I seriously cannot stop laughing. It seems like one huge practical joke, but it isn't.
Whoever that is, wow. If it is indeed Mark Sloan then that makes it even funnier.
Also, I'm American and I hate the new voice with a passion, as well as the Hollywood way of things. Please stop with the stereotype that all Americans are dumb (well...it is sorta true, but I'm not
I think it's safe to say though that this is more likely the fault of Square Enix considering some of the shit they've been pulling with game developers.
We need to start directing hate mail their way.
I doubt the people at IOI could possibly be that fucking stupid. They need to fight back against Square to bring back someone who can voice act worth a shit. Seriously, if nothing else IO, tell them that Mark Sloan or whoever the fuck that was can suck a dick, and ask for Bateson back. I think you guys want him back too, but were probably fucked over by Square.
Seriously, I've come to the realization that most of this is probably the fault of Square rather than IO. Does anyone have a link to that interview with the game developer that went broke making a Final Fantasy type game and Square kept telling them to fax them binary code?
As for other observations of the audio:
1) Music is good, but parts sound like a direct rip-off of Inception. It's a little overly dramatic.
2) Most of the voice acting was good (except the guy in the elevator), but some of the dialogue needs work (the stoners dialogue was awful and overly stereotypical, the whole 'can't small a fart' line, etc.)
3) It does sound like the sound has made a big improvement, so props on that.
4) I like the begging of the cop and how his friends tried to reassure him. Hearing that would make me think twice before killing innocents...or maybe incite me to be more brutal than ever. It adds a lot of realism. That seems like the best improvement to this series that we know of so far.
You know what? When you walk into a club and you see these fine suits and you say to yourself: I need to use the bathroom.