Everyone is speculating about how the FFVII Remake is going to change from the original, but has anyone thought about the voices?
To be fair, most of the voice actors from Advent Children have improved since that movie came out. Though of course some are still a little awkward (I'm looking at you Aerith and Cait Sith!)
What about Andrea Bowen?? She did the voice for Aerith in Crisis Core...i thought that was really good :) https://www.youtube.com/wat...
I totally forgot about Andrea Bowen. She was great in Crisis Core...despite some of the awkward dialogue she was given ("Not quite. Church in the slums" always makes me lol)) I'm not sure what Square's casting directors were thinking when they chose Mena Suvari (who isn't even a voice actor as far as I know) for Advent Children but I'm glad they realized their mistake and changed it. I'd hate to see her bland monotone butcher Aerith's voice again in the remake.
I want subs, with the original language. If they can't offer that with the western release, than just make sure the Japanese/Asian release has the English subs, so people like me have the choice to import it.
I thought most of the voice actors were fine, but they had some bad direction in how to deliver their lines. The original cast outside of Tifa and Cloud had so few lines that were more one liners for action sequences that it's really hard to judge. I'd prefer the game be voiced for the main part of the story. Leaving the subs option would be great for those that prefer the Japanese voices.
"FFVII Remake: Dubbed, Subbed, or Silent?" If silent is your thing, I guess you could lower the voice volume and enable subtitles. And also Just leave the sound effects and music volumes alone. That might work for you.
As a person who watched a shit ton of anime in his day, I can say for certainty that in almost every instance, the japanese voices are ALWAYS better than the english ones. Subtitles are such a bitch though haha.
DBZ beg to differ. The Japanese VA is really annoying against the cool English VA.
I agree but DBZ is literally the only one I can think of thats like that lol.
Yeah the Japanese voices in DBZ are terrible and that's saying something because the dubbed voices were also bad! I usually prefer Japanese voiceovers ANY day but there are a few rare exceptions, like Cowboy Bebop. I think Japanese voiceovers would go best with this.
Cowboy beebop as well.
Actually, english VA in DBZ is even worse than the japanese one. I almost never choose japanese voices in games, since I like to understand what I'm hearing, and since english is not my native language I'm not as sensitive to bad VA. But DBZ english VA is so bad that the first thing I do when playing a new DBZ game is go to the options screen and change the voices to japanese.
Berserk probably has the best English Dub I've ever heard in an anime.
Not always. Cowboy Bebop's english dub surpassed the original without doubt.
I didn't think the Advent Children voice actors were all that bad, I'd be extremely comfortable with them reprising those roles, probably with infinitely better coaching and writing and all the resources a game this important will bring
Ugh the English voice acting was a hot mess in AC imo. The Japanese sounded great though, however in the context of the game I would honestly be 100% down for an all silent take similar to the original, that way they could highlight the hopefully full orchestral redone OST.
its going to be dubbed for western audiences. I would like the option to toggle between the original VO track with subs, and the english dub. Honestly i just want to play this game, and I am happy it is actually happening =D
Lets hope its dubbed with some more talented voice actors. They know its a big deal so I'm sure there will be a lot of thought going into this development. Is there a way to see if they are casting for voice actors through some kind of VA casting call?
I always liked the silent aspect so I could put my own voices in. And it got me more involved in the story when I was younger. I never liked to read books so I always played RPG's for the reading.
Wow...I never even stopped to consider this to be quite honest. I'm not sure...
George Newbern commands me to play it with dubs... O.O
why not all? give us options, let the player decide.
luv ya dude. but yea, why not have all, japanese and english dub as well as classic text boxes with the appropriate dut dut computer sounds. obviously they wont do this, but hopefully others will learn to do this. playing ffx on my vita and i sometimes feel like i want proper classic textboxes instead of subtitles.
thank you. it would be a lovely small surprise but of some significance to fans and I don't think it takes much time or resources to achieve. FFVII remake is a gift, a reward to the gamers' perseverance so why not make it the most perfect remake?
