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Topic: Do you think Nintendo will ever make a game where Link will talk?

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SmashBall35
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Well Excuuuussssse me but I think I'm personally happy with Link not saying anything much other than "yes" or "no". In Skyward Sword he even manages to have a full relationship with the girl behind the counter with that limited vocabulary.

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MS7000

I feel like Link has always been one for action rather than words. Not to mention, his expressions generally convey him quite well such as when Link finds the missing children in Twilight Princess, or when he gets launched out of a Cannon in Wind Waker. Words seem inelegant for Link, so I am more than happy for him to not speak. To be fair though, technically Link does speak in Skyward Sword, even if you never hear it and is more him waving his arms around; such as when he is explaining to Zelda's father what has happened to her at the beginning of the game.

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@SmashBall35 A lot could be said to explain reasons Nintendo doesn't create a Link that talks. Since NES/SNES, we've bought Legend of Zelda games for the action/adventure/world roaming/puzzle solving with some story.

As soon as you add voice acting dialog, your mind instantly decides if the voice acting as charming, corny, funny, unfunny, annoying, which is very hard to please everyone, and impossible to ignore. Whereas with reading text, your mind automatically adds your own idealized personality to all the dialog - it's always right/acceptable without the labor of tailoring it to every person playing the game from different countries, genders, ages. So, in a way, less dialog, or use of text dialog has a wider appeal = maximizing sales.

The same formula applies to Mario & Luigi; They typically barely say any more than a brief word to express an emotion/reaction.

That's how I understand it anyway.

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Magician

Folks usually prefer that their protagonists to be silent. Bad voicework could easily butcher an otherwise great experience. Unless Nintendo decide to gender flip Link and Zelda as an option. Give use a Linkle saving Sheik adventure, only Sheik is actually a guy.

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TheJGG

Yeah... Linkle would be the only talking hero incarnate I think. She has too much of a personality not to be voiced.

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Royalblues

Link talking would give him a personality, and a lot of people would chafe at that. They might give him a personality people would totally not expect, which would ruin his character.

Although I absolutely hate silent protagonists, because it is kind of harmful to have a protag/mascot who is antisocial, I do understand it's necessary to project yourself onto your favorite characters.

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We know all the Links secretly have a 90's surfer dude voice and attitude.

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After that TV show, I think I'm good.

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@Snatcher idk, i knda liked when he said
'Well..exuuuuuuuse me princess"
But the rest was pretty bad.

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Balta666

I would like too but not getting my hope high

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Balta666

@Magician it works very well for the Witcher for instance

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@mantarobuster300 Best part.

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@Snatcher For sure

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GrailUK

Hope not. It's not needed. It's easier to imagine yourself as Link. And it's quite unique these days.

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Pokester99

Only if they know it'll make them more money guaranteed.

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Rambler

Only if he sounds like Bobcat Goldthwait

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Shadowthrone

I highly doubt they ever will. He's always been that way to let the player make him their own. Even before in game voice acting, Link hasn't had actual dialogue, instead the player choosing vague questions or answers. It's long since been part of the character. Some of my favourite characters have been that way because they don't talk and let you fill in who they are or in some cases, let you immerse more because they don't have a personality. Gordon Freeman is one, Samus used to be one too before they started having her talk for some reason.

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He says stuff in Mario Kart 8. Hell yeah he does.

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