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Insult Swordfighting in MI:SE (and Guy's tone)

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Anyone else love the fact that when you chose the wrong retort to an insult, Guybrush's voice changes: his voice goes from strong to non-confident. When he says the wrong retort, he almost says it like a hopeful question that he knows will get a wrong answer.
I love it! that was one of my complaints about CMI's sword fighting - even when Guybrush said the wrong thing, he said it so strong and confidently.
This is one of those little touches that I love. Good job LucasArts, and great job Dominic for getting those lines spot on!

I also love the fact that Dominic knew to change the tone of Guybrush's voice ever so slightly: in ToMI he sounds so confident and strong, and here we see a younger more inexperienced Guybrush, and his voice shows this perfectly - great job!

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  • @Irishmile said: So Carla is supposed to be this great sword master. But the important looking pirates said all pirate have to complete the three trials to become a pirate*... so if ALL the pirates have beaten Carla wouldnt that make her like the worst swordswoman alive basically?

    * I know the important looking pirates where probably just messing with Guybrush but for the sake of argument lets say its true.

    I would say a lot of people have beaten Carla considering she's technically only a carnival game.

    (Just kidding, I hate that theory with a passion.)

  • @plrichard said: I would say a lot of people have beaten Carla considering she's technically only a carnival game.

    (Just kidding, I hate that theory with a passion.)

    She does get beaten at least often enough to have T-shirts printed.

    But I would say that, while every pirate probably had to prove their skill in swordfighting, thievery, and treasure-huntery, I imagine that the specific task they need to complete is probably chosen arbitrarily on a case-by-case basis.

  • loved this touch, made the swordfighting feel less repetitive when you need to select wrong answers

  • I always figured that it was Carla's job as Sword Master to test new recruits, so to speak. She lost, but that doesn't necessarily mean she was beaten. :)

  • Does he keep the hesitant tone against carla ?
    Could be fun, since you're basically relearning the whole thing there

    Quoting myself, first because i love doing so, but mostly because i'm really interested in the answer.
    Wouldn't hurt if they didn't, but i do think it'd be an even nicer touch.

  • @plrichard said: I would say a lot of people have beaten Carla considering she's technically only a carnival game.

    (Just kidding, I hate that theory with a passion.)


    ...could someone explain this to me? Sorry, but I just played the games when I was a kid, I didn't participate in any of the online hoopla that surrounded the game until now.

  • @Rather Dashing said: ...could someone explain this to me? Sorry, but I just played the games when I was a kid, I didn't participate in any of the online hoopla that surrounded the game until now.

    See MI2 ending.

  • @Astro Gnocci said: Quoting myself, first because i love doing so, but mostly because i'm really interested in the answer.
    Wouldn't hurt if they didn't, but i do think it'd be an even nicer touch.

    they do keep the same tone for wrong answers against carla

  • @Armand1880 said: Anyone else love the fact that when you chose the wrong retort to an insult, Guybrush's voice changes: his voice goes from strong to non-confident. When he says the wrong retort, he almost says it like a hopeful question that he knows will get a wrong answer.
    I love it! that was one of my complaints about CMI's sword fighting - even when Guybrush said the wrong thing, he said it so strong and confidently.
    This is one of those little touches that I love. Good job LucasArts, and great job Dominic for getting those lines spot on!

    I also love the fact that Dominic knew to change the tone of Guybrush's voice ever so slightly: in ToMI he sounds so confident and strong, and here we see a younger more inexperienced Guybrush, and his voice shows this perfectly - great job!

    Really? That's great! Good to hear they're paying attention to detail. :D

  • @Botap said: I always figured that it was Carla's job as Sword Master to test new recruits, so to speak. She lost, but that doesn't necessarily mean she was beaten. :)


    When you try to challenge her again, she tells Guybrush that she let him win...

    Back to topic, I really liked the difference in the voice when you chose the wrong answer.

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