Basically Disney's gonna have a field day destroying all the spoiler vids most likely.
Ah, so it is a meta-thing, gotcha. ;D
Took some time now too to reassess all my posts made here and luckily I did not forget the spoiler tags anywhere.
Phew, I was worried I accidentally forgot some in the heat of discussion.
I've enjoyed a lot of what I have seen in the leaks. My only real problem is that
In the scenes where Terra and Roxas are saved, Sora just feels like he's there as a cheer leader.
Also...some voice acting complaints.
Everyone, but Axel, Xemnas, Saix, Xion, Roxas and I imagine a few others that I haven't seen turn in pretty bad performances.
Their problems all range from odd pacing issues, lack of genuine emotion (or context), lacking in energy, have really disjointed choices in their acting or in the case of Osment as Sora, fighting his voice the whole way through. Even Donald and Goofy, who have performed for YEARS, don't sell it either. All the dramatic emotional scenes so far but Roxas, Xion and Axel's reunion fall flat. Aqua sounds worse. Even Ventus doesn't quite sell emotional scenes either.
And it's crazy what 9 years has done to both Haley Joel Osment and Jesse McCartney. With McCartney, he's just a little deeper, but he at least still fits his characters. Osment, though...he can't be Sora. His reads with Vanitas are great, but his voice is now even older.
It's a shame, because these cutscenes are so much more emotive and dynamic. Good voice acting would really elevate these. I really think they should change voice directors that can at least talk to the Japanese directors.
Well, on the first thing:
I'm actually glad if Sora doesn't do everything as that will sell the point that it is a teamwork effort better.
I dislike the parts where the other GoL are just standing there as if afflicted with paralysis and don't do anything.
On the second:
Funny how opinions diverge as I've heard the opposite about the voice acting from several others, especially when it comes to Willa Holland as Aqua.
Jesse McCartney was so far always consistent in his portrayal and he even pays attention to give Roxas and Ven different inflections and tone of voice. His Roxas performance may sound more natural as it is more close to his actual voice while Ven's is somewhat higher and softer so it needs more work.
Won't judge until I hear them myself anyways.