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Bungie Responds to Fans Disappointed About One Destination Per Planet in Destiny

Bungie's Community Manager Eric 'Urk' Osborne responds. (Destiny, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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DonDon  +   116d ago
Bad enough that gameplay is repetitive. Now the locales will be too. Not a single thing about this game speaks to me. The beta was boring, and although it was only a beta, it didn't give me the impression that would justify even a fraction of the hype Activision is imposing upon it.

Can anyone please explain why this game is so good (other than saying they simply "liked it")?

Like it? Great.

But why? What makes you like it, in your opinion?
C-H-E-F  +   116d ago
lol agreed,

I think alot of people are just bandwagon players when it comes to this game. The story is dull, voice acting was sooo bad in the alpha when I played it that they added a robotic filter to him to make it not so bad in the beta and it still puts me to sleep. The repetitive nature of the game is crazy, go here shoot, go there shoot, go back to that same place and shoot, go back to the place you were just at again to pick these up then go back to this place. Like why can't I get everything at once and progress through the level? all that doubling back is dumb. Gameplay is sooo boring and they stole borderlands, rage mechanics like crazy and added Halo to it. I never owned an xbox and never liked halo (a friend owned it watched him play it... didn't watch for long). I was told by an ex xbox owner now a ps4 owner that this game story is better than Halo (based off of the beta) now, I must say if that's true then geeeesh have Halo fans been deprived of great story based games. I played the Alpha and deleted it then got a code for the beta from Sony and a few from bungie... So, i thought i'd give it another shot... and I deleted it again... I think this game is really for halo fans, I don't think the "core" playstation nation will adopt this title and support it for years to come. Because Playstation fans love story based games for the most part and if the game has multiplayer well that's a plus. (look at highest selling ps games they all have great single players**excluding cod/bf4**).

But if you do enjoy this game, WHY??? what makes this game fun to you? Do you really like it? Or are you allowing yourself to like it because of the hype?
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DLConspiracy  +   116d ago
Personally I feel that PS fans have been pushing this game the most. It kind of reminds me of Xbox fans and Titanfall. Either way, I can't imagine this story can compete with Halos story. Can't imagine why your buddy would feel that way. I only base that off the beta but nothing jumps out at me yet. Like at all story wise. Its fun gameplay with friends. Kind of pass the time stuff but that's about it.
ifistbrowni  +   116d ago
this game is far from Halo. Halo has a great multiplayer... Destiny has a very poor multiplayer, IMO.
greenyboi  +   116d ago | Well said
Halo has a great story .
pedrof93  +   116d ago | Well said
I'm sorry you guys are wrong, first this is a beta so, there is no story at all being shown if not simply a glimpse. Personally I thought the story is compelling, the story trailer itself was amazing and gave me interest.

1 - "Repetitive gameplay" - This game plays almost exactly like Halo. From physics, to the gun handling, even driving vehicles is. ( The only difference is that in Halo you can steal vehicles from other players and in Destiny you can't)

2 - "Halo has better multiplayer" - I don't know what part is better, but from what I've seen they look like the same, plus this game has the RPG factor attached to the MP such as: challenges, experience points ,skills, armors,weapons etc.

3 - "I can't imagine this story can compete with Halos story" - Why ? You barely played the story, and Halo doesn't have the most amazing ever. The trailer alone made me want this game badly !

This game compared to others RPGS/MMO doesn't even have a slow start, the action is there from the begining. One point that I agree is the MP voice which is really uninspired.

One thing I've notice is that xbox players are mad at bungie and apparently they make everything to make their game look bad. Bungie made their HALO KILLER and ITS MULTI-PLAT ! AND THE BEST VERSION IS ON PS4, get over it. Jeez.
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SuperBlunt  +   116d ago
I think its boring because it reminds me of halo
Gozer  +   116d ago
I liked it for its rpg elements, and I like fps. Looking at the vendors wares, and the Grimoire, Destiny looks to me like it will have some depth. I also like the sci-fi space setting. The graphics are pretty good too.

I noticed that Bungie is using the same gameplay formula as Halo for the PvP. Jump, melee, grenade, special power, and weapon fire. But going by the beta, Bungie still has some work to do on the Crucible. The gameplay isn't as smooth as Halo, especially while running, and jumping. Also, in Halo contact with an enemy player usually lasts around 3 seconds before someone is killed, in the Destiny beta it was instant death/kill. A lot can happen in 3 seconds, and makes for memorable fights. If you do get an instant kill in Halo it requires some skill(rocket launcher aside). I really hope Bungie tweaks, and balances the Crucible before launch, because I want to like it, and want to get at some of that awesome Crucible gear.
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marlinfan10  +   116d ago
@perdo

so because someone might not like what they've seen so far it means they're disgruntled halo fans? lmao

the story was pretty repetitive, most of the missions felt like you were doing the same thing. i put a ton of hours into the story and loved it, but i can see why someone would say that.

halo does have the better multiplayer hands down IMO, but thats not taking anything away from destiny. i personally think halo has the best MP ive ever played. i really didnt expect Destinys to be better. you saying "they look the same" makes me think you haven't even played halo. they're very different.

just because people might not agree with you or don't have the same opinion doesn't mean they're xbox fanboys, mad at bungie, or whatever else you might think. ive seen plenty of playstation people say the stories repetitive too. we can't all think alike.
DJStotty  +   116d ago
After playing the beta i didnt even realise there was a story?? You get brought back to life by a "ghost" which very similarly looks like guilty spark from halo. Then all it entails is going to planets killing enemies when i have no idea why they are after killing us anyway?? Dont get me wrong i thing Destiny is a great game and is a day one buy. But to compare this story to halo and say the story is miles better is a bit far-fetched. Perhaps When the full release is out we can get into the story more. If i am wrong then please someone explain the story to me as i was too busy shooting enemies to pay attention lol
Sevir  +   116d ago | Well said
Lol. The combat in multiplayer seems pretty much par for course with standard multiplayer in Halo, the difference here is that in Halo you can get other people's weapon after you kill them, in Destiny you tailor your guardian to your specifics and you go to battle. My least Fav aspect of multiplayer is the vehicles the Pike and Interceptors are over powered and way unbalanced as is the shotgun.

But on every other map except for the moon combat scenarios are tight and confrontations are satisfying. The weapons for the most part handle exactly the way they would in Halo.

But the single player experience blows Halo out of the water in Scale alone. The RPG and looting and leveling instantly makes this that much more engaging than any halo game created by bungie. Reach was by far Bungie's best Halo in terms of Single player and Halo 2 was the best for multiplayer, and Destiny succeeds in more areas than the halo franchise does on promise, gameplay, scope, scale and pure addictive gameplay..

Anyone saying the gameplay is repitive is out of there mind. If you spent 40+ hours on the beta you have no room to talk about repetitive a boring because Something in the beta kept you busy and engaged for 40+ hours...

Again, this seems more like XBO fans feeling betrayed because Sony signed some papers and a few blank checks to get Destiny Alpha and Beta first for PS owners.

This beta, had more content than Titan Fall.

If you really played it and didn't like it, fine. But saying stuff like repetitive and comparing it to games that don't even compare on gameplay principles, scale or content is just stupid and illogical.

The game isn't perfect, and complaining about maps too small when ALL you've been given is was 50% of one extremely large explorable area is down right silly. I don't think you naysayers truely understand how Large Old Russia is, even with just being able to explore 50% of it in the beta, but haters will b*tch Just to bitch. Don't worry, a 're release of all your favorite halo games which are smaller games by comparison are launching this year. You'll play them while everyone else will play this. I think most everyone who played the beta on all 4 platforms are convinced this is the biggest thing launching this year, you naysayers are really just a handful of vocal minority and it just burns your blood to see others taking on to the vision bungie has made. Bungie has made its halo killer and it's going to be freak in awesome Sept 9th and beyond.
HammadTheBeast  +   116d ago
Speak for yourself, I loved it. Been gaming on PS since PS1.
ZodTheRipper  +   116d ago
If Destiny is repetitive, what is Halo?
I for one (+ my brother) enjoyed Alpha and Beta immensly and I can't wait for release. If you don't like it, don't buy it - that simple.
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Gozer  +   116d ago
@Sevir & Pain

I agree with a lot of what you say about the Destiny beta. I probably got 30+ hours out of the beta alone. I liked how the Explore mission took you all over the map. I never noticed the beacons repeating in their location, or the dialog repeating. I found a lot of inaccessible areas, as well as areas populated by high level baddies. I bet I recorded over 3 hours of Destiny footage, so I would have a fix for when my hype for the full game would become unbearable.

