Is "Darkest Dungeon Dude" the best video game narrator of all time?

#1
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
 
#8
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.
 
#23
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.
 
#28
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.
 
#29
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.
 
#39
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.
 
#41
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.
 
#43
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.
 
#46
"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
 
#47
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?