Are you bothered by the Portal 2 voice acting? (namely the British accent)

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#1 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

I'm not gonna vote, because my vote is " ITS TOO FUCKING EARLY TO SAY ANYTHING. WAIT AND SEE. VALVE NEVER DISAPPOINTED SO GIVE THEM A FUCKING CHANCE" 
 
thank you :)

#3 Posted by bonbolapti (1612 posts) -

get a grip

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#4 Posted by FixerofDeath (308 posts) -

Doesn't bother me.

#5 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

I really like the voice acting, it reminds me of the Mighty boosh.

#6 Posted by Andrela (621 posts) -

Robot that english dudes voice up and its good to go

#7 Posted by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -

I like it muchly.

#8 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@Andrela said:
" Robot that english dudes voice up and its good to go "
yeah, definitely would be a nice touch.
#9 Posted by jkz (4025 posts) -

Yeah. It's clearly placeholder (as they mentioned) and you can tell. The quality of the VO isn't up to valve's usual standards, the British Accent sounds clearly forced and fake. 
 
I'm glad it's placeholder, in short, since it just doesn't sound right.

#10 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" I'm not gonna vote, because my vote is " ITS TOO FUCKING EARLY TO SAY ANYTHING. WAIT AND SEE. VALVE NEVER DISAPPOINTED SO GIVE THEM A FUCKING CHANCE"  thank you :) "
Poll is based on what was revealed from the E3 demo, or course we do not know what the final product of all the voice acting is right now. That is why this poll is based on the early build.
#11 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@BestUsernameEver said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" I'm not gonna vote, because my vote is " ITS TOO FUCKING EARLY TO SAY ANYTHING. WAIT AND SEE. VALVE NEVER DISAPPOINTED SO GIVE THEM A FUCKING CHANCE"  thank you :) "
Poll is based on what was revealed from the E3 demo, or course we do not know what the final product of all the voice acting is right now. That is why this poll is based on the early build. "
i guess im one of the few people who try not to have an opinion of a 2 minute trailer, and wait to see everything in the right context first. 
 
it was interesting, but that is all. i'll have to play the game to have an opinion.
#12 Edited by John1912 (1883 posts) -
@Andrela said:

" Robot that english dudes voice up and its good to go "

Eh, I think the voice is fine.  it provides a contrast in char from Glados.  To not have it in a robotic fashion would provide a better experience and story.  Its too cookie cutter and takes away depth if all the robots are monotone.  The way it is now, will improve the impact of Glados as a char making her that much more enjoyable.
#13 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3704 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" I'm not gonna vote, because my vote is " ITS TOO FUCKING EARLY TO SAY ANYTHING. WAIT AND SEE. VALVE NEVER DISAPPOINTED SO GIVE THEM A FUCKING CHANCE"  thank you :) "
#14 Posted by Dirty_Harry (717 posts) -

Subtitles.

#15 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2155 posts) -
@jukezypoo said:
" Yeah. It's clearly placeholder (as they mentioned) and you can tell. The quality of the VO isn't up to valve's usual standards, the British Accent sounds clearly forced and fake.  I'm glad it's placeholder, in short, since it just doesn't sound right. "
I'm pretty sure the guy is actually British.
#16 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @BestUsernameEver said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" I'm not gonna vote, because my vote is " ITS TOO FUCKING EARLY TO SAY ANYTHING. WAIT AND SEE. VALVE NEVER DISAPPOINTED SO GIVE THEM A FUCKING CHANCE"  thank you :) "
Poll is based on what was revealed from the E3 demo, or course we do not know what the final product of all the voice acting is right now. That is why this poll is based on the early build. "
i guess im one of the few people who try not to have an opinion of a 2 minute trailer, and wait to see everything in the right context first.  it was interesting, but that is all. i'll have to play the game to have an opinion. "
The poll is based on a 2 minute trailer, I am sorry, but it is true. Not every poll can be perfect for you. The only reason it exists, is to show people what other people think of the quality of the voice acting up to this point.
#17 Posted by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

Other than it being wierd he doesn't sound enough like a robot, I really like the voice acting. Don't see the big deal.

#18 Posted by Rockdalf (1279 posts) -

Before the advent of the internet, we just accepted the small petty things in games, outside of gameplay and after devoting months of our lives to that said game, fell in love with the little quirks that made it interesting.
 
