Some of the criticism in the early days of Destiny was directed towards the player character’s Ghost, the little robot being that followed you around, unlocked doors and did everything for you, being quite bland. David Cross and Brian Posehn talked about their involvement with the character’s writing and how it could have been a lot funnier and more interesting.
Talking to IGN David Cross, best known for such comedic roles as Tobias Funke on the Sitcom Arrested Development, apparently spent “a couple of days” writing witty one liners for the character with fellow comedian Brian Posehn.
Cross explained, “We were flown up to Bellevue, Washington to do a punch-up on the Ghost character in Destiny about a year ago.
“We were both very excited about it. They did not use a single, solitary thing that we wrote, which is a shame because we wrote some stuff that – you know, we’re gamers, and they… – I would imagine somebody somewhere said, ‘We can’t inject this levity or humour into it.”
Cross went on to say that he and Posehn are big gamers and that he was very big on Destiny when it came out.
“When you’re at an hour 20 of that thing, it’s like the Ghost is kind of monotone saying this thing, ‘We must get over the ridge. That’s the cabal – we’ve got to defeat him.’ Whatever, it’s boring as sh*t, and I speak for myself and Brian, and I know thousands if not millions of other gamers would be like ‘It would be nice to have a joke or something in there.’ You think we’re going to f*ck with the tone?”
Cross has done work with other video games including voicing roles in Halo 2 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
What do you think of the Ghost character in Destiny? Could a few one liners spice up the little Dinkle-bot? Let us know in the comments below.