Destiny is officially one of the biggest games in the world.
Looks like this is game is a huge success, after all.
A success at suckering people in with hype.
I'd say Destiny is actually pretty decent. I played it on PS3 until I traded it in (to have more money for other games), but I often think about going back to it again, on the PS4 - and that's a sign it sucked me in. It can only get better, with sequels coming every two years, along with big DLCs for them.
I wouldn't say I was suckered in to playing. I only rented it, but I had a ton of fun while I had it. The story was Meh and the writing was really bad, but it had really great gameplay. If the dlcs weren't so expensive I would definitely go back to play some more.
Suckering people in with hype might account for people that bought the game, but what about the millions of people still playing it almost 2 months later? People need to just give it up and realize that this is a fun game with a very large following.
I'm one of the morons who paid $80 for this fail train. Looking at all the great games that are out now and the even better games coming this year, that $80 could've gone into something awesome like Dragon Age: Inq instead of this buggy, contentless, repetitive grind fest.
Hype gets the game it's initial sales, but keeping players is what counts. And what was the last count on active players playing an average of 3 hours a day? Something like 1.4 million? The game is a huge success in every way possible. And people who actually like the games genera, are loving it.
The people playing it everyday and enjoying it with friends weren't suckered at all. Half the people criticizing Destiny are people that cancelled pre-orders after mediocre reviews and then criticizing the people that actually like the game for falling for hype. A person that passes judgment on something they haven't even played based on others' reviews has also been tricked....into not forming their own opinion. Sure some people bought it and didn't like it, that's the case with any game whether, 9.5/10 or 6/10. But it's obvious that millions of gamers logged in hundreds of hours into Destiny and still enjoy it. Fro my experience, it's a great game to play with friends. It's just like talking and hanging out but you get to shoot stuff and develop a character. A lot of reviewers were wrong imo. Games flawed but it's no 6/10.
And yet technically its a failure. A message to devs and publishers that they can do whatever they want, offer it at any price, and people will buy it blindly.
Or, you could rent it first and judge It for yourself before purchasing it. I don't understand how people can blindly spend $60 + on a video game, and then be dissapointed when the game doesn't meet their expectations.
"Or, you could rent it first" That's becoming less an option in this era of pre-orders.
Not enough content, simples.
People can hate on the game all they want, but regardless of what some think a TON of people are hopelessly addicted to Destiny, including myself. Even during breaks at work I whip out the companion app on my smartphone and check things out in the Destiny universe (including checking the gunsmith, so when he finally starts selling rare fusion rifles I can get past that part of my pocket infinity bounty). Can't wait for the DLC, it's worth the price to me even if just for the exotic and legendary weapons. Everything else is icing on the cake.
I with ya! I won't go as far to say the DLC is worth the price for weapons alone. But I'm definitely still addicted. On a bit of a hiatus, due to other games - but Destiny is still by far my favorite release this year. (snubbing Stick of Truth of it's top spot, now that I think of it)
im registerd but sold the game a month after release. as u wonder round the world u can just see loads of areas that should of been filled with content and they wasnt. ALso with the price of the dlc I CERTAINLY WONT BE BACK ANY TIME SOON
I wonder how many are still active players. Last count I heard was from a few weeks back. Curious as to the drop rate each week.
Activision be laughing right now!
I'm not so sure, they might have had a hit with this one, but at what cost? how many of the people that bought Destiny will be buying into the DLC or even Destiny 2? They could have had the next big thing on their hands but as good as the game is it still really feels like content was cut before release. This is not how you build a loyal fanbase. See Burnout Paradise for how to build a fanbase. Cutting content is not such a bad thing as long as you give it up for free, you give your game free advertising weeks and months after release because tons of gaming sites will be reporting on the free DLC and if you announce it early you keep fans from potentially trading in the game.
Doesn't make it good. It's not.
Just as much as you guys proclaiming it a failure online doesn't change that it's not.
whats more important is that its a very fun game. shame on some reviewers trying to bash the game for whatever reason that clearly did not have anything to do with the game. At above, its interesting that the usual culprits are all jumping on a sales figure article to remind everyone how bad the game is. Got Milk? I mean... Bias Much?
Nobody has an agenda, the game just isn't well liked by a lot of people. I agree with these people.
its a bit more than that. IMO. and your statement maybe true about you, but you can't speak for others. Personally, what I'm seeing is a lot of political game reviews, and in the comments, a lot of people who share certain other sentiments (which I won't get into) who unanimously "dislike" Destiny. Just an observation.
Really, is that why they're is 9.5 million active players!? Like they said, the gamereally comes into its own after you've completed the main content. That's why people in the drives are returning to play for hours on end. The game is addictive whether you think it lacks content is irrelevant to the grand picture that 9.5 million gamers enjoy the games offering through and through and are playing it 2 month later regardless of its critical reception and your personal dislike which you're very much allowed to have. It's just an unquestioned success and it'll be an even bigger success going forward, this game in its current for is not the grand vision of the game and it will ammount to more as time goes on.
When you see an article related to a game that you dislike, and then you methodically decide to contribute the a conversation about said game, namely to express how widely it isn't liked - that is an agenda.
very few people don't like destiny. COD should of got the heat bungie did.I mean here people go off and buy COD AW when ghost came out this same year.....not only that. id say about 40% of people probably dont even finish the campaign and jump straight into MP on COD games.
Does the story suck? Yes Is the game repetitive? Yes Is it lacking content? Yes All reason to give it a mediocre score, BUT Is the game fun with friends? Yes! Is the replay value good? Yes! Is the core gameplay good? Yes! Do millions of people love it? Yes! All the reasons to give it a very good score. Destiny got screwed by reviewers due to hype, most of the complaints about Destiny you could be said about Titanfall but that game got a pass for having even less content and no story, and no userbase to even finish the campaign for some.
totally agree with you on all those points
Comment of the year.
