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Destiny – Bad Game Design 101

Have you noticed that Bungie’s Destiny doesn’t seem quite right? Well, come in to video game design 101, and lets take a look at how Destiny doesn’t make the grade.

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NewMonday1127d ago

you can see the nitpicking degree when he writes a wall of text complaining about the selection cursor, not realizing it's a quick way to chose options directly and helps avoid scrolling through menus.

Palitera1127d ago (Edited 1127d ago )

It's not quick. It may be stylish, unique etc. but quick is something it is not. The selection process on the game takes much longer than needed and the loading times, besides being huge, are often there without any necessity.

joel_c171127d ago

the loading screens really steam my clams

ChronoJoe1127d ago

Ha, play Diablo 3 with 60 items in your inventory and then tell me Destiny's menu system is not quick.

The menu is great, I think it's truly nitpicking at the point where you're going to criticize even the games(perfectly functional) menu. Hell, Polygon even wrote an article recently about how good the menu is.

SonyMontana1127d ago

How do people like this even have fun playing games? He's focused on a cursor for crying out loud? Its simply to navigate a menu. Its not like you're moving a cursor to fire at enemy's. What happened to gamers, seriously. Let's overanalyze a small detail instead of having fun, who ch is exactly what this game is. Fun. Period.

joel_c171127d ago

The only complaint i have with destiny so far is that i want more kinds of dudes to kill - seems a little repetitive so far (that being said im only level 7)

Palitera1127d ago (Edited 1127d ago )

Great article. Sums up the most huge and incredible flaws on Destiny.

I'd just add two cents:

0.01. It is very, very rare, but some weapons do offer nice upgrades. Burst rifle turned into auto fire, ultra fast ADS stuff like that. Not groundbreaking, I know, but there's a MP balance to think behind it as well...

0.02. I like the game. A good game, not more than that, but still good.
One thing I love to death, though, is equipment having their own skill trees. Damn, this is something that other games HAVE to copy!

CaspuR1127d ago (Edited 1127d ago )

spot on

Einhert1127d ago

This guy nitpicks to much.....going on about the menu cursor? what....

I think the perfect review is honestly the giant bomb review, sums the game up perfectly for me.

http://www.giantbomb.com/re...

BattleTorn1127d ago

The top comment resonates with me;

"I see a lot of people giving it 3/5's and it's completely understandable. However the game sucked me in and I couldn't stop playing it. It just feels super weird for a game that I think is also a 3/5 which holds me so firmly."

BattleTorn1127d ago (Edited 1127d ago )

While I agree with most of the complaints against Destiny, very few seem to stick enough to keep me from enjoying the game. I simply like it too much.

With far too many games, I find I fall victim to early reviews and impressions that shed light on flaws that I never recover from knowing. Often I read/hear about a complaint and it carries with me for the rest of my play-through.

Not with Destiny. While I don't denounce the complaints, as I agree with nearly every one I've read, with Destiny I find it easier to write them off.

See you in the stars Guardians ;)

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