God i wish, in my experience most games use american actors which gets a bit tiring after a while. This is why i love it when japanese games allow you to have the japanese voices with english subtitles.
nothing to do with dominic west being british its because he's from sheffield and just like sean bean we have amazing voices and accents.
<<< this is what dominic west usually sounds like.
Dictated but not read.
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Then some companies like say funimation keep an almost private stock so those with alot of experience(note i said experience not which doesn't necessarily mean good) are isolated from other areas/companies on occasion.
All in all it's social/societal differences as well.
Actually answering your question. Games usually aren't controlled by the same company if they're rereleased outside of the originating country. Even if they are, they are local employees at the most working alone while collaborating with the original company for future content/expansions, not expatriates. And anything rereleased in English is not going to have different accents for each version released according to whatever part of the English speaking world it is being released in. If those games were translated in England, why not have English actors?
Also, good luck finding people in Japan that can speak English with an accent you want, since you say voice actors should be from the country the game is taking place in. And judging by your attitude so far, if you do happen to come across a game that has accents you like, it's definitely going to be Asian-whatever country you're from (and I'm guessing America), which is really just whatever country you're from.
Edit: If you want British developers for a western version of the game to hire Asian actors, I'm sure those actors will be British too.
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But lets break it down slowly (since you need it). If I had said Last Story had all British actors, that becomes susceptible to being disputed since I cant say for certain that it is 100% accurate. I didnt find it relevant to look up each individual voice actor they used and their ethnicity. It was clear to me that many are British, however each and every one? I cant say. But since its a big deal lets do some digging work... Well every single voice actor in the game was British except 1 (Lowell) who was Scottish. So like I thought it was vast majority but not all. Not like it matters anyways.
Im not sure where hositility is coming from this isnt bashing other countries accents. Some of my favorite actors are European (Clive Owen and Michael Fassbender) Im also aware they come from different countries. This is about Japanese games not being authentic with their English voice overs and why do they seem to prefer using British ones over others even when the game itself is set in a country that isnt anywhere near the UK.
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And since you missed me answering your question, I'm going to link it here again so you can see what I had to say about your TOPIC. Why completely ignore what I wrote as well? I'd rather like to break it down to you slowly, but I think we need to stop all this anger and just move on. The hostility really came from you generalizing a whole continent.
You can say the comparison wasnt the best although USA is comparable to EU in size (and does have vastly different accents in certain regions). If you would like something else it could be would you be able to understand the difference between a Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, etc accent and the point would still stand. I still reject any claims of ignorance for not wanting to generalize a game but whatever your entitled to your own opinion.
I guess I want to know who is controlling where the game is translated? If each game is being translated in England I would like to ask why? Is it simply they like their work more? Are they cheaper? Using Australian actors honestly makes more sense to me due to the closer geographics.
A fine summarization of the communityYou're a fine example of how gamer communities have become infested with endlessly whining and bitching, arrogant, opinionated, unreasonable, all the way immature, completely delusional, tendentially psychotic, insulting individuals one really doesn't want to be linked with. And playing with you guys is certainly no fun at all. I don't know where this kind of folks spawns from. Must be a nest somewhere ...
Why do Japanese games keep using western looking characters?
US is comparable to EU in size, but diversity in Europe is much greater. You may have different accents and all that in different states, but Americans are Americans. We can tell that it is an American accent. Also, different parts of each country in the EU have different accents and ways of talking too =P. You're one country united (in most ways at least).