Guild Wars 2 has some of the best voice acting in gaming. Didn’t you find yourself just listening to the conversations of NPCs, sometimes, instead of trying to fast forward through them? You weren’t alone. There are just some actors who catch your attention when they talk – you could listen to them read the dictionary and never get bored.
Many of the actors in GW2 might sound a little familiar to you, too. Did you find yourself asking who’s voice is that? There’s a good reason for that. You’ve probably heard more than a few of them in your gaming and gaming life. Here are a few you might have heard elsewhere:
Felicia Day, the voice of Zojja. Famous as every gamer’s favorite geek character, Codex, from The Guild. Also known for her TV roles on Eureka and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has also provided the voice for Tallis in Dragon Age II and the Dragon Age: Redemption web series.
Nolan North, the voice of the “male human”, meaning if you create a male human character it’s his voice you’ll be hearing all the time. Nolan North’s voice acting resume is extensive. He’s done voice acting in so many games it’s no wonder he sounds familiar to you. Just an abbreviated list of his credits (A very abbreviated list.) includes: Star Wars: The Old Republic, every Uncharted (He’s Nolan Drake.), every Assassin’s Creed (He’s Desmond Miles.), Batman: Arkham Asylum, Halo, Fable, Prince of Persia and on and on. It’s a remarkable resume.
Steve Blum, the voice of Rytlock. Steve’s credits in video game acting are on par with Nolan North’s, but if you’re an anime fan, that’s where you probably you know Steve’s voice best. He’s voiced just a couple of your all-time favorite characters: Spike from Cowboy Bebop and Mugen for Samurai Champloo.
(More in the next post.)