Sutherland on his role as Snake: realism and a raspy voice

Kiefer Sutherland was interviewed by IGN about the new season of tv series 24, and they also talked briefly about his role as Snake in Metal Gear Solid V.

Sutherland said he has been working on the game for over a year.

On the technical process, the actor explained that when performing, he is wearing 50 dots on his face corresponding to cameras recording his movements.

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Sutherland was very impressed by the motion and facial capture technology used, saying that it looks so real that this might be the way movies will be made in the future.

He was being shown a small clip in its final stage, of Snake riding a horse and walking at different speeds. Apparently you could even see the horse’s ears move, as well as the pulse in his throat.

Sutherland described the person in charge as a technical wizard, and the result as ‘unbelievable’.

He added that he was requested to do a really low and raspy voice for his role of Snake.

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Source: IGN

  • Janeo

    So has he finished his work on mgs5 yet because I thought he was shooting 24 in London so I assumed he was finished

    • Dan

      I imagine he’s done most of it, he’ll probably get called back for retakes and/or rewrites

  • Revenge of Anonymous

    I cannot fathom why they could not stick those ridiculous metal dots on Hayter.

    • abud

      Hayter is a terrible screen actor, that’s why.

      • César H. Sandoval

        They wanted a high-profile actor, that is all. If you go down to reason, it’s the only answer.

        • Revenge of Anonymous

          Agreed. I just wish they would stop lying about it.

          • Nyxus

            I think the reason they gave is completely plausible, but okay.

          • César H. Sandoval

            To me that reason goes into the trashbin when you realize Hayter is the only one getting replaced, and all the other characters (plus the JP version of Snake) are good enough with minor Voice Actors doing them instead of a “real and talented” screen actor like Keiffer.

          • Revenge of Anonymous

            It’s a PR explanation. To defend it as “plausible” is like really believing that Cinnamon Toast Crunch has a taste you can see. It’s ridiculous.

          • Nyxus

            Then why do the people who actually heard his performance say he does bring something good? People should just drop this already, it’s a change in actor, it happens. It’s been months since the announcement, time to get over it.

          • Revenge of Anonymous

            It’s been almost a year actually, and people will continue to complain because it was a terrible decision that had no incentive.

            Most people who extol Sutherland’s performance or berate Hayter’s are specifically trying to match their opinions with whatever the lord god king Kojima decides for the game. Which in this case was a decision made on a financial level, replacing a 15 year performing “indie” actor with a high profile Hollywood counterpart. Then when you criticize Kojima, they act like you’ve disrespected them on a personal level.

          • Nyxus

            All assumptions. And why do you always have to pick a side? I think Hayter has done great work in the previous Metal Gear games, but I also think Sutherland could do a good job. In any case, all those complaints are uttered by those who have maybe hear 1% of his dialogue, so yes, I think it’s silly to complain before even giving him a chance.

            And yes, I do think Kojima knows what he is doing, can I have some faith in him after 25 years of awesome games? Plus, once again I want to point out that those who complain about ‘Hollywood influences’ should have hated the series since MGS2, when Hollywood talents were hired for the music and title screen.

            But yeah, the people who dislike the choice of Sutherland continue to systematically ignore the positive things we hear from those who actually heard a bit more of the performance than three phrases. Why? Because they already decided that they choice for Sutherland is ‘terrible’, and they have to be right, so it’s not beneficial for them to accept any positive feedback about this.

          • Revenge of Anonymous

            Hollywood talent is not influence. We’ve had Harry Gregson Williams since MGS2, the only composer before him was TAPPY who created a single track for MGS1 and was never heard of again. David Hayter provided his voice as the main lead for 15 years until 2013. Influence is when you go against your integrity to get rid of a man like that who’s given years of his own life for a character he truly wanted to do “forever” (his own words).

          • Ma2a

            So true. I love when they say I’m not a true fan. With two glass cabinet full of MGS Stuff.

          • Nyxus

            But there are also people suggesting you’re not a ‘true fan’ if you’re not hating on Sutherland voicing Snake.

          • Revenge of Anonymous

            I’ve certainly never seen comments like that from the fanbase. Those against Sutherland almost seem like a minority, and I’m not exaggerating.

      • Ma2a

        Yeah and the others are Oscar grade actors, right?

  • César H. Sandoval

    tl;dr: “Those japanese guys are amazing with computers!” and “They asked me to do an impression of some Dave dude!”

