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Jarvio
09-17-2017, 05:09 AM
I'll start:

Kinoc from FFX: http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Wen_Kinoc

From looking at him, you would expect him to sound like a wise, old, dignified religious figure. But instead, he sounds like someone who'd work at Wallmart.

Continue. :D

Lone Wolf Leonhart
09-17-2017, 05:45 AM
I liked Kinoc, especially after finding out he was the guy who did the phone calls in the Scream movies.

"What's your favorite scary movie?"

I can honestly say I can't think of a Final Fantasy voice acting decision that has bothered me.

Darth Ganon
09-17-2017, 07:32 AM
Guess I'll be the first to say I wasn't expecting the Scottish accent from Cait Sith in Advent Children. I suspect it will return in the remake.

Shauna
09-17-2017, 12:39 PM
Guess I'll be the first to say I wasn't expecting the Scottish accent from Cait Sith in Advent Children. I suspect it will return in the remake.

Well, it is Cait Sith, after all! I wasn't expecting it either, but I thought it was a nice touch.

Jarvio
09-17-2017, 01:25 PM
I guess another one for me would be Edge from the DS remake of FFIV. I just wasn't expecting him to sound like that under his mask. But it does suit his personailty

Edge7
09-17-2017, 10:44 PM
I have this problem where when I heard that Kain would be voiced by Liam O'brien, I was expecting him to sound something akin to the one line he had as Red XIII in Advent Children. Instead he sounds WAAAY deeper than I expected, though maybe that's just the DS's compression, as he sounds closer to what I expected in Dissidia 012. Also, I love Yuri Lowenthal, but I always expected Cecil to sound like Viggo Mortenson's Aragorn. Probably due to the time in my life I played FFIV (the height of my LotR phase).

Crop
09-18-2017, 12:38 AM
I honestly can't think of any off the top of my head. One thing I think the FF games have always got on point is the voice acting. Even FFXIII, which I utterly hated, I cannot fault for its excellent voice acting.

Jarvio
09-18-2017, 03:09 AM
Not that I didn't like Kinoc's and Edge's voices though, they made me laugh, albeit in the wrong way, but still, it's something.

That can't be said for Ignis - Ignis' voice IMO was way too over the top. It was good at first, but it's the kind of voice that only works in small doses due to its extremely exaggerated nature. It's basically a cartoon voice, and an entire game of "Indeed" grated on me.

Bubba
09-18-2017, 08:41 AM
Possibly a controversial one but... Ignis from FFXV.

I mean Prompto is life, but after him Ignis seemed to be a lot of people's favourite. I just didn't understand it. I cringed every time he spoke.

Fox
09-18-2017, 09:41 AM
Aerith in Kingdom Hearts and Advent Children. Red XIII in Advent Children. Sephiroth in Advent Children. Rufus in Advent Children.

...You know, I'm starting to spot a pattern here.

Fynn
09-18-2017, 09:53 AM
Rubicante from FFIV DS sounds like a robot. y tho

Wolf Kanno
09-18-2017, 10:57 AM
Red XIII, Cait Sith, and especially Cid (VII) come to mind. I also don't like Yuna's VA work, though I was pretty stunned to learn she also did Agrias in FFT:WotL which I felt was great. My few other gripes have less to do with the VA quality and more to do with my inability to separate the voice from other characters they've done. Kind of like why I don't like hearing Johnny Yong Bosch cause I can't separate his voice from Ichigo Kurosaki.

Fynn
09-18-2017, 11:01 AM
Tbh, Yuna was obviously the victim of terrible (or non-existant) voice direction. As FFT and, to a lesser extent X-2 show, she's an excellent, versatile voice actress.

Jarvio
09-18-2017, 01:21 PM
Aerith in Kingdom Hearts and Advent Children. Red XIII in Advent Children. Sephiroth in Advent Children. Rufus in Advent Children.

...You know, I'm starting to spot a pattern here.

Yeah Red XIII's was awful! I hope it's not like that in the FFVII Remake (if the damn thing ever comes out)

maybee
09-18-2017, 02:07 PM
Guess I'll be the first to say I wasn't expecting the Scottish accent from Cait Sith in Advent Children. I suspect it will return in the remake.

Cait Sith is a Irish legend, so you think that they would've given him a Irish voice instead. ;/

Fynn
09-18-2017, 02:12 PM
Guess I'll be the first to say I wasn't expecting the Scottish accent from Cait Sith in Advent Children. I suspect it will return in the remake.

Cait Sith is a Irish legend, so you think that they would've given him a Irish voice instead. ;/

Actually, it's a more general Celtic thing, said to haunt the Scottish Highlands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_s%C3%ACth). So it fits.

Lone Wolf Leonhart
09-19-2017, 07:57 PM
I liked Red XIII. Granted there was only a small part to go off of, I like that it sounded more youthful adult than gruff adult. Especially because one of the original game's jokes was that this lion who comes off as a wise elder is actually really young for his tribe.

Darth Ganon
09-22-2017, 06:25 AM
Guess I'll be the first to say I wasn't expecting the Scottish accent from Cait Sith in Advent Children. I suspect it will return in the remake.

Cait Sith is a Irish legend, so you think that they would've given him a Irish voice instead. ;/

Actually, it's a more general Celtic thing, said to haunt the Scottish Highlands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_s%C3%ACth). So it fits.

I did not know this.

Also Aerith in KH was fine, but good lord what happened in KH2? About the only well delivered line "Don't talk with your mouth full."

Fynn
09-22-2017, 09:31 AM
Aerith's voices are terrible until we get to Andrea Bowen in Crisis Core where she fits perfectly. It took them that long to get it right.