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LegendaryBlade
12.10.2012 , 03:42 AM | #1
Am I the only one that thinks the Jedi Consular has the worst VA of any of the classes yet? I haven't gotten very far in the story, I just started my Consular and already I cringe everytime I go through dialogue.

I've already had to kind of go back and redo his appearance after I realized the young-ish looking character I made would be impossible to fit to this super deep late-thirties early-fourties voice. Even after making a more appropriate character model though he just sounds so...bad. It's made me reconsider playing through his story and I feel bad that such a trivial thing gets to me but...it does.
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Heimer
12.10.2012 , 12:57 PM | #2
Yes I agree. The male consular Voice is really bad.

I tried to live with it because I wasted the romance option, but it was just so bad I gave up and rollend a female char.

I guess there Will be no romance on this char unless they hurry up and implement same gender romance.

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LegendaryBlade
12.10.2012 , 03:48 PM | #3
Ehh, I really don't want to roll a female character. I guess i'll just have to choke it down and deal with it, or else just put off playing the Consular story for awhile.

What I don't get is why would they give him the voice of someone who just finished their mid life crisis if he's supposed to be a padawan? Shouldn't he at least be a -bit- more youthful? Am I the only one that thinks this?
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JFrombaugh
12.11.2012 , 01:37 AM | #4
I always thought the male Consular voice sounds a lot like Alex Trebek (Jeopardy! host).

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Birtram
12.11.2012 , 02:34 AM | #5
I think that the Consular's storyline is quite boring, but not the voice acting.
My main is a male Jedi Sage, and I've been hearing him speak since Beta. I think Nolan North's voice is quite fitting with the stereotype of a calm, diplomatic kind of Jedi. I like it in my light side sage, no doubt.

Of course, I still think that the male Knight or, say, female Agent's voice talents are better. But, nonetheless, I wouldn't say male consular's voice is bad.

There's one thing that's got me thinking, though. Am I the only one who noticed a slight change in the consular's voice with the latest recorded dialogue? In the HK and Section X conversations, I mean. It's like North had a cold or something... Maybe they even changed the voice actor? Or it may be just me...
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thatPERSON
12.11.2012 , 02:42 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Birtram View Post
There's one thing that's got me thinking, though. Am I the only one who noticed a slight change in the consular's voice with the latest recorded dialogue? In the HK and Section X conversations, I mean. It's like North had a cold or something... Maybe they even changed the voice actor? Or it may be just me...
i noticed this too. it sounds like him, but at the same time, it doesnt. it caught me off guard at first, but i dont care too much about how my character sounds anyways.

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LegendaryBlade
12.11.2012 , 03:18 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Birtram View Post
I think that the Consular's storyline is quite boring, but not the voice acting.
My main is a male Jedi Sage, and I've been hearing him speak since Beta. I think Nolan North's voice is quite fitting with the stereotype of a calm, diplomatic kind of Jedi. I like it in my light side sage, no doubt.

Of course, I still think that the male Knight or, say, female Agent's voice talents are better. But, nonetheless, I wouldn't say male consular's voice is bad.

There's one thing that's got me thinking, though. Am I the only one who noticed a slight change in the consular's voice with the latest recorded dialogue? In the HK and Section X conversations, I mean. It's like North had a cold or something... Maybe they even changed the voice actor? Or it may be just me...
Holy crap, it's Nolan North?

What happened, I loved you in...everything else you've ever done. The Jedi Consular voice is pretty abysmal though. I feel like, given his talents, he really could of outshined this role; or at very least chosen something other than a grizzled middle aged man sound.
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jypsostarchaser
12.11.2012 , 04:06 AM | #8
Don't know what y'all are smoking. Nolan North acted the hell out of this role. This is the same guy that did the voice of Desmond Miles in the Assassin's Creeds. Also the voice of Drake in the Uncharted series.

As far as this game, there is some of the best voice acting I have ever heard all around. I especially love male Sith Warrior. North's work in this game is no exception. It fits the Consular style perfectly. Extremely calm and reasonable at all times with only the subtlest of inflections that carry a lot of lurking menace that can go either way.
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A_nonymous
12.11.2012 , 08:04 AM | #9
I also didn't care for the voice acting at all. It sounded far more gruff and older than I imagined. There are some voices that sound just right (like the male BH for example), but this one just sounds wrong the first time I heard it. Maybe it'll grow on me or I'll get used to it though.
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Dallayna
12.11.2012 , 10:38 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by jypsostarchaser View Post
Don't know what y'all are smoking. Nolan North acted the hell out of this role. This is the same guy that did the voice of Desmond Miles in the Assassin's Creeds. Also the voice of Drake in the Uncharted series.

As far as this game, there is some of the best voice acting I have ever heard all around. I especially love male Sith Warrior. North's work in this game is no exception. It fits the Consular style perfectly. Extremely calm and reasonable at all times with only the subtlest of inflections that carry a lot of lurking menace that can go either way.
I love the male Warrior, I loved the female Agent, female Smuggy (what I've been able to do so far) seems pretty good to, but the female Consular on the other hand..... And, actually, I've noticed something through the levels- it's not that it's bad so much as doesn't quite match what's going on as well as the other VA's I've encountered so far.

It's almost like instead of giving them a full script like they did with the other actors, they just handed her a bunch of random lines out of order with no idea what conversations they were going to be in and told her: "Just make them sound Jedi-ish...."

In other words, I can hear her trying her best but she sounds like she wasn't given any real direction.