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The 3rd Birthday - Launch Trailer

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Pozzle2461d ago (Edited 2461d ago )

Hmmm...a bit disappointed with the voice acting. There's no doubt Yvonne Strahovsky and Jensen Ackles are both great voice actors, but their voices don't seem to fit this game. I don't know if it's because they're trying to match the Japanese mouth animations or if it's because of the awkward script, but it sounds so...stilted and unnatural.

With that being said, I wasn't a fan of the Japanese VAs either. Especially Aya's. I love Maaya Sakamoto, but her voice is far too light and chirpy for a character like Aya. When I think of a tough badass with a troubled past, I don't think "light and chirpy."

I just hope Square Enix haven't forgotten what type of character Aya is. I don't want another Metroid Other M situation.

I dunno...maybe that's just me though.

Troll-without-Bridge2460d ago

Metroid other M was the first time samus actually had a character, with fears, hopes, weaknesses and strengths, instead of the regular robotic 1 dimensional model.

Pozzle2460d ago (Edited 2460d ago )

But j because she was a more developed character, doesn't mean it was good development.
Give me tough, badass one-dimensional Samus over whiny, weak damsel-in-distress Samus any day.

Troll-without-Bridge2460d ago (Edited 2460d ago )

No it just means she HAD a character. The old samus was just a face on a model, it had no personality.

in other M she is not weak, she is strong, tough and determined, everything that showed fragility was part of flashbacks of her progress as a soldier during her youth. Im sorry for you if you think that makes a character weak. Talk about the american school of mentality: bad-ass no emotion= cool, Well developed, human character = lame.

Pozzle2460d ago

If you have a character who has been a badass with little emotion for over ten years, then decide to change that (regardless of whether it's in flashbacks or not), of course people are going to be upset. It's like suddenly turning Princess Peach into a gun-slinging shit-talker with a troubled past. Sure, she might have more personality, but it isn't Princess Peach anymore. Shitty example, but you get my point.

The same applies to Aya. She has always been the strong, silent badass type. Obviously I haven't played 3rd Birthday yet, but I'm a little wary of this delving into her personality and her past because it looks like her character has been changed to fit that plotline. I just hope I'm wrong about that.

p.s. I'm not American. But hooray for stereotyping, right?

Troll-without-Bridge2460d ago

Not really, if you have a character for 10 years which hasnt showed anything about themselves but has tremendous potential, as a fan i would expect some sort of new development to get to know said character. This isnt the 8 bit era anymore.

If you're not american it just leaves you out of excuses for that kind of mentality.

Inception2460d ago (Edited 2460d ago )

@Pozzle
Maybe you can play the game 1st before you gave the final judgement. Remember, this is the 1st game that Aya Brea (and other characters from Parasite Eve) had a voice in her / their dialogue. And for me, Yvone had a good voice that fit Aya's character. Even though i prefer the japanese one.

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rezzah2460d ago

Looks awesome, im gona buy it and look mroe into the storyline. Already saw the movie which was based off a novel. It was the prequel to the game series story.