This week A Pixelated View takes a look at video game voice actors who delivered Oscar worthy performances.
Troy Baker definately deserves some kind of awared, especially for his work as Joel in TLOU. The only things is, he's a bit everywhere though There should be a category for "most over used voice actors" :) I tell you who I loved their voice work - Mirand Raison aka Cassandra from DA:I. I so romanced her, just for that voice! XD Check it out https://www.youtube.com/wat...
As much as i like Troy Baker. His performance as Joel would not have been nearly as good if it wasn't for Neil Druckman's direction. Watch the Grounded documentary. He was hamming it up there for a bit.
Troy baker and Nolan North would be tied for most overused voice actors. The reason they're used so much though is because they are without a doubt the best voice actors gaming has ever seen.
If ever a performance in a video game deserved an Oscar it's Troy Baker's Joel and Neil Druckmann should get one for directing him so well. Edit: Just noticed Kalv3 pretty much said the same thing.
Great list. But there's going to be the need for a couple more entries on the list if early talk about The Order: 1886's story, characterisation and performances are anything to go by. We're talking The Last of Us levels here.
Courtnee Draper did a great job with Elizabeth from Bioshock infinite IMO.
Nice to see Legacy of Kain getting some love. Simon Templeman was incredible as Kain.
Alien Isolation actress (Andrea Deck) who voiced Amanda Ripley was very good.
Mark Hamill as The Joker.
Baker did great on TLOU but he's a very samey VA when it comes to any other game. SMTIV, Persona 4, Fire Emblem and more, he always sounds exactly the same. When the Sins of the Father trailer for MGSV first played, the instant Ocelot said one word, I knew it was Baker. I wouldn't say he's overrated but he, much like Nolan North, only really shine when they're going off of their usual trend. Nolan is forced to use the Nathan Drake voice in quite a few games, but when he does something more fun - like somewhere around 10 different voices in Dota 2 - the man is a god. Now they're both coming together to do their usual voices in Uncharted 4...at least the game itself looks good.
Steven Ogg should win just for this: "I don't know what I want. It's a bit like pornography or a perfect turd. I can't quite describe it, but I'll know it when I see it."
I actually liked the voice actor for SGT Blackburn from BF3's campaign a lot for some reason and the guy who did Chris redfield's voice in RE and Kyle crane in dying light.
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