Pals, we lastly reside in a world the place Last Fantasy 7 has voice performing. No, I do not imply Last Fantasy 7 Remake (opens in new tab)—that rank pretender—I imply the clamour of polygons that’s the unique, PS1-era basic. Due to the devoted work of a modding group known as Tsunamods (opens in new tab), Last Fantasy 7’s very, very long script (opens in new tab) can now be loved along with your ears in addition to your eyes utilizing the Echo-S 7 mod (opens in new tab).
The voice work was finished by a world staff of volunteers from the Tsunamods group, who got here collectively to voice “Each essential, minor, and NPC” within the recreation. If, like me, you’ve gotten various scarring reminiscences of ‘group voice performing’ packs from ages previous, you may relaxation assured: Tsunamods guarantees that “The primary and minor solid are all well-trained actors with incredible vocal and tech high quality”.
The trailer does function some jarring cursing, however the creators clarify that they by no means actually anticipated the mod to garner consideration outdoors their group, and the areas they needed to point out off simply occurred to be a bit swearier than others, so that they “might have falsely represented [themselves] somewhat there”.
The mod does not use FF7’s unique English script, as a substitute choosing a retranslation of the sport’s Japanese script that cuts out among the unusual (or straight-up dangerous) translations within the unique English model, though it has been tweaked “to sound extra human,” since “textual content bins can learn very otherwise in comparison with when spoken out loud”.
I’ve to say I am impressed. I can not choose the complete breadth of the work, however the stuff within the trailer sounds good for a group effort. Plus, as somebody who remembers taking part in by Deus Ex’s Nameless Mod (opens in new tab)—which additionally drew voice actors from its group—and half the NPCs sounding like they have been talking by layers of tin foil, it is good that we reside in an age the place everybody appears to have a adequate microphone to do a good voice performing job.
You may decide up Echo-S 7 over on the Tsundamods website (opens in new tab).