Bungie has requested people not judge their MMO action shooter from day one reviews, but that hasn't stopped a few sites judging the social interactive game as over-hyped, boring, with very little to do less than 24 hours into the game being out.
I think people are just having knee jerk reactions to the servers having just been switched on and not seeing anyone around.
I remember bungie saying some levels are only accessible past a certain level cap, i think 18 if i remember correctly. A game that requires peoples participation, runs the risk of not getting too many takers on the first bite. Hence the marketing overdrive.If the games success is founded on people getting online to play, it might not even get off the ground based on some of the comments i have seen and read on here alone.
Don't let N4G fool you. The ones that frequent this site are a tiny fraction of the gaming populous, very dedicated and very vocal. I went to gamestop last night to pick up the ps4 destiny bundle and the line literally wrapped around the entire strip mall. I think it will get off the ground just fine, my only concern is what kind of staying power will it have.
The discussion was about quality, not sales. On the sales department it is very obvious that they're doing very well. On the content department, though... Well, it seems like sales are all they thought about. Rivers of DLC ate needed to put some meat into this cow.
The overwhelming majority of negativity for Destiny here on N4G is from bitter xbots still ticked off at Bungie for not only going multiplat, but also aligning themselves with Sony instead of MS (advertising, exclusive content etc). So instead of playing the game like the rest of us, they come here in swarms to downplay it as much as they possibly can, knowing that many people may be on the fence and are watching the release day responses very closely. Also keep in mind most of the trolls posting all the negativity don't even own the game. They are just trying to spread FUD to give the illusion that the game isn't good and that people aren't enjoying it. It's really pathetic. Truth of the matter is that the game is absolutely amazing and 95% of the active players on my friends list are playing it. I haven't seen so many people playing the same game on my friends list since GTA5.
The games alright, severly lacking content atm and any levels past earth seem to have no one (im on the moon atm) the crucible's pretty fun but all the missions are the same in main story, go here kill this, go to next place, defend against waves of enemies whilst ghost hacks something,scans something etc... Only one mission has differed from that so far and I think there is a total of about 22 missions in main story and i've done 7 so... :/ ALOT of DLC is needed to get some content into this game but then I guess they knew that and that was kinda the whole point to make it into a dlc cash cow. Also it's such a cross gen title not a next gen title like advertised... I got ps3 version for upgrade I'm now finally after the cock up that occured playing ps4 version but the ps3 versions differences amount to a lower resolution, frame drops occasionally and lower draw distance etc. Otherwise the game is identical-there's greater difference between the last of us and the Last of us remastered than there is between PS3 destiny and PS4.... Atm from what I've played i'd give this a 7/10 it's fun but nothing ground breaking and a little bit repetitive but not in a really boring way. That might go up to an 8 I guess if it improves as I progress further but I can't see it going any higher than that. Any critical reviewer gives this game more than 8.5/10 which was the average for Killzone shadow fall I think and infamous and Titanfall. Then they are taking the piss. Oh and if you like games where it's all about the loot and getting better gear then you'll porbably enjoy the mechanics on this, like say diablo 3 it's one of the main cogs within the game to keep people playing-it does work fairly well tbh.
Normally in MMO's, too, you need to take into account that until you hit the later levels, you're going to find that most things are boring. Most MMOs depend on things like the endgame to turn the tide. We all know how tedious the leveling can be to some in WoW (which is why they wanted to address it), yet it's the raiding and the endgame that many enjoyed from that game. Hard to judge a game that you need to play more than a few hours into to get a complete feel of what the game is.
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Destiny is actually pretty good. People that made poor reviews are outraged that the PS4 version got exclusive content or that it's not on PC. Seriously? Get a life. You can look up those reviews that see that they're biased. 0 is when game is broken and doesn't work, it's not the case. We get these kind of scores all the time, shouldn't we have learned by now not to believe any of that crap? Like the amazon reviews for the Xbox One and PS4? Yeah, they aren't THAT terrible.
I just tried looking for the site that wrote the first review and the article is no longer available. How very strange on its credibility.
These so called journalist also lambasted every PS3 exclusive last gen to generate hits. They care for their bottom line more than being true to the gamer with in them and to the millions of gamers out there. Destiny is no PS4 exclusive but it feels like its marketed by Activision as "best played on PS4" game like COD is "best played on 360" marketing. Thank goodness for PS4's SHARE button, Twitch, YouTube play throughs gamers can see for themselves how the game plays and decide on what they see. Sony is smarter this time around. M$ media buyout advantage on corporate media websites like Kotaku, Eurogamer, Polygon, Digital Foundry is useless to them now. About the game. I am a TPS person but found the controls for Destiny to be really user friendly and easy to learn so I enjoyed the Beta so much. Also the RPG element is a big plus for me to keep on playing. The team work oriented game design made it so much fun.
