GotGame writes: Does the lack of early and release day reviews help your experience with Destiny?
After my time with the beta I decided not to purchase but instead rent it from gamefly. If after 2 weeks If still can't get into it, I'll send it back. Two of my favorite FPS are borderlands and Halo so there is no reason why I shouldn't be all over this but it's just missing something and I can't quite figure out what it is. Pacing maybe? I want to love this game but it's just so sloooow.
review scores do not influence my purchasing of a game. Personal experience does.
i feel the same. my personal experience with the beta was awesome so i can't wait to go home and crack out on this game. i'm gonna grind like crazy.
Exatly...and it is a 10. Trust me, ppl are crucify in this game b4 they even hit the endgame content, which will make up 99% of everything over the yrs.
Same I am enjoying it, its fun to play wiyh friends However I am not addicted to the multiplayer unlike the last of us
@joab777 What you are saying is very troubling to me. It's one of the big reasons I don't generally like MMO's. I don't know why I would slog through hours and hours of crap just to get to the fun stuff. There are plenty of games out there that are fun all the way through.
I'm having a blast with this game. Yes, it can get slightly repetitive at times, and the story is slow and thin, but I can tell I'll be playing for awhile. The combat; ai; and soundtrack are sweet. They need to slap a 2X on those "Random Events" though. Too few/far between. Edit: After so much TLOUR-MP the MP is waaay too fast for me. I mean damn it makes me feel like an old man or something. Not to say I suck, but it's actually not as fun as the scripted coop raids/events.
Well aren't you all strong and independent.
Lack of games do also. Look at how much watch dogs sold. People will play a boring or rush to buy an average game when they're a lack of games. Not saying there's anything wrong with average or subpar games, just that people overhype these games then they don't live up people make up excuses because of the devs.
glad to see your not one of those guys who will give up after the first day on a game. Honestly i wouldn't be much of a gamer if I gave up on things I didnt immediately like. I'm really hoping that Bungies really going to kick it into gear with free additions and what not. On another note I had an enjoyable conversation with some xbox one players as we talked about how we enjoyed the beta and what not. The game must be played with friends to get the full experience, Exploring the deepest areas of the moon with 6 people (2 in my fireteam one in the other in another server all in the same party) as we admired the expansive underground areas is what got me hooked.
I doubt there will be anything free for this game. It's Activision. They are going to charge for everything they can. Well maybe I would love to be wrong. I like the game but I'm holding out to see how the dlc/expansions are handled.
I'm having so much fun that any review would be wasted reading, for me.
That's the spirit! If it was for reviews, I would have never played Witcher 2, remember people saying that the game had horrible combat and storytelling, but I found it to be one of the greatest experiences on my 360, along side Oblivion and Skyrim.
I couldn't get into Boderlands, Halo is whatever for me. This game is crack.
Game is good, not great. It gets very repetitive....boss fights are nothing memorable either. The whole thing feels like a casual shooter with auto leveling, and no story. Its fun with friends, but alone it feels really empty. Game could have been a lot better.
Eh I really liked the beta so I got it and so far it's pretty good. It isn't the end all be all but neither was Halo really.
no game is.. I think we tend to ruin games for ourselves with hype. Most are probably more tuned into the build up of AAA game towards release than actually playing it. I love the fact that, there are no reviews out for Destiny at the moment.
Just picked up mine at the MS store. Can't wait to play it later on tonight and I'll be the judge of what the game should scores.
Maybe it isn't a 10/10 to you, but it's a 10/10 to the people who bought it and think it so; after all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I've seen a ton of people that don't like the game at all. I was pretty excited but i don't know now. I think I may just pass. The game seems like Titanfall and Watchdogs which were both way over hyped.
Thing is, a lot of the people who are bashing the game haven't even played it and it's easy to tell. I played Destiny from 11 AM EST to 5:30 PM EST, and I'm still Rank 7 and I just got to the moon, which is the second of five areas. Most of the 'complaints' I've been seeing are about how the game is 'too short' and such. So either they haven't played it at all, or they rushed through just the story missions on the lowest difficulty, and are judging the game based on their own stupidity.
I can understand why you're saying something is over-hyped, but comparing Destiny to Titanfall + Watchdogs is the worse comparison I ever read.
Dont trust those people man, theirs people on Bungies site saying that the game is bad and what not but if you really check their accounts it always comes up that they haven't even touched a Destiny disk much less played it in full.
I was extremely hyped but its not 10/10 so far for me, its sitting around an 8-9 range. I'm interested in seeing what they do next with all this daily content stuff. Maybe new story missions added or planned in the fashion of Halo 4's spartan ops but possibly done in a much better way. They have said their willing to do things that players ask for and is possible so if that's all true and they do implement it in a timely manner than it can definitely make a comeback if need be.
Destiny is very decent but no where near as good as the hype and pre-orders it has garnered. The marketing division for Destiny did their job too well.
Destiny is already boring!
Yea you hate Destiny because you like Halo. You're the Xbox fanboy. I bet you don't even have Destiny
^ You would be correct. No one believes this guy and the Halo fanboys are agreeing with him and everyone who likes it. Too bad for them this game is too big to sway in their favor.
Is that what living with ADD is like? I hope you find something that thrills you.
after a few weeks, Destiny will be abandoned...everyone will be done with it. Level 20 cap ? 2 days of grinding then what ? Every character looks pretty much the same....I cannot find my team mates once they are 10 feet away because everyone looks like 1 of 3 chars !! LOL !!
