There are lots of games that have good english VO's. as far as games go, it's rarely corny.
What video games are you talking about? English VAs are as crappy today as they've ever been in the world of video games. Sure, there are a couple of exceptions, like Metal Gear, but overall, English VAs in video games are terrible, and it's not worth the risk of them ruining LOZ characters forever.
It's not just syncing the animation, it's their voices - they sound awful! They're unappealing and ugly sounding, and they're either overacting entirely or totally monotone. Now I'll get into trouble for pratically flaming: but in the states, VA's become VA's because they didn't
land that part in that one show, or in that play, or in that movie, or because they were a hopeless raging 'otaku' to begin with. That isn't exactly the best pool of talent.
Dynasty Warriors without the Japanse voice option? EW, no.
Mystic Heros? That game makes my ears bleed.
Even brand new games - take Final Fantasy 12. The voices don't sound bad. Oh, but wait. Every male lead sounds exactly the same
! Literally - when I watch the cutscenes and look away from the screen momentarily, I can't tell who's speaking.
Tales of Symphonia? Yikes, mute button!
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