A short look at some of the reasons behind the recasting of one of gaming's, and my personal, favourite characters.
We need the Frog brothers to sort out this ultimate suck. Damn now i want a Lost Boys game..
I have the same feelings when they cast Daniel Craig as James Bond, now I can't see anyone else but Daniel Craig as James.
I said the same thing about Pierce Brosnan, though i'm ok with Daniel Craig i still prefer Pierce Brosnan.
same boat as you
Same here. Loved Pierce as Bond. All of the Bond actors have been at least decent, but I liked Brosnan the best.
I wonder if Kiefer plays games? He seems like one of those guys who makes toast by sticking bread into the fireplace, so i doubt it.
He said in the behind scenes video that he doesn't play video games but he seems like he is really committed to it regardless. I think he will do just fine. And I think the game will be better because of him.
Ask yourself, how many voice actors play games? One? Two? The only one I can think of is Elias Toufexis.
He said in the interview that he is not a gamer. I am starting to wonder if anyone actually watched it. Here's the interview http://www.gamespot.com/met...
I went from a fan to a hayter. I will be buying the game used though. Hopefully Hayter will be back after this new va fails so hard in the game.
Not on the XBOXONE you won't, and I hardly think he will fail. Hayter is still in the mix, a guy losing his job is not gonna gloat all over the internet about it. His pride would be in the way
Next Mickey Mouse will sound like Morgan Freeman.. Scooby Doo will be replaced with Vin Diesel's voice and facial movements. "Ruh!?" Kratos will be voiced and facialized by Elijah Woods. Give me you mean face Elijah! (giggles)
While im not Happy about the change, I'm OK with it. I think he'll do fine. But I'm still unsure of the reasoning. I hope there's an answer other then 'we just felt like changing him'.
The only thing constant in life is change.
This is not Kiefer's first romp in the gaming world. He has already won an award from voice acting in games. So I think he will do well.
Me: Hey, Big Boss! Big Boss: *In Kiefer voice* What? Me: Eat a snickers. Big Boss: *In Kiefer voice* Why? Me: Because you don't sound like you when you're hungry. ....... Me: Better? Big Boss: *In Hayter voice* Better.
This article actually makes a good point that many have been ignoring. Facial motion capture is a big thing now in game development, while indeed animators can still go in and fix up animations but the bulk of the time to do that now lies on polishing more than hand animating every frame. Hayter, as iconic of a voice he has isn't an actor. He's a writer, he's a voice actor. But it'll be taking too much time for him — which I think is what Kojima fears — to go and get himself accustomed to a Snake voice + facial acting going.
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