The thing I hate most in video games.

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Edited By Totori

Having to continually adjust the volume.  I really hate it when cut-scenes are way quieter than gameplay. It totally kills the mood of the game when you have to turn the TV way up just to hear what the people are saying and then turn it way back down because the actual gameplay is much loader then cut-scenes. I hate playing with subtitles on, because you end up just watching the subtitles instead of the game. Messing with the sound options never fixes it either, because everything is turned all the way up by default. It's not just games either ever flip around the channels and hit that channel that's 10x louder than the last one for no reason? 

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#1  Edited By Totori

Having to continually adjust the volume.  I really hate it when cut-scenes are way quieter than gameplay. It totally kills the mood of the game when you have to turn the TV way up just to hear what the people are saying and then turn it way back down because the actual gameplay is much loader then cut-scenes. I hate playing with subtitles on, because you end up just watching the subtitles instead of the game. Messing with the sound options never fixes it either, because everything is turned all the way up by default. It's not just games either ever flip around the channels and hit that channel that's 10x louder than the last one for no reason? 

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#2  Edited By Video_Game_King

I don't remember ever having this problem.

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#3  Edited By Totori
@Video_Game_King: Well you don't play anything past the PS1.
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#4  Edited By AlexanderSheen

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

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#5  Edited By pyromagnestir

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

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#6  Edited By Little_Socrates

@pyromagnestir said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

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#7  Edited By Video_Game_King

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

When I saw this in my inbox, I thought you were going to yell at me for using an anime gif :P.

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#8  Edited By NegativeCero
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@pyromagnestir said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

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#9  Edited By Totori

I hate you all 

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#10  Edited By Morrow

@Little_Socrates said:

@pyromagnestir said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

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#11  Edited By jacdg

Well, I'm with you, it is not a problem in all games, but sometimes it feels like there is a disjointedness between the two sounds, action sounds loud as fuck but the narrative elements aren't as well tuned, and it forces you to turn subtitles on, which I have anyway because even if I miss a few words in a conversation in a game or a movie, given the option, I'll watch an entire scene to hear it again.

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#12  Edited By Wemibelle

I agree with this. I live with other people and try to be nice about blaring my games when I play them. Some games just have extremely strange audio balancing where I have to turn the game up to hear dialogue but if I do, the action noises blow out my speakers. Subtitles can help but there are certain games where those subtitles only apply to the cutscenes themselves and not any in-game stuff. It can be really frustrating and is part of why I enjoy playing games on the PC - headphones.

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#13  Edited By AlexanderSheen

@Video_Game_King said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

When I saw this in my inbox, I thought you were going to yell at me for using an anime gif :P.

I'm not the Gifster, you can use any gif you want, King.

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#14  Edited By wjb

I don't have this problem with video games.

I sometimes have this problem when the commercials are a lot louder than the shows I'm watching (understandable!), but 90% of time, I DVR everything anyway.

So...life is good?

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#15  Edited By Totori
@wemibelec90
@JacDG:  
Thank you two people that aren't acting like I'm crazy. and made this up.
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#16  Edited By Video_Game_King

@AlexanderSheen said:

I'm not the Gifster

Is that ?

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#17  Edited By Bocam

@Video_Game_King: I was going to yell at you for calling it an "anime gif" but then I went back to playing Devil Survivor and decided to pity you instead. As you will never understand the glory that is Persona Evangelion

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#18  Edited By Video_Game_King

@Bocam:

Here, this oughta piss you off:

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#19  Edited By PeasantAbuse

I hate when some games are much louder than others. I'll be playing something, then when I switch games the volume will be super loud.

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#20  Edited By WarlordPayne

When given the option I always turn the sound effects and music down to about half of what the voice volume is set at because I frequently run into this problem.

If you have your audio running through a receiver you should see if it has a dynamic range setting. Having a low dynamic range can make a huge difference. Some cable/satellite boxes have the option, too, for your TV.

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#21  Edited By Bocam

@Video_Game_King: That's pretty good

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#22  Edited By musubi

Crysis 2 does this holy effing Jesus is the default music setting LOUD AS FUCK. The rest of the game is normal volume but the music is always fucking looooud.

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#23  Edited By Joeyoe31

"An Ancient Evil Awakens."

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#24  Edited By AngelN7

The thing I love most in video games :

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#25  Edited By pyromagnestir

@PeasantAbuse said:

I hate when some games are much louder than others. I'll be playing something, then when I switch games the volume will be super loud.

This is a problem I am familiar with. I'm currently playing Skyward Sword, and I have to turn my surround sound's volume way down before playing it because for whatever reason that game is super loud.