I begrudgingly play it so I can hit level 30 but the grinding it just downright painful. How many weeks must I kill Atheon before He drops a Warlock helmet?
Hate to say I begrudgingly play it because I do enjoy playing. Strikes old, Crucible I can only play so much, random Bounties and hate to say farming but killing crap while roaming..... It's certainly not w/o faults and for such a massive game and the idea behind you'd think they would have released it with more than just the Vault. More than 1 stinking Raid to complete. Not to mention the bugs the last update caused in the Vault. And that random number generator. First week I got 2 pair of boots, 2 pair!! Not to complain cause people have played a lot more w/o even getting a single pc of raid gear but 2 pair? come on.... And when it's all said and done surely this Raid Gear will be replaced by another that takes you to lvl 35? Surely the lvl cap will increase at some point right. Personally I love the game I just hope issues get addressed and more material comes before it's too late. I know it's not an MMO and normally hate DLC but they need more Strikes and Raids stat.
I traded the game in. Wonder how many others did the same
I was a registered user but sold the game on craiglist after 4 days. I think the initial hype is the cause of these registered users but I seriously doubt many are still playing this game. It is just too repetitive and boring.
I still play it, and i can tell you that yes, many people do still play it.
yall got robbed with the "From the developers that brought you Halo, and the publisher that's brought you call of duty"
Registered doesn't mean they're playing. I'm registered but I traded and uninstalled my copy 2 weeks ago.
The true question is how many of those 10 million are actually active players. Registered does not mean they sold 10 million copies to consumers.
What a weird metric, why not reveal how many are actually sold? It could mean 6 million sold, the other 4 million bought used or rented
I wonder how big the active userbase is, almost everyone I know has stopped playing it.
And almost everyone I know is still playing it, see how that works?
Just imagine what those numbers would have been if this was actualy a great game, goes to show that theres a real opportunity here for this type of game, really hope something like borderlands has taken note.
"now has more than 9.5 million registered users, the active of which are playing the game an average of more than three hours per day." Note "ACTIVE OF WHICH". The amount of registered people is meaningless. Less and less people play it every week, it feels like.
as you clearly dislike the game, how do you know that "less and less" people are playing it each week? Im just curious. Do you know someone who loves and plays it often?
That's only an assumption, I never said I disliked the game. Destiny has received enough positive press. It was a heist plain and simple.
@Mister_Audrey well, its obvious from your second comment that he was right about you not liking the game, thus "it was a heist plain and simple". And you didn't answer the question. How DID you know that there were "less and less" people playing the game?
i solded my copy a week ago for sunset overdrive so I would like to see Active members
I will not be buying the sequal.
I consider myself an outsider to the AAA scene so beyond the art direction I don't have much interest. Still, the fact that it's pretty much the only topic of conversation over the past month that isn't gamergate has me SOMEWHAT intrigued.
Actually, I should clarify, I don't mean it's somewhat intriguing because it's being talked about. rather, because it's being talked about it's in my face all the time. That's encouraging my curiosity.
Does registered mean active?? I registered, but soon sold the game!
doesnt matter if its good or not guys what matters is the sales figures and obviously theres ton of people still enjoying the game online. its been a huge success.
Don't care what the vocal minority says...I love this game. Thanks bungie.
Lots of sour grapes as expected .
I love all the people who so desperately want this game to be dead in the water when in fact its thriving. I've only seen one person on my friends list not playing since launch.
Great game. I dont understand all the hate for this game.
its the xbox owners, who are secretly playing it as we speak, but hate that the game one ups Halo, and it has exclusive content for PS4.
Y would xb owners bash a game that is on the xb1, I'm level28 titan and against dlc so this game is dead, not nearly enough content is the true downfall of a great game...xb owners are used to bungie, destiny was a natural feeling to me because I play bungie. Lol the ps owners hated on bungie so hard discrediting the Halo franchise but now defend destiny...like I said bungie is familiar to the Xb crowd and the safted all of us....yea dlc is for the ps4 but the developer didn't completely omit x1 unlike insomniac ...bungie and insomniac need freedom and it seams they both have better games with ms... #26
@madatme You are my case in point. You're comment is exactely what im talking about. The game does halo better than halo. Thats why xbone owners are up in arms about how horrible it is. "They shafted us" um not really ive gotten more play out of it than most games i can remember. The gameplay is solid fun especially on hard difficulty. I cant wait to get into the dlc. Im amazed at the inclusion of four different enemy AI. I think a lot of work was done on this game. Not sure why you bring up insomniac. But i guess you are trying to compensate which is fine. "They make better games on xbone" ? Really? Not from what ive seen. I been playing ratchet and clank for years. Its always been fun. Their new game is just more of the same from what ive seen. And pretty sure insomniac is gonna run back to Sony after sunset, unless of course MS digs deeper into that pocket.
Greatest FPS of all time. Destiny.
Y would xb owners bash a game that is on the xb1, I'm level28 titan and against dlc so this game is dead, not nearly enough content is the true downfall of a great game...xb owners are used to bungie, destiny was a natural feeling to me because I play bungie. Lol the ps owners hated on bungie so hard discrediting the Halo franchise but now defend destiny...like I said bungie is familiar to the Xb crowd and the safted all of us....yea dlc is for the ps4 but the developer didn't completely omit x1 unlike insomniac ...bungie and insomniac need freedom and it seams they both have better games with ms...
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