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nooneofinterest
08-14-2008, 10:21 AM
anyone else really think about how altair's voice is strangely north american? noone else really sounds like that. (acre comes close sometimes, but its still british) they dont even seem to notice his different voice. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Crash_Plague
08-14-2008, 10:49 AM
as Yahtzee would say: "A middle-Eastern Assassin with an anomalus american accent"

hold on, I'll get the picture.
EDIT
Here is the picture
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii147/CrashPlague/altairamerican.jpg

And you can watch the video here

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctu...n/16-Assassins-Creed (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/16-Assassins-Creed)

It's actually really funny.

Jack_Vykios
08-14-2008, 05:25 PM
Oh god, I've watched all his videos, seen that one twice now thrice, and yet he still has me in stitches. Yahtzee has it down to an ART.

spazzoo1025
08-15-2008, 08:59 AM
I think Lucy said that the Animus automatically translates some of the speech so that it's not like listening to someone reading Chaucer


maybe this is why he sounds American

nooneofinterest
08-15-2008, 09:20 AM
k, but then how come he's the only one who sounds like that?

one of my theories is that since desmond was in the animus, altair's voice changed from what it might regularly be to match desmond more. just a thought. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


BTW thats a funny video, although i think it was better than what he stated, but then again i suppose he was trying to point out the bad parts.

spazzoo1025
08-15-2008, 09:26 AM
Originally posted by nooneofinterest:


one of my theories is that since desmond was in the animus, altair's voice changed from what it might regularly be to match desmond more. just a thought. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



that's what i was implying

nooneofinterest
08-15-2008, 09:29 AM
im not trying to turn this into an argument or anything, but lucy meant that instead of them speaking indian or whatever, it translates it to english, but keeping thier original accent.

Crash_Plague
08-15-2008, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by nooneofinterest:
im not trying to turn this into an argument or anything, but lucy meant that instead of them speaking indian or whatever, it translates it to english, but keeping thier original accent.

Exactly, but I suppose for the sake of making the game more "accepted" to the American and Canadian public, it made sense to give the main character an American accent.

Not meaning to be racist or anything, but I doubt Altair could have had the same impact on a lot of players if he had a middle-eastern accent.

ScytheOfGrim
08-15-2008, 01:45 PM
Oh Lord, I would have shot myself had they given him a Middle-Eastern accent. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Mizz_Assassin
08-18-2008, 07:35 AM
i know this is a bit off topic, but when some of the guards talk they talk in french, german and i think latin, why? when lucy says the animus translates what everyone is saying into english http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Crash_Plague
08-18-2008, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by Mizz_Assassin:
i know this is a bit off topic, but when some of the guards talk they talk in french, german and i think latin, why? when lucy says the animus translates what everyone is saying into english http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Well actually, I wondered the same thing before, but if you listen to her carefully, she says the Animus translates what it finds to be important or relevant, not everything, which is why some random speech tends to stay in its original language.

ScytheOfGrim
08-18-2008, 10:04 PM
So random people saying, "he's going to hurt himself", is more relevant or important than a guard swearing that he'll kill you?

Somehow I don't think so... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif