Submitted by momonaboy 304d ago | opinion piece

Destiny Beta - First Impressions (Gameplay, PvP, Multiplayer, Graphics, Etc.)

After some hands on time with the Destiny Beta, On The Rocks Game Room talks about some of the key things that makes Destiny so great. (Destiny, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Bigpappy  +   305d ago
Well done preview.

The game looks very good. But if you are buying this game to compare pixels, you are going to miss out on a very fun ride. Gameplay, lore and atmosphere are king here, but the game looks so good, that it is sure to please those who need that sensory fulfilment also.
XtraTrstrL  +   304d ago
"Gameplay, lore and atmosphere are king here", I agree with that part the most. It's what's most important from a dev like Bungie that creates epics. I don't agree on graphics though, the atmosphere and feel are very top notch, the actual graphics from a next-gen perspective - not so much.

The most annoying thing I think about the graphics, other than lacking overall next-gen level of detail - is the lack of good anti-aliasing. Like going into a Crucible match, and it first starts zooming around the map before you materialize, the fuzziness around the edges of everything is annoying. It's way too aliased for a next-gen game on a 1080p screen, in my opinion atleast.

They can scrape by this time on X1/PS4, but the engine will have to be overhauled and they'll really have to think about cross-gen for the next game. They might want to go the route of Asssassin's Creed and split the game up on last gen and current gen. So they can start fleshing out that X1/PS4 nextgen Grognok Engine to be where it'll need to be to compete with other games in/out the FPS genre that'll be going way beyond graphically. Other than that, it's a fun game.
ShaqSoda  +   304d ago
Pvp is really fun and addicting, but I ALWAYS get paired up with teammates that end with a .5 or lower kd ratio. I lose most of my matches with sucks.
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XtraTrstrL  +   304d ago
Won my last match, luckily, and got some Iron Crucible points or whatever it is. I just wish I didn't screw up and miss with my ground pound super so much. I sometimes do it just slightly too far out of range 'n miss them 'n get shot to death, bastards.
Rowdius_Maximus  +   304d ago
I know how that feels, I like the Nova Bomb more
millerj2740  +   304d ago
It happens though. Ive had a .3 k/d on one game and the very next match I get a 1.5 k/d with 25 kills. Not eveybody can be a FPS king. Even when im doing terrible I find im still having fun with this game, and thats something not many games are capable of. Kudos to Bungie, im already feeling withdraw.
aiBreeze  +   304d ago

Sums up my pvp experience perfectly tbh. Maybe because I done really well on Wednesday evening but now about 75% of my games I get paired up with terrible players. Once had half my team below 0.2
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ShaqSoda  +   304d ago
Exactly. 9/10 games for me.
kneon  +   304d ago
It may not be entirely the players fault. I've had some terrible matches, far below what I would expect to do even when I'm doing badly. Then I noticed I got killed by someone after they had ducked behind a wall about half a second ago.

So I started paying attention and noticed this more, I'd get shot by someone that can't possibly shoot me. This also explains why my normally high percentage of headshots seemed to be not so effective. There appears to be some sort of lag issue at times.

I've seen people with k/d as low as 0.07 on more than one occasion. I can't believe that anyone can do that badly if things were working correctly.
Mutant-Spud  +   304d ago
I suck at FPS most of the time so I don't usually worry about issues like this but I did notice the same things and I also got some pretty iffy kills myself, including a post mortem double kill in which the shots seemed to hit just as the re-spawn screen was appearing.
Macdaddy71  +   304d ago
I have ps4 n X1, me n my son playing it on both systems, I will tell you this if you going to buy a ps4 thinking this game going to blow X1 away in Looks!!! You will be very very wrong.. I love both my systems, I will tell you the X1 controls are tighter n feels better... It's a rent n used buy type game for me, I'm just not into these kinds of games..
You will like the game on whatever system you buy I'm sure,,just go buy a system"..
But don't never think ps4 is kicking X1 games compare to pretty if that's what you buy games for,
Some will be mad at me over this, but until you own BOTH systems don't even trash talk..
kneon  +   304d ago
Destiny isn't a very graphically impressive game so it doesn't make for much of a comparison.
SG1_dapunisherX  +   304d ago
both games for each system looks great, but I believe ps4 will have the edge over x1 still
CorndogBurglar  +   304d ago
Impressive? I can probably agree, but it still looks damn good.
Madderz  +   304d ago

I hope you you aren't the parent that is helping your son with his English homework.

OT:The Beta was great. It was only a small improvement over the Alpha but I'm still looking forward to this game.
objdadon  +   304d ago
I'm pissed cause I just got home from work and the moon mission is not available! Bs!
CorndogBurglar  +   304d ago
I love this game.
Macdaddy71  +   304d ago
After 4 hours of me n son playing side by side him on my ps4 me on X1, the game looks the same on both, don't let no one tell you anything diff, it does have a Tighter game play on the X1...
I can tell you this!!!
It's Not a System seller to me.... If your not a die hard Halo type game play gamer, you will not like the game, I will be surprised if it sell Great not good but Great, after playing this long thank god for the beta cause we won't be getting it, not that's it's no good, just not our type of game..
It just not fun, the FPS games has gotten to be same ole same ole,
If you like this type game Please buy it, but don't read threads bout the diff in ps4 n X1, cause they are no diff in the two, if you are a Sony fan buy ps4 n game, if you a MS fan buy the X1... Cause guys with ps4 going to tell you the ps4 has more power game looks better, could Not be more Wrong... First party games will be the only games we will see a diff, if any with them..good luck n have fun
PrinterMan  +   304d ago
Calling BS. Sounds like a fanboy statement. Whatever.
ZombieDust  +   304d ago
And so does your comment...
CorndogBurglar  +   304d ago
Except for the fact that the X1 is having trouble running games in 1080p. How is that not a difference?
Madderz  +   304d ago
The fact this guy says that there is no difference between the versions shows how much his opinion matters.


Xbox One Destiny Beta - 900p
PS4 Destiny Beta - 1080p
Madderz  +   304d ago

Your ramblings make my head hurt.
LordMaim  +   303d ago
Looking at your comment history, I find your PS4 statements questionable.
TyBREAKR  +   304d ago
They will have to balance out the maps that have vehicles. I hated the moon level because of that. Overall, fun game and looking forward to it.
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Ripsta7th  +   304d ago
Made a SHAREfactory Vid :p hope you guys enjoy it
ZombieDust  +   304d ago
Am I missing something here? Seriously, I might be. People are talking about how fun this game or beta rather is but theres too few missions to judge (again maybe I am missing something, but I have very few and now they are all done).

Multiplayer is underwhelming and slow IMO
ZombieDust  +   304d ago
Good job n4g members, way to keep true to yourselves, downvote me instead of giving some insight...
diehardmetallicafan  +   304d ago
so i was going to cancel my preorder until i tried the beta. now i-m still thinking about cancelling it... it's ok, but i've been playing on the ps4 and load times suck and it gets kind of boring killing the same enemies in the same places for bugger all loot items with are usually shit...

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