  • Bob Faget

    So they wanted him to imitate Hayter?

    • César H. Sandoval

      Or at least do a similar toned voice, yes.

      • Revenge of Anonymous

        Then what’s the point? Might as well keep Hayter.

        Oh right, a Hollywood imitation is worth more.

        • Nyxus

          I can’t really judge myself yet, but the editors of Game Informer who played through GZ did say Kiefer did a very good job, especially at the ending, supposedly with a little more subtlety than Hayter.

          Besides, I think Troy Baker sort of ‘imitates’ Ocelot’s voice as well, at least his way of speaking, but he’s a new actor too.

          • César H. Sandoval

            New actor or not, Snake still has a voice to himself I believe, so even if they replace the guy, we still expect the caracter to talk low and raspy 😛

          • Ma2a

            Ocelot is a whole different matter. We see him at young age, mild age and old age too. It was obvious that he cannot sound like MGS1-2 Ocelot all the time. And Baker brings the mild age Ocelot gloriously.

          • Nyxus

            Yes, but Big Boss is aging as well. He was fairly young in MGS3, middle aged in MGSV and old in MGS4. So that would translate to Hayter, Kiefer and Doyle.

    • PrinceHeir

      lol since when did Hayter created the low and raspy voice?

      seriously so many blind haters here.

      • Ma2a

        He created it for Snake, dude. You are the blind one if you disagree with this.

        • PrinceHeir

          lol no, you ARE the blind one if think David Hayter has anything to do with Snake’s character.

          you can thank Akio Otsuka and Kojima for that, where his voice and all of his mannerism including smoking came from him.

          and are you saying David Hayter is the first guy that did a low and raspy voice? no actors did it waaaay before him?

          tsk tsk

          • bugiepoo

            Who else do you think they were referring to? Optimus Prime? No, chances are he is not blind, But YOU are hella dense if you think that when they requested him to do a ”low and raspy voice” it was anyone but david’s voice.

            Come on. Obviously he didn’t invent the low and raspy voice and obviously they wanted his voice to be more in line with snakes character from past games.

            tsk tsk

          • PrinceHeir

            Snake’s voice has always been low and raspy voice, just like Kojima requested in the JPN version.

            what kind of voice do you want Snake to sound like? a high pitch high school kid? it’s already obvious he would sounds low and raspy based on the way the character is design.

            “Come on. Obviously he didn’t invent the low and raspy voice and obviously they wanted his voice to be more in line with snakes character from past games.”

            and that concerns Hayter how? i don’t know why people are bringing out Hayter as if he made the low raspy the standard. in fact he has a terribad raspy voice, just check MGS4, Peace Walker, and the MGS video comic.

            if he wants to know a proper low and raspy voice, just asked Steve Blum, Travis Willingham, Richard Doyle etc.

            it’s obvious he needs some lessons on how to sound like a natural middle age man instead of faking it and acting like someones strangling his voice.

            dame dame.

          • Revenge of Anonymous

            Sounds like you’re making excuses, honestly. Enjoy defending your god king Kojima.

          • Nyxus

            It’s annoying that as soon as you don’t dismiss Sutherland, people are acting as if you’re just blindly worshipping Kojima. You can agree with (some of) his decisions, or at least not dismiss them right away, without seeing him as a god king, you know.

          • PrinceHeir

            lol, i’m actually one of the few people that are critical of Kojima.

            heck i even want him to remove himself of MGS, something a lot of people wouldn’t even agree in the first place.

            i think Peace Walker’s story is garbage and how it they ruined the story of MGS3. Portable Ops already followed the story well nicely and Gene is a better villain than rest of Patriots group combined.

            sad to see, just like Solidus, he’s just a contingency character in case Kojima wants to pull a deus ex machina on us.

            and no, i’m not one of those people i saw on his tour where people shout “Kojima is God”. i think it’s sad if people think like this since a lot of people in other forms of medium have already surpassed him with the themes and stories he wanted to portray.

            MGS2 and MGS4 with the whole censorship and government control? watch Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex series and you’ll see how it’s more realistic and possibility of it being happening in the real world.

            only MGS1 and MGS3 where he really shined upon. unfortunately, MGS1 and MGS3 are not that deep, with MGS3 being more focus on betrayal and loyalty of a country. so emotions is more of a focus rather than the story. it’s still a nice way to introduce how the characters were made to what they are in the future games.

