Could one make the argument that Bungie misrepresented Destiny? Did the marketing indicate a different kind of game?
Not a bad take. But I don't think Bungie misrepresented anything. I think some angry people that hate gaming misinterpreted what Destiny is, that is for certain.
Your comment is sort of all over the place.
Misrepresented? Maybe kind of Seems the content they marketed IS coming.. Just rolling out slowly over time rather then all up front
How so the way I see it is people where coming in with their expectations way too high forgetting this game is a last generation game this game been hyped up to be a next generation game when it never was to begin with.
I don't think Bungie misrepresented the game, but I do think people saw what they wanted to see in it, and heard what they wanted to hear without looking too deeply into it. Once the hype train gets rolling, it's very difficult to slow it's forward momentum. Personally, I was always weary of Destiny because I was never a Halo fan, so Bungie is not a studio that I consider one of my favorites because I've never gotten into any games they have released. On top of that, I never saw much story driven gameplay in all the videos/demos/alpha/beta...and story is what primarily keeps me coming back to a game, as I will occasionally enjoy co-op and really never get that into a multiplayer, with the exception being Uncharted 2's multiplayer. For me the story, or lack thereof, is where Destiny disappoints. But I can't consider it misrepresented for me, because I never heard much from Destiny that this game would have a deep story mode. As far as the online options to team up with others, perhaps people expected more along those lines, and that is understandable. Destiny seems a bit half baked, not quite cooked all the way through. It's a shame, it had potential...I feel like more games need to move away from making their new ip's compatible with ps3/360, and focus on current gen ps4/xbone/pc. We're seeing time and time again with games like Titanfall, Watch_Dogs, and now Destiny that making compromises for last gen tech is really hurting what the games could have been.
You could say the same about last of us. I don't care about story so it feels half baked because the rpg elements are lacking. That's not my opinion but just trying to show what you did. Story doesn't matter in a game at all. I love games with stories and I love them without all depends on what it's trying to do. Destiny is a great game and deserves no less then a 7. Especially considering the genre of fps is fild with crap titles ect , cod, battlefield. Destiny is the best fps on next gen right now and it gets a six and cod gets 9
They represented the game perfectly.
No, they did mislead people. I mean, look at the description on the back of the game case lol. And I quote, "Destiny is a next generation first-person shooter, with rich cinematic storytelling set in huge worlds..." ....yeah - BUT, it is hella fun
Huge worlds-for bungie games Rich story-for a bungie game. That's what they should have said. I'm a defender of this game cause it's fun. But bungie defiantly hyped their game out to be more then it was. Which is why the media attacked it unjustly. The big open worlds still felt like a corridor shooter. Not truly open. And the story was barley existent. I beat the game and have no idea why I'm shooting, but do I need to know? No I don't because I'm having fun!!!
I agree, it gets really annoying when I'm riding on my Sparrow or jetpacking around a level and then hit a level boundary. Kills all illusions of being a massive world game.
Wtf are you talking about, what game doesn't say things like that at the back?
The description on the back of the box is a lie! Kind of like buying PONG and the back of the game box reads Deep immersive gameplay, with worlds to conquer!
Every time you win a pong game your are creating and then conquering that new universe in real time. I thought this was common knowledge? And pong is very immersive. Have you played ping on impossible modes? It's intense!!!
The complaints people generally have about the game tell me they weren't paying attention to the many previews that came out before release. Somehow I knew what Destiny was, and I never even played the beta.
Bungie didn't misrepesent the game, but the gaming media did. Such as calling it an MMO, while it's not even close to being so.
Without a doubt, though it did show itself as a massively ambitious game, and is somewhat underwhelming for many, maybe they expected more, but the Media did play a part in Misinterpreting!
Massively ambitious sounds about right. What gets me is where they the 500 million dollar go. With a budget that high I expected way more from destiny. Hell, I had way more fun with a 50 million dollar game than destiny. The Problem is, most of us put too much trust in high budgeted films/games/etc. The higher the budget, the better the movie or game will be. If in fact what we was told were true. My question is, Did Bungie really spend 500 million to produce destiny?
No, they did not. The 500 million dollar rumor was put to rest months ago. That was the budget approved for the overall franchise, which included Destiny, it's expansions, and it's sequels.
@jhoward No they didn't. The 500 million is for the franchise over 10 years. Not one game.
