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Old 03-24-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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Japan low on voice actors?

Every game i seem to play i find its my fav character from another game. Obviously you cant have a different actor for every game but the same over and over again on big releases is really annoying. E.g Lightning for ff is also liara from mass effect and now the woman in NG3 and SNOW from ff13 is RYU.

Bit random this i no but does anyone else think it gets boring having the same actors voice big characters.

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Old 03-24-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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... Japan low on voice actors? I can't tell if you are talking about Japanese games using Western Voice actors or using Japanese voice actors. In which case it's a localisation team not the Japanese developers doing it.

Also ever hear of Nolan North? I mean seriously if you think using the same voice actor in a handful of titles is a lot just look at the work he has done.
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Sorry i meant for the European actors. Mainly jap games or big title releases. it gets old hearing the same voice in every game.

Is he desmond in ac?

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A list of Nolan North's video game appearances.

50 Cent: Bulletproof (Spinoza)
Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs (George Armstrong Custer)
Alpha Protocol (Steven Heck)
And Then There Were None (Patrick Narracott, The Harbormaster)
Ape Escape 3 (Dr. Tomoki)
Area 51 (McCan)
Armored Core 4 (Sherring, VIP)
Army of Two: The 40th Day (Elliot Salem)
Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica (Shun)
Assassin's Creed (Desmond Miles, Abbas)
Assassin's Creed II (Desmond Miles, Adam in 'The Truth' short)
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Desmond Miles)
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Desmond Miles)
Assassin's Creed III (Desmond Miles)
Batman: Arkham City (The Penguin, Black Mask)(various prisoners/characters)1
Call of Duty 2 (Sergeant Randall)
Call of Duty: World at War (Dr. Edward Richtofen)
Call of Duty: Black Ops (Dr. Edward Richtofen)
The Cat in the Hat (Fish)
Crash: Mind over Mutant (Doctor N. Gin)
Crash of the Titans (Doctor N. Gin, Tiny Tiger (Nintendo DS version), Dingodile (Nintendo DS version), additional voices)
Crash Tag Team Racing (Doctor N. Gin)
Darkness II, The (Jackie Estacado)
Dark Sector (Soldiers, Civilians)
Dark Void (Will Grey)
Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed (Trahn, Ratpoo, Corn Cob King)
Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon (Emperor Meningitis)
Dota 2 (Shadow Demon, Lycanthrope)
Dragon Age: Origins (Additional Voices)
Driver: Parallel Lines (The Mexican)
Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (Archangel, Kicker)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Space Core in 'Fall of the Space Core, Vol. 1' official Skyrim Workshop mod (PC version))[7]
EverQuest II (Assistant Draek, Lieutenant Daro, Rion Rolana, Medic Brendan, Grayl Turfstrider, Jorgie Icearmor, Royal Guard Novice #2, qeynosian infiltrator, Agent Vylo, a Dervish Kingpin, Dranok Bileblood, freeport mole, Voltari il'Ferceri, Volarr, Mikul, Sandon Breezebender, Tamera Brinebringer, Arconius, Maliz T'Raan)
EverQuest II: Desert of Flames
Evil Dead: Regeneration (Deadites #2, #3, and #4)
Fable II (Male Hero)
Final Fantasy XII (Vossler York Azelas)
Final Fantasy XIII (Additional Voices)
Final Fantasy XIV (Various)
Gears of War 3 (Jace Stratton)
God of War (Hades, Greek Soldier, Fisherman)
GoldenEye 007
Guild Wars (Mhenlo, Olaf, Gron, Mamp)
Guild Wars 2 (Human Male Player)
Gun (additional voices)
Halo 3 (Marine)
Halo 3: ODST (LCpl Kojo "Romeo" Agu)
Halo Wars (Sgt. Forge)
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (Guard #1)
Infamous (Civilian Voice)
Interstate '82 (Hinkley)
Keepsake (Zak)
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (Eradan)
Lost Odyssey (Dark Acolyte)
Lost Planet: Colonies (Joe, Narrator)
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Joe, Narrator)
MadWorld (Operator B/Master Father (Francis)/Yokozuna Daisangen)
Mafia II (Alberto Clemente)
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Deadpool)
Marvel Super Hero Squad (War Machine)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (Ghost Rider, Hawkeye)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (War Machine)
Maximo vs. Army of Zin (Baron, Baron's Guard, Bandit)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (various voices) [8][9]
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (Madara Uchiha)
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (Madara Uchiha)
Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (Factorybots)
Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island (Crab Soldier #1, Crab Soldier #2, Crab Refugee #2)
The Outfit (Allied soldier, resistance fighter)
Portal 2 (Corrupt Cores, Defective Turrets)
Power Rangers: Super Legends (Goldar, Operation Overdrive Red Ranger)
Predator: Concrete Jungle (additional voices)
Prince of Persia (The Prince)
Prototype (miscellaneous voices)
Red Faction: Guerrilla (various voices)
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (Sigmund/various voices)
Resistance: Retribution (Roland Mallery)
Resonance of Fate (Vashyron) [10]
Quantum of Solace (various voices)
Saints Row (various voices)
Saints Row 2 (reused from SR1)
Secret Service (Agent Peirce)
The Saboteur (Crochet, various voices)
Shadow Complex (Jason Fleming)
Shrek SuperSlam (Quasimodo)
Singularity (Devlin)
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (El Jefe)
Sniper: Ghost Warrior (O'Neil)
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault (Vandal)
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation (Commando 2, Pilot 2)
SOCOM 4 (Gorman)
Spec Ops: The Line (Captain Martin Walker)
SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis (Various Atlantean guards)
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (Ultimate Deadpool)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! (Gill Hammerstein)
Star Wars: The Old Republic (Jedi Consular - Male)
Supreme Commander 2 (Dominic Maddox)
SWAT 4 (SWAT Officer Tony "Subway" Girard)
SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate (SWAT Officer Tony "Subway" Girard)
Terminator Salvation (Dobkin)
TMNT (Raphael (TMNT))
Transformers: War for Cybertron (Brawl, Additional voices)
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Cliffjumper, Additional voices)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (video game) (Sideswipe, Additional voices)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (video game) (Major Reynolds, Additional voices)
Transformers Universe (Sideswipe)
Trauma Team (CR-S01)
Tron: Evolution (Behemoth, Sentries & Blaze) [11]
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue (Karlos, Duncan, Snappy)
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Deadpool)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Nathan Drake)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Nathan Drake)
Uncharted: Eye of Indra (Nathan Drake)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Nathan Drake)
Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Nathan Drake)
Unreal Tournament 3 (Bishop)
Valkyria Chronicles (Musaad Mayfield)
White Knight Chronicles: International Edition (Cyrus)
World in Conflict
X-Men: Destiny (Cyclops, Adrian's father)

Honestly it's not an issue with Japanese games specifically. It's simply that there are a substantial amount of voice actors who do HUGE amounts of work for all games. Tara strong is another one who must be in 50 games or something. Troy Baker who you mentioned (Snow and Ryu) also had big roles in Darksiders, Mass Effect 3 (Kai Leng), Arkham city (Two Face and Robin!) etc.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:07 AM   #5
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Most of them are minor rather than major. Kai leng is a sub main rather than main. Hes in everything yh but more random characters n cameos

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everyones gotta eat brother lol ... atleast we aren't reading text anymore
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:58 PM   #7
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Wow, I never noticed Nolan North did Romeo's voice in ODST. /mindblown
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