Post by westldner on Oct 20, 2017 22:14:23 GMT
Sony has allowed Ray Winstone to put his voice and also motion capture his movements for the game Killzone 3 as the main villian of the game, Admiral Orlock. I was surprised about this but I'm sure many would believe that it's difficult to maybe gasp an actor from Minder to appear in an video game, so why is it a big deal to a Minder fan?
Also would you have to fully understand the entire Killzone 3 series to understand why Ray Winstone was placed in the game, and unfortunately the answer to do that question is yes because of Killzone's rocky history of being developed which is maybe why Ray Winstone was helpful for the Killzone series.
With Killzone, when the game was first developed back in 2004 for the Sony PlayStation 2, the game was described as Sony's killer application to complete against Microsoft popular game Halo. This gathered alot of attention on the market hence why people went out of their way to purchase the game however the game suffered alot of flaws and didn't met players expectation. Sony tried again by making Killzone 2 in 2009 of their next console the Sony PlayStation 3 and it was highly successful and the game many players actually wanted.
Killzone features alot of British actors and actresses who use their voices to help with the feel with the game. Killzone is a futuristic war between two human factions across the universe. The enemies of the game being the less likely humans of the game. The player takes control of a solider in the game. The story is untold (many reviewers complained about the narrative being poor across all the games, I would agree) as players play the game.
After the success of Killzone 2, Sony went to make and release Killzone 3 for the Sony PlayStation 3 and it's the same Ray Winstone uses his talents for. Where does Ray come into this? He plays the villian of the game as videos.
Also worth noting, I wouldn't think anyone has to play the game after doing a bit of research to view all the introduction movies. Since the game is very very generic. During the intro scenes, you have the good guys/bad guy introductions and it becomes expected, something I can actually show you all.
In the first game Killzone intro:
Killzone 2's Intro, it's the same villain featured from the first game, maybe to connect from the first game to this game:
So after that, you'll think the player would be sick and tired of that all seeing that in the first game? I actually think Sony went out of their way to Ray Winstone is does help create an atmosphere they wanted. It may have been different but almost boring but knowing Ray was in it, I thought it was funny because of all the other previous roles he was well known off and they managed to place his voice so well to not make those beginning speeches so boring. The games haven't even started yet. He voices the character Admiral Orlock, who leads the army of Helghast to the army which the player fights off.
... and I would say the placement of Ray Winstone is meant to be humorous and to fill the void played wanted considering it was the third game of the series and after a very successful Killzone 2 and it did allow more room to entertain players to continue it success. There are loads of video games which have a theme of death and there have been comedians who used their likeness for video games to help make the games... well fun. The popular game Hitman being the best example.
Many times, reviewers play the games so you wouldn't have too but the question is, how do you feel if you have your kids or grandkids who have to shoot and kill someone that moves like Ray Winstone in a video game?
Apparently this isn't the first time Winstone has lent his voice in a video game. He also voiced his character in the movie Beowulf: The Game which maybe I'll take a look as well.
I haven't completed Killzone 3 yet, because it's a big game, but I encounter him I'll talk about it some more and I'll be interested to see (and try to record) what he's really like in the game. Killzone 3 was well received. It also gave me a reason to complete all those games. I've had Killzone 2 for a while but I never finished it, but knowing Ray Winstone is in Killzone 3, it made me jump up and to play the game. So that's something. More reason to finish a game before some kid down the street gets annoyed that I don't complete a game. To clear this up, Ray Winstone doesn't use his likeness.