Unskippable: Drakengard 2

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Now that you've stepped through the PS2 portal, you guys should do Persona 3 or 4. Make fun off the P3 Protagonist's musical tastes.

Covarr:
This voice acting... The worst I've heard since Final Fantasy IV DS. Worse than Metroid: Other M. And it can entirely be attributed to the female lead; the others were not good, but at least they were vaguely competent.

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Have you tried the English-language version of the original Two Worlds?

I'm fond of the Drakengard games despite their flaws, and Nier was brilliant. The seals are good too, though. Nice job, guys.

That was some of the laziest writing and design choices I had seen this week... and I have seen a lot already. :)

Ringwraith:

Aureliano:
I'm not sure what it would be, but one of these days I need to hear an official joke about people pronouncing lieutenant "leftenant". It's like they got...an F in Pronunciation! *rimshot*

'Leftenant" actually is the British pronunciation, and considering it seems they seems to be an abundance of such accents in just the opening alone, it would sound weird to not say that way.
Although nice use of it for a pun good sir, even if it's technically the correct pronunciation.

It's technically called hallucinating consonants that do not exist. If you wrote the word 'triangle' and someone without a trace of sarcasm or irony pronounced it 'trifangle' you would think that person had brain damage, a speech impediment or was on drugs and would probably be right.

Ringwraith:

Aureliano:
I'm not sure what it would be, but one of these days I need to hear an official joke about people pronouncing lieutenant "leftenant". It's like they got...an F in Pronunciation! *rimshot*

'Leftenant" actually is the British pronunciation, and considering it seems they seems to be an abundance of such accents in just the opening alone, it would sound weird to not say that way.
Although nice use of it for a pun good sir, even if it's technically the correct pronunciation.

Except with the pronunciation of places with the "-cester" suffix (Leicester, Worcester, Gloucester, etc), not to mention countless other place-name oddities, I think it's been pretty clearly demonstrated that the English have no idea of how to pronounce their own language.

Aureliano:

Ringwraith:

Aureliano:
I'm not sure what it would be, but one of these days I need to hear an official joke about people pronouncing lieutenant "leftenant". It's like they got...an F in Pronunciation! *rimshot*

'Leftenant" actually is the British pronunciation, and considering it seems they seems to be an abundance of such accents in just the opening alone, it would sound weird to not say that way.
Although nice use of it for a pun good sir, even if it's technically the correct pronunciation.

It's technically called hallucinating consonants that do not exist. If you wrote the word 'triangle' and someone without a trace of sarcasm or irony pronounced it 'trifangle' you would think that person had brain damage, a speech impediment or was on drugs and would probably be right.

While that logic would make sense, in practice, things aren't quite as simple, to start with, just think about all the words we have that have silent letters, like knife or gnome.
There was even a poem written using as many strangely-pronounced English words as possible, but be forewarned, it's a rather long one, as there's a lot of words to get through.

SirCannonFodder:
Except with the pronunciation of places with the "-cester" suffix (Leicester, Worcester, Gloucester, etc), not to mention countless other place-name oddities, I think it's been pretty clearly demonstrated that the English have no idea of how to pronounce their own language.

Also, that statement is more true than you know, especially if you into the more northern parts of the country, as even the word 'the' ceases to exist.

ForgottenPr0digy:
I hopefully this game doesn't have a weird ass ending like in the first game.These developers also made Nier and that was their last game too.


this ending makes no sense and also I've never played any of Drakengard games.

Having played both games, I can tell you that the first one had five endings, with that being one of the more... insane ones.

Granted, I love Drakengard, but it was really dark and flat out insane at points. Insane in the "these people need to get their brains checked out" way.

Drakengard 2 is far less dark and insane.

Im going to guess that you cant call your dragon in that battle, and that you seem to be the only one able to call a dragon.

So really Im failing to see hw you're not running that place and putting up your own statues. but then again, I never played and this is all off the opening intro.

Also, the difference in narrators is weird. we go from droll to exciting without any real transition. almost like you're playinga completely different game.

