Play: "Why those who claim that Destiny is done are wrong."
I never thought Destiny was 'done' but I sure don't play it very much at the moment. As for Bungie's Halo being the template for the modern console shooter", it may have contributed, but surely CoD was instrumental if not more so to the genre. Regardless, Destiny is okay but as time has gone by I think it is fair to say the game did no live up to many people's expectations. Will I be back to play? Sure. Just not sure when.
Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't halo 2 one of the first games to have the health pack less first person shooter (recharging health)? Did call of duty have that before halo? I feel like the recharging health is what really has defined FPS since halo 2. As well as halo 2's match making style, which has bled into a lot of console games.
Halo set the standard for console FPS's but I would definitely say Call of Duty has had more influence on the industry as a whole.
We know Destiny is not done... We knew that before the first game even came out... In fact, we knew that the moment they told us there were going to be three installments to the game spanning over 10 years. For me though non of that really matters. Now the first game is out and we can see the sort of direction the game is going in, I have lost complete interest in it's future. it is a shame, I mean I was really hyped for it. but boy, what a letdown in terms of it's story and scope and all that.
Just to comment on the scope aspect, if a four man team can make a near infinite type universe in No Man's Sky (by near infinite I mean, no one will ever be able to see everything), then why couldn't Destiny give us at least 8 planets, with regions to those planets?
Here is the thing. This game was marketed to us as the bees knees. Then we spent 3 hours with it and knew we had been had. This game single handedly knocked sense back into me. Wait for a review, and never pay full price. Even with GCU and my amazon discounts. Its not almost a year since it's release. The game is due for a series re-review before I even consider it. There simply is too much on the horizon for me to even be interested at this point again however. Same goes for Halo MCC... Still broken. Only game I have for my XboxOne.. I don't play it. I've lost interest. My PS4 is seeing much love however. If Destiny drops to sub 20... I may pick it up just to add it to the collective pile of shit I own.
The expansions are still $30 alone so you'll be waiting a long time to hit the $20 level. I enjoy it but I have a huge clan to play with and we get new players that need help all the time. We play a lot of other things but tend to migrate back to Destiny when other games are done. Over the weekend I've had 50 friends at any one time in Destiny. Compared to zero in Hardline, 5 in BF4, and 10ish in PLanetside.
I'm still waiting for PS to let me in. That would be nice.
So after 3 hours, which only scratched the surface of the content, you knew you'd been had?
It was during release. 3 hours is an exaggeration of course. But in the launch window of this game... it was pretty apparent there wasn't a lot there.
console gamers do not stick around as much as pc gamers do. which makes you wonder why bungie refused to support that platform. activision was too scared to make this a mmo game with monthly fees so instead they created a large scaled game held back by its potential by removing content to be sold as dlc. that business strategy simply doesn't work. people stop playing and then they feel ripped off through the process because they know content was reserved to sell later. the amount of players online is also scaled way back, probably because they wanted to support last generation consoles too.
Disagree. There are a ton of people playing right now. If what you said were true, they wouldn't have come back. I have 26+ adults on my FL playing this morning before the update patch. There will be over 50 tonight
Jumped back on myself last night after not playing for a few months and I'm pretty excited for this dlc. Even though there is no raid I'm still stoked for something new to play, since Batman won't be out for another month and a half this dlc will do just fine.
Destiny is digital loot crack wrapped up in a souless package. There are those who are still drawn to it but I still think that's probably a low percentage of the overall sales. Of all the people I played with at launch, only two are bothering with the expansion with most more interested in the Witcher and/or have moved on to other games. I'd be more interested to see how the sequel does. While I still play and enjoy it, almost everyone I've spoken to agrees it was a disappointment and didn't live up to the ridiculously high standards we all set for a Bungie game. I'm interested to see what Bungie will do with the sequel. It's gunplay is up there with the very best FPS games of all time, they just really need to flesh out the experience and actually inject a soul (better storytelling) into the whole experience alongside dramatically increasing the content.