I do disagree with you on some other things though. I fought with the controls when running, and I fought the controls when trying to track and shoot an enemy while jumping. Why Bungie made turning, or changing direction while running so sluggish doesn't make sense. You should have the same agility while running as you do while walking. It would also make the gameplay more fluid if you could reload while running. point being the gameplay isn't as smooth as you are letting on.

The comparison you make between Halo, and the Crucible in the Destiny beta is wrong as well imo. While based around the same gameplay formula as Halo(jump,melee,grenade,specia l power,weapon fire), the Destiny beta played differently than Halo mp. First, I found myself fighting the controls in the same way I mentioned above in the Crucible. Halo mp is not like that, its easy to both run, and shoot baddies while jumping. Second, the survivability in Halo is longer. The average fight between 2 players in Halo is around 3 seconds. In the Destiny beta, a death/kill was practically instant. I found the Crucible gameplay frustrating. There were also some balancing issues in the Crucible. For instance, I found the Scout Rifle, the Handcannon, the Pulse Rifle and Fusion Rifle to be practically useless in the Crucible. And the vehicles on the Moon map were over powered(Bungie has already said they plan to fix that). I really hope Bungie fixes these issues, because it would be a grand slam if they could make all aspects of Destiny a hit.

Lastly, blaming Halo/xbox fans for any and all negativity associated with Destiny is kind of childish, and shallow. I think anyone who played the Destiny beta could figure out whether or not they like it, be it PS,Xbox, or Halo fan. Im an Xbox, and Halo fan, and I loved the Destiny beta, cant wait to tear into the full game.
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UnHoly_One  +   116d ago | Well said
I can only speak for myself, but please don't lump all the complainers in to one group saying that they are disgruntled Xbox fans.

I have owned every playstation, and every Xbox, but I would definitely call myself an Xbox fan first. They have been my primary system since they came out.

I loved Halo, so naturally I loved Bungie.

I'm not angry with them in any way for going multiplat, or for cutting a deal with Sony. They don't owe me anything, it's a business, and they are in it to make money.

So, with all of that said, I thought the Beta was super fun. I probably put 40 hours into it, and I will be downloading it on launch day for sure.

People are complaining just because that's all gamers do nowadays. Nobody is happy with anything, it seems.

EDIT: @Pain

"Suck it up butter cups and get over it... Karma's a b!tch and Xbox nation will reap what they sown."

Seriously??? Why are some of you Playstation guys treating Destiny like it's exclusive and Xbox players don't get the game at all?

Who really cares about a couple exclusive extras?

I have both systems and I'm getting the XB1 version, just because I'm an Xbox guy.

I don't understand why we need comments like this just trying to start a fight.
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objdadon  +   116d ago
All i can say is I've never ever liked halo but destiny hits the sweet spot with me single player wise as well as multiplayer wise! I've always had all consoles so it ain't got nothing to do with that! One of my dislikes about halo has always been weapon variation! I get bored quick using the same weapons in multiplayer, same thing with Titanfall.
jetlian  +   116d ago
Lol my goodness where to begin. MS fan are mad at bungie? Umm no. This game isnt as good as halo to make ms fans mad.

It plays closer to cod than halo. Vehicles have easier physics than halo. This has aiming down sights unlike halo. This has major restrictions on grenades. No weapon pick ups unlike halo.

So how is this like halo? The story is as bad as titanfall in execution, hell brink has both beaten!!! Brink had 2 min cutscenes before and after missions.

Destiny has virtually no cutscenes and you compare it to halo? Please!! Wheres the dialog in this game?

As for the 1 area per planet i think its enough. I had fun on earth and if all are about the same size you could get 100 hours out this game
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TheRedButterfly  +   116d ago
lol What we saw of this story is, admittedly, boring.

That being said, Halo has one of the richest universes, stories, and characters in modern Sci-Fi. It's my favorite universe, with my favorite characters. The only story that comes close to beating it is Mass Effect.

And to answer the seemingly-rhetorical question, I enjoyed the beta because of the Coop play. Playing it single-player ≠ how Destiny is meant to be played - that's one thing I'm certain of.

Competitive MP was okay at best (felt like an odd mixture of Battlefield and Halo, and I just couldn't get into it), and the story was hard to follow if there at all, but exploring and fighting alongside friends was a blast.
D-riders  +   116d ago
You guys are full of it the game is super fun . It's a shooter , what shooter isn't repetitive. Your probably but hurt halo fanboys. Wth was wrong with the game??
M-M  +   116d ago
I don't know what you guys are on, Destiny is some of the most fun I've ever had in an FPS. The only thing I don't like is the sluggishness and turning while sprinting.
4Sh0w  +   116d ago
lol, trying to blame all the complaints on xbox fans, yeah neogaf is a known xbox haven...pfft yeah right.

Truth is *almost every major game is hit with lots of complaints from this new entitlist gaming culture. Again the internet is awesome for its instantaneous information sharing and visual gratification but it also breeds petty complaining about EVERYTHING and letting a bunch of people who think they know it all spew venom in many cases towards people who have accomplished alot in life and wouldn't associate with people who's only contribution to the world is attacking those who "do" great things.

Personally I spent 30+ hrs with the Destiny Beta and although nothing about it was bad, unfortunately I was a little dissapointed, the shooting mechanics were good, the graphics were good, the leveling looks to be deep, the customization is plentiful but what little glimpse of the story seems a bit "meh" so far, certainly that might change with the full game, also the online as I commented about yesterday was shallow for my taste which now I feel it wasn't just a "feeling" since Bungie now confirms its because they moved in a different direction purposely making it less about competition with more accessibility in mind.

Those are my complaints but unlike some although I have a few complaints I don't think it means Destiny sucks. It's a good game but for me NO its not a "Halo killer", Halo is a better game imo, likely that's because Halo is more focused it's a story driven shooter, no looting, no looking for this or looking for that, no backtracking, and its a awesome competitive multiplayer game. Maybe it's my attention span, since Halo is about a in your face action storyline with a well balanced competitive online that is what I like most which is why Halo is a better game= Yes I said it, see its about PREFERENCES AND EXPECTATIONS and I'm sick of people making it about Halo fans being mad at Bungie, we love Bungie but we also can agree to disagree with non-Halo fans and other Halo fans who think Destiny is a better game. Hell just because I can't wait for HaloMCC and of course Halo5 doesn't mean I can't enjoy other great games like Destiny.
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Jonny5isalive  +   116d ago
LOL you people.

THere are people that will not like this game because they are sad xbox gamers. And there are people who like this game simply because they want it to be a halo killer that is better on ps4.

Im sure it will be good, but its funny to see how so many people on this site suddenly love this game when its pretty much just halo RPG, after spending years hating on halo.

the only people I can truly believe are they people who say they hate halo and this game or enjoy both of them. Im sure Ill like both and am gonna try this game out.
DarthZoolu  +   116d ago
@pedrof93

You said how they barely showed the story but you found it compelling. If there was enough story shown for you to find it compelling there was also enough for someone else to find it boring. Also if you say that Halo MP and Destiny are the same I doubt you are good at either. Destiny will be fun but its not ground breaking at all.
gaffyh  +   116d ago
The game isn't even out yet and the fanboys are already prejudging it based on a beta which had a fraction of the content and players on it. Wait till it's out at least.
Prime157  +   116d ago
It was a beta... We saw 1/5 of the story missions, and it plays more like an mmo than a mission based fps. I understand how some will LOVE it and others will hate it.

However, 1/5th of the missions barely touches the story... people need to calm down.

I liked it, except for the imbalanced pvp weapons.
loulou  +   116d ago
sevir... turn it in! and the sony leg humpers not to long ago were calling bungie a one trick pony. now they love them because sony moneyhatted some exclusive stuff

destiny for sure has a campaign that blows halo or any other fps out of the water. But the multiplayer is bad... real bad! unbalanced, p2p (shocking that) and basically mediocre.

i am back on the fence with this game
frostypants  +   116d ago
@pedrof93: ""Repetitive gameplay" - This game plays almost exactly like Halo."

