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The Voice Acting Sonic Voice Acting Show: Episode 1

HELLO MY NAME IS JONATHAN AKA DRUMMOND4LYFE AND THIS IS MY NEW PODCAST ON SONIC RETRO WHERE WE TALK ABOUT VOICE ACTING IN SONIC GAMES AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO THE SERIES.

TODAY ON THE SHOW I TALK TO MY FRIENDS FROM SCHOOL ABOUT WHO IS THE BEST (DRUMMOND…DUH) AND WE SHARE OUR GREAT IMPRESSIONS WITH EACH OTHER.  AS ASPIRING VOICE ACTORS, WE HOPE SEGA IS LISTENING AND WILL HIRE US TO BE VOICE ACTORS BECAUSE VOICE ACTING IS CRITICAL IN SONIC GAMES.  SO CRITICAL THAT PEOPLE ARGUE ABOUT IT FOR YEARS ON END FOR “GOOD REASON.”  NO GAMEPLAY DISCUSSIONS HERE THATS FOR DUMBGUYZ.  VOICE ACTING IN SONIC GAMES MAN FOR REAL!!!~

ALSO THERE MIGHT BE SOME BAD WORDS CUZ MY GUIDO FRIEND CHAZ ASSPAT IS ON THE SHOW.  OK SO HERE IT IS.

EDIT I FIXED DA PLAYER IT WAS BROKE MY BAD MY BAD DRUMMOND RULZ

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    That Aspie guy sounds like a prick.

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      Whoa, that’s offensive?…..I think. Not all of us Aspies act like Chris-chan. 🙁

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    What is the website address again?

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    OMIGAWD GUISE VOICE ACTING IS TOTALLY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!! WHO NEEDS GAMEPLAY WHEN YOU HAVE VOICE ACTING?!!!1!1@!1@[email protected]

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    Y’know, this post actually was enlightening. I figured it was a satirical take on the idea that we Sonic fans take voice acting to seriously (Slingerland? Is that you?) by the CAPS. When I got to the audio file at the bottom I laughed a bit, but then Chaz Asspat came in. I wondered who I agreed with, until I reallized that’s exactly the kind of attitude that causes flame wars.

    Then I cracked up again.

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    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Dustin Wyatt, Sonic Retro. Sonic Retro said: HELLO I AM DRUMMOND4LYFE AND I HAVE HIJACKED THE TWITTERS TO BRING YOU MY NEW SHOW. VOICE ACTING!!! http://bit.ly/h0XT1j […]

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    Gazuntite.

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    Best. Post. Ever.

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    ..This is amazing

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    Ryan Drummond suc-

    No, let’s not start an ironic flamewar…

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      yeah even though I do agree with you (insert voice actor name here)
      kinda sucked but the games he was featured in were pretty good

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    Junichi Kanemaru FTW!

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      dude Kanemaru never said “Yes” as Sonic therefore he sucks

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    \My girlfriend said he sounds like a girl. (Ryan Drummond, that is.)

    anyway, call me stupid, but how do I listen to this? There’s no “player” in sight . . 

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      Update Flash. If still nothing, what browser are you on?

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        Google Chrome. . 

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    The horse can’t be beaten any further. Your 3 years late on the joke.

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      THIS ISN’T A JOKE VOICE ACTING IS REAL.

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      You’re just jealous that RCS is the best Sonic ever.

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        RCS Being the best Sonic voice is an opinion not fact 😐

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    GRIFFITH RULES BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      OH YOU BET HE DOES GRIFFITH IS THE TRUE SONIC VOICE HELL YEAH 😀

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    This made me cry >w< it was awesome. "MR PReSssIENT!!!*

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    Who gives a shit about physics?

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    This is very insulting to people like me who take voice acting very seriously.
    Voices help sculpt some of the most beloved characters in history and make them likable. Also, Ryan was fired for no good reason and misses the role.
    This is just stupid.
    But there are people who take it too far cough spax cough.
    But in my mind you can never take it too seriously.
    Voicing is super important if you want good character development.

