Why dont the Pokemon games have vioce acting?

Why dont the Pokemon games have vioce acting?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The directors would literally explode hearing non-japanese voices in the translated games

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A guy asked Ohmori and Masuda just that in the SwSh media cycle. Ohmori said it's because it would be too hard to do quality control on the voice acting across all releases, along with production itself being harder if all dialogue needs to be voice acted.
    Masuda then said that he personally doesn't like voice acting in games because it annoys him if a character's voice is different than how he imagines it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >laziness and autism
      If true, can't say I expected less

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can check yourself if you want to, it was actualy a fairly wide "deep look into Gamefreak's brain" interview by... GameInformer I think was it? Something with Game in the name.
        IMO they should just do what Nintendo does on most of their games and make characters do grunts/laughs/sounds and shit. It's charming and doesn't need to fit the written dialogue so it's also easy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >doesn't like voice acting in games because it annoys him if a character's voice is different than how he imagines it
      pretty keyed opinion

      No financial or creative incentive. "You'll buy it anyways" is pretty much a company motto at this point, why splurge or put in the extra effort when the "core mainline pokemon game" tag is enough to sell 15+ million?

      also this
      and ALSO because the series was originally for low powered handhelds until recently
      >in before switch is a low powered handheld

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Masuda is based for once. I have a lot of fun imagining how the characters would sound.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      These are literally the best responses. I hate hearing shitty English voice acting that sounds nothing like what I picture the characters having. Thank god for these two, I never want to hear VA work in Pokemon. Shitty fake job.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      At the very least, they can just have the characters do soundbytes and use the same voices across all translations. Like in a lot of older Zelda games, when someone spoke and you would hear, "Hwooah?" or "Ha ha ha!" or "Hrrrmm...".

      No voice acting but OBVIOUSLY HAVING LIP SYNCING is as fucking bad as the PS1 era of gaming where there was voice acting, but all the characters mouths were closed.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I would prefer Japanese VA with English subs, I'm surprised at how many games I just use the Japanese audio in retrospective

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >OBVIOUSLY HAVING LIP SYNCING is as fucking bad as the PS1 era of gaming where there was voice acting, but all the characters mouths were closed.

        ADX has literally made middleware to mitigate lip-syncing issues as far back as the PS2 era.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          *CRI, not ADX

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >there was voice acting, but all the characters mouths were closed
          name 5 games other than MGS1 where this happens

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You should reply to to the person who said that, not the one whose quoting it.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              good idea

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Then the MC in PLA has voice like Link for no reason. I hate these lying fuckers. I hate Masuda the most because he always have some fucking retarded anwers

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        PLA doesn't have voice acting though. It's literally just very limited moments of the MC grunting for gameplay purposes. By that logic SwSh has voice acting because it has humans chanting during stadium battles.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Both are correct.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ohmori and Masuda are based in these regards. Who the fuck want to keep hearing a fucking brit woman as a female VA again?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >quality control
      As if they've been doing any of that the past few years.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One of the only times that I can say “Based Masuda”, pokémon never had voice acting other than some stafium announcers and it would just sound pretty weird if there was voice acting

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What a fucking autist

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >hard to do quality
      are they genuinely afraid of another zelda CD-I?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no they've just played other video games

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >because it annoys him if a character's voice is different than how he imagines it.
      Unironically based opinion. He knows he can't have full creative control over localization since that's TPC's job, so it's inevitable that out of the many languages Pokemon officially supports, one of them will have a voice that doesn't suit his personal beliefs.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No financial or creative incentive. "You'll buy it anyways" is pretty much a company motto at this point, why splurge or put in the extra effort when the "core mainline pokemon game" tag is enough to sell 15+ million?

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If anything they should do JP voice acting and JP only

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    voice acting in JRPGs is fucking dogshit 99% of the time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mandatory (you) as this is a true statement and VAfags will ignore it as usual

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's dogshit only at USA dub, just like all USA dubs. The British dub at Xenoblade Chronicles is great.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >what is voice volume
      >what do you mean every other AAA game got it today

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, I don't trust TPCI & GF to let us choose text and voice languages seperately so it's probably for the best.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's pretty obvious it's just time concerns and rushed development. You can tell by the way the cutscenes are shot and directed that they were made with voice acting in mind. It's jarring as fuck to see the characters emote and even move their mouths accurately and hear nothing .

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Source: my ass.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Laziness, incompetence, the usual

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unless voice acting is extremely, extremely high quality I'd rather not have it at all.

