Dave Walsh of MiddleEasy.com gives his impressions of Bungie's Destiny alpha on the PlayStation 4.
after all the trailers, dev speechs and game infos,.....i was mildly interested, but after a good 10-15 hrs into the alpha it totally make it a must buy for me, its an awesome mix between MassEffect, Memeland(borderland), Diablo, Halo and MMO. it went from "meh" to Holy shit my nipples are hard and cant wait for the full game god dammit!!!" ...then spent pretty much all weekend lvling the titan, hunter, warlock up to lvl8, spent a good amount of time playing pvp even if im not THAT interested into competitive fps, enjoyed the shit out of the raid&random instances even if i hate mmos, and found tons of blue items that i couldnt equip due to the alpha lvl cap(such a cocktease) man, im hyped for the full game, good job Bungie, im a believer now, the alpha changed my mind about the game!
Recently figured out that there may be more than a russia map on earth going to possibly even a futuristic Chicago (watch dogs Easter egg?).
Maybe more? Its been comfirm lots more!!
i had it on preorder but i was still on the fence. the alpha made me keep my preorder. it has very strong MMO genes which i love
same here, in theory I was really liking the concept that bungie was proposing. It seemed like a good marriage of ideas from other games in a single package, but all the trailers and live demos were not doing it for me, they were not pushing me over the edge. The alpha changed everything, definitely day 1 for me. I was left really wanting to play more of the game, the PvP i didnt really care, but ive never like Zone control modes, so ill have to wait what others they have.. but everything else was amazing. TIP: you can preorder the game from amazon and you will get the beta code right away, then you can just cancel the preorder (though after playing the beta you probably will not want to do it lol)
"man, im hyped for the full game, good job Bungie, im a believer now, the alpha changed my mind about the game!" Yup...I'm really excited for Destiny! I'm probably going warlock first, space magic and gunfire ftw!
It's an undeinably super polished game. I canceled my pre-order, but that's only because I want like 3 other games more and am trying to budget. Destiny is actually like a reimagining of Mass Effect in some ways. I hope the story is good, but the space faring nature and pure rethought mmo hooks make this game a winner.
I feel the same way...The game cool just not my cup of tea...plus there's so many games coming out I don't think I'll have enough money
I was really excited for it.. until I played the alpha. Even though I think it is a good game it still felt like an MMO to me. And I'm not much one for MMOs. I might still buy it and play it for a while with friends but I don't feel an overwhelming urge to play it. I'm really hoping The Division doesn't leave the same bad "MMO" taste in my mouth.
"reimagining of Mass Effect in some ways" Not next gen Halo?
The sense of exploration and even being under the wander on the last city has a strong citadel feel. Wiping around to different destinations feels like riding in the normandy.
It was alot better than I was expecting it to be looking forward to playing the full retail version.
Yea the Alpha def swayed me into purchasing on day one.
I've played some of the alpha and I'm still meh on it, but then again it's an alpha. Nothing in it blows me away. It's very polished, but nothing about it makes me go damn I have to get it day 1. Maybe the Beta will change my mind.
This game is going to be great loved the alpha :D !
I was pretty excited for the game but the alpha kinda turned me off. I will buy it once it comes out.
It has way more of an Borderlands feeling than I thought it would have. Idk, I'll still buy it, but so far it's not exciting to me.
Turned you off yet you will buy it. Ok thanks for sharing..
Yes because I'm interested in the single player. The multiplayer not so much anymore.
Well the good thing is you can still play it how you want to. You want the PVE part of it and you can continue to do so. If you ever want to go PVP to kill some time then you can, but the thing to not overlook is that you have options. Which everyone here likes!
Yep the only question really is which console to get it on. I will prolly go with the console who that has the better FPS controller.
This will be the 1st Bungie title that i am not rushing out day 1 to buy. And Bungie has yet to address the x1 audience after all our support. But i will get it.
Bungie doesn't make Halo anymore which is the franchise that Xbox fans care most about. Plus this game received plenty of hate because of the exclusive content in the PS4. Because of this its normal that they favoring Sonys platform a little more than Microsoft plus the extra support from Sony is a nice bonus for them. Anyways I dont think Xbox fans should be mad at this. The game is still coming to the Xbox One plus Bungie is making a pretty big effort with the Xbox One version. In the end the game will be great on all platforms.
Im not mad. I love halo as much as i love Bungie.been there from day 1 on xbox platform.i always knew that they would make games for other platforms.i also understand that Activision is the one pulling the strings.plus 343 has filled their shoes very well.it just feels like both Activision and Bungie said xbow fans who when comes to this game. But like i said i will be buying it. Check my gamertag to see my halo history if you like. SHINROCK.
I truly hope this game comes to PC.
I agree, I think it's fantastic and I can see myself sinking quite a lot of time into the full game.
As long as they don't have a subscription model, I am in. Loved the Alpha.
I gotta admit for it being on an Alpha the game is really really polished and entertaining. I've seen few bugs, nothing game breaking, and participated on a raid with a few random people and that was pretty awesome. The PVP part also catches my attention, though the game needs some balancing as some rifles do a huge amount of damage.... that or I don't have enough armor. All in all the game is a good mix of Halo feel, with some mass effect powers and a world like Borderlands. I do have to say people who have not experience the game or call it a halo rip off can't get away with calling that. There is a whole bunch of features and stuff that halo never offered. And this game has separated itself from any other game available today.
It succeeded in its mission because I preordered the game this weekend so I could ensure Beta access.
So, did pretty much everyone with a PS4 get into the alpha? I got an alpha from Amazon, although I hadn't ordered it or asked for alpha access-- which I hadn't done because I'm not a shooter fan. But this had enough non-shooter elements to make me interested, and now I think I will probably pick up the full game. Good job, Bungie.
After playing the alpha I'm glad I pre-order it, the game is lots of fun. It takes lots of different elements from other games and mixes it very well, looking forward to playing this a lot.
This game lost me. The overall design of the game is to make the ideal, money-making, dlc-optimized, player-addicting, level-grinding Activision game. It's artificially formulaic with no identity of its own. It physically feels as if Halo was stitched onto Borderlands and the characters/voice actors from Mass Effect were thrown in. I don't even think most of Bungie is even Bungie anymore; they're just Bungie by name to advertise. They were probably told by Activision to make this game the way it was - not by their own creative will.
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