Something went wrong when Peter Dinklage is the worst part of your game, but there it is.
All Bungiie need to to is modulate the voice with a robotic inflection. Problem solved. Mass Effect did it very well with Legion, the Geth, Soveriegn and EDI etc. http://www.gameinformer.com... Edit. Watching that vid again made me realise just how much I miss Mass Effect. It's probably the best sci-fi game ever released!
I don't really think a sound effect is going to help his performance, your basically covering how bored he sounds instead of actually fixing the problem I want to see a AI full of energy and emotion like Cortana.
Its an ai. Its supposed to sound monotone. They need a synthetic overlap is all
I think Bungie wanted an AI that doesn't sound human, but instead, Peter Dinklage just sounds bored. Putting a robotic filter over his voice will at least help us recognize that it's a non-emotional AI, rather than a bored voice actor who just wants to go home, lol.
Cortana added a more lighthearted energy to the Halo universe. Maybe the choice to have this AI sound monotone is to establish a more somber universe. I have yet to play the alpha, so I can't say for certain, but that would be my guess.
here's his voice with the robot filter https://www.youtube.com/wat... it sounds way better
Couldn't agree more! I kept finding dead ghosts in the Alpha so i'm hoping for more choices of "narrorators". With 500 million behind the game maybe some more big stars? Either way they need to bring Peter back in. This man is one of the most talented actors i've ever seen (game of thrones season final anyone?). His character deserves better.
yeah i think he hurts the game,was annoying infact during the alpha
@nitrowolf That sounds SO much better!
Being full of energy and emotion like Cortana might make sense if you're.. Cortana.. Not if you're an AI that is a guide as well as a library of knowledge that is smarter and decades older than Cortana. We don't need ridiculous drama nonsense with this AI, and please don't be referring to the crap in Halo 4... https://www.youtube.com/wat... And, in the actual game there is an effect over his voice. The Alpha was missing that, at least for this sample.
Wasn't this same article posted a few days back? Or is this a new site parroting the old one's story?
Playing ME1 in the citidel for the first time was epic.
Meeting Sovereign for the first time... that voice was awesome. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
O wow.... After just listening to it. THAT IS BAAAAAAAD!. Like 40/100 mid 90's low budget PC game Bad .
I'm thinking that if it's only in a few parts it could almost be so bad it's good and then it is worth keeping it in the game just as a funny nod to how awful it is.
The guy was awful at acting in game of thrones, the posh English accent he tries to do is just odd.
Said nobody ever.
No one ever ? Gawker.com/what-is-going-on-wi th-the-accents-in-game-of-thron es-485816507 there are plenty more articles as well this was just the first I saw so magoo is right really. Have you actually watched the show. If there are spaces in the link it's the phone I am on, just get rid of the spaces and have a look.
Yeah peter sucks. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011) Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011) Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011) Scream Award for Best Supporting Actor (2011) Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2012, 2013) Nominated—Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (2012) Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2012) Nominated—Scream Award for Best Ensemble (2011) If you can not tell by now... I am being sarcastic. Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (2014) Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2011, 2014) Nominated—TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (2011, 2012) And that is game of thrones alone.
Few things are more tiresome to me as a gamer than when a developer hires some name actor for a part and he/she is awful....just hire the best person for the job. Nobody is buying the game because Dinklage is voicing a character. Ridiculous. I hope they have an option to change that voice to a female's voice, because what I heard was very off putting and I couldn't imagine having to listen to that nasally voice for the entire experience.
Legions voice in destiny would be perfect. I could listen to that on the regular. But I also like peter dinklage's voice.
We already had Captian Anderson's voice actor and some other ME characters in Destiny.
When did gamers become such whiny little babies
"It can't be, it's...the HIVE!" That's when :p
That wizard came from the moon....... double :p
Why is the name calling necessary? Oh,wait, it isn't.
I know right , it's like ever new article that gets on her ends with "and we're worried"
I agree that his performance was very off-putting unfortunately. A robot voice effect could at least help a little bit.
I liked it, he's meant to be an AI and that's exactly what he sounds like.
I disagree. He sounds either disinterested or like an actor who does a better job when he has real people to interact with. I watched all of Season 4 of Game of Thrones yesterday, and Dinklage is capable of much better acting than he delivers in Destiny, from what I've seen so far.