          • Nyxus

            MGS2 and MGS4 require a bit more investment to fully appreciate, but they are brilliant games. How other mediums dealt with it isn’t really relevant if you ask me, MGS as a series is within the context of videogames quite unique. It also uses the medium of videogames for its storytelling and themes, especially MGS2 does this very well, weaving the relation between the player and the game into the story and the theme of a blurred line between reality and fiction.

          • PrinceHeir

            don’t worry i played the hell out of them.

            like MGS2 is like 20 times and MGS3 around 10 times now. you’ll definitely notice he rushed the game out and some of the dialogue doesn’t make any sense.

            that doesn’t shield it from being compared. Ghost in the Shell actually had a lot of video games like the PS2 ones so is it okay to be compared to it just because it’s in the same medium as MGS?

            if people wants to take video games as a form of art(which i think it is), it needs to have comparisons to other mediums, be it movies, music, books etc.

            actually in MGS2, Kojima wanted to explore the Otaku culture that’s growing popular in Japan at that time in the early 2000s. the problem is he tried to tackle this along with government controls and censorship which didn’t end well.

            i also think Raiden is some sort of avatar and Kojima wanted to portray us gamers and how we would handle the situation if that we’re to happen to us.

            heck he even downplay Snake’s Legend status and that’s he’s merely a soldier fighting for what he think he believes. not a lot of people can be Snake, and be a hero that everyone praises. a Legend is just a “title” bestowed by people who thinks highly of them. nothing more, nothing less.

            that’s some of the things i got from MGS2, i just played it on summer and i still remember the story all to well ^^

            i really love MGS2, i would say it’s the best in the series and my favorite with the amount of themes and gameplay improvements it had compared to MGS1.

            but Kojima bit more than he can chew. he could have made this better if he were to tackle this issues one by one instead of everything in one moment.

            now that i think about it, i wouldn’t mind him making a new IP using MGS2 themes.

            a detective style game where it explores the nature of our society today. heck that may as well be a Snatcher or Policenauts game!

          • Ma2a

            Otsuka doesn’t play on the low and raspy voice that much he basically uses his normal voice on him, and you can refer all the time you want to the japanese VA’s the character is not japanese. It’s a 100% percent american. And I really don’t understand your question about the creation of the low and raspy voice either. Did anyone voiced Snake before Otsuka and Hayter? Nope. So it is fair to say that David was the first, who came up with the voice. As I said before Otsuka uses his normal voice, but even then…you are not japanese buddy. It’s not for you.

          • PrinceHeir

            so many wrongs in this i don’t know where to start.

            the reason why you think your hearing his “normal” voice is because you don’t understand Japanese and assume everyone hears the same.

            even if you only know Hiragana or Katakana, you can’t pretty much discern some of the “dialects” of Japanese.

            lol your pretty clueless about Akio Otsuka, you seem to assume by watching a couple of MGS Japanese scenes you already know how he sounds like.

            please watch the TGS Peace Walker and Portable Ops Gene’s speech and you’ll see how he can sounds deep and natural he sounds

            also watch Ghost in the Shell, Black Jack, Fate Series, Gundam Series, Canaan and many more.

            he ranges from low deep voice, to high and authoritative voice, he can even sound a villain if he wants to.

            this is something Hayter lacks with his pseudo low voice. when i hear he’s voice, i can’t even understand some of it since he’s forcing it to make it low instead of naturally speaking it.

            MGS4 was a victim of this, what’s even worse he even brought this on Peace Walker

            and Snake is NOT 100% american, he’s a mix person, american, russian, japanese, etc.

            heck if your gonna go by appearance, he looks more of a Russian than an american at all.

            and no, Japan got MGS first in September 3, 1998, American got it around October 21, 1998. and EU got it on February 26, 1999.

            and you seem to think if the game started development, you assume they go along with english cast. sorry to say this is a Japanese game. so development starts with the team in Roppongi, Tokyo and JPN voice cast first.

            After the voices are done, they bring the voice samples to the US branch and the ADR directors will have to interpret this which may not stick to the original idea since most of the time they don’t know the “context” of the situation. In Japanese, the dialogue is based on “context” meaning how the situation your in.

            your not required to say what the subject is, one needs to assume that the listener knows what the speaker is talking about.

            this is why you have tons of mistranslations on the english versions like how Big Boss was in a coma, but in the Japanese he was sterile(either way they should have retcon that tbh)

            that’s why MGS5 is unique, since for the first time, Kojima will oversee both the ENG and JPN voices so it could be faithful to the story he wants to present.

