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June 13, 2018 8:05 AM   Subscribe

Yesterday at E3, the cast of Lucasarts' 1998 adventure game Grim Fandango reprised their roles in a reading of much of the game's script (SLYT, skips to 8:15:22 in the video).
posted by uncleozzy (11 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
I did some voice work for various genres back in the last Century (still sounds odd to use that term--"Last Century" sounds so...historical and long ago...), including a few games. Grim Fandango was a great fun adventure game. Very tough to play through though, and easy to get stuck somewhere with no idea how to progress. The art and story and voice work was A+.

Great to actually see the folks who did the voice work...Manny is awesome!
posted by CrowGoat at 8:52 AM on June 13 [5 favorites]


I'm not gonna drink dirty hookah water.
posted by notyou at 9:05 AM on June 13 [3 favorites]


This is entirely my shit
posted by GreatValhalla at 9:26 AM on June 13 [2 favorites]


"Yes I can hear you.." Whoops.
posted by humboldt32 at 9:57 AM on June 13 [3 favorites]


Can't get the car through the damn fire swamp!
posted by poe at 10:57 AM on June 13 [1 favorite]


I am so THANKFUL for this my mind is in capslock right now
posted by rufb at 4:07 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]


Say what you want about Jack Black, but the fact that he's still willing to go up on a stage at E3 and play a voice from a beloved, but to mainstream audiences somewhat obscure, adventure game, says a lot about the man.
posted by JHarris at 10:41 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]


I have this thing where when I hear a movie or a song, the inflections of every word, every syllable sticks in my head, and I can tell where a rereading doesn't match the original. I say that because every different, and there are many, between this and the original sticks out to me. But it's still a great thing. Thanks for posting this.
posted by JHarris at 10:48 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]


> JHarris:
"Say what you want about Jack Black, but the fact that he's still willing to go up on a stage at E3 and play a voice from a beloved, but to mainstream audiences somewhat obscure, adventure game, says a lot about the man."

But, it's not like he doesn't have some history with DoubleFine.

goes off to reinstall Brutal Legend
posted by Samizdata at 10:55 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


Jack did a good Don Copal, voice was different but still got its essential jerk boss qualities through. Also Salvador Limones. And a surprisingly good Olivia.
posted by JHarris at 11:21 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


Jack Black is a super hero. A few years back some people got together to put on a fund raiser for an old friend who was dying of liver cancer. The sick man had been a much beloved manager of a long defunct local institution (Pasadena’s Espresso Bar), and the fundraiser became a kind of homecoming for folks connected to the place. Anyhow! One of the organizers knew someone who knew someone and called up Jack Black and asked if he’d be willing to headline the entertainment part of the event, and he did! Heard the story and thought he could help out.

(Also super heroes? Mike Watt and Kira Roessler who performed that evening, too, after getting a similar call. (They’d played at the old Espresso Bar, so they had an extra connection.))
posted by notyou at 6:58 AM on June 14 [3 favorites]


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