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Loony BoB
12-07-2016, 01:35 PM
Firstly, I want to say that this is probably the first Final Fantasy where I liked every character I met. A huge amount of whether I like characters in modern games comes down to the voice acting. So for this to have so many well voiced characters, even the random NPCs... I'm really happy with the work that was put in.

I'm putting down some spoiler tags but honestly they're pretty mild spoilers imho, so click away unless you're only just starting the game and want to be kept in suspense for everything.

For me, Aranea and Ardyn win big time. Aranea's opening line where she purrs out "Hello pretty boy..." won me over from the get-go. Her voice is insanely lovely to listen to. Ardyn , on the other hand, was at times difficult to listen to for all the right reasons. He really captured the villain voice, and the scene in the train where he's all 'woah, are you really doing this, what the crap dude' was just fantastic for his voice acting alone. He has this kind of... curve to his voice that really works as a mysterious enemy who keeps helping you and leaving you wondering why.

Cid, Cindy and Iris gets honourable mentions, and of the main gang of guys I found that I liked them all well enough. I was kind of put off by Ignis but he grew on me to the point that I loved waiting for that moment when he'd declare that he's COME UP WITH A NEW RECUPPEHHHHHH.

Fynn
12-07-2016, 01:38 PM
FYI, Aranea is voiced by the same woman who did Ashe in FFXII and Ovelia in FFT ;)

Loony BoB
12-07-2016, 01:41 PM
Wow, really? Ashe sounds so incredibly different in my memory (although I still thought she had a good voice, just not amazing like Aranea). Good range. :up:

EDIT: There was voice acting in FFT? For some reason I don't remember this during the portion I played through. Only got to some waterfall scene though.

Aulayna
12-07-2016, 01:51 PM
Ardyn. Darin de Paul did an amazing job as him. His vocal range is so great considering he also voices Reinhardt in Overwatch.

Fox
12-07-2016, 02:09 PM
I wasn't super enamoured with any of the character's voices... although I think that's mostly a question of writing than performance. I enjoyed Ardyn and Ignis's performances quite a lot, but their choice of words often grated on me. You could tell there was a brief with those characters to 'make them posh' which didn't really work in the way it did with FFXII.

Aranea was quite good. At least, she had her moments. I wasn't keen when we were fighting and she was saying "Hello pretty boy..." but I did like her a lot in the mythril dungeon

Kappy
12-11-2016, 10:32 PM
The Weapons Vendor in the train station near the quarry.

Holy crap, dat baritone.

Night Fury
12-12-2016, 02:48 AM
Ardyn. Darin de Paul did an amazing job as him. His vocal range is so great considering he also voices Reinhardt in Overwatch.

And Glad is Junkrat lmao.

Loony BoB
12-12-2016, 10:54 AM
The Weapons Vendor in the train station near the quarry.

Holy crap, dat baritone.
xD I'm tempted to go there just to check this out after reading this.

Kappy
12-12-2016, 10:58 AM
Did anyone else keep thinking Ardyn was voiced by Jeremy Irons?