I'm dead serious. It's not the worst VA I've ever heard, but it's close. Then again, I haven't played many games with bad VA.
You gotta be trolling. It's one of the best dubs I've ever heard. I don't mind them at all. And I hate dubs. I hate them. I have spent an unreasonable amount effort and time in managing to avoid them (undubs).
Most Jrpgs have pretty bad voice acting in general. It's not necessarily the voices or the actors themselves, as much as the dialogue. Full of strange grunts and huffs and weird noises no one makes in regular conversations.
While I think your assertion is flawed, as it is possible (though quite rarely done) to localize a lot of the Japan out of a game, this is really one of the things that these topics need to be prefaced with. You can't fairly blame voice actors or directors without first acknowledging that your source is fundamentally wonky; even though the good dubs do hold the weaker ones to task regardless.
And they always just randomly say each others names over and over, for no real reason, even when it's completely irrelevant.
Chrono Eternal posted...
I'm surprised that I haven't seen Baten Kaitos mentioned here yet. It's got some pretty terrible voice acting.
Probably a mix of people not playing it and that it wasn't bad across the board.
While also providing another chance to bring up that Origins had an amazing dub.
This. YouTube it. I had never heard of it, and didn't believe the claims until I heard it.
Oh my God. I just youtube'd it too. Absolutely the worst.
This actually makes me mad. How can anyone get paid for that? Was it meant to be a joke on the consumers? I've never played it, but that game can't be any good. Is it? --- Elements of the past, and elements of the future. Comin' at ya'. From the future'.