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Where is the emotion?


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Forgon
06.04.2012 , 02:57 PM | #11
I find my Inquisitor generally annoyed with any response I give when ticked off at an npc. He never goes into a bloody screaming rage, but then again I never find him in a situation where he would do so. I am only half-way through a SW alt so I have not played all the classes completely, but I find the emotion in the game to be rather strong from any npc I encounter and especially fitting for my DS SI (perhaps because I play the easily annoyed Sith is why I am not noticing any lack of emotional yelling or screaming, just the sharp venom in the tone).

That is just my opinion of course.
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Jenovan
06.04.2012 , 04:00 PM | #12
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Yes, I hated the :| face too in DA:O that's a funny way of putting it, lol. It's one of the many reason I liked DA2 more than DA:O.
Haha, yeah. As many flaws as DA2 may have had, it was nice to see Hawke making various faces. XD

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Now that I have you, (and I'm not going to make another thread for this), but a bit off topic... is there such a thing as a LS Bounty Hunter? And by that I mean, not a total D for boys, or a total B for girls...?

I liked that I can tailor my IA to not come accross as a loyal, dutybound jerk. I'm wondering if there are dialogue options for the BH that aren't "Pay me and you've got my attention..."
Oh, totally. I mean, your BH isn't going to ever be a powderpuff, cheerful person, but you can be nice, for sure. How well you think that fits the BH job description is up to you; there are some who would say that a "real" bounty hunter is not a hero.

My BH is LS IV, and I think a lot of that comes from sparing people who have nothing to do with your objectives and generally being honorable. I don't think anyone could describe her as a B*... except her actual targets, I guess. And various disgruntled Pubbie NPCs.
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Roodbot
06.04.2012 , 04:07 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Lionflash View Post
Now that I have you, (and I'm not going to make another thread for this), but a bit off topic... is there such a thing as a LS Bounty Hunter? And by that I mean, not a total D for boys, or a total B for girls...?

I liked that I can tailor my IA to not come accross as a loyal, dutybound jerk. I'm wondering if there are dialogue options for the BH that aren't "Pay me and you've got my attention..."
Following your off-topic: My bounty hunter loves the underdogs and hates the Empire, so she only demands money for work from Imperials, never refugees etc.

I don't mind the low-key voice acting, but I wish there was some more emotion in animations. I just won the Great Hunt and my bounty hunter's just standing there looking calm. She should be smiling, at the very least!
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Jenzali
06.05.2012 , 10:08 AM | #14
If there was more emotion people would be up in arms complaining that their "stoic heroes" are gone. I think the voice acting is extremely well done for every class I have played, though the SW and the characters involved in that story are the best.

And it sort of makes sense for Jedi anyway.
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ProsaicProse
06.05.2012 , 10:28 AM | #15
Yea, probably better that they didn't go all out on emotions, as I'm sure people would then have gone on about it being "over the top". That said, I found many of the voices expressive, and out oft he two IA voices (male/female) the male one definitely seems to have a lot more emotional variance than most of the player voices in game (and I've played a lot of them.)

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Korriander
06.05.2012 , 10:36 AM | #16
The Republic voice acting is terrible compared to the actor's for the Imps, If they were that bad at just the cut scene parts I would hate to have to struggle through them getting emotional

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Harlequintwo
06.05.2012 , 11:47 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Korriander View Post
The Republic voice acting is terrible compared to the actor's for the Imps, If they were that bad at just the cut scene parts I would hate to have to struggle through them getting emotional
That's not true. Only today my Fem Consular confronted a traitor to the Republic. I chose the darkest response which went something like this:
"I'm going to enjoy killing you... so.... much..."

It wasn't shouting anger, but you could definately feel it, like a seething anger. I've managed to make my Agent nearly shout as well, when he found out what a certain companion was doing, and my Inquisitor is always loaded with sarcasm and hate.

Sadness.. Now that's something I haven't seen from any of my characters. The closest I've seen is when Darth Mortis broke someone's neck, which was touching, but not my character.

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Lionflash
06.05.2012 , 12:29 PM | #18
I feel like they had 3 dialogue options to work with, if they wanted to keep 1 of them as the stoic hero they could have done that. But now we have 3 choices and each one of them doesn't really convince me that the character even really means what he/she is saying.

However, as an update. I was continuing my IA sotryline and in regards to the romance of that class...

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... some faith was restored.

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Gwena
06.05.2012 , 12:35 PM | #19
In a conversation with my Consular on Belsavis, I did a double take and hit esc to make sure I wasn't imagining things. Why, you ask? He laughed. Just a little bit, and it was no big deal . . .
Spoiler

But it was then that I realized how unexpressive he was. I get that Jedi are supposed to be peaceful and not give into emotions and stuff . . . but a little smile or a frown here and there is a far cry from being "emotional". I guess maybe they do that so they don't go against what people imagine their characters to be like?

My Sith Warrior seems somewhat more expressive though (which makes sense), so I guess class has a bit to do with it. I think some small moments like the one I mentioned above would have helped to make certain classes seem a bit more . . . I don't know, personable? Interesting?

Then again, I may have missed some more subtle displays of emotion, as both my Force-users are Miraluka and so the top half of their faces are covered. Which would have been a blessing on my human Smuggler, though, since whenever she frowned or looked thoughtful the animation looked all funky on her face. Hey, maybe that is the real reason why our characters show so little emotion . . . animation issues!
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Kaisernick
06.05.2012 , 01:33 PM | #20
ok so you characters dont get over emotional but i played my knight as a bit of a emotional head but still good.

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however playing my consular i have so far picked all light diologue (or top ones) and he was started to sound like a droid.

once my warrior got to max dark side points i started to throw around the 3 options and i have found that if u mix it there is emotion there but as i said if you pick the top middle or bottom diologue all the time it seems to be missing.

So my advice mix around a little and u will see the difference.