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Remember Me: Voice actress revealed, Dontnod responds to voiceover criticism

Tuesday, 21st August 2012 10:18 GMT By Dave Cook

Remember Me was unveiled as Capcom’s new IP at gamescom last week, along with a gameplay presentation hosted by developer Dontnod. The actress playing protagonist Nilin has been revealed, and the studio has responded to backlash over the presentation’s cheesy dialogue.

Lead character Nilin will be portrayed by Welsh actor Kezia Burrows, who has starred in several theatre productions and television shows.

However, at Capcom’s presentation, you could actually feel air escaping from the demo theatre when Nilin punched through the windshield of a helicopter while bawling, “And now the hunted… becomes the hunter!” It wasn’t the best line delivery.

But speaking with Eurogamer, Dontnod’s creative director Jean-Maxime Moris deflected the criticism, “I’ve had the exact opposite comments. I won’t deny the fact these comments have been made. I’ve seen them online. But I’ve had other people say it was actually very good and well written.”

“I don’t mind the criticism,” Moris continued, “It’s constructive and I definitely listen to it. It’s stuff we will look at in terms of seeing, okay, how many times does that comment come up? How many times did the opposite comment come up?”

“Bearing in mind most of the time people who log in to post a comment do so to react – that’s completely out of the realm of video games,” Moris concluded, “more psychology – react to show difference rather than enthusiasm and going with it. There’s a fine line between keeping your eyes shut and your ears closed, which is a bad thing, and thinking the second you see a comment or an article, go, we need to change everything.”

Remember Me will launch on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 some time in May 2013.

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  1. Edo

    You don’t need to change everything,just the cheesy parts…but then again it wouldn’t be a Capcom game.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Hunam

    I thought it was good. I like the cheesy acting and writing, reminds me of the first Underworld film.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. marijn1979

    Come on. Who would consider “I am the hunter – why am I being hunted?” to be well written dialogue? This is why I would never want to be a spokesperson – you have to say such completely idiotic things.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. thesearingstar

    “Let’s play a little game of you turn yourself in, but I shoot you anyway.”

    Two minutes into the Gamescom footage, when that line drops, so does my heart. Every fucking time. Now there’s just no way I’ll drop the Big Sixty for Remember Me. No writer with an inkling of talent would ever validate that dialogue as “good.” This is not subjective. This is not opinion. This is fact. That line is just awful. It’s silly, it’s over the top, it’s empirically bad. I’m talking Terminator Salvation bad. The kind of laughable, cartoon-level stereotyping of military speak that, I fear, is so rampant that most people buy into it and think that’s how the armed forces actually communicate. Not that the vasty majority of them are pillars of the intellectual community. Not by a longshot. But that trash is easily on par with Terminator Salvation’s “Connor, get your ass topside remind those men they need to answer me on the radio even if they’re dead.” What the fuck? C’mon. I know we all love that USMC “Oorah” tough guy crap, but that doesn’t make a lick of sense. Not that I expect anything helmed by the juvenile-y named “McG” to be good—he’s only ever consistently delivered terrible. That’s about who you’re on par with, Dontnod, at least based off what I’ve seen so far. A rather ignominious debut of a supposedly big new franchise/IP.

    #4 2 years ago