Lisa Ortiz is an American theatre and voice actress, as well as voice director, best known for her roles inEnglish anime adaptations. She is perhaps best known for the roles of the high-elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War, Lina Inverse inSlayers, Oshawatt in Pokémon and Tony Tony Chopper in the 4Kids dub of One Piece. Her extensive résumé also includes the role of Amy Rose in Sonic X, and Serenity Wheeler in Yu-Gi-Oh!. She has voiced Amy Rose in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games from Shadow the Hedgehog to 2010, as the successor to voice actress Jennifer Douillard, who voiced the character fromSonic Adventure to Sonic Advance 3. Living in New York City and frequently meeting people who speak other languages, Ortiz helps in creating the dialect voices for which she is well recognized. Ortiz holds a BFA in theatre from Hofstra University. She has appeared in titles for NYAV Post, 4Kids Entertainment, Central Park Media, Funimation Entertainment, Headline Studios, TAJ Productions, and DuArt Film and Video. At the 2002 Katsucon in National Harbor, Maryland, Lisa admitted that her start in voice overs came from her brother stealing her car, which led to series of adventures that led her to meeting a friend to retrieve the car, who then invited her to a casting call for Record of Lodoss War.
Fellow readers, Its been well over a year since I last wrote an article/review. Writers block is in fact a real thing apparently…who knew? Anyways I am back with a brand new review from an awesome concert…. Continue reading Final Symphony
As I turned on my PS4 and went through my digital games I realized something, the convenience of these digital games is awesome but, at the same time I realized how lazy it has made me. Just by hitting a simple button on my controller I am able to change games on the fly. Switching from Dying Light to DOA in a mere 5 seconds without ever leaving my couch. Its a beautiful thing
Hello ATG fans, Jake here, with my third Gaming Resolution update. This update is about a week late, which means it will be a jam packed article!
First up, a discussion on the progress of my video gaming. As some of you may remember, I was playing my way through Might and Magic 3. While I enjoyed the beginning of the game, around level 13 I hit an awkward point where even with internet walkthroughs I could not figure out where to go next. The game is completely open world; however, the dungeons do not change with your level, meaning certain dungeons are impossible to beat until certain levels. I actually like this aspect of the game, but the game was designed insanely difficult, with dungeon monsters being ridiculously easy, then through the next door a monster would one hit knock out a party member. This design has made it impossible to really predict when I have found appropriate places to advance in the game.
This marks the fourth videogame concert I have attended and I have to say it was amazing. This time the concert was in DC at the Warner Theater and just the scenery and decor, once inside, was more upscale than the Meyerhoff in Baltimore. The trade off though was there was a lot less space inside. This time I had Stevenson as the ride along companion and it was also his first time attending one of these concerts.
During the performance they played songs starting from the original pkmn games and ending at X and Y. The orchestra sounded fantastic during this performance. I could feel the energy of the stringed instruments and they sounded so clear, unlike the Videogames Live concert which sounded muffled. Not only did they remix the songs but they did a fantastic job capturing the intensity as well. The original battle theme sounded great. I’m finding it rather hard to put into words how amazing all the songs sounded.
My favorite due to a combination of nostalgia and Gold being my all time favorite Pokemon game was Battle with Red. The build up was soft but everyone knew what was coming, and as the song progressed so did the intensity. During the battle scenes you could see in the background the move effects. Such as if Pikachu used Thunder you could see a thunder animation in the background. Another favorite was the Battle with N. Since I never played Black and White this was my first time hearing this song and I was blown away by the overall quality. It really captured his presence and the goals he was reaching for. Of course at the end we all sang the song we all grew up on Gotta Catch Em’ All. Nostalgia at its finest indeed but that was not the icing on the cake. That special layering occurred when they brought out Junichi Masuda. For those that don’t know who that is, this is the man who created all these wonderful soundtracks the we listen to when we play pokemon games. If that wasn’t enough he even conducted the final song which is the ending theme to X and Y.
Overall this concert was simply fantastic and I would recommend it to everyone who loves Pokemon and the music that gives it life. I would rank this #2. Final Fantasy Distant Worlds still wins overall but the Pokemon concert was definitely giving Distant Worlds a run for its money.