Dealspwn: "Don't buy The Dark Below and make yourself miserable as you wonder where the hell all that time you've wasted went. Spend your money on these things and be awesome instead."
Nothing hilarious about it. £20 is borderline insulting, especially considering that Destiny only contains a small amount of meaningful content that's recycled constantly.
And that's why I uninstalled it ages ago. There are games that are really worthwhile out there, including significantly better shooters. The hype swept Destiny into homes, but they're not getting any more of my money, that's for sure.
Exactly. Bungie should not yet be charging for DLC, the game was bare bones on release and free content may have made up for that. But nope, they're gonna squeeze as much money out of Destiny before the inevitable sequel lands.
I made the mistake of buying the digital guardian edition so I've already paid for this tripe. I don't have the slightest urge to play it again.
I am a big fan of this game, and have been playing at least once or twice a week. Probably clocked up 75+ hours. I know it has huge flaws, and terrible storytelling - but I like the game play, and the repetition doesn't bother me (I also play MMORPG's, and Diablo 3 - so grinding for gear is nothing new) - but I was hopeful the DLC would start to flesh the story out, and address some of the criticisms. But this DLC is a joke. In fact, it's an insult. Even at £17.50 (if bought with Expansion 2) it's overpriced rubbish. I have no idea what Bungie are playing at. I thought they were more fan focused. Are they being mind-controlled by Activision? Forced to strip away anything new and exciting and instead drip feed us overpriced empty content. Shame on Bungie!
it isnt even stripped away,part of its on the disc,the rest was done in updates over the term. u just download a patch that unlocks it. a game like this and it weighs in at 23gigs on a 50gig bluray.
Even worse is once u download the DLC it is 75mb total download size. All those publishers lie about there products as if there is no tomorrow and if nothing can happen to them.. i really hope something bad happens to Activision, Ubi, EA etc. especially those companies milk the industry so hard that they have to be taken care of in some sort of form. Even if the industry shatters there will be enough good indie developers to rebuild it and hopefully dont sell out as much... but what the heck am i talking about.. nothing will happen and it will only get worse. :/ This year told me something very important and that is not to give my money to any of these companies... so again what the heck am i talking.. EA owns StarWars now and how could i stay away from it... Damn i hate these ********** *********** ******** taking away all my moral standarts and tricking me every damn year. I might even quit gaming as a hole or rely on ps+ games .. whatever..
Whoa, wait, are you serious? 75mb? This is the same as on-disc DLC - if publishers download the data to our hard drives without permission via title updates, they're taking up our valuable disc space and paying us to access it. Ridiculous.
@Blues Cowboy Yeah that is exactly what i was thinking. they released the dlc in one of the title updates and than you have to buy the DLC to access it. This is getting more and more ridiculous over the past years. I wonder what they will think of next and how they will sell it to us.. maybe just more of the same outsourced regions and storylines they have already ripped out of the game.
Some of it was patched in a week or two ago in advance so the update this week wouldn't be so large. Even so, a small download isn’t surprising since so much of the new events are using the same areas that were already there, just blocked off.
Really glad I sold this game back to CrapStop when they offered $40 for it. Played the game for about 2 weeks and was bored. This game was hyped so much and then was such a letdown.
LOL I got all 3 pieces of DLC for £25 (as part of digital deluxe) meaning around £8.33 each. They set the high prices so you buy season passes. Bought game with DLC from a USA PSN account for $100 which at time was £60 the RRP of the game in the UK. So I consider DLC free.. So this article for that reason is hilarious..
You can get some months of PSN Plus with that amount of money too. ..Just sayin'
Wow, so many hate articles about this game. Goes to show how popular it really is.
This is one of the games that i wish no one bought, Destiny is such a cashgrab that the devs don't deserve the sales. If they really want it to be an MMO experience, they should of add new patches for free every 3rd month, then an expansion pack which costs money. Something like how WoW does.
Yeah it got me too, I made it to lvl 28, did the vault 15 times and failed all 15 times, but good thing I traded it in for GTA V.
WoW charges a monthly subscription... It also has a box price, charges for expansions, AND has a cash shop. I'm not sure it was a great choice of reference...
Ofcourse it charges for expansions and have a monthly sub. It's not like they could afford to create content for the game for like 10 years with one-time purchases. In-game shop doesn't really dent the game in anyway, it's cosmetics and a 90 boost. Which is for people who dont want to lvl 100 levels again.
the thing is when u look at a real mmo like eq2 its the same game that was released years ago yet its had add ons over the years,with bungie we getting destiny 1 and 2 dlc,then destiny 2 and 2 dlc and finally destiny 3 with 2 dlc. its bull with how they broke it up and its way overpriced for the amount of content and variation you get. i really want a true MMO on console.
Nah..it shows more how many people dislike that this game was not as good as thought + it was totally overhyped by big parts of the gaming press. Over 350 articles alone on destructoid while it received only a 6,5/10 in the review.
