Yakuza (Series)

jro

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I've always basically considered them to be like Asian action movies, which, f'ing Christ, you don't watch in English unless you want Jeebus to smite your nuts in the night. But this, man, it's bad. Yong doesn't have even a smidgeon of dialect like he did for that shit DLC in the other one.

It's laughably bad and reviews are going to be savage re: him. Game will be good don't get me wrong but Sega's dumbass English stuntcasting is going to backfire.

edit: Fuck do not read reddit for any reason. I like to think that I narrowly missed liking that shit due to being the very end of Gen X but sometimes I give in and regret it. Yong sucks, end of story. Can't even watch the trash on his channel anymore without being irritated. Seems like most of the world agrees but bothering with any or all discourse on the matter is an exercise in wanting to kill yourself.

Fuck Sega for this utterly stupid choice, fuck YY in general for sucking and for his petulant behavior (he posts shit and then blocks people who don't like it, TF is he George Santos?) and I hate to say it, but fuck this game. Gonna be harder to enjoy it than it should be.
 
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Average Joe

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I looked up some of Yong's other VA worked after hearing this nightmare and most of it is sounded fine to me.

This is just a horribly bad casting choice that absolutely ruins Kiryu, but as others have said that playing these games in English is a weird-ass choice to begin with.
 

jro

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I looked up some of Yong's other VA worked after hearing this nightmare and most of it is sounded fine to me.

This is just a horribly bad casting choice that absolutely ruins Kiryu, but as others have said that playing these games in English is a weird-ass choice to begin with.
I had that same reaction- I had heard his VA for the DLC in Lost Judgment and it didn't bother me at all. It fit the character (even at the end when he hulks up for the boss fight) fine and it also sounded, to my untrained ear at least, that Yong was putting a decent amount of effort into it. His anime work seems alright too. But man, that Kiryu, no bueno.
 
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