Geralt from The Witcher 3 should have deep Murican accent

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#1 Edited by Salt_The_Fries (8356 posts) -

I know it's the guy from The Witcher 2 who's going to reprise his role, but one can dream...

And I have a perfect suggestion: Michael Wincott who's actually Canadian, but never mind.

He is a fairly recognizable actor who had played major roles in movies like Alien Resurrection, Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man (with Johnny Depp, Lance Henriksen, Iggy Pop, John Hurt and others), The Crow, Strange Days, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Basquiat, Before Night Falls, The Doors, The Three Musketeers, and so on... and is going to play in the sequel to TV series 24: Live Another Day.

Anyway, he's also played in a fair share of video games, such as Halo 2 (Prophet of Truth), Darksiders 2 (Death) or Syndicate (Agent Jules Merit).

And it's the latter which is going to serve as a sample of his voice for you, fast forward to 6:55 and listen to it for a while, or fast forward to 21:40. His gravelly voice would be so good for Geralt! Of course in Syndicate he is very cocky, and he wouldn't be like that as the Witcher and his voice in Halo 2 or Darksiders 2 was way different, but this is closer to his default voice:

In the end, it's not going to concern me much since I'm going to play the superior, original Polish version. (Polish dubs are ALWAYS way inferior but The Witcher is the only exception).

#3 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10321 posts) -

There is no such thing as am American accent, too many dialogues depending on where you are from in the States.

#4 Posted by Chozofication (2760 posts) -

That would be horrible.

#5 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9497 posts) -

I've never heard of an American accent.

#6 Posted by jg4xchamp (47306 posts) -

No

#7 Posted by DocSanchez (1562 posts) -

He needs a badarse eastern european accent. Like a Bond villain you can rally behind.

#8 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7189 posts) -
#9 Posted by Sushiglutton (5225 posts) -

He should speak Polish

#10 Edited by XenogearsMaster (3099 posts) -

There is no such thing as am American accent, too many dialogues depending on where you are from in the States.

It's called general American accent.

#11 Posted by mems_1224 (46507 posts) -

They need to do something with Geralt because he is an awful protagonist in a game with an interesting world and characters.

#12 Posted by IgGy621985 (4624 posts) -

He needs a badarse eastern european accent. Like a Bond villain you can rally behind.

Perhaps someone like Rade Serbedzija? :-P He mostly plays Russian villains.

#13 Posted by DocSanchez (1562 posts) -

@IgGy621985: I was thinking more Mads Mikkelsen. I know he isn't Eastern European but he has that exotic harsh sound and is a fine actor.

Not that Snatch bloke up there isn't a good choice too, I'm just used to seeing him in light hearted roles. "That's a nice coat!"

#14 Edited by Jag85 (4366 posts) -

I didn't like Geralt's gruff American accent in Witcher 2. He almost sounded like Solid Snake in a medieval European fantasy setting... It just felt out of place.

I'd much rather prefer an Eastern European accent, or a British accent.

#15 Posted by lawlessx (46532 posts) -

might aswell leave the original voice actor and let them finish the series.

#17 Posted by bobbetybob (19171 posts) -

...he already has an American accent, making it gruff isn't going to change a lot. His accent is kind of odd what with most other characters being British but it helps set apart the different races and makes him feel distinct. Plus making him sound "badass" would lose some of the charm his character has which is that he's always so calmly spoken even when being threatening or blackmailing someone. You don't need to sound badass when you ARE badass.

#18 Posted by BattleSpectre (5963 posts) -

MURICA!

#19 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

Geralt shouldve beeen a chick ! Geraldina !

#20 Posted by Jag85 (4366 posts) -
#21 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6624 posts) -

Uhhh, no he should not. His accent is fine just how it is. I'd prefer a British accent for an American one though, more specifically the rough Sheffield accent. If you don't know what a sheffield accent is --- Listen to Sean Bean, he's got it :)

#22 Edited by sts106mat (18998 posts) -

@Mozelleple112 said:

Uhhh, no he should not. His accent is fine just how it is. I'd prefer a British accent for an American one though, more specifically the rough Sheffield accent. If you don't know what a sheffield accent is --- Listen to Sean Bean, he's got it :)

that's right pal. the american's always seem to use english actors as the bad guys though.

#23 Posted by kalipekona (2296 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries:

Yeah, Michael Wincott has an awesome voice. I remember him most for his role as the lead antagonist in The Crow.

