Nolan North as the main character CONFIRMED

#1 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

From the IGN preview:

"...and with Nolan North (Nathan Drake in Uncharted) lending his voice to the main character..."   
 
I think we have our 2010 Game of the Year!!
#2 Posted by TheDoorman (534 posts) -

No that will be the 2010 "Northie" award, the most prestigious award on giantbomb.
#3 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

Really? I think, just ever so slightly, I may have wet myself with glee.

#4 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -
1UP preview with video, i prefers this over IGN's video, but thats just me.
#5 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4894 posts) -

He's becoming the next Steve Blum.

#6 Posted by Daryl (1781 posts) -

I think the Nolan North magic is starting to wear itself a lil bit thin. 

#7 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@TheDoorman said:
" No that will be the 2010 "Northie" award, the most prestigious award on giantbomb. "
I think its too soon to make that call, really. He's got at least 4 other games for the year.
#8 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

Of course he is  
 
But whatever he is still great so this is a good idea

#9 Posted by Oriental_Jams (3063 posts) -

Well, doesn't entirely assure a quality product, but at least the voicework can't be atrocious.

#10 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -

I hate hearing his voice as a main character in other games. It esp. annoyed me in halo wars, i always kept thinking of Forge as just the bald, less awesome Nathan Drake.

#11 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -
@pornstorestiffi said:
" 1UP preview with video, i prefers this over IGN's video, but thats just me. "
Damn I watched the preview and also read some of it and the game sounds interesting, I'm looking forward to hearing more 
 
Also, the game LOOKS good
#12 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11592 posts) -
@SJSchmidt93 said:
" He's becoming the next Steve Blum. "
But he's still no Jennifer Hale. That lady is in pretty much everything, without much exaggeration.
#13 Posted by Rowr (5525 posts) -

I dont see how having the same guy voice every video game protaginist is a good thing.

#14 Posted by Jimbo (9799 posts) -

Isn't there some other Mr. or Mrs. North voice actor that could at least give him a run for his money?

#15 Posted by ZmillA (2268 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" He's becoming the next Steve Blum. "
But he's still no Jennifer Hale. That lady is in pretty much everything, without much exaggeration. "
at this rate, north will surpass her for video game voice work
#16 Posted by baconbits33 (1156 posts) -

ummm Isn't this a serious game? It's not like your gonna get a Nathan Drake character in this, it's gonna be a serious military character, and just cause he's in it doesn't mean he has that large of a part too. ugh.... I miss the days of when Naughty Dog did the Jak games..... don't get me wrong I love Uncharted but.... meh.

#17 Posted by Brendan (7734 posts) -

HELL YES.
#18 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -
@baconbits33:
I don't know if you knew this, but Mr. North has a great range of voices that he could perform.
#19 Posted by Snail (8593 posts) -

This game now has my full attention.

#20 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater said:
" @SJSchmidt93 said:
" He's becoming the next Steve Blum. "
But he's still no Jennifer Hale. That lady is in pretty much everything, without much exaggeration. "
 
I always mix up Jen Hale with Jen Taylor (Zoey in Left 4 Dead, the 1 vs 100 host that isn't Chris Cashman, Princess Peach in everything), but yeah she's another one who's in a bunch of stuff.
#21 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1530 posts) -

Nolan North is already annoying me and it's the beginning of the year.  Imagine how many games he might be in?  It's not his fault but god damn find someone else to do your characters game developers.

#22 Posted by CaptainObvious (2996 posts) -

Needs more Keith David.

#23 Posted by JJOR64 (18941 posts) -

I wanted Jeff Gerstmann as the main character.          :(

#24 Posted by MildMolasses (3218 posts) -

At what point are devs going to say "Hey, maybe we should get someone to voice our lead who isn't immediatetly associated with other games and characters, and thus won't completely destroy the possibility of immersion"? I look forward to that day
#25 Posted by ZombiePie (5630 posts) -

Is Ron Perlman on vacation?

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#26 Posted by Wallflower501 (50 posts) -

Nolan North is becoming the Nicholas Cage of video games; he's in everything and pretty much plays the same guy every time, but it's always great.

#27 Posted by AndrewB (7568 posts) -

Why didn't they get Nolan North to play Shepard in Mass Effect 2?

#28 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -
@buzz_killington said:
"...and with Nolan North (Nathan Drake in Uncharted) lending his voice to the main character..."  

#29 Posted by The_Philosopher (570 posts) -

Everyone always assumes Nolan North will be playing Nathan Drake in any game he's in. Sure he plays the same guy in Shadow Complex and Dark Void but he's capable of new stuff too. He's actually really good at doing different voices. For example he plays Sigmund in Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time. I hope he doesn't play another Nathan Drake wannabe.

#30 Posted by LincoIn (255 posts) -
@The_Philosopher: 
 
Agreed, hell I didn't know he voiced Romeo (Halo 3: ODST) until the credits rolled.
#31 Posted by Yummylee (21475 posts) -

Nolan North is going to have so much sand up his virtual crack during 2011.

#32 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

He must be redecorating his kitchen.

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