« on: November 06, 2011, 09:41:06 AM »
I feel like a majority of these comments are expressing that they actually WANT voice acting in Zelda. I really thought there was a bit more skepticism in that area of Nintendo games, especially Zelda. I guess I'm wrong though..
But regarding the voice acting, here's what's wrong with that, (not everyone's opinion, but the idea itself) people are going to bitch. Whether you like it or not, you know this to be true. Don't forget about Other M.
Now, where do I stand on voice acting in one of Nintendo's most iconic series? Well allow me let you down softly. I personally, do NOT want Link to be voiced by anyone. Not even someone that was handpicked by Miyamoto-san himself.
Now, before any of you reply in rage, please let me explain myself. I genuinely feel like there is so much mystery to the character that is Link, and that the mystery is a good thing. And I never want that taken away, nor do I want someone to say, "Hey, here's who link is, here's what WE say he should sound like, and any particular view or characterization you might of had of him, is irrelevant now."
I don't know about you, but I would politely tell that person to F' off. As gamers, I feel we are entitled to our own artistic license. In other words, we should be able to imagine something in the way WE want to, not the way we are instructed to. Don't tell me how Link "should" sounds like, because he's never not had a voice to me.
Now as far as the world Link explores, and the people he interacts with. I am not against that. Some people might use the same argument I expressed above for the supporting cast of Zelda, but for me personally, I wouldn't mind those people being voiced. It would solve one problem discussed above "reading while cut-scenes are happening." You wouldn't have to worry about that anymore. Because A. Those people would have voice acting, and B. Link wouldn't be talking anyways.
That is one option I see as a possible win for both sides. Anything else seems unfair, and an insult to us as fans. "You're not smart enough to imagine the character of Link, so hey! We'll do it for you!"
Don't want to be a kill joy, but no thank you.