Hello. I am so excited about Battleborn, my friends can almost not stand to listen about it anymore! Luckily, when they start getting annoyed by my going on and on about how amazing the multiplayer is, I just direct them to a video of a Penguin in a Mech (I have become Toby, bringer of death!).
That being said, I think I recently realized something which makes me sad. It’s an issue that faces us all… well, those of us who played the CTT. Yes, you all know what I am talking about if you watch the newer videos released post CTT. Montana’s voice actor was either changed or the direction for the characters lines was changed.
Some of you may be thinking, "But Arcie, how does that effect us? We don’t play Montana and we don’t care about his large muscular rippling biceps or his sturdy strong chest… not to mention the size of his gun! And we don’t care about how when he gets hot and bothered with his firebullets, we can’t help but get hot and bothered inside too… What was I talking about? Oh yeah, his voice acting!
In the CTT and in a lot of footage including Montana, his voice acting reminded me a lot of Patrick Warburton. He had that sort of idiot nuance. Even in the story trailer, he seemed to have a smooth higher pitched voice of a moron. I reveled in the CTT in killing some noob and then hoisting my gun in the air yelling “Montana… MONTANA!!!” as their corpse starts to desegregate and return to the ether.
He reminded me of a more excitable Tick (Live Action version). I could imagine him using lines like, “Java devil, you are now my bitch” after mercilessly beating a coffee machine. In the story trailer, he has that personality while he is eating fruit loops and exclaims at the end of a heartfelt speech, “Man, this guy is GOOD!”. Unfortunately, the character shown in the skills overview is more gravelly, more hardened, and with more of a psychotic tinge to his voice.
I miss the gentle dumbass giant. Now maybe I am mislead and nothing has been changed. Maybe, it’s all in my head. But IF this has been changed, IF Montana has been reduced to some musclebound over-extended stereotype of a psychotic marine, it will be a huge loss to this community. Don’t like Montana? Well, there is something very wrong with you and you should go play the full priced half-finished game Overwatch.