History TalkingToHimself / VideoGames

19th Jan '18 9:04:56 PM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' have the same problem, running on the same engine (and with ''Oblivion'' and ''Fallout 3'' being made by the same company). Liam Neeson and Matthew Perry both voice-act one character each, and each of the companions have their own unique voice (except Charon, who has the generic "male ghoul" voice of Mike Rosson, and Jericho, who has the same voice as the male Raiders; i.e. James Lewis). Pretty much everyone else boils down to the same handful of voices. It's most jarring with Ghouls, who, with the exceptions of Desmond Lockheart (Jeff Baker), Plik (uncredited), Jason Bright (Graham Cuthbertson), Raul Tejada (Danny Trejo) and Dean Domino (Barry Dennen), have 1 male voice and 1 female voice per game. One of the more egregrious offenders is Gus Travers, who voices Flak, the Rivet City security guards, and Armitage, all of which can appear in the same room at the same time.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' have the same problem, running on the same engine (and with ''Oblivion'' and ''Fallout 3'' being made by the same company). Liam Neeson Creator/LiamNeeson and Matthew Perry Creator/MatthewPerry both voice-act one character each, and each of the companions have their own unique voice (except Charon, who has the generic "male ghoul" voice of Mike Rosson, and Jericho, who has the same voice as the male Raiders; i.e. James Lewis). Pretty much everyone else boils down to the same handful of voices. It's most jarring with Ghouls, who, with the exceptions of Desmond Lockheart (Jeff Baker), Plik (uncredited), Jason Bright (Graham Cuthbertson), Raul Tejada (Danny Trejo) and Dean Domino (Barry Dennen), have 1 male voice and 1 female voice per game. One of the more egregrious offenders is Gus Travers, who voices Flak, the Rivet City security guards, and Armitage, all of which can appear in the same room at the same time.
12th Jan '18 6:44:24 PM nombretomado
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** This also applies to Shinjiro and Jin (Creator/GrantGeorge) and Chidori and Ken (Creator/MonaMarshall) while in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', both Nanako and the gas station attendant are voiced by KarenStrassman and both the main character and Adachi are voiced by Creator/JohnnyYongBosch. However, at no point do any of these characters directly talk to each other; as Shinjiro and Jin only have one scene together where Jin doesn't talk, Chidori and Ken don't have any scenes together, and the silent protagonist obviously doesn't talk. Nanako and the gas station have one scene together where they both talk, but not to each other.

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** This also applies to Shinjiro and Jin (Creator/GrantGeorge) and Chidori and Ken (Creator/MonaMarshall) while in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', both Nanako and the gas station attendant are voiced by KarenStrassman Creator/KarenStrassman and both the main character and Adachi are voiced by Creator/JohnnyYongBosch. However, at no point do any of these characters directly talk to each other; as Shinjiro and Jin only have one scene together where Jin doesn't talk, Chidori and Ken don't have any scenes together, and the silent protagonist obviously doesn't talk. Nanako and the gas station have one scene together where they both talk, but not to each other.
29th Dec '17 2:00:36 AM Cryoclaste
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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog and his EvilCounterpart VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog share the same voice actor (Creator/JasonGriffith) as of the latter's spin-off game. In ''VideoGame/SonicShuffle'', Sonic and Knuckles are both voiced by Ryan Drummond, and ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' has the same actor for Big and Omega. ''SonicRiders'' contains Sonic and Shadow, plus the new character of Jet, also voiced by Jason Griffith. Although Shadow doesn't appear in the game's storyline, Sonic and Jet are rivals.

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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog and his EvilCounterpart VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog share the same voice actor (Creator/JasonGriffith) as of the latter's spin-off game. In ''VideoGame/SonicShuffle'', Sonic and Knuckles are both voiced by Ryan Drummond, and ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' has the same actor for Big and Omega. ''SonicRiders'' ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' contains Sonic and Shadow, plus the new character of Jet, also voiced by Jason Griffith. Although Shadow doesn't appear in the game's storyline, Sonic and Jet are rivals.



** After they changed voices AGAIN, now in ''Sonic Free Riders'', both Tails and Wave the Swallow are played by Creator/KateHiggins, both Storm the Albatross and Knuckles are played by Creator/TravisWillingham, and both Omochao and Blaze are voiced by Creator/LauraBailey.

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** After they changed voices AGAIN, now in ''Sonic Free Riders'', ''VideoGame/SonicFreeRiders'', both Tails and Wave the Swallow are played by Creator/KateHiggins, both Storm the Albatross and Knuckles are played by Creator/TravisWillingham, and both Omochao and Blaze are voiced by Creator/LauraBailey.
28th Dec '17 4:45:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' has quite a bit of this, with [[Creator/PaulDobson Paul]] and Creator/MichaelDobson playing pretty much every non-named unit in the game, Creator/KeithFerguson playing Mr. Nailbrain, Heretics, Ronahn and Plague Marines, Creator/SteveBlum playing Cyrus, Martellus, and Eliphas, and FredTatasciore playing Davian Thule, Ulkair, Bloodletters, and Veldoran.

