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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.

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PigPen1229d 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.

vakarian751229d 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 Shrooms1229d ago

The new voice and face would be fine, if it were a new character.

guitarded771229d 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.