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Submitted by Trovalli 367d ago | opinion piece

Why Destiny Will be the Biggest Disappointment of 2014

Matt Trovalli of Gamers Heroes writes:

Like many others, I was fortunate enough to get into the Destiny beta test last week. I have been hyped on Destiny for a very long time and have followed all of the development but after the public beta. However, I was extremely disappointed. Destiny was not the “game of the future” like the hype would have suggested. In this case, hype got players hopes way too high. There are a few fundamental issues with Destiny that are too big to fix this late in the development process. Issues so big, they could definitely be a turn off. Here’s why I didn’t enjoy Destiny. (Destiny, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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700p  +   367d ago | Well said
I dont think anything could top watchdogs.
JohnnyHurricane  +   367d ago
Oh snap.
Anthotis  +   366d ago
Definitely well said.

I'll always regret wasting money on Watch Dogs.
Azmatik  +   366d ago
I vote titanfall the biggest flop/disappointment hype train for this year.
ForgivenZombie  +   366d ago
Titanfall and Watch Dogs are neck and neck, imo.
mrpsychoticstalker  +   366d ago
Nothing beats Infamous. FACT!
harrisk954  +   366d ago
Infamous? A disappointment? I know that it's your opinion, but that's just silly!
XBLSkull  +   366d ago
Personally for me it's the Last of Us remaster. It hasn't lived up to the hype and mass of GotY awards. It's not a BioShock that is for sure. Apparently it's just me though.

Watchdogs for sure, but Bungie definitely has not created a Halo caliber game with Destiny. But since it releases in September it'll be a great game to tie us over for a couple months till the mass of fall games descend upon us. That is for those of us who aren't tied up in some good ol' Diablo 3.
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SCW1982  +   367d ago
Agreed. I really wish Ubisoft would get rid of that IP and go back to what really matters. THE PRINCE!
the_mack_attack3  +   367d ago
If only....
HammadTheBeast  +   366d ago
I wish they'd make a sidescrolling Prince of Persia completely loaded with graphics and gameplay.
NarooN  +   366d ago
Dude...Prince of Persia on PS2/Xbox/GC were just amazing. So much fun to play.
FanboyKilla  +   366d ago
lol all ps comments that are positive get agrees negative disagrees. you all are pathetic. it would definitely be any one from sony exclusive line up. kill zone, knack. lol ill play watch dogs before those. lol you guys are funny. xbox go to titanfall.
souga_houjou_jin  +   366d ago
beyond good and evil 2 ....
JonnyBigBoss  +   366d ago
Not to me. Watch Dogs was awesome. Destiny, unless something drastic changes before release, is going to bore me.
Brix90  +   366d ago
You bore me....now shh grown men are talking...lol
vishmarx  +   366d ago
the lack of content has really disappointed me,i wasnt in it for the pvp and think im gonna wait till a special edition with a few expansions comes out
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joab777  +   366d ago
Destiny will not disappoint. Once policy level cap and reach endgame, the addiction will kick really kick in...and political will b hooked...guaranteed.
PassiveAttack  +   366d ago
So is hating Destiny the new cool thing to do? I'd rather be lame and enjoy one hell of a game.
UnHoly_One  +   366d ago
Passive, it's always cool to hate big games.

It was cool to hate Titanfall, it was cool to hate Watch Dogs, now it's cool to hate Destiny.

I'm personally kickin it old school and hating The Last of Us.
extermin8or  +   366d ago
No one hated on the last of us save for some fanboys that couldn't play it. Because it was the underdog a 1st party, new IP releasing in the final 6 months of a consoles life. It was expected to sell well and review ok but people did't quite expect it todo aswell as it did.
NarooN  +   366d ago
@Passive

Just because people "hate" on a game doesn't mean they're doing it just to be cool, like UnHoly seems to be doing, which is nothing more than just being a hipster. At least people here have listed legitimate reasons as to *why* they're hating on said games.

It's a *fact* that Destiny is already immensely over-hyped, just like Titanfall and Watch_Dogs were. Both of those games didn't live up to the (admittedly impossible) levels of hype the idiotic drones heaped upon them, and neither will Destiny. Now whether or not one thinks Destiny will be good or not...that's a personal problem for the individual, one I won't comment on.
bloodybutcher  +   365d ago
Yeah, i preordered destiny, got the beta, played it and cancelled my preorder...hehe, bit ironic, is it not? It was fun for about two days, that's it. DCUO is more fun for me.
ITPython  +   366d ago | Well said
I actually had a ton of fun in the Destiny beta, and within that week I easily put in over 40 hours of gameplay (even with such limited content available).

