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More Memorable Voice Acting?

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StarFoxMaster64

So the question is pretty straight forward, which one had the more memorable voice acting, Star Fox 64 original (N64, Wii), or Star Fox 64 3D(3DS)?

 

Personally I found the original Star Fox 64's voice acting had more memorable scenes. But I wanted to see what others think. 

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Pgpaw3

Well for me the voice acting for Lylatwars (Australian) is more iconic, however that is because I grew up with it and therefore have nostalgia for it. I imagine most people who grew up with the N64 version would have the same feeling.

That and I feel the N64 version just has better acting.

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InfinitySquared

The N64 is amazing in it's complete no-fucks-given-ness. The 3DS one just tries too hard to either be it's own thing or ape the original it's painful.

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Robert Monroe

Starfox 64 by and large is one of the most quotable games ever written up, due to a number of elements: the terseness of the lines, the quality of the acting (which is mostly very good), and the content of the lines themselves. Adventures was all in all more cinematic so its got less bang for your buck, but a few lines still stand out (though not always because they're good). Assault mimics the 64 style, but again only a few lines are memorable and again its not usually because they're good lines.

 

HERE I COME YOU EVIL SPACE HAAAAG

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The VGM Lover

The N64 is amazing in it's complete no-fucks-given-ness. The 3DS one just tries too hard to either be it's own thing or ape the original it's painful.

​Agreed, except for the training racoon in SF 64 3D. To me, he beat Panther as the most ladiesman-sounding guy in the series, remake or not! 

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DZComposer

Oh gods, I forgot about the "Evil Space Hag" line. I don't know whether to laugh my ass off or facepalm so hard I snap my neck.

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WolfOD64

I find the original 64 voice acting to be better than 3D's becayse...well, it just sounds less forced than the later game. Muffled static aside, the original voice acting manages to preserve its Saturday Morning Serial feel with its VA's, who all turn what can be regarded as pretty good performances for the time. Mind you, this was the same era of voice-acting that brought us the Resident Evil performances, and Star Fox 64 sounds like a Berserk-tier anime dub in comparison.

Now, generally, I prefer the voice acting in Assault because the lines are delivered with a little more integrity. To me, Jim Walker, Alesia Glidewell, and Grant Goodeve are the definitive voices for Fox, Krystal and Wolf. Whenever there's a cutscene or serious moment happening in-game, I tend to take their performances a little more seriously than their 64 counterparts.

It's all a matter of personal preference, though. It should be noted that I also like the Japanese voices for each character...probably because the VA's reprised their roles for 64, Melee, Assault, Brawl AND Smash 4.

 

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StarFoxMaster64

Oh gods, I forgot about the "Evil Space Hag" line. I don't know whether to laugh my ass off or facepalm so hard I snap my neck.

​When the game came out in 2005 and I heard this as a younger child I found it to be one of the most cheesy lines in not just star fox, but science fiction/fantasy history.

 

That being said, I've noticed Adventures and Assault were brought up as well. First off though, I agree with everyone else the N64 version just seems to have more passion. The new version they just seemed to be forced to read the script "Hey Genius im on your side!" What did you do to Falco? Einstein was better! Anyhow, Adventures voice acting I am very... Skeptical I guess is the word. Some was good, some was alright, and some seemed out of place. I can't really determine my final opinion on Adventures. As for Assault, they did pretty decent for their older characters, but I can't see the Assault voice acting team do younger Star Fox team since at that time they were around 18-20 years old (except for Peppy). Don't get me started on how Command did voices... Overall though I like the N64 version for the Lylat Wars era, and the Assault voices for... Not sure what to call it, their older selves era? Someone correct me if I am off. 

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Robert Monroe

Why're you taking the piss out of Command's voices? That's how the SNES games did the voices too. I liked using your own voice as the source material to make it a little more personal.

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StarFoxMaster64

Why're you taking the piss out of Command's voices? That's how the SNES games did the voices too. I liked using your own voice as the source material to make it a little more personal.

​I always found that "use your own voice" option very odd. I had an older DS and it seemed those who had a DSlite or DSi got a better response from it than I did. Maybe my mic was broken, not sure.

 

That being said you're correct it's how it was in the SNES days but I was more of trying to say of how it was more voice effects than acting (like SNES, notifying when the character is speaking). I still prefer the SNES effects a little more though... Mainly because I think Slippy going "Ribbit Ribbit" just gives me a good laugh, ;) 

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