Hardcore Gamer: Wait just a second here. Is Destiny just a lesser version of Diablo III?
And Monster Hunter. And Xenoblade Chronicles X. And Phantasy Star Online. And... ...well I'll just stop now.
No. How the hell is it inferior? 1st of all, comparing a game that has gone through major overhauls to be where it is to a game that launched a week ago, is ago bit unfair. And yeah, I love diablo 3, and destiny for many of the same reasons. But if u love fps games too, Destiny is f#/#! $@ amazing. And it just started. Give the damn thing a few months, let it evolve. Let Bungie learn and adapt, listen to the community and release some content and patches. It's an mmo for a reason. And i love diablo, but it has very little actual content, especially at launch. It's about the grind. I actual cruelly believe that Destiny may grow into something quite special.
Its true, D3 was a freakin' mess during release.
Loved you in Real Genius.
A first person shooter with RPG elements is a lesser version of an isometric action RPG that came out loaded with bugs, DRM, etc?
How are these games even relative to each other besides a loot system. One's a FPS, one isn't. I just dont get the comparison between the two games.
Wow, this article must have taken some serious yoga, stretching and warming up to reach for clickbait that aggressively. It was actually such a poor attempt at building a case to support the headline, the article was entertaining to read. You could take almost any game and compare it to some previous game that shared an aspect of it. Label it "inferior". And then write an article about it that is entirely grounded in opinion. It's silly. For example: "Skate 3 was an inferior version of Tony Hawk 2"... "because I prefer action based games over simulation games, especially when they focus on middle-aged men" The first quote was WRONG and the second quote justified it based purely on opinion. Which, the author is entitled to, but it's just plain stupid. "I feel like I actually learn something each time I play Diablo, as opposed feeling like I’m just doing things in Destiny" REALLY? Ok, let me know how all of the math skillz from DIII character development translate into your engineering career. Nonsense. Diablo 3 was offensively boring, even after the expansion and playing through it three times... ugh... I should sue for my time back. I hope the author enjoys clicking his mouse 1,400 times per minute for nothing, I'll be playing Destiny.
All of the loot. All of the loot!
And the most played game since 9 setember...
Jeez, let it go already. Let those that enjoy the game, enjoy it in peace.
It's a great target for hits. That's all the alternative media cares about. They will beat this horse dead, bury it, dig it back up, beat it some more, bury it, dig it up again and rinse and repeat add nausea. Most of us know why Destiny has become the latest whipping boy and it just shows how meaningless, powerless, jaded and self entitled the mainstream and alternative media truly is. The only people that pay them attention are those that want to use it as fodder to get a rise out of others. I think 95%, and I'm being overly generous, of the articles written about gaming are nothing but sensationalist click bait fodder written by jaded attention seeking know nothings. The best thing to do is print out articles like this and use it as toilet paper. At least than it would serve a worthwhile purpose. Than again I wouldn't wipe my backside with most of what is written if printed out on paper. I wouldn't even line it in my cat's litter box with it. And no I'm not being overly harsh. The gaming media, IMHO, is about to implode inward on itself (and well deserved) from them continually biting the hand that feeds them. These outlets have learned nothing from Sessler and Gerstmann.
BUBBLE UP! Well said my man.
Well, it seems like people can't do that this year. Think about those who enjoy Titanfall or Watchdogs and who have had to deal with the same kind of crap for six months.
Clicks man , they need them clicks
I don't think so but I think a Destiny skinned Diablo 3 game in the style of a twin stick shooter could work. Just think bigger maps, more enemies, more loot and more customisation.
I think it's called Hell Divers.
Really? Excellent, when is it out?
Maybe if they had released the game with all of the content instead of releasing something barebones and then releasing some of the cut content as DLC, it would have been a better game.
it has quite a bit more content than most games i've played recently. give it a rest.
Diablo was barebones at first with poor reviews, D3 has expanded from its core release. Destiny has a gameplay design that's hybrid with traditional console game design. Give it time. Comparing a top down game with a huge/open FPS is stupid, it's obvious Destiny is in its base form. Diablo is my 2nd most played game yet.
Yeah, this mag doesnt know all the hate that d3 got when it was launch... Every single aspect was weak... It was update after update to get it better...
Diablo wasn't as good as it is now, but I wouldn't call it weak in every single aspect, and the reviews were much better than the reviews Destiny got.
My main issue with Destiny is most likely it's loot system. It reminds me of the Diablo 3 loot system at launch. Thankfully, Blizzard has patched it, and Diablo 3 is a much more enjoyable experience at the moment. One would think Destiny, developed by Bungie and paid by Activision-Blizzard, would have learned a lesson or two about loot following the backlash Diablo 3 received initially.
Well written article. However, as the author states, Diablo 3 & Destiny are very different gameplay experiences. And personally, as much as I enjoyed Diablo 3, and feel that both it's story & it's 'grinding' experience may be superior to Destiny's equivalents, I can't help but feel that Diablo 3 is both the more overrated & more 'button bashery' experience and, as such, has inferior core gameplay mechanics to Destiny's. Oh, I can feel the hate for my opinion a comin' already ;)
Thats one thing i find really unsatisfying - i love borderlands and diablo with loot flying everywhere. Kill a dude in destiny and a few glowing things pop out of it. Boring!
I don't get it. Why is it that there is always a game every now and then that can't just be average? Instead it has to be destroyed. "This game sucks, no one should buy it, anyone that likes it is stupid!!!" No, people enjoy it, let them enjoy it.... It's never a game that actually sucks either....
Right. There are plenty of people loving this game. If there weren't, then it would be a different story. People talk about this game like its Colonial Marines or something...
This guy is a complete MADMAN. Destiny wipes its virtual buns with Diablo III. Sure, it's fun, but Destiny has dance moves on its punch card. Literally.
All the opinions in this thread and I'm just glad I didn't buy it at launch.
Same here and I'm happy with diablo 3 right now so I'll just keep up with the updates on destiny until/ if I get destiny.
I think people forget that when D3 first came out it, it got hate much like Destiny. Now look at D3. After a couple years of listening to their fans, its now a damn near perfect game. People just seem to think that Destiny can't do that too for some reason. The funny thing, is Destiny isn't even really anywhere near a 6/10.
Right there with you
so diablo 3 suddenly got a huge graphical upgrade and isnt some indie looking game nomore and turned into a first person shooter? these games are nothing alike
Diablo3 is "indie looking" now? Holy crap I want to play the indie games you've been playing.