTW, the KQ7 actor is Denny Delk, you would know him better as Murray the Demonic Talking Skull in Monkey Island series.
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: Death by narration?
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2011, 03:14:08 PM »
I prefer the TSL version of Graham. Jason Michael Victor got Graham spot on in my opinion... His voice fits the look of TSL's Graham perfectly.
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Re: Death by narration?
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2011, 03:20:16 PM »
Well, I was mainly focusing on the official voice overs, no intended insult to the actor in TSL. He is excellent. Imo, one of the strongest voices in TSL so far (I have no criticism for him at all, compared to some of the other chosen voices).
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: Death by narration?
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2011, 03:22:49 PM »
Ugh. That KQ7 Graham is horrible. :no:

It seems the ending or a major scene from a later episode (involving Shadrack), is in the files as well in the "Ocean" folder. Be careful if you want to avoid spoilers.
Geh, so many questions...

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BTW, the KQ7 actor is Denny Delk, you would know him better as Murray the Demonic Talking Skull in Monkey Island series.
He did an awesome job with Murray though then :D

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Re: Death by narration?
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2011, 03:23:53 PM »
I know Tessspoon... It makes me want to put up some of the info on the Omnipedia already (well timeline related quotes). But I'll avoid doing that so people aren't spoiled. I seriously can't wait to play episode 3 though. ...I could really use a new Four Winds article with substance to tie me over (the Crispin editorials are funny, but don't really give any insights into the game's backstory).
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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: Death by narration?
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2011, 03:25:07 PM »
I know Tessspoon... It makes me want to put up some of the info on the Companion already (well timeline related quotes). But I'll avoid doing that so people aren't spoiled. I seriously can't wait to play episode 3 though. ...I could really use a new Four Winds article with substance (the Crispin editorials are funny, but don't really give any insights into the game's backstory).

Well, we are working on some things behind the scenes... You'll just have to wait though. Good articles take time.
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Re: Death by narration?
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2011, 03:52:42 PM »
Wonders if I should include the Graham being tormented by POS team for the 'last five years' onto the TSL timeline? ;) :suffer: :suffer: :suffer:.
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: Death by narration?
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2011, 04:14:06 PM »
LOL, he can't prove anything!

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Re: Death by narration?
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2011, 09:42:29 PM »
Hmm, can I glean that you even prefer the professional actor in MOE over KQ7 Graham? ...or am I reading too much into it?

Josh Mandel is the best of course, ;)...at least I'm more nostalgic towards his version. The reason why they didn't use him in KQ7 and KQ8 was apparently due to Actor's Guild union rules, it would have been some kind of breach for them to use non-guild actors...

BTW, the KQ7 actor is Denny Delk, you would know him better as Murray the Demonic Talking Skull in Monkey Island series.

Well, I definitely don't remember what the MOE Graham actor sounds like, so I can't comment, but probably yes.  :)

I like Josh Mandel as Graham, too, amateurish though it was.  :)  There was something endearing about those old programmer voice overs.  :)  For the most part, I much prefer them to a lot of the over-acted CRAP we see in games nowadays.

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Re: Death by narration?
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2011, 09:50:58 PM »
MOE's Graham, btw, has the faux british accent, that most of the humans have in that game (the style of speech is closer to the Graham from Hoyle 1 if someone's trying to keep track). "Ye and thoughs". Its very different. Seems to be all part of MOE's tolkien/epic fantasy theme.
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: Death by narration?
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2011, 09:55:22 PM »
MOE's Graham, btw, has the faux british accent, that most of the humans have in that game (the style of speech is closer to the Graham from Hoyle 1 if someone's trying to keep track). "Ye and thoughs". Its very different. Seems to be all part of MOE's tolkien/epic fantasy theme.

Ugh the Graham from Hoyle - not okay.
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Re: Death by narration?
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2011, 10:12:11 PM »
The Graham in Hoyle isn't even "voice acted" though. It's only text. The character conversations in that game are entertaining to say the least. I love the conversations between Graham and Roger, and Roger and Rosella in that game. They are actually well written, and king's questy. Alot of nods/references to the early games in the series.

As for MOE, no one really knows why Roberta chose faux english voice casting in MOE. I asked Mark Seibert, who helped with the casting, and he doesn't even know, why Roberta went that direction. His speculation was at least for Graham, having it, was maybe because other characters had been casted with that accent.
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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: Death by narration?
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2011, 10:17:36 PM »
Here are the Hoyle 1 quotes;
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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: Death by narration?
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2011, 10:19:23 PM »
Hmmm, I clicked the link and it said that content needs to be added. :(
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Re: Death by narration?
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2011, 11:14:01 PM »
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Re: Death by narration?
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2011, 09:43:22 PM »
the question is... what would we do without the internet. I don't know how we managed before.


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Re: Death by narration?
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2011, 09:47:44 PM »
the question is... what would we do without the internet. I don't know how we managed before.

I only lived in the time of the internet, but let me tell you: I'm so happy dial-up is gone. That sound still gives me nightmares to this day...
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