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#26  Edited By Moreau_MD

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

ding.

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#27  Edited By Totori
@AngelN7 said:

The thing I love most in video games :

what is it?
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#28  Edited By jacksukeru

Yeah, I've played Dragon's Dogma too.

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#29  Edited By AngelN7

@Video_Game_King said:

@Bocam:

Here, this oughta piss you off:

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My skin crawled so accurate.

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#30  Edited By Cloudenvy

@Video_Game_King said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

I'm not the Gifster

Is that ?

Impossible, I would never do something like that. I won't be associated with this "Gifster"!

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#31  Edited By Dad_Is_A_Zombie

Getting caught in the middle of reloading and getting killed in the process. I know, it's my own damn fault, but it still pisses me off!

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#32  Edited By NoobSauceG7

I agree with this too!

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#33  Edited By AlexanderSheen

@Cloudenvy said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

I'm not the Gifster

Is that ?

Impossible, I would never do something like that. I won't be associated with this "Gifster"!

Then, who is the Gifster?

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#34  Edited By Video_Game_King

@Cloudenvy:

I was expecting you to respond with this.

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@Morrow said:

@Little_Socrates said:

@pyromagnestir said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

>_>

@Totori said:

I hate you all

Sorry. Just saying it how it is. :(

I have had the problem you describe on Youtube- but not with games directly.

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#36  Edited By Cloudenvy

@AlexanderSheen: I bet it's

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#37  Edited By AngelN7

@Totori said:

@AngelN7 said:

The thing I love most in video games :

what is it?

Everything maaan [empy space] get it? .... pretty deep right?.

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#38  Edited By Totori
@AngelN7 said:

@Totori said:

@AngelN7 said:

The thing I love most in video games :

what is it?

Everything maaan [empy space] get it? .... pretty deep right?.

Are you saying your zero? Empty but with limitless possibilities?
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#39  Edited By AngelN7

@Totori said:

@AngelN7 said:

@Totori said:

@AngelN7 said:

The thing I love most in video games :

what is it?

Everything maaan [empy space] get it? .... pretty deep right?.

Are you saying your zero? Empty but with limitless possibilities?
Infinite!
Infinite!
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#40  Edited By The_Tolman

@Little_Socrates said:

@pyromagnestir said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

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#41  Edited By ninnanuam

I have this problem with specific games, GTA 4 springs to mind as does lollipop chainsaw and Mass effect 3

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#42  Edited By toowalrus

@The_Tolman said:

@Little_Socrates said:

@pyromagnestir said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

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#43  Edited By AhmadMetallic

That's my problem when I watch movies at night.

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#44  Edited By ManU_Fan10ne

@TooWalrus said:

@The_Tolman said:

@Little_Socrates said:

@pyromagnestir said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

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#45  Edited By NTM

I don't use my TV sound, I use a home theater system, so what you're talking about isn't always a problem, but I can agree on it. The games it's most noticeable is Mass Effect. I can have it loud on regular game play moments, but when it goes to the cutscene where you're getting shot away from the mass relays to another location, it's really loud. I just hate how different games have different sound designs, well... in a way. I mean, when I played Rage, I noticed if you turn everything up in the options, which I often like to do in games, it just makes it irritating to an otherwise great sounding game. I hated having to turn the volume down in game, and it's too bad because it's an otherwise great sounding game, while if I played Battlefield 3, that just sounds fantastic all around with very little inconsistencies.

@PeasantAbuse said:

I hate when some games are much louder than others. I'll be playing something, then when I switch games the volume will be super loud.

Yes.

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#46  Edited By The_Nubster

Diablo 3, at least for me, had this problem. I turned down the sound effects to half and put everything else full.

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#47  Edited By natetodamax

I encountered this issue when I got my HDTV. I solved it by purchasing a Turtle Beaches headset which I usually wear when playing games.

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#48  Edited By Tarsier

i have never had this problem . maybe youre just playing bad games

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This happens when I try to watch video's on youtube, but never in cutscenes so far, that I can remember.

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#50  Edited By Justin258

@Morrow said:

@Little_Socrates said:

@pyromagnestir said:

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Video_Game_King said:

I don't remember ever having this problem.

@Totori

Well, damn it, I do have this problem. I play on 360 most of the time and for some reason no matter what I do, the voices are always too low. I have spent hours upon hours trying to pinpoint the issue but I just can't. I've fiddled with my Xbox's options, messed with my TV's, and screwed around with everything on my stereo, and I can't get to the bottom of it.