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Chekov is ded Oct 2, 2013 @ 3:57pm
Terrible Voiceover Acting
The voice acting in this game ranks among mankind's most awful crimes. The acting is bad. The writing is bad. The timing is bad. I was absorbed while playing the original, but as soon as Conrad talks I have to stop to shiver. It's sad for these dev's that a 20 year old game has better ambiance than a modern game made with technology that should draw the player into their universe even further. It difficult to get into the story when the characters make you want to laugh, cry, and vomit all at the same time.
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Karmus Oct 3, 2013 @ 12:44am 
I´m sorry to say - i must agree.
Voice acting for a 10 bucks game shouldnt be a problem. You cant wait that tom cruise would make the voice for the game lol.
Doctor Hades Oct 3, 2013 @ 3:12am 
The voice-acting is passable IMO and that it isn't Oscar-winning quality is perfectly forgiveable in a game that costs just £7. At least it has spoken dialogue, some games at this price point don't bother with it at all and if it bothers you that much then you can mute the Voice setting in the Sound menu and enable sub-titles. You have that choice.
DukeFelix Oct 3, 2013 @ 5:21am 
The german translation and the voices are professional and cinema-like.

LuigiBlood Oct 3, 2013 @ 10:09am 
French voices are between good and bad. But I thought Conrad's english voice wasn't bad though. But this is not the worst voice acting of all time. We've heard WAY WORSE.
AuldWolf Oct 3, 2013 @ 10:20am 
You haven't been playing games for long. I've heard so, so much worse. This is actually quite tolerable by comparison. Though I suppose even hearing a foreign accent is bad voice acting to some people.
Thraka Oct 3, 2013 @ 6:10pm 
Yah you probably have rose-tinted glasses on too!
fjk1138 Oct 4, 2013 @ 12:40pm 
To me, it's not so much how it sounds as opposed to what is being said. I don't care for Conrad's voice (he sounds too young) but if he didn't say "let's play" and some of that other crap I would have been fine with it. I wonder if was due to the translation to English?

And my vote for the worst voice acting ever? Resident Evil 1 on the PSX. Yikes...
zoo Oct 4, 2013 @ 1:03pm 
Some people have tooo much time.. I played this (i own it and lots of other Megadrive, Mega CD top titles) but for crying out loud, i played it last about 19 years ago!! Without You Tube etc and the other 'modern' social nonsense that makes gamers 'feel' like they played this, we just WOULDN'T remember how this sounded, speech wise, bar a few notables like music and sound effects. Can i be bothered digging out my Megadrive and sticking the UHF into my thoroughly modern 3D plasma or LCD or LED TVs? nope. I have memories of All my games, but they will never be close to modern remakes or modern games. It's a lifetime ago!
I have several HUNDRED PC games from DOS, Win3.11,Win 95,98/SE, XP and Win 7 64. I even have my legacy PCs with Voodoo 2/3 and Matrox Mystique 2mb and AWE32 in them. I load up on the occasion to see some of my games from near 25 years ago, but compairing dinner sized pixels and quite pathetic controls isn't modern and cannot be brought forward to this game. It's a reeboot and refreshes a game that i loved (in it's day) but wouldn't bother with it now.
like billions of other kids who weren't even born for years after, they wouldn't play a Sega Genesis or Megadrive or SNES system today if they were paid! Besides, you find their phones are welded to their hands constantly looking and checking Face plook....
Enjoy the memories and play or don't, the modern version. I don't want a carbon copy.
As you all know, you can get the music on You Tube or wherever?
Delphine, rocked!!
FOX Oct 5, 2013 @ 8:36am 
i have to agree with the topic starter.... when he says "awesome sauce" oh boy.. i´m almost ready to puke
Papercut Oct 6, 2013 @ 1:18am 
It's not that the acting is so bad, it's that they didn't even TRY. "Awesome sauce" is the perfect example -- the actor actually reads it like he's complimenting some sauce he just tasted! Do you know how that happens? When there's NO DIRECTOR. They forwarded the script to some actor who didn't even understand that awesome-sauce is a dumbass phrase, and thought the line was actually about sauce. And nobody corrected him.
AuldWolf Oct 6, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
Again, it's a budget title. And again, I can't imagine that you're older than ten if you've never heard worse. I mean, good grief, if you want to hear the worst ever voice acting then you should listen to some of the voice samples from back in the days of the humble home computer, when voice was cool because it was something new we could do.

This is at least average. I guess it just goes to show how pampered some youngsters are by multi-million AAA titles these days -- so much so that they don't even understand what a budget title is.
AuldWolf Oct 6, 2013 @ 2:45pm 
Originally posted by Volk Thraka Neo:
Yah you probably have rose-tinted glasses on too!
Heh. Monkey see, monkey do?
Chekov is ded Oct 8, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
To respond to some of what has been said here:

For people who say they like the VO or don't mind it, I don't have any issue with that. Whether nor not you enjoy something is an emotional reaction. However, it shows awareness if you admit that what you are enjoying is not well designed or crafted. There are some games/shows/etc that I enjoy that are not made particularly well. I like them, but I admit they are bad. I can't imagine that someone could listen to this and not admit rationally that it is poorly acted and poorly directed even if it does not bother you on an emotional level.

Yes, there are many other examples of horrible VO acting and direction across the mediaverse. I have heard my fair share. However, if something is poorly made the fact that other items in its style are poorly made does not excuse your poor endeavor. That excuse could be used for anything. No one would ever have to take responsibility for their failure.

The fact that it did not have a large studio or budget behind it does not excuse this failure either. We have seen in both film and games that small and/or indy projects can be exquisitely crafted. If the studio that made this had any measure of competent quality control, this VO work would have never shipped. Even more frustrating is that VO is something that could be done to at least a serviceable level without a huge budget. I can understand if you don't the greatest physics or the most bleeding-edge graphics engine. If you can't put a competent VO staff together, then you always have the option of not have VO at all. All text would have been fine with me. To bad the subtitles don't have the actors labelled and scroll a bit too fast.

If you thought my opening line too stark, I couldn't resist. It's a Bob Ueker line from the episode of Futurama where Leela joins the New New York Mets as a "one-eyed lady skullbuster" to bring in the freak show crowd.
TheHaggis Oct 13, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
Anyone on the fence about buying this game because of someone else's opinion on the VO, shouldn't listen to all the negativity surrounding it. The VO is not that bad at all, don't listen to the nay sayers.

Download the demo it's free, experience it for yourself. Not so hard.
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