How far off are we from an RPG that

#1HeyItsZantPosted 5/3/2013 7:30:46 PM
Features NPC's that react to player-typed dialogue? For example, instead of choosing from a list of options for dialogue like in Skyrim and other RPG's, you type what you say and the NPC responds accordingly. It's definitely possible, and can be done well. Will it ever exist?
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#2VasDeferensPosted 5/3/2013 7:32:43 PM
It'll probably be all text at first . So many possible combinations of questions and replies for it to be fully voice acted .
#3pinky0926Posted 5/3/2013 7:34:39 PM
How many dialogue options would voice actors have to provide for that?
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#4HeyItsZant(Topic Creator)Posted 5/3/2013 7:35:41 PM(edited)
VasDeferens posted...
It'll probably be all text at first . So many possible combinations of questions and replies for it to be fully voice acted .


Yeah...but look how far techonology has come over the years. Just 10 years ago voice acting was brand new. Now it's excellent in some games. 10 years from now it could be possible.
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#5HoonDingPosted 5/3/2013 7:35:39 PM
From: VasDeferens | #002
It'll probably be all text at first . So many possible combinations of questions and replies for it to be fully voice acted .


This, although I don't think we'll get anything more intelligent than a chat bot.
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#6YigPwnsFacePosted 5/3/2013 7:35:47 PM
Sounds oddly like D&D...
#7TimJabPosted 5/3/2013 7:51:20 PM
I don't know, the commentary voiceovers in sports games are pretty impressive in their customization. If Peyton Manning throws a 37 yard pass to Eric Decker to the 25 yard line and he gets tackled by Ed Reed, it processes all of that in real time and the announcer spits it out.
#8MC2011Posted 5/3/2013 7:58:53 PM
So essentially like all those chat bots out there.

Just wait until they refine a way for NPCs to respond to player spoken dialogue. Screw having to type it out when you can just speak it into a microphone.

Actually, screw having to speak it when you can just select a default option to get to the point quicker. :3 (I kid, I kid. I know it's all about immersion)
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#9Dreadsword101Posted 5/3/2013 8:00:07 PM(edited)
The day that happens is the day when A.I.s declare that humanity consists of worthless scumbags and decide to exterminate them.
#10HoonDingPosted 5/3/2013 8:03:01 PM
From: HeyItsZant | #004
Yeah...but look how far techonology has come over the years. Just 10 years ago voice acting was brand new. Now it's excellent in some games. 10 years from now it could be possible.


Recorded dialogue is one thing. Even snippets of dialogue put together to "fill in the blanks", like sports games or ARMA II can work without sounding choppy, to an extent.

But the day computerized voices can replace professional flesh-and-blood voice actors is the day I give up on trying to get into show business at all, technical or performance, and become a garbage collector instead. Unless of course robots take all of those jobs too. To be blunt, I don't think that will ever happen.
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