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Audio Atrocities™ : D.I.C.E. Bandai Playstation 2 2005
Deep in the heart of evil Japanese corporations of days gone by, bitter men with small appendages took a page from the Roddenberry school of marketing and decided to create anime with the sole purpose of being a covert 22 minute commercial for their new toy line. The toys were okay, and sometimes even the anime was good, so it was an okay trade.

Unfortunately that business model has been farmed to its current extreme, which is to make anime a commercial for toys AND video games, and the games usually suck. Enter our exhibit for today's discourse: D.I.C.E..

To say that this game sucks would be a compliment. But, in a rare case of balanced production values, the voice works sucks just as bad. There's terrible writing, bad/miscast voice work, and a general sense of blah running through the delivery of almost all the lines. There's a few howlers to make the game more bearable, but mostly it's lifeless drek, so enjoy the few clips I've pulled and take your place in line on the Anti-DICE street team warning people away from this game.

Exhibit A: ...the great bus colon, explorer extraordinaire!
Another case of poor localization is plainly evident here. Even if your character isn't SPELLED 'colon', if it sounds like something related to defecation, it's time to change the name. Buut, when they're selling chocolate filled cookies in Japan called Chocolate Collon, I guess this isn't so bad.

Exhibit B: It may only be a prototype, but it's sure an incredible machine.
It may only be a video game, but it's sure an incredibly poor first-readthrough of the line caught on tape and kept for posterity. A great example of the grade-D voice work here..

Exhibit C: ...you guys sure managed to do a number on me...he he...
Quite possibly the lamest computer voices line and delivery in recent gaming history.

The Rest:
Haven't had enough? Here's some additional clips for your amusement:
Clip 4, Clip 5, Clip 6, Clip 7, Clip 8, Clip 9, Clip 10, Clip 11, Clip 12, Clip 13


“...the great bus colon, explorer extraordinaire!”
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