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Desc:It is god awful.
Category:Video Games, Arts
Tags:paul mccartney, destiny, bungie, Gamer Fuel
Submitted:Kabbage
Date:02/19/15
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infinite zest
What in the actual fuck what the fuck was that actually?
EvilHomer
That was the Illuminati imploding in upon itself.

EvilHomer
(in case you weren't aware from the title and tags IZ, it's a tie-in for a recent video game called Destiny.)

blue vein steel
Jesus H. Christ...

infinite zest
Yeah, my problem is Sir Paul himself doing the soundtrack to a videogame. What's next? Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan?

SteamPoweredKleenex
Cohen and Dylan at least have almost always been "old" when they've been popular. McCartney keeps trying to sound like a young guy who can carry a tune and play rock/pop.

infinite zest
In that case I'm looking forward to the new SSX game, with Paul Simon's 'Slip Slidin' Away' replacing Run DMC's 'Tricky.'

infinite zest
I guess this has been going on for a while though. Eidos had David Bowie long ago and Peter Gabriel's Secret World came even before that.. But those games were appealing to people like me, who hated pop music and liked stupid puzzle games. They could've gotten Lorde for a lot cheaper than McCartney I'll bet.

infinite zest
(edit: Nomad Soul was not a stupid puzzle game, but it did have stupid puzzles, and David Bowie)

Wander
I cannot believe I was beaten to the Omikron mention. I can't believe there were two people who were thinking of omikron simultaneously, at any point in time.

SteamPoweredKleenex
I'm hard pressed to decide if this is worse than the Dragon Age: Inquisition method of just grabbing a sound-alike band to sing "this is totally not like Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, original song, do not steal."

StanleyPain
Bowie's presence in Omikron was way, way less cynical and stupid than this shit usually turns out in video games, to be fair.

His band at the time actually play a band in the game itself and they wrote several pieces of music specifically for the game that are performed in-game by the fictional band they play. He also played a character in the game.

Nominal
Wasn't this the same game that did the celebrity gimmick thing with Peter Dinklage as the tutorial narrator?
blue vein steel
yes, and it is one of the laziest, phoned-in, obviously doesn't give a fuck voice-over performances of all time.

SteamPoweredKleenex
I don't blame Dinklage (or many voice actors that have shown themselves capable in other media). I blame the director, for the most part. In a lot of games, the voice actor is given lines with no context, and I don't think they have anyone else to act with. So staying as neutral as possible is probably what they have to do, since they don't know how much of X emotion should be inserted into their reading.

Destiny has an additional problem, I think. I hear its story got half re-written at some point, so a lot of the dialog doesn't really make sense or sound right anyway.

blue vein steel
yeah, i'd agree with you on the role of the director, but Dinklage is still sort of on the hook for not being more invested in what i'm sure he was paid a great deal for (Destiny is the most expensive game of all time).

To the point of the story: Characters and events (cough cough Rasputin) are referenced as being really substantial, and integral to the story, but then never referenced again, little if any explanation of why you move from one location to another, alien races introduced for no other reason than a need for more enemy variety, NPCs with zero personality (all the NPCs are essentially storefronts), etc...

You get the feeling that the 4 DLC packs where only made DLC later in development, after the story had been laid out, when that economic model became more viable, because of the core game's unforgivable lack of content and gameplay modes, when compared to something like CoD or Battlefield.

StanleyPain
There's a wealth of evidence now at this point (especially if you go back and look at the early announcement videos and dev diaries) that the game was radically altered from what it was intended to be and tons of content was either completely cut from the game or taken out to be inserted later through DLC which had not existed prior to the departure of the lead director. The storyline, such as it is, makes absolutely no sense unless you figure in that there are missing characters, missing missions, missing faction storylines, and multiple origins for each race which was to have been the original plan.
Read up on it...it's pretty sad stuff what happened to this game.

gravelstudios
The only video game I've played so far with voice acting that I actually liked is the Portal series. Most video game voice acting is really bad, and makes me yearn for the days of text bubbles.
Paul McCartney is gradually turning into Maggie Smith. Look at their faces.
I couldn't listen past the first line.

infinite zest
I don't really see why you'd waste the money on celebrity voice actors in the first place. Like, Peter Dinklage is great (watch the original Death at A Funeral, not the American remake) but he's not really known for his voice, at least I don't think. Same goes for the Hobbit. Cool, Benedict Cumberbatch is the dragon guy, but that could be any English voice actor for all I care. When I was playing Red Dead Redemption I was amazed at the voice acting, and just sort of assumed that they were Sam Elliott and what's-his-name from Deadwood. Nope.

blue vein steel
and, for as technically polished and occasionally great as Destiny is, it's probably the most expensive and most played Bad Game of all time. Some of the design and gameplay decisions are completely indefensible for the biggest release of 2014, like Duke Nukem Forever level idiotic.
Binro the Heretic
This reminds me, I wonder if Yes will do a new recording of "The Ladder" for the remastered edition of "Homeworld".
chumbucket
Yes isn't Yes anymore

Gmork
This is why I am glad I stopped really caring about bungie after they got bought by microsoft and went on to make halo 1. Halo 1-3 are their last "good" titles, and that's being generous.

Did he do this on his own or was this something bungie and him worked on together?
blue vein steel
Him doing it on his own, out of love of a video game, would make it the weirdest/greatest song ever.

Unfortunately, it's simply that Bungie paid Paul McCartney, one of the richest (if the the richest) musicians in the world, a shitload of money.

Old_Zircon
A companion cube and an everlasting gobstopper reproduce, it is a genetic impossibility

Old_Zircon
Also this DEFINITELY needs the "moans of the dying" tag.

Kabbage
Seems just a teensy bit harsh

infinite zest
Paul did pen my favorite Beatles song.. he just seems like the one I'd least want to hang out with.

ashtar.
I really hope Paul dies before Ringo. Maybe if Paul would quit hiding on holy ground they could have a proper sword fight and get it over with. If anyone deserves to become The One and wield all the powers of the Four Beatles, it's Ringo.
The Mothership
The Beatles have died in order of talent. Ringo is definitely next.

Hooker
George and John were the lucky ones.
Rodents of Unusual Size
aaaand stars for you

Adham Nu'man
There is no hope for the future.
yogarfield
For the Scientology-tier production.
Gmork
That is an apt comparison.

Oktay
That's *Sir* Paul McCartney you insolent commoner!
Adham Nu'man
Apparently this garbage video plays when you "finish" the "story" part of Destiny.

Playing this thing at the end of your game is like rick-rolling the player.
Gmork
Are you fucking serious? This is a reward for beating the "story"?

I'm kind of glad I was able to emotionally detach from my former favorite video game company before they started to suck. They'll have to really make something amazing to redeem themselves from this, but they're probably too busy polishing their golden monacles to care.

Just goes to show you, money and an influx of bright young fucknuggets (to replace core employees who left) doesn't guarantee anything but a bland, mediocre product. All the engine and art asset polish in the world isn't going to save a game with no inspiration behind it.

memedumpster
I would like to apologize to vocaloids everywhere. None of you sing this poorly.

Needs more cow buffers.
dairyqueenlatifah
What the fuck happened to his voice?
fluffy
Age and post-processing to attempt to fix the first part.


chumbucket
Murder She Wrote

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