Is Destiny A Bad Game?

Destiny launch was just a few days ago but already there is this hate towards the game on online game forums and comment sections. The poor Metacritic reviews don’t help either. As of right now the game stands at a 74/100 which makes it an “average” game. So what keep Destiny from being a “good” game?

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venom061498d ago

it not bad.. just NOWHERE NEAR what IGN hyped it up to be.. But Activision/Bungie got over with a brilliant PR stunt. Convince review sites (that are already over-hyped about it) to not do a review before lauch knowing that the game was going to be just average. And when you as a review site are in bed with the publisher through you business actions (Activision owns the IGN Pro Leage), then the review site is more than happy to do what the publishers says. But this is ultimately to the detriment of us gamers...

DallasTrout1498d ago (Edited 1498d ago )

IGN is the worst when it comes to hype. I'll never forget after Watch Dogs came out and on their podcast they were chastizing people for buying into the game's hype when they were the ones hyping it up the most. Like no, you don't get to do that.

kevnb1498d ago

Review websites have almost nothing to do with destiny success, the average customer doesn't care about often pretentious reviews.

WalterWJR1498d ago

I think Bungie bit off more than they could chew with Destiny. Going from making games for just the xbox and now to four different consoles seems to have jeopardized the quality of the game.

BattleAxe1498d ago (Edited 1498d ago )

Lack of matchmaking for the co-op story mode, lack of matchmaking for Raids, no general chat in multiplayer, and no communication tools when you're in the Tower. These things all seem like a 'no-brainer' to me and most people I have talked with about the game.

I should say though, that I still think the game is great, but not having these features will probably make me lose interest in the game over the long run. I don't have many friends playing this game, and so the lack of matchmaking in some game modes is a real inconvenience and a disappointment.

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3-4-51498d ago

uhh are you guys playing the same game I am ?

This game is least I think so.

Most fun in PvP I've had since Halo 2/3.

The Sparrow is really fun to drive.

Plenty to do.

Tons of armor, guns, sparrow, ships, shaders to collect.

Riads, events, strikes, Different PvP modes.

Not sure what you guys want.

The game isn't JUST the Main Story.

How haven't you figured that out yet ?

ion6661498d ago

1 vehicle no upgrades to retro fit with guns.
10 guns with limited variations,just different scopes and power increases.level 5 guys competing with level 22 in multiplayer. yeah thats balanced. gimme a break. this game should have been free to play because it sounds alot like warframe! BOOM.

Torque_CS_Lewith1498d ago

You want it to be fun and so has to be fun.

Torque_CS_Lewith1498d ago (Edited 1498d ago )

double post

shinrock1498d ago (Edited 1498d ago )

Shoot and loot and play dress up! Yep soooooo much to do!

Omnisonne1498d ago

Story mode/coop is good, albeit tedious at some points. Great atmosphere and soundtrack

I personally find PvP to be really frustrating though, not sure what it is but I can't seem to enjoy it at all

3-4-51498d ago

@ ionn - Please tell me you realize that when a lvl 22 player plays a lvl 5-7 player......It's balanced out accordingly.


tunaxsaladx1496d ago

Youre senile dude. I played this game all week and now im bored. The online crucible is garbage because everyone uses shotguns. At least in Halo you had to pick them up. Also, the vehicles arent that great. No one can stop that tank in crucible unless you get a rocket or have a power thats explosive. If you want to play competitive then CoD Ghost or Advance Warfare is your game, this game was suppose to focus on the MMO side of games. In order to get armor, you have to rank up in the crucible so much. They force you to play that bad PvP section. The engrams that are "suppose" to drop, never do. So they basically screwed you over with armor amd weapons. The armor all looks the same except for the helmets. All in all, ive been waiting for this game for years and it dissapointed me. I would give it 6-7/10. So if you think its amazing, then yoy havent been playing games that long to experience whats a good game and whats a bad game.

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MrDead1498d ago (Edited 1498d ago )

Might be average or bad to some people but millions are playing and loving the game.

