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Posted by AuthenticM

christ

Posted by tescovee

what is it?

Posted by honkyjesus

Midlife Crisis is one of the better rock songs ever.

Posted by FormulaDeuce

Videos like this just make me wish I got into sound engineering.

Posted by Klei

I understand the fact that you prefer the subtil evil, but the Darkness isn't. It's an entity bent on ultimate destruction. It just isn't subtle and wouldn't fit the ''character'' at all, especially since it has multiple tones, as if it was possessed by multiple personalitlies at the same time.

Had you played the Darkness games, you would have seen for yourself.

Posted by HellBrendy

@Nemeroth said:

His voice is awesome, and he is perfect as The Darkness, however I feel that his performance was better in the first one, he sounded more demonic and threatening there, plus he has far more lines. It's like in the second one they cut in lines in half, maybe cause it's so short?

This was my number one problem with TD 2. The Darkness was almost underplayed, and the chemistry between Jackie and The Darkness and them hating each other gets way to little concern.

Also, they should do one of these commercials with the guy who does Johnny Powell. That guy is amazing.

Posted by XenoNick

That was awesome.

Posted by probablytuna

What.

Edited by NathHaw

@Romination said:

@nrh79: It's just a part of voice acting is to be a little over-the-top.You're working with the voice a lot more to create a tone to the game, so it'll be more hammy and exaggerated a lot of the time.

Plus, and not to get nitpicky, you're showing something completely different with the clip there. The Darkness is a demon serpent thing that is loud and violent and is already in possession of Jackie, but Satan is trying for temptation, attempting a subtler seduction to take his prey over to evil.'

I agree that gravelly voices need to go. It's a good way to stop me from caring.

I know it has its place, but it doesn't necessarily need it or benefit from that. Perhaps it fits the tone, but maybe the tone of the game could use some work. Not saying that I know for sure, and I definitely don't know the steps that were taken to get where the devs were when they decided to take the course they did.

Edit: I also have not played the game, so there is ignorance on my part about some of this. The game may have some elements I'm not considering.

Posted by Romination

@nrh79: It's just a part of voice acting is to be a little over-the-top.You're working with the voice a lot more to create a tone to the game, so it'll be more hammy and exaggerated a lot of the time.

Plus, and not to get nitpicky, you're showing something completely different with the clip there. The Darkness is a demon serpent thing that is loud and violent and is already in possession of Jackie, but Satan is trying for temptation, attempting a subtler seduction to take his prey over to evil.'

I agree that gravelly voices need to go. It's a good way to stop me from caring.

Edited by NathHaw

@SamuSlave said:

@nrh79: What do you mean? Behind the scenes videos or screaming maniacs?

It's a little more than screaming stuff. It includes gravelly voices, over the top acting, and that sort of thing. It always comes off to me as characters in cartoons. Not that I am necessarily opposed to unrealistic VOs and such, but it seems that we too often get voice work that doesn't appeal to me. Maybe video games have some years left to overcome certain tropes.

I suppose maybe we need more ultimately evil, masterfully manipulative people in video games sounding or acting similar to these examples:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR4wipToefE

^Put the link there for this other one (embedding is disabled) from Ray Fiennes in Schindler's List set to some music some of you may recognize from a video game commercial and popular song a few years ago.

Of course movies have examples of kinda crappy voice work as well, but it can slide from time to time as it does in other media--Batman's voice in The Dark Knight for example. We accept it in video games and movies, because it's too frequent; it's much more frequent in video games though from my experience. It's bothersome to me a little, and it would be nice to see more great voice work in those fantastical settings that video games can portray.

I want to make sure that I point out that I think there are great performances in video games, but not so great ones are easier to accept.

Posted by kalmis

He was the only reason why I played the first The Darkness

Posted by SamuSlave

@nrh79: What do you mean? Behind the scenes videos or screaming maniacs?

Edited by NathHaw

For the most part, I'll be glad when video games get past this.

