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Shakeups Coming To Voice Cast For InFamous II?

Actually, I don't care what he sounds like. I just want to keep zapping trash bag-wearing hobo supermen.


 Would you prefer more or less gravel?
An inFormal poll of the office reveals that I was apparently in a distinct minority in my appreciation of Cole McGrath's gravelly tones in the excellent InFamous, the PS3-exclusive open-world electric superhero romp from earlier this year.

Apparently even Sony itself disagrees with me, as word from voice actor David Sullivan's Twitter indicates he's auditioned for the role of Cole, which is apparently being recast in the inevitable sequel. Here's the original tweet, as reported earlier today by G4.

"First voiceover/motion capture audition today for a video game," said actor David Sullivan over Twitter this morning. "Re-casting of Cole in the sequel of Infamous. 'I'll melt your face.' e.g"


However, Sullivan has since deleted the offending tweet and replaced it with a slightly more equivocal version. Of course, the fact that someone got uppity enough to make him remove his comment just validates the whole affair further.

Had a very cool audition today for role in a very famous video game that I'm not allowed to talk about.


With apologies to Sucker Punch, Uncharted 2 has just unseated InFamous as my favorite PS3 game this year, but I'm still very much looking forward to the further adventures of Cole McGrath, whatever he sounds like next time around. Did anybody else like that character? Who's ready for more InFamous around here? Brad Shoemaker on Google+
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Posted by Brad

 Would you prefer more or less gravel?
An inFormal poll of the office reveals that I was apparently in a distinct minority in my appreciation of Cole McGrath's gravelly tones in the excellent InFamous, the PS3-exclusive open-world electric superhero romp from earlier this year.

Apparently even Sony itself disagrees with me, as word from voice actor David Sullivan's Twitter indicates he's auditioned for the role of Cole, which is apparently being recast in the inevitable sequel. Here's the original tweet, as reported earlier today by G4.

"First voiceover/motion capture audition today for a video game," said actor David Sullivan over Twitter this morning. "Re-casting of Cole in the sequel of Infamous. 'I'll melt your face.' e.g"


However, Sullivan has since deleted the offending tweet and replaced it with a slightly more equivocal version. Of course, the fact that someone got uppity enough to make him remove his comment just validates the whole affair further.

Had a very cool audition today for role in a very famous video game that I'm not allowed to talk about.


With apologies to Sucker Punch, Uncharted 2 has just unseated InFamous as my favorite PS3 game this year, but I'm still very much looking forward to the further adventures of Cole McGrath, whatever he sounds like next time around. Did anybody else like that character? Who's ready for more InFamous around here?
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Posted by Tophat666

INFAMOUS 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1ST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Legendary

Well, I only played the demo of Infamous... but anyway I'd like a less gravelly voice. I think the type of voice is getting played out. Maybe it should be gravelly when you're leaning toward the evil side... but that's just my opinion.

Posted by Bucketdeth

I found Infamous to be pretty buggy and had weird animations for the characters and almost felt unfinished, but other then that it was a pretty good game and am looking forward to the second one.

Posted by GunstarRed

I liked the original voice actor... zeke on the other hand....
Posted by CowMuffins

Cole was so generic. "Hi I'm the wannabe tough superhero who has normal issues with females, just like you."

Posted by malxmusician212

i wanted more infamous the first time i played it!!!! can't wait!!!!!!!!!!! and i thought his voice was awesome!

Posted by Spike94

This guyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! 
Even though I have yet to play/buy the first one, I am of course still stoked for a second. 
I played the demo and intend to get the game at some point, it rocks.
Posted by SlantedRoom

dug the origianl. still need to finish it. will dig the sequal. i don't really think voice acting is enough to COMPLETELY break a game for me, so i'll be fine with whomever they choose.
Posted by iAmJohn

Cole's voice was so unfitting in the first game.  Hey guys check it out - I'm a bike messenger who's suddenly developed superpowers.  Listen in awe as I TALK LIKE BATMAN AND BE ALL IMPOSING AND SCARY AND SHIT!!! 
 
But then again, the story in that game was such garbage that it doesn't really matter.  inFAMOUS did a lot right, but story and interesting characters weren't either of them.

Posted by kagekage

i love how all the great developers from the ps2 are bringing their new IP to the next gen and making fucking unbelievable shit-your-pants games =]
it gives me a sense of nostalgia and happiness =D

Posted by Zippedbinders

I felt his voice perfect for the bad karma route, however it didn't feel right for good karma Cole. It might be a bit much, but having two similar sounding VAs to do Cole depending on his route would be interesting. At the very least a difference in tone for one VA.

Posted by MarkWahlberg

Who wants to bet Nolan North gets the job?

Posted by buzz_killington

Thank god, I hated the Christian Bale wannabe voice acting.
Posted by gingertastic_10

Cole is Cole, I'm stoked for InFamous 2.

Posted by CronoXtream

bring 1 and 2 to the xbox 360 alrdy.

Edited by iAmJohn
@MarkWahlberg said:

" Who wants to bet Nolan North gets the job? "

Only if he's guaranteed a role in Resistance 3.  Then the trifecta will be complete! 
 
