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  1. Sep 14, 2014
    4
    Biggest disappointement ever. It was supposed to be a great game, with a lot of content, lot of things to do, lots of planets to explore... It just look like a f**king demo! Do NOT put 50$ in that, it is not worth it at all. There are only 3 goods points, the gameplay is fine, the graphics are nice and the musics pretty good. That's it, it is not a MMO, main quest can only be done with 2Biggest disappointement ever. It was supposed to be a great game, with a lot of content, lot of things to do, lots of planets to explore... It just look like a f**king demo! Do NOT put 50$ in that, it is not worth it at all. There are only 3 goods points, the gameplay is fine, the graphics are nice and the musics pretty good. That's it, it is not a MMO, main quest can only be done with 2 other players and the socail aspect sucks, it is not an adventure game either (forget everything you heard about Mass Effect, because it's not), it is just a boring FPS, far from Halo or Borderlands. What a waste. Expand
  2. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    Was impressed with the Beta's co-op, but unfortunately the combat is very repetitive and linear. With the main cutscenes, the characters have all got helmets on therefore the character acting has been simplified to just voice overs. Nothing compelling to say the least. Bog standard fps affair. When Borderlands the Pre-sequel comes out it will give HaloLand, I mean Destiny a run for itsWas impressed with the Beta's co-op, but unfortunately the combat is very repetitive and linear. With the main cutscenes, the characters have all got helmets on therefore the character acting has been simplified to just voice overs. Nothing compelling to say the least. Bog standard fps affair. When Borderlands the Pre-sequel comes out it will give HaloLand, I mean Destiny a run for its money. Though if you like Halo competitive multiplayer then go for it, this game is for you. I for one, do not, I grew out of that type of gameplay after Halo 3. This game is not really next gen, the graphics just about maybe, gameplay certainly not. Expand
  3. Sep 11, 2014
    4
    Destiny is not innovative. This game was already done on last gen with Defiance. That game was better and is now free to play. The poorly supported chat system makes no sense in a game revolving around group missions. Rent and return.
  4. Sep 9, 2014
    4
    I was able to play the beta with a couple friends and I thought the PvE part of the game was the most interesting to me, so I pre-ordered Destiny over PSN. However, my friends did not get the game. I play COD and BF solo all the time so I didn't think it would matter much for Destiny. Playing the game as a single player without anyone to communicate is exceedingly boring. MyI was able to play the beta with a couple friends and I thought the PvE part of the game was the most interesting to me, so I pre-ordered Destiny over PSN. However, my friends did not get the game. I play COD and BF solo all the time so I didn't think it would matter much for Destiny. Playing the game as a single player without anyone to communicate is exceedingly boring. My experience with game playing solo was completely different from when I had friends to play with during the beta (they were unimpressed by the beta, so they passed). It's particularly frustrating to see other human players on the map but there's no open chat channel so I'm unable to communicate with anyone, so it like playing with bots.
    On the plus side I do like the skill trees and the amount of customizable weapons and gear. The use of the Tower as a hub to acquire new gears, bounties, etc was enjoyable - but again, I found myself frustrated seeing so many players but there was no way to get a few together for a fire-team to go on some missions.
    If I had bought this on disc I would be trading it in tomorrow, so this has also made me re-think pre-ordering AAA games digitally going forward.
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  5. Sep 10, 2014
    4
    I liked the intro, sadly it was all downhill from there....

    I can describe this whole game in one sentence; "You go down to a small enclosed area on a planet, kill all the enemies, press a button on a computer and then defend it" RINSE AND REPEAT! It doesn't even matter what Planet you're on either, they all feel the same but have a different colour tone. I was expecting a harsh
    I liked the intro, sadly it was all downhill from there....

    I can describe this whole game in one sentence; "You go down to a small enclosed area on a planet, kill all the enemies, press a button on a computer and then defend it" RINSE AND REPEAT!

    It doesn't even matter what Planet you're on either, they all feel the same but have a different colour tone. I was expecting a harsh environment on Venus and Lower gravity on Mars.... NOPE, all plays exactly the same, they might as well have based this entire game on Earth.

    No matchmaking means you have to run around on the tower for ages trying to get people to join up, or you have to play with friends, which tbh I have no friends with a PS4...

    The competitive multiplayer sucks, just generic and throw away

    There is very little content, most of which is copy and pasted, you'll beat the game within a day.
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  6. Sep 21, 2014
    4
    Terrible game. No community interaction like a good mmo and the shooting is really bland, repetitive and nowhere near as interesting as Borderland 2 or any of the Halo games. The controls aren't snappy like most fps's and it's 30 fps which works horribly on the Crucible pvp maps. Destiny fails in every single way it could. There's not even a proper voice chat feature! How do you expect toTerrible game. No community interaction like a good mmo and the shooting is really bland, repetitive and nowhere near as interesting as Borderland 2 or any of the Halo games. The controls aren't snappy like most fps's and it's 30 fps which works horribly on the Crucible pvp maps. Destiny fails in every single way it could. There's not even a proper voice chat feature! How do you expect to build a good online experience without even that!?!? Also nice to see they changed literally nothing from the beta Expand
  7. Sep 11, 2014
    6
    Destiny feels boring and dissapointing as a fan of bungie games ie halo series apart from halo 4 the game graphics are nice but where is the story very supprised to be honest would have been better off sticking to single player and co op play instead destiny feels hollow and empty._...._................___...__.................
  8. Sep 9, 2014
    5
    It's always a bad sign when most of the scores are a battle between, "Arghhhh, game suxxors! All who enjoy must die!(0)", and "OMG, Only my opinion counts, the rest are trolls! Trools and Haters alll! Wheeee dis is da bomb awesome! Yay!(10)"......

    Which is exactly why I went in with a bit of hopefulness this morning, but only expecting mediocrity really, and that's exactly what I got.
    It's always a bad sign when most of the scores are a battle between, "Arghhhh, game suxxors! All who enjoy must die!(0)", and "OMG, Only my opinion counts, the rest are trolls! Trools and Haters alll! Wheeee dis is da bomb awesome! Yay!(10)"......

    Which is exactly why I went in with a bit of hopefulness this morning, but only expecting mediocrity really, and that's exactly what I got.

    Unfortunately, many of the negatives have called it, even if the "0" is a bit much. Repetitive, stale feeling FPS, with questionable multiplayer design (mainly chat), shallow story, and unimaginative game play that at times subjects the player to all of the "fun" of a MMO grind fest without really being a MMO.

    To be fair, if you're one of those people that just loves playing the same level of Halo over and over, you'll probably get your money's worth, but if you're looking for something much more than that, you'll likely not find it in Destiny. Yet another over hyped, but under delivered attempt at "Redefining gaming for the next gen."

    I'm giving it a 5. It's not awful. It's just meh. Rent or play a friend's before forking up your own money. A definite gamble on mediocrity.
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  9. Sep 10, 2014
    5
    This game is just eh. Story is cliche and confusing, not clearly stated. The missions don't seem to be linked in anyway, and if they are, it is not obvious. Combat is very easy and I had no problems with the enemies, even on the harder difficulty, except for the bosses, which are essentially bullet sponges that deal way too much damage..The game at this point is very small and takes placeThis game is just eh. Story is cliche and confusing, not clearly stated. The missions don't seem to be linked in anyway, and if they are, it is not obvious. Combat is very easy and I had no problems with the enemies, even on the harder difficulty, except for the bosses, which are essentially bullet sponges that deal way too much damage..The game at this point is very small and takes place in on a few areas, causing one to visit the same area multiple times for the same missions. There is no true single-player experience, with other players always being in the same "zone" as you. Unfortunately, PVP is horribly unbalanced at this time, with certain weapons being one shot kills and others seeming acting as squirt guns. However, the game looks really good, and can be enjoyable with friends. Overall, I'd say pass on this game at the $60 price tag, and maybe get it later. Expand
  10. Sep 10, 2014
    2
    Embrace yourself for Activision $500 million wild ride, where most of the money go to the marketing department and into DLC + map packs. Activision gave us one of the best of this decade, it so great that it can represent most the the games made from the the last few year all visual with no substance. Bungie promised to give us one of the most innovate, most stunning scifi experience thatEmbrace yourself for Activision $500 million wild ride, where most of the money go to the marketing department and into DLC + map packs. Activision gave us one of the best of this decade, it so great that it can represent most the the games made from the the last few year all visual with no substance. Bungie promised to give us one of the most innovate, most stunning scifi experience that supposed to redefine the shooter gen instead we get borderlands + halo electricboogaloo. I give this negative score not for the sake of slander Bungie but tell developers that they can't sell a game on hype alone Expand
  11. Sep 9, 2014
    6
    This overall was a very disappointing game. I played the alpha and beta which were both extremely promising, but that was all hype. Now that the game is out, many of the flaws that the game had before are much more apparent. The game has virtually no story, and what story it has is terrible for the setting of space. The game has no memorable characters. Halo has Master Chief, COD has Soap,This overall was a very disappointing game. I played the alpha and beta which were both extremely promising, but that was all hype. Now that the game is out, many of the flaws that the game had before are much more apparent. The game has virtually no story, and what story it has is terrible for the setting of space. The game has no memorable characters. Halo has Master Chief, COD has Soap, Nikolai, and many others. Destiny has no IP defining characters. The gameplay is OK but it gets very repetitive. Every mission is playing through the same areas 4-5 times every on planet. It gets boring after the first 2 times you play the missions on any given planet and especially when you fight the same boring enemies every time. Character design has lots of options, but all of the options feel rather bland. Also, free roaming is the same as replaying boring missions but with no rewards AT ALL. Most of the weapons in Destiny have similar names, feel the same when shot, and look almost identical. The multiplayer is fun to play, but other than that, this game is very underwhelming. It felt like I was playing the alpha build of the game again. I have 20+ hours clocked into the game between the alpha, beta, and final builds of the game and this is an experience that I was really looking forward to, but I was very disappointed with what we received. Expand
  12. Sep 11, 2014
    4
    I wish i could return it. I bought the "legendary edition" for 100 bucks - cuz i LOVED the beta. Well, not much to add to the beta. Then in the end, it's so generic. What really bugs me - when you're in a "no spawn zone" and die....you have to hear the peter dinklage voice monologue allllll over again. Gets old fast.
  13. Sep 12, 2014
    4
    Destiny has not lived up to the impression I was given pre-game release. As a shooter I would say it is pretty good, but after that it is all down hill. It is definitely not a MMO. It has only the very first inklings of 1. The chat system is non-existent. The game is so very repetitive, and frankly becomes boring by level 12. Also the customization of your character is pure fluff.Destiny has not lived up to the impression I was given pre-game release. As a shooter I would say it is pretty good, but after that it is all down hill. It is definitely not a MMO. It has only the very first inklings of 1. The chat system is non-existent. The game is so very repetitive, and frankly becomes boring by level 12. Also the customization of your character is pure fluff. Your gear progresses about the same rate as the mobs and though the new gear may look flashy its still the same stuff with a different paint job. Overall just another shooter with a well underdone story. I know there is content to come to try to fill it out some but at release for a game that was many years in the making and so full of hype, Id rather stick with Halo or Borderlands. Expand
  14. Sep 11, 2014
    4
    A boring bland repetitive experience. Run around killing the same clumps of respawning enemies with bad AI as you go through the same small areas over and over. This game is really short too, hardly the epic they claimed it would be.
  15. Sep 9, 2014
    6
    Not as bad as some early user reviews on here make it out to be, but certainly rather repetetive and rough around the edges. Aside@Bungie: Arguing that players/reviewers will need to put at least 20 hours into your game before it really starts being fun must be a joke. That is just like saying: "We know that our game has some pretty rough and badly designed first few hours, but we did notNot as bad as some early user reviews on here make it out to be, but certainly rather repetetive and rough around the edges. Aside@Bungie: Arguing that players/reviewers will need to put at least 20 hours into your game before it really starts being fun must be a joke. That is just like saying: "We know that our game has some pretty rough and badly designed first few hours, but we did not care enough to improve on that." Overall verdict: With future upgrades, Destiny might still evolve into the game it strives to be, but for the time being, just try Warframe: very similar concept/feel and free-to-play (which seems way more suited for this kind of long-term-MMOFPS concept). Expand
  16. Sep 10, 2014
    4
    In my opinion destiny started of strong with a really enjoyable first few hours, but after arriving at venus (the third planet) I felt like the enemys were pretty much just reskins and all the objectives were hold of this point while this thing does something or kill these enemys then fight this generic boss, and thats pretty much a repeating patten though out the entire game,which isIn my opinion destiny started of strong with a really enjoyable first few hours, but after arriving at venus (the third planet) I felt like the enemys were pretty much just reskins and all the objectives were hold of this point while this thing does something or kill these enemys then fight this generic boss, and thats pretty much a repeating patten though out the entire game,which is fairly short there are only 4 planets and each plays for about an hour! Which is just so dissapointing, I mean they give you the whole first planet in the beta, when I first stared playing destiny I was thinking that it was going to be a huge journy that was gonna last, but instead we got 4 hours of repetive shooting aliens. Armour and guns are very lacking, every armour/gun I have gotten has been just a different colour with a small increase in stats, I think I have actully seen maybe three different varients of armour. The multiplayer has its moments although it also doesn't really live up to the hype, there are only 4 different gamemodes( control which is where you fight to control certain points, a team death match, a free for all and skirmish which is just tdm but with 3v3 instead of 6v6) they seem fun at first but I can't honestly play more than 3 matches of any of these before being bored. Also the story just sucks I'm not even gonna go into that **** So my overall opinion of this game is that its very lacking, however did show potential, maybe they could redeem it with with a dlc but probably not, it was very overhyped which made me expect more, so pretty much if you can afford it maybe try it but I would keep the receipt. Expand
  17. Sep 14, 2014
    4
    A new, unnerving trend in the gaming industry: market the heck out of a product until the hype is so high, that there are guaranteed profits regardless of how mediocre the game is. See: Watchdogs, Titanfall, PS4.

