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Submitted by BootHammer 861d ago | opinion piece

Can Destiny Surpass Halo?

"As we continue to learn and see more of Destiny, it seems to possibly be the most exciting and ambitious title to watch out for next-gen. Bungie is shooting for the stars with this one and I don’t think the consoles have witnessed anything like it. We have shared some of our thoughts below on what makes this game so groundbreaking and have also included quotes from Pete Parsons from Bungie in which he shares his thoughts on Destiny." -BootHammer (Destiny, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Intentions  +   861d ago
Multiplat = Yup.
SuperLupe  +   861d ago
Not so sure man, most big budget multiplat games dont do Halo numbers. I remember Halo 3 doing something like 14 million copies. Im not even sure Assassins Creed doest those kind of sales.

As for quality wise, I dont see a MMO (or whatever Destiny is) being as epic and personal as a full out Halo game.
Maninja  +   861d ago
That's the thing Bungies trying to do though. They're trying to turn this online shooter(not an MMO) as epic and personal as Halo, though after Halo 4 I'm pretty sure this will become more popular because many fans(including myself) were let down by Halo 4, and given how the next Halo is going to be on Xbox One(and how the PS4 is performing better in terms of preorders) I'd say Destiny has a pretty fair chance at surpassing Halo
Mainsqueeze  +   860d ago
I think most Halo fans will recognize its Bungie and purchase destiny as well. Plus being multiplate will help it sell more too.
BootHammer  +   861d ago
I wonder which platform will gather the largest audience?
The Meerkat  +   861d ago
It's a shooter.

I'm sure you can guess.
Septic  +   861d ago
Its a good question actually.

The PS4 appears to be the one that will get the most definitive version of the game (exclusive content + best looking/performing) but like Meerkat said, MS fans love their shooters.

Who knows. Also, the PS4's increasing popularity and cheaper price point might mean we might see the PS4 with the larger number of players.
demonddel  +   861d ago
Boy I tell ya here we go again @septic how the hell you know if the PS4 version is going to be better looking
The_Infected  +   861d ago

Better hardware should be the fist clue.
SuperLupe  +   861d ago
In la la land Destiny looks better on the PS4. Oh and I thought timed exclusive dlc was MS scam. Now its an advantage when its on the PS4.
Septic  +   861d ago
Well, I've never said timed dlc was a scam. In fact, I recognise timed exclusivity of Titanfall (if it is indeed timed) for the Xbox One as a big coup for Microsoft. It may appear on PC, but what if you don't game on PC?

But seriously, the chances are that Destiny will run better on the PS4 judging by its specs alone and Bungie's strong collaboration with Sony. I'm not saying that, that will definitely be the case but that's what I suspect will happen judging by what we know already.
Maninja  +   861d ago
We have no reason to believe that the Playstation exclusive content is timed exclusive, so yeah, right now it is exclusive until proven otherwise. And Bungie did say "The great thing about our new engine is that it lets us squeeze every bit of awesome out of every platform." The Playstation 4 is more powerful than the Xbox One(it's not up for debate, the specs say so) so Bungie would be able to squeeze more awesome out of the PS4 than the Xbox One
source: http://www.playstationlifes...
kratos_TheGoat  +   861d ago
In my opinion ps4 but don't underestimate x1 just yet
MultiConsoleGamer  +   861d ago
In sales? Maybe. In popularity and devoted fanbase? No.

I'm not alone when I say I think Destiny looks completely mediocre. I'm hoping Bungie proves me wrong with the final product.
Geezus  +   861d ago
yeah i agree... it will probably pass in sales since its coming out on every console known to man except wii lol. But in popularity and fan base idk Halo is Ms's Mario its huge and for a good reason and it already has an established fanbase and a great lore. Honestly imo Destiny is remeniscent of Halo with an MMO playfactor and Bungie for a good reason didnt go to far away from the Space Marine Fps idea cuz they know it works. I am just preparing myself for the halo is dead comments that will surely be spouted by the ignoramuses on this site and beyond lol i am sure they will come but Halo and Destiny are different games and they will and can coexist.
Plus comparing an exclusive title to a multiplat is unfair using that same logic we can say Destiny can surpass Killzone or Gears... at least in sales.
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Einhert  +   861d ago
I agree, nothing about it looked mind blowing or particularly innovative.

