Destiny First Reviews Out

It’s a bust.

Posted By | On 12th, Sep. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Bungie’s science fiction epic, persistently online next generation shooter launched on Tuesday, and there has been a dearth of reviews, mostly because Activision and Bungie didn’t send out any review copies until the official launch of the game. Such an occurrence is always suspicious, and in Destiny’s case, there was the simple question of whether or not this implied that the game, no matter its absolute quality, might not be all that it had been hyped up to be.

And now, we have the first batch of reviews coming in, and… it seems to be fairly muted in response. While there are a couple of predictable scores in the 9 and above range, most of the scores seem to fall squarely in the 7-8 category, with some going as low as 6. The consensus is that the game lacks any depth to its actual gameplay and shooting mechanics, and its storytelling is several steps back from Bungie’s previous games; it is also viewed as Bungie’s weakest game since before Halo: Combat Evolved, which is pretty damning.

Currently, the Metascore of the game stands at just 81, with the user score an even lower 6.4. The game has so far had some nice sales immediately following launch, but if word of mouth continues to be negative, it could completely kill the legs on this game.

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  • Mark

    I enjoyed the beta. The single player lore is very interesting. BUT, I couldn’t find randoms online to play thru on hard difficulty on the missions. Was by myself pressin on. It was fun. However I know that once the rest of the great holiday games drop, Destiny would sit right in the box. Is this game over-hyped? Is it a bust?

    In my opinion, Respawn didnt’really have the staff for such a big game (only 50-60 devs). That’s why it failed to execute, because it shipped unfinished. Too few weapons, no campaign (although the online campaign/multiplayer is fun). Skimpy modes on launch, etc. I think they’ll be well prepared for the sequel. Hopefully they use CryEngine or something prettier.

    Still, although some may feel slighted by TitanFall and Destiny, they’re both solid and fun games. Whine all u want, but u guys have better been saving up for pretty much everything from FH2, DriveClub, to the end of 2015! We’re just gettin warmed up.

    • fiscow

      $9o/h0ur pavivdv by G0ogle, I am making a go0d salary from h0me $55oo-$7o00/week , which is amazing, under a year ag0 I was j0bless in a h0rrible ec0n0my. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and n0w it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Every0ne..,…yah0o/w0rks/4/1..

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