Following in the footsteps of dozens of triple-A games that cast famous people as voice actors simply because they think it will make the game somehow better, Bethesda announced today that a lot of famous people will be doing voice work in Dishonored.
Hey, I like Susan Sarandon and Brad Dourif and Carrie Fisher and Chloë Grace Moretz and Lena Headey just as much as the next guy, but when I see these announcements, I can’t but think that this is just a giant waste of money. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure that John Slattery and Michael Madsen will do a wonderful job with whatever they’re given, but are they going to do a better job than the hundreds of extremely talented voice actors and actresses currently working in games, television and movies today? Probably not, but I imagine they’ll cost a whole hell of a lot more.
Has anyone ever bought a game, or had their purchasing decision swayed because a Hollywood actor took on a voice role? Anyone?
Dishonored drops on October 9th, famous people in tow.