I cant imagine you could watch game of thrones and come to the conclusion he could act well lol, the voice he puts on sounds like he is about a years practice away from getting his accent right, I know posh English accents my wife is from the posh part of London and what this guy does is just bad. The best way I can put it is he sounds like he is always thinking about the way he has to say things, instead of it sounding natural.
@MRMagoo123 Ever thought that he isn't trying to do any particular English accent? So, where are you getting "posh" from? Game of Thrones isn't trying to have English accents. Not at all.
@Magoo - If you read what I said again, I didn't say he could act well, just that he can act more convincingly than he does in Destiny. He's not one of the best actors on Game of Thrones, but his character is one of the most interesting.
@MRMagoo123 I completely agree, Game of Thrones suffers from the delusional concept of "too many big-mouthed fans." What this is, is when something becomes so popular that it CANNOT do wrong. Game of Thrones is the likely perpetrator for the denial of this news story. After a while, the fans start to takeover the people that have the right to criticise until it comes to a time where one part of the show does something wrong, that mistake is then washed washed over with "fans" of the show protesting in disbelief because 'Their' show is in a bad light. It's just my opinion but having seen everything Dinkalge has performed in (Even Lassie) i've came to the conclusion of: Dinklage Can't act. The Dwarf is well written and charming, Dinklage is NOT the reason for his fame (Maybe his height brings a level of charm but it ends there.) His English accent is amateurish and needs working on again, the show is not scared to vary the accents but a character shouldn't be English unless the actor can speak it. Professionals know more, they are paid to know more and you should all just accept it.
@sinspirit I linked a site above that explains the accents and further research says they tried to do English regal accents so yes "posh" would be a perfect word to describe the accents they tried. The guy failed at it and it's obvious why even try to defend it? Magoo made a good point about the actor , the guy isn't very good that's all there is to it really. I live the show myself but his accent along with others are poor. So your comment about them not trying to do English accents is factually wrong.
Oh boo hoo. Seriously polygon? You will find the smallest thing wrong with any game and somehow spin Into the worst thing ever. Not to mention how hypocritical your writers are, which makes anything polygon puts up not trustworthy and no one cares.
This article is a joke... Saying Dinklage is "one of the most interesting actors of our time"... Seriously? Usual generic midget hole turns out to have a normal actor, good surprise, but one of the most interesting? Nope. And a Disneyland Ride have "excitng music"? Sorry, but if you are over 14 (as I belive most gamers are, specially the kind that goes to into gaming news sites) nothing about amusement parks is exciting... In fact, I can't think of much stuff more boring than 2 hours in line, toasting in the sun, surround by people that don't know what deodorant is, soccer octomoms with their army of strollers and annoying uncontrolable kids hitting on your legs, paying 50+ dollars just to get in and you better not be hungry, because everything is overpriced and taste like styrofoam... All of that for 2 or 3 good fake adrenaline rushs that last about 3 minutes each and you wasted A WHOLE DAY. That crap music endlessly blasting through the speakers just make it all that much worse. I'm not trying to hate on Game Of Thrones or Disneyland here. Really, I ain't, I understand why those things are appealing for the crowd that usually follow 'em. But this is the kind of stuff I would expect to hear from my 12 years old niece (someone who had not lived long enough to fully understand why an actor would be great and how hard it actually is to stand getting them to a freaking amusement park), not from a gaming journalist, unless his speaking to such a crowd.
His bored performance reminds me of an announcer you can get for DOTA2. Except the announcer sounds that way on purpose to be funny.
The announcer in Destiny (in the Crucible) is way way worse than Dinklage. Bungee definately needs to sort out the voice overs for this game.
Wow are you all too simple to read a key word...ALPHA...A very early build. If you cats took 1 min out of your time and watch the latest trailer you'll see a closer to final build performance which shows a bit of Peters talent.
Voice acting has nothing to do with alpha/beta or any of that kinda thing.
It has to do with how he was told to voice act for the game because they were planning to put an effect over his voice to make it sound more like a computer, and in the trailer you can hear how it is supposed to sound. This is not a representation of his acting ability whatsoever.
Was this article written by a time traveler? He is obviously talking about the unfinished alpha where things can still change.
