Roger Craig Smith and Kate Higgins are the new Sonic and Tails VAs

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  1. Aesculapius Piranha

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    <!--quoteo(post=479584:date=Jul 15 2010, 02:29 PM:name=Polygon Jim)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Polygon Jim @ Jul 15 2010, 02:29 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=479584">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=479574:date=Jul 15 2010, 08:52 AM:name=Aesculapius Piranha)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Aesculapius Piranha @ Jul 15 2010, 08:52 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=479574">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=479489:date=Jul 15 2010, 04:57 AM:name=Resel)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Resel @ Jul 15 2010, 04:57 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=479489">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I thought this was Sega's mascot, though?

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    If that were true they would stop making Sonic game after Sonic game, actually put time and effort into development to the point where people actually miss their titles until they show up again, and then make massive profits off having a quality product.
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    Wat.


    That would make them lose money in comparison. Sega charges the same amount of money a game, regardless how shitty they are, and just as many people will buy it. Remember %90 of Sonic's fanbase are retarded children who will take Shadow the Hedgehog as a topnotch game.
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    I'm sorry. I'm only citing the way every good game company makes their money, which if I'm not mistaken is more than SEGA makes.
     
  2. Hodgy

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    I like how the two voice actors have worked together before :P
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    inb4 sonic is hot for tails.....
     
  3. ShenziSixaxis

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    Bit of rambling, but is there anything that says that the voice actors will have their voices edited for the roles? I was just thinking about Jason voiced Sonic, as werehog, Shadow, and Jet. All sounded considerably different. And there's Mark Hamil; not in Sonic, but we all know how he sounded like in Star Wars, but he voiced Malefor in Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, and his voiced was so freaking edited that you couldn't recognize him, nor understand him.

    <!--quoteo(post=479940:date=Jul 15 2010, 04:43 PM:name=Sparks)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sparks @ Jul 15 2010, 04:43 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=479940">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=479848:date=Jul 15 2010, 01:30 PM:name=ShenziSixaxis)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ShenziSixaxis @ Jul 15 2010, 01:30 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=479848">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->This isn't franchise changing news, but it's making want to go outside and scream "BAW!"

    From the start, I've liked Jason and other 4Kids actors. I liked the sound of their voices, and in SU and Next Gen, they were definitely getting better. Can't quite understand the change... I'm almost afraid to even put Colors on my Christmas list now. -__-<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->I really hope you're joking. Your logic is asinine.
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    Been like that for years. Perhaps I won't mark it off my list to buy, but I sure as hell am not thinking about this as anything positive. Pretty confusing, really.
     
  4. Polygon Jim

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    <!--quoteo(post=480027:date=Jul 15 2010, 11:08 PM:name=ShenziSixaxis)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ShenziSixaxis @ Jul 15 2010, 11:08 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480027">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I was just thinking about Jason voiced Sonic, as werehog, Shadow, and Jet. All sounded considerably different.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->



    The only time he sounded different was Jet. His Sonic voice is pretty much his normal voice, Werehog is him just raging in his normal voice, and Shadow is just him whispering in his normal voice. I didn't hate Griffith but he had a terrible voice range he only has 1 voice with slight variation. Go watch any of his dubbing work, He either talks in something like his Shadow or Sonic voice and that's all pretty much.
     
  5. <!--quoteo(post=479972:date=Jul 15 2010, 08:02 PM:name=trakker)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (trakker @ Jul 15 2010, 08:02 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=479972">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=479968:date=Jul 16 2010, 01:50 AM:name=Dark Sonic)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Dark Sonic @ Jul 16 2010, 01:50 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=479968">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Oh and another character's voice that will be completely fixed now. Rouge (if she's ever in another game that is)! No more will she sound like a used up 40 year old smoking whore... hopefully. I don't see what was wrong with her SA2 voice<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Yeah but there never comming back, Tails VA in SA2 was the best too, but given the VA was like a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmtOUxQdfQ4" target="_blank">10 year old boy</a>, he'd be atleast 20 by now, wouldent quite work XD
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    I can't tell if you're being sarcastic but I don't see how anyone could think SA2 Tails was anything other than laughably bad.
     
