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Is Sean Bean Confirmed as the narrator?

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by kamex, May 17, 2016.

  1. cairnsy44

    cairnsy44 Gooner - first class

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    I think that is really the issue most people have with Morgan Sheppard. I actually really enjoyed Sheppard's voice as the narrator, but Nimoy was brilliant. I would also love having Sean Bean do it for VI.
     
  2. dexters

    dexters Gods & Emperors Supporter

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    Well the problem with Civ4 was Nimoy was only around for the base game. There was no consistency in the narration when the expansions hit.
     
  3. Barathor

    Barathor Emperor

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    Oh, I remember that... :twitch:

    Sid's a great designer, but much less so a narrator. :)

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    Also, I had no problems with Sheppard's narration; I liked it.
     
  4. m15a

    m15a Emperor

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    It's weird. I didn't even know there was an issue with the Civ V narration until I read this thread. I liked it, too.
     
  5. EulerMcE

    EulerMcE Warlord

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    Honestly they should just hire me to do the narration. I can make the word sounds good.
     
  6. joncnunn

    joncnunn Senior Java Wizard Moderator

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    Making it sound good isn't the reason that famous actors have been chosen with Civ IV+.
    Earlier versions have had the members of their in house development team doing some of the narration, which sounded good.
    The famous actors are chosen on the belief that they'll sell enough additional copies of the games if they include one to make up for how ever much they paid the actor.
     
  7. TheMarshmallowBear

    TheMarshmallowBear Benelovent Chieftain of the BearKingdom

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    When I heard Sid's lines... I thought it was some sort of teenage kid doing the voice over :lol:
     
  8. RPG

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    Keith David or Peter Coyote would be great.
     
  9. Navelgazer

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    Keith David and Michael Hogan are both great options. I'd add Allison Janney to the list as well.
     
  10. Zaarin

    Zaarin My Dearest Doctor

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    For me, it's not comparison to Nimoy; Sheppard's delivery vacillates between flat and contrived, IMO. Either way, I don't enjoy his delivery except for a few isolated instances--for example, I do enjoy his delivery of the Kahlil Gibran line from building the Eiffel Tower (but it takes a special kind of un-talent to ruin Kahlil Gibran). On which mildly off-topic note, I hope we see some more lines from Kahlil Gibran in Civ6 techs and wonders.
     
  11. unpossible251

    unpossible251 Warlord

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    Hugo Weaving. You should be familiar with him; he was Agent Smith in The Matrix, and the elf king in LOTR, and does a lot of stage work around Sydney.

    Who else? Ummm, not being a smartass, how about Samuel L. Jackson? I heard him doing a documentary about lions once and he's definitely got the chops for it.

    In a perfect world, Johnny Cash.

    I suppose the trick is that, ideally, they will be recognisable but not in a way that disturbs the player or shatters the "fourth wall".

    If they can afford Sean Bean, i'm happy. Especially if, on researching Calander, we get "winter is coming" hehe... No, too far, tbh.
     
  12. Zamphyr

    Zamphyr Master of the Pan Flute

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    Don't know how it would turn out but I could see Alan Alda being interested in the gig.

    Jodie Foster ?












    James Earl Jones
     
  13. Barathor

    Barathor Emperor

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    Hmm... I'm really liking Ian McKellen: example

    EDIT: John Hurt sounds great too. (next post)
     
  14. brianshapiro

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    John Hurt narrates too!
     
  15. Nick31

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    Hugo Weaving would be pretty awesome. As would any of the old Shakespeare Contingent (Stewart, McKellen, Dench, et al.).

    I also think it'd be fun with a super gruff narrator, but I don't think that'd fly with Firaxis. Like one of the Peaky Blinders on Netflix :)
     
  16. darkskies

    darkskies Warlord

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    Another good idea that might make me overlook the bad graphics. Big Kate fan. Or how about Seven of Nine, Jeri Ryan?
     
  17. shaglio

    shaglio The Prince of Dorkness

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    Gilbert Gottfried! :mischief:

    Just kidding, it doesn’t matter to me because I play with my speakers turned off while watching TV/movies. Poor modders like TPangolin go through painstaking effort to select the best Peace & War themes for their civs and I never wind up hearing it. :(
     
  18. TheMeInTeam

    TheMeInTeam Top Logic

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    I will do it. Every tech will either have a double meaning or some inane junk, the latter mostly non sequitur.

    Every tech.
     
  19. daft

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    Sean Bean?
    Not bad.

    Mr. Bean?
    Now, that would be amazing!
     
  20. Thormodr

    Thormodr Servant of Civ Supporter

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    Well, if he isn't the narrator then he definitely deserves to be a great person in the game. :D
     

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