Now, here we are, looking at a demo of what could be next years game of the year, and all anyone wants to talk about is they don't know if the voice used in the demo is likable enough or not.
 
Ah, the good ol' days.

#19 Posted by John1912 (1883 posts) -

Also I dont know what ppl are whining about.  I dont think the VO sounded out of place nor did it sound sub par by any means.  I think your just off put over the issue.

#20 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@BestUsernameEver said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @BestUsernameEver said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" I'm not gonna vote, because my vote is " ITS TOO FUCKING EARLY TO SAY ANYTHING. WAIT AND SEE. VALVE NEVER DISAPPOINTED SO GIVE THEM A FUCKING CHANCE"  thank you :) "
Poll is based on what was revealed from the E3 demo, or course we do not know what the final product of all the voice acting is right now. That is why this poll is based on the early build. "
i guess im one of the few people who try not to have an opinion of a 2 minute trailer, and wait to see everything in the right context first.  it was interesting, but that is all. i'll have to play the game to have an opinion. "
The poll is based on a 2 minute trailer, I am sorry, but it is true. Not every poll can be perfect for you. The only reason it exists, is to show people what other people think of the quality of the voice acting up to this point. "
i guess that makes sense. 
 
i just get fed up with all the typical people who do this over, and over, and over :  they see new content, they hate, they dislike, they do not approve, they purchase the game, they change their mind, they add game to their 'favorites list'  
it happens almost everytime a new movie, game or album is released, and just cant notice that it became a stupid habit. 
 
therefore, i tend to enjoy these trailers without having any opinions, and wait for more content.
#21 Posted by TurboMan (7539 posts) -

I think it needs to be a tad bit more robotic... the perfect VO sounds off... 
 
the writing is still spot-on, but right now, it just sounds off.

#22 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

I was slightly put off by it at first, but it didn't bother me after a few minutes. I'd be fine with it even if it stayed that way.
 
I would just ask myself: If they had flawless artificial voice technology, why didn't they use it for GlaDOS and the turrets?

#23 Posted by jkz (4025 posts) -
@Manhattan_Project said:
" @jukezypoo said:
" Yeah. It's clearly placeholder (as they mentioned) and you can tell. The quality of the VO isn't up to valve's usual standards, the British Accent sounds clearly forced and fake.  I'm glad it's placeholder, in short, since it just doesn't sound right. "
I'm pretty sure the guy is actually British. "
Is he? Odd, because the vast majority of the people who were complaining about it claimed (it's the internet, I know) to be British, and echoed my feelings. 
 
Maybe he's just bad at being British? I don't know: all I know is that all the voice-work sounded forced (not just the accent, but the emotion and the humour as well).
#24 Posted by I_love_Eva_Braun (481 posts) -

Nope

#25 Edited by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@Rockdalf said:

" Before the advent of the internet, we just accepted the small petty things in games, outside of gameplay and after devoting months of our lives to that said game, fell in love with the little quirks that made it interesting.  Now, here we are, looking at a demo of what could be next years game of the year, and all anyone wants to talk about is they don't know if the voice used in the demo is likable enough or not.  Ah, the good ol' days. "

