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We Love Peter Dinklage, But This Voice-Over Work Is Unbearable

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Peter Dinklage’s voice-over work in the upcoming shooter game “Destiny” has not been well received.

Dinklage voices the artificial intelligence unit Ghost, which follows the player’s character throughout the game, offering advice, commentary and history of the environment. Unfortunately, many fans are less than thrilled with the results of the “Game of Thrones” actor’s voice work.

“He sounds like an actor unsure of his character, without a director to indicate who he’s supposed to be,” writes a reviewer from Kotaku. “Every time he begins talking I’m pulled out of the game and reminded that, oh yeah, the guy who plays Tyrion Lannister isn’t particularly interested in convincing me to give a s**t about what’s happening around me.”

To be fair, Dinklage’s work has been seen only in the game's “alpha” version, for early adopters. In response to the negative reception, Bungie, the studio behind “Destiny,” and formerly “Halo,” has confirmed that the dialogue has been updated and will be fixed by the game’s Sept. 9 release. On its blog, the developer told fans not to worry.

“Funny thing about Alpha builds…they’re not done. Please pardon our Moon dust!” Bungie wrote.

According to Re/code Bungie has even offered fans a limited edition T-Shirt sporting one of Dinklage’s most poorly delivered lines: “The Wizard came from the moon!

“We love that you can lean in and laugh with us,” the developer wrote on its blog.

"Destiny" will be available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Watch the video above to see "Destiny" gameplay footage featuring some of Dinklage's terrible voice-overs. Check out the two videos below for even more cringe-worthy footage.

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