Noel's insane hand gestures.

#1 Posted by ick_bop (109 posts) -

Those stupid animations never match up with anything he says, it's like he's using sign language just in case someone doesn't understand Coconish. I don't remember 13 having this problem, but it's good for a laugh, I guess.

#2 Posted by Dagbiker (6976 posts) -

You have to realize, he originally spoke Japanese. Some things are lost in translation.

#3 Posted by ick_bop (109 posts) -

@Dagbiker:

Yeah, but the other characters don't do it, it's like some odd character trait. Perhaps future Yeul was deaf.

#4 Edited by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@Dagbiker said:

You have to realize, he originally spoke Japanese. Some things are lost in translation.

Pretty much that and there will always be Japanese mannerisms in Japanese games. Going through and changing everything would be insanely time consuming. That's why you always see things like walking with arms behind the head or that ridiculous smell-their-finger pose cocky bastards have sometimes. 
#5 Posted by Marokai (2970 posts) -

Alyssa's mannerisms are far more prominent than Noel's. I think she pointed her finger at someone or something every time I saw her.

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#6 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4973 posts) -
@Marokai said:

Alyssa's mannerisms are far more prominent than Noel's. I think she pointed her finger at someone or something every time I saw her.

  
#7 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3052 posts) -

Isn't Noel a girl's name?

#8 Posted by Hailinel (24783 posts) -

@Zenaxzd said:

@Dagbiker said:

You have to realize, he originally spoke Japanese. Some things are lost in translation.

Pretty much that and there will always be Japanese mannerisms in a Japanese games. Going through and changing everything would be insanely time consuming. That's why you always see things like walking with arms behind the head or that ridiculous smell-their-finger pose cocky bastards have sometimes.

Yeah. Complaining about this would be like complaining how people in some Japanese games bow in greeting each other. It's a polite gesture in the culture the game was made in. If an American game features someone flipping the bird, they're not necessarily going to remove or change that gesture when the game is released in countries where the bird has no inherent meaning.

#9 Posted by Hailinel (24783 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror said:

Isn't Noel a girl's name?

Noel, pronounced No-EL, is a girl's name.

Noel, pronounced NOH-el, is a boy's name.

#10 Posted by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

You have to realize, he originally spoke Japanese. Some things are lost in translation.

I don't think that's the case though. The OP isn't upset that there ae gestures, but that they don't match up to what's being said. Noel does that a lot where his tone of voice doesn't match up with his facial expressions (ie sounds pissed when the character model looks like he wants to laugh) or seems really out of place considering the setting or situation. I think that either down to voice acting or voice direction and not a Japanese thing. It's similar to how in Skyrim, whether a character's voice is screaming, laughing their ass off, crying, or enraged, they just kinda wobble left and right with a blank look on their face.

#11 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

@ick_bop said:

Those stupid animations never match up with anything he says, it's like he's using sign language just in case someone doesn't understand Coconish. I don't remember 13 having this problem, but it's good for a laugh, I guess.

He reminds me of Special Agent Francis York Morgan, ha! Ha!

#12 Posted by Encephalon (1262 posts) -

Does anyone rub the back of their head when they're flustered or embarrassed? That's my favorite.

#13 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@Encephalon said:

Does anyone rub the back of their head when they're flustered or embarrassed? That's my favorite.

In Japan, probably yeah. Already went over that early in the thread. Japanese mannerisms etc. 
#14 Posted by Encephalon (1262 posts) -

@Zenaxzd: Well, I meant in the game.

#15 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@Encephalon: Oh, dunno about that :P 
#16 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2054 posts) -

You'd use crazy hand gestures too if you lived through the end of the world.

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