I think he would do a great job voicing Geralt, but I'm already used to Geralt's current voice and the voice actor does a fine job.

Btw, Syndicate was such a cool, underrated game.

#24 Posted by dommeus (9233 posts) -

@Jag85 said:

I didn't like Geralt's gruff American accent in Witcher 2. He almost sounded like Solid Snake in a medieval European fantasy setting... It just felt out of place.

I'd much rather prefer an Eastern European accent, or a British accent.

Loads of people in TW and TW2 have American accents...Geralt, Triss, Dandelion, Letho etc

#25 Posted by Cloud_imperium (2492 posts) -

His Voice actors (both in Polish and English) are doing great job . I don't want that to change . Geralt was most enjoyable character in Witcher 2 , thanks to great voice acting .

#26 Posted by megaspiderweb09 (3686 posts) -

How about a unique voice like Orochimaru from Naruto

#27 Edited by pelvist (4625 posts) -

@Chozofication said:

That would be horrible.

This, and Geralt of Rivia should never have had an American accent to begin with. A similar accent to Robert Carlyle or Sean Bean would have suited his character better.

#28 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@Jag85 said:

"Jap" is a racial slur. "Murican" is not.

Besides, the term "Muricans" is barely ever used where I live... We usually refer to Americans as "Yanks".

It is still an insult and it not being used much where you are isn't relevant, now is it? And to help you out a bit, only us people from the northern states are called Yanks. Calling an American from the south a yank would be pretty silly and incorrect.

#29 Posted by sts106mat (18998 posts) -

@Jag85 said:

"Jap" is a racial slur. "Murican" is not.

Besides, the term "Muricans" is barely ever used where I live... We usually refer to Americans as "Yanks".

It is still an insult and it not being used much where you are isn't relevant, now is it? And to help you out a bit, only us people from the northern states are called Yanks. Calling an American from the south a yank would be pretty silly and incorrect.

no it is not. "Jap" is considered racist probably following its use by americans in WW2. I dont get offended when someone calls me a "brit"

#30 Posted by -Unreal- (24535 posts) -

British accent would be better. Like Sean Connery, Robert Carlisle, Gerard Butler or Ewan McGregor.

#31 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6973 posts) -

I've never heard of an American accent.

You've never been to the deep south, then.

#32 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9497 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow said:

I've never heard of an American accent.

You've never been to the deep south, then.

thats not THE American accent tho..... its just a reginal accent in one part of the US.

#33 Posted by wis3boi (31105 posts) -

I've never heard of an American accent.

#34 Posted by heretrix (37307 posts) -

Geralt's voice is just fine, no need to change.

#35 Posted by Mr_Ditters (1905 posts) -

It should be Sean Connery.

#36 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@Jag85 said:

"Jap" is a racial slur. "Murican" is not.

Besides, the term "Muricans" is barely ever used where I live... We usually refer to Americans as "Yanks".

It is still an insult and it not being used much where you are isn't relevant, now is it? And to help you out a bit, only us people from the northern states are called Yanks. Calling an American from the south a yank would be pretty silly and incorrect.

no it is not. "Jap" is considered racist probably following its use by americans in WW2. I dont get offended when someone calls me a "brit"

Yes it is. My text was red for a reason. Did you not even bother clicking the link I provided? My text is the link, which is why it is red.

#37 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (13392 posts) -

I like Geralt's voice, why change it.

#38 Posted by killatwill15 (845 posts) -

op is racist,

even a slight accent warrants a change.

#39 Posted by jetray (1189 posts) -

They should get Cheech Marin to do it.

#40 Posted by sts106mat (18998 posts) -

@sts106mat said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@Jag85 said:

"Jap" is a racial slur. "Murican" is not.

Besides, the term "Muricans" is barely ever used where I live... We usually refer to Americans as "Yanks".

It is still an insult and it not being used much where you are isn't relevant, now is it? And to help you out a bit, only us people from the northern states are called Yanks. Calling an American from the south a yank would be pretty silly and incorrect.

no it is not. "Jap" is considered racist probably following its use by americans in WW2. I dont get offended when someone calls me a "brit"

Yes it is. My text was red for a reason. Did you not even bother clicking the link I provided? My text is the link, which is why it is red.

err thats a link to "urban dictionary" dude, like wikipedia for words, anyone can put any word and give it a new meaning on there.