I can't wait for Sept 9th when all the worlds are unlocked as well as all the levels, weapons and other upgradable things. Not to mention I only tried the Warlock, so I still have two other classes to explore and level up as well.

As long there is a heavy player presence in Destiny (nobody wants a ghost town when going into social areas) the game is going to be massively successful and popular. Personally I love the grinding aspect of it, I love leveling up, getting new stuff unlocking new powers etc etc. It gives me a really good reason to play aside from the gameplay itself.

Back in the beta as I loaded up the game I always thought to myself "So what do I want to accomplish/upgrade/do today?" and I LOVE that aspect of it.

Oh and I actually really enjoy Watch Dogs, aside from the sub-par graphics it is quite fun.
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mixolydian_id  +   366d ago
Halo reach was their last game

The levelling up/upgrading style of play is way more rewarding then simply gaining credits and buying a new helmet.
Akarogg  +   366d ago
Agreed. Advice for developers: Ignore these articles.
Mutant-Spud  +   366d ago
I played a lot of Defiance with the sound turned off and music playing through the headset, if I have the money to buy Destiny it'll be the same. The leveling,trying different character builds and the loot are the point of these games for me, I don't care about the story or social elements.
1nsaint  +   366d ago
Warms my heart knowing all of you are looking forward to my birthday :)
N4Flamers  +   366d ago
This article is the reason they should not let idiots into the beta. His complaints about the game can be null and void with the release.

First he complains about the spider tank being a repetitive fight. He says that all you do is shoot it for 30 minutes. Well thats your problem. Youre supposed to take out the legs to expose the neck, you can also shoot off the machine gun. It's 8 minutes tops if you pay attention (look for critical damage)

He complains about the classes being the same yet corrects himself and says they have different abilities. What is he complaining about then? I played all three to level 8 and prefer the warlock. He relies on grenades and having a low cool down. I mean this article will be pointless once the game is out.

Im not saying I believe destiny is perfect. Here's an actual problem that could be upsetting. Raids have no matchmaking and there are no in game guilds. That leaves you with the option of going online somewhere to get a group of 5 other people to play online at the same time for a few hours.
showtimefolks  +   366d ago
destiny Beta bored me, i am still gonna wait for final release. But destiny isn't gonna live up to my personal hype

mass effect
halo
borderlands

this is how i thought of Destiny

from the beta: this is what i actually got,

Halo
not any affects like mass effect(no pun intended)
and some minor mixtures of borderlands

Destiny is basically halo without master chief
BiggerBoss  +   366d ago
Did you even play Destiny?? Or halo for that matter? They really don't play that much alike. Especially the multiplayer pvp in Destiny is NOTHING like Halos mp
InTheLab  +   366d ago
@BiggerBoss

Dude the MP is EXACTLY like Halo except that ADS is more prominent.
Dark_Overlord  +   366d ago
TBH that's what I thought, the game seems to similar to Halo in how it feels and plays (I didn't say content). To me this feels like where Bungie wanted to take Halo but couldn't.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's a bad game just it isn't for me.
Skizelli  +   366d ago
My initial thought was Halo + Borderlands as well, but Halo's gunplay is actually better and Borderlands has a bigger variety of randomly generated weapons. Granted, I only played the Alpha.

That all being said, I'm still looking forward to it.
millgate1  +   366d ago
@Biggerboss

Ehh....if you were to compare one thing in Destiny to Halo, it would be the PvP. Extremely similar.
GoGoGadge7  +   366d ago
i Know you are are hoking. and ive had one too many and just back from the villag.e... but thats the funniest shit ive'e ever read. shit. its 3:30am... dammit.

nice.
Hardcore_gamerxbox  +   366d ago
Watch dog is so much better than boring destiny
That-Guy  +   366d ago
Try harder.
Neo Nugget  +   366d ago
Different strokes, bro.

I personally didn't like Destiny and enjoyed Watch Dogs, but everyone likes different things.
listenkids  +   366d ago
r/circlejerk
Vladplaya  +   366d ago
Truth.
troylazlow  +   366d ago
I tried the Beta, didn't do anything for me.

