Destiny was supposed to be the "next big thing".
Literally every game gets over hyped.
problem is some will build up the game in their minds to something it will not be, and then get disappointed when it doesn't meet their imagination.
i hyped things in my head then canceled preorder. then other day i reordered it as i got it cheap and im so glad i bought it. at first it felt empty but its filling up now and getting better as i get ranked up. PvP is great fun and i l;ove co-op gaming. are there things i would change...damn right!!! but i would give the game an 8 based on how it is now,day 1 was about a 5 or 6. only thing that has really annoyed me is finding out raids are friends only and i only have 2 on ps4 and they havent been able to afford the game yet.
I was skeptical all the way until I bought it, but Titanfall was having some problems with their latest update, and I couldn't wait to try something. Double down $90 on digital guardian edition Now everytime I see Destiny in the news, I cringe as I wasted $90. The game imo is a turd!!!
@YouAreSalty YouAreSalty !
Exactly, built up in their own minds not by anyone else. All they did is show clips. People over hyped the game to be something else themselves. Next they will be over hyping COD for having the best story of the year. The only person to blame here for disappointment is the buyer who didn't do their homework and fantasized.
@you are salty you are trolling every single destiny article on n4g, obviously you are a butthurt salty xbone fanboy who can't except the fact that bungie has moved on from iterating halo games and is releasing games on PS.
PS fan right NewMonday? I am willing to bet that you blamed EA and Microsoft plus the media for TitanFall's hype but now you are blaming gamers for Destiny's hype. I'd check your comment history but I am lazy so just tell me I am wrong.
Not true and not the magnitude of Destiny. Desitny has quickly become the Brian Bosworth of video games.
The fact of the matter is this game is painfully average and fails to live up to what it should be. Borderlands did everything that this game does 100 times better.
I'm not targeting you specifically, however I get sick of people comparing Destiny and Borderlands. The only things they have in common is kill enemies for loot, both are multiplayer, and first person shooters. I guess the new standard is "if you have to kill enemies for loot, compare it to Borderlands." OT I didn't buy the game on hype, I bought the game because it's an experience my friends and I can enjoy together and actually have fun with minimal headache.
dude thats alot of f'ing things to have incommon with another game for it not to be directly compared lmao. You make it sound like the difference between halo and the last of us.
Lol Its like ur comparing the same game. Your point was completely missed. in fact i kind of want to play Bordelands now. At least it had a story
Really? Even PvP?
So with all the reviews coming in hitting well below what many of us expected its clearly evident Bungie knew this was coming and they along with Activision did everything they could to keep reviewers delayed in doing their jobs so we the public wouldn't see the tidal wave of mediocrity this game is scoring. Not sending review games / codes until day of launch should have been the single biggest red flag. Not only was there an NDA embargo on the reviews but they literally didn't send review copies to many outlets unitl after the fact to ensure any "bad" news was not there day one so they could get as many of the pre-order sales and day one sales pushed through before we became aware that this game may not be as great as we were led to believe. Then we had the message from Bungie themselves, "Don't believe early reviews". They tried to discredit review sites coming out early and yet those same mediocre early reviews are still coming well after launch with other review sites So in a nut shell, the early reviews were in the ball park of the others. This kind of tactic has me losing a lot of faith in Bungie. Somehow I had thought they were better than this kind of thing.
As a PS4 owner I was greatly anticipating getting to play a game from the lauded Xbox Halo devs. Honestly I'm more sad than pissed, these guys had resources and lots of experience and I just wish the game was more intricate. So far next gen has been underwhelming.
When Marty was pushed, I ..! That was the first time I actually felt a little concern about the fractured Bungie. Once they left halo and a number of key players went to 343 with the chief, Bungie was already deficient of key minerals. It seems as if the story tellers remained with 343 and the artists and level designers stayed at Bungie. Only my opinion though. I like Destiny, however last night at about 3am, after 6 hours of playing I actually slipped into a halo trip. I for a second thought I was playing reach! Made me laugh and then to promptly turn the bloody thing off and get some sleep. They have easily made enough cash to make sure that they get the next one much closer to what they were expecting it to be themselves, Bigger team, bigger game, BIGGER HYPE!!! :) Hopefully... Better game.
Or how badly it delivered on its basic premise.
