Chie's new voice

#1 Posted by JOURN3Y (230 posts) -

Playing through Persona 4: Arena with Chie's new voice didn't matter much since it was a fighting game. But now playing through Persona 4: Golden is hard, a world with a new Chie voice is just weird. It looks like her, its saying the right lines, but its just not right.

#2 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1993 posts) -

Aha! Is this our chance...

... to have a semi-logical reasoning other than not spending $300 dollars on this? Phew.

#3 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1240 posts) -

I thought it was not that good in P4A. It was just lacking that Chie spirit.

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#4 Edited by Azteck (7449 posts) -

THEY CANNOT JUST CHANGE CHIE LIKE THAT.

Edit: Do I really have to clarify this comment? For gods sake. I'm saying they cannot change Chie like that because it would feel wrong hearing someone else make her voice, not that they literally not allowed to change her voice. But I do not understand how this sentiment was lost of all of you people.

#5 Posted by Animasta (14671 posts) -

@Azteck said:

THEY CANNOT JUST CHANGE CHIE LIKE THAT.

YES THEY CAN BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL CHIE RETIRED FROM VOICE ACTING

#6 Posted by JOURN3Y (230 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Azteck said:

THEY CANNOT JUST CHANGE CHIE LIKE THAT.

YES THEY CAN BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL CHIE RETIRED FROM VOICE ACTING

To be honest. How can you top a career defining performance like that? This new voice is just walking in the shadow of giants.

I can't even tell if she loves steak or not. I just don't feel it.

#7 Posted by sissylion (679 posts) -

Come on, man. Chie isn't a voice.

Chie is a state of mind.

#8 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Azteck said:

THEY CANNOT JUST CHANGE CHIE LIKE THAT.

YES THEY CAN BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL CHIE RETIRED FROM VOICE ACTING

plus she sounded like a 40 year old woman and not a teenager

#9 Posted by Flappy (2195 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: That didn't stop us from loving her, dammit!

#10 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2140 posts) -

@JOURN3Y: Wait did they do all her lines over? Please tell me thats not what you're saying...

#11 Posted by JOURN3Y (230 posts) -

@Manhattan_Project said:

@JOURN3Y: Wait did they do all her lines over? Please tell me thats not what you're saying...

Yes, it sounds like they recorded all of her lines again. It's the only one I notice so far.

In memory of old Chie, all the Chie you could ever imagine!

#12 Posted by Animasta (14671 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Animasta said:

@Azteck said:

THEY CANNOT JUST CHANGE CHIE LIKE THAT.

YES THEY CAN BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL CHIE RETIRED FROM VOICE ACTING

plus she sounded like a 40 year old woman and not a teenager

also this

#13 Posted by Flappy (2195 posts) -

@Manhattan_Project: It'd be inconsistent if they didn't. IIRC, both Teddie and Chie got this treatment.

#14 Posted by prestonhedges (1965 posts) -

It's weird, yeah, but what are you gonna do? And it's noticeably different. Teddy's sounds pretty much exactly the same, which is weird.

#15 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

I actually think the new Chie sounds a little closer to the Japanese Chie. (from how I recall Yui Horie sounding, anyway...)

It was a little odd to listen to in arena but when I convinced myself she sounded more like Yui Horie I was cool with it.

#16 Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles (1700 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Azteck said:

THEY CANNOT JUST CHANGE CHIE LIKE THAT.

YES THEY CAN BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL CHIE RETIRED FROM VOICE ACTING

Not according to this

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0431957/

#17 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2140 posts) -

@Flappy: @JOURN3Y: FUCK THAT

Thanks for saving me like 300 dollars.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go hug my copy of Persona 4.

#18 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4337 posts) -

Yup, it's a bummer.

#19 Edited by FCDRandy (219 posts) -

For someone who never played the PS2 version, it fits pretty well for me. It's definitely different from the ER episodes I've watched, but she sounds like a teenager, which is handy because she is a teenager.

