I'm past the point of having to eat only soft foods. I can eat things like sandwiches without causing my gums to bleed. I still have to be careful when I brush my teeth and my jaw hurts when I open my mouth all the way, but I'm pretty good otherwise. I give it about two more days before I'm more or less good as new.
And thankfully I don't feel as bad as I did earlier because of the sleep deprivation. It had also been a while since I ate anything (I was so sleepy that it was almost like I couldn't stay awake long enough to eat anything) but after I got some food in my stomach I felt a lot better.
Yeah, my guess is that Terry Osada and several of the rest of the actors recorded their parts in Japan after the original Japanese cast had already recorded their parts. I bet most of the cast excluding Paul Lucas weren't native English speakers, so their Engrish was pretty apparent. Paul Lucas was probably a native English speaker, so that's why he sounds different than Terry Osada and the others. Terry Osada and Onikage's actor's first language was probably Japanese, so that's why they speak with so much Engrish. I imagine Terry was actually a decent actress, but since she had so much difficulty speaking English and possibly had troubled direction so her performance really suffered. Her English probably improved later and got better direction, so that's why her other voice-acting work sounded better.
The fourth level was really starting to become a pain. I could get through most of it okay, but there was that part where you make it across the bridge and keep going until you come across these cliffs with a sleeping guard in-between with a wolf on each side on the cliffs. I swear, I think it might be IMPOSSIBLE to get through that place unseen. The wolves go down where the sleeping guard is and I doubt I could get through there without being spotted. So I gave up on stealth and decided to just run through there and and get to the end. I'm on the boss now. He seems pretty easy, hopefully I'll be able to wrap this up.
Admit it, Terry Osada is your favorite voice actor of all time!
I'm actually feeling hardly any pain at all now. There's a slight amount of discomfort when I eat and my gums are a bit tender where the wisdom teeth sockets are, but I'm almost completely recovered from it. If you want to show me your Onikage impression now feel free to do so, but I still feel like I don't have enough of a firm grasp of how he sounds because his appearance at the end of the level was so brief. When does he appear next? I'll probably just find out on my own soon enough, but I'm still feeling absolutely exhausted from the pain killers (even though I quit them yesterday) and I didn't sleep well last night.
Joshua Seth? I don't know about that one. It seems like it would be too soft and high for Rkimaru. When you say young Rikimaru, do you mean like 13 or younger, or about how old he was in Tenchu 2? If you mean 13 or younger, I'd be all for it.
Also, I finished the third mission and saw Onikage's first appearance. It took me a while to clear this one because the nausea and pain medicine for my surgery have kept me really tired lately. The last two days in particular I've been feeling kind of out of it so I finally quit them. I'm still a bit sore, but at least I won't be feeling like a narcoleptic zombie. The third mission was pretty intense at times, and I found it hilarious that the boss' name was Goo.
Those are all great ideas! I haven't gotten to where Onikage appears in Tenchu 1 yet, so I don't know exactly what Seiichi Hirai sounds like. But going off what you're saying, do you think Greg Eagles could do a much better job if he reprised the role? Maybe a higher-pitched version of his Super Skrull voice?
I just thought of an interesting question. If a good company ever comes along and reboots Tenchu, or at least makes another high-quality sequel for the series, who are some actors you think would make a great Onikage?
Oh gosh, really? Onikage sounds like Dr. Claw? Ugh, to be honest, I HATE the Dr. Claw voice! It's one of the most generic, boring, stiff and lifeless kind of villain voice there is. It so rigid and bland and allows for almost no emotional range from the actor. Paul St Peter likes to recycle that voice quite a bit it seems. If you ask me, he shouldn't have even been considered for the part unless he could prove he could do something unique for it. That's really disappointing to hear. From what I heard of Liam O'Brien, I thought he was just passable, but now that you mention it it did sound pretty boring.
Well, according to Wikipedia, Wrath of Heaven has the second highest overall rating next to the original, even beating out the second one. Also amazon's collective review scores give it a four and a half stars. It seems to me like it's probably a solid game. It might not be as good as the first two, but since it has so many good reviews I doubt it would be a bad experience in general.
Also Tenchu: Shadow Assassins for the Wii is the only other game aside from the first two to be made by the original developer, Acquire. I've seen some gameplay of it and while it doesn't look quite as fun as the first two, it seems to have really good music and has a decent chance of having a quality story. Plus the voice-acting sounds like it's pretty good too.