  6. Chimpo

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    <!--quoteo(post=480027:date=Jul 15 2010, 08:08 PM:name=ShenziSixaxis)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ShenziSixaxis @ Jul 15 2010, 08:08 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480027">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I was just thinking about Jason voiced Sonic, as werehog, Shadow, and Jet. All sounded considerably different. And there's Mark Hamil; not in Sonic, but we all know how he sounded like in Star Wars, but he voiced Malefor in Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, and his voiced was so freaking edited that you couldn't recognize him, nor understand him.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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    Out of all of the roles to compare, you choose a Spyro game and Luke Skywalker as an example.

    Like Jimmy said, Jason had a shitty range. It's not that hard to figure out it's the same guy.

    And SA2 Tails was shit. Heroes Tails would have been better, but he never shut the fuck up.
     
  7. Phos

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    Mark Hammil basically used the joker voice for his role in Darksiders, though I can't help but imagine that the voice director just asked him to do so.

    I'd love it if the kid who did the voice for Chowder would voice Tails, but then he'd just grow out of being able to do it.
    <!--quoteo(post=480028:date=Jul 15 2010, 10:11 PM:name=Polygon Jim)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Polygon Jim @ Jul 15 2010, 10:11 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480028">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=480027:date=Jul 15 2010, 11:08 PM:name=ShenziSixaxis)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ShenziSixaxis @ Jul 15 2010, 11:08 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480027">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I was just thinking about Jason voiced Sonic, as werehog, Shadow, and Jet. All sounded considerably different.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->



    The only time he sounded different was Jet. His Sonic voice is pretty much his normal voice, Werehog is him just raging in his normal voice, and Shadow is just him whispering in his normal voice. I didn't hate Griffith but he had a terrible voice range he only has 1 voice with slight variation. Go watch any of his dubbing work, He either talks in something like his Shadow or Sonic voice and that's all pretty much.
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    I'm glad Sonic no longer shares his voice with Bongo the Monkey, a mascot for Danimals yogurt voiced by Griffith.

    I'm interested in hearing more from this guy, that demo reel had a few stinkers but he sounds like he has pretty good range, I'm curious what he'll sound like in the role.
     
  8. Lanzer

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    <!--quoteo(post=480039:date=Jul 15 2010, 08:37 PM:name=Phos)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Phos @ Jul 15 2010, 08:37 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480039">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I'm glad Sonic no longer shares his voice with Bongo the Monkey, a mascot for Danimals yogurt voiced by Griffith.

    I'm interested in hearing more from this guy, that demo reel had a few stinkers but he sounds like he has pretty good range, I'm curious what he'll sound like in the role.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    DANIMALICIOUS!

    Couldn't believe it when I first heard jason voice him. I was like "wtf?! so sonic is a yogurt addicted monkey now?" Gotta admit, jason was a good sonic but not much else. he used his sonic voice for everything! maybe thats how he got perfect with sonic?...
     
  9. GeneHF

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    <!--quoteo(post=479963:date=Jul 15 2010, 08:39 PM:name=Blue Emerald)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Blue Emerald @ Jul 15 2010, 08:39 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=479963">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Now, as for future VAs, (after seeing that Zagi clip) who's the voice of Yuri from Tales of Vesperia? He'd be a good Knuckles, or even Espio.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    That would be Troy Baker, who also voiced Snow in Final Fantasy XIII.

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->As for Shadow, strangely enough when I thought of Shadow's new VA, I immediately thought Johnny Yong Bosch. He would do a good job, too.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I don't see this one working, though. The problem with Bosch is he always sounds like... well... Bosch. Guy from Tales of the Abyss, Ichigo from Bleach, Ratatosk/Emil in Symphonia 2, Nero in Devil May Cry 4, his time as a Power Ranger in the original series. That's his biggest drawback in that he can't really change his voice too much.
     
  10. So, are Sonic and Tails the only ones they're replacing, or is Eggman the only one they're not replacing (or do we even know yet)?
     
  11. GeneHF

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    They confirmed the whole "active" cast is getting new voice actors a few pages back. This means Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Shadow, Blaze, Silver, Rouge, Espio, etc... any character that's been in a Sonic game in the last 5 years will be getting a new V.A.

    Still not opposed to Humphrey coming back for Shadow. I kinda liked that snide "I know I'm better than you" tone he had, pretty much a necessity for anyone prancing around calling themselves the Ultimate Lifeform.
     