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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' has quite a bit of this, with [[Creator/PaulDobson Paul]] and Creator/MichaelDobson playing pretty much every non-named unit in the game, Creator/KeithFerguson playing Mr. Nailbrain, Heretics, Ronahn and Plague Marines, Creator/SteveBlum playing Cyrus, Martellus, and Eliphas, and FredTatasciore Creator/FredTatasciore playing Davian Thule, Ulkair, Bloodletters, and Veldoran.
17th Nov '17 5:44:01 AM Cryoclaste
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* Rather common in the [[Frabchise/SpyroTheDragon Spyro series]] (before ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' series, at least). Spyro could talk to himself when rescuing certain dragons in the original, he can talk to himself when asking the Professor for information or Hunter and Ripto can speak to themselves when facing off in ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'', Bentley can talk to himself when scolding Moneybags in ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'', and Spyro can speak to himself in various situations in ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' (either having a witty banter with Hunter or a more stern banter with [[BigBad Red the Dragon Elder]]). He avoids having a conversation with Moneybags, though.

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* Rather common in the [[Frabchise/SpyroTheDragon [[Franchise/SpyroTheDragon Spyro series]] (before ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' series, at least). Spyro could talk to himself when rescuing certain dragons in the original, he can talk to himself when asking the Professor for information or Hunter and Ripto can speak to themselves when facing off in ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'', Bentley can talk to himself when scolding Moneybags in ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'', and Spyro can speak to himself in various situations in ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' (either having a witty banter with Hunter or a more stern banter with [[BigBad Red the Dragon Elder]]). He avoids having a conversation with Moneybags, though.
17th Nov '17 5:43:29 AM Cryoclaste
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* Rather common in the [[SpyroTheDragon Spyro series]] (before ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' series, at least). Spyro could talk to himself when rescuing certain dragons in the original, he can talk to himself when asking the Professor for information or Hunter and Ripto can speak to themselves when facing off in ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'', Bentley can talk to himself when scolding Moneybags in ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'', and Spyro can speak to himself in various situations in ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' (either having a witty banter with Hunter or a more stern banter with [[BigBad Red the Dragon Elder]]). He avoids having a conversation with Moneybags, though.

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* Rather common in the [[SpyroTheDragon [[Frabchise/SpyroTheDragon Spyro series]] (before ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' series, at least). Spyro could talk to himself when rescuing certain dragons in the original, he can talk to himself when asking the Professor for information or Hunter and Ripto can speak to themselves when facing off in ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'', Bentley can talk to himself when scolding Moneybags in ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'', and Spyro can speak to himself in various situations in ''VideoGame/SpyroAHerosTail'' (either having a witty banter with Hunter or a more stern banter with [[BigBad Red the Dragon Elder]]). He avoids having a conversation with Moneybags, though.
3rd Nov '17 1:18:30 PM superkeijikun
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', Elise Zhang, the English VA for Mei, performs double duty as the Mandarin Chinese voice of Mei and Symmetra.
16th Oct '17 1:25:21 PM nighttrainfm
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** In [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity the sequel]], KevinConroy voices both Franchise/{{Batman}}, naturally, as well as [[spoiler: Thomas Elliot]]. Given the latter's motivation, this is probably FridgeBrilliance again...

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** In [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity the sequel]], KevinConroy Creator/KevinConroy voices both Franchise/{{Batman}}, naturally, as well as Franchise/{{Batman}} / Bruce Wayne and [[spoiler: Thomas Elliot]]. Given Elliot]], who's impersonating Bruce. His delivery is ''just'' different enough to show the latter's motivation, this is probably FridgeBrilliance again...impression isn't perfect. This comes up again in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.
16th Oct '17 1:23:47 PM nighttrainfm
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* American video gamers are so used to voice actors being tasked with several roles in a single game that it's no surprise to hear the same voice actor for both Warden Quincy Sharp and [[spoiler:the Spirit of Amadeus Arkham]] in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''; the same actor also has a few other minor roles. What makes this noteworthy is [[spoiler: that the two characters of NominalImportance are related. Bravo, Eidos, using [[WrongGenreSavvy our knowledge of the industry]] to [[MagnificentBastard lead us]] to ignore the most obvious solution!]]

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'':
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American video gamers are so used to voice actors being tasked with several roles in a single game that it's no surprise to hear the same voice actor for both Warden Quincy Sharp and [[spoiler:the Spirit of Amadeus Arkham]] in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''; the same actor also has a few other minor roles. What makes this noteworthy is [[spoiler: that the two characters of NominalImportance are related. Bravo, Eidos, using [[WrongGenreSavvy our knowledge of the industry]] to [[MagnificentBastard lead us]] to ignore the most obvious solution!]]
9th Sep '17 9:49:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Backyard S|ports}}kateboarding'', Marky, Pete, Pablo, and Erik are voiced by the same [[CrossDressingVoices woman]]. The latter three can try Marky's challenge, so when they talk, it is Talking To Herself. This is averted in the other games, however, as there is no dialogue.

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* In ''{{Backyard S|ports}}kateboarding'', ''VideoGame/BackyardSkateboarding'', Marky, Pete, Pablo, and Erik are voiced by the same [[CrossDressingVoices woman]]. The latter three can try Marky's challenge, so when they talk, it is Talking To Herself. This is averted in the other games, however, as there is no dialogue.
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