    Gameplay: Slow and boring, bland loot (many recolors already). Music: Not memorable at all. Sounds very cliche. Doesn't have its own identity. Story: Nothing special. I
    A new, unnerving trend in the gaming industry: market the heck out of a product until the hype is so high, that there are guaranteed profits regardless of how mediocre the game is. See: Watchdogs, Titanfall, PS4.

    Gameplay: Slow and boring, bland loot (many recolors already).
    Music: Not memorable at all. Sounds very cliche. Doesn't have its own identity.
    Story: Nothing special. I don't even remember why I was doing stuff.
    Overall: It has the problems that many new MMOs have. However, Borderlands games so far have released much better than this.

    I think the issue is people are desperately trying to justify their PS4 purchase (also severely hyped), so they keep hoping the NEXT thing will be the best ever.

    Please stop hurting the gaming industry by buying into the hype. It only encourages developers to continue churning out poor products.
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  18. Sep 9, 2014
    5
    Hate to be the one to say this but this game was wayyy too overhyped. Bungie you made a good game and I guess that's all that matters but the way Activision and IGN and all other websites hyped it up to the extreme was uncalled for and made me lose interest fast. The game plays well although can get repetitive pretty fast especially strike missions where you just fight off waves ofHate to be the one to say this but this game was wayyy too overhyped. Bungie you made a good game and I guess that's all that matters but the way Activision and IGN and all other websites hyped it up to the extreme was uncalled for and made me lose interest fast. The game plays well although can get repetitive pretty fast especially strike missions where you just fight off waves of enemies while Peter Dinklage just opens a door. The singleplayer is quite varied and has you doing various missions to get upgrades or fight bosses and I have to say the boss battles are challenging and really fun especially against the big ones. Now the PVP is what you'd expect and I would recommend jumping into PVP first to level up faster, other than that it's great fun I personally like PVP the best, now what I wish Bungie would have done was made the environments more interactive yes you can find hidden loot but I haven't run across any secret areas or surprises yet although the environments are beautiful. The story of the game is pretty straight forward but don't want to spol too much it's pretty well written. The shooting is fun but leveling up and getting weapons is a grind fest and like I said at the top that's why it gets sort of repetitive but that doesn't ruin the game itself, I would rate the game a 6/10 for being fun but overhyped to the extent of making me not see how amazing people are putting it out to be, try to add a lot more in Destiny 2 Bungie, try to get rid of raid limitations and add more enemies to vary the gameplay more and make it less grindy as well as more varied strike missions, altogether this game did not live up to the hype in my eyes. Expand
  19. Oct 12, 2014
    6
    This is single handedly the most underwhelming game I have ever played. First, the positives. This game looks great no matter what platform you play it on, and sounds better than just about any game on the market. It's also got a very cool theme, which at times is engrossing. Lastly, the gunplay is extremely cohesive, up to Bungie's high standards.

    Sadly, the positives end there. This
    This is single handedly the most underwhelming game I have ever played. First, the positives. This game looks great no matter what platform you play it on, and sounds better than just about any game on the market. It's also got a very cool theme, which at times is engrossing. Lastly, the gunplay is extremely cohesive, up to Bungie's high standards.

    Sadly, the positives end there. This is a game with very poor design. The missions/quests are repetitive and uninteresting. The story is completely forgettable at all points during the narrative. The weapon types are limited, making it far less interesting than Borderlands (a series it's commonly compared to). The world is basically a few small-scale zones where a few random players are throw in together.

    This is a game that has a bright future with tons of additions, but sadly I lost any interest in playing beyond the first week.
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  20. Sep 10, 2014
    0
    The fact that activison is using big movie style release is terrible. its not even about the game anymore. its about how much money can we spend to make a billion. 750m to get 350m. terrible concept. all they are doing is preying on the sony fans who have never had a "halo" game. its really sad. halo was spoon fed game from microsoft. now activision is trying to cash in on sony. this gameThe fact that activison is using big movie style release is terrible. its not even about the game anymore. its about how much money can we spend to make a billion. 750m to get 350m. terrible concept. all they are doing is preying on the sony fans who have never had a "halo" game. its really sad. halo was spoon fed game from microsoft. now activision is trying to cash in on sony. this game is over-hyped halo remix with a boring short single player and a terrible huge curve wast of time unbalanced multiplayer game. if you have time to waste, and i mean waste. have fun. its not worth it. all you are doing is fall for marketing hype in the social network. do us and everyone else a favor save your money until 2015 stop supporting this movie style format of video games. theirs no content to this game. its all about how much money can we throw at the public so we can get paid in a week. how cares after that. what the hell is going on with games these days. where is the talent? Expand
  21. Sep 9, 2014
    6
    You can absolutely tell that this game is from the makers of Halo.

    Pros: 1) Gunplay is fun and fairly tight. Enemies are big and it is satisfying killing a large monster. 2) Reward system provides incentives for any activity in the game to "keep you hooked." 3) The polish, particularly on the character design, is very nice and noticable. 4) Random events that occur during
    You can absolutely tell that this game is from the makers of Halo.

    Pros:

    1) Gunplay is fun and fairly tight. Enemies are big and it is satisfying killing a large monster.

    2) Reward system provides incentives for any activity in the game to "keep you hooked."

    3) The polish, particularly on the character design, is very nice and noticable.

    4) Random events that occur during some missions, such as a giant monster appearing and a new objective to kill it for rewards, provide nice and unexpected changes of intensity.

    5) Battles require you to pay attention.

    Cons:

    1) the world feels very EMPTY and DEAD. This is a massive disappointment considering that it is an MMO-type game. I cannot understate how incredibly disappointed I am by this fact.

    2) After 4 hours, the story seems like they put a lot of effort in, but it never captures the pure whimsy and exploration I expected from a game with this much hype. Granted I still have many hours to go before I complete the main story, so this point might not be totally valid.

    3) There seems to be very little mission variety. Almost everything is a variant of "go to this planet, kill some enemies."

    4) There is very little interaction with the game world itself other than blowing stuff up.

    Summary:

    Basically, take the MMO-type structure of World of Warcraft raiding or Diablo 3's bounty system (a "home city" with equipment vendors, currency points, reputation grinds, etc.), strip it down heavily so that it fits the masses without the complications and depth of 25-man raids involving 10+ classes, make it a shooter, and make it so that missions are launched from a world map screen rather than a continuous open world. That is Destiny.

    If you've played WoW's endgame and think it will offer the same sort of depth, expect to be massively disappointed. Likewise, if you think it has the same crispness as a Call of Duty game you are mistaken.

    This game is good, but it's not great, and it's not NEARLY the game-changer that I expected. I even bought a PS4 just for this game and I definitely regret doing so. If you already own a next-gen console it's probably worth checking out, but if you don't, DO NOT buy it for this game.
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  22. Sep 9, 2014
    1
    Where do I begin in this game?
    Firstly you cannot play it without an internet connection, which means that it is just as bad as the xbox one when you have to check in to play single player.
    Secondly if you think this game is co-op you are sadly sadly mistaken. Each map or mission has a limit to the amount of players that are online in that area and sadly the limit is 3 YES including YOU.
    Where do I begin in this game?
    Firstly you cannot play it without an internet connection, which means that it is just as bad as the xbox one when you have to check in to play single player.
    Secondly if you think this game is co-op you are sadly sadly mistaken. Each map or mission has a limit to the amount of players that are online in that area and sadly the limit is 3 YES including YOU.
    Thirdly when you go into a boss fight it you and only you, no friends or other multiplayers allowed in the area, oh and whats worse is that a "ban on respawn" appears on the screen, which means if you die, thats it sorry you start the mission again...
    Fourthly and this will take the cake, this game runs on bungie servers, which means if you want to play single player (remembering it requires connection) and their servers are down then, too bad you cant play single player.

    This game sounds like watch dogs??? where it was over inflated and set out to be something that sadly is not.

    Anyways it could just be me, whats your response?
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  23. Sep 11, 2014
    0
    Pros: Nice graphics, weapons have a good 'feel' to them, good competitive multiplayer.

    Cons: Everything else; **** story, very 'grindy' game, uninspired enemies, vast tracts of nothing while playing. Huge letdown.
  24. Sep 9, 2014
    1
    Boring, tired and uninspired - What did Bungie spend their money on? For the most expensive game in history that is supposed to revolutionize the FPS market - Destiny fails HARD. Repetitive and linear gamepla - check. Small limited maps - check. Boring enemies - check. Laughable soundtrack - check. Poor sound FX - check... the list goes on and on. Save your money folks - this one is a STINKER
  25. Sep 10, 2014
    1
    I feel cheated and I want my money back. I agree with all the negative reviews about it being over hyped and the same old fps. It amazes me that they create a "giant open world" yet each planet no matter where you start on the map is always the same place when you enter the "massive giant open world". You got me Bungie and Activision, ya really fooled me. Will be taking this POS backI feel cheated and I want my money back. I agree with all the negative reviews about it being over hyped and the same old fps. It amazes me that they create a "giant open world" yet each planet no matter where you start on the map is always the same place when you enter the "massive giant open world". You got me Bungie and Activision, ya really fooled me. Will be taking this POS back and at least get $40 of my money back. Expand
  26. Sep 9, 2014
    3
    repetitive and uninspiring. I played the beta and was on the fence with this game but decided to buy it anyway hoping perhaps it would improve on release. It really fails to live up to its hype, I can't see this FPS lasting.
  27. Sep 9, 2014
    1
    Gutted, absolutely gutted.