Well from what I have seen I just seen two guys run through a linear scripted area making bad jokes fighting against enemies very similar to those from Halo.
SuperLupe  +   861d ago
I cant believe somebody else doesnt see what on planet earth is so fantastic about Destiny. The graphics look good ok, but absolutely nothing seems be particularly fun or special according to what they've shown so far.
All I see is a lot of PR hype from activision and Bungie and some Sony supporters because it has some exclusive DLC and was showcased on the PS4 at E3.
From what I've seen so far give me TitanFall or BF4 to keep me patient until Halo 5.
medman  +   860d ago
"Destiny looks completely mediocre." This guy probably thinks TitanFall looks great.
Iltapalanyymi  +   861d ago
mmmmmaybe. i dont know yet. bungie did say this is going to be at least a trilogy. halo has a prettybig fanbase so....
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   861d ago
in sales,i would assume it would since its multiplatform,in terms of gameplay and experience maybe,bungie is making it,theyre trying something new,theyre trying to outdo their past work,as all great developers should,so its a wait and see for me.
TalesofDalton  +   861d ago
Halo was such a beast largely due to the time that it was released. Destiny could be huge, but will it be the prolific title that the first Halo was? No, probably not.
I liked most of the Halo games that came out. Although Halo Wars sucked to me. And I like RTS. Halo ODST wasn't great to me either. I quite liked Reach. The story and gameplay was fantastic. I'm sad to admit Halo 4 never got a grip on my attention. I'd play for 20 minutes and couldn't go on. I think Bungie knows how to make games and make them well. I'm interested in Destiny and I'm sure it will be a top seller.
Thomper  +   861d ago
:0O Halo Wars is one of my fav games ever! I know it shouldn't be, but it is
To each his own sir. I like RTS. Just not Halo style. Lol
ShabbaRanks  +   860d ago
never finished Halo4. Just isnt the same without Bungie :(
Exactly my sentiments. I think I got about halfway through chapter two and then went to GameStop and got some other game I can't remember now because it was months ago and I forget and I already got rid of that game too. *deep breath* I'm done. Sorry for the late reply. I never notice my thing flashing.
gtxgamer2  +   861d ago
I'm quite excited for Destiny, im a huge playstation fan but I have always loved Halo so im glad to see bungie finally giving me some sci fi on my playstation console!!
ramtah  +   861d ago
im really looking forward to this game!
Salooh  +   861d ago
You actually can run in this game so yes from gameplay point. But you can't judge the story until you play it.

Personally , i'm not really interested yet .
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kratos_TheGoat  +   861d ago
My opinion hell no halo got loyal fanbase since the successful of halo 2 mutiplayer
Maninja  +   860d ago
Yeah but that fanbase has decreased since the release of Halo 4's multiplayer. Seriously, not alot of people are playing
Foxgod  +   861d ago
If it sells half as much as Halo on each platform, then yes.
Destiny has the advantage of being multi.
trywizardo  +   861d ago
the question is can destiny surpass titanfall ??!!!
and the answer is no ...
Maninja  +   860d ago
Titanfall looks generic as hell. It's a FPS with jetpacks, parkour, and mechs.
trywizardo  +   860d ago
yeah , do what is that suppose to mean . hmmmmmm oh yeah the next gen of FPS starts with titanfall , mean while destiny feels more like a fusion between halo and borderlands witch sucks because of "borderlands side"
shibster88  +   861d ago
I think the multiplayer will be awesome, I remember the old halo days sittingnin my mates garage with his xbox and halo online with some beers and Chinese food.
KillrateOmega  +   861d ago
Can Destiny Surpass Halo?
Well it IS a multiplatform game...
Pinkdolphinyfg  +   860d ago
They need to show more Destiny before i can make a decision and that exclusive dlc for ps4 might be a turn off for me if its really long especially on an mmo where im going to invest alot of time into it since im going with xbox one and getting the ps4 in a year or two. Right now i'm leaning towards halo since 4 actually caught me by surprise and brought me back into the franchise since halo 2.
Relientk77  +   860d ago
If its really good, then yes. Especially because its multiplat

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