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Xplatformer
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(06-15-2014, 12:29 AM)
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This is something that people that haven't even played the alpha (xbox owners) can give their personal input on.


From what you've heard of Dinklage's performance in the game so far, how would you rate it.
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If you would like to elaborate it would be nice. I'm hopeful that if enough people take issue with his performance Bungie will be able to do something about it prior to launch.

I'll start.

I don't know if he was directed poorly or if he was simply going through the motions, but I'd say his performance sounds....

BAD.
mattiewheels
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(06-15-2014, 12:30 AM)
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It sounds like a performance that, if you threw a subtle vocoder filter on top, it would sound perfectly fine.
PezDispenser
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(06-15-2014, 12:30 AM)
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Wait is that who the announcer is? Holy crap.

He's awesome on Game of Thrones, but one of my most standout impressions of the alpha was "wow, big step down from Halo announcer"
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(06-15-2014, 12:30 AM)
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sounds like he's half-assing it bad
GolazoDan
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(06-15-2014, 12:30 AM)
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IF THERE'S ANYTHING IN THE AIR, KILL IT

Alright mate.
bobawesome
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(06-15-2014, 12:31 AM)
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Most overrated actor of the century.
Revson
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(06-15-2014, 12:31 AM)
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He sounds incredibly bored.
ViewtifulJC
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(06-15-2014, 12:31 AM)
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you see something floating in the air, you have to kill it!

Bad
ArchedThunder
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(06-15-2014, 12:31 AM)
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Really bad.
Mass_Pincup
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(06-15-2014, 12:31 AM)
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Sounds like he doesn't give a shit.
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unempLLOYD
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(06-15-2014, 12:31 AM)
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Bad.

He was just shoehorned into the game in order for Destiny to you know.
Man
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(06-15-2014, 12:31 AM)
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He's the Ghost, your personal robot companion.
He either had bad directing or phoned it in. BAD but bearable.

Even worse (I would call it catastrophic) is the MP/PvP/Crucible announcer. Oh my what an absolute trainwreck...
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(06-15-2014, 12:31 AM)
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My thoughts on his performance in Destiny are pretty much the same as what I ranted about in this thread a few years back.

To add to it though: never hire big names and then give them a script that consists of "let me hack this door open while you videogame" garbage.
Superflat
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(06-15-2014, 12:32 AM)
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Needs a light filter to make it sound a little like the voice is actually being synthesized. Otherwise it just sounds like bored Dinklage.

Originally Posted by bobawesome

Most overrated actor of the century.

More like the most overrated actor in the history of the universe times infinity amirite
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gketter
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(06-15-2014, 12:32 AM)
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Between average or good. I don't get the hate personally.
Doctor_Thomas
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(06-15-2014, 12:32 AM)
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Average, I mean, it works I guess, but it's completely uninspired.
WonkersTHEWatilla
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(06-15-2014, 12:32 AM)
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Is he supposed to sound robotic? If so, he does a great job.
robotrock
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(06-15-2014, 12:32 AM)
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i don't really have an opinion about it yet. he just sounds like a dude talking to me
WarpathDC
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(06-15-2014, 12:32 AM)
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BAD-good game otherwise

If he did lines from game of thrones instead of would be more appealing.

Seriously though it sounds phoned in.
Denton
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(06-15-2014, 12:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by bobawesome

Most overrated actor of the century.

Dinklage is stunningly amazing on Game of Thrones. Like every single scene he is in is pure unedalturated joy.
So, no.
Pops Maellard
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(06-15-2014, 12:32 AM)
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I think it sounds great. Completely understand why some (read: all) of you guys seem to think it just sounds like Dinklage is completely uninterested, but I feel like he nailed the tone they were going for.
excaliburps
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(06-15-2014, 12:32 AM)
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Someone said that Dinklage is voicing a machine of some sort and that would explain his unnatural way of delivering lines.

In any case, once I do a proper interview with Bungie, I'll ask about it.

I kinda am used to it by now, to be honest.
Dega
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(06-15-2014, 12:33 AM)
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The dude is awesome but yeah it don't sound too good.
JayEH
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(06-15-2014, 12:33 AM)
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Don't know why they got him to play a boring robot.
Gestault
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(06-15-2014, 12:33 AM)
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I was having this exact conversation elsewhere today. I actively dislike the voice, but I'm almost positive he was directed to limit himself to the flat intonations. I get the idea of what they might have been going for, I think it was just a bad choice.

