There Came An Echo has geek credentials coming out of it’s face hole–Wil Wheaton and Ashly Burch are on board as voice actors–but I’m not all that bothered by the cast. Not when my voice is the real star. It’s a voice controlled squad strategy game where you’re shouting down orders to your team. Initially controlling a single player unused to the violence that’s being asked of him, you’ll talk him through each step required to turn a cryptographer into a corpse-maker. Follow my voice to the trailer…
It looks incredibly slick, but obviously that’s secondary to how well the command system recognises your voice and reacts to your tactical talk. Being Scottish, I’m encouraged by the suggestion that the voice commands can be customised, so you can tweak the game to your own speech patterns. The only relationship I’ve ever had with voice commands is when it does stuff I don’t want it to do, and then I try and test if it can understand ‘colloquialisms’. Ahem: “Shoot target number one… no target number… stop phoning my mum! I didn’t ask you to do that you fu – oh hello, mum. No no, everything’s fine. How’s the cat?”
And here’s a longer video of an action sequence.
The cat was fine, readers.