The author remembers the massive disappointment that was John Romero's Daikatana, and compares it to the community reaction to Destiny.
"Destiny is the Biggest Letdown Since Daikatana" Some people just love to hyperbolize everything. And the biggest difference is sales? No the biggest difference is that you can actually play Destiny, unlike Daikatana that is completely unplayable.
I don't know why you got so many disagrees. Daikatana was a straight up bad game. Destiny can actually be enjoyed if you like co-op shooters.
Don't worry about it. People just want to hate the game, and they can't stand anyone who thinks differently. I wouldn't be surprised if someone marked my comment as trolling
The Difference is Destiny has some damn good PVP. Best part of the game imo.
probably because some people don't have a point of reference. Never played Daikatana. Or a truly broken game.
I think watch dogs is worse than destiny by a mile , the hate for destiny is fishy.
Destiny isn't a big letdown for me since i'm loving it.
Im loving it too PSN: RaidenCPT P.S. I'm a noob at FPS games
TOTALBISCUIT said UBISOFT gave out free NEXXUS PHONES for the reviewers who reviewed WATCHDOGS ! (PAYOLA) I think most reviewers are on deadlines , so when they play video games, it is like homework to them ! Meanwhile us gamers just have fun playing video games !
Stupid article. I love Destiny. It's quite amazing actually.
The power of the press. Getting people to believe Destiny is a bad game.
The power of N4G. Forcing people to love Destiny because it's better on PS4 or has exclusive content.
I'm surprised people actually know what Daikatana is.
I think what this guy really wants to say is: "Look at me everyone, I'm going against mainstream gaming to! Am I cool now? Yeah, I'm a rebel!" This getting old already, get over it. I like the game, u mad bro?
Destiny's PvP is arguably better than any Halo or COD game has ever been. I wouldn't call that a disappointment. Whiny Brats didn't get their emo way, so now they take it out on them via their "reviews", which almost all just happen to leave out facts and include Bias. WATCH DOGS....was much more of a let down, IMO, but once again...just my opinion.
The only thing that was hyperboled was how amazing Destiny is. It's all we heard about for 1 year and now this stale, tired format, abortion of a game is released. Next gen my a$$. Might as well return my PS4 and sit and wait for a PS5.
That's what happens when so little games are available - the ones on the horizon get overhyped. It reminds me of Eddie Murphy saying if you give a starving man a Ritz cracker he'll think its a 5 star meal.
"Destiny is the Biggest Letdown *SINCE* Daikatana" The author isn't saying it is a bigger letdown than Daikatana, the author is saying it's the biggest letdown SINCE Daikatana. A whole lot of jumping to defend your overpriced and overrated purchases on this thread. The game was supposed to revolutionize social shooters.. it has failed. It has not become the household name Bungie said it would, or predicted it would. This is fact. It is mediocre with bad structure.
I agree with your disagree.
I agree with your agree of his disagree
Not a let down at all. I don't know one family member or friend who isn't addicted to this game right now. Problem is, everyone in real life seems to love it... But everyone online seems to hate it. I have old high school friends who I have nothing in common with, who I haven't talked to in a decade posting about their love for this game.
Daika - what?
No - since ET!!!! Man - some people just need to calm down.
People expected way too much out of this game. Many thought it would redefine genres.
Well.. isn't that how it was marketed?
Not that I ever saw.
It was marketed as a "Shared World Shooter", which is exactly what it is. Man, people really twist things to try and support their irrational hate for this game.
Ooo come on if u played the beta u realize ....slow/boring...for me.but everybody have diferent taste...my person love TF.
This is ridiculous
Yeah Destiny is great. I did what gamers should be doing and that is not getting all wrapped up in the hype. When you get wrapped up in the hype you get pissed at something small to make it a big issue. This game is really fun with friends but not by yourself. Guess what guys? we live in a heavily connected world now. If people cant even eat without taking pictures and sharing it with the world what makes you think single player only gameplay is going to be a mainstay for much longer. This a game meant to be enjoyed with friends and if you have friends this game is amazing.
