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Dameonstarflame



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:59 pm Reply with quote
I'm not surprised. I watch Max (Ryuji), Ray (Noctis of FFXV, Train Station Announcer Male in P5), and Robbie's (Akechi) livestream group and when Robbie was solo livestreaming for a bit shortly after lockdowns went into play he mentioned being the only one of the trio with a home recording studio. So I knew Max would have been out for a while until he got a home setup, at the minimum.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:52 pm Reply with quote
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Lady Ann

Someone's channeling Morgana. Laughing

Yeah, we talk a lot about anime voice actors struggling to build home studios or getting to smaller private studios to avoid travel, but so far that hasn't had a huge impact on releases where we're used to things happening when they happen. Video games are a little different, we're more likely to notice when they're delayed, especially when companies are completely silent about reasons. Just glad it's actually happening and wasn't canceled for being "last generation".

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:45 pm Reply with quote
I love how Ann is "Lady Ann" when she has an actual full name Razz.

I think most people figured the delay in release was because localizing and recording the dub was difficult under quarantine. The recording for 13 Sentinels was apparently really hectic once they had to go into quarantine and record from home.

Ironically I think they were able to get into the studio and actually record together (because of some new recording method PCB came up with) for the anime.
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merr



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:04 pm Reply with quote
The recording was delayed. Did they say anything about this delaying the game itself?
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Punch Drunk Marc



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:16 pm Reply with quote
merr wrote:
The recording was delayed. Did they say anything about this delaying the game itself?


I mean...it stands to reason that it would. If they cant record, then the game isnt complete, game isnt complete, they cant release it.
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Florete



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:30 pm Reply with quote
Maybe in the future they can avoid waiting months after the Japanese release to work on the English release so these kinds of things don't happen.
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merr



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:40 pm Reply with quote
Punch Drunk Marc wrote:
merr wrote:
The recording was delayed. Did they say anything about this delaying the game itself?


I mean...it stands to reason that it would. If they cant record, then the game isnt complete, game isnt complete, they cant release it.

We don’t know how much of a buffer the schedule had, what the original release plans were, or anything. It’s reasonable to conclude the game may have been delayed, but that’s not what the actors actually said. The article headline is misleading.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:23 pm Reply with quote
Florete wrote:
Maybe in the future they can avoid waiting months after the Japanese release to work on the English release so these kinds of things don't happen.


Sure tell the Japanese publishers to not do things like use any real musicians from Japan to perform songs specifically for the games or other things that have caused Japanese published games to get exported to the west.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:53 pm Reply with quote
BadNewsBlues wrote:
Florete wrote:
Maybe in the future they can avoid waiting months after the Japanese release to work on the English release so these kinds of things don't happen.


Sure tell the Japanese publishers to not do things like use any real musicians from Japan to perform songs specifically for the games or other things that have caused Japanese published games to get exported to the west.

Other AAA publishers get their games out to international markets in a timely manner. Atlus can, too.
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BadNewsBlues



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:01 pm Reply with quote
Florete wrote:

Other AAA publishers get their games out to international markets in a timely manner. Atlus can, too.


Except some of those other AAA publisher's tend to have more money behind them than Atlus does. They also don't tend to have various hurdles to cross that can cause their games to come out at least a year later elsewhere behind the domestic release,......or not at all *cough* 3DS version of DragonQuest XI
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Greed1914



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:40 am Reply with quote
No surprise. I watched Cassandra's prior video about recording from home, and she mentioned that this was one of several games she recorded entirely from home. She had also mentioned that depending on the studio, a recording setup would be moved around to different actors, which takes time, or they would record on their own equipment, but most only had basic setups for things like auditions, so the actors had to get set up too. Some games, like 13 Sentinels, it sounds like the studios waited as long as they could to see if things improved to where they could record in the studio, but eventually publishers didn't want to wait. Slowly making progress is understandable, but a wait and see approach, probably not.

From what Cassandra described, getting set up to record from home was relatively expensive, but the alternative was going to be not working at all.
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