Seto Kaiba plz step on me I beg of you
For me, I still like Mercury it's not bad but could be a smidge better. Maybe that's because he's been MIA so long when I got around to hearing him again it flew under the radar. Yuri Lowenthal HAS a range but then when you look at what voice direction said to the actor before him, J.J. Castillo it boiled down to "Gray and Miles described Mercury to J.J. as "a hipster douchebag, but he's cool" and " When describing his( J,J Castillo) voice acting for the character, he says that it is basically him doing a bad impression of Jack Nicholson".I'd argue that everyone in the show sounds like shit, even the actual professional VAs. Yeah, we can harp on the main actors or the non-actors in bit parts all day, but let's not kid ourselves here- All of the actors sound like complete garbage in this show.
Specifically? Of the in-house cast (minus bit parts), then pretty much everyone except Jaune and Taiyang sound bad, of the ones voiced by pro-VAs,, about the only ones I can tolerate are Robyn, Mercury, Djin and Watts. I'd have added Qrow had he not been replaced with Jason Liebrecht , who I think is probably the worst of all the actors next to Mela Lee's Cordova and Derek Mears 'Corsac (though the latter's mostly because of the shit audio quality he had, it sounds like he recorded it in a bathroom stall over the phone).
Problem is, it's also Miles and Kerry doing the voice direction, and it's very obvious they have no idea what they're doing given how awful the show's performances across the board have been. I might have said who was the worst, but it truly was a hard decision when everyone sounds like tike they only used the first take or rehearsal audio.
Btw J,J was an inhouse for rooster teeth until he left. Apparently he did the rooster teeth recap or some shit.