I may also be in the minority, but I'm glad I was able to play it before spending money on it. Open Betas will either make it or break it for a game these days. Some of my friends loved it, but to me it was disappointing.
diehardmetallicafan  +   366d ago
totally agree. i think ill be cancelling my pr-order after playing the beta. it was not that impressive at all to me. maps and enemies were repetitive, loot was scarce and the missions and story sucked. ah well, now i only have to pay off my pre order of the order 1886 for now.
Major_Glitch  +   366d ago
@700p Agreed! Watch Dogs was a horrible disappointment. Just traded it in for TLOU Remastered.
OT: Looking forward to Destiny! I'm pretty sure it won't live up to all the hype, but I still believe the game will be great fun. Had a blast in the beta.
TheXgamerLive  +   366d ago
Its definately a dissapointment bc it was made to play on last gen.consoles so your looking at a game thats technically already old. Halo 5 will be the game that Destiny hoped to be HOWEVER:) Destiny will still be fun bc its a bungie game and a last gen Halo w/a slight modification.
If made for this gen Xbox One & PS4 only, then we'd of seen a different more open Destiny:)
Baccra17  +   366d ago
I though Titan Fall had that wrapped up but I guess you're right.
derkasan  +   366d ago
I'm with you on that one. It's becoming harder and harder to find a game, so I know we're not the only ones who feel this way.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   366d ago
i loved watch dogs... probably one of the best next gen games so far. and actually felt like a next gen game.
thunderbear  +   366d ago
I don't feel it felt like a next/current-gen game. AC Unity looks like a proper next/current-gen game, so does Batman Arkham Knight, COD Advanced Warfare, Driveclub, Dragon Age, Witcher 3 and The Order. Infamous Second Son didn't play like a current-gen game but it was gorgeous and enjoyable -- way better looking than WD. WD felt like a last-gen PC game (like a multiplatform last-gen game but played with PC bells and whistles, example Tomb Raider). I enjoyed it, but it wasn't a true current-gen game.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   366d ago
I guess i should clarify. The visuals, i understand your point. There however, has never been an open world game like that where you can interact with your environment on that level. It was like GTA on speed. freaking awesome. all of the games you listed have not come out yet, and are only impressive VISUALLY. I said, "felt like a next gen game". big difference.
thunderbear  +   366d ago
Watch Dogs was fun. I enjoyed it quite a bit. It wasn't a "10" but not every game can be. It wasn't a disappointment to me because I don't form high expectations unless I've played a game.

Destiny beta was great fun and I'm really looking forward to playing through the campaign and public events. Don't get all the hate on this particular site.
PR0X1  +   366d ago
You are disappointed that Titanfall did not come to PS4 that is all. If it was exclusive the the PS4 you all would have circle jerked how it's the best game ever made.
VegasDawg  +   366d ago
What about that 10 hour game that only lasted a weekend, Infamous? Oh that's right this is a Sony fanBOY sight. Even though Sony ripped you off it was a feel good rip off because they can do no wrong.
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C-H-E-F  +   366d ago
I say...
#1 Titanfall
#2 Watch Dogs
#3 Destiny

2 of the three games buzz lasted for a new york minute upon release, with Destiny's gameplay and story I don't see it lasting any longer either. The game just looks Great IMO.
3-4-5  +   365d ago
Yea Watchdogs already earned that.

Some might say Titanfall as well, but that game actually turned out kind of ok.

Watchdogs was beyond generic.
gangsta_red  +   367d ago | Well said
I think Destiny will be a huge disappointment. A lot of people are putting a lot on this game for no reason at all. the beta was lackluster and that is a good indication the game will too.

Also the whole PvP has the same number of teams Titanfall did. Which if I am not mistaken set this and other websites on mad fuel fire. And yet this game gets a pass?
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admiralvic  +   367d ago
"Also the whole PvP has the same number of teams Titanfall did. Which if I am not mistaken set this and other websites on mad fuel fire. And yet this game gets a pass?"

For one thing, TItanfall doesn't have single player and is completely dependent on strong pvp to sell (unlike Destiny). Titanfall also had a lot of bots and worthless things going on in the background, which some people mistook for larger numbers than were actually available and thus problems came into play. Especially since I would be willing to bet a large number of people would gladly trade the bots 4+ more human players.
Spurg  +   367d ago
I've had this discussion too many times...it was a design decision which allowed the game to be more balanced and allow the player to call in their titan any time they want.
Evilsnuggle  +   367d ago
First off i have been hating on destiny for long time saying its going to flop hard . But i played the beta and i surprising liked destiny and i dislike first person shooters I like third person perspective personally . I played one game of PVP and I hated it but liked the co op play and community online muiltplayer of destiny i hope that the division takes the same approach a living online muiltplayer feel . I think word of mouth and positive press and news could help sales wise for destiny .
SolidGear3  +   366d ago
But Titanfall has no real story or progression like Destiny. Titanfall is essentiallyjust like a $15 downloadable multiplayer game with no story substance.
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ErcsYou  +   367d ago
Nobody really cared about 6 vs 6 but everybody cared about hating on Titanfall.

