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Submitted by disgaeapuchi 1151d ago | news

Rising Star Games to ditch English voices in Virtue’s Last Reward

"Well this is a bit disappointing. After we praised Aksys Games’ decision to ship Virtue’s Last Reward with dual languages – English and Japanese – it turns out publishers Rising Star Games are only including Japanese voices in the European version of the game (with English subtitles)." (3DS, Culture, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward)

DivineAssault  +   1151d ago
Thats stupid as hell.. To save a quick buck, make a game less enjoyable? smh.. So do they need to give voice actors royalties from each region? u would think they get a flat percentage of all units sold.. Sorry Europe 3DS owners.. I downloaded the demo on vita & the voices sound great.. Not cheap.. Anyone whos played tales of vesperia, a lot of those voice actors are in this
PS3Freak  +   1151d ago
That's cool, English voice overs are often really bad.

When they are done well it's great, but if they aren't done right, It can be unbearable.
amaguli  +   1151d ago
Going by the Vita demo, the English voice overs were great.
PS3Freak  +   1151d ago
Well that's unfortunate then, I hadn't heard them so I was just going off past experience.
pain777pas  +   1151d ago
I had to chime in because not only were the voice actors quite good I am going to get this game. Totally sold on the genre. I know this is a one and done to replay with different outcomes but I thoroughly enjoyed the demo even more than the Silent hill demo this week. For those on the fence depending on the price this looks like a day 1.
krontaar  +   1151d ago
But why? The english voices are already recorded and are in the North american version of the game. Why would they take them out?
kingdavid  +   1151d ago
Its not a big problem if you are getting the vita version. Just buy the american version instead.

Feel sorry for European 3ds users however.
cfountain  +   1151d ago
I played the Vita demo and every thing sounded great when it ca,e to the voice work. Sucks for you guys in Europe. But if you have a Vita you can always import it since the Vita is region-free.
omarzy  +   1151d ago
People play Japanese games in English by choice?
Hicken  +   1151d ago
Some people do. I like to at least hear how they sound, though I tend to play with the Japanese voices where available. ATLUS, NIS, and other such games generally (with a few exceptions) have good voice acting, so I don't mind them in English. I prefer the English cast in the BlazBlue games, as well, though there's nothing wrong with the Japanese cast(fell in love with Cristina Vee as Noel).

It really just depends.
Deadpool616  +   1151d ago
Glad to see some people here appreciate good English voice acting. Usually when I read comments, English voice acting is bad by default and the Japanese VA's are held in high regards.

I can understand why people prefer the Japanese language when the content is related to Japanese culture, that makes sense to me. When anime/games with a Western influences are trashed for not speaking Japanese, that I have a problem with...unless the voice acting is really terrible. Cowboy Bebop and Trigun are two good examples of excellent Western influenced anime with great English voice acting.
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3-4-5  +   1151d ago
I actually like reading txt. That way I can reread if it's a lot and digest at my own pace. That and most voice acting is garbage. I don't mind the japanese

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