- Apr 27, 2006
I like Haley Joel Osment as much as the next person but I always wondered why couldn't hire another fourteen year old to voice Young Sora in the game?
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It's really not necessary. There are plenty of 14 year olds with much deeper voices. Like Solosis said, you lose a LOT when you digitally alter a voice, and the ear picks up on these things. Haley sounds natural, and so we don't need anything impeding that.What I don't get is why they didn't just alter his voice digitally.
Agreed. The human ear also picks up on what's been shaven off digitally. (i.e. I gag when I hear autotune.) Haley could easily lose some of the warmth, humanity of his lines if an engineer wasn't careful enough when churning his lines through a pitch bender. Also, a lot of gamers that have played Chain of Memories don't really raise an eyebrow at the voice used in CoM unless they play KHI and CoM back to back.Human voice isn't something that can be altered that easily. Sometimes, the drop in vocal frequency after puberty can be really great (which is why we have basses in a choir) and no amount of alteration will "correct" it to approach and emulate the pre-puberty voice. Had they done it, HJO's voice might have not sounded natural and lost the quality that makes it Sora.
They won't touch the prior recorded audio.I did notice the difference, but it sounds close to the KH2 voice, so I don't mind it. I wonder more if they'll redo the KH2 voices too to get that a little deeper, so the transition in depth makes more sense.
The kh1 model, but the game was dubbed in 2010. Haley Joel Osment's voice has hardly changed since then, even though they never used the kh1 Sora voice clips for data Sora? There's nothing to fix? They'll have to record for the new scenes, but as they've shown in the Days Cinematic, they're not going to redub the scenes from the game. (unless they get a different actor, like with Ansem)And I wonder how they'll fix it for Coded, since they mostly used the KH1 sora for there.