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

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  1. Trunks

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    <!--quoteo(post=480102:date=Jul 16 2010, 01:05 AM:name=Arique)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Arique @ Jul 16 2010, 01:05 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.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Way to take that straight from tonight's Wha-Chow, bro.
     
  2. Willie

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    <!--quoteo(post=480117:date=Jul 16 2010, 12:45 AM:name=Chimpo)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Chimpo @ Jul 16 2010, 12:45 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480117">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Probably because we haven't actually heard shit.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Not only that, but they have proven to be above decent actors with lots of potential.
     
  3. test-object

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    <!--quoteo(post=480117:date=Jul 16 2010, 09:45 AM:name=Chimpo)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Chimpo @ Jul 16 2010, 09:45 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480117">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Probably because we haven't actually heard shit.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->That didn't stop Sonic 4 complaints. :3
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  4. The KKM

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    WHERE IS CHRISTOPHER WALKEN

    WHY IS HE NOT VOICING SONIC AND TAILS AND EVERYONE ELSE

    MY DREAM SONIC GAME IS RUINEED

    In other news, sounds good to me. I love that Pollock's still on the job.
     
  5. trakker

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    <!--quoteo(post=480029:date=Jul 16 2010, 04:19 AM:name=Squier Super Sonic)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Squier Super Sonic @ Jul 16 2010, 04:19 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480029">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--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.
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    Not being sarcastic, I do think it was the best one, 10 year old playing a 10 year old, has all the natural young uncertain inflections in the voice, makes it sound more real. certainly sounds better than him being voiced by a woman trying to be a little boy.

    Ofcourse he could have had a little bit less personal dialog talking to himself, that was just odd.
     
  6. ShenziSixaxis

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    <!--quoteo(post=480117:date=Jul 16 2010, 12:45 AM:name=Chimpo)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Chimpo @ Jul 16 2010, 12:45 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480117">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Probably because we haven't actually heard shit.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Agreeing to this. The only voice clip I've heard of Roger makes me spew 'No', but I do think this Roger guy might be good for Shadow. Tails' actor, iffy on.
     
  7. Yeah I honestly never hated Tails in SA2. And there's no way that the Heroes Tails VA is better than SA2. Hell, I think I like Amy Palant better than the Heroes voice. Ooohhhhhhhh goooooddddd so much cringing.
     
  8. Flare

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    Amy Palent had her days, but it really wasn't energetic enough to be a 8 year old talking fox - like I know what they sound like. :)

    Even having the kids play him wasn't the best idea ever, they sounded bland at some points... but thats a problem I have in general about most kid actors. A talented actress is what they needed, looks like we have her so I am confident in their performances.
     
  9. I just heard this from a blog, and I think this summarizes my whole perspective on this change.
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->...Now, was this something worthy of being "franchise changing news"? Well, yes and no.

    For those who aren't interested in Sonic and pals blabbing away at them during gameplay, wishing they'd just shut the hell up and that the games would return to the silent-Sonic of old, obviously this news doesn't come as anything positive. In fact, one could take it as yet another insult from SEGA and Sonic Team. I mean, voice-acting taking precedent over non-glitchy gameplay, and out-of-place rawk tunes that the kiddies all go gaga for? It's another Shadow the Hedgehog all over again!

    On the other hand, however, I'd like you to consider this:

    While some may not see this news as important, it may highlight a startling change in the way Sonic Team perceives their franchise. Let me put it this way - people wanted Sonic 4, they got Sonic 4.

    Sure, it may have not been exactly what we all wanted, but we still got it. Can you honestly say, going back to the days where 4Kid's first took over, and we were playing crap like Sonic 06 and the like, that we'd ever and I mean EVER have got a 2D Sonic game in the vein of the classics?

    Hell, they've even delayed it to apparently "fine tune" the gameplay, going so far as to remove that hilariously banal mine-cart level. Let me remind you that this has very rarely, if ever happened to a Sonic title. This is something you'd expect from Nintendo, not Sonic Team. That should be telling enough, but I've got more to rant about.

    Let's take Sonic Unleashed as another example. Sure, people may have disliked or even outright hated the Werehog, but the Day Stages were undeniably a technical masterpiece in comparsion with Sonic 06. Yes, there were glitches here and there, but nothing gamebreaking like one particular glitch in Crisis City. [link omitted for "language" reasons]

    People complained about the lack of proper platforming in Unleashed, and about the Werehog itself. What happened next, you say?

    BOOM - Sonic Colours!. No Werehog, more platforming and essentially building upon and improving everything that was good in Sonic Unleashed. Now, I'm not saying this is enough to pay back the long-suffering fans of the franchise, but it's definitely a start.

    I'll end by pointing out once again the most obvious, and seemingly unimportant change that SEGA has made in the franchise:

    People wanted the voice-actors to improve, so SEGA got rid of Griffith, Palant and the like and hired BETTER VOICE ACTORS. This is also, again, why Mike Pollock still has his job as the voice of Robotnik - because he, unlike Jason, is an extremely good voice actor (key phrase here, Jason is OK but he's not great).

    I may be as cynical as the rest of the die-hard retro Sonic fans, but even I can see the signs of a game company finally pulling its head out of its arse and working to improve on things.

    What's that? "The Sonic Cycle", you say? Well, I suppose...but then again, that's what being a fan is all about, isn't it.

