Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:05 pm
While we're on the subject of voices, I was looking through some voice comparison videos for the P4 characters and I noticed Rise's voice had changed for Dancing All Night.
I decided to just go ahead and listen to a few cutscenes to hear what the difference sounded like (as I have no intention of buying a rhythm game when I'm not crazy about the original soundtrack to begin with), and I'm convinced the majority of what pissed me off about Rise was Laura Bailey's portrayal; at least, after she joins the team. Before that, I didn't mind it too much.
I'll grant you, some of Rise's dialogue in DAN was kind of flat, like she was just reading lines instead of acting, but then, the same could be said for the MC, who I thought sounded great in P4: The Animation, so it might be a directing thing.
I'm still not a huge fan of her character, but listening to either Rie Kugimiya or Ashly Burch is way less irritating than listening to Laura Bailey's portrayal. The weird thing is that I'm not usually that annoyed with Bailey's voice. The first time I remembered hearing her was as Lust in Fullmetal Alchemist, which is admittedly her playing against type, but then I tried watching Soul Eater, and while her voice for the main character was fairly similar to her Rise voice, I didn't mind it so much there (and this was after
I played P4, so if anything, the voice should have annoyed me more
). However, for some reason, her playing Rise makes me wish I had the option to mute certain character's voices or that I could switch individual voices from dub to sub.