So this is something I had intended to try out for a while. With no voice actors available, I had planned to do this as a non narritive project, but as the scope expanded, it felt like choices would become repetitive without the context that a narrator could provide.
With next gen nueral based voice AI, I thought I might have an option, but almost every test was a negative. Until I found one single voice, on one service, out of hundreds, that actually kind of worked.
In any case, I did a test run of it here in this cell, so I could get some feedback. Can you tell the voice is artificial? Would you have noticed if I didn't mention it. Does the minimalistic narritive help immerse you in the environment? Do you think you would enjoy the product more or less with the narration?
I plan to keep it sparse even if I do go in this direction, and the big reason I'm leaning towards it is because I think I can make the choices more meaningful this way. I was up for the challenge of a 100% non verbal film when it was supposed to be 30 cells, but at 400+, it makes some sense to add another layer to make things easier.