Certainly have in many ways.

Edited by RoyaleWifCheese

I can imagine that is how he did every Faith No More album: nondescript single sheet of paper, weird noises, repeat.

Posted by Volgin13

Im more scared of him than the darkness

Posted by bunnymud

Fantomas logo tattoo on the back of my neck

Kinda a fan

Posted by bunnymud

@Fracture: Lovage is beyond sexy time

Posted by popmasterruler

Great job but I didn't like the tonal difference from the first to second game.In the first game he sounded like he was tempting you to do evil,like the snake tempted eve but in the second game he's always shrieking,it's lost all the subtlety.

Posted by Zoltar007

POWERERERERERERERRRRRR!

Edited by Alwaysrun

Mike Patton's one of my all time favorite vocal talents and his range is seriously off the hook. Good to see him still alive and working. Definately one of the most under rated talents of our time.

Posted by pyromagnestir

@Fracture: Dan the Automator and Mike Patton? How am I only just finding out about this?

Also Peeping Tom has a song called Pre-School, which is pretty good but wasn't on the album, that I feel uncomfortable entering into google. I think I'm on a list somewhere now.

Posted by Nemeroth

His voice is awesome, and he is perfect as The Darkness, however I feel that his performance was better in the first one, he sounded more demonic and threatening there, plus he has far more lines. It's like in the second one they cut in lines in half, maybe cause it's so short?

Posted by joelalfaro

That is unfairly short!!!!!!

Needs a dying goldfish.

Also, tomahawk was neat.

Posted by D5tryr

Mike Patton is listed in the voice credits for Portal. I presume he made the bonkers red-eyed sphere growly noises in the last level.

Posted by CJduke

Holy shit

Posted by Fracture

Patton does more than the Fantomas and Faith No more. Check out some of the more "recent" projects like Lovage, Peeping Tom, Tomahawk, and General Patton vs the Xcecutioners.

Edited by Keithcrash

Also, Buzz Osborne. Fuck yea.

Posted by pickassoreborn

"KILL THE BODY AND THE HEAD WILL DIE."

Posted by meaninoflife42

Someone get that man some water.

Edited by EveretteScott

I'm glad I'm not the only one here who likes Mike Patton.

Posted by enemymouse

Woah, if Mark Hamill ever retires from the Joker, Mike Patton could do it easily.

Posted by NellyK

Mike Patton just scared me into playing Darkness II, hehe

Posted by Nymphonomicon

And that- that was the second time my ears started bleeding...

Posted by Lingxor

ooo AH AH AH AH

Posted by Tennmuerti

Ok now I want to play this game (when it goes on a Steam sale or something that is)

Posted by buckybit

Embrace the Darkness - FAITH NO MORE

Posted by DeathbyYeti

@SomeJerk said:

Mike Patton + Devin Townsend + VA studio = Miracles would happen

oh god

Posted by chilipeppersman

that was awesome

Posted by Osaladin

Jumping Jehoshaphat.

Posted by Porkellain

@Ghostiet: Yep

Posted by Napalm

Hm. He sounds better in-game than just what the raw microphone screams give him credit for.

Edited by pekoe212

Cripes that must be hell on the vocal cords. Result is worth it though!

@AlisterCat said:

His voice has a particular twisted streak to it that most demon voices don't have.

Yup. Best demon voice I have ever heard. It's all that tonal changing mid-sentence and drawn out squeals at the end of lines. Truly sounds insane.

Posted by Nemesis2K

Holy shit. And here is me thinking it was mostly put through a vocaliser.

Posted by AssInAss

Imagine Mike Patton in bed with that voice.

Posted by paulunga

You don't have youtube, do you, Perry?

Posted by sergeantz

The PC download is 25 bucks on Amazon right now, for any interested parties.

Posted by MeatSim

He would be great for entertainment at children's birthday parties.

Posted by SomeJerk

Mike Patton + Devin Townsend + VA studio = Miracles would happen

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