Mike Bithell’s Volume is naturally much larger in scope than his previous project, Thomas Was Alone. Suitably, the story and voice acting cast is even more expansive, and there’s a really nice unique twist on an age-old tale which I doubt anyone was expecting from a Metal Gear inspired stealth game.
Essentially, Volume adapts the story of Robin Hood and brings it up to date, with a near future setting. Robert Locksley is the protagonist, who stumbles upon something known as a volume, which is essentially a training simulator for the forces of a military coup. With just a few hours, and the internet on his side, he plans to broadcast simulations of robberies against the wealthiest people in the country, effectively using the ever-popular Let’s Play style to teach Britain how to steal their country back.
Robert is voiced by Charlie McDonnell of YouTube fame. It’s his first go at video game voice acting, but they’ve arranged a special audio-focused trailer which shows that he’ll be suited for the role. The protagonist also has a companion, a friendly AI, and fans of Thomas’ narration will be glad to know that Danny Wallace is back for Volume, playing this character.
Charlie McDonnell does a good job of getting the “charming show off” vibe across, while Danny Wallace plays his character much like Steven Merchant’s portrayal of Wheatley in Portal 2, and that’s never a bad thing.
Volume also features music from David Housden, who composed the excellent ambient score of Thomas Was Alone.
Source: Press Release