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Top 7... Worst celebrity voiceovers

The Game: The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (Xbox, PS2, GC)
The Star: David Spade as Sparx

Maybe mythical dragonflies like to “hang ten” on “totally awesome” waves when they’re not looking for someone to save their forest. Maybe that’s why David Spade sounds like he just finished watching Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure five times in a row when he did the voice for Sparx the dragonfly in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. If that’s not it, then we’re at a loss for reasons to explain Spade’s insufferable surfer dude sound.

Gratuitous uses of the word “dude” and the inconsistent way that Spade oscillates between overly giddy and utterly bored will make you happy that you can skip the game’s cutscenes at will. The king of comeback zingers occasionally fires off a satisfactory quip here and there. But for the most part, the canned one-liners in the script fails to give Spade any worthwhile material to shine.

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  • Link555 - October 8, 2009 7:48 p.m.

    spider-man & KH 2 rule, shame bout the dire voiceovers
  • deathtoall2 - October 3, 2009 11:05 p.m.

    Why does peter parker look like harry potter 0_O
  • bamb0o-stick - September 29, 2009 11:37 a.m.

    Wow. Some of these audio samples send chills down my spine. Maybe you guys at GR should write an article on the Top 7 Best Voice Actors as well. My earliest memory of really good voice acting was the guy who played Marius from Diablo II. Probably not the best but definitely my fondest. I'd like to hear the gamers' choices as well.
  • Theonik - March 20, 2009 10:14 p.m.

    I remember the good old days when the most you would hear Sparx say was Bzzz, bzzz,bzzzzzz. Also some of these were pretty terrible especially the Aerith one that was also creepy.
  • BHynes10 - March 5, 2009 12:29 a.m.

    First? Yeah, while both the movie and game Spiderman 2 were awesome, Tobey McGuire definitely was not into doing the voice work for the game. Awsome game nonetheless...
  • Romination - March 25, 2009 12:15 a.m.

    i don't think Rollins' voice over was that bad. Although it really is hard to do much with those lines... and he does scare me, too.
  • RobynRobotron - March 15, 2009 7:39 a.m.

    "We’re a little scared of Henry Rollins. The badass Black Flag leader could probably crush our heads with his bare hands and still have enough leftover aggression to shred up a solo that punches today’s poppy punk straight in the gut." You must be really scared, so scared you cover your eyes everytime he appears. If you peeked between your fingers every once in a while, you might notice he doesn't play guitar.

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