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Submitted by AvidGamerrrr 561d ago | opinion piece

5 Ways Destiny is Better than Halo

StrengthGamer: "With both the Alpha and the Beta episodes of Destiny now behind us it’s time to look toward the future. September 9th, 2014 marks the release date of Destiny, the next chapter in the Bungie saga.

Naturally, gamers have been comparing Destiny to Halo. They are both in space. Both made by Bungie. Both have guns.

Outside of those three things, honestly, there’s not a whole lot similar. In fact, here are 5 ways Destiny is better than Halo." (Destiny, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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AvidGamerrrr  +   561d ago
Can't. Freaking. Wait.
Utalkin2me  +   561d ago
Maybe we should wait for destiny to come out before doing any comparisons.
Magicite  +   561d ago
not really comparable.
BattleTorn  +   561d ago
I know, they're not even made by the same company!
ATi_Elite  +   561d ago
Destiny is the Halo MMO we always wanted, well I would love to have mmo player amounts well at least 128 player servers as Destiny seems more PVE with console level A.I.

I got limited hands on with Destiny but it felt like an upgraded Halo with RPG elements and you know what?

Destiny feeling like Halo is a dam good thing. What you want Destiny to feel like COD YUCK I say.
TheXgamerLive  +   561d ago
Should be titlded 5 ways Destiny is DIFFERENT than Halo.
Its definately not better and unfair to compare. Compare to Halo 5 then try to stake that claim.
EvilWay  +   561d ago
This game does nothing better than Halo smh
SCW1982  +   561d ago
Your wrong stop living in the past.
UnHoly_One  +   561d ago

If you are going to tell somebody their opinion is "wrong", at least use proper grammar.
mixolydian_id  +   561d ago
It's more accurate to conpare the halos to something closer to their release.

Is halo 3 better then borderlands 2?

Is halo 3 better then cod 4?

Is halo 3 better then mass effect 3?
Is halo 4 better than mass effect 3?

Destiny is the birth child of many popular games. It's easy to say it's better because it's newer and it draws ideas from conventions people hadn't thought of before.

We stand on the shoulders of giants

Destiny wouldn't be destiny, if not for halo. You should be thankful halo was such a great series
VileAndVicious  +   561d ago
The RPG elements alone make it better imo
Volkama  +   561d ago
But Bungie halo campaigns have brilliant pacing, so you could argue that the lack of RPG elements is a strength.

There are striking similarities between the two and also striking differences. Why does one have to 'beat' the other? They can both be great at what they do.
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BallsEye  +   561d ago
I totally disagree with guns. While there is many more in Destiny (small differences between them tho) they just don't feel half as good as halo guns, especially halo 4. Don't feel that power at all.

While Destiny is amazing as it's own game, I could easily write an article giving plenty of reasons why Halo is better...example:

-Competitive multiplayer (just can't match one in halo)
-vehicles (way more in Halo)
-simply better combat and smarter enemies that actually work well together and help each other
-Story (plenty of books, halo is just huge and well written)
-Enemies (ones in Destiny feel very generic)
-4 player Split-screen with ability to take it online

Well, here you have it. Both games are amazing in their own way. If Destiny can keep millions of players logging in every day many years after release (like they still do to Halo 3 and Halo 2), then we can say Destiny is on par with Halo.

You have to play both, to appreciate both. Getting this and MC collection day 1!
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tinynuggins  +   561d ago
Yeah, what's up with the guns in destiny? It feels like I'm shooting nerf guns. That's my biggest gripe with the game so far. That and the speed. So slow.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   561d ago

I will say Destiny got the sniping down, only because it feels like Halo sniping lol.
Volkama  +   561d ago
I didn't like the new guns in halo 4 much at all. Battle rifles are most satisfying, and covenant weapons are just kind if iconic, specially the needler IMO. The pretend needler in Destiny is so much less cool.
pedrof93  +   561d ago
Pfff, but hurt abandoned fanboy by Bungie.

"-Competitive multiplayer (just can't match one in halo) " To be honest their exactly the same, just that Destiny has the RPG element.

"-vehicles (way more in Halo) " - You played the beta not the full game, I counted 3 different types of vehicle in Destiny pretty sure there are more.