ForgottenPr0digy:
I hopefully this game doesn't have a weird ass ending like in the first game.These developers also made Nier and that was their last game too.


this ending makes no sense and also I've never played any of Drakengard games.

That brought back all those memories of giant flying baby genocide... good times.

It's one of those games that you deal with repetitive gameplay and grinding just to see how fucked up the world gets and how most of your characters deal with it.

There's this elf chick that saw her family die by soldiers and right before she dies as well(I think there was an undertone of rape as well that was censored out of the non-Japanese versions, but I could be wrong), she makes a deal with some spirits to save her life through a soul contract. The price of the contract was her uterus so she can never bear children again... not that it matters because all that devastation, torture, loss and grief made her completely insane and she is now completely obsessed with children... killing them(and eating them in the Jap version I hear).

She's my favorite character.

Oh and flying in jet a classic dark fantasy setting is awesome(only for the patient people who love the game enough to seclude themselves away with the game and perform sacred rituals to the gods of grinding and proudly says these things as if it were something positive).

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Yegargeburble:

Having played both games, I can tell you that the first one had five endings, with that being one of the more... insane ones.

Granted, I love Drakengard, but it was really dark and flat out insane at points. Insane in the "these people need to get their brains checked out" way.

Drakengard 2 is far less dark and insane.

That was a major failing from the Devs in my opinion and the main reason I rate it far below Drakengard 1(I'll admit to several gameplay improvements though). The focus on a younger cast of characters was another misstep in my opinion.

I've also been spoiled by Angelus and her English voice actor (a complement I normally never give to English voice acting in a Japanese game) so Legna, the lame blue dragon with the lame plot twist couldn't hope to be compared positively when standing next to Angelus.

...I really hated one part in the game but finally unlocked my revenge alternate ending!

SensibleCrout:
And yes, you are guessing right,

    draken = dragon
    gard = guard
They probably wanted to make clear they're referring to the nordic dragons not to them cheap chinese ones.

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There's no way these things can be cheap. Do you know how many had to die for one of these to be made?

Covarr:
This voice acting... The worst I've heard since Final Fantasy IV DS. Worse than Metroid: Other M. And it can entirely be attributed to the female lead; the others were not good, but at least they were vaguely competent.

P.S. Thanks

I'm playing Final Fantasy IV DS for the first time right now, about half-way through, and I think the voice acting is actually quite superb, especially for Tellah, Cid, Edge, Kain, and Golbez.

And, hearing this, and hearing Other M... nope. Other M's is worse. Though it could be argued Drakengard 2 has voice ACTING whereas Other M just has voice DRONING.

If you have the masochistic urge to experience this game, find it in the Let's Play Archive (lparchive.org).

In short, Drakengard 2 is a mishmash of terrible game design and writing. You think the dialogue here was bad? It gets worse. There are a grand total of maybe two likeable characters and they don't hang around long enough to overwhelm the badness of everyone else.

hahahahahaha seal...or he could start singing "kiss from a rose"

subtitles for subtitles...amazing

Trishbot:

Covarr:
This voice acting... The worst I've heard since Final Fantasy IV DS. Worse than Metroid: Other M. And it can entirely be attributed to the female lead; the others were not good, but at least they were vaguely competent.

P.S. Thanks

I'm playing Final Fantasy IV DS for the first time right now, about half-way through, and I think the voice acting is actually quite superb, especially for Tellah, Cid, Edge, Kain, and Golbez.

And, hearing this, and hearing Other M... nope. Other M's is worse. Though it could be argued Drakengard 2 has voice ACTING whereas Other M just has voice DRONING.

Eh, Cecil and Rydia were both quite stiff and unnatural. I got sick of both of them fairly quickly and turned down my volume during most of the cutscenes because of it.

As for Other M, yeah, Samus reeked, but the rest of the acting was decent. Anthony, in particular, was really good and the actor brought a lot of life to his role.

P.S. Thanks

I recently finished reading The Dark Id's LP of this at lparchive.org, so when I saw this, I went "oh God, no"

Most impressive! The seal sounds, the timing, the observation on the shield.

Gotta protect those Seals from the Evil Porpoises.

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