What happened to Skyrim before release!? Different voice actors...

#1Ryan-06Posted 5/10/2013 5:07:22 AM(edited)
http://youtu.be/5xwboyafbwc?t=5m1s -
Remember this demo? Listen to Alvors voice and everyone else, enemies too. Was there meant to be a bigger cast and then they cut down, or just swapped them out? Bet the actors who got cut were sad.. =(

I also recall a people making fun of Todd Howards "lies", that he said stuff like "We have so many actors! You'll never hear the same voice!" lol.

What else was cut or altered? Been so long. Also here's parts 2-3 if you wanna watch it for fun or memories.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7WohnlLEQo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt7IeycKJKQ
- The Dragon PICKED UP a giant and dropped him! Does this happen today?

And 4:25 of pt 3. - You would originally SCREAM when absorbing a soul? Lol. So cheesy!
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#2Ajd_KingPosted 5/10/2013 5:18:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rnBZoYnVq8&list=PL2465908B613C746B
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#3jammymacsterPosted 5/10/2013 5:40:13 AM(edited)
Well Skyrim does have over 70 voice actors but " You'll never hear the same voice!" is horribly over-exaggerated. It'd also be entirely impractical. There's a damn lot of NPCs in Skyrim.

The NPCs shared voice actors isn't as big a deal as people make out anyway. People make it sound like there are only 10 voices being shared between everyone.

Also I've never come across a dragon picking up a Giant. I've hard about it happening for people but I don't know if it's true.

EDIT: Did Todd ever actually say " You'll never hear the same voice!"? I've never seen that sourced.
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#4Necro_Fear89Posted 5/10/2013 5:45:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUtvj_pqxvs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9prOJj_ChLc

Watch these from the Oblivion demo.
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#5HoonDingPosted 5/10/2013 7:06:57 AM
From: jammymacster | #003
People make it sound like there are only 10 voices being shared between everyone.


Well, that was Oblivion.

And honestly, those voices sound horrible compared to what we got in the actual release. A lot of them might have just been placeholders from the devs for testing before they brought the professionals in. That's 100% conjecture, though, since I have no idea how they handle voice direction.

The more I listen to it, the more it sounds like it was done specifically for the demo, before they did the "real" voice acting. For a demo video, having bad voice acting is better than having none.
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#6VasDeferensPosted 5/10/2013 7:22:41 AM
Bioware uses shared voices too, so Beth is not alone in that department . I've recognized the same voice actors doing several named and generic npc's in Dragon Age Origins and Star Wars the Old Republic .
#7jammymacsterPosted 5/10/2013 7:36:31 AM
HoonDing posted...
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I agree. They sounded more like placeholders to me as well.

Necro_Fear89 posted...
Watch these from the Oblivion demo.


Only watched the first one but wow did it look better.
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#8XXXFLUFFPosted 5/10/2013 7:50:48 AM
jammymacster posted...
Well Skyrim does have over 70 voice actors but " You'll never hear the same voice!" is horribly over-exaggerated. It'd also be entirely impractical. There's a damn lot of NPCs in Skyrim.

The NPCs shared voice actors isn't as big a deal as people make out anyway. People make it sound like there are only 10 voices being shared between everyone.

Also I've never come across a dragon picking up a Giant. I've hard about it happening for people but I don't know if it's true.

EDIT: Did Todd ever actually say " You'll never hear the same voice!"? I've never seen that sourced.


Never seen a dragon pick up a giant, but I did Bend Will a giant and watch him club another one into the stratosphere! One of my funniest moments in Skyrim.
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#9Ryan-06(Topic Creator)Posted 5/10/2013 11:42:09 PM
Necro_Fear89 posted...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUtvj_pqxvs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9prOJj_ChLc

Watch these from the Oblivion demo.


Lol.. Todds a weird nerd. But he's cool.
"Every game starts the same... in prison" Lol! Is Howard obsessed with prison? Please don't make ESVI start with more prisoners! And yet he says for every game they like to "start new" and fresh. =p
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#10Sithis791Posted 5/10/2013 11:55:01 PM
And you say you aren't Hentaiman.
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