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[Column] Destiny: End of Beta Impressions

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,356MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Last week I talked about how Destiny can be looked at as a MMO. It wasn’t an exercise in trying to convince people that it is an MMORPG so much as it was to show people that if you have some preconceptions about the game, Destiny just might surprise you in how familiar some of its core aspects are. That said the beta ended this past weekend after we received a tease of the moon and it has left us time to reflect on the good and the bad we came across over the past week.

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  • ZefireZefire lol, CAPosts: 676Member

    Im not going to support this new console world they are trying to create.

    They either bring it to pc or go to @uck Off

  • IngvarIngvar TallinnPosts: 183Member Uncommon
    ^ +1
  • TyggsTyggs Syracuse, NYPosts: 412Member Common
    I prefer Console only, tbh. I am much happier without aim assists and bots ruining the experience.

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  • DakirnDakirn Kansas City, MOPosts: 374Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tyggs
    I prefer Console only, tbh. I am much happier without aim assists and bots ruining the experience.

     

    Doesn't the fact that it's on a console mean that aim assist is built in already?

  • flizzerflizzer Manchester, NHPosts: 1,550Member Uncommon
    Not touching this game without a PC version.
  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONPosts: 2,493Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by fardreamer
    why no pc version? 

    They've hinted at one, but haven't confirmed one. Basically, the answer has been, we're developing for 4 consoles at the moment, and didn't want to concentrate on that without the added complexity of a PC release. 

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  • vveaver_onlinevveaver_online stockholmPosts: 273Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by CrazKanuk
    Originally posted by fardreamer
    why no pc version? 

    They've hinted at one, but haven't confirmed one. Basically, the answer has been, we're developing for 4 consoles at the moment, and didn't want to concentrate on that without the added complexity of a PC release. 

    thank you! I'll wait for a pc version then!

  • ArskaaaArskaaa KauhajokiPosts: 841Member Uncommon

    first sell to console so people get a bit "forced" buy new console. after year or 2, they release pc version to gain some extra money.

     

    usually business. i dont think game is great on pc anyway. consoles are limited.

  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member

    I played the game up to level 8 this weekend with my best friend. Here is what I feel about Destiny:

     

    Destiny creates a beautiful universe to explore. The graphics are breathtaking even on my old 360. I don't normally play games like Destiny on the console, but I had no other choice this time. That being said, the overall game play experience was good, even with my predisposition towards playing games on a PC.

     

    The gear/ item system needs a lot of work. Half the time you don't get any rewards for doing something, and the other half the time the rewards are worse than what you already have. This can be tightened up before launch.

     

    Fireteam missions are currently lacking in difficulty and tactical gameplay. They are fun, especially the first couple of times, but it gets old rather quick imo.

     

    The controls/ aiming is great. A+ from me here. Bungie has always had a very smooth control scheme for their games, so this was no real surprise.

     

    The best way I can describe Destiny is an amalgamation between Mass Effect, Halo, and Borderlands. The gameplay/ loot aquistion is Borderlands, through and through. The world design and story are more reminiscent of Halo with a sprinkling of Mass Effect style story telling.

     

    All in all, it's a pretty fun game, but nothing ground breaking or game changing like we were led to believe. So far in the first 8 levels, I'd give the game a 7.9/10 on a scale of 1-10. It has a lot of good ideas and it's pretty fun to play, but they are going to need far more than what they have on display so far to hook people beyond a few weeks.

    Currently Playing: ESO and FFXIV
    Have played: You name it
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  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148 1, NJPosts: 6,690Member
    In a nutshell my beta experience wasn't that impressive. It is nothing we haven't seen before, it is very anti social in term of actually making a community. The missions were not very hard on normal but I saw no reason to bump it up to the next level just to see enemies gain more hit points either. Only 3 classes at launch with no real class customization other than loot . At least in Borderlands you had 3 skill trees to customize your play style. I was pretty disappointed. The world does look nice but there is more to a game than just looks.
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  • CrusadesCrusades Columbus, OHPosts: 480Member
    This game is for kids it won't be headed to pc. I have determined that consoles are targeting a younger demographic. Playstation deems very interested in stealing wii u fans and from that demographic. Microsoft seems caught up in an identity crisis and their apps are targeting an older demographic. That's for apps though. I'm interested in the games. The games for the adult demographic are only on pc. Console games will never have the level of sophistication found on pc. I watched the next generation come in, I had high hopes, I wanted to ditch pc, but as I am watching this all unfold, I am disappointed in consoles. I'm sure they will do just fine, but I had different expectations.
  • sakersaker harrisburg, PAPosts: 993Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zefire

    Im not going to support this new console world they are trying to create.

