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As far as the news goes... meh. He almost returned, he didn't, we still have a good voice, who cares.

Judging from the number of death threats Jason and Roger appear to get, a lot of people care. Far, far too much.

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If I'm remembering right, we actually heard when the new VAs were announced that some of the previous actors had actually been reconsidered along with some new talent coming in to compete against them. I thought the way it went down was that the casting agents simply found Roger's voice better than Ryan's. Didn't know he was dealt such a shitty hand to come back. Fuck man.

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Judging from the number of death threats Jason and Roger appear to get, a lot of people care. Far, far too much.

That's pretty sad that the fans has to act like little children and wild animals. That's the reason why I find the whole Ryan Drummond situation to be very bittersweet. I'm not going to celebrate if he returns. I'll be really disappointed about it honesty. I've got over him and moved on to Roger now and I don't want to lose him, too.

Edited by sonfan1984

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I like Roger right now. I don't mind Drummond coming back, but I feel that he isn't as good as others put him out to be.

I like the cheesy factor, but I also cringe it sometimes. Heroes having the cringe factor.

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That's.. unfortunate to say the least. It seems like Drummond really enjoyed his role as Sonic.

I still like Roger Craig Smith tho'. I don't think his Sonic voice is perfect, but I still greatly prefer it over Griffith's.

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This gives me a couple predictions.

Sonic Generations was in development before Colors and Riders. Voices may have been the first thing added to the game. I thought some of the voices were done better in Colors so could this be a reason why? Then again, the Riders voices were a bit bad with Generations sounding better. I guess we could say that Riders was finished before Generations, but where does Colors take place?

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On the subject of Ryan being cheesy, cringe-worthy moments aren't a unique staple of the Dreamcast era. Plenty of those were to be had in Colors, like the whole "Lisp" joke and how forced that shit was, for example. Given how Sega treats the storytelling, very few actors are going to escape their Sonic careers without biting the bullet on some particularly narmy moments. Ryan and Jason themselves have lamented about this in interviews after the fact. Naturally it's gotten better, but I think that's mainly due to changing industry standards than anything. How would Ryan fare now under current conditions is anyone's guess, but I personally don't think he'd be as bad as anyone was over a decade ago.

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The following link is for a brilliant site for listening to Sonic voice actor comparisons. You can choose other Sonic characters as well and listen to them.

It has small voice clips of:

Jaleel White

Jason Griffith

Martin Burke

Ryan Drummond

Samuel Vincent

Roger Craig Smith

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/voice-compare/Sonic-The-Hedgehog/Sonic-the-Hedgehog/

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It sucks that Sega screwed over Ryan not once, but twice. Poor guy. One of these days, someone needs to put together a convention panel with all three official Sonic voices for Sonic Boom/Summer of Sonic. I'd love to hear some of the stories that these guys could tell about their time working with Sega.

That's too bad. I love all three Sonic VA's pretty much equally and they're all really great guys too but... gun to my head I'd have Ryan back because nostalgia.

Ditto, only Jason instead of Ryan for me. I've always liked his take on Sonic just a bit more.

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The following link is for a brilliant site for listening to Sonic voice actor comparisons. You can choose other Sonic characters as well and listen to them.

It has small voice clips of:

Jaleel White

Jason Griffith

Martin Burke

Ryan Drummond

Samuel Vincent

Roger Craig Smith

http://www.behindthe...c-the-Hedgehog/

The only voice I outright didn't like was Samuel Vincent, seriously wtf?

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That's Sonic's singing voice in Sonic Underground, isn't it?

Yeah, and speaking of horrible singing voices, I've found a forgotten voice for the hog

Full voice talent can be seen here

Oh goooooooooood (and Tails is somehow /worse/, probably the worst Tails voice ever)

Edited by Soniman

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I think what SEGA asked him to do is terrible, but honestly, I never liked him that much as a voice actor, but that is beside the point.

The article was a little vague, but from what it said... seriously? I think SEGA's demands were a little more than unfair.

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Yeah, and speaking of horrible singing voices, I've found a forgotten voice for the hog

Full voice talent can be seen here

Oh goooooooooood (and Tails is somehow /worse/, probably the worst Tails voice ever)

I agree that Tails is terrible, but i actually think Sonic's voice is kinda fitting for his youthfull and "90's-like" classic form. He sounds a lot better talking than singing though.

Edited by batson

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Wow.........Fuck You SEGA, who knows what Ryan could have done with good direction..........Not that I don't like Roger but still........Fuck you.

EDIT: Figured I should expand. Although Roger is overall my favourite Sonic voice, I felt that Ryan had the best tone. Sounded the most like Sonic, if you will. So, if he had better voice direction, I feel he could have been really good, maybe even the best.

Edited by Zero

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I personally find Roger to be my favorite VA for Sonic for many reasons. But I will Say that I also found Jason and Ryan amazing sonic's as well. They all portrayed Sonic in ways that still reflected on what Sonic was. Just in There own way. They all still sounded Cocky, mellow, and at times arrogant. It was mainly the Voice direction or plain bad writing that Pulled these guys potential back. Including Roger. So this is a bit disappointing to hear. I would have been interested to hear Ryan again. Feel bad for him....Wonder if Roger reacted the same way we did to this. At least we still have a good VA still.

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