Well, Halo's multiplayer was painfully repetitive, so...
MazzingerZ  +   116d ago
I wouldn't worry too much about unbalanced MP, unpowered weapons and so on...this is BUNGIE, one of the few that use betas as they meant to be, too improve gameplay, they will fix what is needed to be fixed, they will support this game and the most important, will listen to US
wsoutlaw87  +   116d ago
haha try playing the game man. Your playstation fans enjoy ... crap is just stupid. Thats all i can say about that. You are really talking about the story in the destiny beta that included pretty much no story what so ever. WHY do you want to go online and B**** about a game you havent played? Do you really hate it? Or do you just want to cry about things that are hyped? lol hipsters.
memots  +   116d ago
I love some of the comments above. Blaming PS fan again ,

Seriously guys , There was over 40 hours of content in the beta ALONE. Do you really expect the full game to be 8 hours !?
These crazy expectation are totally ruining the game industry, so much negativity in here its sickening.
elninels  +   116d ago
I wont be buying it full price day one. However I did have fun with it. Being able to jump into a cool world and shoot up some baddies for interesting weapons and such is cool. Leveling yourself, your weapons, and armor is cool.

The biggest letdown has been the lack of diversity in the classes, the repetition, and the pvp. Ewww that pvp.
Hercules189  +   116d ago
Why does everyone think that all the haters are Xbox fans or Halo fans. I dont see any compaining about how Bungie betrayed them. I do however see alot of complaints of betrayal from other fans from other companies all the time about games that didnt even start on that particular system.
thunderbear  +   116d ago
I enjoyed the the beta immensely as a solo player. I am not saying it was a perfect experience tho:

+ I love the game's art style even if it doesn't push the next-gen systems very hard.
+ The feel of the guns is great and varied. There seems to be so many of them and they truly feel different.
+ The story has me hooked and I will buy this game even if it's just 8 hours long for the story.
+ Each time I went into Old Russia I found new places and felt a sense of progression by upgrading my character, weapons and vehicles.
+ It has that nice sense of wanting to find more loot like Borderlands.
+ I like replaying missions with friends on harder difficulties and get the extra bonus.
(+) Looking forward to space combat and customizing my ship.

- as soon as you leave the zones enemies are supposed to be in they just go back to their zones without chasing you. That's a big downer. This even goes for the boss fights in the beta.
- It is a bit sad that there's only one destination per planet/moon but Old Russia is fairly massive. If the other planets are as big or bigger that will make me happy. Too early to tell if this will make the game repetitive.

Not sure if this will be all it's hyped up to be, but I really enjoyed it and I'm a SP (or co-op) gamer only.
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SilentNegotiator  +   116d ago
Holy holes, this comment section is CRAWLING with 1-3 bubble Xtrolls downplaying Destiny.
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saber00005  +   115d ago
TL:DR:
If you don't like the game, don't play it.
You can't compare Halo to Destiny.
Cry me a river.
Don't rate game from beta, wait until it releases.

I think it's unfair to compare Destiny to Halo. They are both completely different games. I enjoyed Halo, as much as I enjoyed Destiny. They both have their place.

Why people keep complaining about the game, is beyond me. YOU DON'T HAVE TO PLAY THE GAME! Don't like it, don't get it! Destiny, in my opinion, is an amazing game, and I like it so far. This is beta. Nothing is finalized until release. You guys are rating a game, based off of only a fraction of gameplay/campaign. There's more to the story that they haven't shown yet.

Just my two cents.
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DLConspiracy  +   115d ago
I love how everyone says anyone who may not be 100% hyped is calling everyone jealous or butthurt. What in the world are you talking about? So does that make every person who is defensive completely blind? There is absolutely no reason to turn this into some stupid fanboy war BS. I am still buying the game. I am just not ready to sell my organs to play it like a lot of people are.

What I said had NOTHING to do with anything other than my opinion. There are plenty of people on Both sides of the console war who are going tp feel this way. Not everything can be grouped into fanboy A or B. I am pretty tired of people turning it into that. Its like nobody is allowed to dislike the game or else you are banished from the PS community for life. Yet before, people who liked shooters were Xbox Bro shooter idiots now its the life blood that Ps fans drink from. You can't win.
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ifistbrowni  +   116d ago
I'm in the same boat as you. Destiny was one of the only titles i was looking forward to picking up this Holiday... After having some hands-on, it doesn't seem to be deserving of all it's hype.

With the recent rumors of the game only having so few missions (22 story missions, i believe), and the game under-delivering... I am no longer looking forward to this game.

Destiny is just another FPS. I thought it was going to be innovative and "push" the genre, but it feels just like all the other FPS out there. It's not unique enough for me to "ga-ga" over it.

Anyone who has played Borderlands last gen, shouldn't be impressed by Destiny... Destiny is pushing no boundaries.

People are giving it credit because it was "only a beta." But, there is less than 2 months left until the game launches... What we played in the beta is going to be pretty close to the retail game (apart from maybe a few tweaks, like: damage dealt, damage taken, loot drop rates, etc).
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tinynuggins  +   116d ago
I'm with you. All of my excitement for destiny died this weekend with the beta.
objdadon  +   116d ago
Well my excitement for destiny multiplied exponentially with the beta! I thought it was just another halo which I've never liked. It's not! I put in over 80 hours in a damn beta! I thought the multiplayer was unbalanced at first until I found better guns and leveled my character, I thought the vehicles were op until I started getting vantage points to pick people off! I got better and better over time! I love it!
Lifewish  +   116d ago
I think it is fun is small doses and def. better played with friends in your group. However, I can't say there is anything that special about the game.
truefan1  +   116d ago
OUCH!! When the dev has to respond, that is never a good sign. I wonder what is being said at the Bungie, Activision, and Sony offices.

I had a weird relationship with the beta, I thought it was awesome, then good, then redundant. Then 2 days later, I played with a team that actually worked as a team and then liked it again, the competitive multiplayer is just ok, but I know I will never play as much as everyone else, so I am already at a disadvantage in terms of weapons, armor, and money. Overall it's not a bad game, but it isn't great either.

I have to laugh at this situation though, Bungie sure enjoyed the joys and support of the ps4 fanbase, but now they are feeling the wrath of that same fanbase. ps4 fans are by far the most vocal on the internet, twitter, and many gaming websites, so their unfavorable opinions about the game in terms of gameplay and content has become top news. Destiny is losing more money by the day and the negative press is spreading like wildfire. Many of the day 1 buyers, myself included, have changed to maybes or when the price drops. If I get it, I'll probably only play it for one month, a lot more games I'm interested in will be coming out late September and beyond.
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reko  +   116d ago
lmao desperate.
Chaoticmoon  +   116d ago
Truefan please, just shut up... you put way to much effort into this
DirtyPimp  +   116d ago
stop...your embaressing yourself
majiebeast  +   116d ago
Desparation/Delusion the new scent by Truefan1.
mr233  +   116d ago
The developer HAD to respond. Either that or let complainers define the game. I am not happy that Earth only has one playable area. But there is a lot to do and if the beta is a good sample of the full game, I'm sold. Halo was epic, but it is very different from Destiny and IMO the story lines should not be compared to each other. Halo's campaign was a linear campaign not an MMO.
Mr-Dude  +   116d ago
Well Truefan1

You (and the rest of the partypooper squad of hate) are those who screamed the most when Sony announced the DLC for Destiny. Then you all screamed again when the BETA started on PSN, and now you all hate Bungie for you own weird reasons, because Bungie owns the Xbox community or something... Get real
scott1234678  +   116d ago
Ps4 fans dominate this site hence all your disagreements
BattleTorn  +   116d ago
LMAO - so now IF Devs DO respond, it's a bad sign?

GTFO
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-Foxtrot  +   116d ago
What's this issue got to do with Sony and the PS4...
guyman  +   116d ago
I think you've reached a point where even you know that you're an idiot, and that you just don't have the slightest care about what you say, regardless if it's a fact or opinion.
EData  +   116d ago
Like all the Xbox fans that were "vocal" about Titanfall to Respawn, making them answer to no single player, bots, small player count, too few features etc... I guess now it's a bad thing for a dev to respond about their game.

I would say the Xbox crowd is by far the most insufferable. Look at all the whining they are doing over Destiny and the DLC, is insane. The PS crowd is more mature in my opinion and the angry Halo fanboys are the ones up in arms about everything Destiny.
Prime157  +   116d ago
Truefan, "ps4 fans are by far the most vocal on the internet, twitter, and many gaming websites"

Except when compared to you, and you don't fall in the ps4 fan category.
TheJacksonRGN  +   116d ago
So if devs just all decided to stay quite like many do, they are not in touch with fans but when they do respond it is a bad sign? Wow, very dumb logic.
TheSaint  +   116d ago
'ps4 fans are by far the most vocal on the internet'

Said truefan1.......

