The strong development of technology in recent years has turned AI into an extremely popular tool in many fields. Except for the world gaming industry. There have been many developers trying to apply AI to their activities, from voice acting, drawing posters to more complex things like game design. However, the results are just a lot of negative things and this also leads to a lot of criticism towards publishers who are still trying to find ways to take advantage of AI, despite the decreasing quality of the games.
And the latest victim in this criticism is Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections – a game released on November 6. As the long-awaited sequel to the fighting anime series adapted from the manga, Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections is being flooded with irony after being accused by fans of using Using AI to dub and create a quality game couldn’t be worse. Many clips have been shared, in which Naruto’s voice sounds really funny considering the main character is a teenager, but the voice sounds no different than that of a toddler. Fans quickly accused Bandai Namco of using AI to cut costs, despite efforts from this distributor to deny it.
Besides Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections, another project is also receiving negative reviews for the same reason. That is Silent Hill: Ascension. Not only does it bring a very poor user experience and terrible microtransactions, the plot and direction of Silent Hill: Ascension are also so confusing that many gamers claim that there are up to 99.99 % it is created by AI. The dialogue also sometimes becomes strangely meaningless.
Applying AI to video games seems to have become an inevitable trend. But perhaps now is not the golden time for developers, as applying AI only makes the quality of projects worse.