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Diancecht
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(06-19-2017, 08:41 PM)
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I was watching the new DLC trailer for Darkest Dungeon and the end line made me think that he is the best narrator of all time.

"Action and consequence will invariably have their dreadful reunion."

That voice, that gravitas...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCJ6UNvEG94

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yyAgk9der4

Second best I could think of would be the guy from Bastion. Perfect, deep, radio voice.

But apart from these two, I couldn't think of another great narrator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RTkUgov60g
Tecnniqe
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(06-19-2017, 08:42 PM)
Yes, possibly.
Disgraced
(06-19-2017, 08:43 PM)
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I raise you Crackdown Guy.
psychowave
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(06-19-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Dunno if he's the best, but he's up there for sure. Both the writing and the delivery are fantastic.
Fury451
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(06-19-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Bastion guy was pretty good.

Darkest Dungeon guy is a personal fave though, yes.
benicillin
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(06-19-2017, 08:43 PM)
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It's the best. Without the voice and writing I honestly don't think I'd enjoy the game as much. Bastion guy is a really close second though.
purseowner
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(06-19-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Bastion
Nzyme32
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(06-19-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Voice is one thing, but writing is a massive part of it.

A good example is watching how hit and miss the guy is when narrating the PC gaming show at E3 this year.
Tecnniqe
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(06-19-2017, 08:43 PM)

Originally Posted by Disgraced

I raise you Crackdown Guy.

Zarill
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(06-19-2017, 08:44 PM)
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Wayne June is always delivering, great stuff from what I heard so far
Burdmayn
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(06-19-2017, 08:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by purseowner

Bastion

Came here to say this!
kAmui-
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(06-19-2017, 08:44 PM)
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I was actually thinking the same as I watched the trailer. It really is up there with the best.
Dynasty
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(06-19-2017, 08:45 PM)
Bastion and Transistor.
Plumpbiscuit
(06-19-2017, 08:45 PM)
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Nobody here knows who Richard Ridings is?
Salamande
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(06-19-2017, 08:45 PM)
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The guy from Crawl is pretty good, too.
Last edited by Salamande; 06-19-2017 at 08:48 PM.
YankeeDonB
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(06-19-2017, 08:46 PM)
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All other VG narrators?

Annihilated.
Phrozenflame500
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(06-19-2017, 08:46 PM)
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I think I slightly prefer him to the Bastion/Transistor dude so yeah I guess.
HylianTom
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(06-19-2017, 08:47 PM)
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Submitted for your approval: Stephen Stanton, the narrator for The Cave

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bnh30cYZHBA
Coriolanus
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(06-19-2017, 08:48 PM)
Yarp. Even better than whoever was doing Blazko's narration in Wolfenstein: TNO

By a very tiny margin, mind
Zap Rowsdower
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(06-19-2017, 08:48 PM)
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Not when there's Rucks, Ron Perlman, and the Stanley Parable narrator.
Diancecht
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(06-19-2017, 08:48 PM)
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Come to think of it, Stanley Parable Dude is really good too.

Edit: Hah beaten.
Falk
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(06-19-2017, 08:49 PM)
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How far has Darkest Dungeon come with modding?

I want an upbeat Mitsuyoshi announcer mod
Anno
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(06-19-2017, 08:49 PM)
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Think it's either him or Stanley Parable guy for me. They're both amazing, largely thanks to both having great writing, but so different that I can't really decide which I like more.
ldcommando
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(06-19-2017, 08:50 PM)
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pretty much, yes
Reverend Funk
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(06-19-2017, 08:50 PM)
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Bictim
LurkerPrime
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(06-19-2017, 08:51 PM)
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Leonard Nimoy in Civilization 4 is up there, but Darkest Dugeon dude is the king, for sure. Bastion is the only other one that springs to mind.

I get the vague feeling there were more that I really liked, but since I can't remember them I guess they can't hold a candle to the above.
Z..
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(06-19-2017, 08:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Diancecht

Come to think of it, Stanley Parable Dude is really good too.

Edit: Hah beaten.

The best!
Ravelle
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(06-19-2017, 08:51 PM)
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Dungeon dude is amazing, his lines get a bit repetitive after playing a while though.

Portal 2 was also outstanding, it had JK Simmons and Stephen Merchant.
TheSun
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(06-19-2017, 08:52 PM)
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Nope.

Ever heard of the narrator for Dawn of War: Dark Crusade?

The odd inflections and ham is incredible. It made winning over other factions all the more better.
BoogieWoogie
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(06-19-2017, 08:52 PM)
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Yes, totally.
DouglasteR
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(06-19-2017, 08:53 PM)
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Yes, the narrator is amazing in creating the feeling of misery and desperation.

