Destiny Has the Best Chance of Earning Multiple Perfect 10s

Given the current release schedule for 2014 and the ongoing trends in the video game reviewing world, it seems clear that Destiny is destined for perfection.

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isa_scout1159d ago

I would say Evolve has a better chance at earning more perfect 10 review scores. In a game like Destiny that is much larger there is more room for error. Also, there is the question of end game content that most MMOs recently have failed at. I have been loving the beta for Destiny so far so we'll see. If it doesn't come with some kind of chat system in the final build I'd dock it a point right off the bat...What is this 1999?

joab7771159d ago (Edited 1159d ago )

I disagree completely. Evolve is gonna have a tough time b/c its limited. Titanfall had the same problem w/out an sp. Atleast L4D was co-op.

Destiny is original and 10's usually reflect that. also its so grand in scope that ppl will overlook small things...and its so damn polished that its gonna be tough to nitpick apart from the obvious wishlist.

Becuzisaid1159d ago

Grand in scope? Yep.
Polished? Yep.
Original? Ummmmm... No not really.

loulou1159d ago

destiny campaign is by far the best fps campaign to date.... but the multiplayer is really bad for many reasons.

for that alone, it should not get 10s

aviator1891159d ago

Destiny seems mighty polished, but not much of the game strikes me as original.
It takes elements from many different games and just meshes them with borderlands being the most borrowed from.

C-H-E-F1158d ago

People do realize that story and gameplay matters when you review right? Otherwise the game looks gorgeous and that's it.

Dudebro901159d ago

The mission structure alone will prevent it from being a 10

Clown_Syndr0me1159d ago (Edited 1159d ago )

I never pay attention to numbered scores. Its all opinion...for me the beta is like a 5 but for others its probably a 9.
Numbered scales are stupid anyway. In the gaming world, 1-7 is a bad game, 8 is ok, 9 is good and 10 is perfect. IMO i should be more like:

1-4 Terrible - Below Average
5 - Average
6-8 - Above Average to really good
9 - Outstanding
10 - Absolutely Flawless. (I dont think Ive played a game that would get 10 from me just yet, lots of 9s though!)

Reviews outlining pros and cons fairly with no numbered score are much better.

Artista 1159d ago (Edited 1159d ago )

I think the numbers game should be scraped altogether, it has already been abused.

"Reviews outlining pros and cons fairly with no numbered score are much better."

This is why I like reviews like Kotaku's. You actually have to read about the game.

When folks see numbers like 9 or 10, "omg I always knew this game would be great". *plays the games* *gets disappointed*.

bjmartynhak1159d ago

Perfect scoring system.

Reviews should all follow it. Or at least they should all follow the same standard (one that is not 1-7 being bad)

Vantage1159d ago

The best chance? Grand Theft Auto 5 was actually mediocre and yet received multiple perfect scores.

You think it's difficult to get praise? Most scores and awards are issued based on trends, hype and "fitting in".

Destiny will get perfect scores simply because it's trendy to do so.

Corpser1159d ago (Edited 1159d ago )

Gta 5 is the best selling ps3 and 360 game, and one of the best reviewed games last gen ,if you think it's mediocre, it's just you

Clown_Syndr0me1159d ago

GTA isnt mediocre, but its far from perfect. Another example of a flawed rating system.

Vantage1159d ago (Edited 1159d ago )

Appealing to authority and group think only exposes your naivety and inability to think for yourself.

Fact of the matter is, the story derailed and became boring after Michael and Trevor reunited. Outside of story what does GTA5 have? Combat? The combat is stock. Driving? The only good part, but that alone doesn't warrant a 10.

Then there's the online, which is the basic freeroam but burdened by arbitrary rules and the introduction of money. In short, it sucks.

The only achievement of Grand Theft Auto 5 is the size of the world. But that alone isn't a perfect 10.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is a 9/10 up until Trevor reunites with Michael, then it becomes uninteresting and tedious.

The game is mediocre, concluded.

Palitera1159d ago

^ You should review games. I'm serious. Most reviewers indeed judge games still living on the hype train.

Destiny will, no doubt, be the next example.

NarooN1159d ago

Only the naive and overly-idealistic would disagree with you.

Remember GTA IV? Game was hyped beyond high heaven, and got nothing but 9's and 10's when it came out. This was clearly due to hype, as that game was immensely flawed, and it was clear that on a gameplay-level, the game was inferior to San Andreas. Most people didn't wanna admit this until much later. Those reviewers clearly were right aboard the hype train just as the gullible fans were.

A few more recent examples are games like Titanfall and Watch_Dogs. Both were praised by gamers and scratchy journos alike for being "THE NEXT BIG THING" and in both cases they proved to be underwhelming games that came nowhere close to being revolutionary as the rampant marketing machines made them out to be.

Destiny has already fallen into that same trap. It's not the epitome of greatness, and it definitely won't be a 10/10 experience. The rating system has been abused long enough. I don't like Kotaku much, but their current review system is perfect. No numbers, no stars, just a simple verdict on whether or not the game is worth your time.

KwietStorm1159d ago

Nothing mediocre about GTA V. Oh it must be fact because I said it. Concluded.

azricf1159d ago

Long ass and abundant load times should prevent this from getting a 10 alone.

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