View Full Version : The main character

07-03-2003, 01:22 PM
I was watching a video and they said that the main character couldn't talk and now I'm asking myself is it a good or a bad thing.

Wesia Daoke
07-03-2003, 02:09 PM
wuts wit that

07-03-2003, 02:22 PM
Personally, I think it's a good thing... I can just imagine a voice for my character, or voice it myself. (Heh, have my family wondering why I'm talking to the computer.

Anyways, there are 15 avatars for each gender, and with different classes, the build will change. With all the dialog choices and all the different builds and avatars, doing voicing for all those would be prohibitively expensive.

07-03-2003, 02:23 PM
They said since you have to read the choices your character is going to say there's no reason for it to say them again. The found that people would skip over the re-reading of the line.

I didn't like this at first but I'm ok with it now. I don't like most of the voice sets in NWN so I have no problem with their not being a voice for the PC.

Jedi Apprentice
07-03-2003, 04:25 PM
I like the main character not having their own voice. I don't like voice sets in games, especially when I want the character to be like me.

So this is a step in a good direction for me. :)

Besides, that would be more dialogue to add....:eek:

07-03-2003, 10:52 PM
While chosing your characters face and stuff, you should be able to chose from 10 types of voices (5 male, 5 female).

07-04-2003, 12:45 AM
I'll side with Bioware's decision on this. Avoiding a voice for the main character allows the player to feel more like he is in the game.

Valve did the same thing when they decided not to have cutscenes or a main character voice in Half-Life.

Besides, I can't stand any of the character voices in NWN, so that's also a vote against player voices.

Also, the voice actor for Tidus in FFX was really bad, so I'm pretty much set on the opinion that main characters should be mute.

Y'all will get over it. Just imagine the protagonist is really really stoic.

Jedi Apprentice
07-04-2003, 01:30 AM
Originally posted by Lord-Tyrell
While chosing your characters face and stuff, you should be able to chose from 10 types of voices (5 male, 5 female).

Meh, obviously you didn't read the whole thread.

The devs have stated that the main PC will have no voice, just text. ;)

Watch IGN's newest video for video confirmation. :p

BTW, welcome to the forums, Renzo! :D

07-04-2003, 01:50 AM
The devs said that they didn't include it because then they'd have to make at least 2 different voice sets(Male/Female) and that would take up too much space on the disc.

At first I didn't like it, untilI read Hannibal's post, I would probably skip over a majority of the lines, as I had just finished reading it, although I might listen so I could learn how to pronounce some of those strange Star Wars words/names. :D

I hear that your PC's name will be spoken, which will be sweet. :D

07-04-2003, 07:57 AM
I personally see no problem with this handicap as well. You'll just have to imagine his voice for yourself.

I hear that your PC's name will be spoken, which will be sweet.
From what I've read, they won't do this. Yes, your name might appear in the dialogue text, ie "May the Force be with you, Starscream", but you will simply hear "May the Force be with you". Kinda like how they managed to avoid speaking your name in Neverwinter Nights.

07-04-2003, 08:07 AM
I prefer there to be no voice. Like others have said, the whole point is you are pretending the character is you, and it would be harder to get into character if you had a voice that sounds nothing like yours. Much better this way.

07-04-2003, 06:25 PM
they wont use your name, because then they might pronounce it wrong (and all star wras names are wierd) so if yoru name is bob they might say "any last wishes boob"

Calda Raric
07-06-2003, 05:35 AM
On Madden 2002 for the Xbox it said my name and it was very clear.;)

07-12-2003, 07:59 PM
The thing with EA games though is that they only do it for names already in the game. For example if your name is John Flabfiafjlebafkba then they will call you Ned if there is a player with that name already in the game, and as Flabfiafjlebafkba is not in the game, the name will not be pronounced.

I know this because the same thing happened/happens to me in the NHL series, as my first name is already in the game due to Jason Arnott, among others, but my last name sadly is not shared with any NHL players, causing the announcer to call out "Jason!" everytime which is very unrealistic. :(

So anyways, to get back on topic, KotOR rules! :D