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Josh Mandel?
« on: July 04, 2010, 07:10:01 PM »
Why did you guys choose a different voice for graham in TSL? Josh Mandel is easly contactable as seen in kq1vga 2vga and 3vga
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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 07:14:13 PM »
I remember the team actually addressing this once but I can't remember the exact meaning. I think they just wanted to do this their own way. The voices in TSL is great, everything about it is pure magic, I promise.

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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 07:18:48 PM »
I know. i love the voice in tsl. i'm just putting something out. btw who voices him in tsl anyway?
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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 07:40:11 PM »
The guy they chose for Graham is incredible, though.  He sounds just like Graham! :yes:
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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 07:42:56 PM »
who did they choose :P

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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010, 09:36:47 PM »
They chose.......

Wait for it......

Wait for it...............

Spoiler (mouse over to reveal):

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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010, 11:41:22 PM »
That's not really a :suffer:-worthy comment, I fear.  I remember hearing the name a few times, and there used to be a video of his audition (doesn't he also voice Shadrack? :)) on YouTube.  Just searched for it, but couldn't find it. :(  Anyway, he sounds just like Graham!  I absolutely love the actor they chose!

EDIT: In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the original trailer for TSL, The Hero.  It's got some dialogue of Graham's in it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQVVwK0uM-8
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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 01:35:05 AM »
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6580747239925858531# - Here's the video of Jason Victor - the voice of Graham - auditioning.

I too remembered this being talked about before.  I thought there was also talk about how Josh Mandel's voice didn't quite fit as well for their vision of Graham, though I could be wrong about that.  And while I certainly have nothing against Josh, Jason seems to do a great job from the dialogue we've heard!
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2010, 01:49:02 AM »
It was a joke Haids.... hence the 4 rows of it inside of a spoiler tag.   8)
 
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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2010, 08:30:57 AM »
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He sounds just like Graham!

However, he doesn't sound like Josh Mandel. :suffer: :suffer: :suffer: Maybe a bit closer to the Graham in KQ7 sound file, which most people haven't heard. Certainly nothing like Daran Norris in MOE.
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2010, 08:34:21 AM »
How can you sound like a game character when a game character doesn't have a voice of his own but only the voice of his/her voice actor?  :-\
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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2010, 08:36:18 AM »
While Josh did some great work as Graham in the original games and for some of the fan remakes, I have to say I love Jason Victor as our Graham. :) He did an amazing job! I'm biased, of course, but I personally think our Graham is the best Graham.  ;D

Also, no, he did not do the voice work for Shadrack. You've yet to hear any of that character's lines, I believe, and his voice actor is also fantastic. Once we heard him read, there was no contest and no question--he was the guy we were looking for!

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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2010, 09:14:12 AM »
How can you sound like a game character when a game character doesn't have a voice of his own but only the voice of his/her voice actor?  :-\
I can't explain it, but that's how I feel, too. I don't think it's so much the voice as the way he delivers the lines. Of course, it could just be that I've played TSL so much...

Whatever it is, Jason does an amazing Graham. :D Along with Amy (the narrator and a few of the characters) and whoever voiced the Arch Druid, his is one of my favorite voices in the game.

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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2010, 09:35:02 AM »
Yea I really fell in love with Jason and Amy's voice acting.  I actually can't imagine anyone else doing the voice of Graham now... and Amy is an absolute treasure as the narrarator.  While it might have been nice to have had Josh do the voice of Graham... I am very very happy that Jason got the part.

And I LOVE the voice for Shadrack.  I don't know where they found him... but he nails the evil twisted wizard voice perfectly.  Maybe a little too perfectly....  **lol**
 
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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2010, 10:02:10 AM »
no one is better then the original.  It's like saying chris brown does a better thiller then mj
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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2010, 10:09:10 AM »
Oh I don't know Hero.... wait until you hear Jason....  you will be surprised.  :)
 
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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2010, 10:11:43 AM »
not really if hes the same one from 2006 rc and auditions i may not post but i know my TSL

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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2010, 10:17:29 AM »
He is the same one that you heard in the demo and old teasers. And everyone's entitled to their own opinion. :)

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Re: Josh Mandel?
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2010, 10:22:26 AM »
hes good but no one beats the josh as in a way i grew up with him

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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2010, 10:34:32 AM »
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