Should Link Speak? It’s a question that people have been asking since the Gamecube days...
Not unless spoken to..
Hyaa! He's a fine listener
People on N4G need a sense of humour, Beastly's comment gave me a good giggle.
I do think it's time to add Voice overs to Hyrule. But just not Link.
Don't start ruining Link next
To me, it wasn't her voice that ruined her, in fact she did speak before having a VA (speech bubbles). It's the things she said, along with her personality. Link, however, doesn't need VA regardless of how could it could possibly be.
@badz149. Well said. Thank you. No voices. Although I'm cool with npc's speaking up, but leave Link alone. Still reeling from Other M. Edit: and nopunctuation's first sentence sums it up quite nicely.
Lets not have another Other M. Silent protagonists lose all their mystery when they speak. That is what makes Claude from GTA 3 so awesome. If link were to speak they would probably make him sould like an english hobbit and no one wants that.
Lol just like how we dont want to hear more than a few catchphrases from a certain heavy accent italian plumber
Well given how much heat nintendo gets for sticking to its comfort zone, I think nintendo would get bawls points for going out on a limb and trying it. Hell if they can move the franchise from 2D to 3D successfully, why not try taking another step? And imagine if they pulled it off? There'd be a parade. I know what I'm saying is nostalgia shattering stuff, but that is what I think.
NO other m proved it its a no go the only characters that should speak = starfox and pit and other nintendo characters that have already spoken.
Well see the problem with your logic is the fact that nintendo didn't do other m, Team Ninja did. And Samus had spoken before that with speech bubbles. It was simply a case of poor scripting in Other M's case. Other M proves nothing. Just go to Ninja Theory's wiki page ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... look it over and tell me what games on there indicated they could handle scripting for any character such as Samus (here's a hint, their portfolio contains loads of ninja gaiden and dead or alive games. oh, and dead or alive xtreme beach volleyball).
No, because the fact that he can't speak is the only thing actually linking the character (link) to the user. He doesnt look like me, he isnt right handed like me, but at least I can use my imagination to make him have my voice.... Sounds lame I know, but its sorta like reading a book and then seeing the movie... Its not the same.
well excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me princess hahahaha sry couldn't resist ^_^ -the answer is no after what to metroid hell would freeze over if nintendo so much change a string of link hair
No. Just no....
Zelda has always been my fav Nintendo franchise. I say lets hear what it sounds like. creating a perfect voice for this character would be a chalenge, and I would like to hear how its creater thinks that voice sould sound. Let the game evolve people.
I agree, Id lie to hear his voice too beyond the "Yaaaa!" sword slash. If creatively done it could enhance the series, Yes Samus was screwed over but that what happenes when you let team ninja do such a historic franchise.
no way............ not after samus. not ever
even crysis 2 hero can't speak so stop making stupid ans usless post
Link doesn't have dialogue. He doesn't need to speak. Everyone else in Hyrule should speak though.
They already said they will NEVER have Link speak because they don't want people's perception of him over 25 years of gaming to be shattered by some dialog.
He does speak, it doesn't need to say anything else. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Only when Gordon Freeman does.
He should never speak. The fact he doesn't speak is one of the strong point of this series. Also, although the other characters can speak, Nintendo should never add voice acting. Leave the entire voiceless.
I wouldn't mind if everyone else spoke, but no link should not.
The poor voice over artist whose life would be ruined by death threats from then on
Played by actor Michael Cera...... ;P Ha.
Link, the awkward teenager!
I think characters around Link should speak, but Link himself................GOD NO!
Actually on Wind Waker during the parts where you have to make the little helpers follow you he says, 'Come on!' it's just really squeaky and sounds a lot like his usual grunts and yipes. I'm o.k. with that sort of thing. But voice over with Link having conversations? No thank you.
if he does speak, gamers will be angry. they won't like the way he sounds or it won't be the way they thought he'd "sound" when he talks. nintendo can't win either way.
link does speak...you just never see or hear it ;D
so he is a telepath?
No, But he can time travel =D....in some incarnations.
I always imagined Links voice is akin to a dog whistle, Only kidnap prone princesses, annoying fairies, needy, helpless Towspeople and inept wanabe Shadow overlords can here him :)
yes. people keep mentioning Other M, but that was a bad game in general. so I doubt they would skimp on the voices.
Wanderer didn't speak in Shadow of the Colossus because Team Ico/Famita Ueda knows how to tell a story using atmosphere. Link needs to speak...because the Zelda team does NOT.
Get off the horse and accept truth.
Link doesn't need to speak. It's everyone else that needs to speak.
Why the fuck not? He can already grunt and moan like wtf?
Some changes are for the better and some are for the worst. Adding a voice to Link is just a bad change.
should my ass start speaking all of a sudden? is it a good idea? you think it will have anything good to say? i think not!
No, you're ass would just talk a lot of shit.
I REST MY CASE....
no leave link as he is....if it isnt broke dont try and fix it
yes it's about that time
I though he just couldn't, you know, physically. Also and a bit off topic, but is it just me or do Nintendo characters come off as eunuchs....I don't know, been having a weird couple of weeks.....
I don't think it is possible for him to speak and me to not hate him... There really isn't a voice that fits him (except for occasional grunts and whines of course)
Nah he doesn't need to. We've seen a ton of strong silent protagonists in the past. Jak (for the first game anyways), Gordon Freeman, Master Chief (for the most part), etc. The townspeople and other NPCs, however, desperately need to finally get some spoken dialogue. It was acceptable in the N64 days, and tolerable on the Gamecube, but I don't think fans are going to be able to tolerate it come the Wii U.
Games with silent characters in general and dialogue bubbles have an old school feel to them that makes them somewhat unique and uncommon in gaming today. Maybe I just dont want to see a potentially good game ruined with terrible voice acting.
I wouldn't mind to hear him speak, no long monologues or anything but a few words here and there wouldn't be bad. I'd love to hear the rest of Hyrule speak though, especially ganon. Man, I can't wait for skyward sword, I really don't have high hopes for it but I just want to play a new Zelda game. I can't wait to see what the zelda game will like on the Wii U.
No, no he shouldn't.
He should definitely sound like Aladdin or Adult Simba
Justin Bieber is confirmed to be Link's voice over. I would have preferred Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Only if it's slam poetry jam-packed with racial slurs -- no one is safe.
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooo he shouldent leve him be. shit
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