I was playing some SSF4 against a Juri player the other day, and my wife pointed out something - “Man, that chick sure likes to talk a lot.” Later, I was watching some old ST vids, and I noticed how relatively quiet it is. Yeah, characters say special moves like “Hadouken!” and “Spinning Bird Kick!” but aside from that, there isn’t voice for normals or even getting hit, and the announcer is fairly non-existant.
Lately, fighting games have been becoming more verbal. Of course, there are moments when it’s cool - like Deadpool saying Yipes Magneto win quote or even the individual character call, stuff like that. And then there’s the case of overdoing it - aka BlazBlue.
Personally, I think this is a bit much. I already thought that Juri/Hakan were too chatty in Super, and after watching some ST vids, I started noticing the announcer and other vocal clips. Also, watch some Tekken matches - depending on the intro/win scenes, the characters may go the entire fight without ever saying an actual word. But what do you guys think? Fighting games becoming too voice-heavy? Or not enough?
Also, how about the announcers? I’m kinda meh on the SF ones, but Soul Calibur always struck me as a series with great announcing.