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Destiny Review

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Graphics:

 

9.0

Gameplay:

 

7.0

Sound:

 

9.0

Control:

 

8.7

Replay Value:

 

7.2

Online Gameplay:

 

8.0

Overall Rating:       7.5

 

 

Publisher:

Activision

Developer:

Bungie

Number Of Players:

NA

Genre:

MMOFPS

Release Date:

September 9, 2014

Disclaimer: Any game that intends to grow and expand over a long period of time should be frequently revisited by critics and players; otherwise, you’re doing the project a grave injustice. What we review here is merely the starting point of what could be a definitive experience.

Destiny is perhaps the most intriguing yet flummoxing dichotomy I’ve ever reviewed. On the one hand, it’s the epitome of everything that's wrong with video games today; i.e., an uninspired story that takes a backseat to the action. On the other hand, it’s an evolutionary step for the first-person shooter genre and it’s undeniably entertaining. There’s nothing here you haven’t seen before but as I’ve stated many time in previous articles, it’s the combination of these familiar elements that make the game special. That being said, “special” is a relative term and reliant upon emotionally subjective and candidly objective observations.

Graphically, the PlayStation 4 version impresses. Again, though, we stumble upon a double-edged sword: The wonderful detail, excellent special effects, and super fluid animations are proof of the project’s extreme level of polish and technical sophistication. There are some beautifully designed areas, too, but there are also lots of bland, uninteresting areas that have no personality, no appeal. Borderlands had a similar problem in my estimation. Still, if you’re analyzing the game solely on its individual technical merits, there’s no doubt that Destiny is a solid achievement and indicative of a true-next-gen presentation.

The audio provides the player with added atmosphere and intensity, which is indeed the hallmark of quality sound. There’s a subtle mysticism to the tracks that accompany your standard travels, and a driving insistence when faced with sticky situations. The effects once again take center-stage, as they’re a perfect accompaniment to the graphical effects. The professional voice performances are another highlight. However, I think Bungie missed an opportunity to greatly enhance the experience by including a heftier, more diverse sampling of tracks, especially when exploring distinctly different landscapes. Perhaps this could be built upon in the future.

Developer Bungie may have bitten off more than they could chew with this production. Either that, or they took an extremely ambitious first step with the full intention of expanding upon a fantastic foundation. I imagine it might be the latter but if that’s true, the game wasn’t necessarily advertised as a “first-step” game. I understand that you can’t really sell a game by saying, “well, see, it’ll get bigger and better over time.” That doesn’t generate $500 million in 24 hours. At the same time, I can also understand why many gamers feel, to some extent, betrayed. They wanted a next-gen experience now.

Thing is, if you’re optimistic and astute, you can spot examples of next-gen prowess in this game. It’s actually quite obvious: The aforementioned technical accomplishment, combined with the multiplayer-oriented, persistent-world extravaganza makes for an immediately enjoyable FPS. You’ve got plenty of co-op missions, the competitive Crucible, and the ongoing drive to locate new and better loot. In a lot of ways, it’s like a shooter incarnation of Diablo because one’s enjoyment is so heavily rooted in the acquisition of great new equipment and items. The difference is that Destiny was reputed to be so much more and in point of fact, it isn’t.

At first, you’re blown away by the huge, immersive environment. It’s an extremely slick game with very high production values and for a while, you revel in these highlights. Players can explore areas on Earth, Mars, Venus and the Moon and occasionally, I’d stop to drink it all in. Standing there, examining the far-reaching scope of this virtual blockbuster, one’s brain whirls with infinite possibilities. In truth, the possibilities here probably are limitless, even if many aren’t yet fully realized. The only problem is that even the most enticing frontiers have a touch of disinterested hostility. These environments aren’t exactly welcoming and unfortunately, they’re not always interesting, either.

On top of the awe-inspiring landscape, you’ve got finely honed control and basic mechanics that make playing a breeze. We’re treated to a streamlined interface, intuitive menus, a fantastic frame rate that never seems to stutter, and co-op missions that immediately give the adventure some much-needed depth. It’s almost impossible to find fault with the control schemes and menus; it’s all so expertly crafted. The difficultly curve feels just about right, as you’re steadily rewarded for your efforts. You won’t stick with only one weapon or piece of armor for too long, and some extremely challenging boss fights interrupt the admittedly repetitive nature of the game.

