Can Zelda Have Voice Acting? – A Podcast Special

Jakejames Lugo of The Koalition writes:

So not too long ago, I wrote up an editorial about The Legend of Zelda and how it can benefit from finally being given voice acting to it’s characters. If you haven’t already, you should read up on the original editorial and give your thoughts in the comments section. Since it has gone up on The Koalition, the topic has generated a lot of discussion on the site, as well as other spots with fans of the series and Nintendo faithful. Everyone has had their own opinions and ideals about the franchise, both pro-voice acting and against it.

Yet with all discussion going on with the subject, there was a bunch of comments and ideas that I felt needed to be explored more and addressed. So I got my Koalition colleague Tony Polanco to sit down with me and talk about voice acting and The Legend of Zelda series as a whole. And while I’m the more knowledgeable about the games themselves, Tony and I had a great talk about series evolving after being popular for more than 25 years, as well as what could possibly come next for Zelda.

It’s an interesting podcast special that Zelda fans, Nintendo faithful and all video game enthusiast are not going to want to miss.

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Romudeth1203d ago

Link should have a voice. This is 2014. No more mute protagonists.

HisRoyalFlyness1203d ago

People should be more concerned with having good protagonists first before making them talk

telekineticmantis1203d ago

So you're saying from 1186 to now, you still don't know whether link is a good character or not, because of the lack of depth in communication and exression due to him being mute? THANK YOU, this is exactly what I was saying. Not only that, but I'm gonna chalk up the lack of interesting non-generic dialogue we get from Zelda games, to the fact that having the player stand there and read all day makes the experience more stagnan. Completely draws you out of immersion seeing the character you're talking to hold an expression while you tap buttons to read the conversation.

-Foxtrot1203d ago

He should have a voice but it has to be done right

If they can't do that and get some lame cheesy sounding voice actor with most Japanese games with young protagonists then it would suck

Romudeth1203d ago

Agreed. The voice and the writing need to be right.

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lemoncake1202d ago

Yeah a lack of voiceovers is just unacceptable now, if it doesn't have it then it would feel like they cheaped out.

Venomousfatman1201d ago

He needs it TBH. It would make the newer games so much better and really give Nintnedo a push forward for doing something different and interesting with their franchises.

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HisRoyalFlyness1203d ago

It's nice to see an audio follow up after seeing the comments

Venomousfatman1201d ago

Glad you like it. We thought the discussion needed to keep going after getting such a big response from everyone. Its a good topic to look into, something that we all feel strongly about.

jaydonbatb1203d ago

I think it'd be an interesting development to his character if they gave him a voice.

-Foxtrot1203d ago (Edited 1203d ago )

I think they have to, it's the only way to advance the series in my opinion and it would bring in a new element to future stories as they will be able to be impacted by the characters emotions and dialogue.

I'm sick of seeing Link just standing there as someone is giving him a task without questioning it.

Lets not forget with voice acting the relationship between him and Zelda would be able to grow and would open up new doors to how they act on screen.

Now I'm not saying they need to talk all the time to the point where they don't shut up but they should do it where it's needed. Take a page out of Assassins Creed IIs book and combine English with their native language for the odd word here and there.

I really feel the only people who are against this are people who don't want to see change and feel like Nintendo wouldn't be able to pull it off. I think if they listen to fans on it's direction they would be fine.

Profexxion1203d ago

They're way behind on this. The franchise won't truly step forward without it.

GameBoyColor1203d ago

I doubt that voice acting will be a "step forward". if they do add VA and it completely sucks and isn't what people thought link would sound like... there would be so much hate. it could also do well though

double edged master sword theory

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