@CronoXtream said: 

" bring 1 and 2 to the xbox 360 alrdy. "

That  would be kind of difficult considering Sony owns the franchise.
Posted by Jgarcia2677

The charater, the story, and the game were cool, but I didn't care too much about the voice acting.  It was average.
Posted by CrazedMaverick

Brad should voice Cole

Posted by Shadow
@CrazedMaverick said:
" Brad should voice Sasha "
Fixxed
Posted by iAmJohn
@CrazedMaverick said:
" Brad should voice Cole "
I would play this game.
Posted by DrRandle

I don't think I'll be playing this game. the first game's plot was god awful, and blowing stuff up... Eh, it's better in other games. It just wasn't that great. One of my biggest complaints, aside from the god-awful plot and animations, Cole's voice. Glad to see they're addressing at least one of my many, many complaints for that game.

Posted by snake6phw
@DrRandle: youre an idiot.
Posted by cowdrunk

personaly I thought Cole sounded alright  
but aside from that if i had the option i would go out and buy Infamouse 2 tomarrow if i had the option its one of only about half adozen games ive compleated multile times in my time playing games (been playing games consistantly for about 15ish years) and on top of that it was back to back started the second playthough about 20 min after watching the credits 
Posted by MetalGearSunny

Is it gonna be Christian Bale? If so, there wouldn't be any major differences in voice at all.

Posted by Mars_Cleric

While I was playing I liked Cole's voice but now when I try to think back to his voice it's seems it didn't stick in my head
Posted by MeatSim

They should have had this sorted out before finishing the first game. Switching the voice of your man character when he has already been established is kind of a bad move.

Posted by Cristoflanga

I actually liked Cole. Still, they gotta fix the animations for characters, when they re talking they just seem to be standing there. Still, the game was great, i'd love a more polished sequel. He NEEDS tougher powers.

Posted by Geekcore

I played inFamous when it came out, and I didn't like Cole's voice acting nor did I  hate it. The fact that I can't really remember much about his voice says that it wasn't memorable. 
 
So sure, why not bring someone new...I won't notice and I loved inFamous.

Posted by Roboyto

i personally loved the work for Cole's voice in the original, just see my review of the game, i specifically point it out as a positive

Posted by RYNO9881

WTH, I loved cole's voice. How can anyone not love his voice.

Posted by pepper

I like the voice. I would rather them have the original voice actor mess with his voice a little and make it less overdone than get a completely new actor.

Posted by RYNO9881
@iAmJohn said:
" Cole's voice was so unfitting in the first game.  Hey guys check it out - I'm a bike messenger who's suddenly developed superpowers.  Listen in awe as I TALK LIKE BATMAN AND BE ALL IMPOSING AND SCARY AND SHIT!!!  But then again, the story in that game was such garbage that it doesn't really matter.  inFAMOUS did a lot right, but story and interesting characters weren't either of them. "
You sir, are a fucking idiot who can't tell what is good and what isn't.
Posted by Madyew

I thought Cole was a pretty cool character. The game's story was kind of under appreciated. Can't wait for the sequel.

Posted by Thejugglingbum

I thought the voice was okay. Not super amazing voice acting but certainly not in need of a recast.

Posted by UnsolvedParadox

I liked the voice, it worked for me (in part because I went evil).

Posted by TheLegendofLuke

Sequels *facepalm* 
 
Who wants to bet it'll be "darker" or "edgier" 
 
Fuck my life.
Posted by Undeadpool

I'm ok with Cole's voice. It's not spectacular, but whatever, it gets the job done.

Posted by Delta_Ass

David Sullivan was pretty damn great in Primer, but it wasn't really because of his voice.

Posted by shadows_kill

"First voiceover/motion capture audition today for a video game," said actor David Sullivan over Twitter this morning. "Re-casting of Cole in the sequel of Infamous. 'I'll melt your face.' e.g"

does that mean infamous 2 he will have fire powers :P
Posted by SJSchmidt93

inFormal

Clever.
Posted by Duffyside

People made all sorts of ridiculous complaints about InFamous; "the story is awful! It's absurd! It's like it's straight out of a comic book or something." That was the point! 
 
Not only was I ok with Cole's voice, it could easily be explained away in the story. However, such a minor change will not evaporate any excitement I now have for the sequel of one of my favorite games this generation.

Posted by TheLegendofLuke
@shadows_kill said:
"

"First voiceover/motion capture audition today for a video game," said actor David Sullivan over Twitter this morning. "Re-casting of Cole in the sequel of Infamous. 'I'll melt your face.' e.g"

does that mean infamous 2 he will have fire powers :P "
 

I honeslty can't tell if you're being serious or not...
Posted by yyZiggurat

But I liked the original Cole voice

Posted by Snipper138

i thought the cole voice actor was pretty decent

Posted by drac96

It always bothers me when game sequels with recurring characters change voice actors.

Posted by MAST

I want to know where the DLC for inFamous is? Since when does a successful game not have DLC?

Posted by Media_Master

Still need to get this...

Posted by brocool

Yo Brad
I thought Cole's voice perfectly matched his character and I can't wait for the next installment!

Posted by BoFooQ

game was great.  playing has a bad guy i was fine with the voice, but maybe if you were a good guy it was a bit over the top 
 
game was great.  haven't played uncharted 2 yet, so infamous still game of the year
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