Josh, of ToasterChimp, has returned to Destiny after a few months and played for about a week. He discusses whether or not the game has improved and where it could possibly go in the future.
is a fun game, it has soooo many damn missed opportunities that could make the game of the decade but as it is now is just another game.
A tad but still not enough for people to put down their recent games and go back to the game The game could of been so many things but it fell flat on it's face. It's Activision sadly...I'm more annoyed that I let myself get caught up in the hype.
yeah it has made great strides but it's not quite on the same level other MMOs are on yet.
I'm curious how many people are playing, I tried the beta and it wasn't my cup of tea, but I'm sure lots of people think it's fun. Is it doing well, not well, mediocre?
There is still a dedicated fan base playing weekly, still raiding, etc.
I play it almost every day to just do the bounties to level weapons and knock out the weekly stuff. And there are no shortage of players.
There's no shortage of players that I can see while I'm playing it. Well, I maxed my grimoire so the matchmaker puts me with the same people every so often, but that's rare. I'm nearly always bombarded by names of people I haven't seen before, and I'm always harvesting PSN friends from it.
its decent but it has a lot of flaws that can be easily ironed out for the sequel to make it an overall more enjoyable experience.
agreed, I'm interested to see how the game evolves in the next year.
With HoW adding things to lower grinding and more things to do. Yeah, it is getting better. Still has alot of players, more players started to play because HoW is coming soon. I have put over 200hrs in it and still played other games that came out.
It hasn't seen many improvements since launch. Biggest one will be at HoW dlc (a paid makeover I guess). They fixed some annoying things like purples not always being purples (now they just keep becoming upgrade materials -- not much of an upgrade). Their loot system still sucks horribly. After about 30 runs of Crota, I still haven't been able to get a full raid set to get to 32. Makes so much sense. Atleast now everyone won't look the same, HoW will allow some degree of customization. Though, lack of raid is still a bummer. Raids kept things really fun. Strikes like Nexus already play as a horde mode for the most part. But hopefully the horde mode isnt' as barren as I imagine it to be. Reveal should be interesting.
yeah it'll be interesting to see how HoW changes the game.
I'm not a big raid player personally. I'm at 32 because i have the Iron Banner armor and a raid chest. I'm actually really excited for this arena mode thats coming with HoW. Its bringing a new co-op mode of play to the table. I love survival/horde modes in games and Bungie did a really good job with it in Halo: ODST and Reach, so i expect Prison of Elders to be a lot of fun. I understand that people are upset by there not being a new raid, but for me this is a great replacement. Its still bringing something new to the table that will be difficult and will also reward raid level gear. Not to much to complain about in my opinion!
Played the Beta cancelled pre-order have not played the game since,next time they need to deliver what was promised,a great campaign with characters that you really care about would be the first thing that needs addressing,then a solar system with lots of different locations that are varied beautiful and interesting,and most importantly they need to focus and dramastically improve the social aspect and intergration with other players,have lobbies where you can only play if you have a headset and are willing to communicate,imagine a game mode two teams vs each other with the objective of killing a giant alien unlimited respawns and the team that does the most damage wins,communication and teamwork would be key,this can still be a great franchise just need to learn from the mistakes of the first game
Raids on WOW became shit when they introduced Raid Queues... Fucking Newbies coming to crash and do jack shit. People complaning about Destiny and not complaning about Diablo are BS. Enough said
Leeching, I hate that.
Diablo has WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY more content and story than destiny ever will have.
I've often described Destiny as a rather small game that's cleverly disguised to seem like a rather large game. In reality there really isn't much content to it. Back when the game was being hyped, I was under the impression that we were basically getting a Sci Fi Skyrim in space with a great story, interesting NPC's to meet, and instead of one world to traverse and explore we would get multiple planets. However the areas on each planet that we can actually go to are extremely limited. So instead of it truly being an open world experience, the planets are set up as multiple "aquariums" where you can see these huge areas but can't reach them because of the glass walls surrounding you. Also, I thought story, exploration, and discovery would play a much bigger role in this game. The story is hot garbage, which is surprising considering how well Bungie crafted the lore of the Halo universe. Here it just feels like Bungie threw up their hands and said "fuck it." Hell I had played the game for several hours before I realized that I had "beaten" the game already. I thought there would be far more looting and hidden areas to discover. Instead it's mostly just straight up action with missions that are the very definition of repetitive. So to answer the question "is it better?" No it's not because no matter how much they patch the game or release DLC, there are fundamental design choices with Destiny that make the game flawed and I doubt will ever be rectified at least until the sequel comes out.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.