Fuuka's VA is really distracting

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#1 Posted by Fascismo (117 posts) -

I've just started playing through P3 for the first time. I'm about halfway through June and the game hasn't really sunk its teeth into me yet. Slow starts are obviously to be expected here, but I've hit a wall and I kinda don't want to keep going. Fuuka's just replaced Mitsuru as the party's support character, and I already can't stand the way she reads her lines. Stuff like Chie's "Aha! Is this our chance" can be endearing when it only happens once in a while, but so far everything that comes out of Fuuka's mouth has been cringe-inducing.

And she just keeps talking. Every turn. Every attack.

Did anyone else here have a strong negative reaction to Fuuka's VA? Did you get over it?

#2 Posted by musclerider (588 posts) -

Gasp! The enemy!

#3 Edited by Phatmac (5721 posts) -

I did and I don't think Persona 3 is that good. You should quit while you can and not be disappointed by P3 like me.

#4 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

@Fascismo: I had a similar feeling just not quite as strong. I got over it pretty quickly.

@Phatmac said:

I did and I don't think Persona 3 is that good. You should quit while you can and not be disappointed by P3 like me.

Nooo! Keep going. Also go into the last boss fight blind. Don't look into it at all.

#5 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

How is this not endearing?

#6 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5806 posts) -

Fuuka was my least favorite character at first but she grew on me over time and in the end I wasn't even bothered by her VA anymore.

#7 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

Eh, you'll get over it. (Assuming you've played P4 or at least watched the Endurance Run here) Remember how annoying Rise and Teddie were? Remember how you learned to block out their voices? It's the same with Fuuka.

Didn't ever really bother me since I like the character. However, I can say that your position of not liking Fuuka is a common one. Her VA is not great and not everyone can get past that.

#8 Posted by Turambar (6675 posts) -

Her navigator lines are clumsily read, but you'll forgive it because you'll come to like her character.

#9 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11478 posts) -

Weird formatting strikes again!

#10 Posted by Irvandus (2826 posts) -

Sounds exactly like my experience with actual Persona 3, and I would want nothing else.

#11 Posted by AuthenticM (3699 posts) -

She is the second worst thing in P3, after the gothic girl.

#12 Posted by Bane122 (783 posts) -

Been recently playing through it for the first time myself and I'm not big on her, either. Overall I'm loving the game, and as time's gone on I've gotten more used to the voice but it's not nearly enough to get me to stop playing. Voice aside, her character seems to be getting better but her and Itkutski's voices are easily the worst in the game.

I want to put Aigis with them but have only had her a short while and am guessing she gets developed quite a bit.

#13 Edited by Irvandus (2826 posts) -

@Bane122: Aigis get's noticeably better at some point in November if I remember correctly, but don't worry soon you can add Chidori to that list to fill her spot!

#14 Posted by golguin (3843 posts) -

I got used to it. Like most sounds and music you'll eventually not hear it during fights.

#15 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

@Nottle said:

How is this not endearing?

That is just the best.

I did find her VA quite grating though.

#16 Posted by Solidfox (59 posts) -

Yeah Fuuka is real annoying, but I'm wondering why the game isn't getting you by now. It hooked me right when the game opened up and I haven't stopped playing since. Although, I haven't played 4 yet (YET) so maybe that has something to do with it? I don't know

#17 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

The enemy is weak against attacks!

#18 Posted by natetodamax (19171 posts) -

Yeah, I hated it.

#19 Posted by Bane122 (783 posts) -

@Irvandus said:

@Bane122: Aigis get's noticeably better at some point in November if I remember correctly, but don't worry soon you can add Chidori to that list to fill her spot!

Cool, good to know. I figured she would as they've made a figure of her and she's on the Fes box art. It seemed like she'll become important and/or is a fan favorite.

#20 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@Bane122 said:

@Irvandus said:

@Bane122: Aigis get's noticeably better at some point in November if I remember correctly, but don't worry soon you can add Chidori to that list to fill her spot!

Cool, good to know. I figured she would as they've made a figure of her and she's on the Fes box art. It seemed like she'll become important and/or is a fan favorite.

It's an Answer thing.

Which you should never play.