    I was playing Great Ace Attorney and the voice acting in the cutscenes actually made the game worse for me because of how fucking cringey some of the lines sounded. The only game I played in the past 5 years that had voice acting I liked was FE3H.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The only game I played in the past 5 years that had voice acting I liked was FE3H.
      They did nail a lot of the characters in that one, Hilda, Flayn, Seteth and Hubert in particular surprised me of how well they were done
      I honestly don't mind it if jrpgs are voice acted, you are supposed to pay attention to the screen so reading isn't much of an issue

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Voice acting in anything that isn't natively English is going to be shit 90% of the time because it's treated like how it is: a frivolous addition. It's not something anything needs to succeed and it's not taken seriously by anybody who actually makes things. The entry barrier is so low the people in the industry have to gatekeep the living shit out of the "profession" because for every voice actor demanding a better wage you have ten thousand blue haired nerdy fatasses who will do it for even cheaper just to be involved with their favorite series without having to do any actual work, and when studios only care about cutting costs that's who they're going to hire if they really feel pressured to add it since hiring real actors is too expensive.
    Just have the devs voice act, it's cheaper and more memorable to hear a programmer stumble through some lines than some "career VA" who can only sound like a 12 year old's impression of Goku.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The biggest problem with VA will be the English version will be filled with trannies to appease the yanks because they don't understand nuance.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's literally no reason a player should be agaisnt voice acting in these games, especially when they're going out of their way to create atmospheres that demand voice acting.
    Even if you're deathly allergic to English voices, miscasted voices, or whatever, a good dev would include decent volume options in the game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > There's literally no reason a player should be agaisnt voice acting in these games
      Why would I want the devs to waste time and money implementing a feature I won’t use?

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thinking objectively, it's probably because they don't outdo the anime at casting choice.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Voice actors cost money and you'll still buy it anyway even if there isn't any voice acting.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wait for the characters to be added to Masters then you can imagine their voices when you read their dialogue

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Masters did good until Dawn now has a lisp.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    all i want is voice acting or something like splatoon voices if they're gonna pretend like they're singing

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wtf she actually says that?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yup

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If there were more champions, would that change our relationship?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I mean, it's implied there are more champions, there just haven't been any new ones recently. So Nemona's probably wiped all the other champions, too.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I mean, it's implied there are more champions, there just haven't been any new ones recently. So Nemona's probably wiped all the other champions, too.

          Geeta literally tells the MC Nemona held back in her champion's assessment vs Geeta and that she was so excited the MC came along, as there was no-one on her level and you had the best potential to reach it.
          You two are the Paldean power couple - the two strongest trainers in the entire region.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hate this. Why even have dialog options.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's kind of a meme/running gag to do this thing in JRPGs ever since Dragon Quest did it
          They subvert it in some of the Paper Mario games where giving the wrong answer just instantly gives you a game over

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it would be the same dogshit voice actors that every anime game gets in the west and with no option to choose japanese voices

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People forget that JA va demand CEO tier wages while Western VA are very uptight and selfish with their request. VA is a money pitfall.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1. It's utterly pointless and would add anything other than woefully poor performances. Especially on the western side of things.
    2. It's GF. Just imagine how much shit they'd have to cut to fit that in.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean fair, I'm sure we'd end up losing another quarter of the dex or something because smarr indie companyuru

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only retards are asking for every text box voice acted, and only retards aren't asking for the cutscenes voice acted. They're so awkward being silent.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unrelated question but are the only post game activities raids and the school tournament?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >He didn’t unlock the NTR graphic novel at the end

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        God I unironically wish. I want to cuck Nemona so bad by choosing Arven over her.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because fuck you. Of all things they should spend anything on it's not voice acting. Voice acting in Breath of the Wild is a net negative. And if you've ever watched TPCi dubbed anime it's also a net negative. It's total fucking dogshit. Try playing Pokémon Masters with the dub it's fucking horrible. Not having voice acting is the correct decision.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All the fandubs of Nemona disappoint me because they're all so plain and don't have a hint of Spanglish. That's fine for the Pokemon anime but Masters has tempered my standards of premium Pokemon voice acting.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Yandere hyper competent class student council president
    Pokemon is turning into a romcom

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they would get shit voice actors. Look at Masters, 90% of the voices suck and are annoying.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hope Roxie's in your 10%

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pokken is the big one. Nia is fucking terrible in English. Fucking Atlus have to localize shoe string budget games and get far better VA's.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >If anything they should do JP voice acting and JP only.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i think is becaus pokmon is toodler series and the stories are not that heavy or serious like other jrpg

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SV and Sun/Moon had some heavy themes involving parents.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm pretty sure they'd somehow find a way to make the game more glitch and laggy with the voices

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they've got other shit they need to fix first
    The fact that this even became a point of interest among the fanbase just shows how not even you idiots have your fucking priorities straight, so how the fuck do you expect Game Freak to

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pokemon should have Star Fox/Banjo Kazooie style voice acting.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Final boss villain as world becomes clouded and dark
      >BUH BUH BUH BUH BUH

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >TPCi voice acting
    Please no, they already ruined the ashnime dub

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gamefreak is cheap. I'd only expect them to add voices once text to speech AIs get advanced enough to do convincing emotions with minimal effort

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    as an esl, i'd be fine with voice acting. english gets the low effort trash, not the other relevant languages
    but we're talking pokémon, so tpci's filthy hands would be all over the thing... same bottom tier as the anime.
    so let's pass on that

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The FE cast was busy.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The games are buggy shit they should probably work on that first before adding fluff

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