I thought the beta was awesome and I am very excited for Sept 9.. Good bye diabolo 3, hello Destiny..
Dirtnapstor  +   367d ago
Don't know about a goodbye to D3, but hello Destiny is definitely in order! I liked it, looked good and played well, so it'll only get better upon release. People confuse betas as full fledged demos. It's the mystery of ignorance I guess.
InTheLab  +   366d ago
Then you weren't paying attention. 6v6 would be perfect for pilot on pilot like everyone wanted but no.

Everyone hated the lack of content. Few modes, weapons, titans, and filled with bots.

People hated the amount of unjustified hype. People hated how certain sites were calling that game the second coming when all it was was a decent overpriced mp only shooter.
Spurg  +   367d ago
The beta gave a very brief taste of what you can expect from the game.

About the Pvp...Although I would love more players, 6v6 is ideal for Titanfall. Similar to how Halo is best play in 4v4 team slayer. Destiny will work best as a 6v6, its similar to team slayer.
LAWSON72  +   367d ago
"Halo is best play in 4v4 team slayer"

Just no.
Yes 4v4 is ideal for true competitive Halo gaming, however Team Slayer is far from the best competitive playlist. Real teams play objectives. Halo is great for many reasons online. The game offers the more lenient 8v8 BTB which is just a blast at times and most custom gametypes are best with a whole game full of people.

The ideal Halo playlist is nothing because the variety in the game offers plenty superb gametypes and player counts that each have there own reason for playing them. Many games could learn a thing or two from Halo especially when it offers much more than a game that is literally only MP.

I have friends that would call BTB, action sack, team objective, and Team SWAT the best playlists, and that is because the game is variety at its finest and allows you to pick what playlist makes Halo fun for you
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1nsaint  +   366d ago
agreed lawson, halo 3 custom games was amazing, definitely the most fun i had in a game ever.
creating your own map and own mini games and playing on it with 15 friends was tons of fun.

Big team was also great (especially Big Team Heavy) and i hope to see it return along with Free for All
Hellsvacancy  +   367d ago
I've complained about 6vs6, no double standards here
marioJP87  +   367d ago
Well said! Bubble up!
Darkstares  +   367d ago
I too have concerns for the game as far as enemies go. It looks and plays very slick and polished even for a beta. There's still a lot of unanswered questions about the game so I will take a wait and see approach first.
DLConspiracy  +   367d ago
That's so true. I don't want to doom the game but there is a lot of blind loyalty behind the game that seems to be pointing the very same direction. I still play Titanfall though despite all the hatred it received from opposing people. Too bad cause its got great mechanics. Destiny feels like it should be endless and huge and now we sort of know where the edges are. Sort of takes the wildly hopeful expectations and curbs them.

My concern in a nutshell..

http://i754.photobucket.com...
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Sevir  +   366d ago
Blind? 4.6 million played the beta and 90% of the people that played it loved it. There's a vocal minority that's bashing it because they think what the played is all that's left to the game. To that I laugh. It's ok if you don't care for it, but I think anyone bashing it after playing 10% with a low level cap is plain out silly

Destiny is gonna surprise many.
DLConspiracy  +   366d ago
@Sevir

I know its OK if I don't like it, I never said that I did though.. Nor did I think I was bashing it. Just explaining a concern.

I don't see how you can call me out saying I am bashing it after only playing 10% of the game and then follow it up with "destiny is gonna surprise many" after you yourself only played 10% of the game. Seems kind of like the same thing to me just opposite sides of the spectrum.

Edit. I hope that it surprises us all, but I think it's fine to be skeptical so we don't cross over into hope/unmet expectations.
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Palitera  +   366d ago
I bet reality will be a b**** when Sevir finally play the game he is dreaming about. lol Talk about annoying delusional zealot...
Mr-Dude  +   366d ago
@Sevir

Well said... Let people bash it, I don't care. Coming September I will enjoy Destiny even with the "minimum amount of planets and level-cap". These days, gamers have to complain ABOUT everything. But I bet that most of the bashers here will buy Destiny..
Letthewookiewin  +   367d ago
Don't care about the MP but it's cool it's there. It's a Bungie thing. I paid 60$ for this game I will with out a doubt get 30 hrs out of it and I think that's being extremely modest and that's worth it to me. If not, oh well I've spent 60$ on a lot worse games, it wouldn't be the first time I got burned. But that's the risk we take with any hobby pretty much.
Tru_Ray  +   366d ago
Agreed. I played a bit of the beta. I found it to be pretty solid overall. I wasn't blown away by it, but I have literally played everything on the PS4 that is worth playing already.

