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posted by walter_sobchak on - last edited - Viewed by 663 users

Amazing game, but something is really detracting from my enjoyment :(

Does anyone else have an issue with the audio quality of the game?

The compression used on the dialog creates some odd audio artifacting, especially with Strong Bad's voice. I understand that better quality audio would significantly add to the download size, and thus cost Telltale Games more money to deliver it to everyone; but I implore you, Telltale, PLEASE offer an audio quality upgrade pack. It's a minor detail that some people don't mind (or they simply put up with it, since they're used to the compression on the Homestar Runner website), but I expected more quality since this is a stand-alone game in it's own engine.

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  • I just used the "Get free episode of your choise" that came with purchase of TOMI preorder to get Strong Bad's first episode. I like the humor and the overall game so far but the audio quality is horrible, Homestar specially sounds bad, this game makes Monkey Island sound like some high definition stuff and it ain't perfect either.

    Sad to say this but the bad audio quality alone turns me away from buying more Telltale games. :(

    (and you don't need to start telling me about bandwidth stuff, I've heard about that 1000 times allready)

  • @walter_sobchak said:
    Does anyone else have an issue with the audio quality of the game?

    Yeah, it's better then normal for homestarrunner.com. (Who, I've heard, use a microphone in their parent's basement.)

  • @bigdondoo said: Yeah, it's better then normal for homestarrunner.com. (Who, I've heard, use a microphone in their parent's basement.)

    Sure that's how they started, but they've long since moved up (and moved out) :p

  • SBCG4AP is the one TTG game where the sound didn't bug me (can't speak for ToMI yet though). In Sam & Max and Wallace & Gromit I cringe every time any character with a remotely high pitch voice has to make an "s" sound.

  • To be honest Strongbad has the finest audio quality (I've got the PC version) of any Telltale game, Sam and Max is not so good, Wallace and Gromit is terrible but thankfully Monkey Island is OK, not great, just OK.

  • @LuigiHann said: Sure that's how they started, but they've long since moved up (and moved out) :p


    The Brothers Chaps have stated multiple times that they never produced cartoons in their parents' basement. They were working in an apartment in the early days.

  • @MarcCrombie said: The Brothers Chaps have stated multiple times that they never produced cartoons in their parents' basement. They were working in an apartment in the early days.

    Congrats on your first post. It was a joke.

  • @walter_sobchak said: Amazing game, but something is really detracting from my enjoyment :(

    Does anyone else have an issue with the audio quality of the game?

    The compression used on the dialog creates some odd audio artifacting, especially with Strong Bad's voice. I understand that better quality audio would significantly add to the download size, and thus cost Telltale Games more money to deliver it to everyone; but I implore you, Telltale, PLEASE offer an audio quality upgrade pack. It's a minor detail that some people don't mind (or they simply put up with it, since they're used to the compression on the Homestar Runner website), but I expected more quality since this is a stand-alone game in it's own engine.

    I don't know why people keep complaining about this!

  • @thatdude98 said: I don't know why people keep complaining about this!

    Because its a problem perhaps?
    I liked the first episode but the audio quality keeps me from getting more.

  • i didnt have any problem of that sort with any of the games, may be some problem with the settings. try fine tuning the graphics quality and check the sound card too. Thanks

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