It is every bit as terrible as you would think.
Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has received a brand new trailer, and this trailer has the distinction of showing us, for the very first time, what the English voice acting in the game will be like. And it will be every bit as terrible as might have imagined.
Of course, while I am no expert on assessing the quality of Japanese voice work, I am pretty sure that has been pretty terrible in all the trailers I have seen for Star Ocean 5 so far too- so, you know, I mean, at least they are staying true to the original with the localization?
But hey, that said, the game at least looks great- fans of the series, as well as of JRPGs, are doubtless looking forward to playing it, the quality of voice acting be damned. Star Ocean 5 will launch in Japan on PS3 and PS4, and launch in the west later this year, exclusively on the PS4.