Seriously, do you even believe yourself?
SolidGear3  +   116d ago
I went in expecting nothing but came out loving it. Now instead of waiting until it's $20 I'm buying it day one for PS3.

Why was I impressed? It actually has a story and follows a narrative. I thought it'd be similar to Titanfall. Just one big MP with hardly any direction, story, narrative or reason to play.
BattleTorn  +   116d ago
PS3?

>.>

Stop causing us crossgen!
Sevir  +   116d ago
Just get the PS4 bundle and call it a day! The game shines. And really benifits from what the next gen consoles can do.
Prime157  +   116d ago
You could get the Destiny bundle. I couldn't image this on ps3 to be honest, but glad you liked it.
Hanuman  +   116d ago
I liked it, and it's none of your business why!!
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r21  +   116d ago
Liked it because of the gameplay, the smooth gunplay and the movement grants so much freedom compared to other games. Double jump, gliding, knifing, knife throwing, power fists, space bombs, you name it.

The art style is also damn strong in this game. For example, exploring Russia really felt like a living place after some years of being untouched by mankind.

Theres also the so enjoyable soundtrack when you battle. Speaking of battle, never have I felt so much satisfaction when I finish each of the mission within the beta, especially Devil's Lair. More so with others thanks to the MMO like elements, back to back surviving the onslaught of Fallen and Hive enemies.

I could probably think up more once I get the full game :)
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Tedakin  +   116d ago
It's a great, solid package, but from the beta I can see it getting old extremely quick. Every mission was "Go here, kill guys, plug Ghost into system." And I'm sorry, it is absolutely Halo RPG. I hate to accuse Bungie of being a one trick pony, but I woulda hoped they'd have moved a little farther away than this. This game looks like Halo, controls like Halo, the enemies look like Covenant. Instead of the Flood, we have the Fallen. Instead of a giant ring in the sky, we have a giant sphere. Instead of a floating robot with a single blue eye that gives you information and was created by the ring called a Guilty Spark we have a floating robot with a single blue eye that gives you information and was created by the sphere called a Ghost. And both say things like "This is installation 487. It was once a safe haven, but was overrun by the Fallen (or Flood)." The Ghost in this is also just Cortana. An AI in your head that guides you and you plug into shit and it tells you what to do next. Both games have cloaked enemies that charge you with swords. At one point I was on a floating bike that controlled exactly like a Ghost (hey they used the name GHOST in both games) from Halo and even fired the same dual blue laser beams with almost the same sound effect. Then I was attacked by enemies on bikes and we got in a strafing shootout that was just like every similar confrontation in Halo. Then a drop ship came in and enemies bounced out of it in the exact same way they do in Halo. Even the music is similar with the low chanting in the menus. And whadya know... You play as the Guardians in this. Halo 5: Guardians coming soon!
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greenyboi  +   116d ago
Coincidence????
BattleTorn  +   116d ago
Would you like me to list the how Star Trek and Star Wars are identical?
n4rc  +   116d ago
Lol.. Wow..

Never really payed that much attention to the similarities.. Yikes
Sevir  +   116d ago
Yes! All staples and defining qualities of bungies DNA... Coincidence that the similarities are stiking? Is it a coincidence that sunset overdrive, has crazy weapons like ratchet and clank, is it a coincidence that the monsters look like cholera from resistance, is it a coincidence that SO plays like an open world Ratchet and has the same crazy colorful pallet? Give it a freaking rest already.

If Destiny is Halo in RPG form then you halo lovers should be bouncing off the wall. Yet most of you are complaining about it being too small when ALL you played was one half the map in a BETA designed to be a stress test.
Can't please everyone. But 90% of the fan base is happy so in the end the peanut gallery is just that.
Unreal01  +   116d ago
Also, you forgot to mention that the Interceptors that you can use on multiplayer modes are just Destiny's version of Halo's Wraiths :)
jkendrick  +   116d ago
^^Isn't that every game? I've played hundreds of games and they are all based on some kind of objective.
memots  +   116d ago
Its also a coincidence that Wildstar look like something taken out of Rachet and Clank ... oh wait the same artist work for that dev now.

Of course some of the stuff in game will look or feel the same. It was build created drawn imagine by the same people.

Same goes for Music when a guitarist makes his own side project you can easily pick up on the style and that sound is what defines him.
OrangePowerz  +   116d ago
As someone who played WoW for a very long every day and still does occasionally I liked it because the Beta had things that where familiar to me and that I like about WoW as well.

If you would have bothered to explore the moon you would have discovered an extensive underground structure that looked very different to the surface. We spent over an hour running around just discovering areas.

Also if you think the gameplay is repetitive every FPS ever made is repetitive.
-Foxtrot  +   116d ago
If they wanted to do one destination per planet fine but Earth...the main location of the game, should of featured at least 4-5 with different settings.

I mean just Old Russia.....YAWN

We don't even get to visit the place we are bloody protecting.

"built support every type of player"

And that is why there's only one location per planet. Trying to cater to every player never works.
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Shadonic  +   116d ago
but did he confirm or deny this just like Deej's response that this whole thing is also riding on it didn't sound like he confirmed it. I'm still wondering if Old Chicago and the one other place mentioned to be (possible future) earth locations and how the bunker locations fit into this at this point this whole rage thing has about 3 levels of people who have any idea of whats going on.

Bungies at the top they know whats the truth and whats not, next there's the guys who dug into the beta and got the info and were trying to set up a bare minimum expectation for people who were expecting minecraft level exploration with Destiny graphics. Also let me reiterate that these people dont even know for sure for themselves and there just sharing what they found and know that it may not be 100% true as what we believed was 23 story missions was actually upwards to 32+ then at the bottom theres us gamers who like pirahnas will gobble up even the slightest bit of info from the crudest source and use it as fuel for either hype or rage against a game.
Shadonic  +   116d ago
I think the catering to all players can work for Destiny, its sort of made up into a system for those who enjoy it all and those who enjoy one more than the other the pvp side can gather weapons,xp and glimmer from pvp and pve fulfilling wants and needs in either mode along with the group of developers that are there supposedly 24/7 who have the job to keep adding new things to pvp and pve.
zugdar  +   116d ago
What's killing it for me is the practically instant death KO from multiplayer. I liked Halo because if you were not the first one to shoot you still had a skill chance of surviving. Destiny is like CoD and other modern shooters where your dead during a shootout way too quick. I enjoy the danceing/dodging around. Its when those awesome moments happen.
Jdoki  +   116d ago
@DonDon

I liked it a lot. I can give my reasons for what they're worth.

I play a lot of MMORPG's; so having a game that is MMORPG-lite and action orientated is very appealing. I knew coming in to the game that there would be elements of repetition and grind, but that's OK with me. I liked going through the Fireteam missions and seeing if I could take down the walker quicker, or die less. I love getting better and better loot (an aspect I love about Borderlands and Diablo/Torchlight)

I liked Halo, but didn't love it or really engage with Master Chief. But in pure mechanical terms of controlling Master Chief, Bungie nailed it - and that came through in Destiny. The characters felt right, the controls were tight, the weapons were varied. It was fun killing the enemy, and varying tactics in fire-fights was rewarding.

One of the things I like about games such as Journey, Demons Souls, and some MMORPG's, is the 'together alone' aspect. Where I can do my own thing, but also have other people doing their thing in the same world. That element really appeals to me and elevates the game. People complained about the lack of NPC's, but that didn't bother me, as just seeing other people roaming around was cool.

The setting appealed. I love Sci-Fi, and I'm intrigued about where the story will go. I want to play through and find out more.

I teamed up with a couple of friends, and it was such a blast. We could really co-ordinate attacks, and it felt like we all had a role to play... Whether tanking, damage dealing, supporting etc.

Tactical, on moment to moment game play, it is one of the best FPS I have played where switching between weapons based on situation really worked well. Normally I feel that if I get a particular weapon I can plough through a game, but in Destiny, quickly switching to a Shotgun when facing Thrall, then back to Pulse Rifle for the guys hiding at range, and saving my Special Weapon ammo for the bosses worked nicely, and was well balanced.

I don't really like twitch based PvP FPS games, like CoD. And although I like Battlefield, I suck as it. The PvE nature of Destiny works for me in the same way I enjoyed Borderlands.

Whilst I agree with Bungie's stance on keeping voice chat to a minimum, it does need tweaking in some situations. IN PvP it should be on by default for the whole team. I would also have liked an 'opt in' proximity chat, for when I found some pick up groups of people who looked like they needed help.

