It’s safe to say that Destiny is a popular game, and it’s certainly brought WeView back with a bang as many of you have jumped at the opportunity to help deliver the TSA community verdict on the game.
Destiny is a bit of a controversial one, with plenty of people being hooked to the game and playing it every day, and then loads of others not knowing what the fuss is about. DJdustb falls into the latter camp, and “just cannot get on with it”. The reason for that? It’s apparently too repetitive, a common complaint among players:
You get a mission, land in the same spot, travel to mission killing enemies, get to mission kill more enemies, enter area where respawning is limited, kill a few waves of enemies while a computer is hacked. Mission completed. Repeat again and again.
I winced at Tony Cawley‘s suggestion of writing a million words about the game – as I’d have to read through them all and pick the response apart – but thankfully he kept it quite succinct, saying that while “it’s not without faults”, he’s “hooked” and has been for quite a while. It’s only really got that hook in co-operative play though, and Lieutenant Fatman believes the game should be avoided unless you’ve got friends playing, going in to call it “the most overrated game of 2014”.
JustTaylorNow left a bewildering comment which includes the word “friend” multiple times, highlighting that Destiny in much better when you’re not alone. PoorPaddy89 attributed the “addiction” to the fact that it’s an MMO. Tuffcub highlighted the Raid mode as the best part: “Six players doing the Vault of Glass for the first time, complete with tea breaks and everyone on headsets – you’d be very hard pushed to find a more enjoyable video game experience.”
“A hugely flawed experience that I sank over 150 hours into” said BrianC which is a really short way of describing the game well. Jikomanzoku echoed this opinion, stating that the game is “a highly flawed diamond, marrying easily the best FPS mechanics and weapons in gaming history to a very shallow and repetitive story.” Nocure-fd agreed that the game is flawed but described some parts as “utterly breathtaking”.
Dr-Davros acted as our love expect for the week and stated “if you want a relationship without arguments stay away” from Destiny. Esde84 agrees, with “too many arguments” happening due to this game. “Annoyingly repetitive, bland combat, bad voice acting across the board despite the stellar cast (likely due to a crap script and poor directing), no story.” said Kennykazey, who didn’t quite find that enjoyment which other people did. MadBoJangles found that it was enjoyable with “great gunplay, loads to explore and do, new weapons/armour” but only up until level 20, where it became a “grindfest”.
“I really wanted to like this game. It looks great, plays great, sounds great… but it’s a hollow, somewhat pointless experience if you’re playing solo.” said JR., which is something that is starting to sound repetitive due to the amount of times people have said it… well, the verdict definitely fits the game at least! What kept TSBonyman playing was “the tasty presentation, a perfect shooting system, some nice locations and as someone who avoids online gaming”.
Foxhound_Solid states that you’ve to “look at the bigger picture” too see Destiny’s substance: from the gunplay to weapon selection or even the level design, Destiny truly excels in these areas. And, it’s constantly evolving, with Foxhound stating that the “finished product could be perfect”. “When it gets it right, oh does it get it right!” said PKMaxxx, backing up this point.
Saving perhaps the best – or at least the most well thought out and lengthy – until last, we had a comment from max who described Destiny as “”the biggest disappointment for me in the 25+ years of gaming”, with its almost nonexistant story, grinding missions which are extremely repetitive. The lack of matchmaking for Raids only makes it worse – maybe a few of you could join Max and let him see what’s arguably the best part of the game?
Although the community response may have seemed extremely mixed, there was a surprising number of votes for Buy It – 13 in total – and only five for Sale It, two for Plus It, and two for Avoid It. We’ve got FIFA 15 coming up tomorrow, but the poll has updated with new games, so you should probably get on that while you wait.