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Yohein
05-16-2006, 01:08 PM
Activision is reediting LucasArts classics in Spain, and Grim Fandango is one of the selected games!
Probably you're not interested on this :lol: but I'm quite "proud" (just to give it a name :lol:) that, if I'm not wrong, Spain is the only country where you can find a new, original Grim Fandango. So the game is alive and kicking again! :lol:

Let's hope LucasArts follows this example, because it's "Classic Store" is now composed by Lego Star Wars, Starfighter, Armed & Dangerous...

VampireNaomi
05-17-2006, 03:39 AM
Actually, I am interested in that because it would be cool to play GF in Spanish. If I had a credit card other than Electron, I'd buy the game at once. Thanks for telling us.

Yohein
05-17-2006, 09:33 AM
Once I said I would record samples from the Spanish version of Grim Fandango so you can hear the Spanish voices. I did that with Monkey Island 4, I'll try to do that with Grim.

Yohein
05-23-2006, 10:43 AM
Ok, later but here you are. I'm replaying the game in Spanish and I recorded some samples. If you're interested, I'll record some more for other characters (I'll do it when I reach a good situation with them).

Introduction. Mainly, you can hear Manny talking all the time, but Celso appears too, and Eva says his phrase, of course.

http://dadott.zonadictos.net/files/intro.mp3

Don Copal shouting at Manny after picking up Meche. Of course, the most important character in this scene is Copal, but you can also hear Manny talking, and Domino's phrase (for Domino, I'll record his final scene, for it is the best moment to show the character's voice)

http://dadott.zonadictos.net/files/copal.mp3

And finally, Salvador Limones talking with Manny, introducing him the LSA (AAP in the Spanish version).

http://dadott.zonadictos.net/files/salvador.mp3

I would be very interested if you say what do you think of the acting.
By the way, for VampireNaomi :D Nick Virago has Copal's voice in the Spanish version. Of course, the style the actor uses is much different, but you can make an idea before I reach Nick's scene :D

elbiolin
05-23-2006, 12:03 PM
Well, I don't think that the actors are bad but the problem is that they have to read their lines while the original actors recorded them first and then the artists made the animations and mouth sync. But I don't think they're bad.

Anyway, something that it's kind of weird to me is that change from mexican to spanish voices.
What accent is that from Salvador Limones? He doesn't seem spanish.
Is he southamerican or just performing that kind of voice?

Yohein
05-23-2006, 12:11 PM
No, all the actors are Spanish, the accents are "fake". They introduced this kind of accents in certain characters in order to keep the "mexican" style of the game. In English they could show this by making Manny and other characters say Spanish words, but in the Spanish version this is impossible. Domino, Chepito, Olivia, Salvador and Chowchilla Charlie had this "latin/mexican/argentinian accent"

And yes, if you watch the videos you can see the lip sync is worse than the original version, of course, but it still fits very well. I don't think it looks like they're just reading, I think they did a great job and maintained the emotion in the acting.

elbiolin
05-23-2006, 12:12 PM
Can you show us some pixs from box and papers? Is there any design change besides spanish text?

Yohein
05-23-2006, 12:17 PM
No diference.

http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/1132173564-01.jpg

http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/1132173390-02.jpg

http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/1132173564-00.jpg

By the way, the translation of that last back cover is quite bad. The new reedition has a much better one.

elbiolin
05-23-2006, 12:30 PM
I don't think it looks like they're just reading, I think they did a great job and maintained the emotion in the acting.

Of course they did! I was just pointing some difficulties of redoing the voices since I used to work on animation and many times we had to work with voices recorded earlier.

elbiolin
05-23-2006, 12:44 PM
Do you have that mural image on your jewel case?!!
Can you make us a good scan of it?

Yohein
05-23-2006, 01:01 PM
I'm sorry. I don't have the original edition, with the mural and jewel case. I bought this new edition, which appeared a few days ago, and it comes in DVD box, with no mural :D

And of course, dubbing is extremely difficult. You have to worry about the acting, of course, but you have to be careful with the lip sync and everything else, while the original actor (I'm talking about animation now) can focus just in acting. Anyway, Grim Fandango Spanish dubbing is considered, by almost everybody who has played the game here, one of the best dubbings ever made in Spain. I remember when I used to read reviews of the game and comments of the users, all of them mentioned that the dubbing was incredible.

elbiolin
05-23-2006, 01:13 PM
Ok! I think the game should be great in spanish.
Thanks for the quick replies!
Maybe I should ask for that mural in a new thread.

VampireNaomi
05-23-2006, 03:00 PM
I love them in Spanish! I don't understand a word of what they're saying, but hearing the characters speak this language is just cool. Does anyone know if there is a French version of the game?

Yohein
05-23-2006, 04:13 PM
According to DOD, yes there is (in the web there are even some screenshots). I think I'll take screenshots from the Spanish version and send them to that web, so they can include them in the Languages section.
If you're interested in hearing a certain character's Spanish voice, tell me :D Next I'll record Hector, Domino and Lola's death scene (I find this one even better in Spanish).

Yohein
05-27-2006, 06:29 AM
Copal is sprouted.

http://dadott.zonadictos.net/files/hector.mp3

You can here Hector in this file. This is one of my favourites acting in the Spanish version. Domino and Copal talk too, of course.

elbiolin
05-27-2006, 02:09 PM
Did you hear noise while you were recording this clip? Because there is some.
By the way, Domino has an argentinian accent. I would like to hear some more. Nice!

