Come for the Mods, Stay for the Community!
 
HomeCalendarInterviewsFAQMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in
Info Panel
Stay Connected

_
July 2018
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
CalendarCalendar

Share | 
 

 Voice Actor lineup you would want for Minor NPCs

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
dantaefetticus

avatar

Posts : 366
Join date : 2014-10-25
Age : 18
Location : New York

Character sheet
Name: Samson Ramsey
Faction: Independent
Level:

PostSubject: Voice Actor lineup you would want for Minor NPCs   Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:55 am

...For the Next Fallout game. Yeah, the character limit for the title can be a bit annoying sometimes.


Anyways, if we know anything about Bethesda, they're gonna be using a set cast of voice actors to voice a lot of characters in their next Fallout entry. What do I mean by this? You know Liam O'Brien, right? You know, the guy who voiced like a 1/3 of all the minor characters in New Vegas. Yeah, that's what I mean.

If this would ever be a thing for the next Fallout game, which set of voice actors would you want to fill the roles of many of the characters in the game?

_________________
Flickr | STEAM | NEXUS <--- Where you can connect with me
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Calder_Wren

avatar

Posts : 71
Join date : 2018-02-26
Age : 26

PostSubject: Re: Voice Actor lineup you would want for Minor NPCs   Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:18 pm

That’s an interesting question. While playing fallout 4 recently I have noticed some familiar voices in minor npcs that I never really paid attention to initially. For example, I’ve heard Garrus Vakarian countless times while traveling the commonwealth. I also noticed that the diamond city guard is the same voice of Koth Vortena from SWTOR.

As far as who I’d like to hear, I can’t say specific names but I would like them to continue this trend of using voices from other games’ familiar characters.

Another voice that comes to mind is Fenris from dragon age who voiced a lot of npcs in Skyrim. I think the imperial general (can’t recall his name right now) was also the voice of captain Bailey from mass effect citadel security.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
dantaefetticus

avatar

Posts : 366
Join date : 2014-10-25
Age : 18
Location : New York

Character sheet
Name: Samson Ramsey
Faction: Independent
Level:

PostSubject: Re: Voice Actor lineup you would want for Minor NPCs   Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:00 pm

@Calder_Wren I think Bethesda Game Studios are now noticing that if you're gonna have a set cast of voice actor voice a bunch of NPCs, you really want to get some dependable voice actors to fill in those many roles. It also seems that they got some really well-known talent in the voice acting business to do some work for them. Dave Fennoy--the man who voiced Lee from the Walking Dead and other games--voiced that pastor dude and that black mobster that you run into after you kill his son.

This wasn't always the case for them back in 2006-2008. Oblivion had a pretty shoddy voice lineup (The guy who voiced all the Elves was so annoying), and Fallout 3's lineup--while not the best all-around cast-- at least made up for it by showing some damn emotions and "character" with the NPCs they were given.

New Vegas was all-around better. The lineup did an overall good job with what they were given... for the most part. What made it suffer though was the fact that world space felt small compared to Fallout 3, so the fact that Liam O'Brien voiced like a 1/3 of the NPCs in the game was much more noticeable. There were also still some instances of pretty bad voice acting. Oscar Velasco's character would have been taken more seriously if they cast another voice actor in the lineup like Jesse Burch, Peter Reneday, or Yuri Lowenthal. Those three actors know how to show emotion(Jesse Burch can really do some inflection with his voice when given the chance).

_________________
Flickr | STEAM | NEXUS <--- Where you can connect with me
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Corvo

avatar

Posts : 1140
Join date : 2016-12-16
Location : Dreamscape

Character sheet
Name: Corvo
Faction:
Level: Colonial

PostSubject: Re: Voice Actor lineup you would want for Minor NPCs   Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:15 am

Wes Johnson needs to play more of the human NPCs in Fallout and TES VI. As far as I know Beth hasn't been using his talent as much as they did in Oblivion. Mostly he just plays the protectrons and super mutants now.



_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ
EyeShotFirst

avatar

Posts : 116
Join date : 2018-03-20
Age : 27
Location : Away from the Mojave, and in the Commonwealth Now

Character sheet
Name: Sharpe
Faction: Legion
Level: 24

PostSubject: Re: Voice Actor lineup you would want for Minor NPCs   Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:27 am

I agree that New Vegas really had an improved voice acting cast. I would've prefered more variety as said before. Honestly the entire cast of No Country For Old Men would've been perfect for random NPCs, even the heavyset beehive hair woman at the desk.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
dantaefetticus

avatar

Posts : 366
Join date : 2014-10-25
Age : 18
Location : New York

Character sheet
Name: Samson Ramsey
Faction: Independent
Level:

PostSubject: Re: Voice Actor lineup you would want for Minor NPCs   Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:50 am

@EyeShotFirst If I remember correctly, a FNV developer during an interview said that the voice acting sessions for New Vegas were sort of a clusterfuck. The Voice actors who did all the minor NPCs (Liam O'Brien, Jesse Burch, Ari Rubin, Avery K. Waddell, etc) didn't really get that much direction from the casting team. A lot of the sessions were pretty rushed too, so that would explain why characters like Canyon Runner and Oscar Velasco sounded so rushed and campy. Big name talent like John Doman and René Auberjonois got lots of time and direction when doing sessions though.

You know? This could also explain why some characters sound so different from their voice actors. Characters like Dobson sound so jarring when you watch them speak.

_________________
Flickr | STEAM | NEXUS <--- Where you can connect with me
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Voice Actor lineup you would want for Minor NPCs   

Back to top Go down
 

Voice Actor lineup you would want for Minor NPCs

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Gaming Underground Network :: Fallout :: Discussion-