In A World where people, uh, race around rocks...

I cannot recall previously encountering a game promo video that used one of the famous "In A World" voiceover artists.

The reason for that is pretty simple, of course. Don LaFontaine and/or Hal Douglas (I'm not enough of an expert to be able to tell them apart) are expensive, and most games cannot even pretend to have enough gravitas to justify one of those Overblown Voice-Overs.

OK, sure, maybe an RPG or a big-ass space shooter could pull it off, but this is "MotorStorm", which doesn't even appear to have guns in it. It's just a very pretty off-road racing game for the PS3.

But, nonetheless, it would appear that "In this ageless valley, a new breed of warrior has been born." Et cetera.

Don and Hal have done better work.

On the off-chance that you haven't seen it, here's Don and everybody else who's anybody in the movie trailer voice industry except Hal:

And here's Hal:

3 Responses to “In A World where people, uh, race around rocks...”

  1. Iceman Says:

    Why no Hal? I've never heard of this Al guy.. is this some sort of Fontane / Douglas rivalry gag?

  2. Bastard Child Says:

    Dan your forgot one - Pablo Francisco

  3. Daniel Rutter Says:

    Pablo's something of a one trick pony, but the trick is a good one :-).

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