Yohein
05-27-2006, 02:23 PM
Argh, that's my fault. While I was recording, I "clicked" a few folders in Windows Explorer to search other files, and that must be the sound you mean.
By the way, in this video you can see the bad translation the game has... they translated Hector "pick up" as "pick" :smash:

VampireNaomi
05-28-2006, 06:13 AM
Hector sounds really interesting. I like it how all characters have voices different from the English ones, but still sound good. They did nice work at choosing the VAs.

Yohein
05-28-2006, 07:23 AM
This is dedicated to VampireNaomi :D : Nick Virago.

http://dadott.zonadictos.net/files/nick.mp3

This one is Lola's death scene.

http://dadott.zonadictos.net/files/lola.mp3

And I think these are the last files... because I can't stand the Spanish translation. Now that I have played the English version, the Spanish texts are even worse...

Scorpicus
05-29-2006, 12:18 PM
Hectors voice reminds me of Jabba the Hut

VampireNaomi
05-30-2006, 03:03 AM
Aah, Nick. :D I really prefer the English voice in this case, but he's not bad in Spanish.

What's up with Lola, though? She sounds like an old lady.

Yohein
05-30-2006, 08:45 AM
Mmm, she sounds ok for me. In fact, I find Nick's Spanish voice very similar to the English one :D

Scorpicus
05-30-2006, 10:29 AM
Nicks voice lacks that nice Irish twang that I'm sure many fan girls *coughs Naomi* like. :rolleyes:

But Lola's... its more irratating then in the English version! Like a senile old lady whos lost her grandson in the London underground, worked herself into a tearful mess and is now moaning about it to everyone in sight.

Yohein
05-30-2006, 12:57 PM
But Lola's... its more irratating then in the English version! Like a senile old lady whos lost her grandson in the London underground, worked herself into a tearful mess and is now moaning about it to everyone in sight.

:D :D :D
Well, I didn't find Lola irritating, nor in the English version nor the Spanish version.

Scorpicus
05-31-2006, 02:35 AM
It's her whole photo plan, it's just so stupid! I mean how did she really think she was gonna get away with taking it in the first place - was she under the delusion that a camera flash was hard to spot in a darkened room??

Then when she runs out of the casket instead of hiding herself, she hides the photo (WTF??) Surely with all that time she had to lay down the trail of clues she could have found a decent hiding place for herself and simply keep the photo with her? But the thing is, is that she didn't even need to hide- just go and stay somewhere that is surrounded by people. Mannys casino for example, she was even there for a while; Nick couldn't have shot her if people were able to watch!

But instead she chooses to go and hide all alone in the lighthouse leaving the key with Lupe - WTF?? Surely she should have taken the key with her and locked the light house door behind her to stop anyone following her?

O.K lets say that the whole unthought out plan goes to plan and she manages to get the photo without being sprouted and by some wild stretch of the imagination she manages to get into Maximino's office, what did she expect to do? Say: "hey Max, take a look at this photo, your girlfriend's been cheating on you with your lawyer - want a hug?"

Little to say my sympathy to her is limited.

VampireNaomi
05-31-2006, 03:50 AM
Oh my God, Scorpicus, are you psychic or something? You just described my next fanfic down to a tee. You had all the details from crowded places to Max's reaction.

Scorpicus
05-31-2006, 03:59 AM
Ah, the psychic frog knows all - past, present and... future!

Yohein
05-31-2006, 08:32 AM
Well, but thanks to Lola Year 2 is longer and more things happen :D

Shuz
06-03-2006, 03:02 AM
Ah, the psychic frog knows all - past, present and... future!

All hail the hypno-toad! (ignore this if you do not watch Futurama :p)

Scorpicus
06-03-2006, 11:14 AM
Ah, Futurama - one of the only things on TV I actually like!

urluckyday
06-08-2006, 03:14 PM
Ever any plans for re-release in the US?

Yohein
03-25-2007, 05:49 AM
Okay, late but here they are :lol:
Domino and Meche (Merche, in Spanish) are important characters and I wanted to record some samples (there's one sample with Domino and his "final scene" and another one when Manny finds Meche in Year 3, and Domino and Glottis appear too). I've got Chepito and his song and the gatekeeper at the end of the world, too.

http://rapidshare.com/files/22676639/gf.rar.html

By the way, Domino's argentinian accent is terrible (I don't know if elbiolin is still around here, but probably he would notice this :lol: ). Chepito's mexican accent is much better, and the song in Spanish is still cool.

gusjc
03-26-2007, 01:57 PM
Hey.
I've got the original game in spanish, since I've lived for a long time in Argentina.
I don't like the game in spanish much, I rather the english one.. I think it's because of the fake accents they use. Argentinian and Mexican accents are way different.
Anyway, the game stills being awesome. :)

elbiolin
03-27-2007, 02:17 PM
Arrgh!! Domino it's an spaniard actor doing an argentinian accent from the thirties :)!!!
I felt like watching a Carlos Gardel movie.
They should've used mexican actors for the dubbing. Oh, well ...
I remeber mexicans used to do this when they had to dub a mean character or a maffia guy.