Ryan has a voice for Sonic that cannot be described. Whenever I hear Ryan’s Sonic I just look at Sonic’s face and think “Yep that’s Sonic!”.
He sounds youthful, energetic, excited, brave, and everything that Sonic should be. The tone of his voice is magnificent. The voice itself too just fits. He sounds as he should. Sonic is 15, and the other voice actors have failed to portray that.
Roger’s Sonic sounds like a tired 30 year old, Jason was goofy, Jaleel was annoying, Burke was kinda odd, and Schoolhouse just….UGH.
Ryan to me will always be Sonic. He deserves the role and I wish Sega would stop being cheap fuckers. Voice actors deserve to be paid. Ryan didn’t turn down the contract because he was greedy, he turned it down because it was unfair. Roger was just getting established at the time so he needed to do some dirty work. I’m sure if they offered the same thing again he’d laugh and say “Fuck you I’m Captain America.”
It comes full circle because now people see ME as Sonic. Some people prefer me over any of the official VA’s. I’m sure there’s a group out there who can’t stand even Ryan but prefer me.
Sonic is a special character to everyone individually and the only difference between and other Ryan fans is my voice is carried so I look like a fanboy.
I’m willing to let other actors try, but that won’t happen because Sega hires cheap VA’s.