Dont care about reviews beyond reading curiosity and often LOLZ . For it to impact any of my purchases , i would need to have any site i'd trust with reviews , and a set of writers i could believe do the work seriously BUT AlSO properly , even when i disagree with their feelings . And i dont have much of that , thinking back , never did even as far back as the snes era .
Most of my gaming library consists of titles that weren't given many- if any 10/10. So what?
Right?! Is this article seriously attempting to address gamers who profess to only playing perfect 10/10 games?
What I got from the title is that if a game isn't a 10/10 it isn't even worth playing? Dafuq?
this game is amazing, who cares if another human doesnt think to give it a perfect score, we all have different tastes. anyone who likes shooters or even rpg's should try this game.
I'm really enjoying it its better than I thought it was :D there's millions playing it so that speaks for itself
It's a little overwhelming, but not bad by any stretch of the imagination.
looks like destiny is joining titanfall and watchdogs... the next one is gonna be evolve.
Joining them for what? I've been playing Destiny all day, alternating between the story and the crucible, absolutely hooked. Have you actually played the game?
Don't worry about them... All the Halo fanboys are coming out of the woodwork to trash the game because it's not Xbox exclusive.
I want to upgrade my warlock and finally get that teleportation ability so bad but this freaking head ache freaking Best Buys cold unwelcoming midnight release. They have great deals but man the midnight releases suck.
@SoapShoes ??? you crazy? Nobody hate the game, but the game is really overhyped
I'm a Halo fanboy, and I also love Destiny thus far!! I have room for more than one entertainment property in my heart and mind, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Noooooooooooooooo not evolve!!!!!!!
IDk I honestly liked Titanfall from the beta it was very exhilarating and enjoyable. I feel like most of the hates coming from it being exclusive to Xbox one for now. Watchdogs just bombed due to time constraints and just overall subpar quality. The story was also very very cookie cutter and copy and pasted and went far away from what we first saw in the E3 2012 reveal. Nothing mattered in that game, Your first upgrade is given too you which basically takes away any threats from stealing a car it was just badly done.
NOOOO We can't let them do this to Evolve. Not Evolve. Quick, how do we Un-Hype a game?
The Yakuza series rarely gets an 8/10, yet I love it to bits, reviews aren't the final word for a purchase or playthrough, I only keep an eye out for bugs and game breaking glitches, other than that just play whatever you please. Played the beta for Destiny, wasn't my cup of tea.. yet everyones buying it, and I need a game to play with my mates, dammit.
What kind of title is that? Who was expecting Destiny to be a 10 anyway? Is it wrong to play a game that's not a 10 now?
Playing it for 12 hours now, game is amazing, just try it out.
I agree. This is a great game, I wasn't going to pick it up but I'm glad I did now. It's funny how we get a decent game only for people then hate on it.
It's Wii U fans jumping on the hate train because they can't even play it. Hardcore Halo fans and bitter Wii U owners are throwing these stealth disagrees, its obvious.
Again... Where is the 6/10 that was posted here in n4g???
It was approved, then failed and the review was removed from the site http://n4g.com/news/1582080...
The only thing that matters is the amount of fun I have while playing it. That's it, that's all.
The only legitimate way to allow reviews to sway you, if at all, is to not go off of the word of just one. When a game comes out, if I'm on the fence about buying it, i read as many reviews as i can and take a general concensus type approach. If most of the reviews are positive, then chances are the game is quality. Look at Colonial Marines. Remember that one site that gave it a 9/10 or whatever? Imagine if that was the only review people went by? You have to go by the majority with reviews. Its the most accurate way of doing it.
I guess people in the UK went off that review. Sold like hotcakes there.
Destiny is crap and I'm not playing it. Odiferous imbecile.
Actually I'm not playing it because I'm not into first person shooters
I know some gamers aren't going to like what I'm going to say. DESTINY SUCKS! NOT ONLY IS DESTINY BORING, ITS REPETITIVE AS HELL.
I didn't like that you felt you needed to scream your point; concordantly, while your right to an opinion is sacrosanct , it doesn't mean it has any relevance to me, and my opinion.
The caps lock is how you know he's telling the truth.... Ps destiny doesn't suck it's awesome
No, we are not all playing it. i had planned on it but not up for boring repetitve experiences with crap story.
First mistake: calling games 'art'.
Not a 10/10? Then why even bother playing?! /s Anyway, I called it a long time ago that this game would be generic and boring since acitivison is at the helm. No one believed me and said to believe in the Based Bungie Gods.
The boss battles are a little drawn out
People don't have much to play on next gen so they get what they can I guess...
Actually, I am waiting for my Gamefly copy.
Played it, getting boring going to the same place 10 times to get a new gun or armor that magically appears when you level up....
Actually I played it on PS4. No doubt its well made but it is just distinctly average in terms of gameplay/narrative and the lack of end game content is bad, you ding 20 and all thats left is the crucible. So I am glad I didn't drop £350 on a PS4 and an extra extortionate £40 to play online.
The World feels empty with players. PVP battle is ofc full and the Tower but in the moon ive only seen like 2-3 Guardians. To bad there isnt MUCH more. Epic battles... and ive not seen the PVE option where is that ? . Other than that i give the game a clear 9/10. If there was more AI Guardians fighting the monsters that would have been cool.
I don't have it yet as I'm skint but my friend does. He often gets games before me, streams them so I can watch and then I usually go buy them. Not this time. After 2/3 hours he was complaining at how bored he was, I had stopped watching and was on my laptop. Not for me.