As an 8 level taster I think the game has huge potential. It kinda reminded me of Phantasy Star Online on the DreamCast, which is one of my favourite games, plus Borderlands and Diablo.

There were things I didn't like... I really didn't enjoy the PvP. It felt like Halo multiplayer - and I was never a fan. I can see the appeal - but I don't like it. But the great thing is, I can

I'm also hoping there will more variety in levels - but that's obviously going to come in the full game, and through a lot DLC (which I have no problem with coming from an MMORPG background).

In general I think people who prefer FPS games may be disappointed with Destiny, as it doesn't do anything incredibly new. But people from an MMO background may like it more. Overall it's a solid, well made game, and I look forward to the full release.
JeffGUNZ  +   116d ago
@DonDon

I was like you before the beta, didn't get the hype. The more I played the game the more I fell for it. I like the borderlands/mass effect vibe. I love leveling up players/gear/weapons etc. That aspect appealed to me in the beta. I also like the space travel aspect, I'm a sucker for games that travel to other planets. I also like how your character in the PVE aspect of the game carries over to the PVP aspect and you can unlike items for either mode to use in any mode. I also like how Iron Banner works for people who worked to level up and search for gear to show their rewards in battle.

Perhaps for me it was that I wasn't really hyped for this game. I didn't completely get what it was trying to do so I went in their with low expectations. I see how you feel if you happened to over hype it and it didn't meat expectations. Good news is that Bungie stated this was like 10% and we barely scratched the surface.
Johnsonparts23  +   116d ago
Here's why I "liked it".
Coming from someone that is used to the "big-name" shooters i.e. COD, Titanfall etc. it was refreshing to be able to have a variety of things to do and see. Maybe it wasn't as much as other open world games or rpg's but compared to a traditional shooter it was leaps and bounds ahead. I'm also someone that enjoys the competitive pvp aspect of FPS games and I really enjoyed Destiny's. Sure it needs some tweaking/balancing but as far as the mechanics and the feel I felt it's pretty spot on. I can understand people saying the gameplay was a bit repetitive but for me if I got bored of something I'd go into pvp or do the strike again or go look for loot. I think being able to build a character up and find things for them, and be able to bring those into pvp is pretty amazing too. Again, I'm coming from games like COD, so that's pretty huge.

I think the main thing to keep in mind as well is that this is just the beta and people already say things like "the mp in Halo is way better" or they're disappointed overall, and those statements don't make any sense until the final release. People compare the hype to Titanfall and WatchDogs but those games didn't have such a robust beta to figure these things out. To me this is the game of the year (anticipated) for me, as I can't see any other game coming close to the experience. To each his own but I think people need to remember we're not going to be playing the final release for over 40 days.
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danthegamerfiend  +   116d ago
I disagree with you guys, i found the beta quite enjoyable and almost every game is repetitive so that doesnt bother me, but the question is do those other games engage with you as destiny does i dont think so. Especially if you have friends to play with, youll never be bored of it. Even exploring the map area is fun because they throw random events at you and sometimes finding things with friends is just a blast. Have you guys found the ORGE??? i did, died a lot to find him but it was a blast. I havent seen majority of people this excitied over a video game in a long time. I mean since Halo 3 days. Im thinking of cancelling my halo master chief collection preorder because im sick of the same damn thing other and other again. I have played enough halo and played last of us. Come on give me something new and fresh!!!!!

I do agree it doesnt compare to halo for pvp, but do you guys really want the same game over and over again. I felt like the pvp was a breath of fresh air. Yeah i did get my ass handed to me at first, but you learn to adjust to it. My only big complaint is the balance with the supers, but if they can balance that this game will be great for me.
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die_fiend  +   116d ago
Liked it
SnakeforPresident  +   116d ago
I take it most people who dont like this game arent a fan of shooters, though im sure thats not true of all. I was not a big fan of halo SPECIALLY the horrible stories. And I had NO plans of even thinking of buying this game. Nothing about it seemed interesting to me other than the scope of the game. Then I played the beta. I like all sorts of games and though they arent my favorite i have a soft spot for shooters (partly because im really good at them), and this game has near flawless mechanics. I could do without the halo jumping and some of the over the top stuff but as someone who has played several shooters a relatively high level this game controls BEAUTIFULLY. The story its' self seems pretty bleak, but i think the world it takes place in is built well enough that you can almost make your own experience of it, mainly with a group. I would not play this story alone, that would be awful, but I found the exploration of this world really entertaining. Odd I will admit from someone who did not really like borderlands. To ME it boils down to a game where i can make a story of my own, accomplish things of my own and take my unique character and my fable online and pit it against others, wrapped in a package that plays so smoothly. Which is what sets it apart from games like borderlands, TO ME.
sckipt  +   116d ago
The style for the multiplayer is a lot like Halo such as the damage and armor system and the speed you move and the vehicles you can use and that was a selling point for a lot of people. The singles player online is a blast with some good friends cause you can talk and have a laugh at the things happening on the screen. They are always having you strive to get enough glimmer (money) to buy awesome new things which the stores regularly generate new stuff. The map have been fine so far (although not as big as everyone wanted them to be but it was still a beta). The missions have you more diverse gameplay. The hunt for the treasure chest was never ending as you would look through every single cave to find one.

This was at least why I liked it.
RSR314  +   116d ago
Can't agree more. I don't get why people like this game so much. Bad story,boring,no skill is needed unlike halo,repetitive, and personally I don't like exploring in games, sorry I do t have hours upon hours to do so.
Whore_Mouth  +   116d ago
There are just as many things in the game that I liked as I didn't like.
assdan  +   116d ago
Yeah. I really enjoyed the beta, but after hearing that there's only one destination per planet, I'm a little iffy on this game. I was expecting to visit several of the continents. Looks like I'll be waiting for this game to be cheaper with more content.
rebeljoe14  +   116d ago
At first when you get to level 8 and max it out you feel like it was boring. But if you carry over your equipment and start a new character you'll start to realize that its kinda addictive and fun to find loot and kill things.
XbladeTeddy  +   116d ago
Reason I enjoyed playing it was I loved the fusion of FPS and RPG. From what I played it was a good bit of fun though the whole time I was playing it I was never under the impression this will be as good as they hype machine is saying.

I also liked the fact that real players were always roaming about making it feel more alive, though the nametags above their heads ruined immersion I felt.
GT67  +   116d ago
Off topic : this seem like Bungie/Criterion senario
bungie only can make Halo mask it as Destiny .
just as criterion games only can make Burnout masking it as Need for speed and nfs "hotpursuit,mostwanted,ri vals" all 3 felt like burnout - burnout masked to be something they not, as destiny not halo but gameplay like halo .
why should Developers give us a real game when they can make clones instead, slap on any title call it what they want because bungie behind it or criterion known for burnout we blindly buy it thinking it will be good. all along they knew the product was a clone re-make of previous game.
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wsoutlaw87  +   116d ago
lol what? so the guys that made a game made a new game and you are complaining that its too similar to the other one. Wheres the conspiracy here? How is destiny not "a real game" and how are they cloning their own game. Its not even the same type of game. Who said it had to be way different than halo anyways. A lot of people like halo. At least make sense of what you are trying to write before you write.
chrispylikecheeze  +   116d ago
@pedrof93 "This game plays almost exactly like Halo" If you had a brain, then you would know Destiny PvP is far having the "same exact gameplay" as Halo.
gapecanpie  +   116d ago
Only played the ps4 beta once and instantly thought Meh and then deleted it.... dont see what's all the hype is for at all!

......

This game plays nothing like Halo ... Halo is actually fun this is not!
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Gunstar75  +   116d ago
This game was only ever going to suffer from serious over-hyping. I've never know of a game in development where so much of the content was drip-fed over such a sustained period of time.

If this had come from nowhere and from an unknown developer, I'd have been like "wow".

I'm gonna buy it, as I enjoyed the beta and the full game can only improve on it, but I think Halo is the better game and even Titanfall gives me more of a buzz that this has so far.

Let's give it a fair chance though
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fr0sty  +   116d ago
While I love the game, their response was essentially "we're gonna give you more game via DLC for the low low price of $19.95 per area! But WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Buy within the next 15 minutes, and we'll throw in the ultra super mega pulse rifle, ABSOLUTELY FREE! A $50 VALUE!!!"

We'll see though, I don't want to judge the game before I've played all of it.
Spotie  +   116d ago
Repetitive gameplay? Please name one game that ISN'T.

Nobody needs to justify to you why they like the game. Maybe it just pushes all the right buttons for them, and they can't explain why.

