For whatever reason, it seems like the industry’s biggest critics have the biggest ax to grind concerning Destiny. It’s a trend well worth discussing.
I wouldn't be surprised if there tanking the reviews to punish Bungie for there deal with Sony. Their complaint seems to be that the game is shallow, but most of these sites gave Titanfall a 9 or 10 and that game redefines shallow with zero story, tiny maps, and extremely limited multiplayer.
I think it has to do with not getting review copies early. This is their way of getting back at Bungie/Activision.
"It's getting bad reviews scores because of the deal with Sony... It's getting bad reviews because reviewers didn't get the game early." Do you guys even listen to what's coming out of your mouths? You're just making up any excuse you can to justify your purchases of Destiny. You both realize a lot of games have had deals with Sony (and Microsoft) and or didn't give out early review copies still got positive review scores? Fandomism is seriously getting out of hand at this point.
@Forbidden_Darkness I'm not sure if your aware of this but every time the press has been forced to hold off on reviews or are in anyway forced in how/when they can review something they make it clear by dumbing down scores. Just so you know these sites got early copies for review they weren't allowed to release their reviews for this traffic generating title ahead of schedule which is problem since are totally dependent on add/traffic revenue. I'll leave it to you to do your own research for what I said.
@Forbidden Those same sites are responsible for building up the hype especially with Titanfall. "Have you seen Titanfall!" Also look at how their hyping Evolve since E3 and that game is looking like to have less content than Destiny or Titanfall. If Evolve scores higher than Destiny, it just shows the hypocrisy of their rubric.
Ridiculous. Go on Amazon or look at the USER reviews on metacritic. These are the voices that count because without consumer money, no amount of praise for the game will matter. Countless user reviews are saying the game is lame. And I agree. Biggest disappointment of the year.
User reviews are a terrible way get the big picture. People are much more likely to write a user review for something they do not like or are pissed off at. People that love the game are too busy playing it to write a user review. Fact.
Yeah, because nobody is ever biased on user reviews...
Okay so lets say a million people read reviews . What about the 3 or 4 million who are having a ball playing DESTINY !! The way i look at MAJORITY wins ,not the reviewers !!!!
Okay so lets say a million people read reviews . What about the 3 or 4 million who are having a ball playing DESTINY and do not read reviews . The way i look at it MAJORITY wins ,not the reviewers !!!!
@pauljones If you go by amazon reviews the PS4 sucked at launch...it's called trolls stupidly given a platform to speak from. Have your read the user reviews on metacritic some have less than a sentence or two for a title of this calibur so yeah not trust worthy. You know what will tell if the game is great sales and continued post launch support. If the game truly sucks people won't buy it or it's post launch expansions. What this will do is kill the IP and that will be the end of it. BUT considering it's the biggest new IP of all time I don't think we've seen the last of it since my guess is anywhere between 5 and 10 million units sold before year end. As more content comes that number will increase..guess why I can say that because after these reviews dropped I'm still seeing new players every day. What this means is that gamers have decided with their wallets if this title is hot or not and guess what it's on the hot list.
wow. Take professional reviews with a huge grain of salt, but don't even look at user reviews. That's my philosophy. Have you BEEN to the internet?
What? This isn't the first time Sony had a co-marketing deal. Why would they take heat for it now? Also, Sony's been a media darling since the ps4 launched. This has Nothing to do with Sony. Others who claim it has to do with late review copies are also reaching. Smaller review sites are also giving mixed reviews, as are people who purchased the game. It's getting these scores because people don't like it that much.
Everything is a conspiracy theory to sony fanboys.
For me when I see 6s for scores that tells me the game is broken and unplayable. This game is far from that for me imo I'd give it a solid 8-9. Does the game have faults yes, but it's not so bad that it should receive scores like the game is hella broken. Even my friend who has NO interest in the game acknowledges that the gameplay looks fun and solid. Even he knows that these 6s reviews are a joke. I've said it many times the gaming are a joke. I'm loving the game so far.
Exactly. If I got to these game sites and look at the games that have better reviews, it's clear it has little to do with the actual game. Don't let the haters take away from the insane fun factor of Destiny.
It's not shallow at all. It's an mmo and has tons of content. The levels are genius, it's gorgeous, the combat is perfect, enemies are great, and once u hit level 20, the negate is pretty damn good for launch. Unlike other games of this nature (not being many that r fps and mmorpg), Destiny gets reviewed mainly for its single player. It is NOT a single player game. Seriously, keep playing. Most will be hooked. It's a travesty and a sign of ignorance that this game would be reviewed the way it is. If u do solely as an mmo, it may lack in certain aspects, and it's not a single player game at all. But it literally gets no love for all its been able to do, merging two genres beautifully. And it will keep growing and evolving.
