In my oppinion, and this is not to talk bad about Ellie, Ithink this voice has more character in her timbre
My feelings are the same. Ellie was lovely, she brought Zoë to life. She didn't have her heart set on acting, however, and I believe Dreamfall was one of the last things she ever did. The new actor is someone who's been acting for a long time (despite her young age) and who has an extremely bright future ahead of her — hopefully we won't lose her before Chapters is done! She's incredibly talented and personable, and the dialogue has very much been (re-)written with her in mind.
I was actually a fan before we cast her: it was just lucky coincidence that she auditioned. And, to me, she is the perfect Zoë in every way. Attitude, character, quirkiness, humour, geeky-ness, awkwardness. All the nesses. She's awesome. And the whole team has fallen in love with Zoë all over again.