I would say voice acting solved this problem, but it seems like even VA’s guess on half these pronunciations.
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Posted by Shawn Handyside on March 29, 2012 · 12:49 PM 
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84 Responses to “[VIDEO] Final Fantasy VII Controversy”

  1. EliminatorZigma on March 29th, 2012 12:55 pm

    And this is why I don't like solely text-based RPGs. I never know how to PRONOUNCE THE FRICKIN' NAMES until one of the developers/extremely knowledged nerds tells me.

  2. chipznsallza on March 29th, 2012 12:56 pm


  3. spplmj on March 29th, 2012 12:56 pm

    Clearly the inability for anyone to pronounce my name would make me the greatest JRPG character ever

  4. Valvatorez on March 29th, 2012 1:06 pm

    Today is even worse!



  5. IncredulousEric on March 29th, 2012 1:17 pm

    That video took me back to middle school where my friends and I had the same discussion on pronunciation.

  6. CriticalQuit on March 29th, 2012 1:30 pm

    Okay how could anyone think that the letters in Red XIII's name aren't roman numerals?

    Come on, it's Final Fantasy. They use roman numerals for all kinds of things. Seriously how could anyone get that wrong

  7. Solar Boy Django on March 29th, 2012 1:43 pm

    All I could think of for Neo Bahamut in that voice was HULK SMASH PUNY SEPHIROTH! Not sure why… but now I wanna see Hulk smashing Sephiroth… I wonder if such a thing exists

  8. HughbertEsq on March 29th, 2012 2:08 pm

    Pity those with Spoonerisms having to do let's plays

  9. VyseRogueKing on March 29th, 2012 2:37 pm

    If there were a pronunciation hammer grammar nazis would be having a hey day.

  10. TopRattata on March 29th, 2012 3:20 pm

    Pfft. JRPG character names are easy to proo-nuncificat!
    I'm a Rat-tat-tatta and I evolve into Rat-i-sade!

    Pronuncification in the TOP PER-CANT-IDGE!

  11. Leo E. on March 29th, 2012 3:33 pm

    I've been sitting on a comic that I made for a week now, but Shawn won't post a Mass Effect submission so that it's relevant. :<

  12. BTSnoogans on March 29th, 2012 5:20 pm

    Oh god, I laughed my ass off reading this comment. By the way, you owe me a new ass.

  13. TransPM on March 29th, 2012 5:30 pm

    I imagine this is what it would be like if M. Night Shamalamadingdong played FFVII… I'm looking at YOU Last Airbender movie

  14. Souleater676 on March 29th, 2012 6:42 pm

    Meanwhile in the real world:
    <img src=http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz7btsUQsx1r9vcf3o1_500.gif>


  15. smashter on March 29th, 2012 7:43 pm

    I often go by JDRPG in other forums. Every time I see JRPG, I have to do a double take. Curse my awesome name!

  16. pokenutter on March 29th, 2012 8:23 pm

    Once again opening myself up to a large number of -1s here, but am I the only one who thinks Dorkly's been on a steady decline in quality for some time now?

  17. ChemicalKirby on March 29th, 2012 8:41 pm

    Funny, me and my bro were just re playing FFIX and i was pronouncing everything wrong.

  18. Rexxmech on March 29th, 2012 10:14 pm

    Oh, well that explains this
    <img src="http://www.halolz.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/halolz-dot-com-finalfantasy7-oldmanyellsatcloud.jpg&quot; alt="cloud" width="265" height="199" />

  19. Totema on March 29th, 2012 11:26 pm

    Hey, a submission from Dorkly! You know what that means:
    * Awkward and lazy Flash animation!
    * Uninspired voice acting!
    * Humor pertaining to a 10+ year old video game that is old news to just about everybody!

  20. Ovahdrive on March 30th, 2012 9:43 am

    Don't even get me started on Cait Sith.

  21. dope92 on March 30th, 2012 11:36 am

    dope: A drug taken illegally for recreational purposes, eg. marijuana or heroin.

    92: how many times i hit that shit so far.

  22. Shadrio on March 30th, 2012 2:14 pm

    Meanwhile, in TF2 (or just TF2 trading, no one ever talks in vanilla TF2):

    "It's 'Mah-kin-uh', not "Muh-shin-ah'! And it's 'Fah-sahd', not 'Fuh-kaid'!"

    Videogames, teaching us language against our wills.

  23. Dycro on March 31st, 2012 1:36 pm


    It's "Die-crow"


  24. superdrama on April 1st, 2012 9:12 am

    The style reminds me of B^Uckley. I just…I just can't…

  25. Ashcrexl on April 4th, 2012 9:42 am

    what, no one addressed ether? it's EE-ther! was that the joke? the only real word is completely ignored?

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