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Do you like accents in CC?

Yes, it makes the characters unique to each other.
12 (20.3%)
Accents are necessary, but CC just didn't do it in correct way.
6 (10.2%)
Accents are necessary, but a few of them should be sufficient.
7 (11.9%)
Using different wording to distinguish characters is a better way.
11 (18.6%)
No at all, I prefer formal English.
2 (3.4%)
Literal translation only, plz
4 (6.8%)
Unique dialog>Unique dialect
17 (28.8%)

Total Members Voted: 41

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Do you like accents in CC?
« on: July 05, 2009, 01:04:11 am »
Well, just being curious.

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 01:09:25 am »
yes.

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 01:18:35 am »
The accent system was completely automated, which saved a lot of work but took most of the fun out of it.

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009, 03:42:59 am »
No, it was lazy. Most of the accents weren't even a part of the original game (in Japan). I place my trust the actual creators, not the local publishers and translators. In all honesty, I would prefer actual unique characters over a faux-unique way to say the same words which tries to trick you into thinking the characters are unique. They can speak differently, sure, but they should actually have something personal to say or else its a waste to change it at all. Chrono Trigger pulled it off remarkably well, making multiple playthroughs with various party combinations an alluring aspect (to see what who would say when or in some cases even in what party slot!), though I recognize it would have been more difficult to pull off with CC because of the large cast, I think MAYBE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A FUCKING CLUE!! I don't agree with any of the poll options.

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2009, 03:54:33 am »
I don't agree with any of the poll options.
WHAT, well, then add your option please. :lol:

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2009, 04:06:49 am »
idk how to word it...literal translation would be closest, I guess...But mostly they should have just made the characters unique by giving them unique dialog rather than a different way to say the same thing...I'll see what I can do...

EDIT: Okay, I added two that I agree with and made it so you can vote for more than one (you can also change your votes if you want).
« Last Edit: July 05, 2009, 04:10:33 am by V_Translanka »

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2009, 02:06:21 pm »
Accents can be nice, but they shouldn't have focused more on that than what the characters said. Main reason it doesn't bother me is that's partially what I love bout Harle. :P

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009, 02:15:45 pm »
Where's the option for 'No! Couldn't stand them!'?  :lol: :picardno

I found the accents really irritating. Didn't add anything to the game for me.

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2009, 03:09:05 pm »
Maybe I'm misreading, but the first one and the last one seem to say the exact same thing.

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2009, 05:51:07 pm »
Unique dialog>Unique dialect

Accents and dialects aren't necessary to distinguish characters...I'm not saying that all the accents were terrible, but some of them were awful. Like the supposed French characters saying "moi is"....MOI IS?! What the fuck does that even mean? Unique dialog would have been more effective--and it is seen to a small degree--but it could have been utilized even more...

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2009, 07:06:37 pm »
Maybe I'm misreading, but the first one and the last one seem to say the exact same thing.

Um, which ones do you mean again...? The only ones I see that could be confused as being the same would be "Using different wording to distinguish characters is a better way." and "Unique dialog>Unique dialect", but 'wording' makes me think that they'd still all be saying the same thing...

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2009, 07:12:12 pm »
Maybe because of...

Yes, it makes the characters unique to each other.
Unique dialog>Unique dialect.

Both state that their way of talking is unique, even if using the same words. Maybe.

Anyway, I voted for the latter of the two.

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2009, 07:31:42 pm »
The first is in favor of the accents/dialects while the last clearly is not...I don't see the "uniqueness" of the accents as making the characters themselves really unique. It's WHAT you say, not HOW you say it that makes you truly unique.

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2009, 07:35:22 pm »
I see, then it wasn't referring to the dialect, rather dialog.

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Re: Do you like accents in CC?
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2009, 12:55:08 am »
I would'a voted for the last option, but I had already voted before it was added. =(

But I do think the accents themselves were done...somewhat poorly as well. Not in all cases, but to quote Mav:


...but some of them were awful. Like the supposed French characters saying "moi is"....MOI IS?!

Indeed. Moi AM, goshdarnit! At the very least!