SelectButton: "Destiny is an incredibly difficult game to review for a variety of reasons. Currently there is no true endgame, although Bungie has opened up the first 6-player raid, expanding upon the content at release."
Beginning of the end.
"Hitting 20 is just the beginning" Yeah the beginning of going through everything you've already done multiple times in a boring repetitive grind. In fact, after you reach 20 with the exception of improved difficulty, the only new thing to actually explore is VoG.
And that's really only once you hit 25 minimum...
Far too little content, and too many invisible walls & ceilings make the already small areas even smaller. I bought the game and the expansions for both me and my brother based on the hype, and have never felt so ripped off and disappointed by a game. Game is too restrictive, grindy, and repetitive, and no amount of bungie saying otherwise changes that. I've uninstalled, and I couldn't care less about the upcoming expansions I've already paid for.
Argh I am finally level 27 and have gold/legendary gear. But damn it if it's not the hardest grind to find ascendant shards and energy's. I love the game but now it's turning into an Animal Crossing game for me. There's no real quick/simple way to level up your character once you hit 25/26. It's becoming a daily chore/task to go and do the daily challenge for a shard, then go farm for helium or spirit blooms or relic shards... all that JUST to be a higher level. Frustrating that doing strikes, bounties, and queens tasks doesn't really do anything for your level past a certain point. Tired of the same 2 pieces of gear from the queen, I am tired of defeating Sepiks Prime on Earth, tired of having to farm to level up as opposed to beating things in the game. Give me a shard or energy every time I do anything so I don't have to hope for 2 maybe 3 a day.
The very reason i quit playing after 1-2 weeks, if post-level 20 is where the real game starts, then it is by far the most tedious and flat game i have played recent years. Hell it even makes the campaign look good lol
I've just decided i'm done with it. Outside of deploying your ghost and defending it every 5 minutes the crucible is just a mess of super charges and 1 hit kills. I'm almost tempted to wait and see what comes about with the expansions but I genuinely don't want to hand over any more cash for this game.
@caseh Yeah, when it comes to expansions/DLC ill probably wait for a GOTY or ultimate edition somewhere next year(?). Perhaps then it'll be a better game
a roll of a dice... If you do the daily heroic mission and bump up the difficulty a bit, I believe one of the rewards is ascendant materials. Only other luck is breaking down legendary gear that you don't need, but we all know how often you find legendary engrams.. :P I am level 27 as well.
Yep that's what I do, I can't do level 28 by myself but I can do level 24 alone and I do those every day and that's how I've gotten over half of my shards. I rarely get them from engrams and crucible.
it was the end for me. i get no urge to grind in destiny. thats just me though. i'll grind on world of warcraft for some reason, just don't get that sense of accomplishment from destiny.
Would you people who keep saying it is a repetitive grind, please tell me what shooter you guys are playing that after the first 10, 15, 20 hours of playing the game.... you aren't doing the same thing over and over and over? Please, I'd really like to know what shooter has dozens and dozens of hours of new and fresh content.
Well, I can only speak for myself... but I've played COD MW1, WaW, MW2, and BO1. In those games, there's the prestige system that kept me going. Also, much more of a social FPS. I can talk and meet friends without having to "inspect" the players like I do in Destiny. Primarily in those FPS it's the prestige system that keeps people going. Also, COD is so damn fluid that it's just... better/different than other FPS on the market now. Even COD4 was 60 FPS, that's a huge deal for me at least. I definitely enjoy Destiny's PVP but I for one can see the stutter that 30 FPS causes. I would assume BF fans enjoy that series because of the size and scope of levels, the vast array of weaponry, destructible/active environments (Destiny's trees and other scenery seem so... dead to me). Who knows? I could ask... "how do people enjoy (insert genre)" because it's always the same mechanics regardless of the genre. Seems like a loaded question you asked.
Most shooters don't claim to have a ten year lifespan. It's also an apples and oranges debate anyway because this isn't supposed to be a conventional shooter, it's an MMO. All other western made MMOs get it, it's all about progression and it's about keeping that progression engaging and interesting throughout, this is where Destiny fails.
It isn't an MMO. Bungie never said it was. This game doesn't have a 10 year lifespan. They never said it did. The franchise as a whole does. Also, you still didn't answer my question.
Destiny 2 will be out in like 2-3 years.
Don't feed the anti-hype hipsters
The game was ruined when I hit 20. I LOVED it till then.
Same for me. No more satisfaction after reaching level 20.
Great review. Job well done bungie.
"Destiny is an incredibly difficult game to review"? No, not really. Just give it a 6 or 6.5 and be done with it. That's what everyone else is doing LOL. Of course I'm joking, and appreciate seeing a decent number score as I'm still playing this game. Honestly, I haven't been so addicted to one game since maybe, WOW. I need to pull myself off so I can play my new import copy of Macross 30 though.
I find it amazing how many folks are so harsh on this game. I see that there are some nagging things about chat and parties, maybe lack of force fed story and some other glitches. But how is this different than any other multiplayer game or new IP. I'm level 22 and still in awe of the game and feel i've only just touched the surface seeing as how i haven't completed Moon, Mars, Venus, Reef...etc... Sure it takes some grinding. I'm really excited to see what else bungie has in store.
Not really. This is just one of those games receiving divided reactions. Personally i love it but i totally understand why some don't feel like its for them.
Now that Shadow of Mordor is out and Lords of the Fallen, DA:I and Far Cry are around the corner, this will be put on the back burner until the expansions are out. See you in a while Destiny
Pretty much this for me as well.
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