Right now I am chomping at the bit for new next-gen experiences. This game is going to sell 8.5 million games easily, given that there is little competition out there.

Tru_
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objdadon  +   367d ago
Excuse me, Titanfall has bots! Lol it was fun for a while but bots make it uncompetitive!
ic3fir3  +   366d ago
Not bots to replace players, they do not make anything like a player, is LoL and Dota style, only for farm, and support
BiggerBoss  +   367d ago
I'm actually really excited for this game. Sure the one destination per planet thing disappointed me a little, but not enough to not enjoy the game. And I was unsure about 6v6 (didn't play titanfall) but after playing I'm glad they went that route. Of course this is all my opinion, but as someone who spent almost 60 hours on the beta, I can't wait till September 9th
vickers500  +   366d ago
Well everyone has a right to their opinion, but I couldn't disagree with you more. I had more fun with the Destiny alpha than I had with Killzone Shadowfall, Infamous Second Son (platinum'd SS)and Assassin's Creed 4 combined, and that was just the alpha. And once the full game comes out, I'll probably add BF4 to that long list of disappointing games that weren't as fun as Destiny.
MysticStrummer  +   366d ago
"the whole PvP has the same number of teams Titanfall did. Which if I am not mistaken set this and other websites on mad fuel fire. And yet this game gets a pass?"

It's not the same thing. 6v6 competitive multiplayer is all there is to TF. With Destiny it's just another game mode. I want to play Destiny, but the competitive multi will definitely get the least of my time by far.
thunderbear  +   366d ago
Titanfall = MP only with one vehicle type (Titan).
Destiny = MP with multiple vehicle types, Co-op, SP, seamless PVE (Public Events), Scavenger side missions, space combat etc, character customization, meaningful leveling up of armor, weapons and more.

Original post by Gangsta_red = fail.
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1nsaint  +   366d ago
there wont be space combat :(

http://destinynews.net/no-m...
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ThatOneGuyThere  +   366d ago
i havent had this much fun in a co-op shooter in a really really long time. Playing alone? yeah, rather play borderlands. Playing with friends? Destiny takes the cake.
shallowpoint  +   367d ago
Huh?!?
marioJP87  +   367d ago
I also believe it'll be the biggest disappointments too. Mainly because it is being touted as one of the best games of all times by idiots.
cr33ping_death  +   367d ago
First time I ever hear of this site.
Neixus  +   366d ago
Just because it's an unknown site doesn't mean their point is not valid.

I'll get destiny down the road, but there is set dangerously high expectations, so it's almost bound to cause dissapointment for some people.

Look at The Last of Us, that got all the hype, yet still a few people didn't like it.(personaly, my favourite game)

People have different tastes you know.
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cr33ping_death  +   366d ago
Small sites tend to come up with bs titles to get hits. Even you said "some" maybe the title should be changed to "disappoint for some? Dont you think?
Palitera  +   367d ago
Between overpromising (groundbreaking Borderlands?) and actual fake promises (meaningful exploration on an open world), yes, no doubt it won't deliver the promises.

The design choices are ridiculous too. Why the tacked on multiplayer instead of something reasonably new? Why not make PvP in the "open world" and opt for a Halo/COD standard overdone dozens of times already?

I'll buy it, but only because 2014 is sucking in great games.
Neixus  +   366d ago
sucking in great games?
Have you seen all games that releases in october and onward?
Funantic1  +   367d ago
Yes Destiny will the biggest disappointment of 2014. I know dozens of people who canceled their preorders after the beta. Watchdogs will be #2 tho.
starchild  +   366d ago
I enjoyed Watch Dogs a lot. Many people did. A vocal minority of haters on the internet doesn't change that.

I didn't play the beta of Destiny so I can't say for sure, but I definitely don't trust the opinions of overly negative hatemongers like you.
Neixus  +   366d ago
Okay, I respect that you like Watch Dogs, but stop calling people who didn't like it ''haters'' It's just plain stupid. It was a huge dissapointment for alot of people, but i'm glad that you were able to ignore it's issues, more fun for you :)
ThatOneGuyThere  +   366d ago
i agree with you entirely. people were hellbent on hating that game ever since "downgrade-gate". The game still looked great, and played unlike anything before it.
Kal-V3  +   367d ago
More clickbait trash from yet another nameless bargain basement "gaming site". I'm seriously considering not coming to N4G anymore. People just hate gaming and think they are so cool by hating a game when ALOT of people clearly like it. It's sad really.
Sevir  +   366d ago
Amen! Lol. This is gaming in the social era, where the vocal minority makes the most noise even the the quiet majority loves the game.
Kal-V3  +   366d ago
Amen to that. :)
starchild  +   366d ago
Completely agree with both of you.
CaptainCamper  +   366d ago
Oh look. Another individual that assumes a website is fishing for clicks purely because it disagrees with the majority.

