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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #3525 on: July 10, 2018, 09:14:07 AM »
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well it sounds like general english VAs to me. not terrible, and maybe not outstanding.

  I respect the VAs voice effort, and at least they took their part seriously unlike Chaos Wars VAs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAtC1SzWSXg

though Chaos Wars is exception, because their laughable performances are a masterpiece in itself, would be nice for that family to voice more games.   ;D

in ROTN's case though, the VAs are take it or ignore it.  this genre is really focused on the gameplay anyways.
previous IGAvanias really weren't known for their VAs, Richter and Alucard sounded dumb in SOTN but no one cared.  Maria was so so.

at least people cant complain the game lacks VAs at all (like Circle of the Moon).

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #3526 on: July 10, 2018, 05:07:36 PM »
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well it sounds like general english VAs to me. not terrible, and maybe not outstanding.

  I respect the VAs voice effort, and at least they took their part seriously unlike Chaos Wars VAs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAtC1SzWSXg

though Chaos Wars is exception, because their laughable performances are a masterpiece in itself, would be nice for that family to voice more games.   ;D

in ROTN's case though, the VAs are take it or ignore it.  this genre is really focused on the gameplay anyways.
previous IGAvanias really weren't known for their VAs, Richter and Alucard sounded dumb in SOTN but no one cared.  Maria was so so.

at least people cant complain the game lacks VAs at all (like Circle of the Moon).

You're comparing something released in 1998 to 2018 and saying they sounded dumb. If that is your opinion then so be it. At least they sounded iconic and Dracula's voice actor was decent. This was in a context when most games didn't have proper voice acting, it's like chalk and cheese.
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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #3527 on: July 11, 2018, 01:54:47 AM »
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previous IGAvanias really weren't known for their VAs, Richter and Alucard sounded dumb in SOTN but no one cared.  Maria was so so.

Castlevania games always had top notch big name VAs in the Japanese version. Wakamoto is the best Drac ever! Konami just didn't want to allocate resources for English localizations.

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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #3528 on: July 12, 2018, 06:51:39 PM »
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all the resources doesn't mean they would get the right VAs for the english version.  there's factors outside of money that determine VA quality overall.
like the probability one VA gets picked over another, casting quality, how well the employer gets along with the VAs, and so on.

You're comparing something released in 1998 to 2018 and saying they sounded dumb. If that is your opinion then so be it. At least they sounded iconic and Dracula's voice actor was decent. This was in a context when most games didn't have proper voice acting, it's like chalk and cheese.

the videogame generation doesn't matter.  remember PS1 era had some high quality VA during the same console era, like Metal Gear Solid, which has better VAs that VAs found in a lot of PS2 and PS3 games.

just as there are hammy performances now like back then, VA quality varies from game to game. 

overall, top quality/ideal VAs or not, Bloodstained isn't gonna win any awards with storytelling (just like COTM's story is largely overlooked, especially being a spinoff compared to ROTN).  even if there are clever plot twists and interesting alternate endings, its still gonna align with one of the usual tropes. 

there are more legendary stories and memorable character interactions and mindblowing quotes in games, that dont even have VAs at all.


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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #3529 on: July 13, 2018, 03:03:21 AM »
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all the resources doesn't mean they would get the right VAs for the english version.  there's factors outside of money that determine VA quality overall.
like the probability one VA gets picked over another, casting quality, how well the employer gets along with the VAs, and so on.

Resources mean (1) connections to get the best quality people for the job; and (2) money to pay them. A well payed, very knowledgable casting director can get a unknown VA shoot into superstardom.

And why does MGS get high quality VAs, Kojima insisted that a big part of his resources to be allocated to VA and sound effects.
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« Reply #3530 on: July 13, 2018, 06:44:14 AM »
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@affinity "video game era doesn't matter".....
Bullshit. There were no VA's in the <8-bit era, and the budget and resources allocated to gaming in this day and age is a bethemoth shadowing the former era of the 90's.
Context-wise: The likes of Sir Patrick Stewart would've never VA'd for a Videogame in the late 90's.
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Re: The first sign rises with the full moon.
« Reply #3531 on: July 13, 2018, 07:50:11 PM »
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though VAs been around since like Psycho Soldier, well that game had vocals, high quality singing too considering the tech.

oh well anyways I don't think ROTN interviews are gonna be harsh on the VA performances, I mean this isnt PS1 tier VAs. 
critics are gonna be more nitpicky on things like graphics and overall design and gameplay aspects.  though think they'll be ok with gameplay cause it does flow like an IGAvania, and with some fresh feel to it and actually has whips, which wield uniquely from the other games.


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« Reply #3532 on: July 14, 2018, 07:12:52 AM »
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« Reply #3533 on: July 14, 2018, 04:49:12 PM »
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I liked it. the demo is nice.

the 8 bit retrogame is nice too
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« Reply #3534 on: July 14, 2018, 05:32:51 PM »
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It's "Gaeh-bull".  Grr.
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LOL... Gay Bull...

I prefer Jee-Bell  :P
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« Reply #3535 on: July 15, 2018, 01:55:29 AM »
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« Reply #3536 on: July 18, 2018, 06:30:27 PM »
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so they said release date is soon, perhaps TGS?

oh wait http://www.gamescom.global/home/index-2.php

gamescom is in august

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« Reply #3537 on: July 31, 2018, 04:06:48 PM »
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New update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night/posts/2246691?ref=backer_project_update

So they will reveal release date in next develop update... Hope it won't be another thousand years of waiting, since they already driven those who has less SAN capacity values insane (I've seen lots of friends express their disappointment about the whole project and such)
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« Reply #3538 on: July 31, 2018, 06:36:20 PM »
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New update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night/posts/2246691?ref=backer_project_update

So they will reveal release date in next develop update... Hope it won't be another thousand years of waiting, since they already driven those who has less SAN capacity values insane (I've seen lots of friends express their disappointment about the whole project and such)

LOOOOL chibi Miriam pushing Crate Boss is hilarious since the wall meat art. xD

well I think the release date could be 2018.  even if its 2019, that isn't as bad compared to how much Square Enix made people wait for the next FF remake and other AAA projects.

 

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« Reply #3539 on: August 01, 2018, 08:48:29 AM »
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okey okey now we talking release date in next update finally so hope it will be out this year not next year plzzz I looking forward finally do a date;)

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