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Offline MikeW781

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Re: voice acting
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2010, 09:03:05 AM »
Hmmm
I agree, his Father calls him son, and he jokes about being romantic with Rahel, but I did seem to think the Hero was still supposed to be gender-neutral
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2010, 10:30:39 AM »
I doubt his own father would mistake his gender though so there would have to be a variety of edits to the story line to keep the hero gender neutral.  Also I'm pretty sure that in TRPG when you select "play along" in the bar where you can get some extra money from the drunk person that kinda leads more towards being a guy.  And also I'm reasonably sure that David refers to the main as his brother and I think in TRPG the uncle refers to the main as his nephew.  But this brings me to one of the reasons I started this thread, need anybody to do voice acting for characters that would sound demonic? :)
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Re: voice acting
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2010, 01:15:45 PM »
I can't think of any characters that need to sound demonic, truth be told. I appreciate the offer, though. :)

As for hero gender: the TRPG hero is gender neutral, and Duvalier is male. (The bar scene in TRPG1, where the hero "plays along," can mean 1) a male playing along, pretending to be female, or 2) a female playing along, pretending to be interested in the guardsman.)

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Re: voice acting
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2010, 01:47:49 PM »
I can't think of any characters that need to sound demonic, truth be told. I appreciate the offer, though. :)
Have him do Duvaliers voice when he says he like that Rahel is vunerable :)
or, as a serious suggesion, Yawah
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Re: voice acting
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2010, 02:48:37 PM »
I can't think of any characters that need to sound demonic, truth be told. I appreciate the offer, though. :)
Have him do Duvaliers voice when he says he like that Rahel is vunerable :)
I think he would sound more sleazy at that moment then "demonic".

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Re: voice acting
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2010, 03:26:01 PM »
What kind of voices do you need then?

Also with Duvalier, why don't you have some kind of generic name for him?
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Re: voice acting
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2010, 05:34:53 PM »
What kind of voices do you need then?

Also with Duvalier, why don't you have some kind of generic name for him?
Duvalier is his last name.  The player picks his first name.

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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2010, 05:46:08 PM »
If that is, wouldn't you need a whole cache and more of names to your voice actors? I mean, what if, for example, the name is something like this: vnufhsvkdfyjbhkvdgd, how will you cope with that?

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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2010, 08:51:00 PM »
The voice actors' lines omit the player's first name where it sounds natural to do so, and just call him "Duvalier" when it doesn't.

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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2010, 12:35:17 PM »
Yea I mean a generic first name though, like in the Final Fantasy games you can rename your characters but they all have generic names that are the default.  Also as a side note it would be nice to be able to rename all of your team members :) I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to implement.  You could either have it be done on the spot or all at the beginning when you name your hero or just have a side bar hidden somewhere and make it an easter egg.
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Re: voice acting
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2010, 10:21:08 PM »
Okay. So when someone starts the game mabye we can choose what gender he/she should be and if that person picks the male one then get a male actor (Get the man to do the script that duliver says and save it) or if the person chooses female then you can get a female actress (Get the female to do the script that dulivar says and save it)  ???

I thought about that, but it would mean a huge amount of extra work. Not only would I need two sets of animations for everything the hero does, and two sets of voice actors, but every line referring to Duvalier in pronoun form would need two versions, which means they'd have to be recorded twice.

So, as cool as it would be to be able to pick gender, I'm not convinced that it would be worth the trouble on my end of things. :(

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Re: voice acting
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2010, 01:29:17 PM »
I prefer not having the choice of gender, because it leaves more room for character development.

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Re: voice acting
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2010, 06:58:35 AM »
Is this voice acting thing such a good idea? It would be inpossible to find good voice actors for all characters, and if only some of them have voice actors, it would feel very strange.

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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2010, 03:38:59 PM »
the main can't really have a voice
What makes you say that?
Well, we want the main to appear gender-neutral, and age neutral to a degree that he can realistically seem like the player. Great pains are usually taken in TRPG games to ensure that the Hero is never so much as referred to as o boy or a girl
The TSoG Hero is a dude, while the TRPG2 Hero is gender-neutral.  Their are multiple hints in the game that shows that the new Hero is a dude.

In the beginning of the game it says your character is male when you name him.