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Elder Scrolls Online: Big Names Added to Game Cast

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,614MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Bethesda and Zenimax have announced the voice actors who will bring Elder Scrolls Online to life. Actors include John Cleese, Linda Carter (reprising her Skyrim role) and Malcolm McDowell.

The Elder Scrolls Online ensemble includes Academy Award nominee John Cleese ("A Fish Called Wanda," "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"), Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy ("Pirates of the Caribbean"), Kate Beckinsale ("The Aviator," "Pearl Harbor"), Alfred Molina ("Spider-Man 2") and Golden Globe nominees Michael Gambon ("Harry Potter"), and Malcolm McDowell ("A Clockwork Orange"). In addition, Lynda Carter (“Wonder Woman”) returns to the Elder Scrolls series to reprise her role from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. 

The Elder Scrolls Online cast also includes:



  • Peter Stormare (“Fargo”) plays Jorunn the Skald King, an unexpected monarch who led his people into an unlikely alliance.


  • Jim Ward ("WALL·E," "Despicable Me 2") voices Mannimarco, a renegade High Elf wizard exiled from the realm for raising the dead and the world’s most powerful necromancer.


  • Jennifer Hale appears in the role of Lyris Titanborn, a Nord half-giant, who, along with the Prophet, aids the player on their journey..


  • Kevin Michael Richardson rounds out the cast as Sai Sahan a noble martial artist and master swordsman. 

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  • OtakunOtakun New Providence, PAPosts: 864Member
    Interesting to know how much money was spent on what I skip just to play the game. 
  • OntblodOntblod ArjeplogPosts: 181Member Uncommon

    Well I will play this as an Elder scrolls game so I wont skip anything....I will drain myself in every little detail and word. :P

     

  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,407Member Uncommon

    Malcolm McDowell

    Malcolm McDowell

    Malcolm McDowell

    Malcolm McDowell

    Malcolm McDowell

    Malcolm McDowell...

    sub justified!

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,552Member Uncommon
    I never skip through any conversations in an elder scrolls game, they are to me one of the best aspects of the series.
  • bingbongbrosbingbongbros Vista, CAPosts: 650Member Uncommon
    Seems to be more and more reminiscent of swtor

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    Waiting On: Nothing. Mmorpg's are dead.

  • CazNeergCazNeerg Puyallup, WAPosts: 2,198Member
    Originally posted by Otakun
    Interesting to know how much money was spent on what I skip just to play the game. 

    If you're skipping the narrative in an RPG, you're missing the point.

    Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
    Through passion, I gain strength.
    Through strength, I gain power.
    Through power, I gain victory.
    Through victory, my chains are broken.
    The Force shall free me.

  • immodiumimmodium ManchesterPosts: 1,578Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ElRenmazuo
    I never skip through any conversations in an elder scrolls game, they are to me one of the best aspects of the series.

    +1

    Now imagine having to read EVERY spoken quest in ESO. Rubbish. ;)

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  • PurutzilPurutzil East Stroudsburg, PAPosts: 2,924Member Uncommon

    Hurray voice acting! Something... that really has no effect on the game outside polish on an area a good majority of MMo players don't really care about... *facepalm*

     

    At least its good for a polish standpoint? 

  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,407Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Purutzil

    Hurray voice acting! Something... that really has no effect on the game outside polish on an area a good majority of MMo players don't really care about... *facepalm*

     

    At least its good for a polish standpoint? 

    abviously you have no design backround. or work ethic?

    one never delivers an unpolished product unless your just ' lazy'

     
     
  • Nemesis7884Nemesis7884 ZurichPosts: 880Member Uncommon
    Skipping the dialogue in a RPG...oh boy
  • CazNeergCazNeerg Puyallup, WAPosts: 2,198Member
    Originally posted by Purutzil

    Hurray voice acting! Something... that really has no effect on the game outside polish on an area a good majority of MMo players don't really care about... *facepalm* 

    At least its good for a polish standpoint? 

    Important to someone who only cares about the MMO in MMORPG?  Probably not.  Important to someone who cares about the RPG?  Probably.

    Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
    Through passion, I gain strength.
    Through strength, I gain power.
    Through power, I gain victory.
    Through victory, my chains are broken.
    The Force shall free me.

  • OtakunOtakun New Providence, PAPosts: 864Member
    Originally posted by CazNeerg
    Originally posted by Otakun
    Interesting to know how much money was spent on what I skip just to play the game. 

    If you're skipping the narrative in an RPG, you're missing the point.

    Welcome to the MMO world. 

  • rodarinrodarin camarillo, CAPosts: 576Member Uncommon

    the money they wasted on getting these has beens should have been put into the game in a much more relative manner. No one gives a shit about who is voicing these NPCs.

     

    If there is an option 95% of the people playing skip it, and after the first go through 100% of the people skip any dialogue.

     

    I would also say more than half the people this game is trying to target have never even heard of these people. I am 45 and even I was young when they were actually relevant.