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      Please, please, PLEEEEEEEASE tell me you’re kidding. Seriously. Please be kidding.

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        If this is a slap in the face to anyone who cares about voices, then no i am not kidding. If this is a slap in the face to anyone who acts like voices are the only thing that matters then I agree with this.
        But yeah, truthfully I am not kidding.
        Why does it matter?
        Some people just care about voices more than others.
        Voices really do matter, they can make or break a character. Im all for Sonic being mute, but if you give him a voice, it should at least be good.

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        Why the frick should you hope he is kidding? Do you want to officially go on record and say that voice acting is *not* important? Because it is, you know.

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          -Voice acting can ruin movies. There, it’s important.
          -Voice acting doesn’t ruin a video game. It has no bearing on gameplay. There, it’s not important.

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          I gotta disagree with ya there. This is not the 16 bit era anymore and voice acting in many games helps build the character and make him/her both likable and relateable to the player. It would be hard to imagine someone else as Nathan Drake other than Nolan North. Mario’s “Wa-hoo!” “Yippee!” would sound odd if it sounded like Captain Lou. It helps put you into the experience. To say it has no bearing is like saying music or graphics have no bearing on the gameplay either.

          As far as Ryan Drummond or Jason Griffith go, I could care less for either of them. Their dialog was never that great to begin with and neither of them emoted very well. I did feel that Roger C. Smith has done a great job as Sonic in Sonic Colors. He had a cockiness and attitude I hadn’t seen in Sonic since Jaliel White voiced him in the cartoons. Add to that the fun, “Saturday Morning Cartoon” writing of the game and it helped make it a more enjoyable experience than recent Sonic games. I liked THIS Sonic ergo I liked playing as him. Yes, it didn’t make much difference in main game play, but it’s not like he was going “Wa-hoo! Yea! Alright!!” During his jump moves like in other games. (That was left to the announcer.)XD

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          Actually Shigamando Roger did make those sounds on the DS version which got really annoying sometimes…”Huh” “Yeah” “Hah” “Uwah” “Huh Cool “Coming Through” etc -_-‘ but it was much better than the Wii Version and the story and dialouge :\ wheras I was fine with Jason in Unleashed “Here We……Go” “Woo” “GOOO” “Woo Feeling Good”…even Ryan I was okay with I want to see how he does in FG cuz I’m honestly not liking them ATM but there’s always JAP VA or the Mute button

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        Good call, Slingerland.
        Besides, quite a lot of games don’t have voice acting nor require it. Practically all platformers won’t need voice acting unless there’s a bit of emphasis in needing the story – but then there’s the text box so it doesn’t really matter.
        Oh, and voice acting not ruining video games. Well, it certainly leaves a lasting impression. (…fill your soul with LIGHT, What is a man? etc.) The only real time when VAs are important is if the game is played out like a movie/storytelling, like Metroid: Other M for instance (that is the reason that the title screen in Other M does not look like a title screen). At least, that’s what I know of gaming and VAs being important.
        The only other time, I suppose, is to give a character his own feel and expression (by this, like the grunts and SEIYAAA we hear all the time, and yet Link cannot speak English NOR Japanese) – and that’s about it.

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    Ryan is a talentless hack that has nothing but nostalgia to fall over on. Smith is a real VA.

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      Agreed on Drummond’s suckitude, but I personally think Griffith should have stayed on. He was almost as good as Dan Green!

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        I think Corey Bringas was a pretty good Sonic voice.

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          Corey Bringas never voiced Sonic he voiced Tails 😐

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    I was dissapointed when http://www.youtube.com/drummond4lyfe wasn’t real … also MARTIN BURKE 4EVAAAAAAAA!!!!!

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    I swear I heard Marcus (Justin) in there at 8:00 minutes or so doing the OVA impression… funny as fuck PSA though.

