How do you make good video game dialogue?

How do you make good video game dialogue?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    1. Be a good writer
    2. Be creative, think outside the box, be original
    3. (Bonus) Be funny

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    is that from velma?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Workaholics writers board of quips that need to be retired, circa 2016. Sad this shit still applies so well to video games.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They did another one.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I haven't played that game but somehow I know all these phrases are in the new saints row

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Dude weed lmao: The Television Series deciding which jokes are overused

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Never seen the show, just giving context.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Words words words doesn't really work in a medium that's so fast and action oriented. Try to be brief while saying all that the player needs to know.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    By being japanese

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >We have to do our best to defeat the ancient demon overlord with the power of friendship
      >Yes! Let's do our best!

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        That's just a matter of shitty renderings of 頑張る and its variants. Notice how it sounds normal in some circumstances while it sounds odd in others. There is no one perfect way to interpret/render it in English, and it's up to the translator's discretion to ensure that the proper feeling and intent is carried through.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    My favourite line is
    >tell me you _____ without telling me you ____

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Using the character's archetype as much as possible and writing the most ideal things. I personally dislike huge amounts of text, so I write my characters to only say things I really want them to say.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Read a lot, and a wide variety of materials, and learn what great, good, average, bad, and terrible dialogue looks like.
    Those who write but seldom read are pretty easy to pick out from people who clearly read often. However, your output is only as good as your input, so making sure that you absorb a lot of different things rather than just a narrow few things will help to make sure your influences don't shine through too hard in any one place.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >try to make the opening scene
    >ended up with 500 lines of text that explain absolutely nothing about the lore
    God I thought learning about writing was a meme until I tried it myself.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      no one cares about the lore of your story

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Is "vay Jay jay" and "white people problems" actually in the game?

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Try to be the opposite of someone who has no life experience, went to college and is only familiar with Harry Potter, Marvel, Star Wars and whatever the media tells them.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    bunp

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