     

    200 million dollar budget, and we see where too much of it went with his article.

  • Nemesis7884Nemesis7884 ZurichPosts: 880Member Uncommon
    Skipping dialogue in an rpg is like skipping the paintingd in a picasso museum...
  • OtakunOtakun New Providence, PAPosts: 864Member
    Originally posted by orbitxo
    Originally posted by Otakun
    Interesting to know how much money was spent on what I skip just to play the game. 
     

    [mod edit]

    I don't play TSW cause it has terribly boring combat. If I only cared about story and graphics then I'd watch a movie, not play a video game. 

  • OtakunOtakun New Providence, PAPosts: 864Member
    Originally posted by Nemesis7884
    Skipping dialogue in an rpg is like skipping the paintingd in a picasso museum...
     

    It's an MMORPG, if you want the single player experience that is your choice but not everyone does. 

  • RyowulfRyowulf Greensburg, PAPosts: 668Member

    Its not a questions of skipping it.  Its the point they spent big money to hire these people for something trivial. Even assuming everyone listens to the voice acting the first run through, this is an mmo.  How fewer people will listen on their 2nd, 3rd, etc alt?

    Wouldn't you think, its a better idea to spend the money on things people will be doing all the time on every character they make?

    I like swtor's main questline being voice acted. I didn't need every quest done. I didn't need well known people, just actors who can do their lines.

    This isn't even about polish. Its using big names to get more people to buy the product.

  • OtakunOtakun New Providence, PAPosts: 864Member
    Originally posted by Ryowulf

    This isn't even about polish. Its using big names to get more people to buy the product.

    I completely agree. 

  • curacura WarsawPosts: 950Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Otakun
    Originally posted by Nemesis7884
    Skipping dialogue in an rpg is like skipping the paintingd in a picasso museum...
     

    It's an MMORPG, if you want the single player experience that is your choice but not everyone does. 

    if you want mmo withot rpg go play planetside 2.

  • OtakunOtakun New Providence, PAPosts: 864Member
    Originally posted by cura
    Originally posted by Otakun
    Originally posted by Nemesis7884
    Skipping dialogue in an rpg is like skipping the paintingd in a picasso museum...
     

    It's an MMORPG, if you want the single player experience that is your choice but not everyone does. 

    if you want mmo withot rpg go play planetside 2.

     

    Or I could just play the game the way I want without someone telling me I'm doing it wrong. 

  • cnutempcnutemp Fairfax, VAPosts: 229Member Uncommon
    [mod edit]

    That doesn't really make sense. The story is a large aspect of an MMORPG.  If you dont like story you really dont belong in this genre.  What you're doing is basically like going onto a football(soccer) forum and telling everyone that restricting use of your hands is dumb and everyone is is doing it wrong. 

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,455Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by cnutemp
     

    That doesn't really make sense. The story is a large aspect of an MMORPG.  If you dont like story you really dont belong in this genre.  What you're doing is basically like going onto a football(soccer) forum and telling everyone that restricting use of your hands is dumb and everyone is is doing it wrong. 

    That's not really true.

    You can have an mmo with absolutely no story. Just player interaction.

    It's just that recent mmo's have capitalized on the story part.

    unless you are thinking about the setting or lore. Which many players don't care about any way.

     

     

  • OtakunOtakun New Providence, PAPosts: 864Member
    [mod edit]

    Story is an aspect of an RPG. Character progression and player interaction is the defining aspect to an MMORPG. If story is alls you care about there are plenty of single player ES games already but an MMO is a whole different genre. 

  • CazNeergCazNeerg Puyallup, WAPosts: 2,198Member
    Originally posted by Otakun 

    It's an MMORPG, if you want the single player experience that is your choice but not everyone does. 

    It's an MMORPG, if you want a multiplayer experience with no story that is your choice, but not everyone does.

    Originally posted by Otakun

    Originally posted by Ryowulf

    This isn't even about polish. Its using big names to get more people to buy the product.

    I completely agree. 

    It's not just about using big names, it's also about using people who can actually do quality voice acting.  Look at Skyrim, most of the NPCs in that game are a prime example of how poorly done voice acting is worse than no voice acting at all.

    Originally posted by Sovrath

    That's not really true.

    You can have an mmo with absolutely no story. Just player interaction.

    It's just that recent mmo's have capitalized on the story part.

    You can have a MMO with no story, this is true.  If you want it to be a MMORPG, it needs a story.

    Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
    Through passion, I gain strength.
    Through strength, I gain power.
    Through power, I gain victory.
    Through victory, my chains are broken.
    The Force shall free me.

  • EndoRobotoEndoRoboto Silverdale, WAPosts: 275Member
    Being serious? Can't remember the last MMO i played that had a story i gave two shits about. Single player rpgs have great story because you typically see or feel the consequences of your actions. Not some fake instance that nobody but you sees ala MMO.
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