30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 26

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Best voice acting.


The Mass Effect Series.  When I first watched my husband play it, he did so with the male Shepherd, and I thought his voice was okay.  Then I watched it with Fem Shep and oh my lord, Jennifer Hale.  There’s just no comparison.  How anyone could play that game without picking Fem Shep is just beyond me.  Not that the guy is terrible, but her voice acting is just far more superior.

The entirety of the series is just peppered with amazing voice acting.  I mean they got Michael Dorn to voice a krogan and Marina Sirtis as Matriarch Benezia (an asari).  There’s also Claudia Black as one of the quarian admirals.  I’m not as familiar with her unfortunately, but her voice is gorgeous. There are parts of the games I go back to just for the sole purpose of hearing certain lines, because they’re that good.  The people they tapped for voice work were just perfect matches for whom they were portraying in the situations they found themselves.  Absolutely brilliant.

What game do you think has the best voice acting?  Who is your favorite voice actor in a game?

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39 thoughts on “30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 26

  1. I prefer Google’s voice to Siri’s any day. Google answers questions with concrete conviction whereas Apple’s effort vacillates ‘twixt intellectually foolish and ineffectual foppery. I think I’ll leave it at that. 🙂

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  2. OMG Yes. I loved the voice acting in Mass Effect. And every time I hear Claudia Black’s voice I just… *sigh.* She’s also Matriarch Aethyta (Liara’s father), Morrigan in Dragon Age, Artemis in God of War, and I think she was in one of the Uncharteds. She also played Aeryn Sun in Farscape and Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1. No, I’m not a fan, why are you asking?

    Anyway, yes, Jennifer Hale is wonderful. She was my pick, too 😉

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  3. My top 3 voice actors are:

    Ali Hillis – For obvious reasons.

    Ashly Burch – For masterfully bringing Aloy to life in HZD.

    Roger Craig Smith – For being the amazing Italian voice of Ezio Auditore in the Assassin’s Creed games (my third favourite video game character). I almost fainted when I found out he also did misc. voices for Final Fantasy XIII, haha.

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  4. I’m the opposite. I prefer Male Shep’s voice over Fem Shep. If I had to choose a game with the best voice acting I’d have to give it to The Witcher 2, and 3 followed very closely by the Mass Effect series.

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  5. Half-Life 2, for me – it’s very natural and believable. I generally find most voice acting in video games is awful, but Valve delivered big time with its big old masterpiece there.

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  6. Did he voice act in a game?? That wasn’t a Star Trek one? I can’t remember if he’s done any other games, but hell yeah! I love Sir Patrick. Captain Picard is my favorite heroic character, and that man’s voice is just amazing.

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  7. Half-Life 2 is definitely the one to go for – it’s one of, if not the, best games I’ve ever played. It’s super cheap on Steam, so I encourage you to give it a whirl, if you like sci-fi FPS games!

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  8. Just in terms of its ability to respond meaningfully to natural language. I mean, I studied AI at Uni and my final project was writing something like this myself, so I know how hard that is. ‘OK Google’ just continues to amaze me.

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  9. I’m not a FPS fan, either. This is the greatest FPS of all time, though, so I dived in and I found it to be one the greatest video games evs. ‘sup to you, of course! I’m not trying to trick you into playing it, but if you don’t you’ll owe me £5, FYI.

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  10. I love voice actors – it’s kind of a hobby of mine to go to cons and meet them. One of my personal favorites is definitely Charles Martinet as Mario, just because he is the one of the nicest and happiest people I have ever met. As far as a fully voiced game though, I like the voice acting that goes into anime games like the Tales series and adventure games like The Walking Dead and Life is Strange. There’s constant talking that propels the story in those games, which is why I value the voice acting there so much more.

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  11. I saw your article about that! I love when celebrities are awesome people. It makes me feel even better about liking them, as opposed to when they’re not so nice, but I enjoy their work. I usually still can, but it’s a bummer.

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  12. Awesome, thank you! I’ve always been fascinated with voice actors since I was a kid watching them in Pokemon. I never knew that I’d get to meet them one day, and that most of them would be very cool and down-to-earth! I think it’s because they voice anime and games and not bigger profile works like western cartoons. Not to say that the bigger actors aren’t nice, but they charge premiums for autographs and photos whereas anime voice actors will do it for free. Thing is, they could charge. Some do, but most refuse to so they can serve their adoring fans.

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