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Submitted by globeofgamers 605d ago | opinion piece

Destiny might be this year's finest game

"We played the Destiny Alpha for the past few days, and we decided that our experience it’s worth sharing with you. Here you have a few thoughts from GotGame’s team" (Destiny, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

WeAreLegion  +   605d ago
Well, since Arkham Knight was pushed into 2015, I imagine Destiny will scoop up all the GOTY awards.
christian hour  +   605d ago
If I hadn't played the alpha I would have laughed at this statement. The more I'd seen relased officially from bungie the more it seemed like Halo.

After playing the Alpha for a few hours over the weekend, I can safely say this is one of my most anticipated games for the year and one of the most unique experiences I've had with an FPS in a long long time, I'd completely gone off the genre in recent years.
GarrusVakarian  +   605d ago
The amount of people ive seen say that they thought the game looked pretty meh up until playing the alpha for themselves is amazing. It's 108'd so many peoples opinions of the game.

I pretty much already knew i was going to like it due to it being a sci-fi shooter, but i didn't think i would enjoy it as much as i did. It's not MMO enough to put me off (im not a fan of MMO's), but it's not just another FPS either. It's the best of both worlds.

I said i would wait until the beta releases until i decide whether or not to keep my pre-order on, but im keeping it on after playing the alpha. I can't wait to explore some of the other areas and other planets with friends. Knowing that the alpha had less than 10% of the content of the final game is crazy!
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Mega24  +   605d ago
I moved away from the fps scene like 2 years ago, then bought BF4 because I couldn't resist.... Biggest mistake lol, been playing WoW for 6 years, and thought I should move on from MMO's... then bungie throws the perfect combination of FPS/MMO'ish gameplay. I really loved the alpha, getting ready for the beta, love the exploration aspect I spent a full day just exploring!
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Arkardo  +   605d ago
I concurr totally.

I wasn't excited about this game, I've never been a fan of halo not my type of game, I get bored in 10 minutes with Borderlands and I swear I tried.

When I get my Alpha code and taste the game for first time I can say for sure it blow me away.

The exploration it's so beautiful and fun, suspenseful, kind of hard for people not used to FPS, gameplay feels just right on, the inmersión and communication with other people.

I see so much hidden potential in this game that is terrifying.
christian hour  +   605d ago
I've prepared a middle finger for all my friends who want to dive in to the crucible upon release (big COD/BF heads). No thanks guys, I'm off to explore the planets, have fun playing halo PVP like you have been for the last 12 or so years :P

Not to say the crucible isn't fun or entertaining, jsut personally I can't play much PVP in games anymore, co-operation and exploration do a lot more for me at the end of the day. Thats why I still play minecraft on pc or 360 as often as I can :)

Another thign that blew me away was, for a cross-gen game, its the first next gen game i've played that has had real time shadows on almost everything, and nearly everythign reflects in water, other players and npcs etc. Fantastic sound design too with the proximity chat!

I really hope they add an option for proximity chat outside of fireteams, so many times i've run in to other players in the wild and followed em around helping out, but because proximity chat is isolated to fireteams, and joining a fireteam means reloading the level, it felt like they really missed out on something there.

And sure there will be annoying kids ruining that for everyone, adn thats a good reason to have it turned off, but at least give us the option to turn it on/off and make it easy to mute players. This, for me, would make the game a much bigger social experience and a lot more enjoyable.

I still remember some of the post game chats I've had with people i was matched up against in halo 2 on XBL back in the day, would love to sit down and chat with other destiny players in the wild
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Dolf045  +   605d ago
Bungie really do have something special on their hands here. I played the alpha more than I would some full game releases and fun withdrawal is starting to kick in now that it's been cut off! And that was with under 10% content. The map in the alpha had 3 lonely icons, the map of Venus in the most recent vid released by Bungie has many many MANY more.
UnHoly_One  +   605d ago
I keep hearing people say this, but I had the opposite reaction.

I was excited about the game, but then I played the Alpha and thought it was one of the most boring and bland games I've ever played.

