Batman says video games are a tough performance

By Andrew Groen, Saturday, 15 October 2011 19:38 GMT

Think acting for a video game means nothing more than standing in a booth reading your lines? Well, Batman himself has some words for you.The actor who played Batman in both Batman: The Animated Series, and Arkham Asylum/Arkham City spoke with Destructoid briefly before a panel at the New York Comic Con this week and offered some words about what it’s like being a video game voice actor.

“It is such a different experience in recording a game than recording a show,” said Kevin Conroy. “You’re alone in a booth for 4 hour blocks, and you have to be true to the character, without any of the other actors bouncing off you. It’s so much harder.”

“You’re working in a vacuum, so you have to be your own reality check, you own motivator. You’re doing variations on a line, giving four or five emotional readings, and then you’re doing 20 different lines depending on which way the game is being played. It’s all disjointed — you don’t know how it’s going to be put together.”

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