"-simply better combat and smarter enemies that actually work well together and help each other "
No, just no, please stop, you've pulled this out of your ass. IMO the AI in Destiny is good.

"-Story (plenty of books, halo is just huge and well written)" Destiny is a new IP. Can't compare both.

"-Enemies (ones in Destiny feel very generic)" How generic ? What is the startpoint that you comparing ? COD RUSSIANS ? OR BF CHINESE ? Dude stop, there are more factions for you to see.

"-4 player Split-screen with ability to take it online" Here you're right.
lifeisgamesok  +   561d ago
Yes, Halo is the epitome of the 1st person shooter genre

It has the best vehicles for multiplayer and the best maps

The guns are nicely balanced too
Johnsonparts23  +   561d ago
lol it does everything better. Other than 90's split screen multiplayer.....hahaha!
madworldps4  +   561d ago
in my opinion it is bitter then halo,I played every halo games and it is not as good as Destiny.after last halo from bungi the game is not very good anymore...
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henriquecopes  +   561d ago
I do not know why I go nese site! Fanboy site. Every day I walk here has 4 news by downgrading the XBOX. And not to mention that if you mention that you like XBOX and negated aff
sparta76  +   561d ago
@Hen, what the hell did you just write!?
@jager, that's cool your opinion is your opinion.
I for one can't wait to get my hands on destiny.
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ThatOneRiggaNob  +   561d ago
lol I'm tryna decipher that comment too dude. this is one hard task.
henriquecopes  +   561d ago
Excuse me if I'm not right I wrote the BRAZIL and like to get on the site, more here and known as the websites of sony fanboy more
AvidGamerrrr  +   561d ago
How is this article hating on Xbox?
user7402931  +   561d ago
people feel this article is hating on xbox because you cant say anything about the chief! the good old american green red white and blue blood that flows through his patriotic blood through his green helmet of truth. /s
henriquecopes  +   561d ago
I do not know where the hate comes from both XBONE and their games! If you do not have the console do not criticize boring thing. You estakm like Brazilians in online games. And look, I'm from Brazil
tgunzz  +   561d ago
To me this article is not hating on xbox (it's more or less who comments in the article). For me Destiny is different enough to development it's own community (just not the game for me though) I think it fits with Mass effect better than Halo. judging off the core mechanics of halo (which destiny has), it doesn't better halo at all. I do feel that there will no migration from the halo community to destiny (opinion/I could be wrong), this game will more likely appeal to those who don't love halo. Now, for the xbox core community destiny is in real trouble going up against the HMCC collection (4 revised games, amazing mp, 4000 achievement points) Bungies first, is going up against it first of it's kind, they are in trouble... For the ps core community, this is maybe not a necessary debate to even get in on due to the fact that most of you don't like any game on xb... Ps is in fact getting its first real fps shooter (just not exclusive/in japan yes).
SilentNegotiator  +   561d ago
Not thinking Halo is the greatest shooter ever = teh haterz an PS fanbois!!
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Scatpants  +   561d ago
What does this article have to do with XBOX? and you're talking about fanboys. Perhaps you should look in the mirror.
BattleTorn  +   561d ago
Honestly, I feel as though most of hate towards Xbox One is justified. (not all)

I was a die hard Xbox supporter, all through E3 2013 and all the way up to launch even (not to mention 2001-2012)...
..that was until I got my hands on both the systems, and played the multiplats on both my systems. (X1 paled in comparison, in terms of visuals)

Since then, I have left the Xbox brand in the dust, gladly.
Go ahead, anyone can see which platforms I played for the last decade; GT: Battle Torn, PSN: Battle_Torn; I only got a PS3 in 2011, and have been a XBL member for 10y!


People are always quick to label a supporter (of one system over another) a "fanboy" - I just think people would be surprised to know what systems these people previously supported.
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jagermaster619  +   561d ago
I will say all those features are cool and I did play the beta and I did like it....But honestly I didn't think that this game is the game of the year its an updated halo that's all and I thought the mechanics of shooting in the game were lacking for what even the old halo games had I liked it but not impressed with it I'll be getting the mcc instead way better in my opinion. So all the haters can complain in 3.2
Qwagy UK  +   561d ago
Halo will be running @ 60fps on the xbone, Destiny runs @ 30fps, I think we all know which game will be more playable!
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Mega24  +   561d ago
So wait... does this mean the old halos we're shit because they weren't 1080p 60fps? Cus I remember before, they we're a blast and fun to play.