It completely turned me off on the game, and now I'm just going to pass on it completely, unless a bunch of my friends get it and talk me into it for co-op.
ginsunuva  +   605d ago
"Unique experiences"

This is 100% Halo slapped onto Borderlands with Mass Effect characters.
I feel like I've played this game many times before. So derived, soulless, and unoriginal.
christian hour  +   605d ago

you do realise that everything is the sum of its influences or environment? People, animals, bacteria, music, movies, books, video games you name it, anything "new" is a mix of what came before it and ultimately influenced it.

Mass effect. borderlands and halo are all games that were a mish mash of influential games that came before it. The sooner you realise this the sooner you'll stop dismissing games for being too much like X game crossed with X game, and start to enjoy it for what it is, the better time you'll have with games as a whole. Theres such a thing as a blatant rip off, and then theres such things as being heavily influenced, and they're extremely far apart.

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the Destiny alpha, but to each their own, I'm sure you'll have plenty of good games coming your way to fill the gap, happy gaming brother :)
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KAEM7  +   605d ago
Could be... Destiny for sure has a good window to grab some massive sales as well.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   605d ago
Same here the feeling is strong with this one!
Drithe  +   605d ago
I am gonna skip the beta testing. I don't think I can wait another 2 months for the game to come out and not play it. Gonna take me a few months to get over the awesomeness of the alpha version.
christian hour  +   605d ago
I woke up this morning, realised the alpha was no longer open, then didnt want to get out of bed haha.

I was gonna skip the beta to avoid the blues the alpha has left me with but my friend is getting the beta so it will be very tempting (my console is his primary, his console is my primary ;) ) Digital Game sharing is the best thing ever btw. I have 28 ps4 games and counting now thanks to that :)
Mr-Dude  +   605d ago
Yep, doing this also with my buddy!

I started the Alpha this morning (had a day off) but then... Servers disconnected :-(

MMO's are not my thing, but Destiny knows how to perfect blend the MMO and FPS genre together.
I can't wait till the beta!
christian hour  +   605d ago
A lot can change in 8 hours... I just pre-ordered it... I'm going in to the beta knowing full well it will break my heart. Pfft, humans are a pathetic bunch.
Jeff257  +   605d ago
I loved my time with the Alpha. I will also be in the beta because I want to make sure Bungie has the data they need to make sure the full release is working well. Granted I will have to go through wanting to play more and unable to between the time the beta ends and the game releases but it will be worth it. I also think that this will be the must have game for the holiday season and will also gain the majority of the GOTY awards.
Visualift  +   605d ago
Outside of some X1/PS4 exclusives this is really the only game with mass appeal across both platforms this fall. It should lockup GOTY for certain. The Alpha has been amazing.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   605d ago
I think it will be the best new IP for sure. Whether or not it will be the best/most popular game only time will tell.
No_Limit  +   605d ago
I like the early September release too. It will literally have a month all by itself to sell. I expect huge numbers from this game across all 4 platforms.
pandehz  +   605d ago
I have a feeling Inquisition will make some noise this year.
tkato  +   605d ago
Alpha was so good I just immediately pre-ordered to get the beta :D
ginsunuva  +   605d ago
Which is sad because it's decent, but not out of the ordinary.
unjust75  +   605d ago
I can't believe how great this game turned out to be. I've been waiting for a game of this caliber for awhile. Though there has been a lot of talk I don't feel it's nearly as hyped as most others. I feel that's a good thing it's what this generation needs to sustain a lagging game industry.
joab777  +   605d ago
While I agree that this game will b crack for gamers, done at the highest quality with a ton of content, I do think there may be a few other games to watch.

Actually, only 1...Dragon Age. It is looking really good. But, Destiny brings ppl together like only mmos can do.
sovkhan  +   605d ago
Sure it gonna be a hit...Will it last that's more difficult to foresee...Probably.
JakeTyler93  +   605d ago
I still have a hard time believing this was just an Alpha build. It was so smooth and polished. The full game is going to be ridiculous.
hairy  +   605d ago
Ramming People with a hovertank and lvling up from it? sold!
(The alpha was great )

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