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#1 TheDreamer

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 20:16

I tried looking for an answer to this question, but there was no definitive one so I decided to ask it here.

 

Now that we've seen some gameplay, is it safe to assume that despite this (http://alternativema...ongest-journey/), Ellie isnt returning to voice Zoë?

Has this been officially adressed anywhere by anyone? Or was that Ellie in the trailers, but somehow sounded different to me? Im pretty sure it wasnt her.



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 20:20

This has been covered multiple times already. No Ellie isnt back to voice zoe.

check the FAQ: http://redthreadgame...rs-general-faq/

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 20:20

It's been confirmed that Ellie is not returning for Chapters. She left acting and moved to Australia. (And there are probably other reasons as well, but yeah.) There hasn't been a big official announcement about it naming Zoe's new actress for what sound like contract reasons...or...some sort of reason. 

 

Either way, Zoe has been recast. Her voice in the trailer is her new voice.

 

Edit:  :ph34r: 'd


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 20:21

I don't remember if it's been stated overtly, but as a) Ellie is now living in Australia and B) Ragnar has said they're recording in (correct me if I'm wrong) London and New York and c) they don't have the finances to fly in voice actors, d) at least not after the turn to episodic, I think it's a given that Ellie won't be there.

 

Also, a little bird at the back of my head is singing that we've had confirmation that the voice in the trailer is not a placeholder.

 

EDIT: I knew I would be ninja'ed, but twice? Dagnabbit!


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 20:33

As Lee'm said, Ragnar mentioned it here. So no, Ellie won't be back.

 

Okay, I found it via Vainamoinen's FAQ, which Lee-m linked to, but the source in the FAQ was wrong, I had to click "next page" a few times :)


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 20:43

Information dogpile!


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 20:45

As Lee'm said, Ragnar mentioned it here. So no, Ellie won't be back.
 
Okay, I found it via Vainamoinen's FAQ, which Lee-m linked to, but the source in the FAQ was wrong, I had to click "next page" a few times :)

 
That is because at the time of writing, no such mention existed.
My information was from that Irish girl, good ol' solid hearsay. ;)

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 20:47

That is because at the time of writing, no such mention existed.

My information was from that Irish girl, good ol' solid hearsay. ;)

Alrighty, I was looking for a Ragnar-post when I clicked the source link, so didn't even read what was in the post you source linked to :P


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 20:50

Sorry, I didnt find this info through the search tool :(

 

Its really a shame shes not returning, Im very fond of her voice. Im not making a decision on wether I like the new voice or not until I play the game. 



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 20:53

Nah, it's fine. It's not your fault or anything. :) It's just something that's been discussed a lot in the last few months. But if you weren't here, you wouldn't know that. 

 

The new voice is growing on me. Kian's voice change was a bit jarring at first, too, but I'm thinking that'll grow on me as well, once I get into the game. 


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 21:03

Yeah, I have to agree with Erika (not that I usually wouldn't :) ) - initially the new voice sounded strange, even more so because I really loved Ellie in Dreamfall.

But...it has certainly been been growing on me. I really liked it on the last couple of times we heard it more recently. So yeah, I am confident that once we have the game and start playing it we will get used to it pretty quickly.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 21:07

In my oppinion, and this is not to talk bad about Ellie, Ithink this voice has more character in her timbre :)



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 21:10

Morpheus (the sleeping drug in Dreamfall) apparently has noticeable effects on one's vocal cords!  ;)


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 21:13

Morpheus (the sleeping drug in Dreamfall) apparently has noticeable effects on one's vocal cords!  ;)

 

We should have a helium special edition!


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 21:13

Morpheus (the sleeping drug in Dreamfall) apparently has noticeable effects on one's vocal cords!  ;)

 

And time. Time changes everything.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 21:19

Actually... though generally less noticeable than male voice changes, women do often experience a change or deepening of their voices in adolescence. It's usually slower, and many women's voices don't fully "settle" until they're in their early 20's. Or so I was told by multiple choir directors. 

 

And, you know...being in a coma for a year...that does things to your body. :P


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 21:35

In my oppinion, and this is not to talk bad about Ellie, Ithink this voice has more character in her timbre :)

 

My feelings are the same. Ellie was lovely, she brought Zoë to life. She didn't have her heart set on acting, however, and I believe Dreamfall was one of the last things she ever did. The new actor is someone who's been acting for a long time (despite her young age) and who has an extremely bright future ahead of her — hopefully we won't lose her before Chapters is done! She's incredibly talented and personable, and the dialogue has very much been (re-)written with her in mind.

 

I was actually a fan before we cast her: it was just lucky coincidence that she auditioned. And, to me, she is the perfect Zoë in every way. Attitude, character, quirkiness, humour, geeky-ness, awkwardness. All the nesses. She's awesome. And the whole team has fallen in love with Zoë all over again.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 21:37

And, you know...being in a coma for a year...that does things to your body. :P


Well, let's see, other things that could also change a voice considerably:

Life in a humid prison.

Worrying sick about your coma'd daughter.

Being possessed by a 200 year old soul.

Installing a new voice chip in an aging toy ape.

And don't even get me started on what a full year means in bird life...



/edit: @Ragnar: Good thing we'll at least have April forever. FOREVER!!
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Posted 13 October 2014 - 21:57

/edit: @Ragnar: Good thing we'll at least have April Sarah Hamilton forever. FOREVER!!

 

Fixed it for you.  :evil:

 

Re: New Zoe... I'm thrilled to hear that the team is so stoked about here. I can't wait to fully "meet" her. 


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 21:59

I was actually a fan before we cast her: it was just lucky coincidence that she auditioned. And, to me, she is the perfect Zoë in every way. Attitude, character, quirkiness, humour, geeky-ness, awkwardness. All the nesses.

 

Cleverness, cuteness, randomness, loch ness?


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