"He is survived by his wife and three children."
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Also, I agree with many of the sentiments expressed in this thread as far as asking about it. At the same time, Ryan Davis is not copyrighted (although I'm sure that Ryan would've told you differently). I'm pretty sure that no one asked Giant Bomb about a likeness rights thing or whatever when Patrick in his hot dog suit was used within an episode of Archer.
I mean, I don't know what the logistics of something like this would be, but in all honesty, I don't see why you CAN'T use that token in your game.
This actually depends on where you live.
In California, for example, the rights to the commercial use of a dead person's name and likeness are owned by the person's heirs. In Ryan's case, that'd be his wife (unless he specified otherwise in his will, which I'm guessing he didn't). Those rights are protected for up to 70 years after one's death.
Some states/countries don't have personality rights at all, though, and in others, they expire after one's death. So, depending on where you are, you may legally need permission from his wife. Even if you don't, though, I think it's a bit insensitive to include it without permission...but then again, I'd also feel uncomfortable asking his wife for permission in the first place. If it were me, I probably just wouldn't do it at all.
I am in love with this game after the demo (even more so than I was before the demo) but I have to ask: was the Japanese version fully voice acted, like Devil Survivor: Overclocked?
No, it wasn't. Only the CG cutscenes were fully voiced in the Japanese version, and that looks to be how it'll be in the English version too.
I don't want them to get the bad ending and just stop there.
I'd prefer it if they got the true ending, but if they just get the normal ending, I'd be fine with that.