#20 Posted by endaround (2142 posts) -

@BD_Mr_Bubbles said:

@Animasta said:

@Azteck said:

THEY CANNOT JUST CHANGE CHIE LIKE THAT.

YES THEY CAN BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL CHIE RETIRED FROM VOICE ACTING

Not according to this

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0431957/

That is not the old Chie VA.Yes Danielle Judovits is still a VA but Tracy Rooney was Chie.

#21 Edited by EerieTraveler (36 posts) -

I prefer original Chie over new Chie, but it's still fine. Has anyone gotten to an "Aha, is this our chance" yet, though? That is the make-or-break moment.

#22 Posted by OmegaChosen (644 posts) -

It's a little weird since I'm used to the original Chie's voice (I've watched the Endurance Run enough to ensure that) but I don't dislike it. I'm sure I'll get used to it.

#23 Posted by Hailinel (24381 posts) -

This Chie fanaticism based around a single misread line of dialogue is just weird. You people are all weird, I tell you!

#24 Posted by stubbleman (306 posts) -

@Hailinel: You just don't get it old man! It's not just the one misread line. It's everything about the old Chie that's great. And I'm assuming the new VA for Golden is the same as the animation. She sounds really cool when she's using a growley tone of voice, but other than that, she just seems way to shrill. That was one of the great things about old Chie. She wasn't shrill. This new Chie is shrill and I wish we still had the old one. But what can you do?

#25 Posted by Bocam (3713 posts) -

Chie's new voice is fine. I like her lisp

#26 Posted by metalsnakezero (2290 posts) -

@EerieTraveler said:

I prefer original Chie over new Chie, buts it's still fine. Has anyone gotten to an "Aha, is this our chance" yet, though? That is the make-or-break moment.

New Chie says it in her voice but with the same pacing to it so all is still good.

#27 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@JOURN3Y said:

@Manhattan_Project said:

@JOURN3Y: Wait did they do all her lines over? Please tell me thats not what you're saying...

Yes, it sounds like they recorded all of her lines again. It's the only one I notice so far.

In memory of old Chie, all the Chie you could ever imagine!

I like Naoto's better. She sounds like she took a trailer full of meth.

#28 Posted by AlisterCat (5531 posts) -

Any good Persona 4 Golden clips that show off Chie's voice? Atlus put out one or two where you hear her talking for like 2 seconds.

#29 Posted by figurehead00 (142 posts) -

TRIAL OF THE DRAAAAGOOOON!!

#30 Posted by Bocam (3713 posts) -

@AlisterCat: Go watch the Arena QL EX. They playthrough Chie's story mode

#31 Posted by JasonR86 (9657 posts) -

@sissylion said:

Come on, man. Chie isn't a voice.

Chie is a state of mind.

Chie is a lifestyle.

#32 Posted by TooWalrus (13159 posts) -

She was fine in Arena, she was fine in the Anime, and I'm sure she'll be fine here. She's a perfect fit, she sounds like Erica from Catherine (and for a good reason). She still sounds a little bit older, but she sounds... spunkier.

Now they didn't change Naoto's VA for Golden, did they? They changed it for the Anime and it freaks me out, unlike Teddie, I just can't get used to it...

#33 Posted by Wraith1 (561 posts) -

I don't mind the new voice, some people tend to over react when a new voice actor is needed

#34 Posted by Neezie (118 posts) -

I don't like the voice. She sounds weirdly condescending.

#35 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2991 posts) -

sheesh

#36 Posted by Landon (4137 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Animasta said:

@Azteck said:

THEY CANNOT JUST CHANGE CHIE LIKE THAT.

YES THEY CAN BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL CHIE RETIRED FROM VOICE ACTING

plus she sounded like a 40 year old woman and not a teenager

Am I the only person who didn't think she sounded like an old woman? I mean, all kinds of people have all kinds of voices, and her voice matched the character.

#37 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2991 posts) -
#38 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Landon said:

Am I the only person who didn't think she sounded like an old woman?

Yes.

#39 Posted by wemibelec90 (1622 posts) -

@FCDRandy said:

For someone who never played the PS2 version, it fits pretty well for me. It's definitely different from the ER episodes I've watched, but she sounds like a teenager, which is handy because she is a teenager.

