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Rakudaton
08-18-2011, 12:26 PM
http://www.pcgames.de/Assassin...cher-Trailer-840051/ (http://www.pcgames.de/Assassins-Creed-Revelations-PC-236835/News/Assassins-Creed-Revelations-Gameplay-Video-von-der-Gamescom-mit-Spielszenen-plus-deutscher-Trailer-840051/)

There's the Gamescon gameplay. (If it's not supposed to be up yet, sorry). In it we see Ezio chase down the Templar Leandros (?) and take one of the Seals of Altair. Then we see a short sequence with Altair.

Which brings me to my question. Having listened to Altair's new voice, don't you think he sounds ever so slightly French? Particularly when he says "Our creed is evident to the contrary", he sounds unbelievably like a French aristocrat. A world away from the dark and gritty (American) Altair of the first game.

I actually quite like his voice and updated look.

E-Zekiel
08-18-2011, 12:32 PM
His voice isn't new. The accent may be, however. He is voiced by the same person.

kriegerdesgottes
08-18-2011, 12:48 PM
Originally posted by E-Zekiel:
His voice isn't new. The accent may be, however. He is voiced by the same person.

Is that true? how do you know that?

E-Zekiel
08-18-2011, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by kriegerdesgotte:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by E-Zekiel:
His voice isn't new. The accent may be, however. He is voiced by the same person.

Is that true? how do you know that? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

He is voiced (as in the original) by Philip Shahbaz.

Biggest reason I always thought people were stupid for complaining about Alta´r's "American accent" was because Alta´r is voiced by a man of Iranian descent, and Al-Mualim is voiced by a white guy.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0932936/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1928116/

Altair661
08-18-2011, 12:50 PM
He does sound different.. maybe not a comepletely differnet voice, but he does seem to have a strong accent. Heopfully they change it back. I didnt like it very much.

But thanks for the video!!!

AntiChrist7
08-18-2011, 12:51 PM
yeah the accent wasnt good. i rather prefer the american Altair if i had the choice between the two

LightRey
08-18-2011, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by AntiChrist7:
yeah the accent wasnt good. i rather prefer the american Altair if i had the choice between the two
What do you mean the accent wasn't good?

AntiChrist7
08-18-2011, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by LightRey:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AntiChrist7:
yeah the accent wasnt good. i rather prefer the american Altair if i had the choice between the two
What do you mean the accent wasn't good? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

well, not "not good", i just didnt liked it.

Calvarok
08-18-2011, 01:04 PM
The funny thing is that this is actually Philip's real accent. He's an actual middle-eastern. Anyone who says that it's not good enough has no argument.

It's the most realistic accent that he could possibly have.

LightRey
08-18-2011, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by AntiChrist7:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LightRey:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AntiChrist7:
yeah the accent wasnt good. i rather prefer the american Altair if i had the choice between the two
What do you mean the accent wasn't good? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

well, not "not good", i just didnt liked it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ah ok. Yeah, I kinda feel the same way, but that could just be because I'm so used to him without that accent.

E-Zekiel
08-18-2011, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by AntiChrist7:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LightRey:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AntiChrist7:
yeah the accent wasnt good. i rather prefer the american Altair if i had the choice between the two
What do you mean the accent wasn't good? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

well, not "not good", i just didnt liked it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

From what little I've heard, I have to agree that I liked his original accent over this one, but I will give it a fair chance either way. As it stands, while I favor it less than his former manner of speaking, it's not really "bad", so I am ok.

swiftkinfe
08-18-2011, 01:11 PM
Ezio after viewing the seal must've been like whoah! Acid trip!

I like the Altair gameplay from whats shown guess I know who the crusader is now though.Altair looks pretty good. Was anyone else though thinking of his bloodlines voice during his speech? I know I was but if that is the original back in the saddle I have high hopes for these sequences.

GunnarGunderson
08-18-2011, 01:14 PM
damn these German commercials and loading times, I need my AC fix

E-Zekiel
08-18-2011, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by V-rex1986:
Ezio after viewing the seal must've been like whoah! Acid trip!

I like the Altair gameplay from whats shown guess I know who the crusader is now though.Altair looks pretty good. Was anyone else though thinking of his bloodlines voice during his speech? I know I was but if that is the original back in the saddle I have high hopes for these sequences.

As a side note, handhelds did not have the same voice actor, only the "main" (IE console - ps3, xbox) games did.

Moultonborough
08-18-2011, 01:38 PM
Different language versions have different voice actors. If you watch the credits when it starts to list versions check out the names for the main characters. So it's possible its not the American or NA version. Still a cool trailer anyway.

blazefp
08-18-2011, 04:23 PM
hey Alta´r only has that voice in the trailer because he's about 18 or less. His voice is softer nothing more

LightRey
08-18-2011, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by blazefp:
hey Alta´r only has that voice in the trailer because he's about 18 or less. His voice is softer nothing more
Yeah, true. They did something similar to Ezio's voice in ACII I believe.

Altair661
08-18-2011, 04:30 PM
Yeah, it's not "bad" just they had a whole game with his american stlye accent, so if they change it, it's gonna feel a bit weird. And it wouldnt makemuch sense, since they are supposed to be speaking Arabic, but the animus translates it, and for some reason it randomly decideds to translate it in a french accent..it's odd. Again, im not saying it's bad or anything. Just within the games and the universe...it seems odd. to me at least.

And Moultonborough could be right. Since this was shown in Europe (I forget where gamescom is held sorry!) it would make sense that they didnt necessarily use American actors for the whole thing. But Ezio and the other's still sound American/same actor(Ezio). SO i dunno.

