Destiny is being ravaged by some critics and players but does it deserve it?
300 million in the first week and PS4 sales quadrupling in the UK in the Destiny launch, the game is a big success, and for that it gets haters who just can't stand that success. and for those who claim about the reviews Destiny has only "1" negative review on meta critic.. Positive: 47 Mixed: 24 Negative: 1
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CoD. sheeps follow the food supply. enough said on sales. ive played many games that are terrible when it comes to an entire complete game. just because a game is fun when playing with friends does not negate the fact the game is horrible. my favorite horrible yet fun game to play with friends in Killing Floor. terrible animation, terrible hit boxes, just a total disaster of a game. but, playing with friends i had an absolute blast.
Yeah that's how I know you're trolling. Destiny "terrible "? I've played some terrible games in my life and there is absolutely nothing terrible about destiny! If it's not your particular taste,fine, but don't lie and call it terrible!
"Horrible yet fun game" What are you even saying? The whole purpose of games is to have fun. My definition of a successful game is the fun factor. Hey do me a favor, when you pull your head out your butt, let me know if it makes a pop sound.
Watch Dogs also was the biggest new IP released to record sales on its first week to mixed and underwhelming reviews from critics and gamers and we have not heard a fart about that game since the first week of release. This is a new generation and we are currently in a gaming drought and people are starving for new games to play and many bought and preorder new hyped games like Destiny and Watch Dogs hoping it will be good but the ultimate test like any blockbuster is legs and online community and I have a gut feeling Destiny will be forgotten in a month just like watch dogs before it. Maybe not so much on the ps4 side but on the xb1 side..it is pretty much going to drop like a fly once The next COD, Halo MCC, and the Halo 5 beta are released. Marked my word.
We aren't hearing about Titanfall much lately considering the enormous level of hype surrounding it. Is that a fail too? Was that forgotten in a month too?
Yeah, Titanfall pretty much smashes your view point. Haven't heard a peep about that one recently, either. Are you willing to call that a "failure" too? Has it been forgotten? OT: I don't see how a HUGELY successful new IP is suddenly a failure, but hey, that's modern day gaming journalism for ya!
At bazinga and Hewhowalks...I am talking about hyped muptiplatform console games available on both xb1 and PS4 recently. Titanfall came out way back in March and it scores great with critics and avg. 86 on metacritics and is still being play online by tons of people. Com on guys,You don't expect a game like Titanfall and Infamous SS, both of which scores great critically, that came out like 6 months ago to still be in the news.
Indeed, what you said has proven our point. Titanfall is good game, that is not in news lately but still played and enjoyed by PC and xbox gamers. So I am really not understanding this sentence of yours:- "we have not heard a fart about that game since the first week of release." Casuals can care less about reviews. Loads of people are playing it, enjoying it, spreading the word and making their friends aware of it. That is what eventually matters, right?. It doesn't need to be in the news to assure that it is being played and enjoyed. If bungie can add content on monthly basis, then people would be playing it for months, without doubt. So I say, let's have patience and see how the game develops further before boarding the hate bandwagon and calling it a failure already, shall we?
The Wii sold very well, does that mean everyone is obliged to say it was great? I played the destiny demo on my PS3. The gameplay was tight, looked great but reviews have highlighted my fears. The game gets quite boring with not much depth. That will change over time since this is a big project for Bungie. The funding and advertising spent meant the game had unrealistic expectations. It's no wonder aaa games are on the demise, budgets have gotten out of hand.
Considering the game drought for current gen consoles and over hype and marketing for this game (guys who made halo)..the sales are NOT surprising. This doesn't make it a good game. The credible sites gave the game a low score and the only thing people seem to be praising is the co-op/with friends..which is natural for shooters. (because it plays like halo). The overall package destiny covers is mediocre...lame repetitive mission, story, characters, open world, etc. A lot what was promised wasn't delivered, it's a half arse game. Destinys so called FUN won't last..count on it.
The gear grind is pretty fun and it takes well over 40+ hours to get into high twenties. So 40+ is a good run for 60 dollars. I'd give it a 8. We should we rate it down for things it doesn't have. Cod doesn't have a good story yet it gets 9. It's simply because people expected all these things. Bungie can improve that's for sure, when the sequel is announced that's when we can truly see if they take to heart the critiIsms of the ip
People always forget about the drought. So right Monstar.
@NewMonday Would Destiny have 300 million in the 1st week if there wasn't a review embargo? Or other AAA games didn't get pushed back into 2015 so that Destiny would have very little competiton? lol I don't think so, yes yes I know they said those games that got pushed back needed more polish etc, what else were the gonna say the Truth? lol This is business 7 days out of theweek, sun up til sun down and all through the night, honesty is a hindrance to sales and we can't have the Truth getting in the way $$$ can we? Lmao. Smh, give me a break, save your built in hater defense. It's just smear campaign against anyone who doesnt adhere to the Hive Mind Zombie complex that so many overly sensitive people are controlled by.
millions played the Beta loved it and talked about it to there friends, millions watched streams and youtube videos, the game was no secret, and outside of the usual vocal minority gamers are positive and having fun,and the websites that give it a positive score are a big majority sorry but the hate was useless, you can't stop destiny!