            “but even then…you are not japanese buddy. It’s not for you.”

            lol sorry to say i’m not even american. with that kind of logic, you shouldn’t even speaking english since the British are the ones that brought it to the US.

            you should be speaking the native american languages since they’re the ones that were here in the first place.

          • PrinceRectum

            I’m not even going to read whatever garbage you posted below, cause after reading this I can tell you are just arguing for the sake of arguing. The original post simply stated that they wanted him to imitate davids voice and this is most likely true.

            Then you pulled something out of your ass about him ”inventing the low and raspy voice”. Which is just petty bullshit and obviously some weeb/otaku looking for some internet argument where you show off your knowledge on japans version of the game.

            The Japanese version does not matter. It simply doesn’t. Keifer is doing the voice for snake in the English version. not the Japanese. If they wanted continuity they would look for guidance in the english version of MGS and use davids voice as a point of refrence. Not Akio Otsuka. God dude. I bet your IQ is the same as a printed picture of Akios nuts. How could you possible make it any more than it is? Too much anime rotting that brain of yours?

            Then again I bet you wont admit your wrong. Nah. Clicked that name of yours. Saw your burning passion for the land Nippon. Sorry chances are you are so biased towards all things japan your going to find some way to make this more than it is and bring up the Japanese version of the game.

            Keyboard warriors are truly the worst.

          • PrinceHeir

            lol don’t be mad fool.

            it’s obvious you can’t accept that their are other languages out there.

            and where did they say they wanted to imitate David’s voice? they just wanted a very low and raspy voice and people like you assumed that he was their assuming it’s from David Hayter.

            actually the Japanese does matter cause you know this game is created in Japan? you actually think Kojima knows how to speak english aside from a few sentences from his tweets lol.

            again you assumed that their using David’s voice as a reference. problem is they’re not referring to him and their actually doing something new to Snake’s voice like more subtle and more facial expression. something David lacks in most of his voice acting career.

            i bet if i praised David Hayter here i’ll be getting high fives all around. actually the only biases around here is you people since David Hayter is a perfect actor and

            “he’s the Snake from us, no one can replace him!!!”

            why are you taking Akio’s nuts? are you fan of dicks or something XD

            then again i thought you were a fan of rectums? XD

            sorry to say, i enjoy both voices. i enjoy some of the english voices like Liquid’s voice in english compared to Japanese.

            and lol you must be the sad guy that’s downvoting all over from Gematsu. sorry to say, i don’t court any stalkers so better luck next time 🙁

          • PrinceRectum

            I’m not mad though. I’m just saying your as dumb as a bag of bricks. Here, I’ll prove it to you.

            ”and where did they say they wanted to imitate David’s voice? ”

            The person you replied to said that. I’m not kidding. Are you so stupid you forgot about the person you originally replied to? whats your attention span? I guess you are just arguing for the sake of arguing.

            ”actually the Japanese does matter cause you know this game is created in Japan?”

            Boy. Your dumb dude. It’s ok though. Marathon 300+ episodes of Dragon ball z and eat 5 tons of Cheetos mix ups and I would be as dumb as you. Look The game was made in japan, But we are not discussing the how the game is being handled in japan. We are discussing how the game is being handled for English speakers. How is that hard to understand?

            I’ll throw you a bone, Might make it easier for you to understand: When a game is made from another country and you want to export it, you MUST localize it unless said country speaks the same language. This is true for MGS also. So chances are they are using davids voice for snake ( the low and raspy voice) as a point of reference because chances are if you spoke English, you bought the English version of the game. So why would they even THINK about using Akio as a point of reference for snake?

            ”it’s obvious you can’t accept that their are other languages out there.”

            Can you read? where did you get that from what I said? If anything, You’r the one who can’t accept any language other than GLORIOUS Japanese.

            ”again you assumed that their using David’s voice as a reference. problem
            is they’re not referring to him and their actually doing something new
            to Snake’s voice like more subtle and more facial expression. something
            David lacks in most of his voice acting career.”

            They are. And yes you are right. The reason they replaced him is because they wanted to try mo-cap and capture his facial animation. But what is this bull you put in the end?

            ”something David lacks in most of his voice acting career.”

