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#121052 - 06/22/06 06:41 PM Re: worst voice actors
Douglas Bregger Offline
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Registered: 03/30/06
Posts: 163
Loc: Silver Spring, MD
Originally posted by challis3:
EVERY character in Watchmaker. YEECH. It was almost as thought they were being forced at gunpoint to record their lines.
I was just about to mention that! Yes, the voice acting was pretty bad, in that game.

#121053 - 06/22/06 10:03 PM Re: worst voice actors
niteowl07 Offline
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Registered: 11/06/05
Posts: 9029
Loc: the dusty desert
oooh - I'm with the Keepsake group - played it with the sound off,because I hated ALL the voices ! lol

#121054 - 06/22/06 10:36 PM Re: worst voice actors
InlandAZ Offline
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Registered: 08/14/02
Posts: 7086
Loc: Arizona
Well my..........

vote for the


voicactinginagamehastogoto - Crime Stories. eek ..

The absolute worse speech I've ever heard.

#121055 - 06/22/06 10:43 PM Re: worst voice actors
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 38879
Loc: southeast USA
Check Inferno's comments on the voice in her Crime Stories review, Inland.

#121056 - 06/22/06 10:56 PM Re: worst voice actors
dragonseyes Offline
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Registered: 03/27/06
Posts: 457
Loc: louisiana
one hated to so far in paradise all the shishing and the people that can't talk to you, not that i love alot of dialolog but it fun to interact, i am a huge fan of ben sokal, i love syberia1+2 and amerazone

#121057 - 06/22/06 11:20 PM Re: worst voice actors
Darlene Offline
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Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 10371
Loc: Southern California
Lydia in 'Keepsake'... sleep
Woohoo and booyah! smile Have an easy peasy day!

#121058 - 06/22/06 11:27 PM Re: worst voice actors
dragonseyes Offline
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Registered: 03/27/06
Posts: 457
Loc: louisiana
i have to say the dog too it sounds like casey casim on keepsake

#121059 - 06/23/06 01:04 AM Re: worst voice actors
BaldBob Offline
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Registered: 02/12/00
Posts: 162
Loc: California
This is an easy response for me: almost EVERY
adventure game I have played has had stilted
and unnatural voice acting. I'm guessing it's
where the developers (some of whom are likely the
voices themselves) saved the money.

The recent games tend to be better than the old
ones. The ones that fare the best with me are:
Indigo Prophecy, Still Life, most of the Myst/URU
series, and my personal best-of-show: Tomb Raider
Legend (the English actress that portrays Lara in
this recent game is the best you will hear in ANY
game you will ever play).

#121060 - 06/23/06 01:07 AM Re: worst voice actors
InlandAZ Offline
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Registered: 08/14/02
Posts: 7086
Loc: Arizona
Originally posted by Jenny100:
Check Inferno's comments on the voice in her Crime Stories review, Inland.
It was quite bad - and I do believe she nailed the reasons (I'm also glad I'm not the only one that thinks it could have been better).

Nice review by the way - I liked it. smile

#121061 - 06/23/06 01:16 AM Re: worst voice actors
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4075
Loc: Canberra, Australia
I actually liked the sound of her voice in Atlantis 3, but she was just so bored. So in that respect it was pretty ordinary acting.
Some accents are particularly annoying, Mustavio among them and the Aussie thug in Dreamfall. Like some others I am not at all enamoured of the Keepsake voices.
All the voice acting in Gothos was so bad it was hilarious.
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#121062 - 06/23/06 08:15 AM Re: worst voice actors
nickie Offline
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Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 13453
Loc: Texas
The voice acting in most games is just fine to me - maybe I should get out more. laugh The only one that really bothered me was The Watchmaker.
"How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

#121063 - 06/23/06 12:44 PM Re: worst voice actors
wysewomon Offline
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Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 3506
Loc: hunched over my computer
Oh, yeah! Jazz and Faust--I had forgotten.

"I am Faust, Captain of the Invincible, and I'm too dumb to live!"

I also was annoyed w/Tim Curry in GK3. In GK1, Gabe sounded really kind of sophisticated AND he had no problem with the occasional French and German. But in GK3 he's a total dork who can barely speak English, much less any foreign language. I think that was bad directing, tho'.

"So then he says it's enough to take aim! What's that supposed to mean?!?"

#121064 - 06/24/06 02:47 AM Re: worst voice actors
granny Offline
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Registered: 08/27/99
Posts: 7408
Loc: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA
The voices that threw me off the most were in Atlantis-The Lost Tales.

Here were all these stalwart, half dressed Egyptian gaurds strutting around, and out pops these off the wall cockney, scottish, lower London, and other strange accents. Really startled me right out of the game world.
Granny Goodwitch

A woman NEVER shot a man while he was doing dishes!

#121065 - 06/24/06 06:11 AM Re: worst voice actors
Teresa D Offline
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Registered: 07/07/04
Posts: 417
Loc: Dublin
I have to agree about The Watchmaker. I almost stopped playing because I had to go back to the wife so many times. It never made my replay list.
I actually quite liked Tim Curry in GK3 because that was the first of the series I played. He was definitely much more urbane and sophisticated in the first one, I think I smiled through all the dialogue in that game.

#121066 - 06/24/06 03:31 PM Re: worst voice actors
AdvGameFan Offline
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Registered: 03/09/02
Posts: 31
Loc: Vancouver BC
I simply Have to jump in with my 2 cents in defence of Tim Curry in GK3. I thought that he ACTED like a Dork in order to glean more info if the others thought he was clueless. I Loved, Loved all the Gabe Knight Games.
I also thought the voice of the Caretakers Wife in The Watchmaker was the absolute worst ever and her clothes were at match to her voice. mad


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