- Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:43 pm #16137046
Lol so there character creation but you cant see your character (that's stupid) and there's no voice for your character? That's stupid what is this 2004? Stupid and lazy if you ask me I'll pass. This game is not gonna do well.
- Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:31 am #16137108
The lack of 3rd person camera is a little bit of a downer sure, but there is no voice acting for a reason, other previous obsidian entertainment RPG titles had a lack of character voice acting in order to imprint your own idea of what your character would sound like. For example no one knew what the courier of Fallout New Vegas sounded like and it was done on purpose in order to imprint your idea of what they sounded like. If anything you sound more like a guy that likes a different genre I'm afraid cause this is a RPG at its core rather than anything else first.
- Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:34 am #16137111
Just remember the devs did it this way to improve your immersion unlike fallout 4 where you can't do the same cause your character spits word vomit during every conversation. You're not you essentially you're playing as Nate/Nora.
- Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:26 am #16142444
I very RARELY ever used 3rd person in any Elder Scrolls game but still spent hours making sure each and every character I created was to my exact specifications in those few instances where I DID get to see them or use 3rd person. This game is a nod to old school RPG'ers like myself who enjoy immersion first and foremost. And the lack of a voiced protagonist, along with what others have mentioned, also allows Obsidian to add more content (and more varied responses) to the game due to not having to waste resources of recording an Actor(ress) voice for dialog. If this is an issue for you, then you are clearly not this game's demographic. Which is your choice. However, to say that a game isn't going to do well just because of some choice YOU don't like? That's just an immature and petty preconception.
- Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:25 am #16149822
It's funny you ask this is 2004, as a lot of people do prefer a silent protagonist, as you can assert yourself as the character, but hey we all have our own preferences and we all hate everyone else's opinion.
- Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:49 pm #16157691
It's not stupid because a) a silent protagonist is less likely to destroy your roleplaying for that character, and b) a voiced protagonist just about doubles the lines of dialogue you have to record, which'll probably result in less dialogue overall (example: "Fallout 4").
- Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:33 pm #16160494
A lot of people actually enjoy a voice for very simple reasons. For me, I play the game as if I control a story, not as if I am doing all those things myself. This also allows me to play a gender different from my own. This immersion people throw around comes from a hard core fanbase that has a louder voice than the average gamer. I can assure you that more people enjoy voice acted MC as opposed to a silent one. I don't mind playing a game with a silent MC and I think it's great that it adds to the immersion, but for me it's actually immersion breaking because I'm controlling a character that has no voice. It'd be far better if the voice was optional.
- Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:01 pm #16166628
What's stupid is your comment, had you not read up on the dev info, they were on a time and money budget, yes it would've been nice to have a voice for character male or female , just like in fo4 , but they're open to addins or addons later unofficially .... Voice actors dont work cheaply or they could've used someone already on the devs team too would be another option ... You know they used a pug dogs voice that wonders around the dev team office area, I've read , for a creature in the game ... they may add charectar voice later, who knows, each to their own , I really loving the game, I didnt much at first but now I am, the npc responses of your companions n such make me laugh....
- Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:43 pm #16148904
I don't even use third person for combat, I do it to look at how nice my player character looks in the outfit I stuff them in, this is really the only thing I'm bummed about in regards to this game and I hope they decide to add it in
- Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:13 pm #16155062
You can see your character with the idle camera, as well as in the menu. Personally i never cared about a third person camera but i understand the uproar somewhat. The way i see it is i dont constantly look at myself in the mirror but i know if i look good or not, and i think the same thing goes for my player character in roleplaying games
- Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:08 pm #16166631
I would like to mention after listening to a you tube from dev team about the game, I know a lot of people would like a lot of things changed/ added/ removed, but i think the one thing a lot would agree on is in the character cosmetic creation more lighting would be great, forgive us for wanting to see the actual colour of hair n eye colour just a tad more lighting would be good -- "Jade River " --
- Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:13 pm #16270367
Yeah, so I somehow ended up with blue hair and pink beard. The beard looked black in character creation *sigh... Thank you obsidian for not letting me fix it without restarting the game... Real great!