Hot on the heels of Destiny's recent YouTube announcement trailer, the D Pad D Bags' resident curmudgeon has set his sights on Bungie's new IP. Is it a bold step in a next generation direction, or is it just another Halo with a fresh coat of paint?
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He started out sounding like Bungie was trying to rape his lil sister. But as I completed the article I agree with his point that Bungie should try not to make the game and extension of the Halo series. But at the same time I disagree that Halo itself needs to end. As long as there are enough fans expecting and supporting Halo, M$ needs to satisfy that hunger, just not yearly.
I'm waiting to see what Destiny has to offer gameplay and story wise
While I feel the article does make some assumptions, I often find that when game developers talk about how revolutionary their game it, it normally isn't. Bungie is really blowing a lot of smoke about this game. Some of the stuff sounds really cool, like the dynamic world..but often times, it is really just what everyone else is doing with a fancy name. You could say that Oblivion was a dynamic world, was it really? Not completely. I worry that Bungie is going to tell us how amazing this game is, and while it may not be Halo all over again, it won't live up to the hype.
Yeah, they certainly have ambitious dreams for this game, yet if it comes out on PS3/360 I doubt half of what they say will happen. One can only hope.
I share your worries Hammad. I do however think Destiny has a bucketload of potential. I'm hoping the co-op element is similar to say, Borderlands, and that PvE and PvP aspects are kept separate. Honestly, i'm hoping it will be a full scale FPSMMORPG with a competitive element.
Just the fact that Activision is publishing it makes me more than skeptical on how well the game will remain viable for the 10 years the dev is claiming. Even long term game play could see major shifts if Activision wants to bring in more people, which is necessary for a decade long project. While I generally like Activision, they made some bad decisions when it came to how it handled WOW or Blizzard games in general. I'd love for the game to live up to the hype, because I think that Bungie is a great developer, but all in all, it is a FPS, and so far I have heard nothing that makes it unique in the MMO market, and have seen nothing that will make it unique in the FPS shooter market. The fact that a lot of people are saying it's a MMO version of Halo is not that enticing to me, even though I think Halo is a lot of fun. Hopefully time will bring out more details that make the game more exciting for me. And I know there are people excited for it now, and I hope it is good for them. It would be really nice if Bungie could somehow reinvent the FPSMMO genre, and do something to make it exciting.
I'm with NYC Gamer on this one ^ we havn't really seen too much of the game yet, so defintely looking forward to some gameplay
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The Walking Dead game? Really? How is that relevant. Watch the show if you like it, that's pretty much what you're doing with the game. I feel bad calling that thing a game. Games need gameplay, it's just an interactive movie. No difficulty, no challenge, no reward. Just it's story that would have made a much better TV show, or comic spin off. As far as Destiny goes, you haven't seen the gameplay or even the story, just a really rough outline. The only thing you could possibly hate about it is if Bungie desires to hold the hole game back by releasing it on current gen tech, all for a bit more profit. When they should know already having Bungie on the box will sell their games like hot cakes. Keep this game on the next gen consoles please, I doubt you would differ them enough to make a next gen VS current gen really worth it. I mean what is it going to have? Better graphics? Cool, but graphics doesn't mean shit when it plays like shit. (Crysis 3)
I'm glad people like you don't run, and ruin, the industry with your unimaginative definition of what a game is. It seems pretty obvious that the PS3 and 360 versions of Destiny aren't the main focus, but Bungie would be ill advised to ignore those platforms and their install bases.
Are you going to keep following me around you creepy bastard? When the gameplay is 10% of your game, and only 1% of that time can you actually lose, it's not a game, period, by definition it's not. And yes Destiny will be held back, think of all the multiplats on PC, all of them held back because of consoles. I like my consoles, but we should have had new ones years ago. The PC just gets a faster better looking version, where if consoles tried to keep up to date we would actually get more content. It's why I like the PS4 so far, the hardware is good enough that it's much better in the regards of future proofing over the PS3.
TBH Halo was going downhill while still in Bungie's hands. Its better off under 343i, if Halo 4 is any indication. I don't think the guys who made Halo 1 are even mostly there anymore -- maybe the bigwigs are. But... let's be honest... the bigwigs are never really the guys who make the games great... maybe they once were, but now they just sign contracts to pay the guys who do the actual work. Important? You bet. Guarantee of game quality? Nope. Got to keep your talent happy, for that, and with Bungie's turnover, I don't think they qualify. Case in point: Halo ODST and Reach. Just not up to Halo 2, or 3, quality
More like Microsoft was forcing Bungie to make ODST, and Reach, due to the contract in place. If they actually had the time they needed, or Microsoft let Halo die at 3 like it was supposed to Bungie probably would have stayed with Microsoft and made a new IP. Activision had a better offer, Bungie retains all rights to the IP.
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