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In my opinion, I find the Japanese voice actors to be better and rarely ever bad. But it isn't necessarily that that I find to be so good about them, its that they seem to be much better at finding a tone of voice that suits a character. They have no shame in getting an ambiguous actor to play an ambiguous gender, whereas over here not only will the voice actor be god awful, but the voice will just not seem to suit the character.

Also, I prefer to have a choice between the voices, not just english and not just japanese. I agree with TRiP.

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I like the whole different lingo thing because i'm a giant geek for collecting region based NiGHTS stuff, so hearing more than one language take on a charcater would be nifty. I can't say i play anything other than about 2 animes i like with Japanese instead of English when the option is there. I think people tend to like whichever version they hear first.

And yes, if they get a decent actor, I'm all for that. But i look at recent games and just cross my fingers and hope they get it right (well right enough to not cause 50% of people playing it cringe). The children i hadn't really thought about, though, whenever i think of William i just see Chris Thorndyke gushing with teary eyes while he pulls NiGHTS out of his swimming pool *snort* If there -are- accents in this game it's going to be hilarious, and for that odd reason i await it with glee.

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Yes, rather getting someone who can do a good accent or someone who actually has one, they'll get someone that's like "Chazzwozzlers! I get a soddin blue chip in me bum! Of all the shite! Quite quite! Jolly good!"

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Just like I said in a thread I started, I don't really care if the sequel gets good voice acting or not as long if the game itself turns out good.

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Yes, rather getting someone who can do a good accent or someone who actually has one, they'll get someone that's like "Chazzwozzlers! I get a soddin blue chip in me bum! Of all the shite! Quite quite! Jolly good!"


I would laugh all day.

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When you said that I imagined him with a Donald Duck Voice.... then with a Fat Albert voice... whats wrong with me...? O_O


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Ew. WHY MUST YOU MAKE MY MONITOR AND KEYBOARD SUFFER SO?!?

EDIT: Whoops, I was concentrating so much on the forced propulsion of stuff from stick-guy's mouth that I forgot to put my opinion here!

Anyways, they'll probably have some voice like Navi (though not as annoying... *plays NiGHTS, then suddenly hears "HEY, LISTEN!") and have it all echo-y and magical sounding. :|

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Please have the Donald Duck voice, I'd buy it new instead of pre-owned if they did that.

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The VA might still be for gibberish...? Like, yelps when you get hit, or whatever?

OK, that's not very likely. ;_- Still, he/she might be good.

As for Reala, to be honest, I didn't dislike him in the last game, and the battle was kinda fun. It'd be cool if he got some sort of story this time... but if it IS about him being NiGHTS' opposite, I'm praying he doesn't get too much of a personality. That'd give too much about NiGHTS away ;)

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Well, if it turns out it's a voice we don't like, there's always the mute button ;) !

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Upon hearing this I'm worried that the acting's gonna turn out like English Sonic voice acting. In theory even something like NiGHTS talking could be pulled off, but I have my doubts..

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Reala: Yay! Alright, it'd be strange if he hadn't been there, but still... I'm glad he's back. I just hope he gets a good redesign, if any. Ditto for his voice.

NiGHTS having a VA: It better not be 4kids handling this >_< Strangely enough, I don't really mind NiGHTS having lines... as long as they're not bad/cheesy. I'm still hoping for gibberish language though.

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I'm guessing NiGHTS is going to have a really girly voice ;)

The kind you go "Wait, is that a really really girly man or an actual chick?!"

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I'm guessing NiGHTS is going to have a really girly voice ;)

The kind you go "Wait, is that a really really girly man or an actual chick?!"


I'm actually kind of hoping they will do that...
Just to keep the confusion... XD

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Wait. Doesn't a voice mean that NiGHTS will no longer be what you want NiGHTS to be but now NiGHTS will have a gender? :unsure:

But I'm guessing that by voice they mean that it will just be like little sounds or whatever. Like in the original games you could hear that "What the" (maybe I'm the only person). I'm guessin it's just like Zelda games where Link hasn't said a word in like ever and no one gave a rats ass cuz Zelda games are too awesome.

I just thought about something. Maybe NiGHTS'll talk like how they did Midna. That wouldn't be so bad.

In my opinion, I find the Japanese voice actors to be better and rarely ever bad. But it isn't necessarily that that I find to be so good about them, its that they seem to be much better at finding a tone of voice that suits a character. They have no shame in getting an ambiguous actor to play an ambiguous gender, whereas over here not only will the voice actor be god awful, but the voice will just not seem to suit the character.

Also, I prefer to have a choice between the voices, not just english and not just japanese. I agree with TRiP.



Hmmm I wonder if they had a Japanese trailer and if that trailer had a better feel to it.

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Wait. Doesn't a voice mean that NiGHTS will no longer be what you want NiGHTS to be but now NiGHTS will have a gender? :unsure:

But I'm guessing that by voice they mean that it will just be like little sounds or whatever. Like in the original games you could hear that "What the" (maybe I'm the only person). I'm guessin it's just like Zelda games where Link hasn't said a word in like ever and no one gave a rats ass cuz Zelda games are too awesome.

