Worst Use of Celebrity Voices
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Games have been using celebrity voice-overs for years now to generate mainstream interest. In some cases, good writing, appropriate casting, and great execution by the celebrity result in voice work that enhances the overall package. It's just too bad that these cases are the exception instead of the norm. Too often, something goes wrong in the production. Sometimes the writing is terrible; other times, the actor is miscast or doesn't have a recognizable voice. From time to time, even seasoned film or television actors don't understand the nuances of voice-over work and foul it up themselves. This year saw some big-name artists stepping up to the microphone. Some were great; others, not so much. Whether it's a bad voice in a good game, a bad voice in a bad game, or a good voice in a bad game, it all comes down to squandered opportunity. For that, we recognize the following finalists in the Worst Use of Celebrity Voices category:
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