My Destiny Beta Impessions – Can We Please Stop Calling Destiny a MMO?

Allisa James talks about the Destiny beta and that while the experience was highly enjoyable, it is indicative of a first person shooter and not a MMO experience in the least.

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Hellsvacancy1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

It's kinda a MMO, a Mini Multiplayer Online game

Will Destiny have a 12 vs 12 mode, or is 6 vs 6 the highest?

ajames3471930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

Haha, I love the new genre. That should totally be a thing.

So far Bungie has only revealed that raids will have up to 6 vs 6. It might change later on though but for now that's the highest.

OC_MurphysLaw1930d ago

this game is an MMO in every way except in player count. large explorable areas with respawning enemy fodder for grinding, hub world for all players to visit for stores & upgrades, mass event instances that all players in the area can take part in, PVP area separate from the exploration world, numbers popping up overhead from damage dealt, leveling & loot to make your character unique and finally social controls like waving and idiotic dancing.

The only thing it lacks are large number of players in each zone. That is really the lone thing that makes this feel non-mmo like.

This game is Defiance but done with fewer players and better graphics / mechanics.

And its not a bad game either... calling this an mmo isn't a knock its just a reality.

Breakline1930d ago

The thing about it, though, is that it has good gameplay. That was one of my main gripes about games like KOTOR or WoW was that the combat was stupid turn-based crap, making skill simply choosing the right "skills" at the right time. All it took was study (which you shouldn't have to do for a game) and you could be as good as possible.

With Destiny, it's an FPS FIRST. Meaning the gameplay is freaking solid and you can overcome powerful enemies by taking them down military-style instead of choosing stupid turn based skills.

OC_MurphysLaw1930d ago

I definitely agree it's a great playing game. I think one of the problems is that people somehow associate MMO as being something negative. MMO games can be quite good its just a style/genre of game and should not be associated with quality of game.

N4Flamers1930d ago

I have to disagree with you breakline. Just like mmos destiny has enemies that are immune to your damage based on your level. I dont think its a bad thing to call destiny a fpsmmo. Its a great game and I loved it. Cant wait to play the full.

Psn darqueax
Definitely looking for raid partners.

TheWow1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )


Quality of the combat isn't really going to change whether or not a game is an MMO.

It's like trying to say a car isn't a car because it's red.

Juangie31930d ago

Mmorpfps. Medium mulitplayer role playing first person shooter. That is all

Duke191930d ago

I really enjoyed the beta, but agree it shouldn't be called an MMO.

Planetside is an MMOFPS - Destiny just doesn't have the MMO feel to it. Just like I don't consider GTA online to be an MMO.

May be something as simple as the lack of communication/cooperation, but it lacks the "massive" feel of true MMO's

Jughead34161930d ago

The game is not an MMO. When the people making the game says it's not, then it's not. They actually seem irritated when people call Destiny an MMO

Spotie1930d ago

People making games say a lot of crap about their games.

Software_Lover1930d ago

It can be looked at as a single player game that requires always online....... with the ability to allow coop/multiplayer when needed.

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