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If I remember correctly, they didn't change the protagonist. Sam Lake said the person they showed as the original Jack Joyce is another character in the game. Either they had yet to finalize the contract with Shawn Ashmore and had yet to film the mo cap
with him, or simply had to get a demo/trailer out and they simply used what they had. He was pretty much a place holder.
"Sean Durrie, whose character model we used in the original trailers and whatnot, is still in the game, he's just playing a different character. A lot of this has to do with just how long it takes to create a high-res character model and actually get
it working properly in the game; sometimes you gotta go with what you've got in order to be able to show stuff in the first place. I know it's not ideal, but so it goes.
As for Alan Wake, well... he is modeled after someone on TV."
The new actor did pretty well as Iceman overall, but was not necessarily spectacular either, so I for 1 am curious to see how well he does within the digital world of all places. The only concern I have is his overall appearance - he seems kind of short
and in the trailer it looks like he's wearing pants from the 1960's (greaser style). While weird, it is a game about manipulating time, so who knows?
As for the other characters, I'm super-excited to see the other 2 - Dominic and that guy who played Littlefinger in Game of Thrones. I'm particularly interested in finding out how the latter of the 2 fits into the story.
i would have preferred "no name" actors personally, so without knowing more about Sean Durrie's acting ability, it could have been amazing, or a complete failure, but i guess even using the big names won't guarantee an amazing performance, see Peter Dinklage
from what i saw with Sean Durrie, i was sold, but now there is a different salesman trying to sell me the same product... color me cautiously optimistic now.
So I'm a little confused because there's no link and pictures and I don't follow games religiously because I like some things to be surprise. Are we saying that Iceman is no longer the main actor? This confuses me because he was just at gamescon? Or is he
the one that replaced the other?
I don't think it's bad to have actors that have established themselves, especially with this kind of game/TV type thing.
Ps I have to say, I'd never put my money on Dinklage to even act, let alone provide a main voice in a game that you'll hear over and over, seems like a really stupid choice to me, haha.