It's a success now cause it's new. Show me pulling this off with Destiny 2 and you'd be right to call this a success. Right now it's an over hyped fluke.
because it is activision game ..that s why...everything that Activision has touched is transforming to shit instantly ...Cant you see Destiny ??it s a refurbished COD game nothing more..boring dull and uninspired
Destiny is a really good game, that is a lot of fun when playing with your buddies. Like it is ment to be played it is not a solo game. Could it be better? Of course it can, so can almost every game, movie, book, tv show that has ever been released. I for one never care about review scores and never will those are just some ones opinion. And as far as Metacritc user review scores, well since you don't even need to prove you have a game to review it, those are pointless. And if you are someone who waits for reviews before you make up your mind about a game, you are the sheep
Sales wise, no.. Game wise, yes.. If only sales equalled a good game, unfortunately that's not how it works.
Mixed to positive reviews and millions in sales is considered failure now?
People played the beta, bought the game because they liked what they played. Now comes the reviewers who collectively say the game is not good. So what really should be happening here? Should gamers go off their opinion and keep buying and playing the game, or should they turn and go the other way because the review scores are not high enough?
Why game journalism is destined to fail.
All the journalism is gone.
Destiny is a great game with friends. It's a blast to play with buddies. Sales are record breaking for a new IP. So I am not getting where it failed. Global Ps4 sales have skyrocketed to 472k for destiny week. It had sold pretty well even in Japan. I say, job well done bungie. Thumbs up for you! Now bungie needs to just keep adding content on monthly basis. That'll keep things fresh and people interested in the long run.
Agree once I hit my 100 vanguard marks for the week it can be lame solo but still a blast with buddies.
Absolutely! I just don't see how this is a failure. Literally every person I know with a console (about a dozen) has this game and is fighting to get more time to play it. I can't be in that much of a bubble. Plus, if this was such a massive failure... Why is every gaming website clamoring to give tips and thoughts on it? I guess some people are dissapointed, but not anyone I know... and certainly not me. Must... find... more... engrams...
Once the sting of it not being one part mass effect, one part boarderlands and one part halo, I can see the game for it is. (Damn, I want to play that game) The story being in those grimoire cards is an exceedingly bad game design flaw. Wow. Without them, the story is nonsensical. It is a rock solid FPS. Solid game play, soundtrack is excellent, and its pretty. That's a 7 right there. That said, the endgame content really does give it a different flavor...The pve 3 man strikes can get pretty intense. And I hear the Raid is crazy hard.
The grimoire cards should be viewable at the tower, I don't want to go to bungie.net :(
The story makes perfect sense even without the Grimore cards. The only thing they really do is give some details about the various races and factions like New Monarchy and Dead Orbit. And Sojourn, if you have a smart phone or tablet, there is a Destiny companion app. It's pretty cool, and you can view the Grimore cards through it without going to Bungie.
The bad press and word of mouth will cause the sales to fall off quicker than they should be.
BF4 got bad press but is still selling
This game is 100x better then BF4 at launch also. No constant crashing and rubber banding between crashing.
...Yeah, when has that ever happened? Gamers hate Call of Duty, but it gets record sales. Most people couldn't care less what a bunch of guys in comment sections think about games. They play what they like.
Exactly. And many gamers are just casual players who pick up whatever game is popular or what their friends are currently playing. They don't visit game forums or sites like N4G, let alone read the comment sections.
It was smart to release it in September, if Bungie had released it in October or November then there would have been too many AAA games in competition. Will be interesting to see how it sells over the Oct - Dec period.
Why the hell would anyone even think about calling this game a failure? Ppl still don't seem to get it... NOBODY GIVES A F*** ABOUT REVIEWS ANYMORE
I care about reviews. Destiny is destined to fail because it sucks.
I doubt you've played it, so your opinion is irrelevant.
"I care about reviews" Yet you've been hating on this game since well before the first review ever surfaced. You want it to fail. We get it.
Considering it hasn't failed I would say no.
Well I'm having a blast with destiny and so is my mates I hope bungie keep adding so I can keep playing!!
I honestly have a blast playing Destiny, it's such a great game, best this year so far, I am not disappointed at all. I don't understand why this beautiful game is getting so much hate?. There is clearly something wrong with gaming industry and gamers in general now days. If you don't like it, what you gonna like then?..
how is it a failure it sold alot of money, lol some internet reviews and comments dont mean nothing
I like the game but failing and succeeding isn't just about money. Financially, yes it's a hit. But it's not considered a very good game and didn't succeed at what it set out to do. I mean Bungie has a 10 year plan for this game. I'm not sure an audience is going to stick around that long....
Haven't bought it yet. But according to game journalists, All of us gamers are a bunch of virgin mysogynist neckbeards, and all of my friends love the game. If it's between the opinion of my friends, and the opinion of assholes, the choice is obvious. BTW, most MMOs are pretty barebones at launch. Get over it.
I guess people are hating on the game cause they expected something revolutionary or at the very least leaps and bounds what they did with halo and in the end what they came up with was simply a decent game...not horrible the way many are making it out to be just OK, hence the 6 and 7's.
People are hating on it for several reasons, and they were doing so even before launch. Ultimately, Destiny is a lot like Halo: CE in terms of plot, with a mix of RPG elements. If you like Halo, chances are you'll love Destiny.
Destiny remind me of the Mets or Jets quick out the gate looking good , then a major stumble to a WTF season . Lol But hey everything can be fixed or can it.
Story is shit, but gameplay is truly excellent. Isn't it great gameplay we all wanted or is that just something people shout when they see a great looking game running on PC? Personally i love the game, an 8.5 for me. I like the MP and the Strikes and raids are great fun and require actual tactics.
I can't bring myself to stop playing this 'terrible failure'
It may not be a great game, but it's a good game and by far didn't fail.
Destiny failed? Try telling that to Bungie's/Activision's bank account. Really like the game myself too, so I don't see it as a failure at all.
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