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#1 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -


#2 Edited by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

This week, I learned that the beloved and incredible Nolan North is, in fact, NOT the voice of The Boss voice #1 in Saints Row: The Third. This was saddening at first, but it quickly turned into anger and rage when I learned that Troy Baker was also the lead character in The Last of Us.

What is happening in the world?! Who is this cheap impostor coming into the voice acting realm and trying to move in on greatness?

Therefore, it's time that we draw the line in the sand!

IT'S TIME TO TAKE SIDES!

Which one do you fall on: Troy Baker...or the only obvious and right choice, Nolan M. North (the M stands for Motherfucking, obviously)?

***UPDATE***

The one they call Nolan North has spoken to me directly, asking for an end to the civil war and wanting peace. So sayeth the Nolan, so sayeth the...Nolan.

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Are we at war?

#4 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Are we at war?

Indeed we are! I mean, what's next? The Northies are replaced by The Bakies? BLASPHEMY!

#5 Posted by natetodamax (19191 posts) -

You don't know who Troy Baker is? He's been in voice acting for a while now.

#6 Posted by DonutFever (3551 posts) -

Get bent.

#7 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

I don't need your civil war.

I like them both. Why can't there be a Northies and the Bakies?

They were both in everything.

#8 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

While I really love Troy Baker......I'm on the North side.

#9 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2720 posts) -

Troy Baker is a bitch. 

#10 Posted by TooWalrus (13161 posts) -

Dude- it's Nolan North.

#11 Posted by Atomasist (2818 posts) -

Nolan North is the only correct answer.

#12 Posted by awesomeusername (4174 posts) -

@jakob187: I pick both sides. Therefore, we must hug and fight!

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#13 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

@awesomeusername said:

@jakob187: I pick both sides. Therefore, we must hug and fight!

I will not parley with a filthy Baker-blood!

#14 Posted by Animasta (14671 posts) -

Troy Baker is the fucking MAN.

he is also sexier than North, so there.

#15 Posted by Toxin066 (3276 posts) -

I fight for that which is right, the side of honor, the side of glory. I'm with the North.

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#17 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -

Nolan North is great, but i would NOT want him to be the lead again in The Last of Us. It'd just be Nathan Drake again.

#18 Posted by Superkenon (1416 posts) -

Man. A watermelon.

#19 Edited by Yummylee (21496 posts) -
#20 Posted by DougQuaid (1274 posts) -
#21 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1850 posts) -
#22 Posted by Simulacrum (462 posts) -

@DougQuaid said:

#23 Posted by Kyotsu (26 posts) -

As much as I love Nolan North, only a true man could have voiced Kanji.

#24 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10894 posts) -

Nolan North FOREVER!

Though I have nothing against Mr. Baker. He's just not Nolan North, aka the best voice actor since Mel Blanc.

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#25 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

They both sound like super generic white dudes. Wouldn't miss them if they both disappeared.

#26 Posted by wemibelec90 (1622 posts) -

Kudos to Naughty Dog not using the same voice actor again. I approve of anything Troy Baker does.

#27 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

Goddamn Persona 4 favoritism...

A mere MAN voiced Kanji...

A GOD voiced an entire game!

#28 Edited by AssInAss (2615 posts) -

Troy Baker, because he can take on all kinds of roles. Most anime fans will know him more.

North is just typecast as the average, sarcastic dude. Only his role as the Penguin was interesting.

#29 Posted by iAmJohn (6117 posts) -
#30 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

@AssInAss said:

Troy Baker, because he can take on all kinds of roles.

North is just typecast as the average, sarcastic dude. Only his role as the Penguin was interesting.

WHAT WHAT WHAT?

#31 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@AssInAss said:

Troy Baker, because he can take on all kinds of roles. Most anime fans will know him more.

North is just typecast as the average, sarcastic dude. Only his role as the Penguin was interesting.

