I must confess I disagree about sapi.
for reading stats and menues I don't see the problem myself. while cutscenes
with full acting are always welcome, remember that if you use full acting
that limits the game to what can be recorded.
for instance, suppose you had a scene at the beginning of the game in which
the king says "welcome Gawane, we have not had a knight of your renown in
this kingdom for many years"
There would be no way to change your characters' name, he must be called
gawane and must be a he, sinse that's already recorded, also he must be a
You could (if you had lots of time, and money to employ actors), create
several alternatives, eg, merlin the wizard, Rath the ranger etc, but there
would be a limit, pluss of course you'd then there would be the problem of
rejiggering everything for characters of different genda.
You couldn't add another class to the game without having to rerecord
In sapi though you can enter your own name, genda, include as many classes
as you want etc, thus it is highly flexible.
while I love cutscenes, and human voices for dialogue, and perhaps some
generic ones (written so as not to refer to characters), would be great in
the game, I do think if we want the game to be flexible sapi is really the
Beware the grue!
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