@jts1891 @Allsystemgamer 500 million is for the franchise over 10 years says bungie. well, If that were true Bungie would've made sure the 1st Destiny game was exactly like it says on the back of destiny game case. Most Company know good 1st impression is golden. Well, It appears to me Bungie knew exactly how to get us to believe the HYPE.They used what most of us already knew about the entertainment industry. Pretty much everybody has a good idea about what it cost to make a movie/game. Most of us believe in the budget system and how it works. Also, what was noticeable to me Bungie used their image/reputation to hype up their new franchise(destiny) They knew The halo franchise had their name written all over it so we'd likely to take the bait.
And people tend to forget, this story will span over several years. Don't think Bungie intended on wrapping everything up in one go. Everyone expected a mind-numbing experience... It's not over yet.
It's pretty close-raids, instance dungeons, end game(gear grind). Are classic mmo staples. But then they are missing, random que system, trading, better chat systems. Very unfriendly if you don't have friends. I define this game as a mini mmofps. Has the staples of an mmo yet smaller on scale and of course it's an fps.
I agree, I really wish this game had game chat. I think it'd be funny to hear people at the tower talking to each other.
@Jhoward585 A huge chunk of that 500 million I'm sure went to marketing and probably server set up and maintenance.
Did Bungie Misrepresent Destiny? DID THEY? /S Destiny falsified advertising.... Become legend: There's nothing legendary about destiny. what's really legendary most of us were taken as fools. The traveler sacrifice itself for earth: Complete bogus story. There something magical happens in destiny if you play it with friends. I never once felt that in destiny b/c destiny felt more like it was met to be a single player game. There's more too many to list here.
To me, undeniably so. However, I have really been enjoying my time with it.
Definitely, they made it seem like I could join up with tons of people to take place in dynamic missions across countless worlds. Instead I get an empty game with just 4 main levels and a hub. Solid gunplay, but nothing else.
In addition to the back of the box there's also its description retailer's use: "GAME OVERVIEW From the Creators of Halo and the company that brought you Call of Duty. In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become legend. A Bold New World Embark on an epic action adventure with rich cinematic storytelling where you unravel the mysteries of our universe and reclaim what we lost at the fall of our Golden Age. More Ways To Play The next evolution of the first-person action genre that provides an unprecedented combination of storytelling, cooperative, competitive, and public gameplay, and personal activities that are all seamlessly woven into an expansive, persistent online world. Venture out alone or join up with friends. The choice is yours. Create Your Legend Personalize and upgrade every aspect of how you look and fight with a nearly limitless combination of armor, weapons, and visual customizations. Take your upgraded character into every mode, including campaign, cooperative, social, public, and competitive multiplayer." There's a couple shady things in there, particularly their use of "storytelling." It does paint a picture that's not totally accurate to the game. It's be interesting to see how the backs of other games' boxes and their retailers' descriptions match up to the actual game. (one of my favourites is Lord of the Rings: War in the North...With its 'brutally realistic combat' http://www.hkofferhouse.com... )
Bungie promised me that Destiny is the best game they have ever made and it turns out to be the worst game IMO so yes, they hoodwink me into believing the hype and bought the game on launch day before the underwhelming reviews from critics and players came in. Lesson learn I guess.
S**t stop talking about destiny already...good game bad game its a gaaaaaaammmmmmmeeeeeee...
"Misrepresent" in a legal context? No. But we all saw the potential to have it be something truly remarkable. Instead, we got a solid FPS. Not the mass effect boarderlands, halo hybrid we all wanted.
The story is fine. The problem is, aside from Halo fans, people aren't familiar with how Bungie actually tells a story. They aren't like Naughty Dog or Bioware who more or less put all of their cards down on the table with the first game. Bungie games have always raised many questions that would only be answered in subsequent titles. Of course, some people may complain about the lack of characters, since we only have Ghost, The Speaker, and the Stranger along with all the random NPCs scattered in the Tower. But people should understand that it's intentional. Destiny is designed for people to interact with other players rather than NPC's, a trait it has in common with MMOs.
Fug No it's awesome!! All the haters need to STFU!
Its basicly halo reach with RPG elements.....
... and no space combat! Spacecraft? Check. Space travel?
Personally, I think they have mislead some by simply jumping the gun. I have no doubt this game will become as expansive and lore driven as they claimed it was just premature. While Destiny has exceeded my expectations, it does seem the marketing and such did overstate a bit too much up from. This coupled with the fact that this gen has been a bit slow going (they all are at first) and claiming new gaming experiences gamers expectations are at an all time high. So maybe a bit too early but I am enjoying the hell out of it.
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