Aliens: Colonial Marines actor Michael Biehn calls project “passionless”

Monday, 29 July 2013 12:06 GMT By Dave Cook

Aliens: Colonial Marines actor Michael Biehn has commented negatively on his experience in voicing Dwayne Hicks for the Gearbox Software shooter. By comparison however, he said his work on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was enjoyable as the team at Ubisoft clearly had passion for the project.

Speaking with Game Informer, Biehn discussed his work as Rex ‘Power’ Colt in Blood Dragon, before commenting on his experience of Aliens: Colonial Marines.

“The only other gaming experience that I had was I did a voice [Corporal Hicks] in the Aliens game that they made,” he said. “That wasn’t fun at all. I just didn’t really have any fun. It seemed kind of passionless. I think in movies, television and the gaming world, you get some people that are really, really passionate, and some people that are just going through the paces.

“They think that because they have a brand name they’re going to get a hit game or hit movie out of it. That certainly was the situation on [Aliens: Colonial Marines].”

By contrast he added that Blood Dragon’s creative director Dean Evans showed so much enthusiasm for the game and the 1980s movies at the heart of the game’s comedic elements that he ended up having a blast.

“[Evans] was talking to me about the game and the fact that it was an ’80s throwback,” Biehn continued, “and there would be a lot of lines that were Arnold Schwarzenegger-like, that were Stallone-like, Bruce Willis, myself.

“Those kind of lines, that kind of vibe, and the fact that it was going to be a throwback to the ’80s was something that I thought was interesting. But really it was his passion, man. You just can’t say no to him.”

What did you think of Biehn’s performance in both game, and did Aliens: Colonial Marines feel passionless to you? Let us know below.

Thanks CVG.

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