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Oh ! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" /> I didn't expect that ! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" />


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Yeah, I'm going to agree here. The demo's death knight voice was not excatly great, but it wasn't ear-bleedingly awful. This new guy sounds like a trucker trying to sound menacing and bellowing his lines with absolutely no voice-acting training at all, he's simply and utterly terrible. Mind you the guard voices are definitely better than they were. Oh well, tis the gameplay that matters.

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Yes, the demo Death Knight voice was not fantastic, but I could live with it.
But the new one.. Along with my first attempt at saving causing a crash to desktop, it will probably be a while before I play BD again. (frustration needs to wear off)

Why did they change "I have no emotion" to "HEAR ME BELLOW!"? He sounds more like a barbarian han a Death Knight.

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Nothing more to say, just quoting what i have said 2 months ago.

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As i said it before i like the DK voice as it is now and i am used to it.
And it is certain that if the DK voice is changed, there will be other people who will say : "The DK voice sucks".
So Larian will have to change it again and again and again......

[color:"yellow"]It is the never ending story of the DeathKnight's Voice [/color] <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ouch.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />

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Nothing more to say, just quoting what i have said 2 months ago.

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As i said it before i like the DK voice as it is now and i am used to it.
And it is certain that if the DK voice is changed, there will be other people who will say : "The DK voice sucks".
So Larian will have to change it again and again and again......

[color:"yellow"]It is the never ending story of the DeathKnight's Voice [/color] <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ouch.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />

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Will the running punch line be.. "Death, to the Knights voice!"


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Oh gods <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

If he does indeed sound like a bellowing truck driver, it will fit in with the Dennis the Death Knight image I now have stuck in my head, thanks to plowking <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Does anyone have a sample of the demo death knight voice? (I'd rather not download the whole demo for just wanting like a 5 sec speech).

The new voice is ... umm ...

I liked Divine Divinity's voice, but the voice so far isn't so great. Oh well.

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This topic has a couple modifications as well as the original sound files;

Samples of new and improved death night's voice

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Is there a way to delete the death knights voice entirly? Like removing a sound file without screwing up the game? I like the other voices, but god damn he is annoying.

Talking about retail version btw. Larian do you guys listen to these voices after you make them smirk

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Wow, I don't think the DK's voice is bad at all. I think its a lot better than the demo. Too bad they couldn't get James Earl Jones! He would have been perfect! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" />


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Is there a way to delete the death knights voice entirely? Like removing a sound file without screwing up the game? I like the other voices, but god damn he is annoying.


that means he has done his job well. the script demands that he plays an irritable character. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />



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The DK voice now fits the character. While the voice wouldn't cut it in a Disney film, it is certainly good enough for an rpg. Some people are way too picky.


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I agree, the new samples sound fine. I dont expect the voice acting to win academy awards, have tears in my eyes at the sheer beauty of it, as my ears shudder to the exquisite nature of the dulcet tones caressing my eardrums. No, I dont require that, and honestly the new voice doest sound so bad. Even the original wasnt terrible. Truse me Ive heard terrible and this isnt <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> Its good enough to not be irritating but not so good Ill remember it for the rest of my life. In other words, pretty much what I expect for voice acting in a game <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

For goodness sake Larian specifically delayed release to re record the voice for their fans. I cant think of another company would do that. So stop whining like a spoilt child who wont be satisfied no matter what its given and enjoy what youve got. Its a lot better than whats been served up by some other titles <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

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This topic has a couple modifications as well as the original sound files;

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I thought the "evil" samples from Muze would have been perfect. The new DK is OK, but I was actually starting to like the old voice the more I played the demo.

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I agree, the new samples sound fine. I dont expect the voice acting to win academy awards, have tears in my eyes at the sheer beauty of it, as my ears shudder to the exquisite nature of the dulcet tones caressing my eardrums. No, I dont require that, and honestly the new voice doest sound so bad. Even the original wasnt terrible. Truse me Ive heard terrible and this isnt <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> Its good enough to not be irritating but not so good Ill remember it for the rest of my life. In other words, pretty much what I expect for voice acting in a game <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

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Its your opinion that its better, its mine that its worse...I cant stand his voice, but what really makes me wonder is why almost every other voice is so good.

I think they were trying for an extreme factor to his voice being a Death Knight and all, but I think they overdid it.

All I know is that I have to turn the volume down on my speakers every time he speaks cause its such a distraction from the game for me.

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Send me your copy of the game so I can find out for sure if I agree with you!!

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>it goes beyond just a matter of taste

You'll nevertheless forgive me if I want to wait and decide for myself rather than take your word for it? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


And I was right to do so. I have no problem with the DK's voice. Therefore, it does NOT go beyond a matter of taste, therefore the poster is WRONG to make that statement.

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In my view, statements like “oh it’s just a matter of taste” and/or “It’s all subjective” aren't the best arguments for defending (and sometimes detracting from) something.

By that same logic someone could post that pong is a better quality game than BD and be 100% correct since it’s “all subjective”. Sure, on one hand people are entitled to their opinions, but come on there’s got to be a line drawn somewhere.

extended edit note: I think a large part of my dissatisfaction with the DK's voice stems from the fact that I found the prime characters in DD to all have much better VO work. Just for clarification, and for the record, I've used all six extensively and I think they all rock-the-house ! erm, sorry, just suffered a momentary DD fanboi moment there. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

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Oh for goodness sake. Poor Larian must be ready to tear their eyeballs out and eat them after reading the new raft of complaints about the DK's voice... that'll teach them for being stand-up folks, redoing the entire voice set because fans complained about the last one.

Y'all got what you asked for. Or in some cases, whined about. A new voice for the DK because you didn't like the last one. Now y'all don't like this one either. Arrghhhh. Face it, neither voice set is going to win any awards, but both of them do the job. Now quitcherbitching and go play the danged game. That's what I'm doing and I'm flat having a blast!

BTW, Larian, thanks for tweaking the combat. I'm not having any trouble at all targeting enemies. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />

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By that same logic someone could post that pong is a better quality game than BD and be 100% correct since it’s “all subjective”. Sure, on one hand people are entitled to their opinions, but come on there’s got to be a line drawn somewhere.
Your logic is in error. They couldn't say that pong is a better quality game and be 100% correct. Making that statement eshews any subjectivity! If they said "I like pong better than BD" then they could be 100% correct.

Do please try and get your logic right if you're going to argue semantics. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

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