    They either bring it to pc or go to @uck Off

    Agree 100%!

  • DeniZgDeniZg ZagrebPosts: 669Member Uncommon

    I've played to lvl4 because I didn't want to spoil the experience when it goes live.

    Game is cool. Storytelling is immersive and combat is tight. There will be many PvP maps and modes, so Bungie has this part covered pretty well.

    My main concern is the lack of PvE content. I'm not sure Destiny will have enough zones and planets at start, unless they are hiding a lot of content for launch and DLCs.

  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,436Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by saker
    Originally posted by Zefire

    Im not going to support this new console world they are trying to create.

    They either bring it to pc or go to @uck Off

    Agree 100%!

    A little dramatic aren't we? Console gamers don't go griping about the PC world every time there's a PC exclusive title.

    Maybe if Microsoft had decided to support Windows more as a gaming platform rather than making a console there might be someone to fight for getting Destiny on PC.

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  • FusionFusion VaasaPosts: 1,391Member Uncommon
    Good thing that Division is coming to PC :) Destiny is just a 'meh' borderlands ripoff :D

    Currently playing: -

    Waiting for: Class4.

    Dead and Buried: ESO, NWO, GW2, SWTOR, Darkfall, AO, AC2, Vanguard, CoH/V, EnB, EVE, Neocron, FE, EQ, EQ2, DAoC, FFXI, FFXIV, SWG, WoW, and billions of eastern junks!

  • Originally posted by Fusion
    Good thing that Division is coming to PC :) Destiny is just a 'meh' borderlands ripoff :D

    Jealousy is really a bad thing...

  • evilpreyevilprey CalafatPosts: 67Member Uncommon
    not playing the game without a pc version
  • khameleonkhameleon Miami, FLPosts: 372Member

    LOL @ some of these comments.

    If gaming is a big hobby of yours, spending $400 on a console that you can enjoy for 4-5 years should be nothing.  Also, you should want to play great games, not fight over which platform a game is on.

    I play mostly on PC, but for example, Mario Kart 8 is more fun than anything on PC ive played for the past  year or more and I own 850+ games on steam and also play tons of non-steam PC games too. 

    Destiny IMO is only OK, its not a great game to me, but people on here all mad that its a console game, grow up!

    GAME TIL YOU DIE!!!!

  • AeonbladesAeonblades Home, GAPosts: 2,083Member
    Originally posted by Fusion
    Good thing that Division is coming to PC :) Destiny is just a 'meh' borderlands ripoff :D

    I wouldn't really hold my breath for either game to be ground breaking or "the next WoW" as the people are want to compare all games to these days.

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  • TelilTelil telfordPosts: 282Member
    Originally posted by Crusades
    This game is for kids it won't be headed to pc. I have determined that consoles are targeting a younger demographic. Playstation deems very interested in stealing wii u fans and from that demographic. Microsoft seems caught up in an identity crisis and their apps are targeting an older demographic. That's for apps though. I'm interested in the games. The games for the adult demographic are only on pc. Console games will never have the level of sophistication found on pc. I watched the next generation come in, I had high hopes, I wanted to ditch pc, but as I am watching this all unfold, I am disappointed in consoles. I'm sure they will do just fine, but I had different expectations.

    always disappointing to read posts like this.

    Game is for kids!

    I'm into more adult games!

    Very disappointing.

     

    Destiny is a decent solid game in my opinion. Very polished but you expect that from a console.

    Lacks any real depth though and the loot system is more for the casual player, doesn't take long to get the best of what's available. No real risk v reward system.

    Character advancement was the biggest let down for me though. not even a patch on COD series let alone PC MMO games, though I do realise it's never meant to be an MMO.

    Gameplay wise the game is polished, looks great and is easy to get into.

    PVP is fun but again lacks any real depth. best tactic is to throw a grenade and run in shooting or grab a vehicle. When you do have two decent teams, it can be fun.

    This is only the first 8 levels though and I didn't get to see the moon. Hoping there is more exploration and advancement in the full game. customizing your character and having more choice could take this game to it's next level.

     

    The game is fun for all ages.

  • FusionFusion VaasaPosts: 1,391Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Wyrdfell
    Originally posted by Fusion
    Good thing that Division is coming to PC :) Destiny is just a 'meh' borderlands ripoff :D

    Jealousy is really a bad thing...

