If Christopher Lee Narrated the Enshrouded Intro Cinematic

Made by German studio Keen, Enshrouded has become quite a popular voxel-based survival sandbox RPG video game. It recently exceeded an impressive 2 million players! Despite some “body type” woke pandering in the character creation screen, overall the game looks pretty good.

One thing that has bothered me is the voice in the narration of the intro cinematic. I have no idea who the game character is supposed to be that is relaying the history of the world of Enshrouded to the player. But, I have to be honest: it’s offputting and sounds like a female version of Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. The cinematic has a low-budget feel to it as well.

A great game deserves a great voice to narrate it. Therefore, I decided to try my hand at improving the intro by making my version. Who would I use as the voice? It didn’t take me long to choose the venerable accomplished actor Sir Christopher Lee. Mr. Lee passed away in 2015 after a long and storied career with roles too numerous to mention.

One narration that Lee voiced has always stuck with me. It is a griping and terrifying version of the ring poem from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Here it is in all its glory:

As it’s impossible to get the real Chris Lee to do any narration work, I decided to make an AI version of his voice. I used ElevenLabs to recreate the voice. I used Capcut Pro to add some subtle effects and make the video. I think it turned out pretty good.

But first, here’s the original version:

Now here’s the Christopher Lee version:

Soon because of its unbelievable authenticity, I believe that AI will be used to recreate and preserve the voices of actors who have passed away.

Christopher Lee’s voice has gravitas in spades. I hope they revamp the cinematic and find a more suitable voice.


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