            How does his voice affect his facial animation? Come on. You don’t even know what you are saying dude.

            ”i bet if i praised David Hayter here I’ll be getting high fives all
            around. actually the only biases around here is you people since David
            Hayter is a perfect actor and”

            No. You are not getting any praise. People are putting you down because you are a walking fallacy. Because you assume your crazy speculation is fact and get mad and defensive when you people call you out on it. Also your dumb as hell, but that might just be me.

            ”’why are you taking Akio’s nuts? are you fan of dicks or something XD

            then again i thought you were a fan of rectums? XD”

            You being mad. That’s your problem.

            Look son, let me give you some advice.

            If you can’t back up your argument, Chances are you made your self look like an ass and you should

            1. STOP
            2. Admit you were wrong.

            and If you cant take the heat kid

            3. DON’T POST.

          • PrinceHeir

            yeah i’m referring to the person i replied to so what’s the problem?

            actually it’s idiot like you that butt in to these conversation when no on even invited you here.

            and yeah and where does the development come from? who calls the shots? so we’re making the game in english and your point? actually the game is now being handle for BOTH Japan and US that’s why Kojima is simultaneously overseeing both teams from west and east.

            “‘ll throw you a bone, Might make it easier for you to understand: When a game is made from another country and you want to export it, you MUST localize it unless said country speaks the same language. This is true for MGS also. So chances are they are using davids voice for snake ( the low and raspy voice) as a point of reference because chances are if you spoke English, you bought the English version of the game. So why would they even THINK about using Akio as a point of reference for snake?”

            yeah they’re localizing the game BASED on the Japanese version. seriously what’s hard to understand? by that logic the story and script should be different since they’re making this for the west and which version are they referencing? is there any other story version other than the Japanese one?

            and yes Snake IS Akio-san you idiot, how many times are fans are gonna be in denial about this? all of his mannerism, the way he behaves, and some of the background came from him. even Kojima acknowledge that Snake is 70% of Akio in the 25th Anniversary party event in Japan

            https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/166442118649356288

            http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/02/06/kojima-previews-metal-gear-solid-hd-collection-on-vita

            are you gonna be in denial of that boy???

            “They are. And yes you are right. The reason they replaced him is because they wanted to try mo-cap and capture his facial animation. But what is this bull you put in the end?

            ”something David lacks in most of his voice acting career.”

            How does his voice affect his facial animation? Come on. You don’t even know what you are saying dude.”

            yeah they’re replacing him due to him unable to motion cap and facial animation. seriously do i even need to spoon fed you? when’s the last time he actually did motion capping and facial animation? huh huh what’s that? nothing?

            and please don’t even mention Guyver live action. the whole thing look amateurish, at least for Kiefer he has tons of experience with mo capping, acting AND voice acting.

            “No. You are not getting any praise. People are putting you down because you are a walking fallacy. Because you assume your crazy speculation is fact and get mad and defensive when you people call you out on it. Also your dumb as hell, but that might just be me.

            ”’why are you taking Akio’s nuts? are you fan of dicks or something XD

            then again i thought you were a fan of rectums? XD”

            You being mad. That’s your problem.

            Look son, let me give you some advice.

            If you can’t back up your argument, Chances are you made your self look like an ass and you should

            1. STOP
            2. Admit you were wrong.

            and If you cant take the heat kid

            3. DON’T POST.”

            lol please speak some proper english, your not gonna threaten anyone with the way you speak. boy? kid? seriously are you that immature?? XD

            actually where’s your evidence? all you did is clown around like a clueless idiot. maybe a clown circus would suit you better instead of here ^^

            actually i’m not mad at all. please tell me where was i mad? in fact your the one being mad with all these BS your spewing. did i attack the person i was replying? in fact why are you even here lol. maybe if you just shut up and go back to your cave, i would have not wasted my time dealing with your crap 🙁

            oh well, it’s all good, at least i know clowns still exist in this day and age(no offense to the professional clowns out there)

          • FallaciesFallacies

            Oh my. You replied!? And you some how made your self look even stupider than before. Shame, when I called you a walking Fallacy you didn’t take it to heart. Could have done you a world of good.

            Now lets rip you a new one.

            ”actually it’s idiot like you that butt in to these conversation when no on even invited you here.”

            I read that as ”WAAAH WAHHH HE DOESNT AGREE WITH ME”. Got a problem with me? Do something about it.

