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#1 Edited by The_Greg (530 posts) -

I was sat playing the first part of Symphony of the Night yesterday. My girlfriend was sat next to me so the dialogue made me cringe even more than it did in the past.

What are some of your favourite lines of bad dialogue, whether poorly written or poorly acted?

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#2 Posted by FacelessVixen (2473 posts) -

"The truck have started to move." - Metal Gear 1

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#3 Edited by Splodge (2721 posts) -

All of the first Resident Evil.

I can do an almost pitch perfect impression of Barry.

"You could've been a Jill Sandwich!"

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#4 Posted by nutter (1754 posts) -

Every line from Captain America and the Avengers.

“You stupid men!”

“OK, GO!”

“Why should it go well?”


“You cannot escape!” “You will be the one escaping!”


...and a thousand other computerized VO bangers.

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#5 Posted by ShaggE (9161 posts) -

Everything from House of the Dead 2 remains a shining example of my favorite bad writing and acting.

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#7 Posted by superdomino (211 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid codec conversations between Snake and literally any woman.

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#9 Posted by KingBonesaw (1321 posts) -

It's not a line of dialogue but the game over screen from Friday the 13th is a personal favourite of mine.

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#11 Posted by Brackstone (829 posts) -

Jason: Please dad can I hhhghgaaave one? I would really love to have one. Please dad Come on.

Ethan: Okay, let's go buy a pullhoon.

Heavy Rain is full of weird little gems like that.

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#12 Posted by nutter (1754 posts) -

@superdomino: Or “Snake, do you think love can bloom on the battlefield?”

I love Metal Gear, even when it makes my eyes roll.

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#14 Posted by vdortizo (274 posts) -

The script for "Rise of the Tomb Raider" -- HA HA!!

But seriously, I just finished it and that game is so badly written (Also, bonfire placement is so bad as well)

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#15 Edited by Ravelle (3268 posts) -

Star Wars Episode 2 and 3 and all of the bad romance parts.

Good actors stuck with an awful script and direction.

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#17 Posted by vdortizo (274 posts) -

Who is Deborah Cliff and why do I have to hit her?

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#18 Edited by sparkysanxion (186 posts) -

Pretty much all of the start (actually the whole) of "House of the Dead 2" on Dreamcast.....but especially :

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#19 Posted by mellotronrules (2499 posts) -

@nutter 100% on captain america.

that game had me in stitches, even as a 6 yr old.

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#20 Posted by BabyChooChoo (7085 posts) -

"The baby. The Baby. The Baby. THE baby. The BABY. Baby the. Baby. Baby. And I was like baby, baby, baby oh. Like baby, baby, baby no. Like baby, baby, baby oh. Baby, ooh baby. I love to call you baby. Baby, oh oh baby."

- pretty much Metroid: Other M

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#21 Posted by KillEm_Dafoe (2619 posts) -
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Just superb writing and delivery on that "Huh...Radio" line.

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#22 Posted by NTM (11508 posts) -

In Winback, the PS2 version, there's a moment where a character says something like 'no room for error', and he says 'error' really awkwardly. Like 'air-or'. Man, maybe not the worst, but that game had terrible voice work/dialogue.

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#23 Posted by GundamGuru (786 posts) -

I always loved this background lecture in Mass Effect 2:

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"Sir Issac Newton is the deadliest son of a bitch in space."

"...if you pull the trigger on this, you are ruining someone's day. Somewhere, sometime."

That and all of Sgt Johnson's quotes. "I know what the ladies like" "How does 90mm of tungsten strike ya?"

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#25 Posted by indure (104 posts) -

One of my favorite terrible lines from a movie (Thank you LL Cool J and Mindhunters):

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#26 Posted by Nux (2884 posts) -

"All your base are belong to us."

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#27 Posted by GenericBrotagonist (414 posts) -
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Kingdom Hearts is the best.

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#28 Edited by hermes (2575 posts) -

Hard to choose a single line, so I am going to leave this here:

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J.K. Simmons, Peter Stormare, Tim Curry, George Takei, Randy Couture and many others, being challenged to being as hammy as they can possibly be.

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#29 Posted by Efesell (4188 posts) -

"I should have been the one to fill your dark soul with LIIIIIIIIGHT!"

What's really weird to me is that I've come all the way around and don't really see that Symphony line as being all that bad anymore.

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#30 Posted by nutter (1754 posts) -

Goonies 2:


What do you do?

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#31 Posted by TheHT (15762 posts) -

"What do you here?"

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#32 Posted by FacelessVixen (2473 posts) -

I wanna say that there's a Chie line in Persona 4 Golden that makes me wince despite declaring her as best waifu along with the other Church of Chie weebs.