Overhype was not the problem. The missions are almost all the same and the world feels completely life less. And I don't mean in terms of Npcs I mean level design fallout,borderlands,last of us,bioshock and the metro seres all have items or bodies placed around the world that tells the story of the people that lived there and destiny has none of that. Nothing in the game feels real or lived in.
I totally agree
spot on, Couldnt have said it better myself. its extremely hard to immerse yourself in destiny, It reminds you every 30 seconds your playing a game right now
I agree about the missions being so similar. It always ended up being get to point A, deploy ghost, fend off waves of bad guys concluded with one big bad guy. Kill him, mission ends.. Don't get me wrong, I still "enjoyed" the story missions, but definitely a lot of wash, rinse, repeat.
"Destiny’s disappointing reviews show just how overhyped the game was" The hype didn't get me. After playing the beta I knew better.
"Dont judge it based off the Beta!" Remember that one?
I remember that one. Certain people were quick to throw that out whenever someone was disappointed or not impressed with the beta. A game in the beta phase is basically almost finished. Only tweaks to the AI, QA bugs, balancing and other minor tweaks are made. But gameplay, design, graphics, those are all done. People should have known then but for some reason certain groups really wanted this game to shine.
Am i the only one enjoying destiny? :(
No, not the only one. Me and everyone else who I talked to who actually played the game loved it. Not saying it's 9/10 or 10/10 because it's not. But as I said before, I think it's a good 8/10.
I am enjoying it. The real question will be can it keep my interest now that the story missions are done..
Destiny is empty. Inside and out.
what a world... The press overhype a game to a point where the whole world is sick of seeing news and claims about a game which is then regurgitated by said press 100-fold. Only for the press to turn around and claim a lack of success because it was over hyped. Yes, bungie and activision made some bold claims but it was the press that fixated on those words and started the hype train. And now... wah wah wah... Im lovin it. the game, that is.
Self fulfilling imo. The media and the people that are doing the reviews are the ones doing the overhyping. I really didn't see the overhype from the actual makers of the game other than the standard "this is why you should buy the game" stuff.
Look at the bright side having 1080p on both next Gen system made up for some of the disappointment. Nowadays 1080p adds to game playability.
Yeah and I'm having more fun playing it than anything I've played all year.. just goes to show you that people who rely on reviews are either noobs or drones...
or you just have a different taste in games? You know thats always an option.....
step 1. Overhype a game even when you know it's not good to get people to keep checking out your previews. step 2. Rate game below average. step 3. Write articles about said game being overhyped as if it was someone else hyping it up. step 4. Profit It's not like they all didn't play the game long before it was out and knew what it was and after release were just so shocked at what they got... come on people why are you even going to these sites still after all these years of this BS?
People need to shut the fu*k up about this game being "Overhyped" The game is fun an addictive. Thats the bottom line that everyone should understand, yet people feel the need to keep wasting their time SHlT talking!
once you get past all the stuff you have done before in the Beta (if you were in it) shame someone didnt think about altering some of this stuff in full release, to make it seam less of a chore... it does get better... btw: no game (or even a product) is ever worth 10/10 dont care how good it is... p.s. people need to stop comparing one game to another, unless its in the same series, e.g.. COD MW2. BO etc.
I feel the opposite of what this article suggests... I think it shows how overhyped reviews are. The fact that so many bought, played and are currently enjoying the title without the press being able to directly influence those millions of decisions means reviews are less important than publishers have previously thought. These "journalists" are probably shitting their pants because they know that their days are numbered.
You know, I read in those leaked bungie-activision partnership papers that bungie had to get a certain review threshold (like somewhere high) in order for bungie to receive some significant portion of the revenue generated. I wonder what's going to happen with that...
And its good reviews show just how underhyped the game was. Or something...I don't know. I don't pay too much attention to hate blogs.
Hype isn't a real physical thing you can use. If people are really excited about a game that's bad, they force themselves to like it.
Has anyone here played to game. Or better yet did they play the beta. So that they knew what to expect. All of you people are here saying this and that rather than enjoying a new genre of shooter. I'd like to see call of duty set up the same way with a mom style of play. Destiny is the best game this Gen next to Mariokart so far. The fact that people are using reviews as for justification on how good the game is, I'd total crap. How many people in here are a lol 20th even better a level 26 and can raid today. Better yet how many people are wondering how did you get a review when the whole game isn't released yet and a huge portion of it came out today. I'm just wondering how silly you all look with you comments and haven't played through the whole game. Sad and true
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