Destructoid Preview: Destiny's combat is solid, but I'm not so sure about the rest of it

Destructoid- "It's been over a year since Bungie first released details on Destiny, its next big project after handing off the Halo series to Microsoft. While the studio was done telling the tale of the Master Chief and his journey, Bungie was far from ready to leave behind the sci-fi space genre.

It has been extremely secretive with Destiny, letting bits and pieces of info flow onto the Internet here and there. That was until earlier this month when Bungie had Destructoid up to its offices in Seattle and actually gave us some real hands-on time with the game.

While I have a much better sense of how the combat and controls feels now, Bungie still held back on revealing much about the game. And it's because of that on-going secrecy that I've lost some of my excitement towards Destiny."

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1363d ago

I'm getting a bit nervous about this game now. I've seen a few articles not to happy with the game.

Shadonic1363d ago

I'm nervous as well, then again it was a preview event on only one part of the game thats not merely there was a sort of side mission to do much more than whats in infamous Second Son that didnt seem that fun to the previewers. I'm hopeing that this was just an issue of no real sense of difficulty due to changes with the preview build ( like buffs to characters and stuff ) to make it faster and demonstrate that the combat is indeed faster. Still excited for it but im a little bit nervous still. I'm sure that Bungie will take note of this and apply changes respectively.

Panthers1363d ago

Did yall read the article? He isnt unhappy with the game, he is tired of Bungie being secretive about it. There is nothing there that suggests it is going to be bad, just his feelings.

NewMonday1363d ago

this was a gameplay showcase, Bungie are not ready to talk about other stuff and they still have a big presentation at E3, they wouldn't want to spoil it.

this is the same problem with the Order trailer, that was only to show off the real time graphics but the media wanted to talk about things [email protected] were not ready to disclose.

my advice to fellow gamers is to hold off reading previews until a couple of months before a game is released. and if dead set on a game ignore previews completely, save the game for yourself.

Mikelarry1363d ago

At least it gets a beta, wait for that then decide. i am still excited for it and hopefully when i play the beta i would be even more excited

Gh05t1363d ago

Considering that a pre - order is required to get into the beta that kind of defeats the whole play it then decide.

It's a beta not a demo. Big difference!

DJMarty1363d ago

Cause shooters are getting boring now.

Magicite1363d ago

Its Bungie and everything, but yeah, lately articles make me concerned.

RyanShutup1363d ago

The only negative one I've seen was Kotaku. This one said that the combat is great, he's just getting apprehensive due to the lack of details about the story/character motivation.

I wouldn't worry just yet...

Shadonic1362d ago

Thats the thing i'm subscribed to more console on youtube whose doing the whole destiny updates thing and hes more knowledgeable about the story details than the previewers mentioning things like the traveler doubling the human lifespan and such and honestly this it a new IP a brand new game and story that's not fallowing the cookie cutter war story usually seen in FPS. I would rather wait until the games release to experiencing it from he beginning, the first mission and my main goal than to be told about it months in advanced.

In terms of game mechanics and multiplayer yea i would want to hear more and more needs to be said about it in terms of story and ruining the experience. they have a pretty good gist of the plot without going into the major details so idk what big issue is. There going to a gameplay preview event not the weekly book club.

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F4sterTh4nFTL1363d ago

Never was a big fan of Bungie and it its previous titles, looks like the trend will continue.

Shadonic1362d ago

well different people, I wouldn't right it off just yet though. I have an acquaintance who didn't like Halo because it was slower than your basic FPS on that reason though that was one of the reasons for why the gameplay was so good. Again different people different taste, still give destiny a shot at least in the beta and return the preorder later not the most logical to cmopletely write off the entire game as something your not into because the previewer had a bad experience on one small section of a big game.

Hellsvacancy1363d ago

It reminds me too much of Borderlands

SnakeCQC1363d ago

Yeah thats what i've been thinking but with better social multiplayer aspects and much better graphics. Lol I'll probably still end up getting it.

Hellsvacancy1363d ago

Remember what Borderlands was originally supposed to look like

Now we get Destiny, I shall more than likely pick it up after i've totally finished Witcher 3 (W3 is when I shall buy a PS4)

Muadiib1363d ago

Agreed, but does it have Borderland's charm? Not from what I've seen.

HugoDrax1363d ago

"It reminds me too much of Borderlands"

This is the exact same conversation I had with my brother yesterday. I'm a huge HALO fan, I even had every single Halo 1 and Halo 2 action figure which I sold off a few years back to help pay for graduate school.

I only finished Borderlands 1 and probably got through 45% of Borderlands 2. I like the games to an extent, but I'm not a fan of the abundance of weapons. My frustration was having to sell the guns I didn't like, and having to figure out which ones to keep. I would waste more time comparing which guns are the best, than playing through the game.

Anyhow, I'm positive Bungie will deliver or what's left of the original Bungie team.

ArbitorChief1363d ago

I think the make or break point for this game will be it's competitive multiplayer, that's what Bungie has excelled at for more than a decade now. Hopefully it's competitive, hardcore and has a big skill gap.

Shadonic1362d ago

I hope theres a skill gap and competitiveness as well. Theres much more as well the story the world and the social interaction coupled with the MP as its a part of it too cant knock off the story ever man.

mike32UK1363d ago

I'm sorry but it's way too early to be passing on this game, we've hardly seen even a slither of what this game provides. You can't judge on barely even an hour of play

Gh05t1363d ago

Isn't that the whole point of this authors opinion?

The fact they haven't shown anywhere near enough to get some people invested. They are keeping everything so close doored it's hard to stay hyped.

Besides saying right now that it is a pass does not mean when the game info isn't finally given that they can't change thier mind. Why can't you make a decision based on the information at hand. You are allowed to change your mind...

Shadonic1362d ago

I think there saving all of that until E3 this isnt being thrown in your face like most games are, I can already give you a summery of what happens in watch dogs before it even comes out. They've been steadly releaseing new details through twitter and the weekly updates but i doubt that game journalist would be that focused on bungie just to get the smallest of new details on it. I wish moreconsole could of gotten flown out there since hes more knowledgeable about Destiny compared to most of the previewers.

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