Jesus, it's just a poll, quit complaining about absolutely everything. Remember the good ol' days when people gave their opinion and didn't whine about anything that came in contact with them. If you think the poll is un needed, don't vote or comment.
#26 Posted by Andrela (621 posts) -
@jukezypoo said:
" @Manhattan_Project said:
" @jukezypoo said:
" Yeah. It's clearly placeholder (as they mentioned) and you can tell. The quality of the VO isn't up to valve's usual standards, the British Accent sounds clearly forced and fake.  I'm glad it's placeholder, in short, since it just doesn't sound right. "
I'm pretty sure the guy is actually British. "
Is he? Odd, because the vast majority of the people who were complaining about it claimed (it's the internet, I know) to be British, and echoed my feelings.  Maybe he's just bad at being British? I don't know: all I know is that all the voice-work sounded forced (not just the accent, but the emotion and the humour as well). "
He definately is english and he's not a VO guy, hes just one of the animators filling in on the voice-work apparently
#27 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -
@jukezypoo said:
" Yeah. It's clearly placeholder (as they mentioned) and you can tell. The quality of the VO isn't up to valve's usual standards, the British Accent sounds clearly forced and fake.  I'm glad it's placeholder, in short, since it just doesn't sound right. "
This. Smart man.
#28 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @BestUsernameEver said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @BestUsernameEver said:
" @Ahmad_Metallic said:
" I'm not gonna vote, because my vote is " ITS TOO FUCKING EARLY TO SAY ANYTHING. WAIT AND SEE. VALVE NEVER DISAPPOINTED SO GIVE THEM A FUCKING CHANCE"  thank you :) "
Poll is based on what was revealed from the E3 demo, or course we do not know what the final product of all the voice acting is right now. That is why this poll is based on the early build. "
i guess im one of the few people who try not to have an opinion of a 2 minute trailer, and wait to see everything in the right context first.  it was interesting, but that is all. i'll have to play the game to have an opinion. "
The poll is based on a 2 minute trailer, I am sorry, but it is true. Not every poll can be perfect for you. The only reason it exists, is to show people what other people think of the quality of the voice acting up to this point. "
i guess that makes sense.  i just get fed up with all the typical people who do this over, and over, and over :  they see new content, they hate, they dislike, they do not approve, they purchase the game, they change their mind, they add game to their 'favorites list'  it happens almost everytime a new movie, game or album is released, and just cant notice that it became a stupid habit.  therefore, i tend to enjoy these trailers without having any opinions, and wait for more content. "
that is a good philosophy, in fact, I might want to avoid the next 6 parts of this demo, just so I can see it in all of its glory when it releases, but we all know that won't happen.
#29 Posted by Burns098356GX (1366 posts) -

Better than Amurican.

#30 Posted by jkz (4025 posts) -
@Andrela said:
" @jukezypoo said:
" @Manhattan_Project said:
" @jukezypoo said:
" Yeah. It's clearly placeholder (as they mentioned) and you can tell. The quality of the VO isn't up to valve's usual standards, the British Accent sounds clearly forced and fake.  I'm glad it's placeholder, in short, since it just doesn't sound right. "
I'm pretty sure the guy is actually British. "
Is he? Odd, because the vast majority of the people who were complaining about it claimed (it's the internet, I know) to be British, and echoed my feelings.  Maybe he's just bad at being British? I don't know: all I know is that all the voice-work sounded forced (not just the accent, but the emotion and the humour as well). "
He definately is english and he's not a VO guy, hes just one of the animators filling in on the voice-work apparently "
No yeah I knew that he wasn't a professional VO guy; I just didn't know he was actually British. 
 
The more you know I suppose, although I feel the same way about the VO.
#31 Posted by Berezov (504 posts) -

He sounds more human than robot... but maybe that's the big reveal in Portal 3, it was a human conducted experiment all along! If it was voiced by someone like Alan Rickman or Stephen Fry that would sound more awesome. I don't mind the Essex accent though.

#32 Posted by Rockdalf (1279 posts) -
@BestUsernameEver said:
" @Rockdalf said:

" Before the advent of the internet, we just accepted the small petty things in games, outside of gameplay and after devoting months of our lives to that said game, fell in love with the little quirks that made it interesting.  Now, here we are, looking at a demo of what could be next years game of the year, and all anyone wants to talk about is they don't know if the voice used in the demo is likable enough or not.  Ah, the good ol' days. "

Jesus, it's just a poll, quit complaining about absolutely everything. Remember the good ol' days when people gave their opinion and didn't whine about anything that came in contact with them. If you think the poll is un needed, don't vote or comment. "
Oh, I see.  You're allowed to complain and I'm not.  Sorry, I wasn't really sure about that part of Forum etiquette.  I was just hinting at the fact this poll was entirely unneeded, didn't mean to get your panties in a wad cause you poured your heart and soul into it or something.  Carry on.
#33 Posted by Phished0ne (2505 posts) -

It was fine for me, i liked it,  and plus, its all still placeholder.

#34 Posted by august (3845 posts) -

The VO is decent. Really good for someone who's not an actor, but you can tell he's not an actor. Not the end of the world if they keep him, but I'd be happy with something new.

#35 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

I want to make one of these threads every time there is an American voice actor in a game not set it any country.

