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Author Topic: Random Factoid: "Ys Book I & II" Voice-Acting features a Hollywood star!  (Read 2249 times)

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While Alan Oppenheimer is fairly famous for all his voice-acting work in 80's cartoons (He-Man, The Smurfs, The Transformers, Scooby-Doo, etc.) and did a great job voicing Darm and the opening narrator for Ys Book I & II, there's somebody else that worked on the game who achieved far greater fame that's worth mentioning when one fondly looks back at a great classic such as this for the NEC TurboGrafx-CD system!


Something I once learned from a Game Sack episode (thanks to Joe Redifer) and never was the wiser till it was explicitly pointed out: See that Thomas H. Church credit for Goban Toba ? Yep, that's one in the same as Thomas Haden Church, the Hollywood actor last known for playing SandMan in Spider-Man 3! The Ys Book I & II dub was well-funded after all and still is one of the best that I know of in a videogame!
As SandMan
As Goban Toba
How about that ? I was pretty surprised when I first learned of this. In addition to a high-quality dub, Ys Book I & II sports one of the greatest soundtracks in videogame history, right along with the sequels for the NEC CD consoles, and that is a big reason why I and many others became such devout Ys fans!!!! :) The magic of when I first fired up Ys Book I & II on my brand new Turbo Duo in the 90's still remains with me to this day. The partnership of Hudson Soft and Falcom led to some great things in gaming console history, and it's too bad Hudson is no longer with us...

Ys Book I & II Reviews:
http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/ys1&2/Ys_Book_1&2-2.html
http://www.rpgfan.com/reviews/ys1&2/Ys_Book_1&2.html
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/ys/ys.htm

For a recently translated interview of the Ys IV: Dawn of Ys staff (both from Hudson & Falcom), check this out as well:
http://shmuplations.com/ysiv/


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Lol,what a big surprise indeed.So 'Sandman' was the leader of the bandits,Goban? Hahaha,those games were awesome indeed.

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He looks like an older John Cena.