News flash mate, we don't all have to bow to the latest big title purely because that's what we're told to do.

FYI, GH has been around 4 years and attracted 20 million people. Granted IGN gets more than that in a few days but bargain basement? Care to share something you've done that 100,000 people have enjoyed? :D

It is the N4G community that make certain article types and topics hit the front page. Is it our fault that they snap up this article and ignore dozens of others?

Oh, and if you really want to pass blame on Clickbait, please do take a look at the front 5 articles each day and look at the websites there ;)
tommygunzII  +   366d ago
Well said :)
360ICE  +   366d ago
Jesus Christ, just don't click on the article (or, yes, leave N4G). It's only clickbait if everyone pically click it.

I really liked the Destiny beta. I also thought Watch Dogs would be kind of mediocre to begin with, so I guess reasonable expectations have saved me a lot of disappointments.
Mr-Dude  +   366d ago
Agreed (with Sevir)

If you don't like the game it's fine, its your choice to buy it or don't. But don't force YOUR opinion here in these countless hate and bash articles like a Jehova witness
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ShowGun901  +   366d ago
sales will be the be-all-end-all, and all the haters will have another +10mil (by years end) selling game to hate on instead of COD... This game will do VERY well, the only thing keeping Halo from outselling COD was it being a exclusive vs COD being multi-plat.

Me, my nephew, and 4 other friends all played the destiny beta, (all loved it btw) and felt like we had no direction after the beta ended. the day until TLOU came out was one of the longest of my life LOL! cant wait till the 9th, so i can hop back on!
shammgod  +   367d ago
Oh it's gamersheroes.com. Same site that brought you "why my life sucks in 2014" and "I hate puppies". Not a very positive outlook on life from these guys.
CaptainCamper  +   366d ago
I'm not the author of this article but I am one of the co-founders of GH.

I'm actually surprised at how many people have given Destiny such a positive response. Although it was only the beta, they haven't introduced a single element that has not already been done many times before.

I think the game will be a success purely because a large number of console gamers have yet to be introduced to the MMO-esque style but for those a bit longer in the MMO tooth, been there, done that.
thejigisup  +   366d ago
Doesn't have to have elements that other games do not have. From playing the alpha and the beta I'm glad that I'm getting mechanics that feel familiar, I'm getting to satisfy the craving of a new game, a fps and a mmorpg at the same time. The game feels solid and anyone worth their salt as an avid gamer would know to never judge a game on its story based on a beta. Bungie was so kind to give us that much to work with, they really went above and beyond with presenting something to their fans and those that were curious. eve online beta, bf3/4 beta, gold wars beta, were super buggy, small in scale and definitely weren't as polished. When you say been there, done that. I feel the same way, there is just a sense of cohesion when playing destiny that ties everything together. Even the boss battles were art first long and boring but once a system was established my friends and I got our run times down and it added a lot to the game.
ShowGun901  +   366d ago
the problem is people thinking they took an MMORPG and added a FPS perspective. they took an FPS and added MMO "elements". They never said it would compete with WoW or FFXIV on the amount of content presented. Everybody jumped the gun on that one, and now they're "dissappointed".

If you class it as a FPS, (which it ABSOLUTELY is!) it has head-and-shoulders more content than the best FPS's out there. CoD, BF and almost every other FPS today have 10 hour campaigns! No progression! No co-op throughout SP! No classes in SP! Possibly no SP at all!

Bungie makes FPSs... not MMORPGs. I expected a FPS with the pedigree of Halo, with RPG elements added for depth, and a killer MP.

I was not dissappointed! looking forward to 9/9!
Mr-Dude  +   366d ago
@CaptianCamper

So... Everytime a game comes out, it has to be fresh and new? Man... Let people just enjoy what they like! You are the co-founder of a GAME-website! Games are entertaintment, we get it that you don't like Destiny. Do like Battlefield? Call Of Duty? AC? etc? Yes? Did you bash those games also? I wonder what games you actually like than... And promote

Not every game that comes out has to break ground. Games are for our pleasure :-)
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CaptainCamper  +   366d ago
@Mr-Dude

I'm not dogging on people that like the game mate. To each their own. I don't care if I consider the game to be the worse release in a decade, if thousands (and potentially millions) enjoy the game and get their moneys worth, fantastic.

