Ashly Burch saves video games by making fun of them

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet isn’t just a great comedy about video games, but a strand connecting an older, weirder era of its culture to the more mainstream world of workplace comedies. Few people on the show exemplify this more than Ashly Burch, a writer on Mythic Quest who also plays Rachel, a wide-eyed game tester for the studio that makes the show’s eponymous game.

Anyone watching Mythic Quest with more than a passing interest in games will recognize Burch’s name immediately — she’s spent the last decade as one of the industry’s most prominent voice actors, starring as Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn and Chloe Price in Life Is Strange. Older heads know her from Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?, the long-running (and still funny) web series she…

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