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migwell November 16th, 2006 00:51

Voice acting in English/American versions
 
That's my question. Has Aspyr added American voice actors or are the voices in the earlier released English version the same as those in the Aspyr-released demo and American version?

curious November 16th, 2006 01:32

all the voices are american in all but german and french versions. unlike the prior gothics which were 'english' voice actors.

migwell November 18th, 2006 00:12

Thanks. Now why was the 'English' version available a month before the 'American' version. Exactly what was Aspyr up to during that delay?

Acleacius November 18th, 2006 01:01

Waiting and hoping PB could fix the game that JoWood shamelessly whored out at least 3 months to early?

Dez November 18th, 2006 01:21

yep seems that Jw has much to learn from Aspyr..

Lethal Weapon November 18th, 2006 14:52

Aspyr did not a good job with translating this game imho.

elkston November 18th, 2006 15:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lethal Weapon (Post 8635)
Aspyr did not a good job with translating this game imho.

No, they did fine. I'm a native English speaker … trust me the
translations are good and the voice acting is adequate.

Acleacius November 18th, 2006 15:22

Actually didn't Aspyr work with the UK release people and do it coopertively, at least what I recall?
Also native English speaker, certianly no grammarist but I would say the voice acting is poor, also.

I can't recall anything wrong with the translation, give us an example?

Gorath November 18th, 2006 15:29

AFAIK the cooperation was that Aspyr did everything.

Lethal Weapon November 18th, 2006 15:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Acleacius (Post 8639)
Actually didn't Aspyr work with the UK release people and do it coopertively, at least what I recall?
Also native English speaker, certianly no grammarist but I would say the voice acting is poor, also.

I can't recall anything wrong with the translation, give us an example?

Sry, I meant the voice acting, not the translation itself.

Neo November 18th, 2006 17:25

Voice acting was quite bad, in my opinion. I missed Diego's voice (G1), and Gorn's voice. The voice of the Hero is still rather O.k. but the former voice was better.

elkston November 18th, 2006 21:34

Let me clarify my opinion. Yes, I was dissapointed that every voice actor for a major character was changed. However, overall the voice acting is okay to good. It is not "bad'. Have you people even heard bad voice acting? Go play the Honk Kong parts of Deus Ex. …. or play a game called Prince of Qin. I mean really … you could do a lot worse than Gothic 3.

I still think Gothic I had the best English voice acting out of all them, though.

Acleacius November 18th, 2006 23:21

Gorath maybe Aspyr offered to do them for free, otherwise I am surprised the UK didn't complain.

Yeah the PC's voice is acceptable but the leads suffer greatly, gone is the charm. :(

I still haven't gotten the Aspyr version, in the past I have gotten the UK and US version and in the case of NotR German too.,
This time I am waiting though I feel like Aspyr has done a better job, and deserves the sales more so than JoWood.

Jaz November 19th, 2006 00:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by elkston (Post 8691)
Have you people even heard bad voice acting? Go play the Honk Kong parts of Deus Ex. …. or play a game called Prince of Qin.

May I add Dune 2 to this collection? English voice acting was okay, but the game came with different language versions on one CD, and the German version was tragically comic - the translation in itself was decent, but voices were done by people whose native language wasn't German - so much was obvious. I mean… in German, 'OK' is pronounced 'Okay', just like in English. It's NOT pronounced 'OckAh' ^_^.
I toyed around with the English language G3 demo, and while I find the voice pack somewhat funny, it's not 'Dune 2' bad.

Corwin November 19th, 2006 01:56

My only comment on the voice acting is that I'm pleased they are using more than 4 actors!! :)

txa1265 November 19th, 2006 03:51

I really like it - and love the side talks and the generic comments going on - I loved it in G2 and still do!

Gorath November 19th, 2006 06:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Acleacius (Post 8703)
Gorath maybe Aspyr offered to do them for free, otherwise I am surprised the UK didn't complain.

They surely didnīt do it for free. Itīs a normal business negotiation. The voices are recorded either in the UK or in the US. Thereīs a certain budget and the involved parties somehow split it or compensate with other things.

txa1265 November 19th, 2006 15:16

I think it was a very good idea - the voice acting is very nicely done, translations are very good and only a couple of minor errors I've picked up so far. In this regard it is much better than either version (std or Gold) of G2 I played

Dez November 19th, 2006 23:44

voice acting in g3 is quite good, actually sometimes stunning quality. In particular i prefer hero's new voice. I only miss diego's voice from g1 :). Gorn, milten and lester are very well voiced.

curious November 20th, 2006 00:43

i too like the voice acting and think it is all very well done. milten's voice however is about as comical as his new haircut. gorn's voice really bothered me at first as well - sounded like he had marbles in his mouth. diego was done well although obviously nothing could compare to the amazing job in gothic 1. xardas while not bad also was probably the most missed voice for me, simply because of the uniqueness of it. but with no narration in the game, it really didn't matter all that much. given the budget too i think they showed a lot of care in at least getting actors that sounded as close to as possible as the first 3 games.


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