    I am a huge bungie fan and thought they could do no wrong but this game is just not fun, it feels totally stripped down to the bone, I can't get a group together online when friends aren't around and it's a silent lonely wasteland most of the time. The graphics are average, not much if anything to explore, boss fights follow a pattern and it's just a
    Gutted, absolutely gutted.

    I am a huge bungie fan and thought they could do no wrong but this game is just not fun, it feels totally stripped down to the bone, I can't get a group together online when friends aren't around and it's a silent lonely wasteland most of the time.

    The graphics are average, not much if anything to explore, boss fights follow a pattern and it's just a grinding game, if you want to grind play diablo.

    I dont understand what happened, so far with my ps4 I've been constantly let down with the quality of games and this has totally just killed it for me I can't really see any game pulling it out the fire until naughty dog save the day.
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  28. Sep 10, 2014
    0
    I deliverately registered here to tell, this game is a crap. What kind of people create it as a boss fight lenth for 2 hours and you cant finish it. You shoot the boss and if hit his life line refuce by 0,000001% and you have to hit him during 1 or 2 hours. This is insamely boring! Game should make you enjoy it but not make you feel like you are worker at an assembly line making routineI deliverately registered here to tell, this game is a crap. What kind of people create it as a boss fight lenth for 2 hours and you cant finish it. You shoot the boss and if hit his life line refuce by 0,000001% and you have to hit him during 1 or 2 hours. This is insamely boring! Game should make you enjoy it but not make you feel like you are worker at an assembly line making routine repititive actions during hours. Hey, Activision, this is entertainment industry! Expand
  29. Sep 9, 2014
    5
    The positive reviews here are basically trying to justify their purchase, it's not a 10 game just because you spent so much money on it.
    The haters scoring 0 are equally wrong.
    Unfortunately, for the time being this is a mediocre, boring game and the average score of 5 (at the time of writing this) is about right. Yes the graphics are pretty, especially on a 10 year old PS3, but it's
    The positive reviews here are basically trying to justify their purchase, it's not a 10 game just because you spent so much money on it.
    The haters scoring 0 are equally wrong.
    Unfortunately, for the time being this is a mediocre, boring game and the average score of 5 (at the time of writing this) is about right. Yes the graphics are pretty, especially on a 10 year old PS3, but it's still a very repetitive shooter, where you're supposed to shoot tons of spawned enemies.
    To add more to the insult, this is on a console, where aiming is painfully crippled, compared to a PC.
    If they indeed wanted to focus as much on consoles, they should have though the core mechanics of the gameplay through a little bit more...
    I am happy to change my score and the game is likely to improve over time, but at the moment, there is no reason to rush out and pay the premium for a launch title.
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  30. Sep 9, 2014
    5
    Sure, a lot of Destiny feels and looks well crafted, but that doesn't save it from being a very dull experience in the end.

    The Good: First of all the game "plays" very well. The Halo heritage is very much present, where close combat, dodging and weaving are integral to the experience to a larger degree than in many other shooters. It's a fast paced and very satisfying way to play an
    Sure, a lot of Destiny feels and looks well crafted, but that doesn't save it from being a very dull experience in the end.

    The Good:
    First of all the game "plays" very well. The Halo heritage is very much present, where close combat, dodging and weaving are integral to the experience to a larger degree than in many other shooters. It's a fast paced and very satisfying way to play an FPS(in my humble opinion at least). The visuals are nice, from a technical standpoint it's nothing revolutionizing, but it's still very pretty. The music is gorgeous and often helps kick moments in the game up a notch.

    The Bad:
    All of the above only get you so far though. There isn't much in the way of story or variety. It's largely moving from point A to point B, often through the same re-used maps. As it's designed for multiplayer you never really get the heroic moments you would in a tighter singleplayer experience. And when it lacks the soul and constant banter of games like Borderlands there just isn't much left. Everything you have at that point is grind, and when loot and gear is sparse as well when compared to games like Borderlands and Diablo the experience drags on even more.

    The online aspects of the game also feel odd and uneven. It's an always online game, but outside of playing pvp or with friends it feels largely superfluous as you only ever share open zones with a handful of people who usually mind their own business.

    It is perhaps early to say where this game is headed, but I kinda wish I could have gotten my money back for now. My time is better spent on other things than this game in its current state.
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  31. Sep 9, 2014
    3
    Fun at first for maybe a few minutes but everything about this game is repetitive. The scenery and graphics are the only positive for me and even those aspects don't break any new ground.
  32. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    Honestly can't believe I bought a PS4 for this game. So much regret. This generic console FPS only has decent graphics going for it, emphasis on decent, the graphics aren't even that stellar when compared to PC games from a decade ago. Quests are repetitive, story is bland, voice acting is bland, zero diversity among enemies, most enemies don't even do anything besides shuffle around, someHonestly can't believe I bought a PS4 for this game. So much regret. This generic console FPS only has decent graphics going for it, emphasis on decent, the graphics aren't even that stellar when compared to PC games from a decade ago. Quests are repetitive, story is bland, voice acting is bland, zero diversity among enemies, most enemies don't even do anything besides shuffle around, some enemies don't even attack you. The devs pumped so much money into marketing and making the game look amazing that they forgot to make the game amazing. I cannot recommend this to anyone, now I need to wait for Bloodborne to justify my PS4 purchase Expand
  33. Sep 9, 2014
    2
    It tried so hard and it got so far. Destiny is a game that tries to be so many good things but it falls flat in every single one of them. It's not Borderlands. It's not CoD. It's a **** of missed opportunity. I really wanted it to be good, but it just fell so far from the mark. If you're expecting something great you will come out extremely disappointed. Please don't fall for the hype likeIt tried so hard and it got so far. Destiny is a game that tries to be so many good things but it falls flat in every single one of them. It's not Borderlands. It's not CoD. It's a **** of missed opportunity. I really wanted it to be good, but it just fell so far from the mark. If you're expecting something great you will come out extremely disappointed. Please don't fall for the hype like I did. This game was clearly overmarketed, because it has no actual redeeming qualities. Just like Watch Dogs and Titanfall (made by the same publisher). If you are unsure please don't buy this game, because I just threw $60 down the toilet and I don't want you to do the same Expand
  34. Sep 9, 2014
    1
    Repetitive and boring. Definitely not a zero, but holy cow, after 3 hours I was falling asleep. It feels like a cheap MMO with good graphics, actually it looks like a less fun version of borderlands, but what can you possibly do with an MMO that is a FPS to be fair to bungie. Too ambitious project. I am not big on FPS and I only play them for the story, That is why I got this game becauseRepetitive and boring. Definitely not a zero, but holy cow, after 3 hours I was falling asleep. It feels like a cheap MMO with good graphics, actually it looks like a less fun version of borderlands, but what can you possibly do with an MMO that is a FPS to be fair to bungie. Too ambitious project. I am not big on FPS and I only play them for the story, That is why I got this game because Halo had a great story. So I trusted them, but fail on my part. I don't remember what my quest was about, kill how many of that unit? Uninspiring. I hope the order 1886 turns good because I already regret not having a X1 for Forza, I miss that game. But I am optimistic about 1886. Sony needs to step it up a little because for the first time I am seeing xbox having the exclusives, and the third party games are not living up to par for me to justify owning this console. Expand
  35. Sep 11, 2014
    4
    Extremely over hyped. It left me feeling meh. The fact that there is a mission map is pointless, you literally do the majority of the missions in the same large location per planet. AI is pathetic, there are challenging moments, but usually involve a massive wave of enemies. The game ultimately feels like a 6.5 hr horde mode with friends, and a spattering of uninspired story. Game isExtremely over hyped. It left me feeling meh. The fact that there is a mission map is pointless, you literally do the majority of the missions in the same large location per planet. AI is pathetic, there are challenging moments, but usually involve a massive wave of enemies. The game ultimately feels like a 6.5 hr horde mode with friends, and a spattering of uninspired story. Game is beautiful though. Expand
  36. Sep 9, 2014
    2
    Please don't devalue my review or dismiss it it as being a "troll" because I'm not rating this game very highly. I wasn't paid to praise it so I'm giving an honest impression of what I felt after spending $60 on this product.

    The game probably had a higher marketing budget (and funds allocated to expensive Hollywood actors) than it did for the game design department. Let me breakdown my
    Please don't devalue my review or dismiss it it as being a "troll" because I'm not rating this game very highly. I wasn't paid to praise it so I'm giving an honest impression of what I felt after spending $60 on this product.

    The game probably had a higher marketing budget (and funds allocated to expensive Hollywood actors) than it did for the game design department. Let me breakdown my impressions in a bulleted format:

    PROS:
    + Soundtrack: An absolutely amazing orchestral score makes the setting feel epic!
    + UI Art: The menus and interface art is reminiscent of Jules Verne and old-school H.G. Wells. It's gorgeous and deserves kudos.
    + Gunplay: Aside from a heavy reliance on iron sites (something that afflicts a lot of console shooters), the gunplay feels very much like it was lifted from Halo - which, if you're a fan of Halo, you'll enjoy.

    CONS:
    - Lack of Open World: Destiny is no more an MMO than Dead Island. The heavily instanced missions feel less like "planets" and more like a very small collection of maps. You select a mission, watching a loading screen, start the map and kill a bunch of enemies. Rinse/repeat.

    - Lack of Enemy Diversity: After hour 5, killing the same handful of enemies gets VERY boring. I don't feel any sense of progression when I'm killing the same Dregs and Shanks from minute 1. This feels exceedingly more awful as more and hours pass.

    - UI Design: Sure, the UI art is amazing (can't praise it enough actually), but the design is downright awful. It was clearly designed for a mouse pointer and yet we're playing (as of now) a console exclusive game with analogue sticks to navigate menus. The overall user-experience is clunky and needlessly frustrating.

    The icons are completely arcane and I have no idea what I'm looking at when I see them. Since there is little color use, I'm left guessing what the obscure shapes mean...and I'd had better luck teaching myself Japanese. Also, why does my Waypoint vanish? Who thought that was a good idea? I'm constantly summoning Dinkbot so I can see where I'm supposed to go because the waypoint vanishes after a few seconds. That's an extra step that is completely unecessary.

    - Poor Mission Design: The formula become increasingly boring after the second or third time of killing swarms of identical baddies that act the exact same way over and over again. Since we're expected to do this several times (see: grind), the laziness of the poor mission structures really become apparent. I'm only on Day 1 of this game and I'm already growing bored with it.

    - Cringeworthy Lore/Writing: Peter Dinklage is getting all sorts of crap for his terrible VO acting in this game and I find that completely unfair - it's not the acting, it's the terrible writing. No amount of Hollywood star power can turn a bad script into Shakespeare. The premise is overwrought, the delivery is awful and I really don't even like hearing the creature names ("That wizard came from the moon!").

    - Boring Core Game Loop: Destiny feels like a re-skinned version of Borderlands 2 but lacks the addictive draw that game has: loot-chasing. There is no real instant gratification of seeing items drop from slain enemies and having to repeat the same boring scenarios only to receive a random number generated loot prize in a victory screen feels less compelling.