     

    What jealousy? I tried the Destiny beta, didn't rustle my jimmies, just not a game i'd feel the need to play.

    Currently playing: -

    Waiting for: Class4.

    Dead and Buried: ESO, NWO, GW2, SWTOR, Darkfall, AO, AC2, Vanguard, CoH/V, EnB, EVE, Neocron, FE, EQ, EQ2, DAoC, FFXI, FFXIV, SWG, WoW, and billions of eastern junks!

  • CrusadesCrusades Columbus, OHPosts: 480Member
    Originally posted by Telil

    Originally posted by Crusades
    This game is for kids it won't be headed to pc. I have determined that consoles are targeting a younger demographic. Playstation deems very interested in stealing wii u fans and from that demographic. Microsoft seems caught up in an identity crisis and their apps are targeting an older demographic. That's for apps though. I'm interested in the games. The games for the adult demographic are only on pc. Console games will never have the level of sophistication found on pc. I watched the next generation come in, I had high hopes, I wanted to ditch pc, but as I am watching this all unfold, I am disappointed in consoles. I'm sure they will do just fine, but I had different expectations.

    always disappointing to read posts like this.

    Game is for kids!

    I'm into more adult games!

    Very disappointing.

     

    Destiny is a decent solid game in my opinion. Very polished but you expect that from a console.

    Lacks any real depth though and the loot system is more for the casual player, doesn't take long to get the best of what's available. No real risk v reward system.

    Character advancement was the biggest let down for me though. not even a patch on COD series let alone PC MMO games, though I do realise it's never meant to be an MMO.

    Gameplay wise the game is polished, looks great and is easy to get into.

    PVP is fun but again lacks any real depth. best tactic is to throw a grenade and run in shooting or grab a vehicle. When you do have two decent teams, it can be fun.

    This is only the first 8 levels though and I didn't get to see the moon. Hoping there is more exploration and advancement in the full game. customizing your character and having more choice could take this game to it's next level.

     

    The game is fun for all ages.

     

    That's not it my friend, I just expected Destiny to be more sophisticated and moreover games on the next generation consoles in general. Don't get me wrong I still love me some Mario Kart just not all the time.
  • drivendawndrivendawn montgomery, ALPosts: 1,237Member Uncommon
    A lot of crying about it not being on pc. With stuff like this "Im not going to support this new console world they are trying to create.They either bring it to pc or go to @uck Off". So console gamers have a game PC players don't. So what? Grow the hell up people. Sheesh!

     

  • drivendawndrivendawn montgomery, ALPosts: 1,237Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Crusades
    Originally posted by Telil
    Originally posted by Crusades
    This game is for kids it won't be headed to pc. I have determined that consoles are targeting a younger demographic. Playstation deems very interested in stealing wii u fans and from that demographic. Microsoft seems caught up in an identity crisis and their apps are targeting an older demographic. That's for apps though. I'm interested in the games. The games for the adult demographic are only on pc. Console games will never have the level of sophistication found on pc. I watched the next generation come in, I had high hopes, I wanted to ditch pc, but as I am watching this all unfold, I am disappointed in consoles. I'm sure they will do just fine, but I had different expectations.

    always disappointing to read posts like this.

    Game is for kids!

    I'm into more adult games!

    Very disappointing.

     

    Destiny is a decent solid game in my opinion. Very polished but you expect that from a console.

    Lacks any real depth though and the loot system is more for the casual player, doesn't take long to get the best of what's available. No real risk v reward system.

    Character advancement was the biggest let down for me though. not even a patch on COD series let alone PC MMO games, though I do realise it's never meant to be an MMO.

    Gameplay wise the game is polished, looks great and is easy to get into.

    PVP is fun but again lacks any real depth. best tactic is to throw a grenade and run in shooting or grab a vehicle. When you do have two decent teams, it can be fun.

    This is only the first 8 levels though and I didn't get to see the moon. Hoping there is more exploration and advancement in the full game. customizing your character and having more choice could take this game to it's next level.

     

    The game is fun for all ages.

     

    That's not it my friend, I just expected Destiny to be more sophisticated and moreover games on the next generation consoles in general. Don't get me wrong I still love me some Mario Kart just not all the time.
     

    Sophisticated? Mario Kart? You are comparing this game to mario kart? Look there are games on PC and consoles that are for kids. Lets not try to say PC's are for the grown ups while consoles are for kids please.

     
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