Fallout: New Vegas ‘The Characters’ dev diary

Fallout: New Vegas

Bethesda has released one final Fallout: New Vegas developer diary. ‘The Characters’ takes a look at the celebrity cast of Fallout: New Vegas.  The game is released in the United States today, while we in Europe unfortunately have to wait until Friday.

In this sixth and final diary, developers Obsidian Entertainment discuss a bit about how they went about casting characters for Fallout: New Vegas. The developers mention how the Fallout series has always had “fun people acting in it” and how they went from character to character deciding whose voice would fit the character best.

Naturally, Ron Pearlman returns in Fallout: New Vegas to reprise his role as The Narrator, and the video shows us some other star names voicing characters in the game. The most recognisable here in the UK is most probably Matthew Perry of Friends fame. He voices villainous character Benny. Other stars in the video include Wayne Newton, William Sadler, and Kris Kristofferson.

The developers of Fallout: New Vegas also discuss how they want the player to feel as if each character is an individual, and it sounds like they’ve made efforts to make sure this is the case.

You can watch Fallout: New Vegas developer diary #6 – The Characters below.

There are five other Fallout: New Vegas developer diaries from Obsidian. They cover The Story, the Tech & Sound, the Art Direction, the Factions, and The New Vegas Strip.

Fallout: New Vegas reviews are coming in thick and fast and are generally very positive. VG247 provide a round up of the scores so far.

So Train2Game, how important do you think the cast of a video game is? And what are your thoughts on the Fallout: New Vegas review scores so far?

As usual, leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

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