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

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  1. Shakidna

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    <!--quoteo(post=497494:date=Aug 28 2010, 11:31 AM:name=Namo)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Namo @ Aug 28 2010, 11:31 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=497494">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->That would be like me hating Spike Spencer just because he has a role in Bleach, or me hating Vic Mignona because he's had a role in Ouran Host Club.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Or hating Samuel L. Jackson because he spoke 3 words per episode of Afro Samurai.
     
  2. tailsgirl

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    As you all know, Sega has changed all the voice actors for the new sonic games. What do you think of the new voices? More specifically what do you think of Sonic's new voice? I like it quite frankly. He is no longer emotionless and his new voice gives him a funnier and much more interesting personality. I think Sonic's voice works exceptionally well in Sonic Colors whereas in previous games, his voice was wooden and the dialog along with it.
     
  3. Covarr

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    Ton of discussion about this in <a href="http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=21726" target="_blank">these</a> <a href="http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=21099" target="_blank">threads</a>.

    Since the only game the new voices are in so far is Colors, I don't see why we need a separate thread for it.
     
  4. trakker

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    Am I weird? I try to avoid making topics unless absolutly nessasary or awsome? lol

    And holy crap what, there are new voice actors!?

    I suppose its hard for new people comming in, we got most of our discussion about stuff like this out ages ago, then when they try to talk about it alot of people fall into "where were you?" mode XD
     
  5. MykonosFan

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    <!--quoteo(post=532702:date=Nov 22 2010, 07:51 PM:name=Covarr)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Covarr @ Nov 22 2010, 07:51 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532702">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Since the only game the new voices are in so far is Colors, I don't see why we need a separate thread for it.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViNiEi47y04" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViNiEi47y04</a>

    Except Sonic Free Riders, where most of the cast debuted with their new voices. =P

    Well, unless you meant main games.
     
  6. Tiranno

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    I will just say this.

    People like Roger Craig Smith are killing American voice overs. When company's hire these no-talent Anime dubbers, they take room for real talented people who actually have range.

    Roger just speaks the words written on the page with no feeling at all. Just another dead weight voice actor for Sonic the Deadhog.
     
  7. Covarr

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    <!--quoteo(post=532706:date=Nov 22 2010, 05:00 PM:name=Mykonos)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mykonos @ Nov 22 2010, 05:00 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532706">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=532702:date=Nov 22 2010, 07:51 PM:name=Covarr)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Covarr @ Nov 22 2010, 07:51 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532702">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Since the only game the new voices are in so far is Colors, I don't see why we need a separate thread for it.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViNiEi47y04" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViNiEi47y04</a>

    Except Sonic Free Riders, where most of the cast debuted with their new voices. =P

    Well, unless you meant main games.
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    Sonic Free Riders does not exist as far as I'm concerned. Also, I forgot about it.
     
  8. MykonosFan

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    <!--quoteo(post=532715:date=Nov 22 2010, 08:20 PM:name=Covarr)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Covarr @ Nov 22 2010, 08:20 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532715">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=532706:date=Nov 22 2010, 05:00 PM:name=Mykonos)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mykonos @ Nov 22 2010, 05:00 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532706">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=532702:date=Nov 22 2010, 07:51 PM:name=Covarr)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Covarr @ Nov 22 2010, 07:51 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532702">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Since the only game the new voices are in so far is Colors, I don't see why we need a separate thread for it.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViNiEi47y04" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViNiEi47y04</a>

    Except Sonic Free Riders, where most of the cast debuted with their new voices. =P

    Well, unless you meant main games.
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    Sonic Free Riders does not exist as far as I'm concerned. Also, I forgot about it.
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    Haha, can't really blame you there. Free Riders just kinda...zipped by with little talk or hype.
     
  9. Aquaslash

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    <!--quoteo(post=532712:date=Nov 22 2010, 08:16 PM:name=Tiranno)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tiranno @ Nov 22 2010, 08:16 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532712">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I will just say this.

    People like Roger Craig Smith are killing American voice overs. When company's hire these no-talent Anime dubbers, they take room for real talented people who actually have range.

    Roger just speaks the words written on the page with no feeling at all. Just another dead weight voice actor for Sonic the Deadhog.
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    >Roger Craig Smith
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    Sorry man, I was just as big of a Drummond fan as the rest of them. However, I am not tone deaf. I'm pretty sure I know superior acting when I hear it.

    Get Drummond to make the "Baldy Nosehair" scene half as good as Smith's and I may reconsider.

    EDIT: Oh, and I merged the topics whilst raging about formatting >_>
     
  10. Okay, this has been bugging me for years and I don't care that it's off-topic: what the hell does tone deafness have to with anything except the ability to distinguish differences in pitch? Oh, that's right. Jack fucking shit. Roger Craig Smith could sing in five octaves for all I care, it has nothing to do with his acting ability.

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    Anyway, voices. Since I don't have Free Riders (who does?) I'll list my thoughts as I go through the YouTube videos linked above.
    Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Blaze are pretty good. Silver sounds about the same, I guess...? I dunno, you can't really blame me for not remembering any of the other games he was in. Shadow sounds like an old man. Rouge has the right sort of voice, but the acting is pretty exaggerated. Cream still sucks. Amy gives me a headache.

    EDIT: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNiaDRSSJ6Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNiaDRSSJ6Y</a> I love how Amy's first line is followed immediately by Vector saying "You're a terrible actress!"
     