I can admit, I fell for the hype. F!
Or it goes to show how big of a let down it was.
Yep. I played the game every day for hours just to get to level 30. I didn’t reach that until a couple weeks ago. I had to resort to creating duplicate alts just so I could run through the raid enough times to finally get the one piece I needed. Then in that time I had acquired many of the exotics. Even though some weren’t that good, I awaited the buff. Now it finally came, except in order for that to happen I have to reset them and start over upgrading them? Why? They made them weak to start with, and to fix them they want to toss away the work we put in to them? Screw that. I fired up the game last night to try out some of the new stuff. Went through the three story missions and it was mostly reused areas. Get through that and I’m sent on some stupid fetch quests in patrol just to unlock the strike mission? Nope. Now the cap is increased and I’ll start the grind to get the new gear all over again? No thanks. I’m done with that crap. There’s other games out there to play that don’t feel the need to waste my time for nothing.
If no one at all liked this game, it would have faded away and no one would be talking about it. The fact is this game is highly popular and the haters are a vocal minority.
All it shows is that Activision's marketing was extremely effective.
The game has only been out a couple months. If they keep up the way they are going, it will fade away. I tried the DLC last night and I'm quitting the game.
Love the DLC and the game and the haters hate because they expected something differnt from the game. Playing with a couple of friends makes this game amazing.. Solo its boring and tedious I get it. I play for hours with my brother most nights and took a break for DA:I and came back to the DLC and the game feels fresh again with new stuff to earn.
I completely agree, I've enjoyed this game a lot and these expansion missions were a blast, doing story missions with a character already the way I like it is fun and playing with friends is even better. If you don't like it don't play it and let people enjoy whatever they bought with their money.
This game is a rip off, i am so glad i sold it when it was worth something, i ended up losing a couple of pound but, i got Shadow of Mordor which was awesome.
Oh man, Shadow of Mordor is awesome! Nemesis system seems like such a simple idea when you think about it, but really revolutionary. Amazing game, have sunk hours and hours into it. Don't regret a single second.
I was stuck on this game until the prices of dlc's got shown and like others have said i have uninstalled it also
I bought Destiny to be 'part of the conversation' and find out what the fuss was about (yeah, I know, I'm incredibly lame), and enjoyed it for a time. But as soon as I took the disc out of the drive, it was like a spell was broken. I'd only been playing it because grinding and grinding and grinding was shallow and addictive, and I was going through the same content over and over again just because it was convenient and felt vaguely rewarding - not FUN. Now uninstalled. Good riddance.
Will you morons show me a few examples of Dlc roughly the same price that you get more content? I dare ya!
Eh? A quick look at this list shows you entire GAMES that cost less and offer more content.
I said DLC. Should I explain what that is?
Just off the top of my head, Dragon Age Awakening is $19.99, Mass Effect Citadel is half that and massively replayable, Big Surf Island is $6.99 and an entire island (hence the name), all the Fallout 3/NV DLC packs cost less than half of that, Skyrim Dragonborn costs £13.99, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is an entire self-contained narrative, Minerva's Den is nearly as good as the original BioShock and costs half that, and again, you can buy several full games or one major new-gen title for this price. And that's just in terms of quantity. Any number of DLC packs cost far less yet deliver exquisite yet short experiences that are genuinely enriching. I can't actually think of many DLC packs that cost this much yet deliver such a small amount of REAL (i.e. not recycled) content apart from premium currency packs/cosmetics.
I can show you DLC that was half the price and had alot more content..
11 packs of http://marketplace.xbox.com... would be about on par
They released an unfinished product full price. The DLC should be free.
Easy. Borderlands. They don't charge $20 for an update, and you get way more than 3 new missions, a strike, a raid, and new gear. All that and they don't reuse the same areas that were already used in the main game for most of it.
I should really get this on eBay while it's still worth something.
I can't believe how many people complain about the RPG elements of this game. "So my old gear is useless??" "I have to grind a lot just get to the next level??" "Why am I repeating the same fights over and over??" It's clear this game is being hated on by your casual, call of duty type fan. If any of you actually played an RPG/mmorpg, you wouldn't be asking those questions. In WoW, you grind the same fights for months just to get a piece of gear. In WoW, when an expansion with better gear comes out... Guess what? Your old gear is useless. This is the nature of RPGs. It just proves your ignorance when you hate on these things yet ignore the fact other games have been doing this for decades. The hatred is the vocal minority, however, as the daily log in numbers are incredibly high and the community is very active.
But Destiny IS NOT AN MMORPG. There's nothing massively about it. It's just a shooter that lets you team up with a maximum of five other people, and occasionally dance around in a tower without any meaningful form of interaction. Defending it as such is disingenuous and, frankly, exactly what Bungie wants. Also, your questions don't redeem MMORPGs of pulling that stuff! The best MMOs try to get around these problems or add new gameplay elements/dynamic events to keep things fresh - just look at GW2.
lol That's how much I payed for the full game in Japan.
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