I've just about finished my fourth playthrough and I think its really time for me to get this off my chest. Overall I found that the VA in this game was absolutely stellar and some performances added such incredible weight and authenticity to certain characters and events that even upon repeated viewing, they don't fail to provoke some sort of emotional response out of me. Some of my favorites include the interactions between Staunton and Minagho throughout the first half of the game - just being able to hear the emotional straining and character nuances being delivered is just something I can't really do justice for in a reddit post.
The companions, side characters and a certain arch-demoness really stole the show for me. Of course, being a game of this length it wouldn't really be reasonable to expect full VA for the whole game without some severe compromises, but I did find it weird that some really emotional scenes or character intros lacked VA whereas other flavor focussed scenes did. One example that made me raise an eyebrow in my first playthrough was the introduction of a certain companion in act 3 (if you missed her in act 2). She has a lot to say, but the only voiced line at the end of that 30 min to hour-ish long mission was a "yes, lets go" after she agrees to be recruited. Up till that point I thought that she wasn't going to have a voice actress. I guess its also worth mentioning the ending slides - I suppose there's nothing really inherently wrong with it but having ending slides be silent and unvoiced just feels kind of wrong, especially when this is something that most other rpgs (and even Kingmaker) had.
All in all, whats being given here is great and it only makes me want more. I didn't want to mention too many specifics for spoiler reasons but there are so many good examples of powerful, moving and touching scenes carried almost entirely by voicework (and a great soundtrack). In short, the voice work that is in the game adds so much to the presence and personality of the stories being told that I would give anything for OwlCat to throw in more.External link →