Last week we saw a video of Chaos Wars showing what is quite possibly the worst voice-acting to ever appear in a game. (Yes, it was even worse than the original Resident Evil and Fatal Frame games). But why does it suck so badly? Well if you take a look at the game's manual, then all will be clear.
The CEO of O3 Entertainment (the company that made Chaos Wars) is Chris Jelinek. The voice-actors in the game include Quest Jelinek, Tyler Jelinek, Kay Jelinek and Lee Jelinek! Yes, Chris Jelinek got his family members to dub the game, rather than paying professional voice-actors.
Shadow Hearts fans may have also noticed that Yuri, Karin and Nicolai make an appearance in the game ... or rather, "Uru", "Karen" and "Nicole", which is what Chaos Wars' shoddy translator named them!
There's a new video of the Chaos Wars dub, with even more horrifying English if you can believe it. Karen sounds like she just woke up (or didn't quite) and Uru sounds...well, he's got quite the lisp. Additionally, apparently Uru is Yuri from Shadow Hearts. He was called Uru in Japan, but Yuri in the U.S., and the naming is thus not consistent for the U.S. versions. Likewise Nicole is supposed to be Nicolai, also from Shadow Hearts. But one can't pay attention to every product released, I suppose.
Moving on, apparently the voice actors are listed in the manual. The CEO of O3 Entertainment is Chris Jelinek. Voice actors include Quest Jelinek and Tyler Jelinek, with special thanks to Kay Jelinek and Lee Jelinek. Most curious.
- Not So Good Voice Acting Explained! (kotaku.com)
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