I just thought about something. Maybe NiGHTS'll talk like how they did Midna. That wouldn't be so bad.


You can't actually define a gender by voice... if you get the right voice that is. :P

I think they said they would have dialog... @_@

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I sound like a girl. :/ That doesn't make me one. XD It just makes me.. sad. *lol* So I don't think a voice will define it. I never really think that unless its something horribly masculine. Like.. NiGHTS with the Action Movie Narrator Guy as a voice.. there's no way I could really think of that as ambiguous gendered.

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Wait. Doesn't a voice mean that NiGHTS will no longer be what you want NiGHTS to be but now NiGHTS will have a gender? :unsure:


No. People see NiGHTS differently. Helen and Will, for instance, might see NiGHTS the way he/she is in JoD, while I might see NiGHTS completely different.

Keep in mind, NiGHTS can change his voice however he wants. He can sound how he does in the game to Helen and Will, and sound different to me and/or you.

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Keep in mind, NiGHTS can change his voice however he wants. He can sound how he does in the game to Helen and Will, and sound different to me and/or you.

Well.. that's more of an assumption from what we know of NiGHTS and his shape shifting and stuff. But a lot of times they don't put things that complicated into games because a lot of people can't grasp stuff like that. I don't remember it saying anything about his voice anywhere.

Personally, I don't see the point in NiGHTS changing his voice to make someone comfortable or because you prefer it, unless he had some frightening monster voice and spoke a different language that made you piss yourself. :unsure:

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Well.. that's more of an assumption from what we know of NiGHTS and his shape shifting and stuff. But a lot of times they don't put things that complicated into games because a lot of people can't grasp stuff like that. I don't remember it saying anything about his voice anywhere.


True...

.. well, let's just hope it's a good voice that they pick :3;; .

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I'm hoping they do a more surreal type of voice. It'd be pretty nice if they combined two voices into one sort of...I dont know how to describe what I'm saying though. It'd be like a sort of echo, male and female voices at the same time. Very similar voices, though...eh. Am I making any sense? >_>

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Well, at least we can be assured that Sega will have a good voice actor for Reala, lest Sega suffer the wrath of the fangirls! Also, anyone that has played to the end of Sonic and the Secret Rings will know that Sonic's VA is trying hard to keep his job.

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Well, if it turns out it's a voice we don't like, there's always the mute button :lol: !


Or a Voice On/Off option.

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Or a Voice On/Off option.

I hope Sonic Team is watching this.

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lol I can't stop seeing NiGHTS talking like Kratos in my head "I AM THE GOD OF DREAMS!!!" :lol:


but I would rather the voice be odd like Midnas. I stand firmly on that :)


Here's what Midna sounds like for those that have never seen or heard of her(even though I doubt anyone hasn't not heard of her)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=azvDefSo-v8

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um wuts a VA?


I assume Tangocat meant that as Voice Actor.

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I assume Tangocat meant that as Voice Actor.


lol i realized that and fixed my post but it seems i wasn't fast enuff lol

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I hope he sounds like Lister from Red Dwarf. That'd get me to buy the game.

Seriously, though, voice acting and a general directed story were two things I wasn't too keen on for the game, but as time passed I resigned myself to it happening. Games have evolved since the days of the Saturn, whether we like it or not. It seemed like an inevitability that they'd send it in that direction. *shrug*

I don't think his voice sounding more male or female will really make much of a difference, personally. I imagine finding an actor who can do an androgynous voice convincingly would be rather difficult( though my knowledge of the voice acting business is rather non existent, so feel free to prove me wrong here ), and Sega probably shouldn't be chided too much if they don't come through with that.

I just hope they don't try to emulate the Mickey Mouse voice he had in the first game. ;_;

/me hopes for ListerNiGHTS. XD

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"A FEVAH!" *Splat*

So NiGHTS will have full speaking parts? Hopefully they are few and far in-between. I don't mind NiGHTS talking just as long as he isn't a chatterbox as much as Sonic, the modern Awesome Possum.

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For some odd reason NiGHTS could sound like Micheal Clarke Duncan and I wouldn't care. I just wanna play the freakin game. My views have changed it seems.

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I hope he sounds like Lister from Red Dwarf. That'd get me to buy the game.


:P My dad suggested, with the way NiGHTS looks, he should sound more like Cat! "How'm I lookin'? YEEAAAAOOOOWWWWLLL! Lookin' good!"

Other suggestions included Jaleel White, Gilbert Gottfried, and George Hamilton. Color me scarred for life. XD

My first knee-jerk reaction to NiGHTS having a VA was "HEAVENS ABOVE NO". However, given time to think about it, this might be okay. With the right VA, the opportunity arises to make the story more in-depth than before, if NiGHTS voices his own opinion. He should still retain that air of mystery, yes, but Xellos of the Slayers pulls that off nicely, and with a good VA to boot!

And oh yeah, Reala's back! Woot woot! X3

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For some odd reason, i always imagined Michael Jackson voicing him. He's the only male i can think of that sounds like a woman all the time, lol. Though, i don't think it would go well with the fanbase somehow. Plus, i'm sure someone would take him to court over the fact that he's 'omg-voicing a character that interacts with young children'.