Also, you stop paying attention to her after about 10 hours. Just like Rise.

Plus by the end of the game you're on such a fucking adrenaline high that you actually get really into it.

#21 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1592 posts) -

Yep, it's pretty bad. In fact, I find her pretty bad in general. You get used to the battle commentary, and you'll get less of her as the story shifts to new characters... which I also find kinda bad. But that core four (Junpei, Yukari, Mitsuru, Akihikihikiko) are gonna keep you going. Especially that Mitsuru. She can Marin my Karin anytime.

#22 Posted by JeanLuc (3572 posts) -

At this point my feelings on Fuuka have flipped. Her VA is endearingly bad to me.

#23 Posted by adoggz (2043 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater

Weird formatting strikes again!

oh my dinosaur. How have I never seen that before. It was amazing.
#24 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

@adoggz said:

@ArbitraryWater

Weird formatting strikes again!

oh my dinosaur. How have I never seen that before. It was amazing.

Did you ever watch the control room computer in FES?

#25 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

You know, I haven't hated any of the announcers in Persona 3 or 4. Fuuka is just an uninteresting character. Really Fuuka, Teddie and Rise's voice actors never bothered me, and in terms of high pitch anime females Rise isn't bad.

#26 Posted by Coafi (1481 posts) -

Eff you guys, I think Fuuka is awesome!

#27 Posted by demonknightinuyasha (457 posts) -

I played the PSP version of Persona 3 but I had no problem with Fuuka.

#28 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

@Coafi said:

Eff you guys, I think Fuuka is awesome!

Yeah, Fuuka's great. Hated her voice, though.

#29 Edited by wumbo3000 (938 posts) -

The presence of Yukari makes everything bad in Persona 3 forgivable.

@SpunkyHePanda said:

Yep, it's pretty bad. In fact, I find her pretty bad in general. You get used to the battle commentary, and you'll get less of her as the story shifts to new characters... which I also find kinda bad. But that core four (Junpei, Yukari, Mitsuru, Akihikihikiko) are gonna keep you going. Especially that Mitsuru. She can Marin my Karin anytime.

That last sentence actually made me laugh out loud. Thank you for the hearty laugh sir.

#30 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1030 posts) -

@Phatmac: I like Persona 4 more as a full game but I think the ending of 3 was better in my opinion.

#31 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Coafi said:

Eff you guys, I think Fuuka is awesome!

She is! But her VA is teeeeeeeeerrible!

#32 Posted by damswedon (3175 posts) -

At least she isn't Junpei. Fucking Junpei.

#33 Posted by Humanity (8815 posts) -

@damswedon said:

At least she isn't Junpei. Fucking Junpei.

Oh yah, I like P3 a lot but Junpei man..

#34 Posted by Mcfart (1550 posts) -

Fuuka and her black friend were both horrible, in both character and VA. Plus yes, Junpei's girlfriend sucked as well. P4's characters are less cliche.

#35 Posted by Irvandus (2826 posts) -

@Terramagi said:

@Bane122 said:

@Irvandus said:

@Bane122: Aigis get's noticeably better at some point in November if I remember correctly, but don't worry soon you can add Chidori to that list to fill her spot!

Cool, good to know. I figured she would as they've made a figure of her and she's on the Fes box art. It seemed like she'll become important and/or is a fan favorite.

It's an Answer thing.

Which you should never play.

Also, you stop paying attention to her after about 10 hours. Just like Rise.

Plus by the end of the game you're on such a fucking adrenaline high that you actually get really into it.

Yeah make sure you don't have anything important planned while your playing through the last month or so because you're not going to want to stop.

#36 Posted by Phatmac (5721 posts) -

@IrrelevantJohn: What a cliffhanger ending that you had to wait until FES to fully understand? Fuck that shit.

#37 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

Yep, her voice is pretty bad, didn't like it one bit.

#38 Edited by Petiew (1332 posts) -
@Phatmac: It's hardly a cliffhanger, you beat the last boss and the game ends. The ending is somewhat ambiguous and open ended, but the game drops major hints and the entire theme revolves around it. You don't need to play FES to understand anything in the main story.
 
