Destiny Review: VGFirst

Excerpt from the review:

"There’s a tremendous weight on Bungie’s shoulders; inadvertently or otherwise Destiny is anticipated by many as the definitive first person shooter experience of this new generation. Indeed every so often a game launches that flips our expectations on their heads and provides consumers with an experience we never even conceived possible. This is something Bungie’s previous franchise, Halo can certainly be credited with, and in turn it seems natural that the same appears to be expected from Destiny."

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Monstar1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

lol the game is NOT a 9 in anyway, shape or form... its like a reskinned Halo/borderlands but worse

SG1_dapunisherX1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

even though halo is better, destiny still a fun game to play with your friends.. trust me watchdog was a big letdown

PudgeyBurrito1531d ago

Destiny is way better. Halo got worse and worse.. it's an okay shooter at best.

KAEM71531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

The Halo glorification is getting rediculous. It was a great game that shaped and influenced many shooters that followed. But to say "Halo was better and therefore Destiny is sh!t" is too much. (@monstar) Any reviewer is allowed their opinion you cannot decide it for others. In my eyes Destiny deserves a nine. Tons of fun, great co-op, slick, addictive and very polished. Only downsides are the story and repetitive objectives. The harder strikes in the later game (im level 18 now) are challaging and fun with friends. Making and executing a stragegy that works feels rewarding and is fun.

So much negativity, i think people let themselves get overhyped too easily

Volkama1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

@KAEM7 It isn't really ridiculous. This game is widely considered to be a superficial successor to Halo. That heritage has been leveraged to build up enthusiasm and hype, so the comparison is inevitable.

And Destiny falls short of Halo in the areas that are directly comparible (campaign, PvP).

Unfortunately those are the areas that players are exposed to first. You have to push through those before getting to the strikes and things that positively differentiate Destiny.

nX1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

I'm level 22 now and I can assure you that the real fun only starts at max level. The story is pretty weak as a whole but the endgame is fun and addictive. I would give Destiny a 8.8/10 overall, my expectations were a bit higher than that but it's a very good game (and much, much better than any CoD, Halo or Battlefield I played so far) in any case.
But let me add that I'm more of a a RPG-kinda guy than a shooter fan so Destiny appeals to me more than typical shooters. Also I can't stress enough how well the servers of this game run, not only aren't there any connection issues but you'll also always find other players instantly regardless of level or game mode... that's something I have not even seen in CoD before.

KAEM71531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

@Volkama: I agree with you on your explenation. The comparisons are justified and indeed inevitable and I know that. I just think that some/most Halo defenders are not looking at things objectively and tend to resort to shortsighted, harsh comments.

@Bloodborn: Thanks for the info! I suspected it would be like that, but I don't want to talk about anything I have not experienced first hand.

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SG1_dapunisherX1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

@PudgeyBurrito How it got worse when halo 4 was a better overall game with top amazing story, Can't wait to play halo 5

sobotz1531d ago

Because you said it on this site.. just try saying Killzone sucks, everyone will losing their mind

RadioActiveTwinky1531d ago

Halo 4 was not "amazing" it took all the things that made Halo "amazing" away. No longer was the story about the survival of humanity. No longer was their the need to push the survival of the human race through the sacrifices of the Master Chief.

Instead we got a love story between the chief and cortana. Loosing all the lore of what made Halo Halo to begin with. The story of Halo is that of how the human race did tragic and unspeakable things to survive (Spartan program). In the books cortana is not this person that seems John as someone that she "loves" but as a human that will do whatever it takes to keep humanity alive. Halo 4 dropped the ball in that department. The only reason it was good is because they decided to make Dr. Halsey work side by side with the prometheans.

RadioActiveTwinky1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

I didn't know borderlands had PvP in a dedicated 6v6 form. I also didn't know borderlands and Halo had multiple planet /world exploration

I also didn't know borderlands and halo had PvE public events in all the different worlds.

Hell I didn't even know halo and borderlands had a separate dedicated event section of 6v6 where your gear and stats actually had and impact vs the regular multilayer where everything is balanced in terms of damage and armor protection.
So in other words I didn't know both those other games had 2 different PvP game modes. Bringing Destiny To A Total Of 3 Different game modes.

SoapShoes1531d ago

Dude get over it, people like the game. Don't be such a sourpuss...

Mutant-Spud1531d ago

Cool, I've got Borderlands 2 and Reach, If I alternate betwen the two I'm sure my imagination can fill in the the rest. Destiny here I come!

DeadRabbits1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

Who took a leak in your cornflakes? From what I can see Destiny has a lot of potential to be great! I#m looking forward to seeing what Bungie has up its sleeves!

mcarsehat1531d ago

If people like the game themselves, they will agree with whatever high review there is. It is the reason why they are so high in heat, it's a way of the users to tell themselves that they are ok to spend on Destiny, they are just trying to convince themselves that they made a good purchase. It's sad really.

Swiggins1531d ago

"Well that's like...your opinion man..."

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PudgeyBurrito1531d ago

I'm having super duper amounts of fun in Destiny.Excellent news for Bungie and Activision.

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windblowsagain1531d ago

Smells like $$$ for reviews.

Overhyped game just like COD.

Better games coming.

urwifeminder1531d ago

So it is like one of the best of all time with that score then ? Gaming is getting more confusing by the day lol.

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