I still remember the "pellagic nightmare".
HotHamBoy
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(06-19-2017, 08:54 PM)
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His name is Wayne June and he got the role due to his fantastic H.P. Lovecraft audiobooks.

A bunch of his Lovecraft reading are on YouTube.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth

This Halloween fire up a playlist and it'll put you right in the spirit.
kAmui-
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(06-19-2017, 08:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by LurkerPrime

Leonard Nimoy in Civilization 4 is up there, but Darkest Dugeon dude is the king, for sure. Bastion is the only other one that springs to mind.

I get the vague feeling there were more that I really liked, but since I can't remember them I guess they can't hold a candle to the above.

If we're talking Nimoy I'd put Seaman over anything!
Soma
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(06-19-2017, 08:55 PM)
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( ͠ ͟🔴 ͡) OVERCLOWNFIDENCE IS A SLOW AND HILARIOUS KILLER ( ͠ ͟🔴 ͡)
Ravelle
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(06-19-2017, 08:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheSun

Nope.

Ever heard of the narrator for Dawn of War: Dark Crusade?

The odd inflections and ham is incredible. It made winning over other factions all the more better.

I believe most narrators of Warhammer games are usually super hammy and great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INPgubrPpZg

The narrator/tutorial guy from Sacrifice is also worth mentioning.
Stevey
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(06-19-2017, 08:56 PM)
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Patrick Stewart reads Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

GOAT
Kayo Police
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(06-19-2017, 08:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Soma

( ͠ ͟🔴 ͡) OVERCLOWNFIDENCE IS A SLOW AND HILARIOUS KILLER ( ͠ ͟🔴 ͡)

Youre not alone my friend.
Dragner
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(06-19-2017, 08:57 PM)
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For me, yes, it is amazing, and the game too, that makes it double amazing.
Dreavus
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(06-19-2017, 08:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by HotHamBoy

His name is Wayne June and he got the role due to his fantastic H.P. Lovecraft audiobooks.

A bunch of his Lovecraft reading are on YouTube.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth

This Halloween fire up a playslist and it'll put you right in the spirit.

I just found out about these the other day. Honestly even going backwards from Darkest Dungeon, the man is perfect for the role. He's certainly a huge part of the game's atmosphere!

It sounds like they got a bunch of new material in that expansion, which is good to hear too.
Tecnniqe
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(06-19-2017, 09:00 PM)
There are many great narrators.
One Foul Note
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(06-19-2017, 09:01 PM)
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I rather liked Hayden from the new Doom game. He isn't a narrator in the traditional sense, but he does assume the role of one at several parts in that game. His robot voice has a nice mix of oppressive in intimidation which I found suited the game well.
More_Badass
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(06-19-2017, 09:01 PM)
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Easily one of my favorites, love his narration in the trailers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQLxdHfMPF8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjiBB3nBR-w
HKA6A7
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(06-19-2017, 09:03 PM)
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One of my faves along with BJ's ramblings on TNO, and both for the very same reasons,
great acting, excelent lines:

"Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer"
"Death's at the door again. Calling my name. Can't greet you today, got a war to win".

Makes them hard to forget.
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Greigor The Fellhand
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(06-19-2017, 09:05 PM)
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The Darksiders Narrator guy hits it for me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgthCs7G_q8
Sou Da
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(06-19-2017, 09:05 PM)
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The Tekken​ 7 story mode narrator is a god amongst men.
More_Badass
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(06-19-2017, 09:05 PM)
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"I beg you, return home, claim your birthright and deliver our family from the ravenous clutching shadows of the Darkest Dungeon"

Him saying "Darkest Dungeon" is up there with the "Resident Evil" title screen voice IMO
Disgraced
(06-19-2017, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by One Foul Note

I rather liked Hayden from the new Doom game. He isn't a narrator in the traditional sense, but he does assume the role of one at several parts in that game. His robot voice has a nice mix of oppressive in intimidation which I found suited the game well.

If we're bending the rules a bit GLaDOS functions as a narrator as well.

And what about first person narrators? PAIN TO THE MAX and ALAN, WAKE UP, where the fuck you at?
Disgraced
(06-19-2017, 09:12 PM)
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B J










BLAZKOWICZ
Wiseblood
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(06-19-2017, 09:14 PM)
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Tony Jay in The Bard's Tale
Haganeren
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(06-19-2017, 09:15 PM)
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I hope we can make it to the top with Narcosis

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