  11. The only new voice I have complaints about is Amy's. The rest are either good, or at least better than their predecessors (such as Cream and Vector). Silver sounds the same but...somehow less annoying. Blaze and Rouge's voices are great, Sonic's took some getting used to at first but I like it now, and Tails I liked from the start. Knuckles isn't very different, but it's the same situation as with Silver. Shadow's voice is fine but he has a bit of a weird accent that shouldn't be there. Espio's is fitting (and would have made a nice Shadow voice), and Charmy's ain't bad either.

    But Amy... it hurts my head just thinking about it. Friggin' Minnie Mouse.
     
  12. trakker

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    <!--quoteo(post=532712:date=Nov 23 2010, 01:16 AM:name=Tiranno)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tiranno @ Nov 23 2010, 01:16 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532712">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->People like Roger Craig Smith are killing American voice overs. When company's hire these no-talent Anime dubbers, they take room for real talented people who actually have range.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->


    There are plenty of great anime voice actors, Roger has also worked on loads of games also

    I thought Roger did pretty well, besides its not asif the story allowed for alot of deep emotions, he did use range, but no matter what he was always cocky and upbeat.

    Besides, all the REAL (as you put it) talented people, don't do alot of game and anime voicework, they are to busy being thespians in the theatre.... well accept mabye Patrick Stuart, he dose EVERYTHING
     
  13. Amy sounds like Minnie Mouse...

    The rest of them don't sound that bad, except for Jet and Storm.

    Quinton Flynn is Silver, got it memorised?
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=532857:date=Nov 23 2010, 07:02 AM:name=ultima espio)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ultima espio @ Nov 23 2010, 07:02 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532857">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Quinton Flynn is Silver, got it memorised?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Wow.
     
  15. Blue Blood

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    I went back to playing 06 today, after listening to all the FR cutscenes and playing through Colours. It's so hard to listen to the 4Kids cast now, and I didn't even have a problem with them before. Except Amy. Not gonna forget how brilliant her 4Kids VA is compared to the new Studiopolis one.
     
  16. Jay T.

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    <!--quoteo(post=532857:date=Nov 23 2010, 10:02 AM:name=ultima espio)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ultima espio @ Nov 23 2010, 10:02 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532857">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Quinton Flynn is Silver, got it memorised?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    To be honest, I was going to draw a good picture of Silver saying that, but I resisted...
    Maybe later on once I get in the mood to draw.

    <span style='color:#000000;background:#000000'>Memorized, btw. Just saying...</span>
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=532874:date=Nov 23 2010, 04:32 PM:name=Jay T.)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jay T. @ Nov 23 2010, 04:32 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532874">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Memorized, btw. Just saying...<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Someone doesn't know the difference between English and American English. The dude's in the UK; it's spelt with an 's' over here. Just saying; if you're going to be a spelling nazi, at least do it right. =P

    On-topic: Loving the new VA's; well, the ones I've heard in the Wii version of Colours, anyway. Sonic has a bit of a deeper voice that took some getting used to, but generally comes off well. Tails sounds better than ever; Kate Higgins does an awesome job on this. Mike Pollock is good as ever as Eggman. I think the writing really helps too - Sonic having some actual attitude and brotherly banter with Tails does wonders for both characters - but the performances all seem very well directed too. Hopefully they can keep at this standard or higher in future games. = )
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=532885:date=Nov 23 2010, 05:21 PM:name=McAleeCh)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (McAleeCh @ Nov 23 2010, 05:21 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532885">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I think the writing really helps too - Sonic having some actual attitude and brotherly banter with Tails does wonders for both characters - but the performances all seem very well directed too. Hopefully they can keep at this standard or higher in future games. = )<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    It certainly does.

    And although the new writers made Orbot more of a henchman than assistant and he's not as sassy anymore (what happened to 'ergo'?), his new voice voice is really good. When it came to robots, 4Kids only ever made them sound like generic robots. With the new cast their personalities carry right through. Really well done.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=532885:date=Nov 23 2010, 09:21 AM:name=McAleeCh)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (McAleeCh @ Nov 23 2010, 09:21 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532885">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=532874:date=Nov 23 2010, 04:32 PM:name=Jay T.)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jay T. @ Nov 23 2010, 04:32 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532874">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Memorized, btw. Just saying...<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Someone doesn't know the difference between English and American English. The dude's in the UK; it's spelt with an 's' over here. Just saying; if you're going to be a spelling nazi, at least do it right. =P
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    If it's a Quinton Flynn quote, shouldn't it match HIS nationality? :P

    Much as I thought he was awesome as Axel, I'll always think of him first as Reno. Of course, Reno the hedgehog WOULD be a kickass fanart for somebody more talented than me to make. I would just fuck it up.
     
  20. Jay T.

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    <!--quoteo(post=532885:date=Nov 23 2010, 12:21 PM:name=McAleeCh)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (McAleeCh @ Nov 23 2010, 12:21 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532885">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=532874:date=Nov 23 2010, 04:32 PM:name=Jay T.)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jay T. @ Nov 23 2010, 04:32 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=532874">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Memorized, btw. Just saying...<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Someone doesn't know the difference between English and American English. The dude's in the UK; it's spelt with an 's' over here. Just saying; if you're going to be a spelling nazi, at least do it right. =P<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Well, sorry! I didn't know! >.>
     
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