The Way Of The Voice
The Elder Scrolls series has always suffered from substandard voice acting. Oblivion used just two voice actors per race, resulting in a bizarre homogeneity. Skyrim diversified the cast, but struggled to raise the standard. This is one series tradition that, sadly, The Elder Scrolls Online inherits wholesale, matching a leaden script with unenthusiastic performances. Bethesda’s penchant for investing in Hollywood talent returns, but the results are mixed. Michael Gambon does his best, but a cameo by John Cleese is so stagey, and so clearly written for the actor, that it acts as an early immersion breaker.