And lol at people saying it's not Xbox fans hating. That's literally ALL I see here: the same people defending Microsoft in any other article downplaying Destiny.
Funantic1  +   116d ago
Destiny sucks. It can't touch Halo. And I'm not even a fan of Halo. COD will reign again.
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wsoutlaw87  +   116d ago
why do you hate it. why do you feel like being cynical about a video game. Why does hating on things that are popular make people think they are smarter. Its just a stupid statement to question why someone likes it and implying that they are just buying into hype. Heres an idea if you dont like it then cool, but dont worry about others liking it.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   116d ago
The only thing that impressed me on the beta/alpha was how polished it was. Ran so smoothly for an alpha and beta.
The game itself is crap IMO, and if we keep on hyping games like this and giving them perfect scores it will be a long time before we see anything fresh, innovative and actually good.
diehardmetallicafan  +   116d ago
It's an ok game from what i've played, but it just feels like a (very)watered down version of borderlands. I started playing the beta on friday and by saturday arvo i was at the lvl 8 cap and i had been everywhere at least twice.
Also the load times to orbit and back, suck for a current gen game.
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ITPython  +   116d ago
I for one quite enjoyed the beta. There is just so much to do, I mean you have the SP alone or with friends, you have strike missions, the crucible, explore missions, upgrading weapons, trying to get rare weapons, level grinding, treasure hunting, ghost hunting, finding secret areas in explore, random events in explore with random players, contracts to earn bonuses (which are like missions all on their own), going to Earth social to get/compare new weapons, armor, emblems, make new friends, goof around.... etc etc etc.

There was really never a time in the beta in which I didn't have something to do or some goal to attain, which was quite impressive since the content was only a tiny fraction of what the final game will give us. Just looking at all the unreachable higher level upgrades from all the different vendors at earth social was quite amazing and it's going to be a blast working towards getting those items. Plus the full game is likely going to have a lot more people playing, so more areas in explore will be populated, earth social will always be bustling with activity etc etc.

The thing is, this game ABSOLUTELY needs a heavy user-base with fresh players constantly pouring in to keep it interesting for people. A big part of the allure of upgrading, finding stuff, getting xp etc is because you want to level up, be a better player that scores higher, have cooler things to show off with, be able to say "yup, I got that really powerful extremely rare weapon and it is awesome!".

Without a lot of other dedicated players in the game, it would get real depressing real fast. There were times in the beta when I would visit earth social and it would be completely empty... or I would go out exploring and barely see any other players. To me that sucked, and made the experience less for me. Even if I never talk or interact with those other players, it's nice having that social presence around wherever I go. As even when playing solo I can feel as if I am socially participating in the game, and that is one of the neatest parts about Destiny, is that there are players everywhere, even in our SP missions! This makes the worlds feel alive, and adds to that MMO feeling.
madworldps4  +   116d ago
I hope the game will be bigger then that,until that happened the has the most beautiful sun raise,sun set and art direction I ever seen before..
what I like in Old Russia Map is the Sun Set and Sun Raise it is fantastic and amazing ....

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
randomass171  +   116d ago
I liked the connectivity between players and how it was an experience about togetherness. I found the plot intriguing because of the mystery surrounding both the Traveler and the Fallen and I would like to see where it goes. Customization was in need of some fleshing out but I've heard it is supposed to be deeper in the full game. The speeders are fun to drive and having my friends as my teammates and occasionally helping other squads was a lot of fun. We spent our time issuing commands and constantly passing information like we were a military squad. This is all on top of some solid first person shooting gameplay, so I think it's shaping up pretty nicely. Other than that I like it. :)
Azzanation  +   116d ago
All my PS friends are liking this game, but I believe they think its there Halo. Destiny wont be Halo, it will be a good game but Halo is unique and I am not talking about the controls, I am talking about the Halo universe. I will probably buy Destiny but nothing in this game seems to be anything special. But when I read up on Halo 5 I am so interested and I don't no why. I think the story and characters are the reason Destiny doesn't do it for a lot of other gamers except PS gamers who don't play games like Halo.
cgoodno  +   116d ago
I liked it.

I like the leveling of abilities. I like the leveling of weapons. I like the loot concept (I'm a big RPG fan). I liked fighting alongside 2 buddies (and reviving one of them almost every other minute sometimes even). I really liked the public events where everyone in the area came together to take down a big boss and lots of other horde-mode-spawning creatures.

It was also fun.

I have never played Halo and can not make comparison to it. I honestly didn't pay too much attention to the story of Destiny, but to what I could do with others. I really liked the cooperative feel and felt that it also progressed a lot faster and more streamlined than Borderlands 2. I also love Borderlands 2, but I can go an hour in that game without much change and am lucky if I get a better weapon. In Destiny, I got new stuff I could use at least once an hour (typically much more often) and continued to level up my abilities even with the level cap in place.

Again, it was also fun.

***The repetitive nature of the game is crazy, go here shoot, go there shoot, go back to that same place and shoot, go back to the place you were just at again to pick these up then go back to this place.***

You just described an FPS... I mean, we can do this for every genre of gaming.

Platforming: you run and jump on stuff and over enemies to get to a doorway that takes you to the next level where you run and jump on stuff and over enemies to get to a doorway that takes you to the next...
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_FantasmA_  +   116d ago
Shhh! How dare you talk about Halo that way! I mean Bungie. Halo was over rated and I think because of this Destiny will get a pass. Halo was just a console version of Half Life and it was dragged on for over a decade with the same enemies, same guns, and same everything. After a decade of the same thing, now we have Destiny which is supposed to last 10 years. So when its all said and done, we will be shooting the same aliens with the same guns while being annoyed by the same Spark/Ghost for 20 years! Foly Huck!

Its fun leveling up and getting new powers, upgrades, and weapon mods, but the environments are too large and empty with repetitive enemies and missions. The multiplayer feels like a footnote. I would have prefered no multiplayer and having more locations and dynamic missions instead. The bosses are annoying and the low amount of loot and gear doesn't make the grind fun. This game has some good ideas, but its trying to cram so many things into one game (like Biohazard 6) that it doesn't end up doing any of them perfectly.

I'm not saying don't buy this game. I'm just saying stop hyping it up like Titanfail and Heylow because Half Life is still better even after 16 years.
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y7jzdgy  +   116d ago
Yup, I call it the Titanfall effect. I just knew that the hype for this game too high.
KINGOFTHEJUICE-  +   116d ago
There's something wrong with you people. You're diseased or something. You don't like destiny? Then you must not like video games.
FanboyKilla  +   116d ago
lol from the comments in here i get:
its a good game, nothing life altering.
its like halo when someone says it sucks.
its better than halo cause its on ps4.
xbox fans are mad that bungie made a game they still can play.
they put 40 hours in the beta.
its just a beta it will be better.

lets decode the truth.

destiny is halo remixed, doesnt come close to the original, but good. sony fans are attached to it cause sony has a deal. so they defending destiny like a newborn. hard to appreciate destiny without appreciating halo. so easy to tell fanboys. the game is definitely over hyped. i mean its not like you are literally going around the universe from planet to planet like no mans sky. load a decent map drop them on it. tell them its another planet, send them down the same corridors to shoot. tack on rpg elements annnd we have the exact same shit we already had. this was sonys help me jesus for fall, and we can pretty much already do what this CROS GEN game is doing. and xbox fanboys are immaturely rubbing it in sony fans faces. lets move on. destiny, nexxxt. hey sony fans, you got 2015 and beyond. greatness awaits.

this doesnt apply to the ones who put 30 to 40 hours in the beta. it was a beta there was no where near that much content, you obviously dont mind doing the same thing over and over.
lategamer  +   116d ago
Why do I like it? Well...

Lets start with the gorgeous vistas. Oh man, the draw distance, skybox, the game is just beautiful? Is it the best looking game on its respective consoles? No. Does it run at 60 FPS? No. But it does have a great art style and vision. And it just looks good.

Next, the gameplay. Man, this game is a joy too play. I love it. Bungie has been nailing shooters for years, so this isn't a surprise. The vehicles, guns, etc. it's all great. They have a cool system in with 3 classes, good mobility, supers, etc.

Third, the audio. Yea, the Ghost still needs work. But reading post here about how the game is going to automatically suck because he puts them to sleep, smh. People treat demos and betas like its the real thing. Your meant to give feedback and hopefully the developers will change the game based on your feedback. But yea, audio. Marty's work is fucking amazing, his scores? Love them to death. Shame he left Bungie but this is his last game from Bungie, I'm sure itll be awesome.