            ”and yeah and where does the development come from? who calls the shots? so we’re making the game in english and your point?”

            Stop. Who’s we? you’re making the game in English? We are not talking about the development of the game. This article IS about how Kiefer is doing the English voice over for snake.

            ”actually the game is now being handle for BOTH Japan and US that’s why
            Kojima is simultaneously overseeing both teams from west and east.”

            And he Is going to handle them differently. If he is going to handle them the same way, he would have David retaining his role as snake, much like how Akio is still snake in japan.

            ”yeah they’re localizing the game BASED on the Japanese version. seriously what’s hard to understand?”

            Yes; they are localizing the game based on the Japanese version. What other version of the game is there? When have I said other wise? I must have been talking about that Korean bootleg version right?

            ” by that logic the story and script should be different since they’re
            making this for the west and which version are they referencing? is
            there any other story version other than the Japanese one?”

            Fallacies. Strawman as much as you want, wont fool me kid. I never brought up the script. You did.

            ”and yes Snake IS Akio-san you idiot, how many times are fans are
            gonna be in denial about this? all of his mannerism, the way he behaves,
            and some of the background came from him. even Kojima acknowledge that
            Snake is 70% of Akio in the 25th Anniversary party event in Japan”

            That has nothing to do with the localization of the game. Have some proof son.

            http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/metalgear/agnesskaku.htm#1

            Read the section titled ”NO SUPPORT FROM KONAMI”. Yes you read that right. Snake could have sounded like Elmo, spoke engrish and Kojima wouldn’t have given a damn.

            The voices you heard, and most other English speakers heard, when playing through MGS 1-3 were largely due in part to the talent of the team working on localizing the game. They had to use there best judgment on how snake would have sounded like without any guidance from Kojima.

            It simply means that if they wanted to use Snakes English Voice actor as a point of reference from the previous games, Then they would have to use Davids voice, And his voice is in no way inspired from Akio.

            Read that over a couple of times. I can’t wait for you to pick and choose and distort the truth so you can win your internet argument.

            ”lol please speak some proper english”.

            Hmmmm Isn’t English suppose to be capitalized? Nah I’m sure your English grammar is perfect.

            Won’t reply to the rest. It’s just you being butt flustered and defensive.

            Unfortunately I got back to you just over midnight. Hopefully you’ll admit you were wrong or stop posting things that have nothing to do with the argument at hand.

            Night princess.

          • PrinceHeir

            lol why you changed your name? tired of eating shit boy XD

            yeah and who’s the one’s that guiding the voice acting direction? it’s still Konami dumbass.

            “And he Is going to handle them differently. If he is going to handle them the same way, he would have David retaining his role as snake, much like how Akio is still snake in japan.”

            fail, you already mentioned they don’t operate with Konami Japan, so why is it that back then they didn’t cooperate with Konami Japan, and now all of a sudden they’ll be using David Hayter EVEN though they didn’t supervise the voice direction back then?

            see? even i can see the shit words you spew all over this.

            he is going to handle it the same, something the that’s completely new and has never been done before.

            “Yes; they are localizing the game based on the Japanese version. What other version of the game is there? When have I said other wise? I must have been talking about that Korean bootleg version right?”

            your saying that the US version is not based in Japan even though you said it here that it is based in the JPN version.

            seriously?? do you even read your own words?? no wonder you look like an idiot in these conversations. i brought up the script since the story did came from there?

            so tell me, how did Konami US presented the MGS story in english? did they made it up themselves lol.

            “Read the section titled ”NO SUPPORT FROM KONAMI”. Yes you read that right. Snake could have sounded like Elmo, spoke engrish and Kojima wouldn’t have given a damn.

            The voices you heard, and most other English speakers heard, when playing through MGS 1-3 were largely due in part to the talent of the team working on localizing the game. They had to use there best judgment on how snake would have sounded like without any guidance from Kojima.

            It simply means that if they wanted to use Snakes English Voice actor as a point of reference from the previous games, Then they would have to use Davids voice, And his voice is in no way inspired from Akio.”

            no support and? where do we get the references? where’s the script? oh wait it IS the Japanese script. all Konami did is handed them the script and let Konami US decide what to do with it.