@Chapter11 What are you talking about...voice acting and alpha are connected when it's narrative...just wow. This is simple so try and follow along if I record something 10 months ago based off of the basic guidelines that are provided at the time and have that captured in part of an alpha only to have it released 10 months later after possible re-recordings. As you can see that is why they always have a disclaimer saying that pretty much everything in alpha's/beta's and demo are subject to change and are no reflections of the finished product. But I guess I'm the only one who likes to read the shit that comes on screen when playing alpha/beta/demo... Done with you bro! @sinspirit See what I said above but keep in mind the snide undertone is not directed at you.
He definately sounds much better in the trailer. I think Bungie have it all covered, the trailer proves that they were way ahead of us anyway.
He is not bad, its the dialogue that's poor.
I'm glad that it's taken a game to realise the obvious, Peter Dinklage just can't act. He did nothing to give Trask justice in X-men:Days of Future Past, he was just there, we get it, if you like Game of Thrones you will not believe he can be bad in anything but you to try looking through a different pane of glass. I'm getting annoyed at the Hollowood studios and Game Devs for choosing the fan favourite characters from Game of Thrones to put in their Films and Games. They have a habit of choosing the wrong stars as they assume that they will bring money in, fan favourites aren't popular outside the shows where they originally come from. Kit Harrington for instance didn't make a dent with his performance in Pompeii. They are choosing actors like Mamoa and Peter Dinklage because fans like their characters but they CANNOT act, the reaction from Dinklage's Destiny performance is evidence enough, not so good when the hammy yet charming English accent is taken away. He isn't to blame for the Imp's popularity, the showrunner is (plus he garners some sympathy for being a Dwarf.
And I offer you sympathy for living up to the root of your alias.
Please tell me how you disagree then, use facts and quote others that share the same view, back up your points and prove my opinion wrong. Or just admit that you have probably only seen him in one other film and predominantly know him from Game of Thrones.
So being a drawf garners one sympathy?
Dinklage was outstanding in X-Men.
Coming from someone who's read the books and was skeptical about a lot of the casting...Dinklage is perfect as Tyrion. He truly embodies the character. How in seven hells can he not act? He typically steals any scene he's involved in. The Emmys can be a joke, but his was well deserved. Don't try to pass it off like some sympathy vote.
At their core too many gaming journalist like to whine, and do it really well. Sure, I get it, it's their perception, and perception is a reality, just not always the reality.
Peter Dinklage is a pure boss. The problem is not with his work. I have been disappointed and increasingly disgusted by Destiny every time I see it. I was totally underwhelmed by the Alpha. I cannot see myself buying this game at launch, or possibly ever. There is going to have to be some major improvement done by the time the final product hits the shelves. Right now I'm just not feeling it at all.
You know nothing of games. Salmon.
Destiny is awful.
Nobody cares what you're feeling, especially since you can't even be bothered to explain what you think is wrong thus far. Way to fail.
I'm just curious Spotie, how many people are you stalking on this site? No worries, I'm sure none of them care. You're one of the most disliked users in this site. Here's a detailed explanation of why I do not like Destiny. 1. Characters look like concept art from the Halo series. 2. Gameplay is dull an uninspired. 3. Not enough variation between the character classes. 4. Great concept, flawed execution.
People complaining about an alpa version... relax people. Alpha means that not all parts are yet in the game, and nothing is optimised yet. Besides, we do not know how old that alpha really was. I'm sure it will improve a lot. Beta is coming july 17. That should give us a clearer picture. Peters voiceover sounded like an early take. Bungie knows what they are doing. If we notice the goofie sounding peter, then trust me Bungie knows to. The final voiceover have obviously yet to be included in the gamecode. So relax people...
That was an alpha by name only. This game is all but finished. I'd be very surprised to see or hear any differences in the final version.
The whole online thing has me totally against wanting anything to do with Destiny but the voice is just fine. The writing is at first quite bad though it seems but that's because the script both ai and generally is clearly because Bungie isn't going for the typical Hollywood yawn - frankly this is quite refreshing. Bungie can be quite subtle at this stuff actually but it's often lost on most Cortana is an altogether different personality as well anyway
He is just a mediocre actor, thats it.
He's half the actor they could have gotten.
I don't understand why they chose him for the AI to begin with. His voice doesn't seem to fit the role. Why not use a female voice? Are they trying too hard to differentiate it from Halo?
For gods sakes he's playing an AI. Computers don't get emotional about stuff. He was directed to act that way. I think it sounds fine. What a dumb thing to be "worried" about.
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