@joab777 Thank you so much perfectly said. The game is much more than the sum of it's parts. I would say that the individual components of this title bleed together so perfectly. As you pointed out it's going to grow and expand with different forms/types of content. Not sure what version you got but I'm on PS4 so DM me if you want to tackle the new raid this week.
that's the main reason these reviews have pissed me off so much is the focus is on the story/single player elements. WTF? The story was last on my list of things I was excited about. Destiny has been an amazing experience and fulfilled all my expectations. Haters gonna hate.
Something is definitely up because the game is not bad at all. I'm enjoying it alot, playin with friends and in the process, making new friends.
To me it seems like no one says the game is bad, it's just not what they expected it to be. It's was overhyped. Maybe Bungie didn't do a great job saying what the game really was about.
Punished Sony for a multiplatform game? There is a reason why many people don't like cult like fanboys. The conspiracy theories are hilarious. And stop bringing Titanfall to the conversation because Titanfall never made promises that they can't deliver. We all know what Titanfall is from day one when it was announced at E3 and it delivered many of the aspect of what was promised. Just because there are hardly any Fall 2014 exclusive AAA game left on the schedule for your console of choice, and many of you put your hope on this multiplatform game in which Sony spent big $$$ to promote like its own exclusive, there is no need to scream bias and conspiracy theory that gaming journalist are out to destroy Sony. FYI, I have this game since launch for my XB1, and I am trading it in today for store credit. All the negative points from these BIG sources were valid and true. For a few smaller sites that are giving this game a high score, like the 9.6 from "PS4home", you tell me which side is bias and has an agenda?
Fanboy calling out fanboys now that is funny why can't people compare this to Titan fall what exactly did Bungie promise that they are not sticking to and the game barely been out a week so how can you say that only thing I remember is they will support it for 10 years and they also said give it some time so how is any of that breaking promises I played the Alpha and loved it one of the funnest fps I ever played.
that's exactly what I was thinking, I think this is a paid agenda. We all know it's possible.
you stupid troll give us PS4 owners a bad name. have you not considered that the game is actually rubbish ? Titanfall was repetitive but that had fun repetitiveness. Destiny is just boring and dull.
Journalists, especially in the Video Game industry, don't have much credibility,integrity,morals or ethics. * They don't know how to control their emotions and just report the facts.
If anything the media's low destiny score is only further tarnishing their reputation for me. First off before I say what I have to say I loved Second Son and Shadow Fall, with that said are you telling me destiny is scoring lower than those 2 when it is clearly on their level of not better than them? These same sites gave freakin Titanfall perfect 10s and that game was just as much a let down. This whole destiny thing just put the nail in the coffin for me that these review sites have their own interests in mind ($$$).Yh Destiny has some clear issues but the game is by no means a freakin 6, 6 would imply the game is just nearly stomachable at the very least it's a 7 for repetitiveness but 8 from me for being social fun.
Destiny would have been a great game if it game out in 2003, you know before mmos really hit there stride with WoW. but its 2014, and destiny relies to much on old mmo ideals, i feel like im playing a poorly made korean mmo from back in the day. With that said, if it wasnt for the presentation and how tight the controls are this game would literally be nothing. Just think about that its only 2 saving points are how pretty the menus look and how nice the sounds. those are the only thing destiny might have above there competition.
@CaspuR So what about FF14:ARR it started out bare bones and a year later it's a monster success story for SE. Every MMO starts out shallow compared to a year later because at the end we are just talking content that comes over time. WoW is not any different it took a long time to have all the content it has and at the time it was the only real big option in the MMO space minus Everquest. I think in a year you'll be eating some crow as the title matures and fully cements itself as a new standard for MMO type experiences.
@HiddenMission its not an mmo its a shooter that plays like an mmo, and a poorly made mmo at that.
Basically the big sites AKA the worst sites are the worst at reviewing . And nope it's not just about Destiny being shafted , it's a general observation from many of their antics
Ok sony fanboy trolls. If it's only the big bad video game sites that are giving the game 6's why is the game also tanking on the user reviews on big sites like Amazon, Metacritic, and other sites? Is this apart of the conspiracy as well? Are these video game companies making hundreds or thousands of accounts and crapping on the game? Oh wait I get it MS went to people homes and paid off the every day man to leave those reviews. I get it now.
sure let's pretend only ps consoles owners are complaining about the reviews , and that the game isnt available on Xbox . Let's rant on irrelevant stuff to keep fuelling the war
Nope but PS console owners are throwing out accusations that MS paid reviewers to give it bad score. Read the comments on this thread kid.
Why are you so mad gamerfan? You seem genuinely offended by something that nobody in the comment section even said.
Oh but when Titian Fall was getting bad user reviews it was blamed on Sony fanboys doing exactly what you are describing lol again a fanboy calling out fanboys. I like titian fall but that do not change the fact that when the reviews came out MS fans claimed a bunch of Sony fans got on Reddit or meta-critic one of those and gave Titian fall bad reviews. I do not doubt stuff like this happens because a lot of people just know how to hate and think it is fun read half of these comments you would think someone was talking about someones mother or something lol the way a lot of people is responding to one persons post if you do not agree don't agree and move on why do people feel the need to try and belittle someone like you are a better person than them because you like a different console or do not agree so you think you are right crack me up.
