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.

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700p1115d ago

I dont think anything could top watchdogs.

Anthotis1115d ago

Definitely well said.

I'll always regret wasting money on Watch Dogs.

Azmatik1114d ago

I vote titanfall the biggest flop/disappointment hype train for this year.

ForgivenZombie1114d ago

Titanfall and Watch Dogs are neck and neck, imo.

harrisk9541114d ago

Infamous? A disappointment? I know that it's your opinion, but that's just silly!

XBLSkull1114d ago (Edited 1114d 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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SCW19821115d ago

Agreed. I really wish Ubisoft would get rid of that IP and go back to what really matters. THE PRINCE!

HammadTheBeast1114d ago

I wish they'd make a sidescrolling Prince of Persia completely loaded with graphics and gameplay.

NarooN1114d ago

Dude...Prince of Persia on PS2/Xbox/GC were just amazing. So much fun to play.

FanboyKilla1114d 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.

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JonnyBigBoss1115d ago

Not to me. Watch Dogs was awesome. Destiny, unless something drastic changes before release, is going to bore me.

Brix901115d ago

You bore shh grown men are

vishmarx1115d ago (Edited 1115d 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

joab7771115d 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.

DigitalHope1114d ago

So is hating Destiny the new cool thing to do? I'd rather be lame and enjoy one hell of a game.

UnHoly_One1114d 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.

extermin8or1114d 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.

NarooN1114d ago


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.

bloodybutcher1114d 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.

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ITPython1115d ago (Edited 1115d ago )

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.

mixolydian_id1115d 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 1114d ago

Agreed. Advice for developers: Ignore these articles.

Mutant-Spud1114d 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.

1nsaint1114d ago

Warms my heart knowing all of you are looking forward to my birthday :)

N4Flamers1114d 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.

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showtimefolks1115d 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

this is how i thought of Destiny

from the beta: this is what i actually got,

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

Destiny is basically halo without master chief

BiggerBoss1115d 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

InTheLab1114d ago


Dude the MP is EXACTLY like Halo except that ADS is more prominent.

Dark_Overlord1114d 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.

Skizelli1114d 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.