    - Reliance of Others For Fun: This was the game breaker for me. On more than one occasion, I was grouped with mute strangers that were either terrible players (stirred up the hive and then died, forcing me to contend with an increased difficulty curve of enemies that were often frustrating to deal with) or I was the noob that simply followed in the wake of someone else clearing the mission's enemies before I could even get a shot off. Both scenarios felt terrible.

    - Obscenely Long Loading Screens: these loading screens can reach up to a minute in length and when you're merely traveling from a menu map to the non-action hub location, sitting through the same spaceship cutscene loading screen again and again becomes difficult to tolerant.

    - Last-Gen Design: This game was clearly designed for the 8 year old Xbox 360/PS3 hardware because the maps have a lot of view occlusion (they're not as open as most PC shooters) and often feel hamstrung by last-gen limitations (particularly the number of players you can see, have in your group and can fight each other. The only thing you're getting with the PS4 version is an increased display resolution and some material resolution enhancements.

    FINAL WORD:
    I'm angry at myself for falling for the marketing the hype (seriously, this game was hyped more than the World Cup). It's not an MMO Shooter and I don't see it having any longevity. I'm hoping I can get a decent trade-in credit for this game because $60 was a lot of money for me and I really don't like wasting it. There are much better games out there that you could spend your $60 on and not feel bored an hour into playing.
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  37. Sep 9, 2014
    5
    Deja Vu is the feeling you get when you touch Destiny. This obviously is not Bungie's game. It has zero passion or soul in it.
    Rather than feeling like its own game or entitiy, it feels like an amalgam of other games you know very well, which ruins the immersion.
    The entire vision of this game seems like something publishers came up with using statistics and market research to maximize
    Deja Vu is the feeling you get when you touch Destiny. This obviously is not Bungie's game. It has zero passion or soul in it.
    Rather than feeling like its own game or entitiy, it feels like an amalgam of other games you know very well, which ruins the immersion.

    The entire vision of this game seems like something publishers came up with using statistics and market research to maximize profit, dlc opportunity, and player grinding time - an amalgam of mass-appealing game elements stuck together. Too much deja vu for me, having played Halo, Borderlands, and Mass Effect extensively.

    I strongly suggest you do not support a future industry of generic FPS games.
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  38. Sep 9, 2014
    7
    Solid, quality game. Great competitive-cooperative gameplay, sci-fi atmosphere, very nice visuals.
    Still this game feels over-hyped, not best in using created atmosphere, uncomfortable with absence of offline mode.
  39. Sep 10, 2014
    1
    This is a pretty bad attempt to mix several existing genres to forge a new one. Several hours in and the story is bad, the gameplay is repetitive (without being engaging), and the "multiplayer" environment fails to live up to the MMO Shooter goal it was spruked as being. I'm kind of disappointed with myself that I bought a game on launch day without listening to the critics first, as theyThis is a pretty bad attempt to mix several existing genres to forge a new one. Several hours in and the story is bad, the gameplay is repetitive (without being engaging), and the "multiplayer" environment fails to live up to the MMO Shooter goal it was spruked as being. I'm kind of disappointed with myself that I bought a game on launch day without listening to the critics first, as they seem to be disappointed too. Expand
  40. Sep 10, 2014
    0
    I actually find the game to be pretty good, I would rate it near 7.4 myself if I could, but no higher. The story is nearly non-existent. Seriously, most of the game is spent doing "dungeons" while have Peter D. say his dialogue which isn't really that inspiring, funny, but plain. Very rarely will you get a cut-scene or a jump in the storyline.

    BUT! The game has so many other good
    I actually find the game to be pretty good, I would rate it near 7.4 myself if I could, but no higher. The story is nearly non-existent. Seriously, most of the game is spent doing "dungeons" while have Peter D. say his dialogue which isn't really that inspiring, funny, but plain. Very rarely will you get a cut-scene or a jump in the storyline.

    BUT! The game has so many other good elements in it that makes you keep playing it, its funny how it works out. They perfected many of the other aspects that it makes up for it by such a degree. The story, which is one of the main parts of any game can be made up by so much is amazing. Although in the end, without it. A game that would have been a masterpiece has fallen short to the realm of being just a good game instead.

    The reason I gave this a lower score is because Bungie and Activision has so much money behind this thing and has everything planned out so meticulously, the only way to get their act together is to give them fear of it failing. If you give them a high score, they will just simply ignore the problems and give us less in the end.
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  41. Sep 10, 2014
    3
    Bought it yesterday out of curiosity, my thoughts:
    It underwhelms in almost every aspect. From basic stuff like not being able to turn off auto-aim or even adjust the in-game audio, to the weightless feel of the guns, the constant retread of missions requiring you to run down the same path over and over, to inopportune load-screens to the generic boring and almost incomprehensible story,
    Bought it yesterday out of curiosity, my thoughts:
    It underwhelms in almost every aspect. From basic stuff like not being able to turn off auto-aim or even adjust the in-game audio, to the weightless feel of the guns, the constant retread of missions requiring you to run down the same path over and over, to inopportune load-screens to the generic boring and almost incomprehensible story, but ...
    In many ways, it comes off as an over-produced, pretentious, kinda boring version of Borderlands. Very disappointing. Also i do not understand why the campaign should be always online ??
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  42. Sep 9, 2014
    7
    Here is what i think of Destiny so far:

    Pros : - Lovely visuals, - Great combat mechanics, satisfying controls, solid gameplay, - Rich character customization. Cons : - Repetitive gameplay with bland quests, - No true single-player experience, - Not much enemy variety, - The story is there just because it is, more of a fill in than an actual fleshed out story,
    Here is what i think of Destiny so far:

    Pros :

    - Lovely visuals,

    - Great combat mechanics, satisfying controls, solid gameplay,

    - Rich character customization.

    Cons :

    - Repetitive gameplay with bland quests,

    - No true single-player experience,

    - Not much enemy variety,

    - The story is there just because it is, more of a fill in than an actual fleshed out story,

    - The music, or better yet, the lack of an interesting musical score except on some rare occasions when we can actually hear some build-up compositions.

    It is a solid 7/ 10.

    But hey, this is just my opinion.
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  43. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    Worst game of 2014.Just an another overestimated and overhyped crap,like "watch how dog makes **** even wd better than this).This game brought nothing,no graphics,no new ideas and no story whatsoever.Locations are similar and enemies are ugly and stupid like those who made this abomination.So,don't buy, it.I never thought this game could be such a bad,but it is.0/10.
  44. Sep 10, 2014
    3
    Another great marketing work, and like Watch Dogs, another mediocre game sold like a masterpiece.

    Gameplay is ok, but its repetivenss and shot of varieties sentenced this game from the start.
  45. Sep 10, 2014
    5
    I was excited for this game, but overal the controls are slow, and are not too great. No Singleplayer offline is a silly approach. The Grinding aspect of this game, and "Dungeon" running theme just doesn't go well with what this game has to offer. Borderlands would be a much more Rational choice if you wanted an experience that is overall refined.
    This game is provided me with nothing to
    I was excited for this game, but overal the controls are slow, and are not too great. No Singleplayer offline is a silly approach. The Grinding aspect of this game, and "Dungeon" running theme just doesn't go well with what this game has to offer. Borderlands would be a much more Rational choice if you wanted an experience that is overall refined.
    This game is provided me with nothing to make me "WOW". This game does not suck, But it is no way, game that will increase standards, and the average graphics, with the lacklustre game play, and Unsatisfying game makes his a 3/10
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  46. Sep 11, 2014
    0
    What a waste of money and time. Follow the white arrow, shoot enemies, duck, reload, follow white arrow again, shoot enemies, duck, reload, and you're done after 17hours boring as hell. Hyped up game because of big budget, didn't lived up to the hype. SKIP THIS ONE.
  47. Sep 10, 2014
    0
    Garbage ... who makes an MMO where you cannot trade items with your friends? Bungie I guess ...

    Play Halo 2 instead. Better MP, story.

    Also the lore cards in Destiny ... to read them ... get this ... you have to look them up in a browser on your computer/tablet/phone. Why this crap wasn't available in game ... your guess = mine
  48. Sep 11, 2014
    0
    Woulda gave this an honest 5, but Bungie score booster kids are making the score too high for what it is.

    The only honest thing I can say about this game is that it looks nice, but it is extremely flawed, and will probably only be worth playing for about a month or 2, mainly because the level cap is so easy to get to and there is no character ascension to reset it with bonus stats or
    Woulda gave this an honest 5, but Bungie score booster kids are making the score too high for what it is.

    The only honest thing I can say about this game is that it looks nice, but it is extremely flawed, and will probably only be worth playing for about a month or 2, mainly because the level cap is so easy to get to and there is no character ascension to reset it with bonus stats or anything. It literally looks like Bungie took Borderlands and Halo and slapped them together and made story an afterthought. No impressed with a game from a studio that is known for story telling, and for them to turn on their fans and spit in our faces. Seriously people, look really hard when you play it, there are so many things wrong with the game. It looks like a team of 10 year olds who just got a decent idea and failed to execute it. Don't get me wrong, the multiplayer is (almost) fun, if you can ignore that every ability is modeled after a Halo armor ability, and like repetitive play (Call of Duty anyone?).

    All in all, game was over-hyped, and failed to meet what people wanted in the game.
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  49. Sep 11, 2014
    0
    Giving this game 0 because of all the fanboys rating it a 10. It obviously isn't a game worthy of a 10rating. Its a very generic shooter that does nothing new and it gets repetitve fast. Don't buy this game unless you like playing the same level of killing mobs over and over and over again.
  50. Sep 9, 2014
    1
    I gave it a 1 as they deleted my last 0 review. nothing more needs to be said just read the reviews of the players.

    Terrible Ai Terrible level design Terrible reuse of textures terrible story terrible content terrible gun veriety Bungie has essentially deceived people into buying into the hype by not allowing reviews to come forward. we can all tell from the day 1 reviews from
    I gave it a 1 as they deleted my last 0 review. nothing more needs to be said just read the reviews of the players.

    Terrible Ai
    Terrible level design
    Terrible reuse of textures
    terrible story
    terrible content
    terrible gun veriety

    Bungie has essentially deceived people into buying into the hype by not allowing reviews to come forward. we can all tell from the day 1 reviews from all top gaming sites that destiny has been the biggest letdown of 2014.

    Next time spend the marketing money on game making Bungie...
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  51. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    The game is very weak, exaggerated hype for a game without a decent story that is simply going from point A to B and kill enemies, not to mention the AI ​​of this game that is extremely ugly ... I pity those who fell in this game Marketing , FAIL of the year, congratulations Bungie for this bomb
  52. Sep 9, 2014
    6
    After playing the X1 and PS4 versions, respectively, I can say this game is nearly identical. The PS4 does have a brighter and richer look while the X1 had looks alot darker yet there's nothing wrong there. The party chat being disabled, unless I'm wrong, seems disabled but I get why seeing as this is a social game. The matchmaking isn't bad, given this is Bungie who are renown for theirAfter playing the X1 and PS4 versions, respectively, I can say this game is nearly identical. The PS4 does have a brighter and richer look while the X1 had looks alot darker yet there's nothing wrong there. The party chat being disabled, unless I'm wrong, seems disabled but I get why seeing as this is a social game. The matchmaking isn't bad, given this is Bungie who are renown for their involvement in console multiplayer.

