Zero Punctuation: Prince of Persia

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jemborg:

dcsobral:

MaxFan:
Do give us credit. As an American, it really bothered me that the characters had American accents. I mean, come on, it's supposed to be Prince of Persia

I don't get this argument. In fact, I abhor this argument. If he is from Persia, then he should speak Farsi, not Farsi-accented English. Now, if learning Farsi to understand PoP is too much trouble to go for (and, for me, it is), then plain, unaccented English is fine.

Tsk, this is just what he means about Yanks being unable to relate ect. "... plain, UNACCENTED English..." give me a break. One of the reasons that the dubbed version of Kung Fu Hussle sounds ok is that Steven Chow does his own dub in it, and all the accents sound like they are from HK. Not like the old KF flicks where they all sounded laughably from the Bronx.

How naive and arrogant to think that your (un)accent is appropriate for all situations anywhere. Do all our Oz actors stealing your plumb roles in the States lose their accents or are they just copying yours? It's probably because of this sort of unconscious hubris that no Septic has pulled off a believable Pommy or Aussie accent EVER.

Hey, let's change "Mad Max" to "Road Warrior" and redub it even though it's ALREADY in English. For a multicultural country the USA can be pretty xenophobic and insular. Still I don't want to over-generalise, so kudos to MaxFan (is that ironic?) who DOES understand. Good on ya mate.

To those folks who have never played the original POP trilogy and wonder if you are missing out... yes, you are!

PS. No, not everybody wants to move to the States.

I'm not american, thank you, and I like to hear the voices as they are supposed to be. Listening to english-accented voices is hipocrisy. When you play The Witcher, do you use polish voices, or english?

I think this is one of his most well-written and well-opinionated reviews.

dcsobral:

jemborg:

dcsobral:

MaxFan:
Do give us credit. As an American, it really bothered me that the characters had American accents. I mean, come on, it's supposed to be Prince of Persia

I don't get this argument. In fact, I abhor this argument. If he is from Persia, then he should speak Farsi, not Farsi-accented English. Now, if learning Farsi to understand PoP is too much trouble to go for (and, for me, it is), then plain, unaccented English is fine.

Tsk, this is just what he means about Yanks being unable to relate ect. "... plain, UNACCENTED English..." give me a break. One of the reasons that the dubbed version of Kung Fu Hussle sounds ok is that Steven Chow does his own dub in it, and all the accents sound like they are from HK. Not like the old KF flicks where they all sounded laughably from the Bronx.

How naive and arrogant to think that your (un)accent is appropriate for all situations anywhere. Do all our Oz actors stealing your plumb roles in the States lose their accents or are they just copying yours? It's probably because of this sort of unconscious hubris that no Septic has pulled off a believable Pommy or Aussie accent EVER.

Hey, let's change "Mad Max" to "Road Warrior" and redub it even though it's ALREADY in English. For a multicultural country the USA can be pretty xenophobic and insular. Still I don't want to over-generalise, so kudos to MaxFan (is that ironic?) who DOES understand. Good on ya mate.

To those folks who have never played the original POP trilogy and wonder if you are missing out... yes, you are!

PS. No, not everybody wants to move to the States.

I'm not american, thank you, and I like to hear the voices as they are supposed to be. Listening to english-accented voices is hipocrisy. When you play The Witcher, do you use polish voices, or english?

I've never played 'The Witcher'. But if it's set in Poland then I would be fine with Polish accents.

You don't get it... there IS no such thing as "unaccented". On a deeper level there are three kinds of recognised accents in a region in general- "Colloquial", "Common" and "Refined".

That was a hilarious and extremely gratifying review, but once more you missed a trick, Yahtzee.

I was waiting, waiting, and waiting for you to mention how the entire game felt like it was on semi-automatic pilot, but before I knew it I was bopping my head to the ending guitar riff and you hadn't mentioned it yet. -_-'

Does anyone know if the DLC for this game worth it?

And also I did like the end of the game. I can imagine is pissed a few people off but too me I could understand the Prince's decision.

The only thing that bug me the most was the bad camera angles and bad combat mechanics in this game. The sands of time trilogy didn't have very smooth combat either but you could do a lot more than just stand there and block.