Oh yeah. Hangin' out with her Valentine's Day. YouTube search that if you people want too. I played through it twice. I'm good, for now.

@genericbrotagonist: I like Kingdom Hearts. I recently replayed KHII Final Mix on PS3 and, despite drive forms having extended loading times compared to PS4 and PS2, it was fun. Yeah, sure. The story becomes more of a Final Fantasy-esque story while the Disney nostalgia takes a backseat, but it's still a solid game in an enjoyable franchise.

Fuck [somewhat significant spoiler] Dream Drop Distance and everything it stands for.

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#33 Edited by Bollard (8115 posts) -

"Who turned out da liiiiights?"

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#34 Posted by Panfoot (279 posts) -
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Though it feels almost unfair since you can pick almost any random line from this movie.

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#35 Posted by GenericBrotagonist (414 posts) -

@facelessvixen: I'll make fun of the dialogue but I love Kingdom Hearts, Dream Drop included. Why was that the breaking point for so many? It doesn't seem to me any more ridiculous plot-wise than any of the other games besides KH1. Is it the time travel? Because it's not time travel in the sense that would create more plot confusion with multiple timelines and such, it's just a way to bring back old characters. Personally I think the game did an excellent job of setting up KH3. Thanks to it we have clear villains and objectives for the heroes all set to go.

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#36 Posted by DasBoot (108 posts) -

"X-Men! Welcome to DIE!"

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#39 Posted by Toastburner_B (467 posts) -

This entire cutscene from Devil May Cry 4. They lean right into cheese and I love every second of it.

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#40 Edited by shinofkod (164 posts) -

Final Fantasy 1 - "I, Garland, will knock you all down!""

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#41 Edited by Murdoku (24 posts) -

Although Resident Evil has a ton to choose from, my favorite is this early Wesker gem (@ 0:16):

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And since this is my first post, an added bonus of the greatest anime line ever (NSFW Language):

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#42 Posted by SunSpark (57 posts) -

This is Giant Bomb, so it's only fair that somebody brings this one up:

"Aha! Is this our chance?"

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#44 Posted by Moztacular (556 posts) -

@splodge said:

All of the first Resident Evil.

I can do an almost pitch perfect impression of Barry.

"You could've been a Jill Sandwich!"


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#45 Posted by nutter (1754 posts) -

Splinter Cell Chaos Theory had a co-op mission in North Korea, I think.

Anyhow, there’s a soldier early in the level you can interrogate who reads the line “you’re special forces! You’re probably after our special forces.”

The strained delivery and accent combine to make a line read that always struck me as cartoonish and unintentionally hilarious.

It struck me as the Korean version of Boris and Natasha.

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#46 Posted by lead_dispencer (532 posts) -

Spin a wheel and pick a line from batman and robin. yes that movie is terrible camp but once your embrace it, it a fantastic ride.

What killed the dinosaurs? the ICE AGE

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#47 Posted by xanadu (2022 posts) -
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4:28 if it doesn't auto play to the right spot.

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#48 Posted by Rigas (777 posts) -

Some of you seem to be getting the idea backwards, They wanted bad dialogue, not amazing dialogue.

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#49 Posted by Capum15 (6003 posts) -

Almost every single character in Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (except the Tactics Officer because she is literally the only seemingly normal person and is far more competent than everyone else), but especially Dr. Ohara. Oh my god, Ohara.

"Does this mean that the progress of the giant insects exceeds human wisdom? Progress faster than science is impossible!" - upon seeing the giant web-crawling spiders. That he entirely forgot existed 7 years back in EDF 2025. Also, "We were preparing for another attack by the Ravagers, but they prepared more than us." and "From mankind's point of view, the giant insects are just bugs, but from the Ravagers' point of view, it's the other way around. To Ravagers, mankind could just...be a bug, that...gets in the way of spreading giant bugs."

Ohara's the best.

Though I will say that HQ is a huge ham, but he mostly either states the obvious or has various ways of saying "Attack them!".

Your support allies are also pretty normal-ish, but Whale (pilot of what seems like a super modified AC-130) can be pretty hammy ("Hoo boy, you owe me a drink after that one!"), and the Captain of the Fortress Aircraft Carrier Despina (a 1.4 kilometer long ship) is in Stoic Commander Voice mode 100% of the time ("As long as I'm alive, those aliens will have to answer to me.").

I love everything about that game, and actually really got into the story after a certain event, but boy is it filled with entirely terrible/amazing over-the-top lines.

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#50 Posted by flamedrake (9 posts) -

RE1 gets picked on a lot and for good reason, but this scene is one of my absolute favorites. It's so completely odd from top to bottom.

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