Yong Yea, the voice actor and YouTuber who might be portraying the English model of Kiryu in Sega’s Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, confirmed off a number of the work he’d finished on the character and confronted some criticism on-line within the course of.
Yea lately took to Twitter to share a short comparability video of the Japanese voice for Kiryu within the upcoming sport (portrayed by Takaya Kuroda) and himself. Within the tweet, Yea notes that it’s “a number of the first stuff” that was recorded for the sport and that his efficiency grew to become “extra refined” as they went alongside.
Like a Dragon followers divided over English voice-acting efficiency
Whereas loads of followers did have constructive issues to say about Yong Yea’s portrayal, many followers additionally voiced their criticisms (each constructive and never) concerning the efficiency. Particularly, followers identified that Yea’s voice didn’t carry the identical gruffness that the Japanese voice actor did, with many noting that it sounded an excessive amount of just like the content material creator to their ears.
Different complaints additionally famous that the Yea merely sounded too younger for the function. Within the sport, Kiryu is a 51-year-old man, whereas Yea, 28, is considerably youthful. Nonetheless, the actor did be aware in a follow-up tweet that it was “kinda unusual” listening to his personal voice within the function at first and stated that followers ought to decide the one which’s proper for them.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is ready to launch on January 26, 2024, and might be accessible on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Collection X|S, and PC.