Reeve in DoC: what kind of American accent would you say he has? To me it sounds generic, maybe west coast, and a big old-fashioned, like he could be doing voice-overs for a 1960s Disney wildlife documentary.
For whatever its worth, his voice actor, Jamieson Price, is from Berkeley, California. Obviously a voice actor can probably affect different accents, but his Reeve sounds pretty close to his normal voice.
I definitely see Reeve as a man of Vision (capital V intended). Can't quite decide if I want him to sound like one of the leaders of silicon valley or a southern fried genius. Or European of some kind....
Cait Sith does but Reeve's voice shouldn't be the same. The joke and surprise is how vastly different their dialects and manner of speaking are. Reeve has a very formal and professional manner of speaking, Cait's is very cute and casual.
Cait Sith should have a Scottish accent because Reeve's mother has one, so you're right to think of Cait Sith having that type of accent. That is, if they are going to use information from On the Way to a Smile.
This is speculation: Since we are going to be seeing Shinra staff soon (and possibly the Turks), we will be able to determine if previous VAs had been replaced. Since the main characters' voices have been changed, I wonder what VAs will the Turks & Rufus?
They seem to be going for TV talent, so hm....an inspired choice would be Michael Rosenbaum as Rufus (he was Lex on Smallville).
Would have to think about the others, but it also depends on where they go with their characters. By today's standards, all of them are fairly cardboard, so I imagine we will get at least slight filling out.
As long as they find someone who doesn't have such an irritating high-ish pitch voice for Hojo like Paul Eiding did(and I can give the guy marks for not wanting to come back since he hated voicing the guy), it'd be okay. Then again, I'm dreading what the new voice for Hojo in the Remake will sound like.
All in all, it won't be the same for everyone. It find it hard to picture what both Palmer and President Shinra would sound like since neither one nor Heidegger or Scarlet had voice actors before, but while it's unlikely, I can still hear SARGENT as Heidegger, and Rachael Lillis as Scarlet in my head as the best candidates.