Have you ever talked to someone on the phone and had a mental picture of what they look like only to be completely thrown off when you meet them in person? That's kind of what is happening — in reverse — after the trailer for the latest Pokémon detective game was released.
Pikachu's voice is freaking everyone out and it simply doesn't match what people imagined.
Why does Pikachu sound like Ted 2.0? Damn. You think you know someone. 😶— Priya Prem (@PriyaPrem10) February 23, 2018
i have so many conflicting emotions about detective pikachu... he's so cute with his little waddle and detective hat but then he opens his mouth and hes a 30 year old man and i feel my soul disassociate from this plane of existence at the voice-appearance dissonance— min (@ministired) February 23, 2018
Not everyone hated it. Some people loved it:
Theres something amazing and weird about Detective Pikachu having voice acting. I only wish it was rated M for more grisly mysteries to solve.— Ro Panuganti (@RoPanuganti) February 19, 2018
How is it possible that the voice acting that DOESN'T hurt my ears in this trailer is Pikachu sounding like a gravely detective? Man, the other voice acting is pretty terrible. I guess what else should we expect from a multi-million dollar company, right? https://t.co/uw0qfsIh71— Jools Watsham (@JoolsWatsham) February 23, 2018
I hope someone publishes 'A crime author reviews Detective Pikachu'.— Samuel Roberts (@SamuelWRoberts) February 23, 2018