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Destiny review copies to arrive to reviewers one day before release

"Destiny developer Bungie and publisher Activision have decided to ship out review copies for their game for arrival on Monday, Sept. 8. As the game launches on Sept. 9, there is no practical way for us to have a Destiny review in time for its launch at midnight on the 9th in your territory of choice."

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Mikelarry757d ago

I played the beta so i am not that worried as i know what to expect.

Palitera757d ago (Edited 757d ago )

In terms of content you don't. They can make the game insanely repetitive if they follow the mission design used on the beta missions. And to be fair, that's what I think will happen. Will hurt reviews? Absolutely, but tho$e DLC have to be needed...

Also, the story can suck and the equip progression can be badly made, since it's their first time dealing with loot. Judging from the beta, it seems like you'll need a hundred games (notice: on the same damn few areas) to get even one piece of equip. I'm ok that high tier stuff needs work to be got, but not in a Dragon Age 2 level design.

Etc etc etc.

Anyway... Some people praise even Warframe as a great game, so whatever...

Mikelarry757d ago (Edited 757d ago )

After reading your comment below i cant really take you seriously. brainwashing.. sheep, so tell me if all reviewer gave it a 10 would that make you run out and buy a game instead off you playing a beta and researching the product thoroughly.

if you search the internet you will find videos of bungie talking about what to expect in the final game

so ill make my statement clearer, i have played the beta, i know of bungie past work and i have watched the videos of them explaining what to expect when the game releases so i am not that worried about reviews and if it turns out to be a bomb i will have noone to blame but myself because i did proper research into this title before preordering

i also find your hypocrisy laughable, games you care about like pt and wild even though you just like me you have seen a small section of the game you praise them like the second coming but just because you dont care for destiny you try to down play it...

and i quote from your comment history

"Now wait this baby grow and have an affair with No Man's Sky... Boom! The game to kill all games. "

"More likely to blow my heart.

Seriously, this teaser is already dangerous"

"Judging for the demo, I vote the opposite. It was masterfully done in first person.

The scarier, the better"

PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt757d ago

lol im pretty sure Destiny is Packed with Content nothing can have less content then COD games lol now thats repetitive and we see how well that does..

NukaCola757d ago

A game this big needs at least 1 to 2 weeks. You won't get to see much of anything in 24 hours.

3-4-5757d ago (Edited 757d ago )

If I want a game.....I'm getting it, unless it's a unanimous 4/10 or something like that.

Some of my favorite NES/Genesis/SNES/N64 games were 5/10,6/10 type of games.

I just didn't know it at the time because I was having so much fun.

Phene757d ago

So true ...if I want something I'm buying it. Battlefield 4 is a perfect example ...turned out to be disappointing, but I preordered because I love the franchise.

Walker757d ago

No surprise there. It's a big budget AAA title in 2014; any and all tricks in order to skate by with higher sales will be used.

longcat757d ago (Edited 757d ago )

If they gave reviewers early copies, some would simply accuse them of trying to influence them with perks and favors. There's no winning. This is actually fair to smaller outlets that do not have the influence necessary to get an early copy. Its actually pretty fair. All reviewers get the game at basically the same time.

They had a beta to demonstrate the game and they are not forcing anyone to buy it day 1.

1nsomniac757d ago

The vast majority of titles get shipped to reviewers way before release so by that logic the majority of reviews are all biased?

There's only 1 reason for not providing early review copies & everybody knows the reason for this by now.

thunderbird86757d ago

Which would be relevant if they didn't have an open beta. How much do you think the game has changed in a month and a half?

Shadonic757d ago

I doubt its because of that, most likely due to leaks plus the Servers not even being active until the day before release as well. I wonder how their going to even review Destiny as a whole considering how the game will be adding new things ( possibly large and small things ) over the time on a daily bases. Will they give it more time or take what they have at face value ignoring a major part of it being an open and ever changing world?

Phene757d ago

I've seen ign review of a period of time, I'm assuming that's how they'll do destiny. But let's be real this game is gonna receive high praise.

OrangePowerz757d ago

Most played the beta and know what to expect. Maybe they just don't want stuff to be leaked.

admiralvic757d ago

I'm not surprised. The game requires server access, which Bungie has already revealed won't happen until it's the 9th somewhere (or something like that), which means it would be impossible to play the game until then anyway.

Quicktim3757d ago

its because they know it will get high reviews. however i feel like a title like this requires people to experience a lot of the multiplayer capabilities with the masses to get a better picture.

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