    What I found disappointing, maybe it's just me, but the gameplay is very repetitive. There is a bit of exploration but the agenda or mission is always set in a "Go to Point A, complete, then move on to Point B." The leveling in the game is rather quick, seeing as I bumped into max players within 4 hours of playing the game on both consoles. I get why because it's the loot that matters but my fear is that it won't be enough to sway gamers into staying in the universe that Bungie created.

    The Multiplayer side, something I don't play much, is good and slightly refined from the Beta stage that we all played. Can't say much about it here seeing as its really up to the gamer to come away with their own opinions.

    To close, I give the game a 7.

    Pros:
    Graphics great on both. Slight edge to PS4 for its vibrancy.
    Gameplay great on both. 1080p and 30fps holds good on both.
    It's great game to invest in and really down to personal taste.

    Cons:
    Lack of story.
    Leveling too fast may hurt in the long run. Seeing as this game is a time investment more than other games.
    Hope of long term investment hinges on upcoming dlc and loot. May be a big gamble that won't succeed with all gamers but with a few.
    Repetitive nature of the game could prove to be detrimental to its success.

    Summary:
    Destiny is a game that truly reaches for the stars but I fear it may come short since a lot of its success hinges on content that comes in the future. A future that is about to become packed with more games going into the holiday. The repetitive nature could be it's downfall but it all hinges on the gamer and his/her friends. Forgive me for saying but another game that hinged it's success on content was Titanfall. Developed by a great team with the hype and promise that couldn't deliver before it's too late. Let's hope that's not the case for Bungie's first outing since their brilliant work with Halo. Take it as you will, keep on playing.
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  53. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    next gen they said.

    its borderlands with a halo/warframe reskin, only that its lacking the humor. destiny is trying to take itself seriously but horribly fails. nothing new to see here.
  54. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    I though this would be innovative new fps game, but it's not..
    It's just another repetitive shooter, go to point A, kill a wave of enemies, go to point B and do the same.
    The customization is also really limited, only the graphics and the sound are good.
  55. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    This game is just a wanna-be Borderlands. There is no humor or character development. The game is all about grinding and more grinding. The loot in the game isn't anything special and doesn't keep me interested. Every level looks and feels the same. You're better off waiting for Halo collection or sticking to other upcoming hits. This isn't worth it. I already regret my purchase and it'sThis game is just a wanna-be Borderlands. There is no humor or character development. The game is all about grinding and more grinding. The loot in the game isn't anything special and doesn't keep me interested. Every level looks and feels the same. You're better off waiting for Halo collection or sticking to other upcoming hits. This isn't worth it. I already regret my purchase and it's the first day! (FYI: I did play 8 hours worth of the game) Expand
  56. Sep 10, 2014
    3
    Very disappointed. Destiny feels like Halo type/era multiplayer maps that are connected by the MMO type game interface, this makes up the entire game world. Relatively small "open world" maps for each planet, ONE map per planet. Graphics are in the same league as Halo graphics overall. Take a look at the sky and you will see 2d clouds moving by, not even up to date with most all gamesVery disappointed. Destiny feels like Halo type/era multiplayer maps that are connected by the MMO type game interface, this makes up the entire game world. Relatively small "open world" maps for each planet, ONE map per planet. Graphics are in the same league as Halo graphics overall. Take a look at the sky and you will see 2d clouds moving by, not even up to date with most all games out now that at least us 3D looking clouds. I DO think there is a ton of fun in this game to be had if you approach it as playing the same planet maps with the same mobs doing the same fetch quest type things, over and over and over as you level up in each area. For example Earth seems to be just one map, where objectives are in different parts of that same map AND the map is not all that big, definitely NOT an MMO type map, more along the lines of multiplayer maps. Along that same issue, this is NOT an MMO open world game environment, its very confined to above said maps. You don't "travel" anywhere as in MOVE in/through space, you simply transport from location to location, map to map. I expected so, so much more based on advertising, like actually exploring large open spaces that weren't crammed full of the same mobs from mission to mission, playing the same maps from mission to mission, with the only thing changing in my level number and equipment. Expand
  57. Sep 9, 2014
    8
    EDIT: Essentially excellent with friends, bland without them. It could be so so much more but there's still nothing quite like it. Upgrading my rating from an 7 to 8.5. The gunplay it superb but too many other things are lacking.

    If you can forgive the very uninspired art style and level design, graphics and gameplay are good but everything else is completely lacking. FFIV is a
    EDIT: Essentially excellent with friends, bland without them. It could be so so much more but there's still nothing quite like it. Upgrading my rating from an 7 to 8.5. The gunplay it superb but too many other things are lacking.

    If you can forgive the very uninspired art style and level design, graphics and gameplay are good but everything else is completely lacking. FFIV is a better MMO, Borderlines a better Co-Op game, and they're countless better SP and competitive MP FPS games out there. It feels as if Bungie was completely insecure in everything except the graphics and Halo-esq gameplay.

    Being Bungie I expected an epic story but it's not. It's very bland with horrible voice acting. Word of advice to devs thinking of using very well-known actors with iconic TV/movie characters as voice actors in games is a good idea. It's not. When trying to create a new character don't use someone who constantly reminds me of someone else. All I hear is a completely bored Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister). (Same goes for you MGS - it sounds like the actors try and take the character seriously...but they can't)

    Destiny tries to be several games in one but In the end Destiny is a pretty bad MMO, a horrible Single Player experience due to the bland story, level design and lack of set pieces or otherwise inspired graphics, and an average co-op game. Also, competitive MP can be had better elsewhere.

    It tries to be the jack of all trades and excels at none. And given the content, level design, and scope of the game it hard to imagine that the majority of the 500 million budget went towards making the game and not to marketing.

    The way I see it Destiny sells you 4 games for $70 (in Canada), but MMO's are free, the SP isn't worth anything, the CO-OP and Competitive MP are probably worth $29.99 each but neither game can compete with their better peers in each respective genre. All I picture when I play this game is that meme with the dog in a lab coat and glasses with the caption, "I have no idea what I'm doing", especially in terms of the the MMO and story elements.. That comes across here. They would have been better off making a Borderlands clone but with a great story... This game was not made with confidence, gameplay aside.

    If your playing alone don't even bother with this game and don't expect to make any friends as it's impossible to communicate with people. If you have TWO buddies it can be fun, but guaranteed someone is going to get bored with the repetitive nature and stop playing.
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  58. Sep 9, 2014
    3
    I feel like I've broken the oldest rule in the book and succumbed to the hype train badly for this one, I finished the story mode for this today and I was so disappointed that that was it. It seriously was like they ripped half the game out to sell as DLC and just filled the rest of what was left with uninteresting bullet-sponge boss fights to drag out the playing time. All you do once youI feel like I've broken the oldest rule in the book and succumbed to the hype train badly for this one, I finished the story mode for this today and I was so disappointed that that was it. It seriously was like they ripped half the game out to sell as DLC and just filled the rest of what was left with uninteresting bullet-sponge boss fights to drag out the playing time. All you do once you hit the 20 level cap is grind grind grind (the SAME missions).

    It's so repetitive, the missions are linear masquerading as open world. You cannot talk to the other Guardians you meet in the world, there is NO proximity chat AT ALL

    The story of this was so fractured I look back on it now and it was really just a story about how Peter Dinklage can unlock or decipher everything for you while spewing a horribly cheesy script, I honestly kind of thought Bungie would release something better (expectations yada yada). There seriously was like barely any explanation as to who people are or what was going on, I'm not even sure there are any memorable moments in this game and the only memorable character I can think of is The Speaker and that is only because he sells some cool looking items which you need to grind for.

    It's like one great big escort mission for your Ghost.

    Let's just hope that the Bungies 'Biggest Game so far' and it's proposed 10 year life span change things up a bit, because I can't see a good majority of people buying this expecting a grinding sim.
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  59. Sep 11, 2014
    0
    It is a over hyped piece of garbage. There are no original ideas in this game whats so ever. Just grind repetitive and shoot dull enemies in a boring and stupid storyline.
  60. Sep 9, 2014
    3
    Don't recommend this. It's like WOW meets poor COD maps with nods to Killzone and Halo but it does not deliver it's promise. Too much fuss about how it looks, they forgot to add a story. It's too repetitive, boring missions and enemy patterns are too similar. You can't talk in multiplayer, the multiplayer is very poor. Campaign goes like this: go to tower, buy ammo and armor, go to do aDon't recommend this. It's like WOW meets poor COD maps with nods to Killzone and Halo but it does not deliver it's promise. Too much fuss about how it looks, they forgot to add a story. It's too repetitive, boring missions and enemy patterns are too similar. You can't talk in multiplayer, the multiplayer is very poor. Campaign goes like this: go to tower, buy ammo and armor, go to do a mission where you fight 200 enemies while your ghost looks at something, get a reward, go back to the tower and repeat. I'd recommend playing Killzone... Expand
  61. Sep 10, 2014
    1
    Well I have played for a couple of days now and I will be generous and give it 1 because the graphics look tasty. But frankly this gets boring pretty quickly. At the beginning don't even bother using your gun, its so underpowered, you can be shooting an enemy in the face and they don't die but punch them once and they're dead - seriously this is stupid. The missions are repetitive as hasWell I have played for a couple of days now and I will be generous and give it 1 because the graphics look tasty. But frankly this gets boring pretty quickly. At the beginning don't even bother using your gun, its so underpowered, you can be shooting an enemy in the face and they don't die but punch them once and they're dead - seriously this is stupid. The missions are repetitive as has been noted by pretty much everybody else. There is a lesson here - and that lesson is online is not the be all and end all. Apparently they spent 500 million on this thing, I can't see what on though. I am also playing Killzone Mercenary on the PS Vita and its way more fun. Expand
  62. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    This game plays like a shooter from 2008. Clunky controls, confusing UI, low framerate, crappy sound etc..Bungie thinks this game will last 10 years? Hahaha, try 10 days.
  63. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    Buy it if you like throwing $65 away (5 tax). This game is total garbage, is not a rpg, mmo, fps, it doesnt even know what it is. Graphics are okay. You need to have other friends to play this game, if not is going to suck real bad. Game is very repetitive just kill wave after wave of enemies with a boss at the end. Armour all looks the same. This game might be good to 13 year olds whoBuy it if you like throwing $65 away (5 tax). This game is total garbage, is not a rpg, mmo, fps, it doesnt even know what it is. Graphics are okay. You need to have other friends to play this game, if not is going to suck real bad. Game is very repetitive just kill wave after wave of enemies with a boss at the end. Armour all looks the same. This game might be good to 13 year olds who don't know what a real game is. Returning this game. Ps4 is a great system. We need better games and not hype garbage like this one. Expand
  64. Jan 10, 2015
    6
    A beautiful world that fails to offer more than a dull experience. The weapons are dull, the enemies are dull, the item upgrades are dull. Combat takes unnecessary breaks between long linear corridors, which is a surprise, considering the size of the game world is nothing more than an illusion. The way the mission system operates is lazy at best, the unnecessary backtracking betweenA beautiful world that fails to offer more than a dull experience. The weapons are dull, the enemies are dull, the item upgrades are dull. Combat takes unnecessary breaks between long linear corridors, which is a surprise, considering the size of the game world is nothing more than an illusion. The way the mission system operates is lazy at best, the unnecessary backtracking between objectives exposes a lazy, unfinished system which constantly kicks immersion right in the gut. It's a "next-gen" launch title, and functions as such. Uninspired and dull of emotion, so much potential thrown away. I can't believe this is the game that was praised so highly during its launch. Expand
  65. Sep 9, 2014
    7
    In-depth review (Scroll down for TL:DR short version)

    Warning: This is a game review, not an expectation or hype review. I will simply put, tell you if the game is worth buying based on my experience with multiple aspects of the game, so here goes. This is my first review and I hope this will answer many questions for those who are unsure about the game. This review is made up from a
    In-depth review (Scroll down for TL:DR short version)

    Warning: This is a game review, not an expectation or hype review. I will simply put, tell you if the game is worth buying based on my experience with multiple aspects of the game, so here goes.

