Jeff should do a voice for the Double Fine Adventure project

#1 Posted by Lokno (386 posts) -

As a backer of the Double Fine Adventure project, as I hope many of you are, I'm really excited to watch this project unfold. Recently Tim Schafer announced full voice for the game. Listening to the bombcast discuss the project, I realized that this may be a nice opportunity for Jeff to try out voice acting. He mentioned on the Jar Time(tm) that he wouldn't be opposed to the idea of voice acting, and GiantBomb has a friendly relationship with Double Fine.

I'm not suggesting that Jeff play the main character, or even a secondary character. I'm suggesting he voice some random bit part, like the security guard at the aquarium or mysterious fox.

What do you guys think? Any backers out there who are also interesting in hearing Jeff take a stab at voice acting for the Double Fine Adventure project? Maybe another staff member? Hit me with your knee-jerk reactions!

#2 Posted by GolazoDan (114 posts) -

Jeff? No, one Mr. Bradley Shoemaker should get the gig. Playing some sort of southern gentleman, perhaps a mayor and/or sheriff.

#3 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -

It would be neat if GB had some sort of cameo in the game but well... You shouldn't mix business with pleasure.

#4 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5140 posts) -

As much as I would like that, it would be very unprofessional for him to do it.

#5 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (1456 posts) -

As cool as it would be, I think Jeff and Ryan have said in the past they would rather have professionals in the roles as they are not voice actors. As a neat small little cameo however, I hope they could be worked in and persuaded to partake.

#6 Posted by pweidman (2319 posts) -

By all means, Jeff for sure. And he'd need some killer lines, and plenty of chances to flaunt the funny that is JG.

@Mr_Skeleton said:

As much as I would like that, it would be very unprofessional for him to do it.

Hmmm. Unprofessional? Well he could just not review the final product, so no conflict there right? I wonder what Jeff would say about that quandry.

#7 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -
@pweidman Ask that question in jar time.
#8 Posted by Cheesebob (1235 posts) -

I doubt they would review it anyway, just quick look the shit out of it and perhaps an endurance run! (I kid I kid) So yeah why not?

#9 Posted by Dagbiker (6957 posts) -

I would rather keep my reviewers and talent apart.

#10 Posted by UlquioKani (1043 posts) -

Jeff could pull off a main character in my opinion, maybe I have lofty expectations. No matter what he plays, he will certainly be unique

#11 Posted by Deathawk (280 posts) -

The problem that would arise would be that, even if Jeff was only involved in this game, there would be an ongoing stigma that at one time he was "employed" by Double Fine, which would make reviews of future Double Fine products much more ethically troubling.

#12 Posted by Branthog (7469 posts) -

Brad should. Or Vinny. But it's unlikely any of that would happen.

@Deathawk said:

The problem that would arise would be that, even if Jeff was only involved in this game, there would be an ongoing stigma that at one time he was "employed" by Double Fine, which would make reviews of future Double Fine products much more ethically troubling.

They handled covering Bastion just fine, despite their extensive coverage and association with Greg.

#13 Posted by selbie (1878 posts) -

Jeff and Ryan have a great talent for staying in character. It would be awesome to hear them in a game.

#14 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

They should hire Patrick and Vinny. The main character would go into a zoo, and Patrick would be the mandrill and Vinny, the monkey.

#15 Posted by TheHT (11090 posts) -

Vinny should voice a disinterested overworked tutorial narrator.
 
"*sigh* and here you can see the inventory screen. in the inventory screen you can see the items that are currently in your inventory."

#16 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6396 posts) -

I would maybe like for him to play in a role where he is supposed to have poorly voiced acting. He could say lines akin to how he was saying them in the last Bombcast- "WE NEED TO FIND A LIGHT SOURCE" or something to that effect.

#17 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton said:

As much as I would like that, it would be very unprofessional for him to do it.

Almost like if Jessica Chobot was a vo in Mass E--

wait.

#18 Posted by Dalai (7016 posts) -
@MikeGosot said:
They should hire Patrick and Vinny. The main character would go into a zoo, and Patrick would be the mandrill and Vinny, the monkey.
Well you read my mind.
#19 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5140 posts) -

@Hitchenson said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

As much as I would like that, it would be very unprofessional for him to do it.

Almost like if Jessica Chobot was a vo in Mass E--

wait.

Pretty much that, that is the thing that bothers me the most about her being in the game.

#20 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10827 posts) -

No, Jeff should save his voice for when the GB Crew decides to make their own FMV game.

Or the NDX. The Train will fly again!

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#21 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

Jeff should voice the computer on every future iteration of Star Trek. "Computer, status report!" "That shit is fucked UP!"

#22 Edited by RockinKemosabe (619 posts) -

I'd rather hear Gary Whitta be the person who gave hints. "Click that guy."

#23 Edited by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

confirmed: fully interactive bombcast scene. renegade interrupts available.

#24 Posted by Aetheldod (3542 posts) -

Im all for it , and I dont doubt the duders ethical professionalism

#25 Posted by Dagbiker (6957 posts) -
@RockinKemosabe

I'd rather hear Gary Whitta be the person who gave hints. "Shoot that guy."

I second this, gary should be the hint skull
#26 Posted by jerseyscum (869 posts) -

It would be cool, but a major conflict of interest.

#27 Posted by Dtat (1623 posts) -

@Rappelsiini said:

@pweidman Ask that question in jar time.
#28 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

@RockinKemosabe said:

I'd rather hear Gary Whitta be the person who gave hints. "Click that guy."

fixed for accuracy.

#29 Posted by TruthTellah (8720 posts) -

The whole Bomb Crew should play the characters they were in the 2011 Game of the Year Awards live-action videos.

#30 Posted by EuanDewar (4873 posts) -

I really want Jeff to have a voice role in the game and then Ryan to later rip his acting apart in the review.

#31 Edited by Deathawk (280 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

No, Jeff should save his voice for when the GB Crew decides to make their own FMV game.

Or the NDX. The Train will fly again!

"Our enemy's think they can step to us?"

This needs to happen...

#32 Posted by qawsed (143 posts) -

I hope DF gets the most talented voice actors they can. So no.

#33 Posted by celegorm_menegroth (63 posts) -

To the people who are objecting to anyone who is a journalist to being apart of the voice acting due to conflict of interest ...

... ah ...

I really don't see the point. Sure, this is journalism ... but Patrick reviews games that he also reports on. To me, that's a bigger "conflict of interest" than a reviewer lending his voice to a few lines of dialog.

Now, if GB had an active role in the development ( writing the dialog, designing puzzles, mapping out plot-points, etc. ) then I think you'd have a case.

But by your logic ... none of us who are backers should be able to publicly promote or be a vocal fan of the game, or critique it.

We're the financial backers of the game. Our open discussion of the game could be construed as a conflict of interest. And god forbid any backers of the game are in the games industry in any capacity ...

So, a better question should be: Did any of the GB staff back the game?

#34 Posted by TheGorilla (230 posts) -

No. That would be weird. Mixing reviewers and talent doesn't really seem right.

#35 Posted by dudeglove (7720 posts) -

Signs point to no.

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