Since it looks like Square is going for a complete remake rather than just an HD remake, I can definitely see them dubbing it in both english and japanese.
i can say that dubbed advent children was ok, nothing more, nothing less. obviously we can compare it to anime and cowboy bebop is always gonna be the legendary dub where i can say the dub is better thoguh the original is phenominal aswell. now back to video game world, ffx had the laughable laughing scene with yuna and tidus. ff movie had hollywood cast which was pretty decent but stereotypical. xii had a great dub spoilt by compression, but those medieval type setting always had pretty decent english dubs. ffxiii had brilliant anime style dubbing. so i really do have confident with the dubbing of ffvii remake. but why shoule we have a choice, why not japanese voice with subs, eng dub and also a silent option with the dut dut morse code type sounds? fuck it make it for everyone?
Subbed all the way!
Stupid questions needs stupid answers. Silent?? are you serious?? all final fantasy since since 2000 has voice overs now especially acclaimed ones like FFX. We are in the 8th gen of consoles in the year 2015. With beautiful graphics why would you still stick to the text only speech of characters. Zelda is a different story, characters do not speak but just mumbles things but seems fine. Just like nomura said, if you still want the very same thing, just play the old one. gosh people. Of course it will be dubbed. English for english speaking people and japanese for japan like Advent children, dirge of cerberus and crisis core all has voice overs.
Lol im almost surprised that people arn't complaining that Clouds hair is not as spikey as it was in the original. I really cant believe some questions or possible complaints FF fans have about the remake.
I'm not sure those are all FF fans, or they're fans of FF games other than FF7. Having questions is fine, given we don't know a lot about how they're going to handle the remake, but I do see people getting mad that SE hasn't answered the thousands of questions that have come out. I think it's fine to speculate on what may come, and it's OK if people put forth what they want from the game, but they shouldn't set up all their hopes that that would happen. Since the game is a year into production, they probably already know how they'll handle game play...which seems to be one of the bigger topics of discussion. Complaints it's a bit early for people to really have them. So little was shown, and since no one knows what is what besides the producers of the game, there really isn't anything to complain about...although the hair could be a thing, since that was shown in the trailer.
Voices on rpgs aren't really necessary ,if the Mana series ,parasite eve and even Final fantasy dont even need it in the past to be gems to their fans ,they can do it again ,with a little % on voice acting only of cg will lower the cost and they can invest more money and time on game play FF is more about game play and exploring the world,if they start to invest on voice acting the game play will suffer a lot like FF 13 did.
It depends on how they're handled. Most of the cut scenes in FF7 were more establishing shots, or transitional shots, with the occasional action sequence thrown in. For those you don't need voices. For the ones that were more part of the story, like say Aerith's death and subsequent "burial", the emotions were played out through the expressions on the characters faces. However the entire narrative took place in the game environment through menus. Since a lot of that text which could take several minutes(or ten at times) to read at times could be handled in voice in less than a minute during a transitional scene, it would work out better since apparently people today have ADD and can't sit and read anymore. Movie scenes with voice can also help develop the characters better, and give a stronger connection to the user as emotions can be played out better through visuals and voice than in text dialogue. There's also a lot of dialogue that can happen during exploration which in past games would be an interruption to that exploration...and that has been a common thing to do in more recent years.
Silent that will cut the cost of voice actors ,maybe they can make it silent in game play and use only voice actors on cg.They have to make it big they already have competition with open world rpgs.
Don't think budget is a concern on this game. They aren't going to be looking at cutting a rather inconsequential percentage of the budget like that. The graphics work alone will probably be in the 30 million dollar range to produce. Heck that trailer alone was easily $500K if they were using already produced assets they intend to use in the game.
give me an option to pick either 3
FF VII Remake is the game that I never thought would come and almost didn't want to purely because of expectations. Now? Eh, I'd rather see some gameplay first. We've already seen flashy CG trailers before.
im fine subbed
Well if people want it silent they can just mute it during any talking
Whatever happens not everybody is going to be happy.
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