    This is my first review and I hope this will answer many questions for those who are unsure about the game. This review is made up from a little over four hours of gameplay which I believe is enough to warrant a review on any game. I am separating the review based on six factors. story, gameplay, graphics, sound, replayability, and miscellaneous. I will NOT talk about the expectations of the game based on outside views or marketing.

    Story: 4/10 Destiny's story seems rather absent. There is definitely a back-story involving a great evil and a mysterious savior (called the Traveller), but the specifics beyond that are hard to follow or just not there. This is not like Mass Effect or Divinity which has complex story arcs and side plots so if you were expecting a single player experience based on this factor I would not look forward to having a fun time playing Destiny. Main story missions are often voiced by your partner called Ghost, who explains the mission details as well as the backstory of what is going on. There are other characters involved besides the usual vendors or side mission npc's (like The Speaker) but the draw to the lore is barely existent. The story is there to keep everyone on the same track of battling the Darkness and that is pretty much it.

    Gameplay: 9/10 This is where things are looking up. The gameplay is simply superb. Everything involving your character to the weapons you pick up to the tactics and AI you encounter all combine for a wonderful time. I am able to continue playing this game just on the gameplay alone. There is a lot here with different weapons, subclasses, leveling, skills, etc that enhance the gameplay in many ways.

    Graphics: 9/10 Again this is where Destiny shines. The PS4 version will not disappoint. I will easily say this the best graphics to date for the new console. The textures are crisp, the parallaxing is impressive, the lighting and shadowing create amazing scenes. The frames per second seems capped at around 30-35 if I had to guess. There were no real drops or dips in the frames during my entire play. Your character also looks extremely detailed despite the fact you only see it when your at the Tower, when casting spells, or when on a vehicle. The effects are of a high graphic fidelity as well, with weapons, skills, ships, and vehicles clearly showing proof of this.

    Sound: 8/10 I love my audio and Destiny does not disappoint in this front either. The soundtrack is impressive and helps paint the the game world Bungie has created. The environmental sounds paired with the sounds made by your character or weapons all account for a great unique experience. I noted in the game when shooting some Dreg I heard the muffled echoed sound of a sniper rifle far away followed by a couple explosions. I went to investigate and found a fellow Guardian tackling another group of Fallen. Each gun sounds distinct and different, each character skill sounds different. There is a lot of creativity heard in this game and adds to the mystery.

    Replayability 8/10: There is a decent amount of end game content that is evidenced by the multiple vendors in the Tower, but I feel the replayability is in only the end game content, coop, and pvp material and not in the story content which I mentioned earlier. So in short this game will be fun to replay with a group of friends as it keep one's interest with the extra missions, pvp, and large group events.

    Miscellaneous: 6/10 This is where I add details about aspects that add to the game and personal opinion. For example, seeing as it is a multiplayer game and one must play with a internet connection, I first have to note that I experienced no drops in connection or latency when playing Destiny which is impressive at launch date. There is a installation required for those, like me, who bought the disc but it did not take long. As a personal note, I felt like there was not enough added to the game. Sure it has side missions and beautiful landscape but there was not enough for me to draw to it. The world events and coop definitely helped but I feel like there are things about this game that Bungie could have expanded on, like ship upgrades, more story, vehicle equipment/research/attachments, side mission creativity (which could hopefully expand on the lore), and even more skill/weapon attachments/adjustments.

    Overall / TL:DR version

    Is this game worth buying for single player or story reasons: No
    Is the game worth buying to play with friends or others online: Yes
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  66. Sep 9, 2014
    3
    Talk about OVERHYPED!! to say this game was a disappointment is an understatement.....terrible Borderlands clone that isnt anywhere near as good or fun as Borderlands.......the game is just simply not fun & overal very boring......still in disbelief i wasted £55 quid on this game
  67. Sep 10, 2014
    4
    Can't recommend until the following is fixed. In the darkness zones (limited respawn) if you run back to the beginning edges of the a lot of the time enemies will not follow you. Even if there is a wall there where you respawned and you stand close to it, enemies that were attacking you turn around and run away. Combine this with regenerating health there goes any challenge the area wasCan't recommend until the following is fixed. In the darkness zones (limited respawn) if you run back to the beginning edges of the a lot of the time enemies will not follow you. Even if there is a wall there where you respawned and you stand close to it, enemies that were attacking you turn around and run away. Combine this with regenerating health there goes any challenge the area was supposed to have.

    If someone is leaving the area, giving them a message (like when they enter it) and reset the area. Simple. It's how other actually mmos deal with this issue.

    Please fix this.
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  68. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    this game has been a total failure. The connection issues alone should tell you to stay away from this game. Error code centipede and baboon are often seen when you try to play for more than a few minutes. Why did I spend money for a game that I can't play. Bungie says they're looking into it. LIES this crap has been going on since beta. And they have the gall to tell you you're internetthis game has been a total failure. The connection issues alone should tell you to stay away from this game. Error code centipede and baboon are often seen when you try to play for more than a few minutes. Why did I spend money for a game that I can't play. Bungie says they're looking into it. LIES this crap has been going on since beta. And they have the gall to tell you you're internet is hooked up right?

    Excuse me what?! Why can I play every game OTHER than Destiny. this game is DESTINED to fail if this keeps up.
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  69. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    Stay away from this game. I was really excited for it after the beta and loved it, but this game is basically just an extended beta. I reached level 20 after a few hours play and the game was still more or less the same thing. Just took my game back to gamestop and traded it in.

    Would avoid.
  70. Sep 10, 2014
    0
    Oh Bungie, how you love to make false promises. This game is pretty enough, shoots fine, but completely lacks any sort of story, setting, or soul. It appears as though a marketing team designed this game, trying to appeal to every type of gamer-- but ends up pleasing none of them.

    I have no doubt that 5 DLC drops and another $60 in the future will buy me a complete experience...if I
    Oh Bungie, how you love to make false promises. This game is pretty enough, shoots fine, but completely lacks any sort of story, setting, or soul. It appears as though a marketing team designed this game, trying to appeal to every type of gamer-- but ends up pleasing none of them.

    I have no doubt that 5 DLC drops and another $60 in the future will buy me a complete experience...if I were a sucker enough to pay a ransom for a complete game. Instead, this game is being returned or sold on craigslist. You have failed.
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  71. Sep 9, 2014
    5
    This review is based mostly on the open beta, but from I've heard they are very similar. This game had promise but it just feels like "eh". It has some stuff, the movement is nice and fluid, basic combat is simple but still finds way to be fun...at times. Though if one word were to be used to sum up this game it would be "Borderlands". Go into an area, kill the dudes move onward. NowThis review is based mostly on the open beta, but from I've heard they are very similar. This game had promise but it just feels like "eh". It has some stuff, the movement is nice and fluid, basic combat is simple but still finds way to be fun...at times. Though if one word were to be used to sum up this game it would be "Borderlands". Go into an area, kill the dudes move onward. Now notice I love the hell out of Borderlands, but Destiny has that lack of spirit. It sets up things that doesn't go anywhere. With your talking flying helper thingy, and the character sometimes speaking, you'd think we'd get some banter, but no not really. And the news that Old Russia is the only explorable place on earth is just **** Come on, 500 million dollars and you have the first planet with almost nothing. Boss battles are either pathetic or extreme. They have to find some form of balance between fast shooting and MMO, but all that means is hide in a spot a shoot at the weak point, then run out for ammo eventually. Also minor complaint, but I can't stand the "Bungie" way of naming things. You know where everything is just named after something instead of just being original. In conclusion the game is little more than an overhyped Borderlands Halo hybrid that lacks in both of the games best aspects. It's a well known fact that something that can do multiple things, will never do those things as well as something focused on a single thing. This game is certain to not make it's 500 million dollar budget back. Expand
  72. Sep 9, 2014
    3
    Bungie and Activision have a solid foundation here for something great, but I think they've missed the mark with Destiny. Touted as a massively multiplayer experience with Bungie's single player storytelling tenants still intact, Destiny had the hype that would make most people excited by its lofty ambitions. But with more hype, only leads to more disappointment, and Destiny is a victim ofBungie and Activision have a solid foundation here for something great, but I think they've missed the mark with Destiny. Touted as a massively multiplayer experience with Bungie's single player storytelling tenants still intact, Destiny had the hype that would make most people excited by its lofty ambitions. But with more hype, only leads to more disappointment, and Destiny is a victim of its own hype. Neither ambitious or great, Destiny is a bog-standard FPS with some online interaction. It's not a fully-fleshed massively muliplayer game, nor is it an impressive single player game. Destiny feels like a game that's lost, never staking its claim and finding its own place. I find that it often feels unfocused, like Bungie set out to do many things and didn't excel at one of them. It's a hollow game, lacking life, lacking feeling. The online interaction is limited compared to contemporary massively multiplayer games, and the story is blander than two-week old white bread. Expand
  73. Sep 11, 2014
    9
    It's a quality game for sure - I don't think it deserves a perfect because of the repetitive nature, but otherwise it is a great game. Best game for the next gen - that's for darn sure (not counting the Last of Us). If you like any FPS there is something for you here. I could see this game being huge if the expansions do it right, but as of now there is limited to do but all theseIt's a quality game for sure - I don't think it deserves a perfect because of the repetitive nature, but otherwise it is a great game. Best game for the next gen - that's for darn sure (not counting the Last of Us). If you like any FPS there is something for you here. I could see this game being huge if the expansions do it right, but as of now there is limited to do but all these things are still fun. Expand
  74. Sep 9, 2014
    10
    This is the kind of game I've been wanting ever since Phantasy Star Online went offline. I've been dying to play this, loved the alpha, loved the beta. And have been loving every bit of the game itself since it came today. I know there are a lot of angry XBone fanboys that are rating it low because Bungie moved on to better things on PS4 consoles instead of being stuck on old cheapThis is the kind of game I've been wanting ever since Phantasy Star Online went offline. I've been dying to play this, loved the alpha, loved the beta. And have been loving every bit of the game itself since it came today. I know there are a lot of angry XBone fanboys that are rating it low because Bungie moved on to better things on PS4 consoles instead of being stuck on old cheap hardware in the xbone. But they need to grow up. This game is amazing, great community so far on PSN. And plays wonderfully, Just like a Halo game, but better. Expand
  75. Sep 9, 2014
    8
    I find it funny how everyone who voted blow 3 is either new user, either is downvoting every "good" title.
    So far game is decent. Singleplayer is little dull, but multiplayer is where this game shines. For multiplayer only I would give 9/10, singleplayer is no more 6/10. However, I completed only the first two planets, It might get better in the following planets or/where new patches will
    I find it funny how everyone who voted blow 3 is either new user, either is downvoting every "good" title.
    So far game is decent. Singleplayer is little dull, but multiplayer is where this game shines. For multiplayer only I would give 9/10, singleplayer is no more 6/10. However, I completed only the first two planets, It might get better in the following planets or/where new patches will fix stuff up!

