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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Richter Belmont with sound clips and images.
EDITOR'S OPINIONAlright folks here is a VC for another member of the Belmont clan and this time its for Richter and while he has appeared in more games than Symphony of the Night that will be the game that this VC shall focus on. In the Playstation 1 version of Symphony of the Night Richter was voiced by Japan-residing English speaking VA Scott McCulloch voiced Richter. While I am aware over how reviled the voice acting in the PS1 version of that game is (the reaction amongst gamers is usually either utterly despising it or liking it because they love to laugh at it. Anyone whom genuinely liked the PS1 version's voice acting is lets just say very rare and not very vocal.) However I do find Scott's overall performance for the role to be a mixed bag as for starters I do like the voice that Scott did for the role as I do believe that it certainly works for the role. Now as for Scott's performance on the role it does sound a bit subdued but I do understand what he was trying to do in making his performance sound noble and heroic. Does it work? Kind of but I have heard better when it comes to performances like this so in other words this is not one of the best performances in that version nor is it one of the worst.
Now as for the PSP version of the game David "Grimmjow" Earnest voiced the role in which he is a bit more of an improvement. While David's voice for the role certainly works one could notice on how his Richter Belmont sounds a bit angrier than his PS1 counterpart here and to be honest that is what makes it work a bit more to me. How so you ask? Simple I find David's performance as Richter as a bit more energetic as I feel that David put a bit more passion and emotion into his performance. (However for those whom don't already know while he does sound angry in scenes such as the intro David can play the role a bit more calmly just fine later on in the game.) Overall its a very good example of the voice work of David Earnest and the PSP version of Symphony of the Night. While I admit I liked them both but I am certainly going with David Earnest this time...