At the end of the day, it's about an individuals taste and preference. We do not pressure our writers in any way shape or form, they are free to write any articles they wish. Our one and only policy/restriction is that the article be written from an honest perspective without external influence. I can say with my hand on my heart that Matt is 100% genuine in this article.

In this particular scenario, the author felt Destiny fell short of his expectations and he wanted to share that with the world. What bothers me is that the article then gets attention from hundreds defending the game and attacking the authors opinion. Ideally I would have liked to see some people discussing why they also feel the game fell short of expectations. That would create conversation and debate, as opposed to the rather mundane I HATE YOU, NOOB SITE stuff we're seeing now :D

I personally do not expect to enjoy Destiny at release but that doesn't mean I will flame or insult those that do. I don't care if someone hates me and loves the game, as long as they're having fun - that's the point right? :D

We can't promise everyone will like what we say but we will always stick to the most honest approach to gaming "journalism" possible :D
iceman06  +   366d ago
But, you kind of just described how it's possibly doing something new. By taking the MMO-like stance and combining that with FPS mechanics, and bringing that to the console audience that really hasn't had that experience...especially with a huge budget, they are bringing something new to those people.
I have no issue with people who choose to like or dislike a game. That is a subjective thing in and of itself. But you can't deny that by taking a title like that (with a definitive statement of WILL BE) you didn't know it would ruffle some feathers.
Spotie  +   366d ago
A game doesn't have to introduce anything new to be good or even great. It just needs to do a good job at what it sets out to do.

If a game has good execution, then you only have yourself to blame for being disappointed. Just like if you buy into the hype, it's only your fault; don't blame the game or the devs.

People have an overwhelmingly positive response to Destiny because it does what it attempts to do very well, at least as far as the beta. And whatever shortcomings there are wind up tempered by the knowledge that IT'S A BETA.

I feel like the people with opinions like the writer you're defending are just looking for reasons to start something.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   366d ago
I think what you're missing is that it has the game play of halo, and the RPG-ness of WoW. its a PERFECT combination when played with friends and guildies. It will be massively fun. I think the only people who will be disappointed are:

1. Gaming hipsters who cant enjoy anything with hype.
2. People who play alone or with gaming hipsters.
3. People who were hoping the PvP was going to be ground breaking.
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Rimeskeem  +   367d ago
I was never really hyped for it and am still not. But im getting it and not expecting a lot from it. I feel that is the way to enjoy a game.
Rask  +   367d ago
I don't understand why so many people want Destiny to fail, the game looks amazing, and it's made by one of the best studios that exist.
NiteX  +   367d ago
Because it's cool to hate on the most currently hyped game. This has been around for ages now.
Mr-Dude  +   366d ago
@NiteX

Agreed... And in the end. The haters are the first in line
CaptainCamper  +   366d ago
Why does a negative opinion of a game cause you to assume the author wants it to fail.

I did not enjoy the beta anywhere near as much as I expected. I found the mechanics to be repetitive and the game to be rather dull in most places.

However, I would be delighted if Destiny was a huge success and enjoyed by thousands, because that's a good/nice thing.

Nobody ever really wants a game to fail or people to waste their money. I guess sometimes people just choose to take a less than popular opinion as a doom and gloom post :D
ITPython  +   366d ago
I believe most of the hate is from sour Xbox players ticked off at their god Bungie for going multiplat and also giving the Sony console more attention.

Goto any big PS gaming forum/site and you will find that the overwhelming majority of the players really enjoyed the beta and are getting the game. It's really only places like here that I see so much distaste for Destiny, mainly because the Xbox fanboy community is pretty thick here and they jump all over articles like this to downplay the game.

I for one LOVED the game, as futuristic RPG games are what I like most, such as Mass Effect, Deus Ex etc. And Destiny fits right in with those games, but with the added social bonus.
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ShowGun901  +   366d ago
only IDIOTS want ANY game to fail.

do you like playing videogames? then you should want them to make money, or nobody will make them anymore. Plus dedicated individuals who spend their lives creating them will get to go work on the next Micheal Bay Explosion-gasm.

