auronlu: (Auron2)
... it suddenly occurs to me that the PS3/Vita remaster of FFX means we'll finally see those Auron / Braska / Jecht flashback scenes with realistic-looking models. (Well, sort of. It's still not going to be FFXIII level graphics, but at least it'll be like the high-poly models in the original game.)

Which means that godawful scream that young!Auron gives during his CROWNING MOMENT OF STUPID / AWESOME will have visuals to accompany it.

That's gonna... hurt to see.

I'm still curious if they'll get anyone to re-record their lines. Probably not, but I keep hoping they'll give Hedy Buress a chance to fix her dreadful Shatnering, since that was an artifact of trying to lip synch.


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....And in my continuing pursuit of all things voice acting, I have made a few more discoveries. Many of them you already know, of course.

I mostly do this to find the jaw-dropping juxtapositions and cute RL tie-ins like Kytes being the son of Elma and Luzzu (and Baralai and Gippal being brothers; no wonder I had so much trouble telling their voices apart in the under-Bevelle confrontation scene.)

My newest discoveries are Rosso the Crimson = Hope's Mom; Brother = Al-Cid Margrace. ([personal profile] owlmoose, did you know that?!!)


ActorFFVIIFFXFFXIIFFXIIIOther
Scott Bullock-Logos-Barthandalus-
Steven BlumVincent-Ba'Gamnan--
Hedy Buress-Yuna, Seymour's Mother--
Julia Fletcher (DeMita)-Elma, YunalescaDraceOrphan-
m. to John DeMita-Luzzu,Graav,Barthello,Hypellonpcsnpcs-
son: Connor DeMita--Kytes--
John DiMaggio-Wakka, KimahriMigelo,GilgameshBender
Quenton FlynnRenoIsaaru--Axel
Rick GomezZackGippal---
Brother: Josh Gomez-Baralai---
Kim GuestShalua--Alyssa-
Roger Jackson-Wen KinocGramis Solidor--
Mary McGlynnRosso the Crimson--Nora-
Candi Milo-Dona,Lucil,Pacce--Shantotto (Dissidia)
Georg NewbernSephirothNooj---
Liam O'BrienRed XIII--CaiusKain (Dissidia)
Paul Adam-Beclem, Gatta---
Andy PhilPot-BraskaRasler--
David Rasner-Brother, TremaAl-Cid-
Dwight Schultz-O'aka,MaechenDalan,Gran Kiltias--
Andrew Sogliuzzo-Father Zuke-Bartholemew Estheim-
April StewartLucrecia-Mjrn--
Paula Tiso-Lulu-Jihl-
Kari WahlgrenShelke-Ashelia--
Dave WittenburgYazoo--AmodarKefka (Dissidia)


... and a big chunk of the cast of FFX were first tapped for Spirits Within. That's how they found Auron, for certain (Major Elliot); Seymour, Elma, Wakka, Luzzu, and a ton of other folks had minor parts.
auronlu: (Default)

Oh, Mugs, you are too good to me, catering to my cheesy voice acting fix. FFX's voice acting is terribly choppy, yet I look past the bad to find the good.

Exhibit A: Interview with Matt McKenzie, Auron's VA, who seems to be absolutely as stodgy and serious as his alter ego:

Auron Speaks!

-- note: this websites a bit draggy; it may take a couple tries to load.

Favorite excerpts: 

McKenzie: "My agent called and said, 'Have you played some character named Auron? Disney wants you to do that character in some new game…' I said, 'Auron’s DEAD!' She said, 'You’re booked. Go make some money.'”

Mckenzie: "Take an occasional break from gaming for romance. It’s important! Have fun!"
(Compare to Auron's quote: "Make mistakes. That's what youth is for, after all. Do not waste it.") 

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Exhibit B: Paula Tiso, VA for Lulu (and Col. Nabaat in XIII, not well-utilized): 

Lulu Speaks!

Tiso: "Leon [Kennedy of MGS Resident Evil] and Lulu would make a nice couple too- don’t you think? If there were ever a zombie attack I think my chances would be pretty good."


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Exhibit C: Interview with Alexander Smith, localization / translation for X, X-2, XII
After reading his discussion of why he translated "Arigatou" with 'I love you," I am a little more reconciled. Translation is SO HARD when you're trying to capture emotion/storytelling, not only literal meaning.

And I worship what he did with FFXII. The iambic pentameter for the Occuria rocked so hard. (Yes, I've gushed over the mannered translation for XII before.) 

 

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