Submitted by Wolfie 1413d ago | video

Silent Hill 2 vs HD Collection: Voice Acting

Check out the video comparison between SH2 and SH: HD Collection. (gamescom, PS3, Silent Hill HD Collection, Xbox 360)

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Kamikaze135  +   1413d ago
I like the new voice acting a lot more. The voices fit the characters much better and they have more emotion to them, imo
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jc48573  +   1413d ago
Not too sure....I'm getting a lot of mixed feelings that is kinda hard to stomach. I'm getting this ????????????? Not saying I'm hating it, but I don't think it's very good either.
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Andronix  +   1413d ago
The new sounds too OTT - and I haven't played the originals.
I haven't played the original games.

I watched the video, then listened to it without looking at my screen. The originals have character and the first woman's voice has a unique quality. In the second video it all sounds like a bad radio play, with OTT acting that doesn't come from the inside.

As gamers we don't notice great voice-acting. Nathan Drake, Commander Shepard etc. But this HD edition's voice acting sounds half-hearted.
PSfan09  +   1413d ago
i rather read the text, that was too awful to get into
VsAssassin  +   1413d ago
Maria/Mary's voice got to deep in my opinion. For Maria, the sultry, deep voice works. For Mary, not so much. I guess they couldn't have different voice actors for each since Mary and Maria are... (no spoilers).

Eddie's voice is good. However, the playful, childish voice was better.
Pozzle  +   1413d ago
Exactly. Eddie is supposed to sound playful and childish. That's what makes him such a creepy character. He talks about killing in such an immature, childish way. It's...disturbing.
Skateboard  +   1413d ago
You hit the nail on the head. The childish way he is acting with that face is very disturbing.
Fez  +   1413d ago
Nice spoiler there... I'm pretty sure I know what you implied and I've never played the game. LoL
Pozzle  +   1413d ago
Whatever you think they spoiled is probably waaaaaaaay off. SH2 has some pretty fucked up twists. Even if you know what's going to happen. :D :D
ElementX  +   1413d ago
I never play the original games so I don't have anything to complain about this time around.
DlocDaBudSmoka  +   1413d ago
not sure who disagreed with you, but i agree with you. i nvr played the games b4 so i wouldnt know if the new VO is good or not.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1413d ago
their both bad in my opinion xD
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Quagmire  +   1413d ago
Hmm, they both have terrible voice acting, but the remake sounds more...believable, and less comical.
Mr Tretton  +   1413d ago
Most of the voices all sound deeper and darker. Maybe it makes the game more grim in the long run from hearing people speak in darker tones.
CrescentFang  +   1413d ago
I've never played the originals and I've only watched my cousin play them back in the day. I kind of like both the old and the new one. I hope they will give us options though... it's always good to have the option to change it.
Wasn't the first Mary clip suppose to be a video James was watching? (or was it a flash back?). Because in the newer one, all they really did was remove that static (or whatever it was) and make her voice sound clearer.
HINDERIZATION  +   1413d ago
They should have kept James's original voice...
The other characters are mixed feelings... they didn't sound good or bad.
sarshelyam  +   1413d ago
You prefer naive robot James eh? No sir, not me...I'll take the new James any day.
HINDERIZATION  +   1413d ago
the deeper voice doesn't match james's appearance or personality at all.
Knushwood Butt  +   1413d ago
I wasn't too keen on the new ones at the start of the clip, but then it came to James...

No. No. No.

Sorry, but I'll keep my PS2 games and play them on my fat PS3 instead. Save myself some cash in the process.
sarshelyam  +   1413d ago
He sounded like a robot in the original...it was so...forced.
Knushwood Butt  +   1413d ago
It doesn't sound natural for sure, but it's not supposed to: the guy's seriously messed up.

He certainly shouldn't sound like some cheapo David Hayter impersonator.
Breadisgood  +   1413d ago
I'm not too keen on James' the voice, the rest were ok though.
ScubaSteve1  +   1413d ago
omg what has konami done
Jakev5253  +   1413d ago
the only voice that was kinda ok was james imo. i hate the new mary
user858621  +   1413d ago
the new voices sound obviously recorded, its like the voices from a smackdown vs raw game :/...
zackacloud  +   1413d ago
Please Enable old voices even if I should play new game+ to enable it.
Quagmire  +   1413d ago
Konami: "Cost too much. You buy now. You have fun. Stop the complaining"
Happythedog  +   1413d ago
Original is better and I haven't played the original at all.
Pozzle  +   1413d ago
Hmmm...I know Silent Hill 2 doesn't have the best voice acting, but I actually think they made it WORSE.

Maria is the one that bothers me the most. The point of that scene is that is hints towards Maria not quite being what she appears to be. Not only has is she miraculously alive after being attacked, but she also keeps switching voices and moods, which makes the players question whether she really is Mary or not. The new voice doesn't really portray that. It doesn't sounds quite "crazy" enough.
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Ethereal  +   1413d ago
Very interesting. They sound more believable but is that a good thing?
oldfriend86  +   1413d ago
I believe that was the charm of the original game to have weird voice acting. If you replay the game and meet up with Angela for the first time, the dialogue is a little painful.

But I've been playing SH2 all these years and those voices have pretty much been ingrained into my mind. Even if these new voice actors sound more believable, I'm not sure if I can accept the change.

And I'm going to miss Eddie's voice. >.<
sarshelyam  +   1413d ago
I can agree on Eddie's voice, but James was too robotic for me to take seriously, and it sort of muddied my experience.

New James sounds pretty great!
mac_sparrow  +   1413d ago
Glad I cancelled my pre-order after finding out there's no SH4.

Good job I have the originals, personally I found almost all of the new voice work to be unbearable, Eddie and Maria's voices don't fir the characters at all.
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chidori666  +   1413d ago
new VA sucks balls.
krautgamer  +   1413d ago
i´ve never played silent hill 2 before so it doesn´t matter to me that much
clockworkrazor  +   1413d ago
As a long time fan of Silent Hill at first I found the new VA a bit off. but with all the new tech and sound systems Im thinking the new VA and music background will resonate better with those new to the Silent Hill games.

I do prefer james original voice over but whats in the new HD editions isnt bad and actually seems to make the characters more real.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1413d ago
Yes they sound more real but most SH fans of course will disagree because they dont like it anyway.
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e-p-ayeaH  +   1413d ago
lol never played SH2 but james old voice was pretty awful you blinded SH fans.
Megaplaynate  +   1413d ago
When you've been playing a game for a long time, you get used to the characters and their voices, even if you were to add better VA it simply wouldn't fit because you already know the characters, it's like changing voices in RE4, even if you don't like the original voices (I kinda like leon's but ashley's is annoying) you still grew attached to them, that's why i don't want new VA in SH even if it's better (it's not) besides the only reason Konami is doing this is because they don't want to pay the voice actors and coming from a big company that's just low.
Ramas  +   1413d ago
original voice acting much much better then new
codyjyork  +   1412d ago
i puked alittle in the mouth....

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