[TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby rundmck » 06 Oct 2019, 11:54

Very exciting to hear about commentary from someone experienced and with a passion for the game.
I would agree with Tintin5, there is something very jarring in sports games with commentary when you keep hearing very specific lines being repeated again and again.
Keeping the commentary generic for regular use and having specific/memorable lines appear very infrequently is important.

Also, keeping things understated I think will help. In real tennis commentary most of the talking occurs when tennis isn't being played and it's usually quite chilled out and conversational unless immediately following an intense point or great shot.

Another issue I've noticed in certain other tennis games, is that every point is immediately followed by a 3 second sound bite, like 'amazing shot down the line!' then radio silence, or 'he's unplayable at the moment'... then radio silence until the next point. In real life there is always a bit of follow up to the initial exclamation, like 'let's see if he can build on that return now' or 'he's being very patient in these rallies, biding his time until he sees an opportunity to attack'. That would definitely add to the realism I feel.
Obviously I don't know how easy/hard it is to do any of this, but just giving a few suggestions in the hope they might help in some way.

I really like the idea of referencing the tournaments as much as possible without treading on legal toes. If you're able to say things like 'SW19', 'Flushing Meadows' etc it would be great. I think the level of involvement you have in the commentary at this early stage will hopefully result in something that will integrate really well. Exciting!
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby Ethanovic » 06 Oct 2019, 23:05

This could be absolutely brilliant!
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby TennisVoice » 08 Oct 2019, 12:40

Thanks, TinTin5 (and rundmck) - very sound advice, that.
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby TennisVoice » 08 Oct 2019, 17:38

Ethanovic wrote:This could be absolutely brilliant!

Or it could be crap... :whistle:
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby rundmck » 08 Oct 2019, 18:27

It'll be great. You just want to avoid the scenario seen in one of the tennis games currently available for consoles, where within 2 games you are already hearing repeated commentary.

All you have to do is ignore your friends and family, forego all social and professional engagements and spend all your time recording loads and loads of generic, specific, funny, serious, dramatic, chilled commentary. Is that too much to ask? No of course not :P
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby Axelitos » 08 Oct 2019, 23:06

Hello there!

That's fantastic. No doubt it'll be a great leap forward for the game!

That would be nice to include some anecdotes about tennis in general, the tournament but also maybe about players during the match. I think that would be pretty realistic! :D

If the HawkEye is included (I hope it will), having different lines if by example the ball's close to the line ("well judged by the linesman! / "just missed it") or if it is 1 meter out to have a funny line about it ("he did not need binoculars to see that one...") :yes:
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby Axelitos » 08 Oct 2019, 23:10

rundmck wrote:It'll be great. You just want to avoid the scenario seen in one of the tennis games currently available for consoles, where within 2 games you are already hearing repeated commentary.

All you have to do is ignore your friends and family, forego all social and professional engagements and spend all your time recording loads and loads of generic, specific, funny, serious, dramatic, chilled commentary. Is that too much to ask? No of course not :P


well, he is already very kind to offer his help isn't he?
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby rundmck » 08 Oct 2019, 23:56

Axelitos, yes he is. I was joking by deliberately vastly overstating the importance of it, hence me including ridiculous hyperbole like 'ignore your friends and family'.
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby TennisVoice » 09 Oct 2019, 01:04

Axelitos wrote:That would be nice to include some anecdotes about tennis in general, the tournament but also maybe about players during the match. I think that would be pretty realistic! :D

If the HawkEye is included (I hope it will), having different lines if by example the ball's close to the line ("well judged by the linesman! / "just missed it") or if it is 1 meter out to have a funny line about it ("he did not need binoculars to see that one...") :yes:

Re: the latter - if HawkEye is included, then you can expect to hear some lines like these, yes.

Re: the former - unfortunately, I don't think this idea is realistic. I can't imagine any way of incorporating lines about specific players or general tennis anecdotes given the constraints we're under, including the no-more-than-six-seconds time limit I'm pretty much imposing upon myself given that many if not most gamers will want to move quickly on to the next point and not wait to listen to me drone on about Michael Chang's underhand serve at Roland Garros in 1989 or how I was very briefly a ball boy in Winston Salem. :)
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby HotWingsFTW » 31 Oct 2019, 17:30

I cannot believe I'm just now discovering this post. This is going to be great!!!
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby MarianoEG » 12 Nov 2019, 14:45

@tennisvoice
Nice that u join manu bro! i dont know much bout you tbh, as a southamerican, I dont usually listen to commentators in other languages ':D but I saw your blog and YOU ARE AMAZING !! :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
Welcome to TE community, we feel honored to have u with us :jap: :applause: :dance: :dance:
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby TennisVoice » 15 Nov 2019, 12:23

Thanks, guys. I'm really excited about all of this!
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby TennisVoice » 15 Nov 2019, 16:53

By the way, FWIW I've just been picked to commentate on world feed WTA Tour matches next season - starting with the quarterfinals in Shenzen on the 9th of January - in addition to my ATP 1000 duties for Tennis TV. So hopefully you'll all be able to hear more of me in 2020, both in the game and on TV! :D
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby yiph2 » 18 Nov 2019, 16:09

hey darren & manutoo

will it be possible to add some of your (already recorded) commentaries in the prototype of te4 soon?

thanks!
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Re: [TE4] Commentaries in Tennis Elbow 4 !

Postby manutoo » 19 Nov 2019, 07:25

yiph2,
considering the little time I currently have, I'm going to focus on the stadiums, the players & the World Tour till we reach the Early version state. :fear:
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