Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Voice Acting

Now I have played a lot of games and when I say a lot of games it is too many to actually count. In this scheme of things there has been moments of victory, sadness, defeat, and so on and so forth. Now it may seem like there has always been voice acting in games to many of you. Maybe you have never had the pleasure of playing a game where you had to read walls of text. Voice acting though has added that special factor to gaming making those moments those of memory. So today I decided to share some of my favourite voice acting lines from all of the games I have played. You may or may not agree, but as always I really don't care, but please feel free to share yours.

"This is my story"

Now most of you probably think this is just some simple line and it is. It's the first line in Final Fantasy 10. Now why is this line a big deal to me? Well this was the first time Final Fantasy had any voice acting at all. There were years upon years of me growing up playing these games wondering what some of the characters would sound like. So yes such a simple line is one that I will always remember and appreciate for what it represents.

"Rise up, champions of the light!"

Being a huge Warcraft Lore buff this was a huge moment for me. Not only because I was actually killing the Lich King, Arthas Menethil, something we worked so hard to achieve. That in itself seems like a huge moment, and it is. With every expansion though there will always be those moments of killing the final boss. This was more than that because knowing the lore you know Arthas was one of those characters who was always part of the lore even in the smallest of rolls from the very start. That and his massive roll in Reign of Chaos and Frozen Throne. He spanned 3 games which are some of my favourites of all time. So to me this isn't a phrase you just say. You have to repeat it the very way it was said in game.

"I hate clowns"

Uncharted 2 is on my short list of the greatest games of all time. It has the story and the gameplay that makes it a game that is nothing short of spectacular. If you have never played it well it really is a game that will change the way you think about games. Now for the line, well to contain some spoilers, this shows off Nathan Drake as the hero of heros stating how he wasn't really scared Elena was going to die. Brushes it off as a 4 on a 1-10 scale. He is later questioned what is a 10. Hence, this is when the "I hate clowns" comes into play. Really though it marks the end to an amazing game, and that is why I will always remember it.

"You cannot judge me. I am justice itself"

This scene from Diablo III I would argue is one of the best scenes from any game. Say what you want about Diablo III, but there is no arguing this scene. It was extremely well voiced and gave you those chills you should get from a scene of this magnitude. I could have quoted the entire scene but this line is the one that can stand alone.

"Requiescat in love" 

There are so many great lines from all the Assassin's Creed games. There is also so many scenes which keep you engaged and wanting to play more and more of the game. The death of Christina is one on an entirely different level. It is sad to the point of cruel and is one that compare to every other death scene in any game to. This wasn't a death at the start of a game that got you hooked to play. This was supposed to be a happy ending and it wasn't even close to being such. Again if you have never played the Assassin's Creed games you are missing out, but the Ezio Trilogy or the three AC2 games are what I am referring to here.

There you have it some of my favourites in my gaming history. What are some  of yours? Discuss, complain, or whatever else you can do. Enjoy the rest of your day.


  1. Lich King fight is still my favourite of all time in WoW

  2. He gets a new girl in part 3!

  3. didnt like D3 as a whole but that scene was amazing

  4. One of the most tragic moments I have ever come across in a video game. I would the only one which could top it is the death of Aeris in FF7

  5. haha the uncharted 2 ending was epic. Go through this whole ordeal girl doesn't die and classic Drake with it was all nothing shall I do it again?