    After all, fan is just short for fanatical, and what's a better example of diehard devotion than being a part of a franchise with more ups-and-downs than a see-saw.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
     
  10. Xeric

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    I hope to god we get a decent Omega VA. He sounded awful in Sonic 06. He needs to sound more like Gamma in Sonic Adventure.
     
  11. Frozen Nitrogen

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    <!--quoteo(post=480165:date=Jul 16 2010, 02:36 PM:name=RGamer2009)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RGamer2009 @ Jul 16 2010, 02:36 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480165">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I just heard this from a blog, and I think this summarizes my whole perspective on this change.
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    YAY SEGAS LISTENING TO TEH FANS
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again; Sega doing what the fans ask them to is fucking retarded.

    The fanbase is collectively (and, in most cases, individually) raving crybaby idiots who have no idea how videogames are made or what "design" IS.

    On the plus side, I bet Drummond is chuckling in his <strike>grave</strike> lol not dead.
     
  12. serpx

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    <!--quoteo(post=480167:date=Jul 16 2010, 09:11 AM:name=Frozen Nitrogen)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Frozen Nitrogen @ Jul 16 2010, 09:11 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480167">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=480165:date=Jul 16 2010, 02:36 PM:name=RGamer2009)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RGamer2009 @ Jul 16 2010, 02:36 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480165">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I just heard this from a blog, and I think this summarizes my whole perspective on this change.
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again; Sega doing what the fans ask them to is fucking retarded.

    The fanbase is collectively (and, in most cases, individually) raving crybaby idiots who have no idea how videogames are made or what "design" IS.

    On the plus side, I bet Drummond is chuckling in his <strike>grave</strike> lol not dead.
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    Though, listening to the fanbase, and using their own judgemental knowledge as what works for games, and what doesn't, I feel is smart. Otherwise we'd be fed some more Sonic 06 BS, rather than an actual taste of a mother effin Sonic 4.

    Keep listening SEGA. For the love of god, keep listening.
     
  13. TSSZNews

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    I really, truly believe this has less to do with Sega "listening to the fans" and more to do with 4Kids's contract with Sega possibly being up, and it cost too much in the company's estimation to retain the current VAs.

    Remember, Sega's been through a good deal of layoffs lately, and the vibe I get from Mike Hayes's philosophy in interviews is that, if there's less of a chance the company makes money off it, it's absolutely not worth his time.
     
  14. Flare

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    Isn't it cheaper though to hire a company who have their own voice actors than it is to hire individual voice actors?
     
  15. Jay T.

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    Well, me being a bit of a Bleach and Naruto fan...
    It seems like both of the new voice actors are from Viz Media. Maybe more of them would come? Viz Media's pretty good with voice acting.
     
  16. Shadow Hog

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    Scott McNeil as Knuckles, then? (Shame he couldn't be Hohenheim again, but I guess that'd make up for it...)
     
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    I actually feel a tad cheated, but not at all surprised—I could not be more indifferent to this news, and it's in no way franchise-changing.

    The only news that could possibly matter to me at this point would involve gameplay changes. I do not pay attention to voice actors. When the Japanese audio track is available, I use that and simply forget about the whole thing.

    This could be good news, I guess, if the rest of the fanbase is happy about it. But I consider this a Peter Molyneux moment for Sega.
     
  18. Willie

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    <!--quoteo(post=480144:date=Jul 16 2010, 03:27 AM:name=trakker)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (trakker @ Jul 16 2010, 03:27 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480144">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Not being sarcastic, I do think it was the best one, 10 year old playing a 10 year old, has all the natural young uncertain inflections in the voice, makes it sound more real. certainly sounds better than him being voiced by a woman trying to be a little boy.

    Ofcourse he could have had a little bit less personal dialog talking to himself, that was just odd.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    If they hired someone to do Tails' voice who was around 8-10 years old, the kid's voice would change once he hits puberty and then they would need to find yet another actor. For an animated film, hiring a kid to do a kid's voice isn't a bad idea but when you're hiring a kid to play as an actor for many years in a major franchise, his voice is going to be become very inconsistent overtime if they continued to use the child.

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    If someone has already argued in favor of this stance, then I apologies for stealing your argument. >_> I don't have the patience to read every post in this very long thread.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=480233:date=Jul 16 2010, 06:33 PM:name=W.A.C.)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (W.A.C. @ Jul 16 2010, 06:33 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480233">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->If they hired someone to do Tails' voice who was around 8-10 years old, the kid's voice would change once he hits puberty and then they would need to find yet another actor. For an animated film, hiring a kid to do a kid's voice isn't a bad idea but when you're hiring a kid to play as an actor for many years in a major franchise, his voice is going to be become very inconsistent overtime if they continued to use the child.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Given that they keep switching the actors all the time anyway, I'd say that's not a problem.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=480224:date=Jul 16 2010, 01:05 PM:name=Hanyou)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Hanyou @ Jul 16 2010, 01:05 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=480224">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I actually feel a tad cheated, but not at all surprised—I could not be more indifferent to this news, and it's in no way franchise-changing.

    The only news that could possibly matter to me at this point would involve gameplay changes. I do not pay attention to voice actors. When the Japanese audio track is available, I use that and simply forget about the whole thing.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    if this is how you feel, then why did you post here?

    Seriously, next person that posts here saying "oh lol I don't care" is getting a day off.
     
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