I don't like the idea of technology so advanced it can perfectly mimic a human voice, for an AI as advanced as it's supposed to be here, but have it vocalize with such awkward, unnatural intonation. If the voice it going to be flat, I want old sci-fi style "shitty" playback distortion to reinforce the idea of imperfect tech. Make it sound synthesized, don't make it sound like a man sitting in a waiting room reading a magazine aloud.
RyudBoy
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(06-15-2014, 12:33 AM)
His dad is in The Witcher 3. Much better.
Mr. F
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(06-15-2014, 12:33 AM)
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Kind of jarring and distracting how flat it sounds.
StalkerUKCG
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(06-15-2014, 12:33 AM)
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Completely phones it in. Boring as shit and I really like the guy.
SolsticeZero
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(06-15-2014, 12:33 AM)
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If he's going for a robot voice, it's fine.

Otherwise, he just sounds really bored. Like he just woke up or was hungover or something.
mocolostrocolos
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(06-15-2014, 12:33 AM)
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Horrible.

It just doesnt fit in the game's narrative. You are a soul-less character with 0 personality, his voice sounds like a father lecturing a misguided kid.

I have no need for your lessons. I'm a plain soldier.
Massa
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(06-15-2014, 12:34 AM)
I like him. The PVP announcer on the other hand...
Trouble
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(06-15-2014, 12:34 AM)
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THAT WIZARD CAME FROM THE MOON!
ViewtifulJC
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(06-15-2014, 12:34 AM)
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whats with the Cruicble multiplayer PvP announcer guy tho

thats gotta be a placeholder right
NuKERxyz
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(06-15-2014, 12:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Man

He's the Ghost, your personal robot companion.
He either had bad directing or phoned it in. BAD.

Even worse (I would call it catastrophic) is the MP/PvP/Crucible announcer. Oh my what an absolute trainwreck...

Yep, its even worse in pvp. Its BAD!
Spineker
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(06-15-2014, 12:34 AM)
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He's disappointed me a lot with his acting. Some of his lines are very poorly delivered.
Bugz
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(06-15-2014, 12:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by bobawesome

Most overrated actor of the century.

Really? a TV actor? I highly doubt it.
GavinGT
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(06-15-2014, 12:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by excaliburps

Someone said that Dinklage is voicing a machine of some sort and that would explain his unnatural way of delivering lines.

In any case, once I do a proper interview with Bungie, I'll ask about it.

I kinda am used to it by now, to be honest.

Isn't he voicing the little thing that flies around the playable character?
Backfoggen
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(06-15-2014, 12:35 AM)
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Bad. It doesn't even sound like a performance. Just a dude saying something.
S1kkZ
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(06-15-2014, 12:35 AM)
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he sounds really bored and terrible (i love dinklage in got).
it also sounds like they had to cut together different samples to form complete sentences.

in the alpha, he sounds like someone who is just there to collect the paycheck and doent really give a fuck.
zedge
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(06-15-2014, 12:35 AM)
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I like it. But I also recognize alot of voices in the game. Claudia Black, Lance Reddick, among others. Very cool.

Is there a full list somewhere of all the voice actors?
Man
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(06-15-2014, 12:35 AM)
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*gasp* It's the hive!
Hellsing321
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(06-15-2014, 12:35 AM)
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Needs some filter so it sounds like a synthesized AI voice. Which is what I think they are doing since they had one on his voice in the E3 trailer. Don't know why the Alpha didn't have it.
petghost
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(06-15-2014, 12:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by mattiewheels

It sounds like a performance that, if you threw a subtle vocoder filter on top, it would sound perfectly fine.

I think this would be an excellent fix.
sti4thewin
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(06-15-2014, 12:36 AM)
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It's bad. Like he isn't being directed whats so ever and he is just reading his lines with no emotion. Sounds like a audio book read.
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(06-15-2014, 12:36 AM)
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Love the guy.. But AWFUL!
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Sounds like he's just doing it to pay the bills. I know he can do better.
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(06-15-2014, 12:36 AM)
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I'm on team #good. I'm playing the Alpha, and the voice works. It's an AI, and he is playing the role as such.
Sojgat
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(06-15-2014, 12:36 AM)
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BAD.

The character is meant to come off as bored and uninterested, but instead the actor does.

Bungie could try making him sound more robotic, but that would also serve to mask Dinklage's recognizable voice, which is probably the main reason they wanted him.
The Lamonster
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(06-15-2014, 12:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Man

He's the Ghost, your personal robot companion.
He either had bad directing or phoned it in. BAD but bearable.

Even worse (I would call it catastrophic) is the MP/PvP/Crucible announcer. Oh my what an absolute trainwreck...

My thoughts exactly. He's an AI, so it's forgivable. However, the PVP announcer is laughably bad and outright distracting.
ViewtifulJC
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(06-15-2014, 12:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Man

*gasp* It's the hive!

that whole section is just...

you got $500 million bucks and you can't hire a good voice director?

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