It's different than most fps fans are used to. Trust me. This game is legit...and there's a lot to come. Also, why are ppl so quick to judge when there's more content already than most games have. Diablo 3 was a quick 4 acts, but it keeps ppl interested for yrs. CoD, Battlefield etc. Quick sp modes and ppl play 12 maps for a yr. The endgame and raids which havnt even come out yet.
EXACTLY Bungie already has said the real fun begins at level 20. This isn't a COD where you run through the campaign. The campaign is to get you to level 20. Then you do raids, daily activites, iron banner, etc till you get exotic/rare/legendary gear and raise above the soft cap of 20.
I am honestly not even waiting for reviews. i think the author was spot on. I was sold from the Beta, mine is on the way from amazon. I will make my own judgments then.
Sorry but i disagree. Reviews to me are crucial to purchasing games that developers are asking us to spend $60 dollars a piece on. Not everyone has that type of money to just flash in the pan and usually usually only invest in a game after reading several reviews from different sites to see if its worth getting.
I was like you - 7 years ago. I don't trust reviews anymore. I buy the games I'm interested in. And if a game is out already and I'm not sure if I should buy it or not, I just watch let's plays on youtube
I bought Metro Redux based on the reviews and have found it really boring! Am loving Destiny so far.
Then your a bit naive to rely on what someone else thinks of a game. Each person is different, also some websites/magazines give false ratings due to their own agenda's.
right . i can't stand people who only buy on reviews . if you never try anything your self you'll never experience anything in life .
You'll also save money by avoiding bad games. I've bought games before based on demos and liking previous games from the developer. Resident Evil 6 for example, money into the fire there. A review isn't a number/score/grade, a review tells you what to expect in the game, and you can decide if it's something you're interested in from there.
Peoples reactions are expected, especially with some thats new. There has been so much hype behind this game, and now people are saying the whole story takes about 10 hours.
10 hours! What are they robots lol. It took me 30 hours in the beta alone exploring one planet.
There's nothing really to explore though. Outside following the mission paths you can only find chests or dead Ghosts, there's not much else. Not many secrets or Easter eggs to find. Plus because the enemies spawn so quick you always end up running into them so you get distracted.
Foxtrot is right the enemies spawn so quickly to distract you and make it feel like there's more than there actually is I think. The games world has very little substance to it tbh, it's fun but content is lacking just as I feared after the beta.
The Destiny Hype train might be its undoing.
People talking of overhype this and over hype that probably never played the beta, i got mine yesterday and yeah it was a little empty, but a few of my friends are all getting their this weekend so we are going to put it through its paces then.
I think the idea of it having so much content is what is very confusing, maybe after a week or two once the dust settles, we will get a better idea of what we can and cannot do. I will just wait for a proper review.
I was hoping for more past the beta, but so far not really that impressed by what i have seen
that white PS4 (:
It's a 7.5 to 8 game which is good. There is nothing ground breaking here.
Completely agree. I found the gameplay was really solid. The story is kinda forgettable but that is the case with most MMO games like this. This is far more about going out and shooting stuff with friends and leveling up your character ....and sadly dancing.
that may be true but you certainly shouldn't just turn a blind eye to people not saying positive things about it. seems like bungie is doing that. why they feel the need to warn us just means they weren't even confident in their game.
I think they stated that because the main game really doesn't start till level 20. A lot of people are going into this as a FPS, when really it's more of a MMO/RPG with a FPS perspective. It's not about beating a campaign and stopping. The campaign is to get you to level 20, the soft cap. http://www.playstationlifes... Has anyone attempted the strike on the moon? Took my buddies and I a long time and it was a F'N BLAST. The chained monster who gets free with the never ending enemies attacking. That's just level 12 strike and it was intense, much harder then the Old Russia strike. Wait till you get to level 20. Getting motes of light and going to level 20 to level 30 with gear is what will make you most excited.
I think its stupid that Bungie had to warn people about reviews? I mean what are they so afraid of? Are they not confident in their game? I've never heard another developer come out and say that before. How about Bungie, you just focus on creating an original game next time, and let the reviewers worry about their reviews. MMkay?
im gonna put on my tinfoil here maybe before launch they had some third party come in and do stealth reviews like a week or 2 before launch. maybe their feedback wasn't to great. so activision and bungie decided to make these statements and hold off on sending review copies just speculation though.
No I think it's as simple as the game requires more gameplay than simply a handfull of hours to see whats going on and maybe there's some big stuff once you hit level 20/do final missions that will improve it massively or so they feel. I'm on the moon and I can tell this is a 7/10 game atm and it can't get any higher than an 8 and if any critic is giving it higher... well something is wrong. Also it doesn't feel very next gen-it's as 'cross generation' as a game can possibly be :p
Yeah that was very weird them doing that. It like they weren't very confident that people would be so wowed after all by their game and since it does need millions of people to jump on the wow factor. they probably didn't want or need the negative press reviews.