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    Ugggghh. Even though I know that was pure comedy it’s the truth with most Sonic fans these days. So, in conclusion I’m going to go hang myself. The organs shall be up for auction later next year, thanks.

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      I call the dark meat!

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    This is absolutely INCREDIBLE, I was laughing so freakin’ hard hahahaha I love you guys

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    I can only say how much I appreciate that half the commenters on this post have completely missed the point.

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      Is the point that it shouldnt be taken too seriously?
      Or am I missing it.
      Because i would like to be informed if i am.

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        Bang. Zoom. Straight to the moon!

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        TheDanimator you have kinda missed the point your last comment was just really out of place how can you take voice acting so seriously in VGs? 😐

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    My favourite parts were when you each started to slip out of your voices a little bit and it was easy to tell who you are
    IT WAS SO GOOD

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    No mention of Keiko Utoku? Wasn’t she Sonic’s first voice?

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      You think a bunch of middle schoolers would know that?

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    YOU NEVER FUCKING PRONOUNCE IT RIGHT :V

    This was lulz. :3

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    how come nobody mentioned the best and first Sonic voice actor ever Keiko Utoku

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      No way. Takeshi Kusao is waaaaaay better, bra. Totally.

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    Where did those terrible midi instrumentals come from? The fact they play the entire time in the back was hilarious.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNUQzmx40D0 Someone begs to differ. 

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      MAN THE HARPOONS!

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    I have no idea why but I imagine this coming to life with a Family Guy animation budget.

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    I went on the YouTubes.

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    o m g.

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    Hands down the best thing this site has done. So funny, please do more.

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    I assume all you claiming that voice acting isn’t important at all weren’t part of the BAAAWW GREEN EYES Sonic 4 crowd, right? Cause if you were, you’re being a complete hypocrit, and look stupid in the process. Points for you, Retro!

    Lessee, voices can make or break a movie, right? Hmmm… gasp… SONIC GAMES ARE INTERTWINED WITH TONS OF CUTSCENES! No, a voice doesn’t make or break the gameplay (unless it’s just so bad it has you hitting your head with the controller), but to say that it matters not at all is ridiculous. It’s all part of the GAME EXPERIENCE.

    Really, your ranting on these fans (those who are mature, at least) is more ridiculous than those fans ranting about the voices.. You can have your priorities on what matters in a Sonic game, but suck it up and deal with the fact that some people actually care about the overall game experience as opposed to just LOLPHYSICS

    Oh, yeah. Shout out to the Drummond fans! 😉

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      Have you considered that the people who put the “game experience” over the physics of Sonic 4 are slinging shit at us for not thinking the same as them?

      What are you trying to say– that it’s wrong to debate with people who are basically saying your opinions are wrong?

      Oh, forget it– I should have thought about that “green eyes” feces in the beginning of your comment. It signified right away you were going to put us in situations were our opinions were unfairly “wrong” to be expressed.

      You have a point about the other members saying the quality of voice acting in the games doesn’t matter at all– it reminds me of other people saying “physics / story / design / anything that is normally judged with other games but not here because we’re eating up anything Sega gives us and have low standards doesn’t matter.”

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        I’m not trying to say your opinion is wrong. If you don’t care about the voice acting in the games, that’s fine. But don’t make fun of people who do. We all have different opinions about what makes a good game. That said, the same should be said for people who make fun of physics. I think every component of a game is important, some I personally care about more than others, but I understand that everyone has their own opinions on what matters.

        I really just wish Sonic fans could respect each other’s opinions… The fact that whoever wrote this post doesn’t care about the voices is fine; that isn’t the problem. But I don’t like the way it was presented, joke or not. It just doesn’t seem like this video was made for any “good” purpose, but rather to just put people down.

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    I lol’d pretty hard.

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      Pretty funny yeah XD

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    Jason Griffith was the best Sonic voice The whole 4Kids Cast Rule IMO and GBTT

    This was pretty funny 😀

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