#36 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@Rockdalf said:
" @BestUsernameEver said:
" @Rockdalf said:

" Before the advent of the internet, we just accepted the small petty things in games, outside of gameplay and after devoting months of our lives to that said game, fell in love with the little quirks that made it interesting.  Now, here we are, looking at a demo of what could be next years game of the year, and all anyone wants to talk about is they don't know if the voice used in the demo is likable enough or not.  Ah, the good ol' days. "

Jesus, it's just a poll, quit complaining about absolutely everything. Remember the good ol' days when people gave their opinion and didn't whine about anything that came in contact with them. If you think the poll is un needed, don't vote or comment. "
Oh, I see.  You're allowed to complain and I'm not.  Sorry, I wasn't really sure about that part of Forum etiquette.  I was just hinting at the fact this poll was entirely unneeded, didn't mean to get your panties in a wad cause you poured your heart and soul into it or something.  Carry on. "
'hinted'... lol
#37 Posted by Jazz (2269 posts) -

People complaining about English accents, which aren't from up north or devon? 
Damn, i just stepped into the twilight zone.

#38 Posted by CaptainObvious (2998 posts) -

I'm bothered by any British accent, so I guess yes. 

#39 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@CaptainObvious said:
" I'm bothered by any British accent, so I guess yes.  "
I lol'd
#40 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

  I wish I was the final voice - although who we've got to do it is very exciting indeed!


 ~ Richard Lord, placeholder voice of Wheatley the AI sphere, on his twitter, two weeks ago.
 

 
#41 Posted by august (3845 posts) -
@zudthespud said:
" I want to make one of these threads every time there is an American voice actor in a game not set it any country. "
The Aperture Science Laboratories are located in the city of Cleveland, Ohio.
#42 Posted by Darkstar614 (1098 posts) -

The thread either needs to be deleted, or the person with the first reply needs to edit with this information:
 
 

Heres the trailer for the exciting game called Portal2 by Valve that ive bin working on with the rest of the team. Its a great day and we are having a wicked E3! If you are here based on my exciting temp voice work on the big round plastic ball Wheatley, thanks for your support! But I can only assure you that theres no way you will be dissapointed with the final voice - im over teh moon with who it might be. I think you are going to like! (and lets face it, mines rubbish) Its all in the bananas writing by the amazing Erik Wolpaw and Jay Pinkerton!

From source:
  http://lastoutpostofsanity.com/2010/06/tempvoice/
#43 Edited by Bionicicide (1213 posts) -

Good to hear it's a placeholder voice, really bad clash against Glados' and sentry bots' auto-tuned voices.
 
If it was the final voice, it would be a deal-breaker, at least a "wait for a sale" deal breaker.

#44 Posted by Jimbo (9809 posts) -

Accent seems 100% legit to me.
 
I was under the impression there would be many of these things (parts of Glados?) and they would all have different personalities and voices.  Nothing about this struck me as placeholder tbh - and if it is, then putting out a trailer which is almost entirely focused on this guy talking (and nothing much else happening at all) seems like an odd thing to do.

#45 Posted by august (3845 posts) -
@Jimbo said:
" Accent seems 100% legit to me.  I was under the impression there would be many of these things (parts of Glados?) and they would all have different personalities and voices.  Nothing about this struck me as placeholder tbh - and if it is, then putting out a trailer which is almost entirely focused on this guy talking (and nothing much else happening at all) seems like an odd thing to do. "
It's just the first pat of the e3 presentation. Several more parts, none of them featuring Wheatly, will be released over the next few days. IGN put up a cam of the entire presentation while e3 was still going on.
#46 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@august said:
" @Jimbo said:
" Accent seems 100% legit to me.  I was under the impression there would be many of these things (parts of Glados?) and they would all have different personalities and voices.  Nothing about this struck me as placeholder tbh - and if it is, then putting out a trailer which is almost entirely focused on this guy talking (and nothing much else happening at all) seems like an odd thing to do. "
It's just the first pat of the e3 presentation. Several more parts, none of them featuring Wheatly, will be released over the next few days. IGN put up a cam of the entire presentation while e3 was still going on. "
Damn, if that's the case, then I have seen all of it. Bummer.
#47 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -

I like it a lot. The meekness suits that of a tiny little robotic ball. 

#48 Posted by MKHavoc (1307 posts) -

I thought it was fine, though I'm not very good at spotting fake accents.

#49 Posted by MisterMouse (3553 posts) -

It is fine, and if it isnt fine I am sure they have thought of it and have something funny to go along with it.

#50 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

I found it annoying, hopefully the non-placeholder is less obnoxious.

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