Speaking of those boss fights, though, while they provide the player with formidable AI, they’re not necessarily “fun.” They often feel too much like a chore, as many bosses absorb a ridiculous amount of firepower before falling. The cool part is that you face down a wide assortment of fantastical creatures that are more fantastical than sci-fi. I like that I’m not always tackling some variation of a space alien; it’s great that I can go to-to-toe with a minotaur and a harpy because again, this is appreciated diversity. Unfortunately, the sheer repetitiveness of the game can’t be ignored, as the story falls well shy of expectations.

You’re basically doing the same thing all the time. This is the default problem with most shooters: Go somewhere, shoot something, go somewhere else, shoot more things. Now, the inherent depth, courtesy of the more RPG-like style, gives Destiny more dimension. But I didn’t think the classes were quite distinct enough and the primary tasks really never feel fresh or different. Like many open-world games, much of the actual narrative is buried in lore, which players can easily miss or voluntarily bypass. Your character almost never says anything and there’s no personality or charisma; like too many FPSs, you feel like you’re controlling a disembodied gun and nothing more.

There’s very little dialogue and the storyline itself just isn’t well presented. It’s not paced well, it’s not written particularly well, and it fails to engage the player. At some point in the campaign, certain events make you feel slightly more connected to the story but for the most part, it just feels tacked-on and even unnecessary. I’ve always said the same thing: If you’re going to make an open-world game based around multiplayer, you will never – repeat: never – produce a cohesive, professional narrative that is worthy of our attention. There are simply too many branching possibilities that get in the way, and the focus is always off.

The focus is the gameplay and that’s that. I honestly think Bungie would’ve been better advised to just ignore a story (because really, anybody who plays it for a significant period of time won’t care at all) and instead, spend more time fleshing out the world. Create unique tasks and objectives, give the landscape more personality and flair, and put some intriguing spins on the standard fetch quests. Furthermore, upon close inspection, the variety doesn’t change things up as much as one expected. For instance, many of the guns are simple variations of previous weapons and don’t feel especially different, and the missions have you exploring many of the same areas, over and over, with many of the same objectives.

Competitive multiplayer helps a lot, as the Crucible’s four modes add a great deal to the overarching experience. There are six-player deathmatch and team deathmatch options that speak for themselves, but I really wish the two combat vehicles were more often utilized outside the PvP action. Control Mode is the most intriguing and rewarding, as it’s more strategic in style. The bottom line is that leveling up in the Crucible makes sense and shakes things up a little; when you’re getting tired of the same ol’ single-player mission, you can jump into the Crucible and increase your pulse rate. The maps are exceedingly well-designed, too. On top of which, teaming up with friends to tackle quests outside of the Crucible is a huge attraction and arguably the game’s best feature.

Destiny doesn’t quite fulfill its destiny of being a revolutionary shared-world experience, but it’s a competent, entertaining, promising product. I use the latter word because supposedly, we’re just getting started. Bungie will continue to work and players should continue to benefit. The control is top-notch, the massive world is the epitome of ambitious, and the multiplayer – both competitive and co-op – is what will keep players coming back for more. Unfortunately, they absolutely did not deliver on the story element, the gameplay is often too tedious and unimaginative to gloss over, and much of the variety is merely an minor extension of existing material.

In closing, there’s a lot to like, and a lot to wonder about. The question is whether or not you choose to embrace the obvious manifest intent of such a game: If you just accept that it was always going to be about multiplayer shooting, and the rest might be underdeveloped gravy; you’ll probably have tons of fun. And if you look to the future and see what Bungie has created – a very solid foundation – you should be excited by what the team will deliver in the coming months and years. I’m willing to bet that if we revisit this game in one year’s time, it will be significantly, if not drastically, improved. Remember that.

The Good: Excellent production values throughout. Great visuals and atmosphere. A solid, sweeping soundtrack. Fantastic control and intuitive menus. Competitive and co-op action is where it’s at. The vigilant are justly rewarded. Optimistically, the future is very bright.

The Bad: Story aspect is a huge disappointment. Missions feel repetitive and tedious due to recycled objectives and areas. Tougher bosses just eat up too many bullets. Pessimistically, the production feels emptier and more ho-hum than it should.

The Ugly: “Just fully embrace the multiplayer and don’t misrepresent the narrative.”

9/15/2014 Ben Dutka

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solidsnakins
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:03:49 PM
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That was a great review, your spot on with this one. I felt the same way, why bother putting any story when it just makes it seem cheap and tacked on.

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Akuma_
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:19:28 PM

Without a story you get a game like Titanfall or Unreal Tournament.

Nothing but multiplayer PvP action with hardly any context.

THAT is not what Destiny is, nor has it ever been. They are building a world, a universe, to do that, you need a story.