Fanboy logic is incredible.
mhunterjr  +   561d ago
Why is this made up of things that halo doesn't even strive for? Of course Destiny has better RPG elements, it's an RPG... And halo isn't. Of course there's more exploration, it's an RPG compared to a linear shooter. Of course you don't play as a girl, in halo, the entire franchise revolves around a guy named john.

How about making this article about things that are actually comparable between these two. Like shooting mechanics, AI, sound, level design, etc.
pandehz  +   561d ago
I was just waiting for someone to say this.

There is literally no way to compare the two when discussing only 1 genre type.

They should compare it to Diablo, the author even mentions Diablo but I think he's afraid of the quality of Diablo in comparison.

The first comment should read like this:

''Apples to Oranges''
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True_Samurai  +   561d ago
Played the beta and wasn't too hooked on it. It seemed like bungie couldn't even make a different game without being similar to halo. It's halo under a different skin with cod game mechanics. Fallen with invisible cloaks, ghost that resembles guilty spark, hive that reminds me of flood. But that's just my opinion.

I'm looking forward to that Halo 5 Beta instead
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Clown_Syndr0me  +   561d ago
Game was trash. The reason games are generally getting crappier is because us "gamers" are letting them. Hyping games like this up so much, acting as if there the second coming...jesus face reality there is absolutely nothing special or new about Destiny.

Were never gonna get new innovative games if everyone's so happy with this.
MajorGecko  +   561d ago
i have to sorta agree i was expecting planet exploration Mass Effect style x1000 not borderlands 2...
xxx_Solid_Snake_xxx  +   561d ago
this is a playstation Fanboys site
pandehz  +   561d ago
Shhh...when in rome....
Nightcyberspud  +   561d ago
One thing I didn't like was the fact that weapons and stats from the single player/coop carry over to competitive multiplayer. This seems to guarantee that multiplayer will be imbalanced.
Clover904  +   561d ago
Destiny seems like a beefed up Halo.
Nightcyberspud  +   561d ago
To me it felt like a more serious Borderlands but Borderlands also copied a lot of its mechanics from other games including Halo and Diablo. In this way I agree with you. rally who cares which is better. They'll both be awesome!
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FITgamer  +   561d ago
Probably should hold off until the full game actually releases to say you think one is better than the other.
Nightcyberspud  +   561d ago
Who cares if one or the other is better. Both will be better than half the other games coming out this holiday.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   561d ago
Number 5 you can play as a female.

You can play as a female in Halo. Not the main story but every where else.

Besides Chief is a real character (kinda of bland one) but a character at that he has a name. Those 3 guardians are virtually nameless because EVERYONE matters in Destiny there are no real supporting cast like in the halo series or at least not the ones that make you care.

Is Ghost the next Cortana umm

I like Destiny allot and its most likely day one but Destiny and Halo are two different games that just so happen to be made by the same developer, that's it.
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the_hitman3000  +   561d ago
I haven't played halo online and the last campaign I played was halo 2. For the people that have played halo and destiny online do they feel a lot alike or not.

I loved the beta, I'm hoping this game works out great.
Pinkdolphinyfg  +   561d ago
PvP wise they feel alike with Destiny going a couple steps backwards as far as balance, map design, weapons, and gameplay stategy. I could write a WALL of text going into detail vut it would be too much for me but those were the basic things that stood out to me.
There both shit.
tigertron  +   561d ago
Like your grammar.
Must be shit then.
funkybudda  +   561d ago
It's better than Halo because it's not exclusive to Xbox any more.
Skankinruby  +   561d ago
The fact that its not exclusive to Xbox is why fanboys are trying so desperately to downplay destiny
Macdaddy71  +   561d ago
One n only One reason it better then Halo is that it's not a Exclusive game, like Funky said n that's the only way it's better..
N I'm not a Halo fan at all,
Specter229  +   561d ago
Seriously? Not a Halo fan? Never would of guessed.
Pinkdolphinyfg  +   561d ago
The PvP sucked alot and felt like a step down even from Halo 4's multiplayer which wasn't all that great either. I just really wished that there was going to be more than one area per planet because the missions with a fireteam is the games saving grace but that looks like it's going to be short lived with the lack of content. Mind you in the beta i was a lvl 8 Hunter with 161 defense 96% Dicipline 30% strength 62 attack scout rifle, 62 attack blue razor thingy copperhead shotty from the moon mission , 62 attack rocket launcher with legendary cloak, Emblem, and both armors (had to be lvl 20 to equip) from the Iron Banner which i ranked to level 3 btw. I still wasn't all that impressed.
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gamer1138  +   561d ago
Next up! Five Ways Destiny is worse than Halo.