Just started replaying this also, Fuuka's voice does indeed suck. Gasp, the enemy!
#39 Posted by Brodehouse (9588 posts) -

I actually like Fuuka, because I went to school with a bunch of weird, quiet repressed girls and you never see a realistic depiction of them. I like that she's kind of boring and a little undeveloped socially, I like that she basically wears a trash bag most of the time. The scene where you see her incredibly body conscious compared to Yukari and Mitsuru and telling herself she should avoid standing next to them. That's a seriously human portrayal of that girl.

And it's really helped by seeing her grow up a bit in Arena, worked through a bit of the shyness but still has that reserved demeanor. And her VA in Arena is a lot less Aha Is This Our Chance clunky.

#40 Posted by adoggz (2043 posts) -

@Nottle said:

@adoggz said:

@ArbitraryWater

Weird formatting strikes again!

oh my dinosaur. How have I never seen that before. It was amazing.

Did you ever watch the control room computer in FES?

yeah i did, though I clearly didnt watch it enough.

#41 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1030 posts) -

@Phatmac: Well you do make a good point since I did start with P3 FES instead of the original.

#42 Posted by Bane122 (783 posts) -

@Irvandus said:

@Terramagi said:

@Bane122 said:

@Irvandus said:

@Bane122: Aigis get's noticeably better at some point in November if I remember correctly, but don't worry soon you can add Chidori to that list to fill her spot!

Cool, good to know. I figured she would as they've made a figure of her and she's on the Fes box art. It seemed like she'll become important and/or is a fan favorite.

It's an Answer thing.

Which you should never play.

Also, you stop paying attention to her after about 10 hours. Just like Rise.

Plus by the end of the game you're on such a fucking adrenaline high that you actually get really into it.

Yeah make sure you don't have anything important planned while your playing through the last month or so because you're not going to want to stop.

Will do guys, thanks for the heads up.

#43 Posted by Coafi (1481 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Coafi said:

Eff you guys, I think Fuuka is awesome!

She is! But her VA is teeeeeeeeerrible!

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Coafi said:

Eff you guys, I think Fuuka is awesome!

Yeah, Fuuka's great. Hated her voice, though.

I think her voice suits her personality, I don't really think it's bad at all.

#44 Posted by AndrewB (7496 posts) -

I had exactly as much apprehension as I did for Teddie and Rise.

#45 Posted by drac96 (667 posts) -

Rise does the exact same thing in Persona 4. It's just more annoying in 3 because Fuuka has an emotionless robot voice.

#46 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

Weird formatting strikes again!

Man the Persona series is fucked up.

#47 Posted by WarlordPayne (694 posts) -

I know a lot of people hated Fuuka but she never really bothered me. Then again neither did Teddy or Rise.

#48 Posted by Superkenon (1394 posts) -

Fuuka's a great character. Thought her VA left something to be desired though, but it grew on me. Either that or I hated it so much that it wrapped all the way around to the other side.

#49 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

@IrrelevantJohn: What a cliffhanger ending that you had to wait until FES to fully understand? Fuck that shit.

That ending was not a cliff hanger. With out knowing what happens in FES it really just looks like

MC went to sleep in Aigis's lap. The ending still works if you see him as passing on or just getting some rest, The Answer really isn't necessary except it confirms what was implied.

@IrrelevantJohn: The ending and the music are the two things I like more in P3 over P4.

Persona 4 had you leaving on a train and your friends loved you, it's all very nice. but for some reason P3 was way more impactful. I thought Nyx was cooler than Izanami with how it talked about the arcana. What happend that last month? Ryoji was there right?

Dying in Aigis' lap was just kind of a nice moment in a bittersweet way, after 100 plus hours of helping out these characters and going through hell the MC gets his rest. Also it makes MC pretty much Jesus. Her voice actor had some pretty cheesy lines, but for some reason it worked for me. Also her looking human in that last cutscene was a nice touch.

@Brodehouse: Your really good at looking at characters in a different light, you do it in a way that makes me like them. Like James Vega.

#50 Posted by falconpunch (177 posts) -

I will standby my opinion of Persona 3 being the better game. I know its not the popular opinion, but I stand by it.

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