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souljah92
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 1:00:42 PM

Hell I think Destiny sucks because it's not gory enough nor my cup of tea but that's just my opinion, everyone has their own tastes in games.

If they don't stop making these games more kid friendly I'LL MAKE IT STOP

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Akuma_
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:17:49 PM
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"But I didn’t think the classes were quite distinct enough"
I have read this comment a few times, and every single time it makes me wonder how much time that person spent with each class. Sure at first they may feel the same, but their abilities do make them vastly different, especially in the later levels. For example, Hunter's are ssoooorrrttt of OP in The Crucible right now, due to their abilities.

"I honestly think Bungie would’ve been better advised to just ignore a story"
The entire game is a story, without the story every single mission would have no context at all. In the 'Story' missions in Destiny it is very evident that they are just the beginning of a much larger story. I completely disagree with you on the story, I think Bungie have gone a great job of integrating it into the game itself, they have woven the lore and story into every single aspect of the game, and I can't wait to see where the story goes next.

"For instance, many of the guns are simple variations of previous weapons"
Wondering what exactly you are talking about here. Are you saying all Auto Rifles feel the same? If that's what you are saying, you obviously never got a Rare, Legendary or Exotic Auto Rifle.

"but I really wish the two combat vehicles were more often utilized outside the PvP action"
Bungie have specifically said that they didn't want to offer players the chance to use the Pike or Interceptor outside of PvP too much, because people would just go find one and then never get off it. Which is true. I found a Pike on the moon and stayed on it for hours.

And finally, in regards to bullet sponge bosses. I really have to say, if a boss was killed in 30 seconds then it wouldn't be tough, no matter what he throws at you. I didn't have too much trouble with any of the bosses, but I always had the best gear available at the time as well. If your weapon is a lower level than the boss, then of course it will take more to kill him.

For example the final boss in the Story Missions was tough for me, but not because he was a 'bullet sponge'. I was able to deal significant damage to him, but it was more about me getting the chance to actually attack him directly, I was often dealing with the minions who were about to kill me.

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Akuma_
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:23:43 PM

Also, the weapons aren't just about how they FEEL. As with other loot based games, it also comes down to the weapon abilities. Which differ and allow you to create specific builds.

Also, at the end of the day, every single review I have seen about Destiny makes me ask the question "How much time did the reviewer spend with the game?"

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:28:29 PM

We get it. You like the game. Your opinions don't change the facts, and certainly don't change my opinions.

Just shut up and let it go.

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Akuma_
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:38:57 PM

So I'm not allowed to provide counter points or question things in your review, because you don't like me?

Stop saying that your opinion is 'fact'. Saying things out loud don't make them facts.

Probably shouldn't tell people in this sites community to shut up just because you feel like it. I am allowed to express my opinion just as much as anyone else, and you have no right to censor my opinion just because you write the articles here. I am not offending anyone else, or breaking any rules.

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Deleted User
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:43:11 PM

Calm down, little light. It's not that serious. If you like it, that's all that matters. Trying to change someone's mind on the internet is one of the most futile tasks a person can do.

Edit: Questioning his time with the game is offensive. Everyone knows the old man takes his job very serious and handles each review with the utmost care. I may disagree with a lot of his opinions, but i can't question his dedication to providing concise reviews.

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Akuma_
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:48:36 PM

I'm not trying to change anything.

And when Mr Ben Dutka outright tells me to shut up and that I am bugging him (he presumes I care?) then it pisses me off quite a bit.

Because stating my opinion, providing information or explaining things others said isn't breaking any rules.

EDIT: Questioning his time? IF that is offensive then fuck me we have grown to be a sensitive bunch. I don't remember questioning HIS time specifically. Telling me to shut up when I am speaking my mind is offensive, and considering he is a public figure of this website, it's not something I'd expect to hear from him, or any other PSXE staff.

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xenris
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:07:45 PM

The point still stands akuma that they didn't flesh the world out in the current product. Enemies motives don't make sense yet, origins of the traveler etc.

I'm glad there is a story of sorts but it could have been handled much better.

I am level 20 with some light points and I still don't think the classes are all that different. Yes they look different and suit slightly different playstyles but at least right now they feel like slightly tweaked reskins. Now MAYBE if you have a maxed out character with full legendary raid gear the class might play differently but until I see that the classes are too similar in my opinion that is.

I will probably never agree with you about the bosses :P

These long fights do create pretty great tension as things get hectic, but they do not need to drag on for that long especially considering that things in the boss fight don't change.