I think critics need to go away I have never in my life agreed with a critic or reviewer didn't matter if it was a movie, game, or device. I do not have a opinion until I play the game for myself it does not make sense to me why people would take the word of a complete stranger lol.
When comparing the quality of destiny to the quality titanfall, yes they are both great games. Why I think most sites are reviewing Destiny low is because the reviewer just didn't have as much fun playing destiny as they did playing titanfall. Titanfall never made bold claims of a huge and amazing single player story, they were honest from the get-go that it was multiplayer focused and it clearly excelled at that aspect. The problem with Destiny is all the reviewers played the beta and had fun for a week then when the full game launched it was essentially just a bigger version of the beta and they just didn't have as much fun. Truth be told, I havnt bought Destiny as I was waiting for the critics reaction, I played the beta and had a good time for a week but now I'm just seeing people complain that its lacking content and gets repetitive, neither I want to waste $60 on. In 6 months when this game is $40 or $30 and has more stuff to do ill probably pick it up. Right now it just doesn't seem to justify the price.
But couldn't the same be said for titanfall since all you do is just play online on the same maps in game over and over? Also destiny has way more content than titanfall yet titanfall didn't get deducted pts for lack of content. To me these reviewers are just getting worst by the minute.
stop comparing games. the fact you are trying to find a game just as awful as Destiny just makes you look desperate. i bet if the reviewers thought your favourite game was good you would have no problem. funny thing is if Destiny got 10/10 review scores tye same exact people complaining would then accuse reviewers of being paid off.
@space Stuff that looking desperate crap I played some of titanfall and found it very lacking in content not enough to keep me playing.
The 1st thing I ask every person l've met in Destiny is "what do you think of this game?". They all say they love it and it's so fun. To me that's what matters. I must say I love it and it's so fun.
I noticed this. I played it quite a bit and I think it deserves an 8. Nothing more, not much less. 6 is nuts.
Tbh review scores are generally subjective. With Destiny I've seen everything from 6's up to 9.5's. Personally I've had a lot of fun with Destiny, but it is definitely a better multiplayer game than singleplayer and can be an absolute blast when played in a fireteam, which I think is what Bungie's intension is. Best played with friends. Tbh if this game was reviewed in singleplayer only, I can understand the low score, it is a bit dull on your own. And also it's still early doors. Over time Destiny will gain more content, as it probably seems a bit barebones at the beginning. 6/10 does seem a bit harsh though as it puts the game well below Infamous and Watch Dogs which it definitely isn't. 8/10 for me.
Pretty funny watching the Sony Fanbois whine about low review scores and create all kinds of bat shit insane conspiracy theories of MSFT paying off review sites or planting false reviews. Do you really have so few good games you are pretending Destiny is an exclusive? It sucks equally on both PS4 and Xbone. And what is this about 6s only being for unplayable games? Grade inflation much? A 10 means perfect. A 9 means it's in the running for GOTY. An 8 is a top 10 title for the year. 7 is a must play if you are a fan of the genre. 5 is AVERAGE. Seems like a 6 is a perfect score for Destiny. Slightly above average.
Wow great comment. Some one with a brain.
This is what bothering me tho....where was all this criticism BEFORE the game came out because all the sites were praising it that's what confuses me
That has been the BS going on with the press for a while . It Happened with Assassin Creed 1 too , up till the week before the game's release , they were all in love with it . Some of the same people that reviewed the game even spent more hours in preview builds than with the retail game , and yet suddenly they found it "oh so lacking and repetitive"
@aceman18, (damn movile), Well naturally any competitive team based game or mode has repetitive maps but the lasting appeal is the varied gameplay from different teammates and human enemies. Look at a game like Dota 2 that only has 1 map but you get so many different experiences based on the teams played. Now I hear that Destinys crucible is good fun, its the single player that leaves people wanting more.
So, right below this story is an article giving Madden 15 a 9.6....yet Destiny scored lower. Gaming publications crack me up with their nonsense.
Sorry but Madden 15 is a great game. I can't get off the game.
There is no axe to grind, the game is just average - good so you can all stop acting like that is a bad score for a start. You sound like a child when you post and try to correlate review scores and justify that there was some conspiracy to mark Destiny down. If this game released and got 9/10s and 10/10s you would all be complaining that critics are to lenient like you do with COD every single year. Sorry but if you actually have a degree of reading comprehension you know the reviews justify themselves.
Problem is you shouldnt cherry pick when a 6 is bad , average or just an ok game falling short of being great . We all know that for the past few years , the bigger sites have been rating good games at least around 7-8 ... so anything around 6 , by force of habit is going to the assumed to be bad by its readers . You can't abuse and destroy the rating system , and then suddenly remember that "gee , 6 arent bad games"
yes because they are the ones Microsoft is paying off.
I won't comment on conspiracy theories, although I am surprised at the review scores.. Me and my friends are having a ball
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