    Game is obviously must have, don't skip this one.
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  76. Sep 9, 2014
    7
    destiny is a very good game, in all technical aspects hi is incredible however destiny suffers from a serious problem, it does not have own identity, Destiny is very similar to Halo and anoters fps, halo is not that bad on the contrary, halo is one of my favorite games, however destiny had to be destiny and do not want to be halo

    like I said destiny and a very good solid game
    destiny is a very good game, in all technical aspects hi is incredible however destiny suffers from a serious problem, it does not have own identity, Destiny is very similar to Halo and anoters fps, halo is not that bad on the contrary, halo is one of my favorite games, however destiny had to be destiny and do not want to be halo

    like I said destiny and a very good solid game whith amazing grafics and sound effects but it is clear that they spent more on marketing than in the game itself,
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  77. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    This game is extremely boring. This game isn't even an MMO. The missions are boring and repetitive, boss fights are a joke, worst character customization ever.
  78. Sep 16, 2014
    4
    Well after getting to level 18. I've decided to give this game a 6.5. Nothing fantastic but some goo qualities. online pvp and pve is enjoyable. Story is non-existent. game play is usually smooth. graphics are good. nothing revolutionary. over all okay but way too over hyped and very repetitive.
  79. Sep 9, 2014
    2
    Whoa Whoa Whoa... 9?! 10!? Whoever is giving these kind of scores is just full of it.. Uncharted, Tomb Raider, Assassins Creed... These are games that one could argue that are 9s or 10s.. This game is realistically >5. And honestly I feel lied to with the marketing and advertising / hype behind this game. Shame on you and shame on me for getting as excited as I did and pre-ordering. I feelWhoa Whoa Whoa... 9?! 10!? Whoever is giving these kind of scores is just full of it.. Uncharted, Tomb Raider, Assassins Creed... These are games that one could argue that are 9s or 10s.. This game is realistically >5. And honestly I feel lied to with the marketing and advertising / hype behind this game. Shame on you and shame on me for getting as excited as I did and pre-ordering. I feel scammed. The story, interaction and general gameplay are ridiculously flat. My best advice is rent or borrow it first. Save yourself the $60. FLOP. Expand
  80. Sep 18, 2014
    8
    Now that I've had a week to sit down with this game and give it the attention it *TRULY* deserves. Any gamer should know better than to draw expectations prior to a game's release. They didn't design it for YOU they designed with many game demographics in mind. Granted, there are a lot of confused elements as the game doesn't explain things beyond the 20 cap too well. Combat isNow that I've had a week to sit down with this game and give it the attention it *TRULY* deserves. Any gamer should know better than to draw expectations prior to a game's release. They didn't design it for YOU they designed with many game demographics in mind. Granted, there are a lot of confused elements as the game doesn't explain things beyond the 20 cap too well. Combat is repetitive, but it's also the smoothest, most enjoyable combat I've experienced from a FPS. The MMO/RPG elements are fairly light, but trust me, you'll WANT to grind and farm the legendary weapons. Playing around with gear post-level cap has been far more enjoyable than the actual storyline was. Also, speaking of the story's criticism, if you go to Bungie.net, you can read through all your grimoire cards. Much of the lore is found in there. Some cards come with perks and others monitor your in game progress. Quite brilliant, actually. I figure they wanted to appease the COD fanboys by leaving the story out. Anyone with a functioning brain can read up on the lore. More content is coming. This is just the bare bones. Bungie will be spending the next little while fleshing things out, adding more maps, NPCs, crucible and vanguard matches, as well the raids. To those people who are ANGRY that bungie didn't have SPECIFICALLY their preferences in mind during game development, maybe you should pull your head out of your ass and enjoy this game for what it is. Or maybe you should figure out what it is you really want. Maybe you should design your own game and brace yourself for fanboys hating on YOU. Expand
  81. Sep 11, 2014
    0
    Like Borderlands with guns. Oh wait... this is like a terrible (but good looking) version of Borderlands. Only difference being that Borderlands was good and it didn't feel like you're playing one of these repetitiv and grindy asian MMORPGS.
  82. Sep 9, 2014
    2
    So, I have been playing this game for about 15 hours and I have so say that it is not the game changer that we all thought it would be. Overhyped crap just like titanfall and watch dogs. Its boring and repetitive and it plays just like any other fps. I honestly want my money back.
  83. Sep 11, 2014
    7
    Destiny isn’t a bad game if you like sci-fi shooters, you’ll get a good 20 hours of enjoyment out of this. But that’s really all, its hyped up social elements, persistent world, and multiplayer gameplay, are its biggest failing, best part of the game is the final song:
    http://www.gamespot.com/videos/destiny-end-credits-easter-egg-reveals-paul-mccart/2300-6421274/
  84. Sep 10, 2014
    9
    I played this game now for 20 hours, and all i can say, the worst thing about it is the balancing.
    Everyone plays with the Warlock, because Nova Bomb is simply stronger then other super-abilities...
    Also you cant play singleplayer or local coop, you have to be online. Its kind of fun, but it really doesnt deserve this massive hype, its a good game, but nothing more, i would give it a
    I played this game now for 20 hours, and all i can say, the worst thing about it is the balancing.
    Everyone plays with the Warlock, because Nova Bomb is simply stronger then other super-abilities...
    Also you cant play singleplayer or local coop, you have to be online.
    Its kind of fun, but it really doesnt deserve this massive hype, its a good game, but nothing more,
    i would give it a 7, but i am pretty sure the meta will bve so high, i think its a good thing to counter this.
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  85. Sep 9, 2014
    2
    Destiny's fanbase is proof that hype is all you need. If EA made this, you'd all give it 0-3 ratings but it's got Bungie's name on it so it's the best thing since sliced bread? Hypocrisy. Dinklage phones all of his lines, the writing is abhorrent, the gameplay itself is a blander, slower Borderlands and there's zero replay value outside of PVP, which should've been the prime focus givenDestiny's fanbase is proof that hype is all you need. If EA made this, you'd all give it 0-3 ratings but it's got Bungie's name on it so it's the best thing since sliced bread? Hypocrisy. Dinklage phones all of his lines, the writing is abhorrent, the gameplay itself is a blander, slower Borderlands and there's zero replay value outside of PVP, which should've been the prime focus given the developer's previous work. You can't just give it a 10 because they spent half a billion dollars on it. That kind of money is how much it cost (in today's dollars) to build the FBI. Are you telling me Destiny is on par with that kind of investment? If so, you'll need more than "it's got loot and shooting" to justify that. "Oh no, the Vex/Hive/Cabal/Fallen are coming for the Dark Shrike Sword Boneslayer Thing, let's shoot at them." That's the whole game. Expand
  86. Sep 9, 2014
    3
    Destiny is one of the most bland and over hyped shooters I have ever played. This games story is an absolute joke and a major disappointment. Bungie created such a unique and interesting world and there is minimal if any background information on it. Most of my time spent walking around it's meaningless environments I can't help but think that this is some kinda of beta and the actual gameDestiny is one of the most bland and over hyped shooters I have ever played. This games story is an absolute joke and a major disappointment. Bungie created such a unique and interesting world and there is minimal if any background information on it. Most of my time spent walking around it's meaningless environments I can't help but think that this is some kinda of beta and the actual game with content will release soon. The only hint of a story line is the ghost character that narrates along with some of the most boring gameplay I have experienced.

    Gameplay is simply run to point A kill people, run to point B kill people and then fight a boss at C to magically and abruptly finish literally each and every mission. The repetition is so awful and each planet feels like a firing range scattered with bad guys who respawn in the same spots every few minutes. The gameplay is extremely uninspiring it could infact be the ultimate cliche of shooters since there inception. I can't understand how Bungie could release such a lame duck when compared to their previous Halo Franchise.

    AI behavior is laughably brain dead and the only reason they pose a challenge is due to the number of enemies thrown your way or the amount of health the stronger types have. The only reason to ever play this game is to equip your character with better gear. Be prepared to repetitively play the same dull scenarios over and over just to get a better item. If killing the same enemies for hours to get a new gear piece is your idea of fun then you will be at home. The competitive multiplayer is the games saving grace but once again it is nothing to write home about. Everything in competitive multiplayer has been done to death as it offers nothing new to the table and I'm sure most players will put it down once that new game sensation wears off.

    Overall Destiny is a pathetic cash crab by Bungie in my opinion. I would be the first person to sing this games praises if actually was a real game. However as of now this game is an absolute joke and easily one of the worst games I have ever played.
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  87. Sep 9, 2014
    2
    Just a big disappointment really , It's like the bastard child of Borderlands and Halo , but doesn't live up to either of it's parents.
    Graphics are nothing special , gameplay is repetative , bordering on mundane .
    This is a game that will quickly litter the pre-owened shelves. I can't believe this crap is from Bungie :( I have real buyers remorse with this one and intend to get
    Just a big disappointment really , It's like the bastard child of Borderlands and Halo , but doesn't live up to either of it's parents.
    Graphics are nothing special , gameplay is repetative , bordering on mundane .
    This is a game that will quickly litter the pre-owened shelves. I can't believe this crap is from Bungie :(
    I have real buyers remorse with this one and intend to get whatever money I can by trading it in later today.
    Bungie WTF ?
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  88. May 21, 2015
    9
    So after man bugs and glitches and issues with overall game flow, the base game and the first dlc left much to be desired. However, they recently fixed most of the issues with upgrading gear, making use of the original sets of gear, and have added more endgame content. I'm not saying it's perfect, or that it's amazing, but the game has definitely improved and is worth returning to for theSo after man bugs and glitches and issues with overall game flow, the base game and the first dlc left much to be desired. However, they recently fixed most of the issues with upgrading gear, making use of the original sets of gear, and have added more endgame content. I'm not saying it's perfect, or that it's amazing, but the game has definitely improved and is worth returning to for the House of Wolves expansion. This game isn't the best, but it's definitely not the worst. Expand
  89. Sep 9, 2014
    1
    I thought release version would be different from beta, but i was wrong. This game sucks. Its not MMO. Its a rip off Borderland. All you do is grinding, grinding and grinding the same mission. Go to point A and kill wave of npc, then go to B and do the same thing. For 60 $ you will get poor plot full of cliches, a lack of content, silly AI. It doesn't even feel like its a big social world.I thought release version would be different from beta, but i was wrong. This game sucks. Its not MMO. Its a rip off Borderland. All you do is grinding, grinding and grinding the same mission. Go to point A and kill wave of npc, then go to B and do the same thing. For 60 $ you will get poor plot full of cliches, a lack of content, silly AI. It doesn't even feel like its a big social world. Because all you see is 3-4 people on hunting grounds and 10-15 in city . And there are even no tools to communicate with them properly. PVP feels like downgrade from their previous games, Halo.
    And don't forget that Activion in the house. So you will see a LOT OF DLC, Wanna new content - buy DLC.
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  90. Sep 9, 2014
    3
    FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!

    So, after playing the alpha and then the beta, it felt like Bungie was on track for a GREAT game. I never played HALO, but I read where there is a lot of comparison to HALO. After playing the final build for 12 hours or so, here's my take. THE GOOD: Beautiful Graphics, Smooth Game Play, Free Loot to Find Hidden all over the Map, Free Roaming Environment, Great
    FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!

    So, after playing the alpha and then the beta, it felt like Bungie was on track for a GREAT game. I never played HALO, but I read where there is a lot of comparison to HALO. After playing the final build for 12 hours or so, here's my take.

    THE GOOD: Beautiful Graphics, Smooth Game Play, Free Loot to Find Hidden all over the Map, Free Roaming Environment, Great shooting mechanics. That's.....about it.

