Submitted by PockyKing 870d ago | opinion piece

Voice Makes the Character

OnlySP: *Disclaimer – There are some story spoilers for Splinter Cell: Conviction and Metal Gear Solid 4 in this article*

2013 seems to be the changing of the guard when it comes to video game voice-actors. And why shouldn’t it? As time progresses and the end draws near for our favorite voice-actors, the medium is forever. But that time has not yet come.

One of the first voice-actor changes that struck a nerve was the swap of the Splinter Cell voice from series vet Michael Ironside to relative unknown Eric Johnson. (PC, PS3, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Wii U, Xbox 360)

PigPen  +   870d ago
I for one happy Spinter Cell has a new voice. That's not with every game cause like Batman voice there are some classics.
vakarian75  +   869d ago
It makes no sense that they decided to change his voice and face making him look younger when the game takes place after conviction where he had grey hair and looked old. I would not mind this as much if they hadn't given the excuse that his face looks like that because they couldn't change the face of the motion capture guy when agent 47 looks exactly like he has from the beginning when the motion capture guy looks nothing like him.
General Shrooms  +   869d ago
The new voice and face would be fine, if it were a new character.
guitarded77  +   869d ago
Journey says "NO"!!! :D

But seriously, good voice acting will make a character believable. That said, it doesn't necessarily have to be the same person voicing to make a game great.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Best PS4 Headsets for Game and Chat Sound in 2015

6m ago - A list of the absolute best headsets to pick up for your Playstation 4 console. These headsets we... | PS4

Echo Of Soul Review by Game News

18m ago - Echo of Soul is a free-to-play MMORPG developed by Korean game developer Nvius and published in N... | PC

Filmwatch Contest Details

Now - Age of Ultron is coming to Blu-ray. And we have something special in store for it's arrival. Come find out details on Filmwatch. | Promoted post

Game of Tank: War II Cheats: Guide, Tips & Strategy for Android/iPhone Game

21m ago - Game of Tank: War II Guide Cheats - Strategy Tips for Android iPhone Game Event 1: Daily Login R... | iPhone

Rock Band 4 Review | G4@Syfygames

21m ago - Brittany Vincent of G4@Syfygames writes: "After the triumphant release of Rock Band 3, it felt... | PS4

EvilBane: Rise of Ravens Cheats: Guide, Tips & Strategy for Android/iPhone Game

22m ago - Heavenstone is an upgrading material used for upgrading items like Equipment and Armor into next... | iPhone