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I have no idea when it comes to gaming, but I friggen HATE IT when I am watching a movie and I recognize the voice.
As in, an animated movie (probably involving adorable, semi-life-like animals) and I realize the damn voice is the Home Improvement guy, or Gilbert Godfried, or Betty White.
It's all I can focus on, and I picture their faces.
Although, in all fairness, Gilbert is annoying in any form and Betty White kind of kicks arse.
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No more than I am disappointed to recognize a screen actor in something. Just as certain actors are typecast in roles to shorthand their personalities, voices do the same thing.
I was big into listening to English tracks of anime back in the late 90's - early '00's, just to compare and contrast with the Japanese track, and a lot of times--particularly with LA-region dubs which were off-union and as such people were given aliases (one of Steve Blum's was "David Lucas," for example; back then nobody was ever able to acknowledge that explicitly, even though Blum is now associated with Spike Spiegel) and the aliases were rarely tied directly to the role which they were playing. So for me, I guess it rings a "you get points!" feeling whenever I hear someone I recognize.
Still, at this point, I've lost touch, and can only recognize a few voices at any given time (Steve Blum, Jennifer Hale, maybe Dorothy Melendrez and Richard Hayworth/Cansino). The one that really blew my mind was learning that John DiMaggio--whom I associate with Bender in Futurama--also voiced Marcus Fenix. Wendee Lee doing both Fuyutsuki and Ms. Sakurai in GTO was pretty impressive, too.
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I was watching a documentary (for ACIII) and they discussed Nolan North (Nathan Drake, Desmond Miles, and about a hundred more). The dev team said they wanted to hear him play a different voice, but he nails the "Nolan North" voice so well, they couldn't resist casting as the same damn guy.
Personally, it's situations like that which irk me. Granted, I haven't played a fraction of the games he's been in, but it seems kind of crappy to limit a voice actor's range just because the same voice has been effective in the past.
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