Yeeeeeeah, his roles as the Portal cores and Sigmund from a Crack in Time are so generic and uninteresting. ; )

#32 Posted by phish09 (1109 posts) -

I don't know who Troy Baker is, but North isn't really much of an actor, so I take it this Baker guy must be better.

#33 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -

I like Troy Baker but Nolan North is the greatest video game voice actor of all time, in my opinion.

#34 Edited by Yummylee (21496 posts) -

@AssInAss said:

Troy Baker, because he can take on all kinds of roles.

North is just typecast as the average, sarcastic dude. Only his role as the Penguin was interesting.

Perhaps you should look over his character sheet again. Nolan's voiced quite a few non-Nolan North esque roles. While I don't doubt Troy's versatility, either, I believe Nolan still has more overall range. There's a great clip that runs through a lot of his archetypal voices in fact, that I'm hoping someone else will be able to back up with the link since I can't find it X_X

@jakob187 said:

Goddamn Persona 4 favoritism...

A mere MAN voiced Kanji...

A GOD voiced an entire game!

He totally voices like 80% of the general civilian population in Stilwater for Saints Row 2, as well. TWO Cities, that we know of, have been dominated thus far.

#35 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

@Abyssfull: Just look up "Nolan North is in every game" on YouTube!

DR. TOMOKI, MAN!

#36 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Troy Baker, obviously.

#37 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2720 posts) -
@McGhee:  
 
Okay, that's pretty good.
#38 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

@McGhee: My counter? Nolan North's Christopher Walken impression:

#39 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -
@DonutFever said:
Get bent.
Flawless victory.  
 
Still, I like them both.
#40 Posted by iAmJohn (6117 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@AssInAss said:

Troy Baker, because he can take on all kinds of roles.

North is just typecast as the average, sarcastic dude. Only his role as the Penguin was interesting.

WHAT WHAT WHAT?

To be fair, getting him to play Dr. Tomoki was probably the only good part of Ape Escape 3's terrible localization.

#41 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

@iAmJohn: That doesn't mean Dr. Tomoki isn't fucking awesome!

#42 Posted by awesomeusername (4174 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@awesomeusername said:

@jakob187: I pick both sides. Therefore, we must hug and fight!

I will not parley with a filthy Baker-blood!

Well then I'm voting for Troy Baker!

@Animasta said:

Troy Baker is the fucking MAN.

he is also sexier than North, so there.

Tis isn't gay! Tis normal to think a man sexy!

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#43 Posted by Commisar123 (1791 posts) -

I think they are two of the most talented voice actors in video games right now. On average I think Nolan North is a better voice actor and in better games, while Troy Baker has some really amazing high points in Kanji, Vincent, and Two Face. I take them on a role by role basis mostly.

#44 Posted by DonutFever (3551 posts) -

I think Troy Baker was the vocalist in the Shadows of the Damned music. 
 
So there.

#45 Posted by Ghostiet (5245 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:

I'll keep my male voice-crush with Robin Atkin Downes, tank ya very mooch.

EDIT: Though I am known to dally with Brian Bloom sometimes, too.

Finally some love for Downes. I'd love to see him in a lead role again, I don't think he had one since Prince of Persia Warrior Within.
#46 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1190 posts) -

Baker.

I'm just not at the point where I recognize North's voice in games at all. Baker's usually stands out in the sense of me saying "I don't know who it is, but that's familiar." The female equivalent is Laura Bailey because she uses the same voice in everything and it stands out. For those few who don't know who she is... Rise.

#47 Posted by dudeglove (7740 posts) -

There's someone other than Nolan North doing voices?

#48 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

I'd like to point out that I am a fellow Texan saying "down with Troy Baker, up with Nolan North!".

#49 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I'm on both sides. Now they just need to put Nolan North and Troy Baker together in one game and I'll be a happy camper.

A cop game, partners to the end. A bit serious but also a funny game.

#50 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

Nolan North!!!