Trevor Stears, writing for Battle Screen, reviews Destiny. And then feels sad about that.
Haha good review
It's so ridiculous that all these reviews are coming out before one of the games biggest features is even out, that being raids of course. Goodness people, the games barely been out and all these reviews really seem to be jumping the gun a bit.
Yeah. How dare I review that game as it launched. It's only like that's the game people are currently paying money for. It's not like I'm not going to write an update to the review once the raids come out. Oh wait. That's exactly what I'm going to be doing.
Well it was made pretty clear by bungie that the game will evolve over months and have new concepts and events added... So yes it is kind of dumb to be giving the beginning of a game a low score
Well I'm over 60 hours into the game and still unlocking new things to do so there's no way in hell there can be an honest review so early!
So you want him to give the game as it is a high score because it might be better in the future? Are you even listening to yourself? Games are and should be reviewed for what they offer now because gamers are buying and playing the game now. What a ridiculous argument! Some Ps fans (I find that it is them mostly) are going way beyond the realm of logic to defend this game.
@averagejoe26 Then they should delay the game until more features are included, reviewers are not going to boost the score because it could potentially make the game better.
I agree. Its a bit like saying dont review game "x" until all the DLC is out. So should reviewers have waited for the GOTY edition, in a years time to review this? I like destiny, but seriously, people need to stop making excuses for how it has turned out. It is what it is.
Maybe not release it then if you dont want it to be reviewed as is. What is wrong with reporting on the current state of the game? Also do you make this same complaint at all the 8's and 9's or is reviewing the game before raids an issue when the scores are low?
exactly my point, whats the point of buying the game now if its not filled with that extra content.. at the state this game is in right now, its really not worth buying right now..The single player is like watching something on mute,even than you still have an idea of what is going on in terms of the story being told..
what are your top 3 favorite games?
Hard to say.. Single player games Uncharted Halo The last of us Multiplayer games Halo Gears of War Battlefield coop games Borderlands Diablo
Battlefield Bad Company 2 (pre vietnam update) Castlevania Lords of Shadow Red Dead Redemption/Rayman Origins. Mass Effect trilogy
When one of the game primary features is it's weekly content and of course its raids then I think the reviews should wait till they have actually played the entirety of the game.Or it least the majority, and of course I would call out any reviewers who dont play the majority or entirety of the game before reviewing it. I dont think the game is perfect or anything I just think way to many reviewers are jumping the gun.
How dare a $60 game not be fun at the time of release... I understand bungie has long term plans for this game, but the base package should be holding people over until that stuff drops. If that doesn't happen, people won't stick around for the things to come.
Let me break this down for you... Crucible is horrible. It's literally the most poorly balanced PvP experience I've ever dealt with. (I expected it) They even ruined Domination...They found a way to screw it up. The games story is lacking, it doesn't explain a lot on the fantasy meets Sci-fi element of the Traveller in game. Yes I get it's a service game but people are reviewing this GAME. It has the same poor replay value as D3. Just redoing missions at a tougher difficulty for the PvE element. If the raids aren't at launch then reviewers shouldn't hold off for it. I'm excited for Raids myself. Game has great Soundtrack(They fired their lead composer so it'll get bad in future installments) The games story leaves us saying "What?" (Lead Writer left also, so the direction of the game is uncertain past expansions) Game has a horrible PvP element Game nailed PvE Game has poor replay value in total Game feels empty, Patrol missions are all similar and don't open up much of the worlds. The servers are trash...The games servers are worse than EA servers. (Before you defend the servers...They invested $500 Million and servers weren't a priority for an Online only game? REALLY!)
I don't think so. As someone who loved most of Bungie's previous games (Marathon, Halo, Halo 3 ODST, Reach) I thought Destiny was pretty terrible, actually. But that's just my opinion.
Love your use of the past tense "was", as if the game has been out for months. I bet you didn't even buy the game, let alone have beaten it and experienced the game as a whole. And in the off-chance you did buy and beat the SP campaign, you should be aware that blowing through the campaign as fast as possible is NOT how you play/enjoy/experience a game like this. Heck, I've been playing 4-5 hours a night since the games release and I am only just finished the level 7 story last night. The story is only a TINY portion of what the game has to offer. It's really sad all the people blindly hating on this game, either based on the beta, ignorance of the games genera and how it is supposed to be played, or believing click-bait reviewers who are likely butthurt they didn't get an early review copy, and had to get the game at the same time as the rest of us non-reviewer "peasants".
Uh yeah that's how it is. Look how much games like Titanfall and Killer Instinct have evolved since day 1. Are they going back and updating their reviews considering both games are massively different and improved now? NOPE!
Lmao dude are u serious or your kidding. They sold over $500 million dollars worth of hype for a $60 demo. Screw the new bungie
Not looking good at all. I'll wait for the goty edition with all dlc whenever the complete game is released.
Bungie lies. They just want your money with as little effort as possible.
I'm on the fence about buying destiny. Was definitely going to but after seeing all those 6,7 scores not sure if it's worth my $90. It is a shame
Don't let these 6's bother you. It is a great game, you'll enjoy it. Just watch a lot of videos if you're unsure but I feel like a load of these reviews are being incredibly harsh on Destiny. There's a lot of decent content for your money, far more than most games, and the fact is that games which are clearly a lot worse than Destiny have been rated much higher. Make your own opinion, don't listen to other people's.
