Why did they cheap out on the voice acting?

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User Info: kah

kah
3 years ago#1
You are already paying for people to come into the studio...then you just have them record a series of grunts and generic lines to go alongside text? It reeks of amateur. Are voice actors really that expensive? I mean the amount of dialogue in this game is so small it would take a person what, 3 hours, 4 hours tops to do a major character's role?

So you can't pay a dozen people a day's pay to do some voiceover work? How much are you really saving since you had to hire them to do voices anyway? Hell, if I was a VA and had to fly somewhere for a gig I would just offer to do the voices at a discount. So weird to just half-ass it this way.

User Info: EmblemWarrior

EmblemWarrior
3 years ago#2
ANd how much voice acting are they going to cram onto one cart/Download?
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User Info: RyoKaiba

RyoKaiba
3 years ago#3
It's rather impressive for a handheld. If you don't realize that then... well, no helping you.
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User Info: RedMageKirby

RedMageKirby
3 years ago#4
It's the style they went with, it's not cheaping out. It's fairly common in voiced RPGs.
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User Info: SalsaSavant

SalsaSavant
3 years ago#5
1st of all, you can customize your character, and give him/her different names.
2nd, it would take weeks for some characters. Look at the sheer number of supports for MU.
3rd, keep the download small.
4th, it's a common style in RPGs.
5th, this is pretty standard for handhelds.
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User Info: Raltrios

Raltrios
3 years ago#6
Very few FE games have had voices of any kind. I'm grateful for what we've got here as it adds another layer of depth and personality to the characters. Though I admit it does throw me off when they 'say' one thing and 'text' another...
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User Info: rhys855

rhys855
3 years ago#7
RyoKaiba posted...
It's rather impressive for a handheld. If you don't realize that then... well, no helping you.


This.

If i recall we have numerous AAA voice actors for both English and Japanese.
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User Info: BlackBloodDrago

BlackBloodDrago
3 years ago#8
Kid Icarus has amazing voice acting(best voice acting on a handheald ever!), they sure as hell didn't cheap out on that, they could've done the same here.
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User Info: Paradox421

Paradox421
3 years ago#9
BlackBloodDrago posted...
Kid Icarus has amazing voice acting(best voice acting on a handheald ever!), they sure as hell didn't cheap out on that, they could've done the same here.


Right, but Kid Icarus doesn't have lots of beautiful cutscenes that probably take up a majority of the cartridge space.
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User Info: FujibayashiSuzu

FujibayashiSuzu
3 years ago#10
BlackBloodDrago posted...
Kid Icarus has amazing voice acting(best voice acting on a handheald ever!), they sure as hell didn't cheap out on that, they could've done the same here.


I somehow doubt Kid Icarus has the sheer amount of dialogue that FE has. Just think about it for a second - for Robin alone - you have 3 support ranks with EVERY CHARACTER IN THE GAME. 4 with those of your opposite gender.
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