Cress Albane
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Cress Albane

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Cress Albane with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Tales

Cress Albane is the original main protagonist of the Tales series whom originated in the first Tales game namely Tales of Phantasia. Cress is a very traditional styled RPG hero as he is a kind young warrior with a strong sense of justice (and also vengeance as he strongly desires to take down Dhaos whom was responsible for his home village to be destroyed). Cress is a 17-year old swordsman from the Village of Toltus (though he can also use other weapons like spears, axes and halberds) and while he is not stupid he can be occasionally naive (such as certain issues like lets just say romance). While Cress is primarily known as the hero of the first Tales game he has appeared in plenty of other games in the series normally in cameos and crossover special escort missions, in the latter he normally tries to make funny puns even though they always make his teammates groan.
Created by Pokejedservo on May 24 2012
Tales of Phantasia (2006)
Cress AlbaneRobert Tsonos
Robert Tsonos
Tales of Phantasia: The Animation (2007)
Cress AlbaneJohnny Yong Bosch
Johnny Yong Bosch


Today on the Tales VC section we take a look at the Hero of the first Tales game... CRESS ALBANE! Lets take a look here shall we?

Robert Tsonos- Robert's work on the role is actually not that bad as his voice for Cress is not bad but perhaps a little too low for the role (I know its not a deep voice in general but still). But to be fair Robert's performance for the role does suit a heroic young man well so its one of the better performances in that game (even though its not saying much).

Johnny Yong Bosch- Johnny's voice for the role is a pretty natural fit for the role as it does suit on how he is a thin teenage boy (but doesn't sound wimpy at all). Johnny's performance suited Cress' kind, heroic (and occasionally naive) persona rather well and is a good example of his work.

Overall I liked Johnny the most but Robert actually wasn't that bad, well to me at least... 



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said at 6:09 PM on Fri Mar 18 2016
Robert is a little bit generic and bland, as well as slightly deep in tone. Forgettable at best.

Johnny is much better. He sounds distinct, natural, and much more unique.

Going with JYB here.
said at 6:08 AM on Tue Jan 12 2016
Robert could have been a great Klarth however
said at 6:08 AM on Tue Jan 12 2016
There were decent voices on the GBA port but this(together with Klarth) is not one of them
said at 5:16 PM on Fri Jul 3 2015
Robert's performance for Cress sounds really underwhelming at best and most at the time had below-decent energy and acting, but other than that his voice had cool sounding theme to it and he's not too bad of an voice actor here.

Johnny's however is league's better than what Robert had done at first in the Tales of Phantasia and he sounds unique at point, he sounds young and deep which it is really a good thing, and most of all his overall tone sounds really natural, which is why i vote for Johnny himself.
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said at 8:34 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
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I think Robert was miscast. His deep voice is pretty cool-sounding and could work well for a different character. It just doesn't sound right for Cress. Johnny is much more fitting, though it IS kind of distracting how he sounds like Guy.
said at 9:38 PM on Sun May 27 2012
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Not a fan of Bosch, but he's definitely better than Tsonos....a lot better.
said at 6:36 AM on Sun May 27 2012
Yeeeeeaaah this is not a fair contest XD
said at 11:58 PM on Thu May 24 2012
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To be honest, I absolutely abhor Robert's performance in Phantasia GBA. It's waaaay too deep for the character, and he doesn't seem to put any heart in it. JYB wins this one hands down.
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6th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2016
Who do you think has been the best from these Cress Albane voice actors?
Robert Tsonos
Johnny Yong Bosch