Destiny has no competition. It's the best fps out. Only the division could potentially rival it, but that's been delayed until next year.
Are u serious?
destiny is a beta in progress and gamers are paying to be beta testers
Over 1000 hours and no sign of slowing down. They other day the servers were down on destiny for me for an hour. The perfect time for me to play one of these other new games I've bought that are still in plastic. I kept looking at those games but decided to pull up twitch and watch someone else pla Destiny! It is all I play, and all I care to play! You can hate as much as you want, it makes no difference, there is no competition to this game from the fps genre, none!!!! Considering I've never liked halo, I didn't think I would enjoy this game so much for so long! I didn't follow it, and it wasn't even on my radar until I played the beta. I put over 80 hours into the beta alone! For everyone who hates it, there are 5 more who love it and play daily!
Aibreez I have a job you hating idiot! 1000 plus hours over an 8 month period! Never played a game for that long! You haters are freaking hilarious! I'm almost at 2000 hours. And since I have no interest in playing any thing else this year besides batman or uncharted, I'll be playing thousands more hours! But hate on! I'm sorry you have nothing that satisfies you the way destiny does. So you have nothing better to do but troll destiny articles! Sucks to be you!!!
Over 600 hours and I can admit the game has flaws, can you? Also, I'm sure you have a job... I mean I'm in high school but I don't have the time to play over 1000 hours, yet you're saying you have a job and also have the time to play that much, uh huh
I bought into the HYPE of its largely PvE claim.I'm just not a crucible type.Took a break after about 800 hours.I'm just hoping House of Wolves can reignite my passion. If there was a Contentious Game of the Year award, Destiny would win, hands down.
I think it would've been a lot better if Destiny sold at $25-30 on release. In no way was that game worth $65. They would probably also have less people being upset or disappointed, and so have them dropping the game after finishing the campaign (me being a part of them), which was claimed to be rich and diverse. Come Destiny 2, I will most likely wait for the complete edition a year later. Or just skip it entirely if its equally empty [Edit] For people like me, it is very much finished. For people who enjoy this kind of stuff, probably not
I don't know. I think it was a bargain. But then again I have 1600 hours into it so I can't complain haha.
Well if you manage to get that many hours from it, its money well spent lol
I don't think I made it past 2 hours... I could see how repetitive the game was before the shrink wrap was completely removed. 1600 hours @ my billable rate could buy a new Lamborghini... lol The only game I've played has been GTAV for the most part (aside from trying a few other games here and there), since it's release I think I've spent a grand total of 180 hours in over 2 years. How people can spend 1,000 - 2,000 hours on a game is impressive to say the least.
They said they were going to support the game for several years and it wasn't even finished on release, so it obviously isn't going to be finished now. Release the shell with good gameplay, then sell everything separate.
This game has just scratched the surface of what it is capable of. Wait until we get the ability to level our CLANS and get rewards for them. Wait until we get 6 man strikes, more raids, more story, and all the possibilities that can happen. I do believe, however, they will have to add more story to this game (I don't mean grimoires either).
Yeah, it makes me laugh when I see articles about Destiny being done. Every week still in the top 4 most played games on both PSN and Xbox Marketplace filters. Pretty impressive for a game that is 9 months old. Guessing that come tomorrow, it will be back to the #1 most played game again. Haters gonna hate, but no denying Destiny is still going strong.
Popular things get hated on the most. People will admit they have like hundreds or even a thousand hours into it.... but try to hate on it. Guy above even tries to put it down saying that they've moved onto Witcher... so you played a game for 8 months and you think it sucks?
Bungie might not be finished with Destiny, but a lot of gamers are. They messed up. It's the best worst game I've played in recent memory.
Destiny's just an FPS World of Warcraft. If Bungie ever does make a Destiny 2, it'll be in the next five years. Activision knows how to keep the DLC train roll'in like they have with CoD. And that's fine if it's as cool as another game like House of Wolves.
Great gameplay! still waiting for that story tho...
"Why Destiny is far from finished" I realised this also while playing the game lol
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