View Full Version : Best acting?

03-14-2006, 10:57 AM
I've heart most of LucasArts adventure games acting (I mean the English version, of course). Monkey Island, Sam & Max, Full Throttle, The Dig, Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango... and I think Grim Fandango has the best acting. Monkey Island acting is brilliant too, but especially in Monkey 4 I missed some "liveliness" in certain dialogues (specially after playing the Spanish version). But Grim Fandango looks perfect for me in everything. All the voices are perfectly chosen and do a fantastic job. What do you think? Do you think it's the best acting too or not? :lol:

03-14-2006, 12:18 PM
When I saw the title I thought you were asking who was the best actor in GF and I went "How can we choose?" :confused: Then I read what you really were saying.

Yeah, I agree. Haven't really seen anything that had such a brilliant and stable cast as GF. There are other games with brilliant voice acting, but they usually include a few lesser actors as well.

03-16-2006, 07:25 AM
The acting was so polished in Grim. Although the only thing that I thought felt out of place was Hector's cheesey joke near the end. I forget what he says exactly but he says something then "Get it? Leaf?" and then goes on to laugh in a really children's-movie-villian way.

03-16-2006, 11:31 PM
Like a few other Lucasarts titles it contains some actuel talent (Tony Plana)

03-17-2006, 08:45 PM
I actually thought that was quite fitting, Shuz; it highlighted quite nicely how unseriously Hector treats death (within death).

03-17-2006, 09:11 PM
Who played Hector?

03-17-2006, 10:24 PM
James Kevin Ward (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911590/) incorrectly credited on IMDB for some reason.

03-18-2006, 04:53 AM
I agree with Thrik. I liked that phrase Hector says. In fact, I think it fits very well with the acting Hector had, because in some phrases he looked like a "big kid", with those little laughter he was always doing.

03-18-2006, 01:57 PM
a "Big kid" or a "Waterhead"

03-18-2006, 04:36 PM
Well, he has the control of a whole city (or even more), so I think he's not THAT stupid :lol:

03-18-2006, 06:42 PM
Never the less it was a retarded joke

03-19-2006, 02:36 AM
Ah well, I just liked the shadowy, conniving, scheming Hector of Year 1 more than the jokey, giggling one in Year 4.

03-19-2006, 07:04 AM
Hector made the age old mistake of getting careless as he became more powerful.

03-19-2006, 09:24 AM
Yeah. When will villains learn that you should never leave the protagonist to die on his/her own? Always be there and make sure they do kick the bucket.

03-19-2006, 02:09 PM
I allways liked the part in Year 1 when Don Copal gets shot, I'll admit that the climax at the Greenhouse was a nice touch.

03-21-2006, 06:39 AM
Yeah. When will villains learn that you should never leave the protagonist to die on his/her own? Always be there and make sure they do kick the bucket.
From Austin Powers:

Dr. Evil: All right guard, begin the unnecessarily slow-moving dipping mechanism.
[guard starts dipping mechanism]
Dr. Evil: Close the tank!
Scott Evil: Wait, aren't you even going to watch them? They could get away!
Dr. Evil: No no no, I'm going to leave them alone and not actually witness them dying, I'm just gonna assume it all went to plan. What?
Scott Evil: I have a gun, in my room, you give me five seconds, I'll get it, I'll come back down here, BOOM, I'll blow their brains out!
Dr. Evil: Scott, you just don't get it, do ya? You don't.

Ah, what a movie :)

03-21-2006, 11:51 AM
That's exactly what I had in mind when I wrote the previous comment. :D Such a brilliant movie. I never get tired of it.

03-21-2006, 01:43 PM
I thought a great example was when you get locked into Glottis' shed in year one, and Sal is outside talking to you in silhouette. I've always loved that part.

03-21-2006, 07:12 PM
Che Guero was an *******, Sal certainly isn't