Lara Croft’s voice actor is apparently so attractive the so-so voice acting is irrelevant for some, revealed to be Camilla Luddington of True Blood fame.
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It’s pretty hillarous when an attractive yet flawed voice actress is revealed and fans are suddenly fine with buying the product
If you’ve watched any of the demos from the Tomb Raider reboot, you’ve probably noticed some of the voice action is … suggestive to say the least. The voice behind the new Lara Croft has been revealed by the developers Crystal Dynamics, and her name is Camilla Luddington.
Luddington’s other work has been as Lizzie in Californication, and will appear in the fifth series of TV vampire series True Blood. She also played Kate Middleton in the terrible TV film Kate & William. I was unfortunate to watch about 10 seconds.
Along with lending her voice to the iconic adventurer, she’s also doing motion capture – unlike Angelina Jolie and Keeley Hawes – for example. That means she’s doing scenes where she’s sliding down a rope over a huge drop, and it also means that much discussed in-game scene is going to be acted by two people. Still not sure how I feel about that, but I guess Croft will kill him shortly afterwards so it’s okay. Right?
Reboot Welcome Move
Honestly, I wasn’t bothered about the voice acting. It’s obviously not the best, but it’s not bad. It’s just something that will quickly become white noise; it’s serviceable. The game itself looks like a good mixture of high octane action, tension – the plane scene where the glass is cracking under Croft was particularly great – and exploration. Despite the E3 demo being linear, the developers have promised that there will be explorable areas and multiple choices available to players.
Tomb Raider is a reboot for the franchise – the devs called it an origin story, despite Croft looking completely different to other incarnations. That said, I think it was a good move: Lara Croft became a highly sexualized figure to the point where it was becoming a joke. The new Croft actually looks more realistic in her appearance and believable as a 21-year-old adventurer, not a top-heavy sex symbol who just happens to be running around with dual pistols.
Tomb Raider releases in 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.