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Did anyone else hate the voice acting?

DarkestLink

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It's an Open World, it needs a story but...I feel they just told it in the worst and laziest way possible. Something more like MM's sidequests with more interesting NPC dialogue and less cutscenes would have been better.
 
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IMO, this was Nintendo testing the waters. I was one of the skeptical ones at first about the voice acting but I thought it came out decent at the end. Urbosa and Revali were my favorites, and although I liked the accent on Zelda, I agree with many that her voice was too low and lacked some emotion (at least compared to the Japanese version). The worst of the bunch was the Deku Tree. Still can't believe they used Revali's voice for that, WTF LOL???
Revali's english voice actor himself said he probably could've done a better job with his lines if he'd known his character's full story. Imagine how much better the performances would've been if the entire cast had known the whole story!
 

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Once again, ninty showing that they're woefully behind the times.

All these great gains video games have made in professional voice acting in recent years, and here ninty is just getting around to it and wouldn't you know - they're making it look like it's the mid-90's FMV era all over again.
 

CraftyLuminaryObject

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I didn't mind the voice acting particularly. It wasn't good, but its use in cutscenes alone meant I could forget about it. I more lamented the fact that it even existed in the first place as Nintendo clearly weren't comfortable implementing it.

I saw fans online for years clamoring for voice acting in Zelda and my argument would always be the same. That being, I'd rather have no voice acting than bad voice acting. However, people still insisted for some reason that it was a mark of Zelda being behind technologically and the series could never truly take off until more modern inclusions such as VA were made.

When I first played BotW, I was like "Huh, they actually did it" and there is an element of 'I told you so' when I see people complaining about it now. The people asked, Nintendo delivered. Nintendo didn't want to deliver, because they likely knew this is how it would end, but fans made them.

I would be completely fine with a return to a fully dialogue box based system again until a time when Nintendo felt they could deliver the full experience.
 

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