Yeah I agree about the hype. There was crazy amounts for this game! I got caught up in it too but luckily enough the game kinda fell off my radar and I wasn't gonna bother until a friend said he was getting it so i just said sure why not. Low and behold I'm loving it! Level 24 atm and still goin strong. OT: Honestly I feel these reviews are being stupidly harsh. The game isn't perfect or anywhere close and no it doesn't red-define anything, but it's game play is rock solid, it's premise is great and as far as it's social abilities there isn't much else on consoles quite like it (yes it's a bit rough about the edges but it can only improve)
if it got 10/10 you and the same people defending Destiny would be complaining that reviewers are paid off and corrupt. you people are the ones getting upset over 6/10 scores for Destiny. whats the point of review scores if people won't accept anything from 1 to 6 ? people like you are the reason most games get 7/10 at worst.
@spacedelete Except I've never said that about any other review ever so why would I do it now?? If you would kindly refer to my first comment, you'll notice I said the game isnt close to perfect. I know it's flaws yet I feel it's a fine game all the same. Don't go throwing the blame at me or anyone else. The problem is the lack of a proper scale. If things were done right, destiny would be a 6, and that would be good but when you take in to account the fact that other games that are just as good or worse than destiny are getting better reviews then why has destiny been dragged below it's standard?? Next time you want to comment to me, please don't throw generalizations at my face. Thanks, I appreciate it.
Wow. "Destiny is..." is getting more annoying than fanboy wars. It's a fun game. If you don't like it, shut up and go play something else.
Such sweet relief it would be if the children stayed quiet.
Thats fine. You keep bitching about Destiny. I'll keep playing it.
Maybe not Daikatana or Haze bad but I say it is just an avg game and many were expecting many high 8s and 9s for the pedigree that Bungie usually brings. That is what is so disappointed about it as many, including myself, were dead set that it will be sure one of the highest rated and best games of the year. Imagine if Naugty Dog were to released a non-inspired TLOU and it scores in the 6-7s, N4g will be in a riot.
But it is about an 8/10...It's just being judged harshly and unfairly
The game is fine. A solid 7 or 7.5. The issue is that the game is not really what was marketed. And further, what was marketed was truly going to be amazing and revotionary. Instead. Just a rock solid FPS. Again, which is fine. so 7/7.5
The problem is the hype.. too many people get sucked into believing the hype machine and set their expectations too high. Unfortunately Destiny isn't a game changer, but is still enjoyable enough.
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I dont care what anyone says me and 7 of my mates have it and we all love It think I'm addicted.....let the haters hate
There are way too many people that love this game for it to be considered a letdown, and then compared to completely terrible games.
Ok, now we are getting a little overboard here. Daikatana was AWFUL! Destiny is NO where near as bad as that game!
No, it's not. If you know anything about Daikatana, its hype machine, its final quality, and its development history, then you'll know that Destiny's release is extremely tame in comparison.
Well after a week of playing destiny I should've listed to my gut and said no to FIS shooters but my friends were getting it so I didn't want to be left out. I'm mainly an single player game type person. Destiny is a good game from a game play stand point but to be honest with you there is nothing they can do to add value to me. The missions are pretty much the same with slight variations here and there but they have the same premise. Go to point A shoot wait for point A to be unlocked shoot some more then make your way to point t B rinse and repeat. Then the occasional boss but I guess people can say that about pretty much all RPGs which I love. Even GTA V for ps4 seems more appealing to me than destiny but hey everyone has a right to an opinion
Wow, that's a bold statement. No way in hell it's THAT bad. Just like said before me, hyperbole.
What the frick is Daikatana? Destiny has been no letdown to me and the 4 I am nonstop playing with. Funny how press LOVED the beta, but now the game is suddenly unplayable garbage. hypocrites.
The media are a fickle bunch of people. For instance Wolfenstien gets 8-9 scores and there's absolutly nothing new or ground breaking in that game what so ever.
Wow milking the attention much , at the expense of an actually very good game ?
im digging all of the hate towards destiny. Seeing as bad reviews havent stopped me from having a great time I can now finally come to n4g and not see all of these articles that nitpick about framerate and resolution.
I ended up liking Destiny far more than I thought. I wouldn't be surprised if it had a 90+ score on Metacritic.
You do know you can visit metacritic to find this information? PS4 version... 76 MC Score. User score 66.
Haha! I guess that's one way to interpret that comment. What I'm trying to say is that IF it had a 90+ score, that would not have surprised me, based on my experience with the game. I do know that it's rated 76, so it surprised me that the game was that good, when the review scores weren't amazing.
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