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Flying Arrow
11-16-2011, 06:35 PM
I don't know a whole lot about voice acting or the who's-who of it all, so bear with me.

Playing through Skyrim these days and I could swear that one of the generic Imperial voices in none other than Balthier's. It took me a bit of time to pinpoint it, but when I did I checked the Wiki to make sure and:

Gideon Emery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Emery)

Yep.

So, since FFXII was with few exceptions a wonderfully voiced game, what other games have you been pleasantly surprised to suddenly hear a XII actor?

Loony BoB
11-16-2011, 08:30 PM
Since pretty much every game in recent history features Nolan North, voice actor of Vossler... :D

Vincent, Thunder God
11-16-2011, 10:05 PM
Hey neat-o! I loved Balthier's voice, looking forward to hearing him in Skyrim!

Rostum
11-16-2011, 11:44 PM
That guy has a nice portfolio there.

Vincent, Thunder God
11-17-2011, 02:06 PM
Since pretty much every game in recent history features Nolan North, voice actor of Vossler... :D

Doesn't North voice Nathan Drake? Or am I mistaken?

Loony BoB
11-17-2011, 04:53 PM
Since pretty much every game in recent history features Nolan North, voice actor of Vossler... :D

Doesn't North voice Nathan Drake? Or am I mistaken?
Indeed, he's most famous for that role, and it's certainly the one I would say he defined the role as much as it defined him. :) He's in a lot of other things, too. And I do mean a lot of other things (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolan_North).

Vincent, Thunder God
11-17-2011, 04:59 PM
Since pretty much every game in recent history features Nolan North, voice actor of Vossler... :D

Doesn't North voice Nathan Drake? Or am I mistaken?
Indeed, he's most famous for that role, and it's certainly the one I would say he defined the role as much as it defined him. :) He's in a lot of other things, too. And I do mean a lot of other things (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolan_North).

I thought so! I agree, it was a good role for him. Holy tit, just looked at your link and he voices Desmond from Assassin's Creed and the Penguin in Arkham Asylum! That resume is full of famous and well-made games, that's really commendable. He seems really popular in the voice acting industry!

Depression Moon
11-18-2011, 01:30 AM
The dude is some kind of voice master. A lot of those characters don't sound anything alike. I had no clue has Penguin until I heard it on the net. His female counterpart is Tara Strong.

Vincent, Thunder God
11-18-2011, 04:52 PM
The dude is some kind of voice master. A lot of those characters don't sound anything alike. I had no clue has Penguin until I heard it on the net. His female counterpart is Tara Strong.

Indeed, he's a top-tier voice actor. But who is Tara Strong?

Flying Arrow
11-19-2011, 08:24 PM
My favourite Nolan North role has got to be Stephen Heck from Alpha Protocol. Hilarious and great.

Bolivar
11-21-2011, 03:24 PM
I had no idea Balthier's VA Gideon Emery was the protagonist in Vanquish, I always thought it was Steven Blum. Didn't know Vossler was Nolan North, I guess that was pretty early for him. But like everyone else in XII, I feel like he really rocked it. I actually like the voice acting in XII across the board, can't pick out anyone I didn't like (yes, even Vaan and Penelo).

I really liked Ashe's voice and I enjoyed her as the narrator for Valkyria Chronicles. I know it's not FFXII, but I really liked Lightning's actor as one of the primary antagonists of Valkyria Chronicles II, it was a really great role for her.

Laddy
11-23-2011, 06:19 AM
I want his voice.

Huckleberry Quin
11-29-2011, 05:48 AM
Balthier's voice is like a wet dream in aural form. I will henceforth hunt these Imperials down and stalk them for the rest of eternity.

ReloadPsi
08-23-2012, 08:33 PM
The dude is some kind of voice master. A lot of those characters don't sound anything alike. I had no clue has Penguin until I heard it on the net. His female counterpart is Tara Strong.

Quite. Even though her voices all sound similar there's something about each of them that sets them apart as different people.

Roogle
08-24-2012, 02:33 AM
Indeed, he's a top-tier voice actor. But who is Tara Strong?

Tara Strong is a popular voice actor for portraying young female protagonists. She was the voice of Rikku in Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, but she has voiced dozens of characters in Western animated series. One of her most recent roles is Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

ReloadPsi
08-24-2012, 12:10 PM
I just knew that was gonna get mentioned once Tara Strong's name came up :P

Jessweeee♪
08-24-2012, 05:52 PM
The biggest difference between Nolan North and Tara Strong is you can usually pick out Tara's voice. Nolan is like "wha? but none of these characters sound anything like each other."

Laddy
08-25-2012, 02:26 AM
Jennifer Hale is an insanely prolific actress with incredible range as well.

Check it out. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuaD6cC5RpA)

Huckleberry Quin
08-28-2012, 09:36 AM
I honestly don't know what you lot are on about in regards to Nolan North. Dude sounds identical in everything he does. xD