Seriously. Do we have to have crap like this. Halo is Halo. Destiny is not Halo. Destiny is Destiny and does it's own thing. Can't we just be happy with that?
greenyboi  +   561d ago
I prefer halo because of the story and the NPC's you get attached to. Only time will tell if destiny will have a good story and emotional connections with characters
the beta got me interested
A7XEric  +   561d ago
This really isn't so much things that Destiny does better than Halo, but moreso things that Destiny does that Halo doesn't and honestly it's subjective if that's even a good thing.

I'd argue the core Halo combat experience is still much more solid and refined than Destiny, but Destiny definitely has a deeper means of tweaking your experience than Halo does.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   561d ago
Which Halo? The old ones or the new one LOL?
scott1234678  +   561d ago
There two complete different games!!
EData  +   561d ago
I really liked all the Halo games, but I also have enjoyed Destiny so far. I think I will wait until the full game is out until I really judge how I feel.
LAWSON72  +   561d ago
1. Halo is not an RPG, so I sure hope is has better RPG elements.

2. I have no clue how being a dungeon crawler makes it better than Halo. This part pretty much says it has loot and grinding for weapons I sure hope that aspect is better than it in Halo

3. Halo is not an open world game so...

4. Halo has tons of great guns that are all balanced and predictable in how they work. They are refined and we'll crafted. More does not mean better especially when you are an arena style shooter. Having 80 different auto rifles would just be absurd in Halo.

5. Halo SP is about a guy named Master Chief and only playing as him is not a flaw also Halo Reach, 3 and 4 allow you to be female not sure about 2.

By this logic Borderlands and Diablo are the god of the video game industry. You are clearly ignorant to Halo and your points are absurd

Halo is not an RPG but it is a superb arena shooter.

Halo is not a dungeon crawler but it has some of the most well designed and well paced campaigns in the FPS genre.

Halo games have arguably some of the most engaging music and going through the campaign is like going on a journey rather than exploring a world. It is not immersive in the same way as an open world game with exploration but it is certainly delivers an experience on par.
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Torgul  +   561d ago
What s next? 5 ways apples are better than oranges? I generaly hate all the articles starting with "5 ways".
I will play mcc/halo5 And destiny. I know that I will enjoy both.
Reek  +   561d ago
Destiny will be better than 343's Halos,'nuff said.
Jilokle  +   561d ago
I have been playing video games since the Atari era and I really like the FPS genre. I had the chance to play Halo 1, Halo 3 and Halo Reach. Halo 1 was a very good FPS, wich it's best achivement was to bring the online competitive multiplayer to consoles. Halo 3 was ok, didn't like so much, but it was the most over hyped game of all time. Much more than Destiny (and many other games. People have a tendency to forget very soon), that game was virtually everywhere. For me Halo Reach was the best of the series, great story.

In my opinion, Halo its a great franchise but it's not like the second coming of Jesus (or the epitome of FPS as our friend Lifeisgamesok said many coments above) like Microsoft and many of the xbox fanboys are trying to sell.

On the other hand, Destiny is a new IP which have some similarities with Halo but the RPG elements, the ability to play 3 players Co-op (4 players should have been perfect), the big bosses fights and the exploration makes Destiny one of the best FPS that I have played in a long time. And, pluss, you have the competitive multiplayer. Remember, this is only a Beta and a lot of things need to be polished and/or corrected. Its just a glimpse of what I think is going to be one of the greatest games of all time.

Finally, as a gamer, I don't get why this game is getting all the hate from other fellow gamers. I know that Destiny its not going to suit to everyone, but come on, its not that bad. Maybe if Bungie make it exclusive to Xbox the history would be different.
TheRedButterfly  +   561d ago
Halo > Destiny
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