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Game News Pillars of Eternity II gets full voice acting

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Thonius Savant

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    Yeah but when people actually saw screen they saw lack of style, lack of just about anything... in my book for example Underail graphic > Wasteland 2.
    You can make graphic cheap and look nice...
     
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  2. Blakemoreland Hybrid Boss Magister Patron

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    Look, I’m not defending them. My point is that some players will bitch about practically anything, including the things they like. If a developer takes everything they say at face value he will have problems down the road. If Fargo realised at that time how insincere this “we don’t care about graphics” mantra was, he would probably avoid using Unity assets to save money, and the art direction would be more uniform. Do you want another example also involving players feedback and InXile? Consider how everyone assumed, without a shred of evidence, that a spiritual sucessor to PS:T would be good with little combat using the argument that only the story mattered. It turns out that that was a mistake and T:ToN would be much better with a engrossing combat system.
     
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  3. Quillon Cipher

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    Players don't know what they want, telemetry ftw :ehue:
     
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  4. Nazrim Eldrak Educated

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    I just wonder why they (and other companies) don´t give the option to activate/deactivate full VOX.
    With that they could increase their target group.:smug:
     
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  5. Junmarko Ravioli di canguro Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Bubbles In Memoria Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Kneejerk response here to the surprise announcements is always scrutiny, usually for the best. But Obsidian are so consistent with their project reports. It's with unfortunate cases like ToN - less transparency during development overall, and complete then silence if called out on something - probably not good.
     
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  6. Cross Scholar

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    The voice acting in the first Pillars ranged from unremarkable to subpar despite only a small portion of the game being voiced.

    Now they're voicing an entire game, and relatively late in the development cycle. I have a very hard time believing the performances will be anything to write home about (well, write home about in positive terms).

    Another thought: what if they came up with the lore hyperlinks in Tyranny specifically to reduce the cost of VO, since unlike a character's expository dialogue, the exposition in a hyperlink wouldn't need to be voiced?
    :philosoraptor:

    That means that the game being fully voiced wouldn't actually place any limits on the amount of exposition, in fact, it would give them even less restraints. This must have been their plan all along...

    :0-13:
     
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  7. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Heh, I will. Thonius, the clear mandate from the backers was "graphics should be last priority" ... not "don't spend money on graphics but make sure they look fuckin great anyway" :lol:
     
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  8. Quillon Cipher

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    In any case isn't it a good thing since we hate long expository sections? Fuck their intentions, judge the outcome.
     
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  9. Thonius Savant

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    Well...there is such thing as art-direction. Instead they bought some shitty 3d stock models. And pulled out graphic from 2006.
     
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  10. Iskramor Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Nothing to see here just horrible english passing trough.
     
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  11. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    I'm a non-feminine, non-masculine robot who finds extreme femininity and masculinity intimidating. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  12. Blakemoreland Hybrid Boss Magister Patron

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    You may like to see yourself that way, but no, you are not. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  13. Kyl Von Kull Arcane

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    There you go again shoving your robo-sexual agenda in everyone's face. There they were, totally minding their own business while speculating about your gender, and you just had to flaunt your robo-sexuality. Why can't you silicon justice warriors keep this stuff to yourselves?

    Edit: some of my best friends are robots.
     
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  14. Thonius Savant

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    I found you a perfect match!
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  15. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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  16. Pizzashoes Educated

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  17. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    To be honest that survey is shit,most of the questions are obvious and some are very cultural related. How the fuck burning insects and being pyromaniac makes you more masculine is beyond me.
     
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  18. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    The girly girl activities of killing insects for pleasure and setting things on fire?

    You know who does those things, tomboys.
     
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  19. thesheeep Arcane

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    Both of you misunderstand the survey. They do not ask questions to "determine" your gender.
    It asks questions, THEN asks for your gender, and then puts all of that into a database - for example, to see how many of those stereotypes are still valid.

    At the end, you do get an average of where you stand in comparison with other participants, though.
     
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  20. HeatEXTEND Arbiter

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    for the record, Zelda sounds like a whiny bitch in botw, talk about dropping the ball
     
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  21. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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  22. thesheeep Arcane

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    Damn, I'm in a super healthy psychological state.
    I always knew it!
     
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  23. Gecos Learned

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  24. Anhur Arcane

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    "top-tier isometric RPGs"

    But PoE isn't one, that's for sure.
     
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  25. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Being at max of both is kind of retarded and pretty far from being a good thing. Can you imagine sitting on the couch,knitting and while watching MMA and crying because of how it stir your feelings. It is good to have some femininity while being a masculine guy and vice versa. Having both at max means that you are some kind of schizophrenic and emotionally unstable.
     
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