Destiny: Would Be So Much Better With Samuel L. Jackson

One of Destiny’s most lackluster features is Peter Dinklage’s voice acting. In a new video, a fan imagines what the game would’ve been like if Samuel L. Jackson had been playing Ghost instead.

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t0nin0t inserted Samuel L. Jackson movie quotes into many of the cutscenes from Destiny. This makes these scenes about 500% more bearable. Here’s a sample bit of dialogue:

Speaker: In its dying breath, the Traveler created the Ghosts, to seek out…
Ghost: This ain’t none of your goddamn business.
Speaker: Your ghost will guide you.
Ghost: (looking at Guardian) He is the toughest son of a bitch I’ve ever met.
Speaker: I only hope he chose wisely.
Ghost: Get the fuck out of my face with that shit.

It goes on like this for about three minutes. Sam the Man spouts lines from Pulp Fiction, Snakes on a Plane and a few other films. Some of the lines used by t0nin0t are a bit random but he makes a convincing case for replacing Peter Dinklage’s voice acting. with a Samuel L. Jackson soundboard

It’s really sad that even if Bungie had simply recycled Samuel L. Jackson lines from other movies, Ghost would be a more compelling character than he is right now. The combination of stale writing and a bored Peter Dinklage made Ghost a non-entity in the game. He’s about as lively as text prompts.

The problems aren’t limited to one character, though. Destiny power leveling just suffers from a complete lack of personality. Every NPC – whether it’s the Speaker, Cryptarch or the Stranger – is devoid of emotion. Their enemies are faceless hordes that never bother saying a word before trying to kill them. A robot spouting a random collection of Sam Jackson sound bytes isn’t exactly a three-dimensional character but at least there’s a discernible character there.