Wait, I Have To Play Destiny For 20 Hrs. Before It Gets Good?
If you've got Destiny, developer Bungie asks you to not make any snap judgments.
Bungie says players need to put a significant amount of time into the newly released game; once you reach 20 hours, it becomes a "whole different kind of game."
This is what Executive Producer Patrick O'Kelley said in a recent Xbox Wire interview:
"Twenty hours in, I think that players will find that they’ve evolved to playing a whole different kind of game than the shooter that started them off. They’ll find that they’re immersed in a different world, and are deep into the history of their characters. They’ll have built a community of other players. And, without realizing it, they’ll have learned some sophisticated mechanics that enable them to gear up and dive into a six-player cooperative raid, in pursuit of high-level exotic weapons and armor."
Prior to this, Bungie said the game really opens up after you reach Lv. 20 so if we combine the two statements, perhaps we should assume it takes about 20 hours to reach that plateau...? That's pretty quick but based on our time with the game, it seems plausible. Either way, we're not sure this is good news. Should a game only start to shine after you put in 20 hours? Or actually, after you beat the main story? If that's the case, that's a negative commentary on the campaign, is it not?
Hey, I'm not saying the game is bad. I don't agree with some of the lower review scores I've been seeing. At the same time, it has always bugged me when developers put in a campaign, tell you it's important and lengthy and then, a few months later, basically write it off and say, "eh, you'll only be impressed after you're done with the main story." I will remind everyone that I said from the start, from the instant Destiny was announced, that the campaign - which they actively and energetically promoted - would be a joke. I knew it was a shooter based on multiplayer and that's what would ultimately matter.
Yeah, well, I was right.
Related Game(s): Destiny
9/14/2014 9:55:02 PM Ben Dutka