Which is your favourite SC race?

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Re: Which is your favourite SC race?

Post by Fossaman » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:25 pm

You know, I've never played the game using the voice packs. Is it worth it?

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Re: Which is your favourite SC race?

Post by Dabir » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:34 pm

For most of the races, totally worth it. Just turn off your speakers when speaking to the Utwig and you'll be fine.

Also, Nuclear: Judging by the fact that the accent's (sort of) in the text, which most definitely was not in the 3DO version (the one with the voices), and how the music sounds vaguely scottish tribal-y, I'd say they were probably Scottish all along.

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Re: Which is your favourite SC race?

Post by oldlaptop » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:38 am

Yehat, their backstory is excellent, and the voice and music are great. Although the Spathi get big points for being probably the funniest race out of all of them...
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Re: Which is your favourite SC race?

Post by Angelfish » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:53 am

Fossaman wrote:You know, I've never played the game using the voice packs. Is it worth it?
I don't think so. Most aliens have a high pitched squeeky voice with a bunch of filters added into it.. it makes me feel like I'm looking at sesame street, where they also have such voices (without the filters) ;).
Though I liked the spathi/fwiffo when they said "ULTIMATE EVIL".
Also, it took away some of the magic for me, because I had played the PC version years before UQM came out, I had a certain vision of the aliens in my mind, how they would sound etc :). When I heard the aliens in the 3DO version, that vision was no more ;). It's kinda like reading a book and then seeing a movie about it. When you read the davinci code again after seeing the movie, from then onwards Tom hanks is Robert Langdon and not the guy you had in mind when you had read the book for the first time :).

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Re: Which is your favourite SC race?

Post by ngnikolaos » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:32 pm

Fossaman wrote:You know, I've never played the game using the voice packs. Is it worth it?
Depends on the race. Check out youtube to hear the voices.

The Dnyarri, Utwig, Supox, VUX, Umgah and Kzer-za suck (IMO always).

The Yehat can become a bit comical if you take the accent too seriously (IMO always).

The Kohr-Ah, Thraddash, Earth Base Commander, and Ilwrath are just plain awesome (IMO always).

The voices of Star Control 3 were far better IMO, which is natural since the jokes in SC3 had more to do with the voice acting, rather than the text itself.

Admiral DOX: The VUX *fought* you, but just couldn't fully *pulverize* you -- cough cough.
Spathi Base Commander: They've ... they've ...
You: What? WHAT?
Spathi Base Commander: They've threatened us!
You: Is that all?
Spathi Base Commander: .... yes! (best *yes* ever)
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Re: Which is your favourite SC race?

Post by Serosis » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:12 pm

ngnikolaos wrote: Admiral DOX: The VUX *fought* you, but just couldn't fully *pulverize* you -- cough cough.
Spathi Base Commander: They've ... they've ...
You: What? WHAT?
Spathi Base Commander: They've threatened us!
You: Is that all?
Spathi Base Commander: .... yes! (best *yes* ever)
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Re: Which is your favourite SC race?

Post by Smoke353 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:04 am

Fossaman wrote:You know, I've never played the game using the voice packs. Is it worth it?
Even if only to listen to Fwiffo cower in fear of you, yes definetly. I think the voices were done well. You aren't really missing anything, they do say exactly the same things as the text, but I think it's an improvement.
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Re: Which is your favourite SC race?

Post by Alen » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:54 am

It makes the game better IMO, I find that it helps add more depth to the game.

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Re: Which is your favourite SC race?

Post by Angelfish » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:49 pm

Alen wrote:It makes the game better IMO, I find that it helps add more depth to the game.
No, I think it makes the game feel like I'm playing a kids' game.
On a holiday I tried to introduce my friends to UQM, and all they could comment on were the horrible voices :'(.

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