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Submitted by Stig2k 489d ago | opinion piece

Bungie’s Destiny didn’t excite me at first, until I tried the beta

HITC Tech says: "Honestly, I’ve not been too hyped about Destiny. We’ve been reporting on it for some time – new trailers, screenshots, details etc. which all look and sound great – I definitely love the look of Destiny and what we’ve heard of its story, but that’s also how I felt about Bungie’s Halo way back in 2001. I tried Halo: Combat Evolved when it came out, but it just didn’t do it for me. I even bought Halo Reach years later to see if that would draw me in, because for so many people it’s such a great series I thought there must be something in it that would appeal to me - that didn’t work either. So, before I’d even tried Destiny I already had major reservations, simply because it was being developed by Bungie, the same studio that created Halo. Using my past experience with Halo as a wonky measuring stick, I entered Destiny’s beta with much hesitation." (Destiny, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

NeoGamer232  +   489d ago
I've played the beta on both PS4 and X1...

And I am still not excited...

Solid gameplay mechanics but generally generic feel.
TheWackyMan  +   489d ago
But you gotta admit that the soundtrack is godlike.
NeoGamer232  +   489d ago
Bungie has always had great sound in there games!

I will definitely get this game, I am just not pegging it as a 90% Metacritic game. More like low to mid-80's...

Nothing wrong with that (Lot's of good games in that range), just not as excited as I was when I first heard Bungie was charting their own path and going multi-platform.

I thought they were going to take gaming to the next level. What I have played of Destiny is not showing me that.
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miyamoto  +   489d ago
yep, the game beta was lots of fun.
Iceball2000  +   489d ago
I felt the same way! Now I want to get it! It's just something about it that is so rewarding when playing it, and that was just the beta!
Systemshock2  +   489d ago
Same here, everything was meh before and after few hours in the beta i got addicted. Need the fix asap.
KINGOFTHEJUICE-  +   489d ago
Destiny will be THE highlight of this gen. Period.
stripe814  +   489d ago
ok i was a day late from the end of the beta, so it felt im a little on the fence over getting this game..
Iamnemesis4880  +   489d ago
Did not think much of the either till I booted up the beta and it changed my mind.
mrmonk  +   489d ago
Me & 2 of my friends weren't even thinking of getting it but we got a few of beta codes of this site and give it a go all 3 of us enjoyed it so we preordered it,,have to say im looking forward to the full game.
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Sy_Wolf  +   489d ago
Me too actually, now I'm super excited and can't wait for it. Comes out the day before my birthday too :D
Budobear  +   489d ago
Played the beta loads with one of my friends, who had no intention of buying the game. He now really hates it.....but only because he has admitted he now has to buy it on release!
All of the guys I game with have enjoyed it and every time I ask someone on this site who says that it sucks, why it sucks I never get an answer.
Stig2k  +   489d ago
I've yet to see real evidence of why it 'sucks' too.

It's not a ground-breaking game, that's obvious, but it uses elements from other games and genres well.

The story and setting are solid, the soundtrack is on par with a blockbuster movie, and having loot/raid-like content/exploration means you'll want to play more and more to level and define your characters.

It left me wanting more, which is a good sign.
VileAndVicious  +   489d ago
Exactly. I didn't find destiny particularly ground breaking either. To be honest if I had to simplify it, the game is simply halo meets borderlands.

But for some reason that works well and the game is loads of fun. Everything is just so polished. I really didn't expect to see as much hate as I've been seeing in the comments these last few days.
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Mr Marvel  +   489d ago
1. I had no interest in Destiny.

2. I played the Destiny Beta.

3. Pre-ordered Destiny from retailer.
belac09  +   489d ago
the beta made me a believer. day 1

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