Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Jan 6, 2012

The Old Republic Sets World Record For Voice Overs

We already know that The Old Republic has broken at least one record. Namely, the game was able to gain one million subscribers faster than any other MMO. However, If you’ll check the 2012 Guiness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition, you’ll find that they’ve set another new record.

With over 200,000 lines of dialogue, each of them spoken by a voice actor, the game has taken the crown of “largest entertainment voice over project.” To give you an idea of just how much talking that is, the average feature-length movie only has around 3,000 lines. The average 30-minute TV show is only about 400 lines, which makes TOR roughly the equivalence of watching all 23 seasons of The Simpsons.

Bioware certainly has a history of plot development through dialogue, and with the release of Dragon Age: Origins, they showed just how much weight they place on actual voice overs. It will be interesting to see how much more dialogue they put into the game in the coming years with future expansions.


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