Aggie Awards

The Aggie Awards - The Best Adventure Games of 2014


Best Voice Acting: Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse

It just wouldn't be a Broken Sword game without Rolf Saxon's instantly recognizable voice as George (or is that Georges?). The mix of wide-eyed enthusiasm, good-natured stoicism and lighthearted banter really brings George alive and turns him into a real person any of us can identify with. Recruiting professional actors for game work all too often results in phoned in performances, but not here; even after all these years, Saxon (whose diverse credits range from the Teletubbies to Mission: Impossible) is clearly having just as much fun as ever.

The same can be said for pretty much the whole cast, who bring equally serious pedigrees to their parts (with collective roles in everything from the soap EastEnders to the children's classic Watership Down, with numerous games in between) and convey a real sense of engagement and whimsy, weird foreign accents and all. With comic sparring dialogue such a core part of the series' appeal, it is always crucial that Revolution get it right. Well, in The Serpent’s Curse they nailed it once again. The other fantastic finalists certainly made themselves heard, but ultimately we found that our Best Voice Acting award had already been spoken for.

Runners-Up:


The Wolf Among Us

The Blackwell Epiphany

The Walking Dead: Season Two

Detective Grimoire
 



Readers’ Choice: The Wolf Among Us


When listening to fairy tales as children, you probably didn’t imagine the likes of the Big Bad Wolf, Geogie Porgie, or one of the three little pigs sounding anything like Adam Harrington, Kevin Howarth, or Brian Sommer, respectively. But Bill Willingham’s Fables aren’t your grandparents’ folk heroes, and these modern day outcasts in New York are voiced to near-perfection in Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us. The cast is huge: Snow White, Mr. Toad, Ichabod Crane, Beauty and the Beast, Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum and more, all of them given top-notch performances that make them come to life as real characters rather than simply cartoon caricatures. The voice acting and direction deserve much of the credit for this, and with this Aggie Award, credit is duly given.

Runners-Up:


Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure

The Blackwell Epiphany

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse

The Walking Dead: Season Two
 



Next up: Best Sound Effects... the envelope, please!

Continued on the next page...

AD The Blackwell Epiphany can be purchased at:

Affiliate Links

Related Games

The Blackwell Epiphany

Platform(s): iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, PC

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse

Platform(s): Android, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Mac, PC, Playstation 4, Vita, Xbox One, Linux

The fifth adventure of George Stobbart and Nico Collard in the acclaimed series from Revolution.

The Wolf Among Us

Platform(s): Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

An episodic adventure from Telltale based on the popular FABLES comic series.

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure

Platform(s): PC

A new adventure in the acclaimed Tex Murphy series.

The Talos Principle

Platform(s): Mac, PC, Playstation 4, Linux

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Eight different cases with increased player freedom in the latest adventure from Frogwares

Tengami

Platform(s): iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Mac, PC, WiiU

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Platform(s): Android, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, PC, PlayStation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Set in WW1, Valiant Heart tells the story of five characters whose destinies are linked.

The Journey Down: Chapter Two

Platform(s): iPad, iPhone, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux

FRACT OSC

Platform(s): Mac, PC

Detective Grimoire

Platform(s): Android, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Mac, PC, Linux

J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars

Platform(s): Mac, PC, Linux

Hadean Lands

Platform(s): iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Mac, PC, Linux

The Fall: Episode One

Platform(s): Mac, PC, Playstation 4, WiiU, Xbox One, Linux



About the Author
Other articles...