But overall i love this game from beginning to end and i do recommend this game. I really like the prince and Elika in this game and I hate to say this but they do make a great couple

Remains one of my favorite video's but I'm surprised you warmed to the Prince, considering he's about as smart-arse Nathan Drakey as you can get without the polystyrene hair and lack of plot direction.

The donkey should replace Elika this would be a fun game.

jemborg:

dcsobral:

jemborg:

dcsobral:

MaxFan:
Do give us credit. As an American, it really bothered me that the characters had American accents. I mean, come on, it's supposed to be Prince of Persia

I don't get this argument. In fact, I abhor this argument. If he is from Persia, then he should speak Farsi, not Farsi-accented English. Now, if learning Farsi to understand PoP is too much trouble to go for (and, for me, it is), then plain, unaccented English is fine.

Tsk, this is just what he means about Yanks being unable to relate ect. "... plain, UNACCENTED English..." give me a break. One of the reasons that the dubbed version of Kung Fu Hussle sounds ok is that Steven Chow does his own dub in it, and all the accents sound like they are from HK. Not like the old KF flicks where they all sounded laughably from the Bronx.

How naive and arrogant to think that your (un)accent is appropriate for all situations anywhere. Do all our Oz actors stealing your plumb roles in the States lose their accents or are they just copying yours? It's probably because of this sort of unconscious hubris that no Septic has pulled off a believable Pommy or Aussie accent EVER.

Hey, let's change "Mad Max" to "Road Warrior" and redub it even though it's ALREADY in English. For a multicultural country the USA can be pretty xenophobic and insular. Still I don't want to over-generalise, so kudos to MaxFan (is that ironic?) who DOES understand. Good on ya mate.

To those folks who have never played the original POP trilogy and wonder if you are missing out... yes, you are!

PS. No, not everybody wants to move to the States.

I'm not american, thank you, and I like to hear the voices as they are supposed to be. Listening to english-accented voices is hipocrisy. When you play The Witcher, do you use polish voices, or english?

I've never played 'The Witcher'. But if it's set in Poland then I would be fine with Polish accents.

You don't get it... there IS no such thing as "unaccented". On a deeper level there are three kinds of recognised accents in a region in general- "Colloquial", "Common" and "Refined".

I'm from Poland and I never prefered polish voice acting. That's why I don't like dubbed movies (or porn). Witcher have a problem of being produced by polish people and what they could get were those crappy dubbers using english XD

On Prince of Persia topic. We just have to wait till Pirnce V comes out and maybe it'll have spiderman in it and as a female character "your mom" (I always liked her as a chracter). That's optimistic.

Yahtzee is Bloody Brilliant as always.

Awesome game for the 17 bucks I payed for it. Nice review. Fairly spot on from what I have played. Inadvertant necromancy!

I kind of liked this game, it was definately worth playing through, but the game should have stopped when the credits rolled, Or at least given the player some variety of choice not to effectively kill the world.

As it stands when I see what happens next I can't help but think the entire game was for ABSOLUTELY nothing.

This game was beautiful and had great style. Sadly it didn't have great combat or great characters. And making me face the same bosses thirty dozen times was just an insult. Especially considering the Warrior required "woody woodpecker" to get the job done.

Lol good :3

The voice acting was really the only thing that i truly hated in this game. i think the combat could have been alright, but they decided to put QTE's in there about every 10 seconds, which really got annoying after a while.

I hated the combat, I hope they bring back the acrobatic fighting style. I think zero punctuation has a soft spot in his heart for prince of persia games, dispite this games very irratating flaws he still recommended it.

I lol'd at the Planescape: Torment reference.

Not a bad "review", although i still think Warrior Within was a great game.

I think this is an attempt of Ben to actually try and like the game. His fondness for the original trilogy gives him a certain fondness for the gameplay presented and he's not entirely negative.

That said, the negative points are pretty valid. My biggest gripes came down to Elika and the combat. I found the combat so very boring. Plus, me being so horrible at QTE's, I often found myself frustrated. Elika, well, I know she produces mixed reactions but I never found myself attached to her.

I'm pretty sure that this is the only time that a cat has been illustrated in an episode of Zero Punctuation.

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