So to the people who are hating go play something else.

ion6661498d ago

I care what I pay for .so do ppl have a right to know what there money is not getting them .which was hyped up to be the best thing since sliced bread. And that being said is a half assed opening. They had enough years to put the bells and whistles on this piece. Millions of ppl are playing to get to the good .guess what they won't.

KONAAs1498d ago

lol the game sux ass, turend it in already at best buy, they way things are going the trade in price will drop because it sux $500 M in what?

MrDead1498d ago


We all care what we pay for and we all run the risk of not liking what we purchase, that’s just the way of things. With Destiny we were lucky enough to have a beta so this was a no risk purchase for me as I knew what I was getting.

It’s fine that you don’t like the game but other people love it so my advice to you and others is move on and play something else.

Thatguy-3101498d ago (Edited 1498d ago )

what pisses me off is the radar on the multiplayer. Why would you have it work like that? Then throw in the over powered powers and it becomes a real pain.ugh I'll just stick to The last of us multiplayer.

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Godmars2901498d ago

Its not "Next Gen" if that means anything.

Delive1498d ago

That's what I said. For a ps3/360 game, it's pretty good. Roo for improvement? Hell yea, but that's the beast we created by buying into dlc. Now, destiny will build up to a better game through add on content. From the ps4 and x1, is no more than a shinier last generation game. No content changes , ai improvements, lobby headcount increase, nothing to justify a current generation version other than to cash in on sales. I can't complain too much though, the cross buy promotion was a great deal for a slightly above average game. I'm having fun playing it, that's all that matters to me.

FalloutWanderer20771498d ago (Edited 1498d ago )

They f**ked up. They should of dropped ps3/360 and added a release for PC. Then we would of had a next gen experience with PC,PS4 & Xbox One. (Sadly people ran out and bought in droves, so now they'll make their $$$ and then rip everyone off for DLC)

Developing for the lowest common denominator including last gen consoles decreased a lot of opportunity and potential that Destiny could of achieved. Are we to believe that every single game in this series will be cross-gen? Equating to being held back over 6-8 years WTF. All they saw was $$$.

They won't be seeing any of my money! They might get lucky and I'll pick up the game a year after release with all of the added DLC content they milk the game for but I'll snag it at a much cheaper price. $20 a pop. what a fucking joke.

LamerTamer1498d ago (Edited 1498d ago )

That is the problem. It is the whole "games as a service" model. You buy an unfinished shell of a game then pay and pay and pay to get the "full experience". No thanks, the game should have flopped hard to make this model of infinite paid DLC crap go away. Unfortunately it sold well so now others may adopt this infinite DLC model.

randomass1711498d ago

Definitely not. It's just not the huge masterpiece it was hyped up to be. Still fun though IMO.

DeadlyOreo1498d ago

I think it's fun as hell. Opinions are fun.

Eddie201011498d ago (Edited 1498d ago )

I like the game a lot. I wish the games story was more fleshed out with cut scenes rather than cards on the website. But how often do you get a game with a good story any way.

4.5 million people played the beta, which was a whole planet and some and nothing but good things were said about it, it gets release some people seem to not be able to find anything good about it. Puzzling.

How could anyone expect so much more than what was shown in the huge section of the game you were aloud to play in the beta.

It'a a loot quest with competitive multiplayer just like the beta was.

Plus there is a lot of timed content coming this month,a raid, story based content, and special competition content at no additional cost, content that is aside from the expansion packs, things they do in MMO's all the time, anyone who has played a raid in an MMO know how freeken fun they are.

This game deserves an 8 out of 10(a very fun 8 out of 10) without knowing how future content will affect the game and with future content could becomes something really special.

Forn1498d ago

It's not bad, just... empty I guess is the word I'm looking for. Almost soulless or something. I don't know how to word it exactly.

CaspuR1498d ago

boneless, how kanji from persona 4 would put it

Yo Mama1498d ago

I don't know what's wrong with some people. My friends and I love it!

Torque_CS_Lewith1498d ago

I don't enjoy what you enjoy, something MUST be "wrong" with me...that or we don't enjoy the same things which is okay.

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