Who here plays with subtitles on when gaming?

RoboPlato

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Oct 29, 2006
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Never for anything in English. Games are really bad about pacing subtitles with conversations. Winds up ruining the moment when you read stuff far in advance of them actually appearing in game. I read very fast too so the issue is compounded.
 
Sep 3, 2007
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Always. I find it hard to consistently understand dialog in game without them since you're focused on other things, and unlike a movie, you don't always have a close up on an actor's face with accurate lip sync to help you out visually.
 
Mar 11, 2015
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Always on. I am usually listening to something else, but even when I am not I leave them on.
As I have said before and will probably end up saying again at some point in the future I actively avoid games without them.
 
Aug 11, 2010
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#23
Always, i even do it for movies and shows. It helps me remember names and places, cuts through shitty audio and makes dialogue easier to follow. Every game should have it for deaf people aswell, AC1 was a failure because of it's no subtitles.
 
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Ever since I couldn't hear what the characters were saying at the end of Red Dead Redemption because of a random storm, I always play with them on.
 
Oct 19, 2013
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#33
I usually do. Even with English games.

Sometimes characters are voiced with thick accents, and the subtitles help me ensure I'm understanding all the dialog right. Other times it's a game where there's so much action and sound effects in the background that it can just be too difficult to understand what a character is saying on top of it all.
 
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Oftentimes the subtitles will display dialogue that is ambient or too faint to be heard amongst the other in-game sounds. Rarely does this yield essential or crucial information, but you get more of the flavor bits game designers put into a world.

For Assassin's Creed Unity, I changed the spoken dialogue to French and left on the English subtitles, since Ubisoft were too cowardly to actually include French accents on the characters.
 
Dec 6, 2008
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#42
I do because most gaming sound mixes are horrible.

The BG noise/music tends to muffle the dialog.

Only a few studios do this well, but not enough for me to stop using subs.
 
Nov 12, 2014
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Oftentimes the subtitles will display dialogue that is ambient or too faint to be heard amongst the other in-game sounds. Rarely does this yield essential or crucial information, but you get more of the flavor bits game designers put into a world.

For Assassin's Creed Unity, I changed the spoken dialogue to French and left on the English subtitles, since Ubisoft were too cowardly to actually include French accents on the characters.
how good is the french dialogue?
 
Mar 11, 2015
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#49
No sound? Man you're missing a lot of immersion?
Beyond non-gameplay reasons that some people may have legitimately everyone is different. Not only do I not find sound aiding that aspect for me, there are a lot of video game specific things from bad voice acting, repetitive sound effects, ost's that do nothing for me, and licensed music that outright annoys me that a lot of the time for me sound is immersion breaking.