Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 107
  1. #1
    Player
    Nandina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Ul'Dah
    Posts
    79
    Character
    Nandina Rose
    World
    Jenova
    Main Class
    Scholar Lv 70

    The Voice Acting. . .

    I just started playing again after about a year and a half, and I can't help but notice that people from Doma literally have the exact same accent as those from Eorzea. In fact, generally everyone has the same accent regardless of where they're from. In real life, people that are geographically separated speak differently, even if they happen to share the same country, and this difference is more so pronounced if they live on separate continents.

    If you were to close your eyes, you couldn't distinguish a Doman like Hien from your typical Eorzean NPC. Like given the whole far eastern theme, wouldn't it have made more sense to use a Japanese man with a Japanese accent? To be honest, it doesn't even have to be Japanese, per se, just different.

    Using Elder Scrolls as an example, there was a distinction between a Khajit or Argonian compared to the rest of the populace when they spoke. So, shouldn't Miqo'te, Elezen, Roegadyn, and Au'ra sound different?
    (9)
    Last edited by Nandina; 07-09-2018 at 12:49 PM.

  2. #2
    Player
    MicahZerrshia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1,524
    Character
    Mica D'lyn
    World
    Sargatanas
    Main Class
    Thaumaturge Lv 70
    To be fair the voice acting is....not that great....to begin with. It always reminds me of a really poorly dubbed anime.

    And they either switch out voice actors regularly or they cannot settle on a voice since the voices for the characters tend to change from patch to patch (Merlwyb in particular, that LadyRoe has never had the same voice) and while they enunciate well things do still come across as lackluster. Even if the character is emoting in fits they tend to still be speaking calmly or with very little emotion. I honestly don't watch a lot of anime and am unfamiliar with voice actors but I always just assumed they used someone from the office or unknowns they could hire for cheap.
    (5)

  3. #3
    Player
    Canadane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Limsa Lominsa
    Posts
    4,175
    Character
    King Canadane
    World
    Hyperion
    Main Class
    Warrior Lv 70
    Au Ra doesn't have an apostrophe.
    (8)

  4. #4
    Player
    Kuroka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Limsa
    Posts
    834
    Character
    Kuroka Au'noire
    World
    Shiva
    Main Class
    Black Mage Lv 70
    That is because of our echo, we just hear them in the easiest to understand voice <3

    xD
    (16)

  5. #5
    Player
    Ameela's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Limsa Lominsa
    Posts
    368
    Character
    Ameela Trussa
    World
    Phoenix
    Main Class
    Warrior Lv 70
    We're not at Dragon Quest level yet unfortunately.
    (0)

  6. #6
    Player Tiaque's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    120
    Character
    Ceciliantas Drayce
    World
    Cactuar
    Main Class
    Paladin Lv 70
    Quote Originally Posted by Ameela View Post
    We're not at Dragon Quest level yet unfortunately.
    Funny thing is. DQX Online the mmo, has no Voice acting. But if SE ever decided to bring it here it will be long delayed cuz we just haffta haz our VOICES. Nyah! :P
    (0)

  7. #7
    Player
    Felis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Gridania
    Posts
    12,245
    Character
    Skadi'a Felihzeh
    World
    Ragnarok
    Main Class
    Pugilist Lv 70
    Say it to the voice actors that they should learn 5 different accents/dialects until 5.0. And not only the english voice actors, but all.
    Doman people speaking german swabian dialect could be funny ^^

    What about the japanese voice actors? Do someone know if they speak with different dialects or just in standard japanese?
    (0)

  8. #8
    Player
    Theodric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Kugane
    Posts
    3,278
    Character
    Ryuji Akagane
    World
    Balmung
    Main Class
    Red Mage Lv 70
    Voice acting is a very expensive undertaking. Would it be nice to have each in-game region have a distinct accent? Sure - but it'd cost an immense amount of money, especially when you consider that they're already paying to have voice acting for many different languages.

    The English voice acting improved considerably as of Heavensward and beyond. As a British guy, it's very nice to see the various different accents associated with the UK reflected in such a prominent game.
    (7)

  9. #9
    Player
    CorbinDallas's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    281
    Character
    Corbin Dallas
    World
    Louisoix
    Main Class
    Scholar Lv 70
    Hien, Gosetsu, and Yugiri, all have an eastern twang to their accent, but it's hit and miss and seemingly random when it happens. Mainly when uttering each other's names.
    (3)

  10. #10
    Player
    Nandina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Ul'Dah
    Posts
    79
    Character
    Nandina Rose
    World
    Jenova
    Main Class
    Scholar Lv 70
    Quote Originally Posted by Canadane View Post
    Au Ra doesn't have an apostrophe.
    Irrelevant to the discussion, but okay, I'll take note of that.
    (11)

Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 ... LastLast