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Snesboy said:

Remember when Urkel was Sonic?

https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Jaleel_White

I remember.

Yep, I remember.

Jaleel made a pretty good Sonic imo.



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I don't give a damn about Sonic's voice. Nobody plays Sonic games for the story, we just want the cut scenes to end so we can get on to the next level



VAMatt said:

I don't give a damn about Sonic's voice. Nobody plays Sonic games for the story, we just want the cut scenes to end so we can get on to the next level

While I don't play Sonic specifically for the story, I still enjoy the stories and voice acting personally. If nobody cared about the Sonic story, Sonic wouldn't have had multiple successful tv shows and movies/OVA's over the years, nor would Sonic have had 20+ years of successful Archie and IDW comics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(TV_series)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Underground

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_X

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Boom_(TV_series)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(OVA)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(film)

https://www.polygon.com/2020/12/10/22167777/netflix-sonic-the-hedgehog-new-animated-series-date

https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(Archie_comic_series)

https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(IDW_comic_series)



shikamaru317 said:
VAMatt said:

I don't give a damn about Sonic's voice. Nobody plays Sonic games for the story, we just want the cut scenes to end so we can get on to the next level

While I don't play Sonic specifically for the story, I still enjoy the stories and voice acting personally. If nobody cared about the Sonic story, Sonic wouldn't have had multiple successful tv shows and movies/OVA's over the years, nor would Sonic have had 20+ years of successful Archie and IDW comics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(TV_series)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Underground

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_X

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Boom_(TV_series)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(OVA)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(film)

https://www.polygon.com/2020/12/10/22167777/netflix-sonic-the-hedgehog-new-animated-series-date

https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(Archie_comic_series)

https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(IDW_comic_series)

You're right, some people obviously do care about the story, especially in the larger Sonic universe.  My real point there was that I don't think there are many people that think Sonic's voice in a given game is of any importance.  These arent story driven games, his voice has changed a bunch, many of us don't care about story elements in Sonic games at all, and a whole host of other facts lead me to that conclusion.  



Update: Today the voice actress for Amy said that she is being replaced, and suggested that the full voice cast from her era of Sonic (2010-2020) is being replaced. 

The one possible exception is Mike Pollack, Eggman's voice actor, when she tweeted that, he replied with this:

People aren't really sure if he is hinting that he is out too, or if he is hinting that she is wrong about the whole cast being replaced because he is staying. 

My personal theory is that they plan to use the Sonic movie actors for the next main 3D Sonic game, released as a tie-in for the 2nd Sonic movie April 2022. If my theory is right, we will get Sonic voiced by Ben Schwartz, Eggman voiced by Jim Carrey, Tails voiced by whatever actor the cast for the 2nd movie (they used the game actress for the Tails cameo in the first Sonic movie, but I suspect there will be a Hollywood replacement for the sequel movie), and whoever they cast for Knuckles (rumored that Dwayne Johnson is in negotiations). 



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This feels like a huge middle finger to the Sonic voice cast on Sega's part.



CaptainExplosion said:

This feels like a huge middle finger to the Sonic voice cast on Sega's part.

I mean they've done it before, they like to change the voice cast pretty often, depending on the character. Sonic went through 2 other actors before RCS, Knuckles and Tails went through 6 already I believe. But, the current voice cast has largely been on Sonic for 10 years now (though Tails and Knuckles got replaced more recently), with Mike Pollack as Eggman/Robotnik for 17 years I believe, so alot of people thought that Sega had a voice cast they were happy with and were going to stick with even longer. But it seems that is not the case. 

I assume they are either planning to use the Sonic movie voice cast for the next game and release the next main game as a tie-in for Sonic movie 2 in April 2022, or that they just wanted to refresh the entire game voice cast ahead of the upcoming new 2022 Sonic tv show for Netflix, Sonic Prime, and use that new voice cast on the show. 



CaptainExplosion said:

This feels like a huge middle finger to the Sonic voice cast on Sega's part.

Why? Do you know the full terms under which Sega let them go? 



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

https://twitter.com/itsamike/status/1357901913161945093?s=21

Huge sigh of relief!!

Mike Pollock is STILL Dr. Eggman!!!



PAOerfulone said:

https://twitter.com/itsamike/status/1357901913161945093?s=21

Huge sigh of relief!!

Mike Pollock is STILL Dr. Eggman!!!

Nice. What a weird situation though, seems like they are recasting just about every character but Eggman. I wonder why they kept him. Maybe they wanted the movie cast for the next game but they found out that Jim Carrey wanted too much money, so they're sticking with good old reliable Mike and using the movie cast for the other characters. Dunno.