Fourth, the game is fun to play single player, in co-op, and multiplayer. So I'm pretty excited for that.
ArchangelMike  +   116d ago
If they don't fix them communication issue than the game won't become the fun social experience that Bungie are hoping it will.

FOr goodness sake, all I want to do is ask the guy dancing next to me where he got his cool cape from?

But No! I have to first invite him to a fireteam, which involves going into orbit (even though he is right next to me), then going into PSN, then writing out a messege, then...

By which time the dude is in the middle of a strike, and all the fireteam slots are full up anyway, so I can't join him. But I didn't want to join him in a Strike anyway all I wanted was to know where he got his cape from...

*sob*sniff*sob*
Lifewish  +   116d ago
Agreed
Neonridr  +   116d ago
agreed, the steps you listed out there is absolutely ridiculous.
HaydenJameSmith  +   116d ago
Think your making mountains out of molehills there... you didnt have to go into orbit to invite somebody to your fireteam, you could do it from the start menu, on roster. And communication issue was just a bug from the Beta. Thats is why they have beta's to see if there is any problems so they can fix em before release, the reason why it went open was to stress test the servers to and make sure everything is working for launch. Not gonna say there wasn't problems but that is the point of a beta to identify problems and get feedback from the community to make the game better for launch, so dont complain to much after all it was a Beta.

Plus if you wanted to know where he got the cape there is this little thing called google... very useful :P

The only thing I am bothered by is that it sounds like the area's for each planet are smaller than what has been perceived by Bungie... which kind of decreases the scale and scope of the game. Hopefully this is not the case and we have plenty to explore and recieve a lot of content in the next couple of years for the Game...
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imt558  +   109d ago
Quote :

its a downgrade to me cause I prefer the old build to the new build, seems more vibrant and colorful in the old build.

You're kidding me, right? Because less color ( it's obvious because game has dark atmosphere ), game is DOWNGRADED! WOW! Pretty lame reason.

I presume that you didn't see some build with gameplay in some rooms or hallways.

Quote :

Now stop scouring through my messages to talk to me...

Why should i? I like you. :) Well, unblock me i will send you PM's where it should be.
Mr-Dude  +   116d ago
@Mike
True, they need to adress or add proximity chat. This game screams for it
Bluebird8  +   116d ago
pressing R3 while looking at someone opens up a menu from with you could invite. 2 clicks ain't so bad..
Ace Killa 08  +   116d ago
it is for people who don't know how to use the game properly.
danthegamerfiend  +   116d ago
if you had a smart glass option, that would be extremely easy because you can text them with you phone by going through recent players. And you dont have to invite them in orbit, you can do it at any point of the game besides a fireteam mission. I had my friends join on me without even inviting them. and when you do a fireteam solo, it automatically pairs you up with anyone that is doing the same mission as you. So just make sure you have a mic on and you'll be good. They want you have to full control over your chat and not let someone join in your lobby and screaming off random rants in your ear.
DLConspiracy  +   116d ago
Kind of a let down in a way... That was specifically what I was worried about. I was hoping for 3-4 areas for each planet.
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OpieWinston  +   116d ago
I was hoping for us to go to more than Russia for Earth.

Of all the places to explore...This little area in Russia? Let down much?

Not even really Bungies fault but the advertising teams and fanboys/girls who feel the need to overhype this experience.

Destiny will hopefully deliver on end game raids...But it doesn't sound like it'll have a lot of Replay value.
LightDiego  +   116d ago
I don't believe in Destiny, i think we build our own path.
NathanBealeuli   115d ago | Spam
It's Bungie. They know what they're doing.

Every game will have its haters regardless (although most of the haters are likely just old butthurt fanboys that played Halo and was disappointed when 343 took over to ruin it so now they have to try and convince themselves that 343 is doing a better job with Halo).
OpieWinston  +   116d ago
Try to convince myself? Just wait for Halo 5 Guardians.

And I don't think anyone with sense is walking into Destiny with hopes of it having a stronger Story or MP experience than Halo.

Destiny Crucible will be unbalanced for a long time... At this point it'll be really hard to balance it due to all the variables they added in the mix.

Allowing players to walk in with "Special/Heavy" weapons and only needing to find Ammo...Which is super easy.

Plays like CoD where people drop to the ground fairly easy and there's no real turn around factor in the game.

Variety of Weapons in game is too high. As well as randomized stats that are added to quite a few of them. Reason why D3 will never have the Arena system added to it at this point.

I could go on, but anyone who's walking away from Halo 4 clearly made a bad call walking into Bungie's next work... When Halos 4 faults are because of Reachs implementations.
Johnsonparts23  +   116d ago
lol flaming fanboy much? Halo is the game that's like COD now, as it doesn't know when to quit. They keep holding on to Bungies coat-tails and try to recapture the magic of Halo 2 and 3, but alas they fail, everytime. It's understandable though as the only draw Xbox has, and has ever had, is Halo. Coming from a person that used to play cod (before is sucked) this plays nothing like it. Kills take 3-4 times longer and the variety of weapons (which you complain about?) makes the game a unique experience and only makes you want to go find that gun that you just got owned by. Halo will have nothing on Destiny when all is said and done. The only thing Xbox can do is re-release Bungie's old games to try and remind people that Halo used to be awesome, when Bungie made it.
Qwagy UK  +   116d ago
Come to planet Earth and see, well not much really!
Bonkerz  +   116d ago
Im gonna be waiting to pick up Destiny. The beta was good, but i refuse to buy this game and only play it for the PVP. Im only worried that the content will run out fairly quick so ill wait to see what my friends think a week into the game. The pvp was good but it wasnt good enough for me to only have Destiny for the pvp component.
CRASHBASHUK  +   116d ago
so R&C don't do this then?
pornflakes  +   116d ago
Many ppl left Bungie already so yes 343 industries will make the job!

Same goes for Sony Santa Monica, Naughty Dog.. Uncharted Lead designer left ND...

Just look on RARE... hell the last good game they made was Kameo! I really enjoyed the game... half of the staff already left the company...

Its not all about a company name... its all about the people who make a game.
Johnsonparts23  +   116d ago
you really have no idea what you're talking about..... It's 100% about a name. One comes to mind here, hmmm let me think, oh that's right HALO is just a freaking name and there hasn't been a good one since Bungie left.
Omar91  +   116d ago
His statement says nothing about having 1 destination per planet...
Dirtnapstor  +   116d ago
I got it preordered and am keeping it so. I enjoyed the beta. I do hope they will add more locations per planet with all the expansion packs planned...likely so.
Don't know why people are griping about "story seems boring", etc; this is a beta for gameplay mechanics, not to explain the lore. I'm sure that'll come with the full package.
JeffGUNZ  +   116d ago
Yeah man, I think a lot of people are confusing "beta" with "demo". They give you aspects of the game to make sure it's working for launch. I was overly impressed.
n4rc  +   116d ago
Seems fairly boring to me..

Go here.. Deploy ghost..fight wave after wave of enemies.. Back to orbit

The beta has made this not a day one purchase for me anymore... I'll wait and see how the full games turns out..

The downsides to public betas for companies.. It can kill the hype you have built
iceman06  +   116d ago
To be fair, just about any game can be broken down with this simplistic approach. Halo, Killzone, CoD...(insert plot device) go to area, kill everything there (insert new plot device), go to NEW area...kill similar things...rinse and repeat. The real thing here is are you having fun while doing it? If not, then the game isn't for you. If so...play on. I'm not picking on your opinion of it seeming "fairly boring", so much as I am highlighting that just about every game (at it's bare basics) is repetitive. So, it's not the repetition that is hated so much as the action that happens during the repetition.
Meatyboy  +   115d ago
I don't really understand comments like this one. My favorite game of all time is Half Life 2 where you run to an area kill people run somewhere new do a physics puzzle. Sounds poor when you say it like that. I'm loving Forza 5 and Mario kart at the moment where you drive round in circles and occasionally crash.

I'm not saying that you should think this destiny is the greatest game of all time

(The game where you go to one planet, kill a varied number of enemies using a huge selection of guns with your friends, then levelling up your unique character then deciding whether to follow the story of do pvp or explore another planet on vehicles, all of this with good graphics with a truly great art direction and the best soundtrack i've heard in a long time)

May i ask if this game counts as boring say one game that you'd say is not boring. If you just point out a game you think is better it doesn't automatically make destiny boring it just means that game is better.