That being said, Justin Timberlake also has a soft voice...hmm...maybe too much attitude, though. He voiced Arthur in the Shrek films, didn't he? How did he sound in those films as i've yet to see the two sequels to Shrek. ^^;

And my suggestions for voice actors has just proven WHY they will never get a decent voice actor for NiGHTS. Because everyone has their own idea of how he sounds therefore a percentage of fans will be unhappy with the final result. They should have just left voice acting alone, in my opinion.

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That being said, Justin Timberlake also has a soft voice...hmm...maybe too much attitude, though. He voiced Arthur in the Shrek films, didn't he? How did he sound in those films as i've yet to see the two sequels to Shrek. ^^;


Save yourself the trouble, Shrek started as a parody of silly animated kids movies and ended up turning into everything it stood against (that and they're both pretty unwatchable anyway).

As for the voice, we'll get Amy Palant or whatever her name is, that girl who voices Tails.

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Woah, its like your in my mind Digi. I was thinking all of that, except that part about Justin Timberlake.

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First off!*squee* I'm REALLY excited about the idea of Reala returning! He was such an epic baddie!

Second of all; I'm actually excited(not dreading) the voice acting part. If done corectly it could REALLY add a new level of depth to this game. 4Kids has dropped all their anime titles at least and I think SEGA has stopped using them to do their voices. So there IS A CHANCE it could be awesome. If NiGHTS has a voice that should equal ALL the kids having voices.XD

I now wonder if HElen and KE-er, Bi-,er, I mean William will have British Accents(*lol*) or regular American accents. The understandable worry is video-game voice acting can be hit or miss. ESPECIALLY if it's not an RPG title where there's an emphasis on dialogue.

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First off!*squee* I'm REALLY excited about the idea of Reala returning! He was such an epic baddie!

Second of all; I'm actually excited(not dreading) the voice acting part. If done corectly it could REALLY add a new level of depth to this game. 4Kids has dropped all their anime titles at least and I think SEGA has stopped using them to do their voices. So there IS A CHANCE it could be awesome. If NiGHTS has a voice that should equal ALL the kids having voices.XD

I now wonder if HElen and KE-er, Bi-,er, I mean William will have British Accents(*lol*) or regular American accents. The understandable worry is video-game voice acting can be hit or miss. ESPECIALLY if it's not an RPG title where there's an emphasis on dialogue.



The voice actors are really gone? I got tired of them after a while. I miss the old people from SA2 or SA2B that was good voice actors. Well Tails was annoying but I didn't mind that much.

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I'm not one for shooting something down before I get a taste of it...BUT COME ON SEGA.

Sega hires some of the worst VAs in gaming....I can only hope that NiGHTS' voice isn't annoying, and properly androgynous..

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You know, it's not just 'how his voice will sound' but it's also 'what retarded sh!t will he end up saying'. Because as far as i could tell, voice acting in SEGA games tend to be bellow par, and half of that is due to what they're saying, not just how they're saying it.
PSU is a really REALLY good example. "little sister" "big brother" "little sister". Nobody address's family members like that, it just makes the game more cheesy. And since this new game is obviously aimed at children then it's most probably going to contain really childish dialogue. And that pisses me off. I would prefer no speech at all.

*sigh* oh and 'whoopty-doo', Reala's in it. I bet his voice acting is going to be the worst because they're so obviously going to try and portray him as a 'really bad guy' so god only knows what they're going to make him say to give off that effect.

"Do you like my new... HAIR-DO Snake?"

Yeah, scary.

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Hallo from Kalcan ! I have an hour on thıs ınternet cafe, so Ive been takıng the tıme to read up on the news.

On Reala returnıng, ood stuff. At least theres some more old faces showıng up. Plus my Reala re-desıgn competıtıon would go to pot otherwıse : P

On the voıce actor, bah. Lıke all of us Id prefer ıt wıthout, but seeıng as he does, I only have one hope. That he speaks lıke he does ın those Storybook translatıons Thrıppas been doıng for me ; lıke a gentleman, proper and formal. It goes wıth hıs attıre and would sound better than some half arsed sonıc rıp off ; P

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On Reala returnıng, ood stuff. At least theres some more old faces showıng up. Plus my Reala re-desıgn competıtıon would go to pot otherwıse : P

On the voıce actor, bah. Lıke all of us Id prefer ıt wıthout, but seeıng as he does, I only have one hope. That he speaks lıke he does ın those Storybook translatıons Thrıppas been doıng for me ; lıke a gentleman, proper and formal. It goes wıth hıs attıre and would sound better than some half arsed sonıc rıp off ; P


XDD;;

And, I agree. I'm hoping NiGHTS isn't... like... Sonic O_O''.

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You know, I'd like NiGHTS to either have a base voce, with the kids ones played on top when it speaks or to just take on the kids voice entirely.

Won't happen though.

Oh, cheesy lines will follow, yes they will. "Fly with me fly!" "You can do it!" "Let's blast through with sonic speed!"




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