            “so they had to use there best judgment on how snake would have sounded like without any guidance from Kojima.”

            yeah and so? i said that Snake is based of Akio-san, meaning the character profile, the way he sounds, speak is based off him.

            you do know how a character works do you?? all of the personality and characteristics are built on a character(which is Snake) and since he’s based of Akio-san, how do you think Snake will sound like?

            i don’t care about David Hayter’s voice you dimwit. i’m saying that David Hayter didn’t invented the low raspy voice for Snake since the character was already made with a low raspy voice. seriously is it really that hard to understand?

            and David Hayter’s raspy voice is terribad, it’s not even comparable to Akio-san let alone any decent middle age man.

            “MGS 1-3 were largely due in part to the talent of the team working on localizing the game.”

            lol “talented” team, seriously you call that talent? LMAO.

            you do know why MGS1-3(ESPECIALLY 2) had a lot of mis-translations and inaccuracies? like Snake being in a coma even though he was only sterile in the original script. and don’t even get me started on MGS2. that was a trainwreck of stupidity.

            and i actually read that interview, the idiot MGS1 translator is the reason why MGS1 had tons of inaccuracies, same thing with MGS2.

            they got mad that Konami didn’t paid them enough.

            and actually Miss Agness Kaku had a grudge on Kojima, saying how the story was stupid and it didn’t make sense and how she laughs on Kojima being a writer and should probably stick to movies. she even tried to change the story since according to her, the story doesn’t make any sense

            its obvious she deliberately half assed her work on MGS2. i know she’s pure Japanese and learned English all throughout her childhood. but it’s pretty obvious she sabotaged the US/EU MGS2 script.

            add to that with the 9/11 attacks, Konami forcing him to hurry up and release MGS2, of course MGS2 would appear disconnected with all the variables in its way.

            “Unfortunately I got back to you just over midnight. Hopefully you’ll admit you were wrong or stop posting things that have nothing to do with the argument at hand.”

            lol you can’t sleep at night since you can’t handle the truth? don’t worry my child you’ll be sleeping for the rest of the year now that i have proved your a BS idiot.

            Night Night rectum boy! don’t forget to drink your hot choco shit before sleeping! don’t worry, no one’s gonna wake you up now 🙂

  • whatinthe

    In my honest opinion I still feel like Richard Doyle would’ve been a better Snake, even if Snake wouldn’t be talking as much in TPP

  • PrinceHeir

    wait since Phantom Pain is ways off, does that mean he’s work was only finished in Ground Zeroes?

    he’ll return in Phantom Pain right?

    either way it’s good he’s having fun with the series, unlike some haters out there who is too blinded for David Hayter.

    in the end it doesn’t matter to me, i’ll play the english one after i finished the Japanese one so it will be a long time till i fully here Kiefer’s voice.

    • Nyxus

      I’m not sure if he is already done recording for TPP. Could be that there is still some work to do.

      • PrinceHeir

        yeah. i think since Ground Zeroes is done, they’ll use this feedback for Phantom Pain.

        like gameplay improvements and such.

  • Ma2a

    Kojima hopped on the Hollywood band wagon with his “director-producer friends”. That is why Hayter got thrown out. He can give any shitty comment and explanation. This is how it is. Nobody got replaced just him. Strange huh? And I don’t buy that crap that Hayter asked more and because of that they didn’t cast him. Sutherland is surely not going for cheap. But no stress. The japanese version has great voice actors, and Otsuka is still Snake for me, just like Hayter. Seriously the only voice actor I could welcome in the U.S. version is Baker.

    • Nyxus

      So you’re not even going to give him a chance, even though who already played the game say he’s doing a great job? Also, Hollywood has been involved since MGS2, when Konami hired Harry Gregson-Williams and Kyle Cooper for the music and titles respectively. I guess that was a big problem too, then?

      • Ma2a

        Nope it wasn’t because both of them are excellent. HGW is a student to Zimmer so he could never go wrong. But we played with Snake 6 times with Hayter. We loved it for the first time, and we used to it. It became part of the character. It’s part of the character’s soul. Know what I mean? I’m not saying that Sutherland is a hell of a choice, I’m saying that I miss Hayter very much. I love the character. Loved his voice, his personality. I can be a little bit or more sceptic about Sutherland, am I?

        • Nyxus

          Of course. but that’s something else than dismissing it right away. I was disappointed as well when I first learned that Hayter wouldn’t return, but I want to give Sutherland a chance. It’s done anyway, so I might as well accept it. Besides, Big Boss was voiced by different persons before (Doyle in MGS4), and that worked as well.

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