If you do generally think destiny is boring then maybe you're generally not a fan of shooting games which is fair but if not mention how the combat in destiny is boring compared to another fps?

I have never really done a long comment like this but the amount of hate for this FREE beta is so baffling to me, just because a game has a lot of hype it seems to be the pattern on this site to point out that it isn't the most perfect thing. It's ok to enjoy the hype and get excited for a game, personally I love it and it's a big part of the fun for a lot of people. Bwahwhaysh i'll stop crying like a little bitch now
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jegheist2014  +   116d ago
i liked it it was repetive beta ill agree but people dont like grinding or farming anymore bs if your monster hunter fan areas in that r same not very big rinse n repeat.

look at this like fps monster hunter style where u grind for your loot and gear
therevolution  +   116d ago
you mean like Borderlands 2?
n4rc  +   116d ago
The one thing I'll give borderlands.. If you ran up on a group of enemies, you knew you were getting loot..

So many times in the beta I'd take the time to clear out a group and find absolutely nothing
scott1234678  +   116d ago
I was quite impressed by the beta.. it was repetitive. The way the game has been hyped up about being so big I thought there would of been maybe 2-3 locations per planet so was very disappointed to find out there was only 4 locations.. Will be interesting to read the reviews closer to the time.
HaveAsandwich  +   116d ago
I'm keeping my preorder. I liked halo, and I like destiny. That's all there is to it.
Mikeyy  +   116d ago
Dear Playstation lifestyle, Please get rid of the massive sidebar on the left that takes up half the screen on mobile. What were you thinking? Your articles are unreadable.
mrmonk  +   116d ago
don't like it don't buy it simple as that no need to come online and cry about it wait until u see the full product first then bitch and moan/me and my mates enjoyed the beta and we r all gettin it day 1.
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marlinfan10  +   116d ago
i really think people enjoy complaining more than playing the actual games these days
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Mr-Dude  +   116d ago
Well, I'm still buying my guardian edition... I like Destiny a lot. Sci-fi story, space, planets (albeit not so many as they boasted about) but still i'm pretty much sold.

For the rest of you, make up your own mind.
BattleTorn  +   116d ago
I'm sold too! If for the very least to get Destiny 2 to be bigger!
inf3cted1  +   116d ago
http://youtu.be/qhNkK4h1oVk...

I'd like to know why did he lie about this. It's just a boundary
skulz7  +   116d ago
So basically what we learnt from that is that they will be making us pay for more content through continuous DLC
MajorGecko  +   116d ago
common its activision publising the game how could u ever think that
Shadonic  +   116d ago
So far there's only i think 3 or 2 DLC's planned per title and again the whole charged to the ends of earth idea is something gamers are slamming on the game that they themselves are placing as facts. we didnt really learn much from what we already knew Destiny is supposedly going to be big maybe not in size with 30 Skyrims in it like some people seem to want.
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Budobear  +   116d ago
I've enjoyed the beta.
Its nice to have a co-op game similar to borderlands on PS4. The re-visting areas makes me think of metriod, which people never seem to moan about. There are quite a few areas in Old russia that we haven't seen yet, judging by the amount of enemies with ???? over their heads that have blocked my way.
PvP needs a lot of work to balance though, as fire fights seem a little one sided.
It looks nice and plays well so I've had fun mooching about with friends and others that I know have enjoyed it too, so much so that guys that had no intention to buy it are going to do so now.
But each to their own.
iceman06  +   116d ago
According to various reports, and youtube videos, we have only seen less than half of Old Russia. Not only are there those higher tiered enemy areas, but there are also plenty of areas that were inaccessible during the Beta. (I've seen people glitching into at least 4 different areas). Re-visiting areas is par for the course in ANY MMO. I think that it's just that people don't really realize that it has a MMO-like structure. Or, maybe they just aren't used to MMO game structure.
Personally, I have NO problem with re-visiting and replaying areas. Especially, with the dangling carrot of better loot. But, as you said, to each their own. I was sold in the Alpha build. The Beta just solidified my intent to purchase this game.
towelie1288  +   116d ago
loved the beta
i only have one ...
either get it on PS4 or get it on X1......... i like the X1 controller better for shooters by far but i got used to the PS4 controller playing destiny
ShadowKingx  +   116d ago
reply to all the haters, this is why games are not fun anymore because if a game is not halo or COD, its not fun, personally i think your mad because you can just jump in pvp or even pve and tear people up because this game forces you to level to get stronger and requires grinding if you want good gear. instead of the 12345678910 kills to get better guns and perks. people really need to get off casual gamings nut sack. i understand that this game as similarities to halo, borderlands, cod, and even defiance (vehicle spawn :). But there is no need for all the hate when a developer actually wants to get off casual gaming nut sack.

IMO this game has tons of potential and played great in the beta, my only primary concern is content really. But if bungie keep pouring content for this game, i will support it.

and now i prepare for a mirage of dislikes....lol haterz..lol
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I will agree. Destiny beta was awesome, and i'm thrilled to get it when it's released. Forget the haters man! haters gonna hate.
cfc83  +   116d ago
Destiny was good i thought. How many mp maps will retail have ?
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Shadonic  +   116d ago
i think 12 or 16 idk
shotime97  +   116d ago
don't get me wrong I did enjoy the Bata BUT one loc per planet that kind of got old it wouldn't be hard to add some new map's. ohhh well im still going to buy it on day one!
GamingSinceThe80s  +   116d ago
Only hard on are wallets.lol I was so hyped for this game but mainly because of exploration and mystery they were promising.Now I don't know what to think.I'm still going to buy the collectors ed I reserved for PS4 but I will wait at least a few days to open it and let every one else be my Guinea pigs to see how things shake out.Because I'm starting to think Bungie is trying to take us all for a ride and not the good kind.Its time to take a step back from the hype train to see if Destiny is truly what it is being marketed as.I had the feeling we mite be being lied to when I watched the video they released for the collectors editions.I hadn't see such an over acted sales pitch in a long time maybe ever.
Wedge19  +   116d ago
The worlds are pretty vast though... I've been impressed thus far.
JeffGUNZ  +   116d ago
Exactly. Who ever said Old Russia is the largest area? Their might be 2 other areas much bigger. I think people have to wait for this full release. The download size of the game will tell a lot.
Dlacy13g  +   116d ago
Destiny the more I played the more I realized it's just a more polished version of Defiance in a different Sci-fi setting and lower player count.
iceman06  +   116d ago
To be honest, that is EXACTLY what I was hoping for. Defiance had a LOT of promise, IMO. But, it was hampered by...well...lack of polish. Everything else about Defiance was what I was looking for...loot, large worlds...rpg-ish leveling...random events..."dungeons". ..and raids. Maybe I just had my expectations a little bit lower than everybody else. But, I am still excited to experience what Destiny has to offer.
Dlacy13g  +   116d ago
I still think its a good game. I don't however want to crown it GOTY like many I have seen on the boards seem to be hinting at.

Destiny isn't doing anything new, what it is doing is bringing a competent well made shooter mmo to consoles. One that will should succeed on levels that Defiance couldn't.
jcnba28  +   116d ago
I thought it was decent just very repetitive. All the missions felt the same.

- Go to location
- Shoot the fallen
- Release ghost to fix computer
- Shoot fallen while you're waiting
- Kill boss
- Mission ends
Shadonic  +   116d ago
yea their mostly either kill missions (assassination missions and what not), collect missions ( material), scout missions ( go to certain area and use ghost to scan ( sorta what i was asking for but from what i got in the beta wasnt much lore thrown into it as i wanted) and then defend missions like the public event where a meteor crashes down. This is what we got so far, I'm not expecting side missions like go help the Argodian maid fight off the hive but I think theirs more variety too it hopefully
WeAreLegion  +   116d ago
I'm sure it's going to be lots of fun. However, the level 20 cap concerns me. I was hoping for like 40 or higher. :/
JeffGUNZ  +   116d ago
The level cap is 20 for basic leveling. You can go higher by obtaining gear with Motes of Light. Like a lot of MMO's you can level up past the max with High gear. Also, they may raise the cap with DLC and they will up it when the sequel come out. This is a project, not just one single game. Make it 60 now, what about DLC and Destiny 2 & 3? You don't want people trying to get to level 180 on Destiny 3. Leveling is not the big concern in games like this, loot/gear is the main aspect.
GamingSinceThe80s  +   116d ago
Oh you mean the level $40 cap.I'm sure its on the way.lol
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DJustinUNCHAIND  +   116d ago
It's Activision. They did for DLC purposes.
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