Kevin Afghani announced he’s taken over the plunger from Mario’s voice actor for over 25 years, Charles Martinet.

    • Metal Zealot
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      8 months ago

      If you’re a sonic fan at all, you’d know we they don’t take this kinda change very well.

      • SuperDuper
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        118 months ago

        SONIC’S ARMS ARE NOT BLUE!

        • Mr. Semi
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          98 months ago

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      8 months ago

      Gaming fanbase doesn’t send death threat challenge (impossible)

      edit: on the “ah?” at 0:26, I hear a little more annoyed “what the hell?” tone in there. I’d imagine it’d have been a more inquisitive “hmm?” under martinet, similar to 0:08. I like that he’s giving mario a bigger range within the extreme limitations nintendo probably put on him, and aiming for relatively a tiny less whimsy and a tiny more grounded compared to martinet’s body of work

  • @[email protected]
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    288 months ago

    He’s a pretty decent drop-in replacement. I thought for sure I’d notice a difference from the promo video at the end of the article. Even though there is a minor difference, it’s so negligible you could easily just pretend Charles had a cold in the booth.

    It’s a lot better than the Sonic Voice Actor fiasco Sega has had.

    • @funnystuff97
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      218 months ago

      Unfortunately, it seems Wario got the short end of the stick. Wario’s voice in the new WarioWare trailer is very noticeably different.

      • @[email protected]
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        48 months ago

        Oh yeah, you’re right. I’m sure it will get better with time, or we’ll just get used to it.

        Roger Craig Smith’s initial voice for Sonic in Promos was awful, but it was serviceable by the time the first game came out.

        • @funnystuff97
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          38 months ago

          I don’t think Roger Craig Smith is bad, and I think it works well for the modern Boost era. Being said, Ryan Drummond will always be my Sonic.

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        8 months ago

        I miss the Mario Kart 64 Wario. Never was a fan of the deeper voice in later games.

        Same goes for Toad. Bring back the MK64 Toad. I’m tired of the two-packs-a-day Toad we have now.

  • @cmbabul
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    118 months ago

    Sounds pretty damn close to my ears

    • Dandroid
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      138 months ago

      You should probably pull your phone away from your ears then

  • @[email protected]
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    98 months ago

    Yeah thats pretty competent. I’ll admit i was hoping for a new take on Mario, but theres no way fans would be happy with anything other than a Charles Martinet soundalike.

  • Otome-chan
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    98 months ago

    I’m pretty picky about voices of iconic characters, but the new guy doing Mario and Luigi is solid. He sounds just like them to me, so no problem.

    • Sparky678348
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      8 months ago

      In what other instances are you picky about the voices of iconic characters?

      • Otome-chan
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        38 months ago

        Sonic is basically what got me invested in voice actor swaps lol. I literally can’t stand some of the voice actor swaps in that series because they just sound so drastically different and wrong.

        Voice issues happen a lot with anime too when it gets dubbed. Rarely will the dub be better, but there’s some iconic dubs like the pokemon cast, or haruhi. With the yuki-chan spin-off series of haruhi, I was really concerned they’d get different VAs and it’d be ruined as a result, but fortunately they had brought back the entire original cast.

  • @Crystal_Shards64
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    38 months ago

    I’m honestly not a fan. But I’ll probably get used to it fast enough.

    What I am surprised about is that they didn’t get tons of voices and lines to just reuse for the next 100 years and opted for a new voice actor all together.