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The Voice of Snake

GameOnDaily's Seif takes a look at Kiefer Sutherland's performance as Big Boss, and whether or not the break from tradition, and the absence of David Hayter, will negatively affect the game.

"I’m not exactly defending Sutherland. With all due respect to him, he’s coming into this with little or no background. Hayter knows the MGS Universe better than most. "

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Lord_Sloth807d ago

I was neither against nor for it. I just knew I hated him as Raistlin in that awful attempt at Dragonlance.

He was neither bad nor great as Boss. Just different/passable.

forcefullpower806d ago

I never understood the need to change the voice. I liked David Hayter and think he had a great tone and smoothness to the speeches he did. I don't dislike the new voice so not sure why they needed to change it as he doesn't bring anything special to the role.

PCGamingNoobs806d ago (Edited 806d ago )

my guess is they wanted to change the voice off big boss to keifer as solid snake will probably feature in phantom pain and they need to decipher between the two.

i hope..

One_Eyed_Wizard806d ago

I don't think Solid Snake will appear in it. And even if he did, he'd be 12 so I really don't think he'd have the David Hayter voice. What's possible is MGS6 in which the two would be featured.

The official explanation is Kojima wanted to use an actual actor's facial expressions as well as his voice and I guess he thought David Hayter wasn't up to the task for the facial expressions. And since they're using those facial animations for the Japanese version of the game as well I guess he wanted to make sure it was perfect.

IMO not much of a big deal. I like Hayter but if I end up not liking Sutherland's voice I'll just import the Japanese version.

Edvin1984806d ago

I was open minded for giving this guy a try, but to me his performance just felt flat. It may have to do with my being more of a fan of the work David has done, but I could not get into GZ and never bother playing past the first 20 minutes of intro and little bit of game play. I will give it another shot later on, but it just did not sit well with me.

ThatEnglishDude806d ago

I, like others, question the need to remove David Harter (and feel there's still something we're missing here) but the fact remains it's way too premature to write off Sutherland's performance as we only heard him say one or two lines. The guy is an accomplished actor and performer, so I have no doubt his work in MGS5 will be equally as solid (Excuse the pun)

Razorus806d ago

That's what I was trying to say in the article. Oh, I wrote it btw. I think Sutherland is great, but why fix what ain't broke, and if you're doing that, why use the older actors and just change Boss? It remains to be seen if Hayter will play a role. I don't think they'll go as far as saying "SURPRISE! HAYTER IS STILL BIG BOSS!" because that would be a colossal waste of time. But they can't just write him off completely.

Einhert806d ago

He is pretty bad from what I played in ground zeroes and heard so far in gameplay/trailers.

Just seems incredibly flat etc

Even the guy at the end of MGSIV who did Big Boss would have been a far better choice.

And lets be honest, they didn't get kiefer for his talents, they got him for his name and brand.

ThatEnglishDude806d ago (Edited 806d ago )

I still say all these radical changes in the gameplay, actors and such are to instill a sense of hate in the gamers/audience. A theme which lies central in MGS5. Seems weird, but let's face it, we're dealing with Kojima here. We all know deep down that the game will be phenomenal.

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