LightRey
08-18-2011, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by Altair661:
Yeah, it's not "bad" just they had a whole game with his american stlye accent, so if they change it, it's gonna feel a bit weird. And it wouldnt makemuch sense, since they are supposed to be speaking Arabic, but the animus translates it, and for some reason it randomly decideds to translate it in a french accent..it's odd. Again, im not saying it's bad or anything. Just within the games and the universe...it seems odd. to me at least.
I don't think it sounds french.

blazefp
08-18-2011, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by LightRey:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by blazefp:
hey Alta´r only has that voice in the trailer because he's about 18 or less. His voice is softer nothing more
Yeah, true. They did something similar to Ezio's voice in ACII I believe. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not just in ACII. Through ACII, ACB and in ACR. The voice gets harder through this games which is something I really like. If you hear Ezio's voice with 17 after you've played ACB or seen a demo of ACR you'll see a biiig difference.

Altair661
08-18-2011, 04:44 PM
I don't think it sounds french.

Okay, well it might not be French, but you have to admit it sounds at least a little different. Like when he say's "No, Our creed is evidence to the contrary" you can't say that sounds like normal Altair from AC1.

EDIT: I will give you that he is younger than he is in AC1, that might be it.

blazefp
08-18-2011, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by Altair661:
EDIT: I will give you that he is younger than he is in AC1, that might be it.

He is. By his voice, thoughts, beard and Al Mualim's beard, I would say he is 18 at most

Altair661
08-18-2011, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by blazefp:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Altair661:
EDIT: I will give you that he is younger than he is in AC1, that might be it.

He is. By his voice, thoughts, beard and Al Mualim's beard, I would say he is 18 at most </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, and im glad im not the only one that noticed Al Muliam's beard as well. Ha. It's probobly gonna be the same way it was for Ezio through his games. Because Ubisoft goes that far into the character detail.

RzaRecta357
08-18-2011, 09:23 PM
I love the new voice and that fact that it's young it'll mature more anyway. His face also.

AntiChrist7
08-19-2011, 12:57 AM
Wasnt al mualim's beard black in cronicles?

LightRey
08-19-2011, 03:02 AM
On another note, I liked how Al Mualim sounds more friendly than in AC1. In AC1 he seemed much more rigid. I think it might have something to do with his betrayal.

Calvarok
08-19-2011, 03:23 AM
Originally posted by LightRey:
On another note, I liked how Al Mualim sounds more friendly than in AC1. In AC1 he seemed much more rigid. I think it might have something to do with his betrayal.
Yes, here he sounds like he sounded to Altair when he was starting to get impressed with his work in AC1. He also sounds younger. I think the strain of decieving the order aged him quickly.

Vey03
08-19-2011, 03:35 AM
All i'm seeing is the trailer remix thing. Is there meant to be the gameplay after it? Because there isn't. Maybe it's taken down?

Calvarok
08-19-2011, 03:50 AM
Originally posted by Mouse03:
All i'm seeing is the trailer remix thing. Is there meant to be the gameplay after it? Because there isn't. Maybe it's taken down?
http://www.pcgames.de/Assassin...cher-Trailer-840051/ (http://www.pcgames.de/Assassins-Creed-Revelations-PC-236835/News/Assassins-Creed-Revelations-Gameplay-Video-von-der-Gamescom-mit-Spielszenen-plus-deutscher-Trailer-840051/)

LightRey
08-19-2011, 03:52 AM
Originally posted by Mouse03:
All i'm seeing is the trailer remix thing. Is there meant to be the gameplay after it? Because there isn't. Maybe it's taken down?
There's a demo. It's probably still floating around somewhere on the internet.

Vey03
08-19-2011, 04:24 AM
@ Calvarok - yeah, it's not there. All that play sis the remix trailer.

@ LightRey - everything i've clicked on has been removed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

LightRey
08-19-2011, 04:32 AM
Originally posted by Mouse03:
@ Calvarok - yeah, it's not there. All that play sis the remix trailer.

@ LightRey - everything i've clicked on has been removed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
That's too bad. Doesn't that German link from one of the other threads still work?

blazefp
08-19-2011, 04:39 AM
Originally posted by LightRey:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mouse03:
@ Calvarok - yeah, it's not there. All that play sis the remix trailer.

@ LightRey - everything i've clicked on has been removed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
That's too bad. Doesn't that German link from one of the other threads still work? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nup, I think it has been removed too.
Does this means it was another leak?

PinkSkittles284
08-19-2011, 04:51 AM
Originally posted by LightRey:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mouse03:
@ Calvarok - yeah, it's not there. All that play sis the remix trailer.

@ LightRey - everything i've clicked on has been removed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
That's too bad. Doesn't that German link from one of the other threads still work? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

this is the only one i've found that still works ^_^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...ture=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=495M5Hz9b1o&feature=player_embedded)

LightRey
08-19-2011, 04:53 AM
Originally posted by blazefp:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LightRey:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mouse03:
@ Calvarok - yeah, it's not there. All that play sis the remix trailer.

@ LightRey - everything i've clicked on has been removed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
That's too bad. Doesn't that German link from one of the other threads still work? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nup, I think it has been removed too.
Does this means it was another leak? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I dunno. I'm just happy I was able to download it before it disappeared again. I might make a torrent if it's that big a deal.

Vey03
08-19-2011, 05:32 AM
Originally posted by PinkSkittles284:

this is the only one i've found that still works ^_^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...ture=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=495M5Hz9b1o&feature=player_embedded)

Yes that one works! Thanks heaps http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Drakonous505
08-19-2011, 07:30 AM
People also need to consider the reasons why it's different:

#1: This is the Animus 2.0. It isn't as efficient in translating meaning his accent will not sound american as it did in the ABSTERGO Animus
and
#2: This memory is being viewed by Ezio through another device made by TWCB.