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    I can picture him as Knuckles, but I wonder if that's his voice, or the fact that Snow's answer to a legion of PSICOM commandos with machineguns is to punch the closest one in the face. :v:

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I don't see this one working, though. The problem with Bosch is he always sounds like... well... Bosch. Guy from Tales of the Abyss, Ichigo from Bleach, Ratatosk/Emil in Symphonia 2, Nero in Devil May Cry 4, his time as a Power Ranger in the original series. That's his biggest drawback in that he can't really change his voice too much.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Still, Bosch isn't that far off from David Humphrey in terms of simple voice quality, so if he just altered his delivery to fit the character, why, the only drawback would be that he's recognizable. Which doesn't hurt Simon Templeman, Tony Jay, or Michael Bell (when he's not voicing 9001 random NPCs in the same RPG, anyway), so I can see it hurting Bosch.

    Then again... maybe that's just because Simon Templeman, Tony Jay, and Michael Bell are just unnaturally awesome like that, who knows...
     
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    Although Griffith got much better in Unleashed, it still wasn't enough to convince me that he was the right choice.

    I think Smith will do very well. Of course I'll reserve judgment from when I hear more, but overall I'm very impressed with what I hear... it does suck about Ryan not being the new voice though

    As for new Tails, the voice isn't bad. I hope she makes her voice slightly deeper since Tails is a boy and all.

    I'm happy about this :D
     
  14. These new voice actors defiantly have potential, especially Tails.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=480039:date=Jul 15 2010, 08:37 PM:name=Phos)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Phos @ Jul 15 2010, 08:37 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480039">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I'm glad Sonic no longer shares his voice with Bongo the Monkey, a mascot for Danimals yogurt voiced by Griffith.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I'm so glad I never watch TV without listening to music now. :ohdear:

    <!--quoteo(post=480062:date=Jul 15 2010, 09:12 PM:name=HarrisonJ)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (HarrisonJ @ Jul 15 2010, 09:12 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480062">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->So, are Sonic and Tails the only ones they're replacing, or is Eggman the only one they're not replacing (or do we even know yet)?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    From my understanding, Sonic and Tails have confirmed new actors, and everyone but Eggman have new actors for sure, but have not confirmed who is voicing the others.

    <!--quoteo(post=480064:date=Jul 15 2010, 09:15 PM:name=GeneHF)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (GeneHF @ Jul 15 2010, 09:15 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480064">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Still not opposed to Humphrey coming back for Shadow. I kinda liked that snide "I know I'm better than you" tone he had, pretty much a necessity for anyone prancing around calling themselves the Ultimate Lifeform.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I only played SA2B once through and Sonic Heroes a few times, but Humphrey didn't seem to have any emotion in his voice for Shadow. It's been quite a while though, so I can imagine that's got better, especially since Shadow's not raging over Maria and the 55 yrs ago thing.
     
  16. GeneHF

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    Two games isn't terribly much to go by, especially when the voice acting overall in SA2 and Heroes was subpar (even if Deem Bristow did quite well.)

    Also, in one game, he was largely a spiteful fuck and the other directed as an amnesia-afflicted loony, so two different performance styles on a character that was sort of shoe-horned back into the plotline after being killed off.
     
  17. Arique

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    40 pages and NOT A SINGLE USER has made a "You were almost a Tails Sandwich!" joke yet.

    Sonic Retro... I am disappoint.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=480102:date=Jul 16 2010, 02:05 AM:name=Arique)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Arique @ Jul 16 2010, 02:05 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480102">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->40 pages and NOT A SINGLE USER has made a "You were almost a Tails Sandwich!" joke yet.

    Sonic Retro... I am disappoint.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    That was Barry Burton, that doesn't count.

    The obvious joke is to replace every instance of "GRIFFITH!" with Wesker yelling "CHRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS!!!!!" Trust me, it's gonna be the new black this season. The Meme To End All Memes.
     
  19. This doesn't feel right.

    There aren't enough people complaining about the new voice actors. Come on, people, I thought this was a Sonic fan community!

    But anyway, I certainly hope they get voice actors that are actually fitting for the roles, unlike 4kids. Rouge is 18, not 40.
     
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    Probably because we haven't actually heard shit.
     
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