xenoblade sub or dub?

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  1. Psi-hate

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    I loved the dub, it gets better as you go on, but you have to have the drive to deal with it. I still love it and in ng+, I'll choose the dub again.
     
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  2. Ericjwg

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    sub.:)
    japanese voice acting saikou:)
     
  3. Alkéryn

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    though what sad is that their walking / fighthing speech are not translated ^^"
     
  4. aofelix
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    is their walking/fighting speech anything amazing that im missing out on?
     
  5. aofelix
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    Could someone confirm if the walking / fighting speech is important? Would be much appreciated amigos :D


    edit :

    i moved to dub.
    sub was good but i found concentrating on subtitles over on the screen action hurt it. also the subtitles are just the english VA so without a superior translation, I feel like the dub just seems like the more logical choice.


    lip sync doesnt matter as if ur in sub, u dont get to look at their lips anyway cos ur busy reading subs most of the time.
     
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  7. Zyvyn

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    i'd say personal preference
     
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    Still better than and XBC and FFX's dub.
     
  9. aofelix
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    Ya in hindsight i think it is personal preference.

    I think the sub vs dub debate here is quite unclear because unless you know japanese, you're still getting the same translation sadly.

    In anime the subtitles translation is usually vastly superior to whatever is dubbed but in this case, I think because of that the sub doesn't offer much benefit.
     
  10. Duo8

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    I play with both.
     
  11. DarthDub

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    THINK YOU CAN TAKE ME?! (RIP) Wished the lip syncing wasn't so bad.
     
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  12. Deathscreton

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    Does the Japanese voiceovers include all of the changed/cut dialogue from the English voiceovers?
     
  13. aofelix
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    nope and thats the issue.
    ur playing with the same english localisation but japanese voices.
    its actually quite annoying as some subs come and go quite quickly too.. as if assuming ur listening to it in english.

    i think given the lack of quality translation, it probably swings back in favour of the dub.

    both are really quite good tho. I listneed to chapter 1 with both voices. the english cast for most of the characters apart from rex are VERY impressive at how emotive they get. The japanese one hits the sweet spot for nia given appearance/age and probably depicts the intended character of pyra a little better too. but the fact im reading the same localisation, just without the ability to not read during eye-candy heavy scenes makes it a bit annoying.

    swinging it strongly in dub favor for now is in-battle voices and little crap they might say.

    I'll probably end up re-watching scenes in sub format.
     
  14. Deathscreton

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    Maybe I'll go through it in English first, then the NG+ I'll do Japanese. lmfao
     
  15. aofelix
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    just an update, now on chapter 3 and the final scene.. i actually feel the english is BETTER than the japanese in a lot of spots. Much prefer Vandham and the emotion he translates... same with the 2 villains. the contrast between cool and more urgent is more apparent in english.

    Also rex's scream i feel is far more fitting than the japanese version. in jpn its the same battle scream but here.. idk his scream in english sounds like hes also upset (trying not to spoil)
     
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    Sub ofc! Hear the original voices.
    I never understand when people watch Anime dubbed
     
  17. Flirkyn

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    Japanese all the way for that kind of game for me. I can like english voice in anime game sometimes but I almost always prefer original voice. And for what I heard of English voice of XC2...I don't regret putting japanese voice (plus I really like some voice actors)
     
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    imo while the others do a ok job in this scene rex still bunks it.... i found that his acting didnt fit the situation at all.
     
  19. aofelix
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    I rewatched in japanese and I didn't like the villains TBH. Felt far too generic and I find the voice direction for the japanese soundtrack goes either composed AF or screaming angrily.. theres never a middle.
     
  20. Justinde75

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    I prefer the english dub, but its just that I like dubs more in general
     
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