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Destiny Beta Having A Positive Impact?

Are we seeing lots of positive responses to the Destiny beta test? Have expectations for Bungie's shared-world shooter actually risen?

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Thatguy-310735d ago (Edited 735d ago )

It honestly felt more like a demo to me. The game feels and looks really polished. A few developers should learn from them when they do the opposite and release unfinished products to retail even after having a "beta".

kneon734d ago

The quality of the beta is excellent, very few glitches.

I did get shot by a turret in the crucible even though it showed no one was in it. And much worse I lost my soccer ball when it disappeared in a gap in the geometry :(

DJNOSTYLE734d ago

RIP Soccer Ball 2014-2014

I feel your pain

christian hour734d ago (Edited 734d ago )

Yup I would say the recent Alpha/Beta tests have definitely boosted this games image amongst the community. I'll admit I was excited for a new Bugnie game when Destiny was announced, and I liked the concept and the art shown off at the time.

When I heard Activision were publishing, I got cold feet and decided to just no longer have any expectations for the title.

After about 2 years of not really giving a crap about the next franchise/studio that activision will destroy, we al got Alpha access on ps4 this year and... well it changed my ignorant tune almost entirely. To the point where I got the blues when the alpha ended, and was too scared to join the beta because I didn't want to gain and lose Destiny AGAIN!

This game has really taken a lot of people by surprise, even my brother who is primarily a fifa and realistic miliatry war shooter gamer, LOVES it, and he HATES sci fi, halo, anything that isnt a real life thing in games etc.

Congrats to bungie on a well polished beta and good luck to all the xbox camp who will be crash landing on old russia tomorrow when the beta hits their consoles :)

One thing I would change, and that is enabling public proximity chat for the campaign/explore missions AT LEAST. I can see the Tower getting trolled but if someone is bothering you in explore or campaign, you can just hop on your sparrow and drive away, or mute them with ease.

This game is dying for major social interactivity, and the proximity voice in fireteams sounds soooo good (echoing and reverb while in interiors, staticy comms when too far from squad etc) it would be a shame not to have the voices of other guardians wandering the wasteland echoing through the gunfire. If you've only been playing this game with friends through the consoles group chat, leave immediately and join the game chat, it really adds to the immersion.

I'm not sure on the bandwidth usage of sending and receiving voice, and I'm not sure how much of the cpu/gpu goes in to processing the effects of proximity voice in fireteams, so it could very well be just down to technical limitations of older consoles and wanting to keep parity across platforms. If thats the case, fair enough I can accept that. but if it's not, I don't think the 1 in 10 gamers being an asshole is enough of a reason to cut out the option altogether at least.

leemo19734d ago (Edited 734d ago )

Everybody I talk to is enjoying the beta a lot, even one of my friends who was skeptical on Destiny went and pre-order it due to the beta. I say yes the beta is having a good impact on the gaming community.

The Meerkat734d ago

Is a beautiful 25 degree sunny day here, and I'm sitting in work thinking about going home and playing the Destiny Beta.

So yeah, its had a positive impact on me.

christian hour734d ago

Same. Whats even worse is, the beta is still down for its scheduled maintenance until tomorrow :( It's the post-Alpha blues all over again and the Beta isn't even done yet! IT'S TEARING ME APART, LISA!

killswitchmad734d ago

I was massively skeptical about Destiny but gave it a preorder to try out the beta and I am so glad I did!

It has been a long time since a game has kept my attention for more than a couple of hours a day, I stuck the beta on and the next thing I knew it was 7 hours later....nothing short of a masterpiece so far....

Mr-Dude734d ago

The alpha turned me over to preorder the full game. It's bad the beta is offline now till tomorrow. After the beta ends, it will be a long wait till september.

KOOLWIIP734d ago

yeah I hate to see the beta end also. but then I remembered, ill be playing the last of us MP on PS4 @1080p 60fps. that will carry me over till destinys launch.

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