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Submitted by Pozzle 785d ago | opinion piece

Voice Acting and Zelda

ZD writes: Voice acting in Zelda. It’s one of the most heated debates in the series today, and it has been for quite some time. Many fans are opposed to seeing voice acting in the series, some even to the point of being vehemently resistant to it, convinced that it wouldn’t work no matter what. I can’t do anything to change someone’s mind if it’s made up, but I urge those of you that have read this far to read the rest of the article and take consideration to my points. (The Legend of Zelda, Wii, Wii U)

GraveLord  +   785d ago
I can do it too.

Music and MTV.
PopRocks359  +   785d ago
I am cool with this as long as Link stays mute. Kinda like what Naughty Dog did with Jak in Jak and Daxter.
dark-hollow  +   785d ago
seriously i think zelda games needs some decent voice acting, and skyward sword proved that.

they focused on the relationship between zelda and link but without voice acting you dont quite feel the connection.
Lord_Sloth  +   785d ago
Sure, why not. Casting Link? No problem. They can take the Valve approach and not write so much as a single line for their main character while nobody else shuts up for so much as 3 seconds.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   785d ago
Before LoZ:SS I would have agreed.

Now, I don't care, I think Nintendo could make voice acting work, but it is not necessary.

A pitfall of voice acting is bad casting. Either the words suck, the voice sucks, or the acting.
At least the LoZ:SS way allowed any imperfection to be filled in with my own expectation of the characters and human emotion.

Besides the model animations (director blockings) have all been very well done.
linkenski  +   784d ago
The problem for me is that i know we'll get these anime-generic english VO's that try to imitate the japanese voices, and it just becomes cheesy rather than convincing. Kid Icarus is the latest first-party nintendo game to have an attempt at full voice-overs and it delivers, because the script is good, and then fails a little because many of the actors make their voices too light as if they try to sound japanese.

And i don't think i would get used to hearing link scream "hurh!" instead of "screeaaaat!" when fighting. I just don't think nintendo has enough ambition in voice acting to make it good.
bangoskank  +   784d ago
Why do you people need voice overs in all of your video games? Use your imaginations. The pantomimes are funny and charming. They are a Zelda trademark and bring the characters to life(moreso than a lot of games with voice overs)in a minimalist way without overdoing it. I've been playing Zelda games for about 25 years and would stop if any characters were given full voice overs.
Chrono  +   784d ago
I think it's going to be a good addition but I think Link should remain a silent protagonist.

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