Why Won't These Legend of Zelda Characters Talk To Us?S

Today's Speak Up on Kotaku actually involves speaking up, as commenter Tengen Toppa Duck Face laments over the lack of voice acting in the latest Zelda game.

To be totally honest, I'm really disappointed that (The Legend of Zelda) Skyward Sword doesn't feature any voice acting. In my opinion, Skyward Sword will be the best looking (not necessarily stylistically, but in terms of textures, quality, etc) and sounding (once again, I mean the fact that it's orchestrated, not that it'll have the best songs) Zelda yet. I never want Link to speak, but I was hoping everyone/thing else would. Maybe I'm just shallow, but a voiceless Hyrule (or... Skyloft, whatever) is starting to feel archaic. I wouldn't even care that much if they went with a made-up language, a la Shadow of the Colossus or Animal Crossing, just give me something. I know it's not the most important part of the game, but I wouldn't play Mass Effect, BioShock, L.A. Noire, and many other games if the voice acting sucked/didn't exist. I'm still getting Skyward Sword, but I hope the Wii U Zeldas do things differently.

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