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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by ShadowNeku » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:30 am

Roo wrote:
sebadude wrote:There was this smug and sarcastic Scottish announcer on Theme Park World for the PS1 that became very annoying very quickly.
I loved that guy! "Your park has precious few features. It's like Norfolk. With a gate."
Hahahaha! I remember that line so well! He was hilarious :)
delbert_trout wrote:Street Fighter Alpha 3 definitely has my vote, followed closely by Real Bout Fatal Fury Special.
No way, he totally got me pumped for a fight
"You cant give it up. TRIUMPH OR DIE!"
"It all depends on your skills. Face it STRAIGHT!"
"Nobody blink. Go for broke!"
"FIIINNAAALLL ROOOOUNNNNNNNNNDDD!!"
I asked for orange. It gave me lemon lime!

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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by delbert_trout » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:38 am

^ I think some versions of MAME (or maybe Kawaks) have a 'Disable SFA3 announcer' option in the main settings!
"Ain't there somebody who can stop this fighting machine?!"
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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by ShadowNeku » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:47 am

So many brilliant quotes. I really hope he talks like that normally.
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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by SinclairStrange » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:21 pm

Well considering I'm playing it at the moment, I must say I'm really annoyed with the announcer in Donkey Kong 64.

"WELCOME TO BONUS STAGE" for Nth time 'cause the Beaver Bash minigame is bugged to high heaven really get's on my nerves.

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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by theantmeister » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:25 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:
speedlolita wrote:My girlfriend hates the Capcom vs SNK 2 announcer.. lol
I think the problem is that they've got a Japanese voice actor trying to sound American - why not just get an American (or at least a Canadian :lol: )?
Everytime he says "Nairobbie" I crack up. :lol:

The most annoying announcer ever has to be the narrator for Space Quest 6. The guy sucks all humour out of the game and he reads out every single line of text (just about) with this snide, sarcastic voice that makes you feel sorry for poor old Roger. :(

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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by clarance » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:52 pm

Without a doubt, Tiff Needell.
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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:59 pm

^ I'm guessing cos he stresses all the wrong words? That's what he does on Fifth Gear!

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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by BennyTheGreek » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:00 pm

Another nomination for DJ Stryker in Burnout......

censored who needs to be sellotaped to the front of your car when you do a shunt......

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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by DPrinny » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:16 pm

Any in wrestling games
Great the first few times. Annoying afterwards

One that sticks in my mind is
I want to see..........Ryno........Do a.......GORE!

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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by SexyWayne » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:02 pm

Andy Gray..... c*nt

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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by Ferret Oxide » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:23 pm

The announcer in Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing is very annoying. Also the announcer for Soul Calibur seems to really grate on my nerves.

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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by liveinabin » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:02 pm

The guy in Ridge Racer 6. There's a mechanism in that game where if you time your boost to end just as you begin a drift, it charges back up again. It's called Ultimate charge and it happens on most corners. This doesn't stop the announcer from excitedly crying out "Whooo! It's the Ultimate charge" every. sodding. time.
Not only that, but he gets equally vocal every time someone (and there are 12 other racers) uses their nitrous. The censored. It's like having an over excited but simple child in the back seat.

Similarly, the otherwise restrained announcer in Ridge Racer 4 lets himself down in time trial mode.
See, when you complete the main 'grand prix' in R4 you get to duel for, and win, one of a series of ridiculous super cars - things like a 300mph hovering landspeeder. Problem is, when you win one, you can't actually race anyone in it. Instead you're limited to time trial. So, off you go, smashing into every turn in your undriveable nightmare car and, through sheer speed alone, you're destroying the lap record.
So far so good, until you actually hit the time trial mode properly, really trying in a normal machine.
And this is where the commentator really grates. At every checkpoint, you'll hear:
"My grandma drives faster than that, get with the programme!"

Aaaarghhh! Asshat. The only solace I can take is that R4 is from 1998, so there's a middling chance that his grandma is now dead. I like to think she piled her car into the old people's home, the reckless old censored.

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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by Megamixer » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:11 pm

ShadowNeku wrote:
delbert_trout wrote:Street Fighter Alpha 3 definitely has my vote, followed closely by Real Bout Fatal Fury Special.
No way, he totally got me pumped for a fight
"You cant give it up. TRIUMPH OR DIE!"
"It all depends on your skills. Face it STRAIGHT!"
"Nobody blink. Go for broke!"
"FIIINNAAALLL ROOOOUNNNNNNNNNDDD!!"
Yeah, I love that guy too but not as much as whoever does the title screen for Marvel Superheroes Vs Streetfighter :)

"Are you ready true believers? Capcom and Marvel have joined forces once again to bring you...it's MARVEL SUPERHEROES VERSUS STREEEEEETFIGHTER!!!!"
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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by JazzFunk » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:18 pm

'Maze' in Fable. Irritated the hell out of me! :x

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Re: most annoying announcer\narrator

Post by Commander Jameson » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:32 pm

speedlolita wrote:My girlfriend hates the Capcom vs SNK 2 announcer.. lol

Is this the Dreamcast game 'Miillionaire Fighting 2001'? It looks similar, or is it a prequel? Either way, the 2001 announcer is THE worst 'Japamerican' out there.
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