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Uncharted, and now everything: give Nolan North a time out

Nolan North is probably best known for playing Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series of games, and in that role he took a character that could have been little more than a bundle of Indiana Jones jokes and brought it to life. North as Drake is always a pleasure to listen to, and is a large part of the appeal of the Uncharted titles... but then he became the go-to guy when you needed a hero or character who sounded like Nolan North, or Nathan Drake. It's a problem.

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SeanRL3108d ago

I agree, his voice is overused. He played the older charcter in ratchet and clank: ACiT didn't he? So he must be able to change his voice.

Mista T3108d ago

I don't know why people keep hiring Nolan North for like every single voice acting job for a game. I think Jon st. john is a much better voice actor.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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ALFAxD_CENTAURO3108d ago

But the Voice of Nolan in Uncharted is Unique. I mean, is not the same style he use in other games.

EVILDEAD3603108d ago

LOL @ people not allowing the man to collect a paycheck. He's an established voice actor..Uncharted is his most successful role..but why should he be used in as many games as he can.

It's like a Hollywood actor doing multiple movies..do you hear people saying that they are 'overused' every new film?

When people watched Toy Story did people hate on Woody because Tom Hanks had been a huge amount of films?

Both Uncharteds did 3 million a piece..it's not the only game on the planet..there are many gamers out there who have never even played the series for North to be 'oversaturating' the market as a voice actor

Just my take

Evil

T9X693107d ago

Yes but hes been in so many video games, that if he pops up in every single game somewhere it wouldn't be a surprise. I mean just look at SOME of the games he has been in.

Mafia II
Transformers: War for Cybertron
Alpha Protocol
Dark Void
Army of Two: The 40th Day
Final Fantasy XIII
Avatar: The Game
The Saboteur
Assassins Creed II
Dragon Age Origins
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Halo 3: ODST
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
Shadow Complex
Red Faction Guerrilla
Infamous
Terminator Salvation
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Resistance: Retribution
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh
Halo Wars
Lord of the Rings: Conquest
White Knight Chronicles: International Edition
Prince of Persia
Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon
Gears of War 2
Endwar
Quantum of Solace
Fable 2
SOCOM Confrontation
Metal Gear Solid 4
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
Halo 3
Assassins Creed
The Darkness
Guild Wars
Saints Row
and many more..

I think he beats Tom Hanks lol

karl3107d ago

final fantasy? MGS4? are u serious? haha didnt even notice..

can u tell me whos voice he played?

the fact that i didnt recognize him.. its enough for me to say that he's really good at what he does...

and who is he in R&C?

Lucreto3107d ago

@karl

Final Fantasy XIII- voice of a few of Cocoon inhabitants
MGS4- voices of Enemy Soldiers / MGO Soldiers / Ocen of Gossip
R&C- Sigmund

NarooN3107d ago

That's ridiculous. There are many other video game voice-actors who have done MORE roles than Nolan, but you don't hear anyone giving them any heat. Get off the man's balls. He has to get money to put food on the table just like everyone else.

nycredude3107d ago

I mean seriously what is the big deal? The guy is good at what he does, so you finds work. Who cares if he is in every single game? Truth is if you didn't do any research you wouldn't even know which games he was in. you don't really notice.

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NY_Pride3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

@OT

Who cares let the dude work we're in a fucking recession. Let someone have a job will you.

Tards bitch about everything.

drdistracto7073107d ago (Edited 3107d ago )

Its not nolan's fault, people just keep telling him to do the same voice, even though he is able to change it (he played sigmund on ratchet and clank: a crack in time, and he was unrecognizable)

EDIT: someone beat me to it... darn

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Makidian3108d ago

I automatically think of Drake when I play a game the North is voicing a character in. The entire time I played PoP I kept thinking about Uncharted and it's hard to tell if that's a good or bad thing. Nolan North is Drake though and his best voiced character, at least to me.

Even still, the video in the article with him voicing two characters talking to each other is pretty funny but it would make me feel a bit schizophrenic.

Natsu X FairyTail3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

''Uncharted, and now everything: give Nolan North a time out''

His voice was already Overused BEFORE the Uncharted Games. Title Act as if that one game made him get all the other roles. gtfo

Dude been in the Voice ACting stff for years.

Disagreeing Dont change The Truth . Lamesss

DNAgent3108d ago

And we're getting closer to that every day.

Newtype3108d ago

Damn, thats whoring a voice out.

Whoooop3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

No... That's basically paying one man to do many voices and save money.

;)

LordStig3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

and let's not forget about this happy character.

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