How about some positivity? Go destiny! Go sunset overdrive! go order:1886!

if people are enjoying themselves, who are we to tell them they're wrong? no tact with some people. Being anonymous online makes people @$$holes!
mopground  +   366d ago
or its people who when buying a new game, get a new game. honestly destiny was a pretty borderlands. Ive already played borderlands 1 and 2 i dont wanna play a third. i mean come on the beta was rinse and repeat and had probably one of the worst boss fights ive played in any game
ceejaa  +   367d ago
Ive played ghosts, killzone, bf4, black flag, thief, madden, ground zeros(though a demo), wolfenstein, warframe, war thunder and watch dogs and destiny beta. Ghosts online was same old bs.thief was terrible. Watch dogs in gta with gadgets didnt even finish. My top three so far were wolfenstein, black flag and destiny beta. Lotta hours in.
Kingdomcome247  +   366d ago
Sorry I double posted.
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Kingdomcome247  +   366d ago
I loved Wolfenstein as well. I'm glad they weren't compelled to tack on a potentially sub-par multiplayer, just for the additional bulletpoint on the back of the case.
typittt69  +   367d ago
No
NiteX  +   367d ago
I loved the beta and never really went into it with super high expectations like some. I mainly wanted it to be more fun than Borderlands was, and it succeeded very much so in doing that for me. For me the only way the game will disappoint in anyway is I will want more of it than it can give.
objdadon  +   367d ago
First time i ever put over 80 hours into a beta! I thought I wouldn't like it because I never liked halo but bungie damn sure proved me wrong! I put in for a two week vacation for the release! Lol!
RustEGearz  +   366d ago
Can't we just enjoy the damn game when it comes out?
Scatpants  +   366d ago
I liked the Beta and I am positive the full game is going to be fun. Will it be something I will be playing for years to come? maybe not. But it will at least be fun for a month or two. I'm going to have too much to play after October to really care at that point.
CorndogBurglar  +   366d ago
I really enjoyed it. I'm excited for it to come out.
BALLARD32  +   366d ago
Watch Dogs will take that crown for me. I enjoyed the beta enough to tell I'll thoroughly enjoy the full game. Bring on the fall lineup.
mt  +   366d ago
it will be around above the average to great game, but it is far from disappointing if you played the beta. I am talking about gameplay-wise. I just hope there are a lot of contents.
r21  +   366d ago
For the author it seems like it sets in stone. Unlike him, Ill be waiting for the full game to find out and from the beta, I dont think I'll be disappointed ;D
lobocob  +   366d ago
Yeah, probably not, sorry
Revengeance  +   366d ago
Yeah no. Try again.
SolidGear3  +   366d ago
I wasn't excited UNTIL I played the beta. Now it's day one on the PS3 for me!
tommygunzII  +   366d ago
Somewhat fun, high quality and great looking. Unfortunately anything that resembles Borderlands in gameplay is a turn-off for me, I'm just afraid it will become super repetitive. Hopefully I'm wrong.
objdadon  +   366d ago
Every game gets repetitive at some point. Why do people always say that? I've never played a game where I didn't repeat something I did before. People say anything they can just to hate.
Sheikah  +   366d ago
I smell flamebait
SharnOfTheDEAD  +   366d ago
Well i'm sure you will all have fun playing Call of Duty instead
HateFueled  +   366d ago
Geeez... as soon as a big, anticipated game is around the corner, the bitching starts. I respect ppl having different opinions. But this kind of journalism feels forced and sour. It's all about the clicks, and cutting down on the big names is a safe way to get attention.

Journalism is flooded with contradictions. I get that Destiny is one of the most hyped games ever, and that comes with great expectations. But why can't those games get the pass because of the otherwise well used statement "Games are all about having fun"? Is it, or isn't it!?

I mean, this article is unfair. It's an FPS. You shoot and avoid enemy attacks. That's what it's all about! But suddenly that is not good enough, which also indicates that every single "good guys vs bad guys" game yet released is just as boring? What the f did you expect?! You want the genre to evolve, I get it. But in which way do you expect that they could change the core of a FPS? We get a big scale, multi alien race, warfare game with good graphics, lots of places to explore and stuff to find and upgrade. Perhaps this has been done before... Even if I can't remeber playing a game just like Destiny. It's a mix of Borderlands and Halo, with som MMORPG elements. Which other game is just that? Or simply put, WHICH GAME IS NOT A MIX OF OTHER GAMES TODAY? Just enjoy the ride and smile! If you don't like the game, that's cool! But don't be ridiculous and naive if you're having fun! Just appreciate the good times! :)
itsactuallyadam  +   366d ago
i really enjoyed the Beta, only played as the Titan because i like being able to use those heavy weapons and tank a bunch.

Thought the PVP was brilliant and i can see myself really getting into it, really enjoyed the PVE too but felt like the exploration missions were uncreative - go to place - kill 10 things - collect 20 things - it didn't enrich the experience at all but it at least gave you something to do.

I suppose the way you have to look at it is, even if you don't enjoy the story, when you play the PVE you'll at least find some new loot and unlock abilities that you can use PVP.

Everyone loves loot.
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