One type of acting that has become increasingly popular in recent years is voice acting for video games. As video game technology advances, more and more game characters are being voiced by big name actors. Fifteen years ago it would have seemed impossible to get someone of the caliber of Gary Oldman to lend his voice to an action game. Cut to today, when Oldman has lent his voice to no less than two games in the ever-popular Call of Duty series. Video game voice acting isn’t just for big names, either. It has become an increasingly popular way for actors to break into the industry, so long as they have the right mentality and go about it the right way….
Thanks to recent advances in technology, the visuals involved in today’s video games are better than ever before. Crisp, clear images allow gamers to feel like they have actually stepped into another world. However, when a video game ups its standards for its visuals, it must follow suit with other aspects of gaming; otherwise, the result is a disjointed, awkward experience for the player.
Although many games have done an excellent job improving visual formatting, some focused solely on this aspect of gaming to the detriment of areas such as the soundtrack and voice over acting. Sound constitutes an important part of any gaming experience, setting the mood for the player and determining if the game has a playful, sinister or dramatic feel. Even a game with the very best visuals would be very boring indeed if it lacked a quality voice over.
The benefits of quality voice acting are many, but the following are just a few of the biggest advantages you will gain by hiring talented voice actors:…