I am tired of shooters. Why do people keep buying them? This game looks just as overhyped as Titanfall. It is another game promising a "next gen gunplay experience." I bet it won't deliver like most people think or want it to.
Titanfall would have been better on the PS4.
I think people also have this greater expectation for newer/greater gameplay experiences from this generation. (i.e. PS4/Xbone/WiiU) Without a new medium like Project Morpheus, there's not much more that's going to feel "new" or "next gen" So Destiny is being hyped as that next gen super leap in FPS online experience, and it's really just more of the same. Which I still love, platinumed Killzone Shadow Fall and I'm picking up my PS4 Ghost Edition after work today, so i'm not hating on Destiny by any means. If you wanted something "CRAZY NEW" in the FPS department than we should have all supported MAG @ 256 players.
"Without a new medium like Project Morpheus, there's not much more that's going to feel "new" or "next gen"" I strongly disagree. Books are out for hundreds of years - there is still fresh, creative, controversy, exciting, playfull content. The main problem imo is, that publishers/investors are unwilling to take risks (which is understandable) and rely heavily on allready successfull formulas. Unfortunately this "catering to masses" mostly produces mediocre results and never sets new trends. The best you can hope with this approach is polished and eclectic experiences; which still can deliver good games, but never these "new" experiences you were refering to.
As much of a book fan as I am, I disagree. Threes There's nothing innovative going on there. Yes, there are awesome new stories being produced all the time, but that corresponds to the stories in games, not new gameplay techniques. Without introducing something radically new on the delivery front (digital for books, which would amount to VR or motion controls for gaming) there's only so much you can do from a gameplay perspective.
I agree with the reviews tho...saw it coming from my time with the alpha and beta.
So what happened to that post where the review was 6/10 ?? i can´t find it here in n4g ...
I've noticed they removed all the negative reviews for Destiny....strange.
This is not good...
N4G happened. The mods likely got a call/check to get rid of all bad reviews of destiny. The same thing happened when people found out the killzone multiplayer wasn't 1080p. Nearly all those articles got a failed approval or removed but somehow we got dozens of articles about how tomb raider has doomed the xbox.
I enjoyed the beta and picked it up. Ill make my own judgments myself. I just hope there is some nice challenge to the end game content. Also, people are really trusting reviews these days with all the scandals?
Destiny was overhyped for sure
Where are the reviews period? I can't even find any aside from that early 6/10 one..
I love how developers are starting to find ways to put judgement back into the gamers hands. I think people have become to independent on reviews these days. Sometimes a game gets a bad review that you might happen to like if you ever played it, but because it got low reviews it turns a lot of people off. Kojima did the same thing with the Silent Hills reveal as P.T. People were playing Silent Hill and didn't even realize it. It was so amazing because these days the internet ruins the surprise factor, but now between Silent Hills and Destiny people are being surprised again. I hope to see more of this in the future. Not saying that reviews are a bad thing, but people need to learn how to judge things for themselves. Some review site shouldn't be the be all end all decision on if you decide to buy a game although they do help sometimes.
Why people so antsy over reviews. Reviews are mainly just another persons opinion. Just because they get paid to give their opinion don't make it professional. I don't buy games base on reviews but by how fun they look and if it's my taste. To me Destiny will be fun to others but I'm not interested in it. Reminds me of Halo and I don't like that Halo style.
People who don't see the importance of reviews on games are either hardcore fanboys or people with so much money to blow on every game out there that it makes no difference if the game is good or bad. I just think the first review that came out on here, was a click-bait article designed to drive traffic and now all of a sudden its no where to be found. LOL Reviews are important, stupid rushed reviews are not. Saying that i played and liked Destiny's Beta which is why i bought the game.
I cannot base a purchase off of one person's review. Everyone has different taste
As a long time Playstation fan I will say this game is way overhyped...........an average game with beautiful graphics and design, that's it.
"Don't Bust Your Load" it was at that point right there I knew we were all reading some real top shelf journalism. LOL
The expression is "blow your load." Nuff said
Don't care what it scores will reading the comments with a smile regardless.
this game is better than mass effect, so i cant understand why people are hating. atleast the worlds are interesting to look at and explore, not bland and badly designed.
No it is not.
ill blow my load whenever i want! on reviews.....
Omg, just caus thir was "alot of people at midnight pick up" fot destiny doesn't mean its going to be #1!!! Give it 1or2 months
Like the game alot nuff said
I wasn't impressed with destiny alpha initially but I had my first proper sit down with the full release last night with a big party of people and it was awesome. I'm officially down with destiny and can't wait to get back on it.
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