Apr 252012
 

 

For a long time voices in video games were rare, and, believe it or not, a key feature in a video game. We used to have to read dialogue and make the voices ourselves using a little something called imagination. I remember being excited when the voice saying “pass the puck” or “Blades of Steel” came out of my TV while playing a Nintendo. It was rare. Now it’s expected. There is a lot of great voice acting in video games and there are a couple of reasons for this. Talent and an actual personal investment to the character who is being portrayed. The following top ten is not about the best voice actors but rather the best voices acted. Thanks to these voices we loved/hated the characters and a big part are due to the voices supplied by the actors that gave real personality to who they were portraying. It’s like if someone else did the voice of Homer, it wouldn’t be the same. This is the Top Ten Voices Acted.

10. AJ LoCascio – Marty McFly – Back to the Future

 

Back to the Future is on the same line as Ghostbusters. Do not mess with it. I will nerd-rage as much as the people raged over Mass Effect 3’s ending. I will bitch and complain if something is done to the series that I don’t agree with. When I heard there was going to be a new Back to the Future game I already hated the idea. Not only was it going to be a point and click adventure styles game but Michael J. fox would not be reprising his role. Instead it was someone named AJ LoCascio. I cursed that name and threw darts at this faceless name for a long time. While I was too busy being fat and stupid I decided to watch some behind the scenes of the game and saw this clip with AJ LoCascio describing how he got the job…

I bought the game…twice. That clip alone had me sold. Not only was the game fun, the story made sense and gave you  plenty of “what if ?” scenarios. AJ LoCascio did an amazing job as Marty McFly and I would love to have “What the hell is a gigawatt?!” as my new ringtone. He succeeded in what most people fail to do, making that character his.

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  One Response to “Top Ten Voices Acted in Video Games”

  1. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the hobgoblin in the cartoon so I coddle be wrong for that interpretation but I’m pretty sure that the Green Goblin is Spidermans biggest enemy.

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