    THE BAD (soooooo bad)...

    GEAR: You can't drop/share guns with friends, Requirements for higher level (rare) gear are ridiculous to accomplish (unless you have no job and no life...it's going to take a while). It does feel like ammo drops more frequently since Alpha/Beta, so that IS a plus.

    MISSIONS: REPETITIVE GRINDING MISSIONS (OMG). You can fall asleep going from mission to mission. I'm not even kidding.

    STORY: There is NO story. You go from location to location to complete a random (and often tedious) task. And you can expect to visit that area at least 500 times for more random tasks.

    PUBLIC EVENTS: The public events are not balanced for the player levels on the map. I participated in two events and couldn't complete either one because there are a half dozen players on the map, and they all kept getting killed from being severely under leveled. Fix it.

    INTELLIGENCE: Bungie said they tweaked and balanced the game. I don't see where. The AI is still very dumb. Creatures will see you, run behind a box and just keep peeking at you. This is something I thought would have been addressed but wasn't. Fix it.

    VENDORS: The vendors sell under-leveled gear, and NEVER...I REPEAT, NEVER sell gear at your exact level. This requires you to (a) hope that gear drops from a NPC that you can equip while grinding, (b) choose to either buy low or high at a vendor, (c) complete the story missions and take the reward gear as you KNOW that will be at your level. And the vendor refresh time is RIDICULOUSLY long. Fix it.

    In summation, this is a good start for the series but if it's going to play like (and compete with) Borderlands it needs to use some of the same elements that made that game so successful. Like many others have stated, this feels like another over hyped game that does not live up to expectations.
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  91. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    You might as well just play Borderlands 2. This game is a waste of $60.00. It's a combination of Borderlands and Halo, but without any of the fun. Little to no interesting story or characters. The character customization leaves a lot to be desired. The only saving grave of this game is Peter Dinklage and the graphics. Otherwise, it's just another mediocre shooter that feels like it'sYou might as well just play Borderlands 2. This game is a waste of $60.00. It's a combination of Borderlands and Halo, but without any of the fun. Little to no interesting story or characters. The character customization leaves a lot to be desired. The only saving grave of this game is Peter Dinklage and the graphics. Otherwise, it's just another mediocre shooter that feels like it's trying to be Halo, but with horribly repetitive quests/missions that makes the game bland and uninteresting. Re-visit the same locations over and over in "Old Russia" and fight the same types of enemies. Sense of character progression is missing and nearly existent, despite the skill tree. It's missing all of the charm and fun that games like Borderlands 2 deliver on and feels like another generic shooter that's trying to be an MMO (eg. Defiance). With the limitations on voice chat, it leaves you feeling as if you are playing alone or with A.I. and without that MMO "feel" or interesting story to speak of, it ends up feeling like you're playing some fancy Free-To-Play shooter like Warframe. Expand
  92. Sep 9, 2014
    9
    Everything might not be as perfect as we had hoped, but at least Bungie tried something different. In the future, competitors in the FPS genre will be assuredly be trying to lift some of the ideas from Destiny to add some mmo-ness into their own games. The core gameplay and controls feel excellent, as you'd expect from a Bungie FPS. Enemy AI is competent, on par with top tier co-opEverything might not be as perfect as we had hoped, but at least Bungie tried something different. In the future, competitors in the FPS genre will be assuredly be trying to lift some of the ideas from Destiny to add some mmo-ness into their own games. The core gameplay and controls feel excellent, as you'd expect from a Bungie FPS. Enemy AI is competent, on par with top tier co-op titles like Mass Effect, Gears of War, etc., but I wouldn't say it really stands head and shoulders above it's competitors in this regard. It's a shame the alpha and beta had to take place mostly on the Earth maps, because all the other areas in the game are much more appealing to look at. There are some incredible skyboxes in Mars maps. Competitive multiplayer seems to take a backseat to co-op play this time, in the sense that the character abilities seem like something you would expect in a co-op game. It seems like the abilities in pvp need some balancing and tweaking done, and I'm sure we'll be seeing plenty of balancing updates for pvp in the coming months. However there is less co-op content than I was hoping for, I do hope the expansion packs come out soon and are substantial in the amount of content. I wish repeated playthroughs of levels offered more variety in enemy types and spawns, once you've played an encounter at Lv 30, it's nearly the same every time. I would have preferred more of a randomized enemy spawning system (a la Left 4 Dead) rather than always knowing what lies behind every corner. Explore maps don't have enough different types of side missions yet. Hopefully we can get a ton of new content fast and they will improve on some of these areas, but as of now this game needs help. All that aside though, it's still a ridiculously fun game but Bungie's destiny is yet to be determined. The next few months will tell. 9/10 just for being so much fun, could be a 10 one day but it needs some TLC first. Expand
  93. Sep 9, 2014
    9
    My first thoughts about buying Destiny after it's announce was cautious at best -- after all, I'm not a fan of 1st person shooters on console, always preferred 3rd person ones and overall I'm all about action-adventure|stealth-like kind of games.

    But Destiny Alpha streams and Beta gameplay sessions changed all of it. First person POV is good, controls are fluid, RPG-like system of
    My first thoughts about buying Destiny after it's announce was cautious at best -- after all, I'm not a fan of 1st person shooters on console, always preferred 3rd person ones and overall I'm all about action-adventure|stealth-like kind of games.

    But Destiny Alpha streams and Beta gameplay sessions changed all of it. First person POV is good, controls are fluid, RPG-like system of variable skill trees and interchangeable weapons -- very nice.

    Also, for me, such games is all about exploration: good story is good, but only if it allows me to see 'what else is there?!' -- and Destiny surely allows that via 'Patrol' missions.

    Not without flaws -- players communication could be better in part of in-game (voice) chat or more simply|intuitive way to form a Fireteam 'on-the-fly', but -- hey! -- is still a very new game and I feel that it's creator a willing to make changes.
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  94. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    I didn't really like the game, it's practically doing the same quests over and over again, and the multiplayer is beyond boring and stupid. I do not recommend this
  95. Sep 9, 2014
    0
    ts boring and repetitive the ghost voice is the most boring companion voice ever Boring History Overhyped and is also short for a game of this kind why take content from the game just to make a litte more money fell unfinished
  96. Oct 1, 2014
    10
    Update: After reaching Level 21 and putting 17 hours into it, I can say that Destiny is a solid 8/10, Sure the campaign is lacking, and for a game with such an online focus it's quite odd for it to not have an easy way to interact with other players in the tower. But the top notch gameplay, with fun mechanics, and smart AI more than make up for the flaws it has. I just wish it offeredUpdate: After reaching Level 21 and putting 17 hours into it, I can say that Destiny is a solid 8/10, Sure the campaign is lacking, and for a game with such an online focus it's quite odd for it to not have an easy way to interact with other players in the tower. But the top notch gameplay, with fun mechanics, and smart AI more than make up for the flaws it has. I just wish it offered matchmaking for the weekly strikes and daily missions which would make end game content more available to players who dont always have friends with the same schedules as them. Expand
  97. Sep 10, 2014
    0
    Overall, it sucks. Here is why. The voice chat is extremely limited. I did not find this out until tonight. I thought voice chat in multiplayer was a given. It isn't multiplayer without communication. I feel like I'm playing with bots and no story. What good does it do to explore worlds if you can't talk to anybody? I got bored out of my mind playing it because of this. So, only get thisOverall, it sucks. Here is why. The voice chat is extremely limited. I did not find this out until tonight. I thought voice chat in multiplayer was a given. It isn't multiplayer without communication. I feel like I'm playing with bots and no story. What good does it do to explore worlds if you can't talk to anybody? I got bored out of my mind playing it because of this. So, only get this game if and when your friends have it and are available to play it with you. That is the only way you'll ever enjoy it. So, I thought I was a getting a huge multiplayer game that I might make some friends on, but no. You can't make friends if you can't communicate. The reasons Bungie gives for this are so stupid I won't ever buy one of their games again. I feel ripped off. Why didn't they talk about this at E3? No, it's just some little side story on an article you don't come across unless you actually search it.

    NO singleplayer offline is totally insane, how can I love the game without a clue what the story is! since i do not have friend to buy this, its so hard to enjoy it, bungie clearly has the ambition, but it's not a great online game,please make another halo-like game cause its your strong suit, and by the way, it's not even close to borderlands.

    So, I have been playing this game for about 15 hours and I have so say that it is not the game changer that we all thought it would be. Overhyped crap just like titanfall and watch dogs. Its boring and repetitive and it plays just like any other fps. I honestly want my money back.

    I thought release version would be different from beta, but i was wrong. This game sucks. Its not MMO. Its a rip off Borderland. All you do is grinding, grinding and grinding the same mission. Go to point A and kill wave of npc, then go to B and do the same thing. For 60 $ you will get poor plot full of cliches, a lack of content, silly AI. It doesn't even feel like its a big social world. Because all you see is 3-4 people on hunting grounds and 10-15 in city . And there are even no tools to communicate with them properly. PVP feels like downgrade from their previous games, Halo.
    And don't forget that Activion in the house. So you will see a LOT OF DLC, Wanna new content - buy DLC.

    Bosses have just one move pattern, shoot. They don't react dynamically and don't have any special move. The game's boss design is absolute failure.
    Enemies don't drop guns. so how dare can it be compared with Borderlands?
    Mission design is linear rail shooter. And it doesn't have any escape scene, turret scene, melee-only scene, stealth scene, even sniper scene like old BF3. Just run and gun style and do we happen to be living in those 90s once again?

    The game just feels like its on repeat it gets annoying you cant talk to no one its a antisocial game its just a mess this saddens me after all the hype reminds me of watchdogs flop

    Home from midnight release:
    Setting up: Vanguard DLC doesn't work. I'll think 'whatever, I'll get it tomorrow or the day after.
    Load the game: marionberry error, cannot connect to servers. Can't play game = can't review. Terrible way to make first impressions
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  98. Sep 9, 2014
    4
    Get fetch quest, run and gun with other players to end point where you can only play on your own and can't respawn and defend against waves of enemies. Repeat.
  99. Sep 9, 2014
    10
    For those who say "Destiny seems pretty empty for an MMO" I say this to them...

    DESTINY IS NOT A FREAKIN MMO.

    Bungie and Activision have said that it isn't a damned MMO from the beginning. It's supposed to be you against the hordes of the Darkness making you into a LEGEND. I used to think that was lame but now I am a believer.
  100. Sep 9, 2014
    4
    Mediocre. Looks and plays like a last gen game. Halo 4 on 360 looks way better than this. Go play that game instead. Avoid Destiny. Its not a good game
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 95 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 95
  2. Negative: 1 out of 95
  1. Nov 25, 2014
    70
    Although Destiny isn't the brilliant start to a franchise that many had hoped for, it's a great game for those who can push through its flaws and enjoy the ride.
  2. Nov 5, 2014
    80
    What is most amazing of all is that despite its litany of weird little problems, Destiny is fantastic, its combat up there with the very best, the thrilling rhythm of its battles still not fading the 30th time through, and it has no single systemic problem that is not fixable. [Dec 2014, p.106]
  3. Oct 25, 2014
    89
    Destiny is a flawed but still extremely fun first person shooter. While the Destiny universe itself seems intriguing, the storyline is told in such an incoherent manner that it's hard not to be turned off by all the technobabble. Fortunately the co-op shooter mechanics are absolutely perfect. The loot system can be maddening, but in a way it adds to the game's addictiveness. [Oct 2014]