Stuff.co.nz Destiny (PS4) Review


Marketing is a complicated thing. If you're about to release a new product, conventional wisdom might suggest that the more advertising spend you throw at it, the more anticipation you build, and the more successful the product will become.

philm873575d ago

The way they slag the game off in the article I'm surprised they didn't give it 3/10. Can't believe he thinks strikes are the worst bit about the game, they're awesome.
Could it be the ones that don't like the game just don't have the friends to play it with? Does make it much more fun playing with mates.

cr33ping_death3575d ago

I just did a mars strike... intense. Those big guys with the shields... that tank and the final boss with the mini gun.... awesome.

joab7773574d ago

I was quick to jump all over this review...but I think it's spot on. Now, to me it's impossible to fully review a game like this until it's gets rolling, bit the author points out legitimate complaints.

Mmo fans may be frustrated by the lack of strategy involved (not including raids) and fps players may be frustrated by the repetitive nature of things.

Here's to hoping they hear any complaints and the game evolves nicely. So far, I love it.

ShowGun9013574d ago

yay! stuff.co.nz's review is in! cause thats what we've been waiting for, right? can anybody review a game now as a "professional journalist"?

"At best, the always-online element adds nothing to the game"

umm, what? ive had an absolute BLAST playing with my friends, which wouldn't really be possible without it being online... although a single player only mode would be a nice addition, playing destiny alone is kind of missing the entire point.

"every boss is functionally identical and requires the same strategy - find and shoot the weak point while avoiding the big attacks"

just got done with FFXIV, and every boss fight could be described with the sentence above, find weakness while avoiding big attacks. or DmC. or almost any other game ever.

"The problem is that, despite being a co-op mode, they demand no cooperation or teamwork"

"To make matters worse, they're unreasonably, frustratingly difficult. And not from any kind of complexity that can be overcome by strategy, but from sheer weight of numbers"

sorry, but if you're playing your class correctly, and not playing like a kill stealing, rambo impersonating, 11 year old COD vetran, then you'll be fine. teamwork IS required, and the fact the author hit such a brick wall shows he doesn't understand the game as much as he would let on (hey, im no expert either!)

overall, i give this review a 6/10

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Destiny Made Over $160 Million In Microtransaction Revenue In Less Than 2 Years

Destiny has made over $160 million in MTX revenue, and these numbers only account the data from late 2017 to early 2019.

Sgt_Slaughter392d ago

That's extremely low for microtransactions, especially for a game that's essentially designed around it

LucasRuinedChildhood392d ago (Edited 392d ago )

This was back when the game wasn't free to play.

The figures are from November 2017 to February 2019 (1 year and 4 months).

Based on that projection, the MTX revenue for Destiny 2 likely would have been closer to ~$240m for 2 years.

Not sure if premium expansions are included in that figure either although ... I'd hope that they are though and that most of the revenue was for actual content like Forsaken.

People spend way too much money on cosmetics.

Rude-ro392d ago (Edited 392d ago )

Seasons($10 and just got bumped to $12) and dungeon keys($10 each, two a year) are through the eververse(micro transaction) store.
So for those two years, in order to play a season, you would pay through micro transactions.

Sonic1881392d ago (Edited 392d ago )

Bungie Marathon will be worse since it's designed around it as well

Kurt Russell392d ago

It makes me sad to agree... but at the same time I am looking forward to giving it a go. Destiny 2 is so far in, I find it difficult to figure out what I am meant to do first.

buffig392d ago

I think FIFA alone makes over $1bn a year from mtx

anast392d ago

FIFA promotes a worldwide sport. It should make more money than destiny.

CantThinkOfAUsername392d ago (Edited 392d ago )

Let's compare something similar. Apex Legends and its ridiculous $18/$40 skins make EA a billion each year.

z2g392d ago

For as much as ppl complain how much they hate microtransactions, they sure don’t act like it. No wonder they aren’t going anywhere.

spicelicka392d ago

By "people" you're referring to millions and millions of people. Obviously the ones complaining aren't necessarily the same as the ones spending all that money.

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Father__Merrin392d ago

There's millions that purchase MTX and there's nothing we can do about it

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Stop Trying To Make Destiny

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Destiny 1 Becomes Playable on PC via Emulation

Playing Destiny 1 on PC has been something fans have been requesting for years. It looks like Destiny 1 is now playable on PC via the RPCS3 emulator.

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spoonard544d ago

I've been thinking about playing through D1 again before it goes away...

CobraKai543d ago

That’s the sad reality of a game like this. I bought it, invested lots of money, and it can go away at anytime. I still think this was more fun than 2.

jeromeface542d ago

prob because 2 is a grindfest slog

spoonard540d ago

That's the bummer of 'games as a service'.