Get it, reading reviews doesn't do the game justice and it has mmo elements so this truly is just a portion of the game. I'm having a great time playing and am excited to continue playing as the game grows. Many people are starting that the pvp is unbalanced I would have to disagree. Character class's operate differently as the should and should be played differently. Each class has a sub class so there is variety. I can understand why people don't like the story and I can only say that the story is lacking. Bungie won't get a passing grade from me as far as the story is concerned just yet but there is tons of room for growth and the game is reportedly going to be supported with new and fresh content for years to come. Definitely worth my money and as far as the end game goes it's fun leveling up to thirty, knowing very soon I'll be ready to tackle new content .
Ignore the reviews. If you want a fast paced shooter that gives you the option of completing side missions, whenever you want, whilst having good fast paced story missions then it is a good game. The co-op multiplayer is great, but optional. Each planet has a strike mission, which is multiplayer only, but you get automatically matched with other players. I love this game. For me the only thing I dislike is the PvP, it has poor balancing. When I last tried I was level 12 and found myself againt players who were all level 20, with what looked like shields. It made it impossible for me to do anything against them before they killed me. But do not believe the bad reviews, its a great game.
Thanks for ur insight guys. Might Pick it up next weekend :)
Man this game is mediocre. 6/10 is a perfect score for this. I'm level 20 btw. Repetitive, unimaginative boss battles (lets just make it big characters with aura shields or some thing that takes billions of bullets), grossly unbalanced competitive mode, lame rewards, poor storytelling, and weapons that are exactly the same just with different names and atk points. The core foundation is good however. The shooting mechanics, menus, fireteam features, etc all are perfectly done.
You took the words out of my mouth. That is how I feel about this game. By next week, I expect to see a pile of used copies on the Gamestop used game section.
Hi, genuine question here. I've finished everything on the maps to do. I'm at level 18, what everyone keeps telling me is it's better at level 20 upwards. What's better ?. Do I have any new missions or strikes open ? Or is it all the same missions/strikes but harder ? I'm bored of it to be honest. Like I say, I can't be assed to replay the same old missions & 15 min bullet sponge bosses just to get to level 20 & find there's nothing new.
It's more of the same thing. You're just able to get more gear. However, the criteria changes and now you have to play a specific game mode over and over until your able to buy it.
Destiny is amazing I feel sorry for these reviewers it's going to be a long road of games ahead that play like previous games. I guess we need a miracle in order for people to not feel so bored with FPS genre.
I can't seem to stop playing this 6/10 game. It might be repetitive, but it's also addictive. Addictive repetitive/10
@grandpa splinter cell chaos theory multiplayer spies v mercs. Best game ever made to date...imo.
Destiny, disappointment of the year. One of the biggest in gaming history. I never thought it looked great, but even I'm shocked by just how bad it turned out. And YES I leveled out in the Beta, and have been playing the retail copy since launch and have almost completed the short as hell campaign, so I can say that. It's utterly generic and these reviews are accurate.
Short compared to what?
I loved Tomb raider when it was released, yet it only took 15 hours to complete. I also loved Resident evil revelations, which I completed in 6 hours. I always find it amusing when people claim some games are short, compared to others. Destiny will last longer than either of these games, not sure if it is short. Have you played the strike missions, they take quite a while on their own.
Just hit lvl 20 and while lacking in story, destiny more than makes up in coop and pvp. The game totally transforms when teaming up to take down bosses and I'm sure it's going to be crazy once raids arrive. As for pvp I don't have any issues with it and have had no problem dominating matches as well as getting my ars kicked at times. The only balance issue I have ran into is the fusion rifle. It's just to damn powerful. Ive litteraly destroyed entire teams of players with it and as long as I'm within medium distance of another player it's instant kill when aim down the sights. I for one am satisfied with the game and am looking forward to what this game grows into.
They lied so much about this game in the marketing and hype, deserves these average scores because while it is fun it is not really that good. - Lack of solid narrative which has always been a big part of bungie games - Lack of content - repetitive enemies - lack of variety for the loot system so gear does not feel meaningful other than getting a higher number - The MMO features feel like some man in a suit said "Kid's like those MMOs, lets put some of that in" Anyone coming in and saying they are having lots of fun and it deserves an 8/10 are simply defending their purchase. Out of all people gamers are the most intimate with their purchases.
Speak for yourself... I am having fun and I have nothing to prove to random people on the internet...I don't even like FPS games...RPGs are my favorite... Last game I played through was FF14... But something about Destiny keeps me coming back... It's like borderlands mixed with an MMO so it's pretty awesome in my opinion... If you don't like it... That's good for you... But myself and many others are having a lot of fun
"deserves these average scores because while it is FUN it is not really that good." "Anyone coming in and saying they are having lots of FUN and it deserves an 8/10 are simply defending their purchase." So, basically you think the game is fun, but anyone else who thinks its fun and deserving of an arbitrary review score 1 or 2 points higher than average, is just a sheep trying to defend their purchase. Nice logic.
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