3 reasons why Destiny might be the game of the year

Everyone has been anxiously waiting for Destiny and you probably are thinking why? So find out here now.

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1290d ago
iamnsuperman1290d ago

The biggest reason: what else is there? I am not a fan of that type of genre but Density seems the only title in the running for game of the year.

FamilyGuy1289d ago

LittleBigPlanet 3
Project Spark
Fable Legends
Sunset Overdrive
Super Smash Bros. Wii u
There are tons of smaller games or even free to play games that might qualify as well.

Destiny will likely be MY game of the year though.

Has it been established that The Last of Us Remastered and GTA V are not allowed to compete because they originally came out last year?

iamnsuperman1289d ago (Edited 1289d ago )

I definitely don't see Fable, DriveClub, SSB, Project Spark nor LittleBigPlanet 3 getting the title from various reasons such as poor E3 showing to that genre always been overlooked. Also I think it is safe to assume remasters won't get nominated (especially when they have been released last year)

I also don't think Sunset Overdrive will be in the running either similar to how AC Unity won't be. AC might be a good game but it will never be GOTY. The only game I see as a contender is Destiny.

FamilyGuy1289d ago

Well I was just labeling other possibilities, fat-fetched as they may seem we really don't know how great a game will be until it's actually released.

scark921289d ago

LBP3 is already my game of the year :D It is one of my favorite games.

LightDiego1289d ago (Edited 1289d ago )

Just my guess: Dark Souls 2, Mario Kart 8, Shovel Knight, Destiny, Sunset Overdrive, LBP 3 and Super Smash Brothers. New Civilization maybe too?

joab7771289d ago

Maybe TLoU, GTA5, or Dragon Age, but that's it. Destiny will win thought b/c even though we got a taste of the game in beta, the endgame is gonna be epic. It's ability to hook ppl w/ loot, PvP, and endless grinding will definite give it longevity. Add Bungee name and their almost perfect combat and it will be critically acclaimed as well as make a ton of money.

ZodTheRipper1289d ago

There are quite a few good games coming out this year but I feel like Destiny is going to surprise many. Do you really think the full game will be like the Beta, just longer? I for one can't wait to level up to 20+, customize my character and play the endgame content. I'm expecting at least 50 hours of fun from Destiny and I can imagine it offering even more.

Scatpants1289d ago

Don't forget Infamous, although I would pick Destiny over it most likely, it is definitely in the top 5 for this year.

ABizzel11289d ago (Edited 1289d ago )

Many sites already said they won't include TLoU and GTA5 in their GOTY awards, although they might still win for best game on their platform.

That being said Assassins Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, LBP3, Dark Souls 2, Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros., Shovel Knight, and maybe Halo: MCC (although this should be in the same boat as GTA and TLoU IMO), Dragon Age and more are all viable contenders as well.

What Destiny has going for it is that it's "new" and ambitious in scale. It's definitely not my GOTY, but I can see why it could be for others.

FullmetalRoyale1289d ago

Also Far Cry 4. I won't be getting it until down the road, but it most certainly will be a contender.

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Hellsvacancy1289d ago

The Walking Dead Season 2 maybe? to my surprise i'm really enjoying it, probably more than I did the first series, I was VERY sceptical to begin with, I kinda even hated on the game without playing it "no way can I be as good as the original"

I'm not saying it will win goty (again) but it could easily be a contender

Scatpants1289d ago

I like it, but I think season 1 was better so far. All of the chapters seem really short this season.

Agent20091289d ago

Let's not forget about The Wolf Among Us.

Roccetarius1289d ago (Edited 1289d ago )

It only needs one, and that's Activision giving sites a little ''extra''.

I would say Divinity: Original Sin is a contender.

Myze1289d ago

Was gonna reply to the first post, then saw this. Glad someone mentioned D:OS, as it is, in my opinion, by far the game of the year so far.

I'm really looking forward to Destiny, and I don't doubt it will be in the running for GotY, but we will have to see how it all comes together.

Farmassy1289d ago

am I the only one that was not impressed by the beta? It doesn't really do anything new. It seemed like a generic game dressed up to look fresh.

I was also really let down by the multiplayer. I was just expecting a much better game. This game was nothing special to me.

I will still by it because there will be nothing else to play for a little while. Hopefully it will surprise me but if the beta is a good indication of what is to come, I am not impressed.

LAWSON721289d ago (Edited 1289d ago )

Don't worry sir you are not alone.

I thought the campaign missions felt uninspired and lame. It was like Halo enemy drops meet mindless MMO quests.

The gameplay was fun and reminded me of Borderlands, but IMO it is not that great for PvP. It lacks class variety and importance like in an MMO, and guns were flat out identical to each other accept some have certain effects. Yes I realize Bungie has said you get a bunch of cool stuff post max lv but is that any reason the gun/equipment variety has to be a snorefest until then.

PvP was unbalanced and it felt like a mindless CoD. (kills me people call it a better Halo)

I am buying this game because

1) I am tired of only playing BF with friends and despite being kind of lame I had a blast with friends while playing it just like most games, co-op can make a bad game fun. For example me and a friend have been having a blast with Crimson Dragon

2) I really want to believe Bungie still has talent, but I have doubts so my curiousity needs to see the final product.

Scatpants1289d ago

If you watch the video IGN posted of someone playing a level 29 character it looks like the gun/equipment diversity looks better at higher levels.

GW2121289d ago

I've played a fair amount of halo. It's pretty damn similar in terms of mechanics.

XBLSkull1289d ago

I agree the PvP was very underwhelming, not nearly the caliber Halo multiplayer is. Though I think Halo is designed with multiplayer as priority, where this game PvP is the "other" mode, or second priority. That fine with me though, I only wanna do the questing anyways, gonna have the Master Chief Collection to play, which is totally epic. 100+ maps spanning 4 games all interfaced seamlessly - bungie, you've been outdone lol. Thanks for passing the torch

Trovalli1289d ago

100% agree. I was not impressed.

The multiplayer feels exactly like Halo, which bothers me seeing as halo is 10 years old.

LAWSON721289d ago (Edited 1289d ago )

No it does not. I have played Halo for years and the game feels hardly anything like Halo. Also nothing is wrong with Halos mechanics. I will never understand how anybody could say it plays like Halo the only common thing between the two I noticed was player weight/gravity but that is about it. As for the MP they have literally nothing in common. IMO it felt like a mindless match of CoD

Farmassy1289d ago

I don't think the multiplayer felt like halo. Instead, it felt like a generic shooter. It was similar to call of duty with some aspects of halo. The guns just didn't have any weight behind them and the multiplayer just seemed like it wasn't anything special.

FullmetalRoyale1289d ago


Literally huh? You use literally, yet you had already mention one(or two) thing(s) that they have in common.

Yet they are "literally" nothing alike?

You are literally uneducated.

Palitera1289d ago (Edited 1289d ago )

1. Delays.
2. Remasters.
3. Annual franchises.

JWiLL5521289d ago

Also a sequel but not annual...I really think Far Cry 4 will be the top contender if it lives up to it's potential.

Looks spectacular so far and has some interesting ideas re: multiplayer/co-op.

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