It's just something that sticks out strangely if you've spent any amount of time with the original. Having seen ER multiple times and played through the original version three times, it just sounds wrong to me. It's not a bad voice; it's just different.

#40 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2991 posts) -

@wemibelec90 said:

@FCDRandy said:

For someone who never played the PS2 version, it fits pretty well for me. It's definitely different from the ER episodes I've watched, but she sounds like a teenager, which is handy because she is a teenager.

It's just something that sticks out strangely if you've spent any amount of time with the original. Having seen ER multiple times and played through the original version three times, it just sounds wrong to me. It's not a bad voice; it's just different.

sounds a little too annoying to me. I think the way the voice actor says things makes it harder for me to relate to the character.

#41 Posted by Karmosin (210 posts) -

I kinda thought she sounded okay in arena but later when I checked clips from P4G something just felt wrong. Sorry, just feel so odd. It's so high-pitched and... And... Oh well.

R.I.P Chies old voice.

Teddies voice on the other hand sounds almost exactly like the original, wich was actually the voice I were most worried about. =P

#42 Posted by JeanLuc (3578 posts) -

I'm so done with this conversation, its been going on forever. Yes it sucks, but its understandable why it had to be this way. I think new Chie isn't bad. End of story.

#43 Posted by Darkstalker (882 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus said:

I actually think the new Chie sounds a little closer to the Japanese Chie. (from how I recall Yui Horie sounding, anyway...)

It was a little odd to listen to in arena but when I convinced myself she sounded more like Yui Horie I was cool with it.

totally agree. I think the old voice brought different mannerisms to the character that weren't the same as the japaneese version. the new one is definitely more like the japaneese voice. at least I think so. In saying that yea I was used to the other voice so its a bit weird but anyone who says this breaks the game needs to cool it a bit

#44 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

I didn't like either voice all that much. I hate to be "that guy", but I found her Japanese voice much cuter. >.>

#45 Posted by rjayb89 (7720 posts) -

I find the new Chie to have a better range than the old Chie. I actually felt sorry for Chie the first time we were in the TV world.

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#46 Posted by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -

She has sort of a weird accent for the role, like Canadian or Dakotan or something. After a while I got used to it. The actresses inflections make Chie sound really bratty which, despite what we may think we remember about Chies character, fits her perfectly.

#47 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2504 posts) -

I'm only an hour in thus far, but the new actress is doing a decent job of it.

I hate the lisp with a passion - but then, when she says a comedic line it actually delivers better than the old Chie.

It may be a person-to-person thing, but I'm worried I can't relate to the new Chie as much as with the old one, purely for the reason of my not liking people with that type of voice. Delivery barely comes into it.

Also, the mix isn't quite on - everyone else is breathier and sharper on the highs. The new VO sounds a bit muffled - odd, as new lines in the game sound fine, it's just the new Chie that I've noticed the problem with.

ED:

On a related note, Teddy's new voice actor is fantastic. Think the same voice as the other one, but with less effort put in - it's as if the original performer had to stress his voice to "make" Teddy and somehow this time around they just found someone who sounds like what he was aiming for, so it comes off naturally. I do hear the same muffling of the audio as with Chie, however - though I am an audiophile, so it'd only bug similarly crazy people.

#48 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (618 posts) -

I actually think Erin Fitzgerald did a better job in Golden then in Arena. It's still a little weird, but it doesn't bug me as much as it did in Arena. Still miss the old Chie, but the new one is still good. And Teddie's new voice actor has also done a much better job in Golden then Arena from what i've heard so far (up to Yukiko's boss).

#49 Posted by bassman2112 (828 posts) -

I actually think Chie's new voice is pretty good. It took a while to get used to, but she delivers some lines fantastically.

I haven't encountered teddy yet, so I'll reserve judgement on that one.

#50 Posted by _Chad (962 posts) -

The new Chie voice sounds like she's wearing a retainer at points. You can just hear the saliva.

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