Gare commented on Gare's review of Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes
3 days ago
Gare completed Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes
I’m calling it now, worst voice acting I’ve ever heard in my life. Worse than the PlayStation mega mans, worse than any Shaw brothers dub I’ve seen, and I’ve seen a lot.
I am convinced that the immediate transition to voice acting in video games from text-based narration, with CD-based games and hardware that allowed heavy vocal tracks for the first time like the Turbografx-CD and the Sega CD, came with early attempts at the emerging medium that were just as disastrous as the first attempts at sound from silent film, like Singin in the Rain disastrous. I’m also convinced that, independent of those difficulties, Working Designs went above and beyond for this game in not going above and beyond at all for the voice acting, putting as much thought and care into casting the actors as one would in asking a neighbor or coworker if they could help you move to another apartment. More than anything I would love to see a fan translation of the super Famicom version of this, and Popful Mail now that I’m really thinking about it, rather than shove pencils in my ears listening to the vocal talents of old college friends who were enticed with beer and pizza if they could do them just a quick favor for the day, please, if they weren’t already busy or anything.
Looking forward to the Lunar series!
3 days ago