Most people just wanted the bosses to have multiple stages, and more variety before they died. For example if say only certain minions spawned until you brought the boss to the 3\4 mark then harder enemies joined the boss, and maybe the boss got another attack, then at the half way mark different enemy adds and a different attack from the boss etc.

This just doesn't happen in the current boss fights, and if it does I really am not noticing it :
If they can make the bosses and raids really fun and interesting like Guild Wars 2 did that would be sweat.

Maybe they could put some FPS platforming in some of them, or even some puzzles that the fireteam has to solve.

I just don't know why the missions are so uninspired.

Anyway your points are valid still you like this type of game and thats awesome so do I, I'm just pointing out what people expected a great team like Bungie to do :)

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DIsmael85
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:18:11 PM

Akuma, don't read to much into this man. It is his opinion of course. I've been on here time and again and have had many disagreements with Ben, most of which show he's human anyway, and a bit of an egotistic. Ultimately it's his website, most folks on here will side with him anyway and like Kid said, it's futile. Just do what I do, play what you like and screw whatever anyone else says. That's the best way to go about it. Some people like pizza and some people don't. You can't bust them up, however, they should definitely be respectful of your opinion.

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Akuma_
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:36:17 PM

Thanks for getting the point of my post Xenris :D

Haha, no i actually agree with you about the boss fights. There are definitely other ways they could have changed it up. I just realized that my point about having better gear is irrelevant anyway haha, since having better gear isn't going to make the Nightfall or Heroic Strikes much easier! lol It will be interesting to see how the Raid goes today.

@DIsmael85
Thanks for that. I've calmed down now. It gets my gears going when people are downright rude for no reason, especially people with such a public presence. At the end of the day, the community is what keeps ANY website alive.

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:38:13 PM

Akuma, the problem is that Ben is a Bigot.

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souljah92
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:51:45 PM

don't worry akuma, college wallflowers tend to have some pent up emotions dwelling deep within

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 1:26:05 AM

I never said my opinion is fact. I said there are facts that aren't disputable that you won't acknowledge.

The only person here who can't accept that others disagree with his opinion is YOU. You've freaked out in basically EVERY thread if someone says one negative word about Destiny, and then attacked that person because they don't think the way you do.

I've done no such thing, not once. You've done it incessantly. And we ARE done with this now. I'm asking you again to stop; if you don't, I'll just make it stop. And it has nothing to do with a difference of opinion; it has everything to do with a member attacking other members because they don't agree with him. The best thing you can do right now is to cool off and not hit the Reply button for a few days.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 6:56:47 AM

Oh the charm of a site owner threatening a community member to just shut up.


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matt99
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 7:49:52 AM

Seriously Ben? What is the point of having a comments section if you're going to tell people to shut up if they dissect your article and explain why they disagree with you? And then threaten to ban them if they don't?

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xenris
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 9:50:07 AM

Dont worry akuma I've been here before I was banned once before for something very similar, but it was only for a couple days.

I personally would like to say Ben he hasn't really attacked anyone. I have disagreed with some of his points in every article and felt no hostility coming from him and never once felt like he was attacking me. He is just passionate about destiny and really likes it :
If anything this adds to the communities personality he has a strong opinion and it makes for discussion which I find quite nice.

Akuma why haven't you added me on PSN if you have what is your PSN mine is Xenris I want to play with you sometime on the PS4.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:25:20 AM

I'm going to repeat myself one last time:

Nobody is banning anyone for a difference of opinion. The administrator is telling someone to stop the constant stream of posts that go after anyone who disagrees with an opinion. The disagreement with my opinion is completely irrelevant.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:42:42 AM

So nobody else is gonna say anything? F IT I will.

Ben, I rarely comment, but your actions forced my hand. You always act as if you're a logical, calculating man. If that really is the case, then how can you not see the error of your ways? I could give a damn if this IS your site, who are you to tell another man to shut up because of his opinions?

So what if he attacked other members IN THE PAST?!? He clearly didn't do it this time. And to be honest, I read every single article everyday, comments section included. I have never seen him attack someone because of their not agreeing with him.

Threatening to ban the man even though he didn't break a rule? Childish...

The least you could do is be a MAN and apologize for telling him to shut up. After all, you have an example to set right? Why can you act hostile to others but we can't? If you can't agree with what im saying, then you are nothing more than a immature, egotistical elitist with obvious social issues. And with all these articles you write saying how games are losing touch with their social life outside of gaming, you should take your own advice. Its like the pot calling the kettle black.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:56:20 AM

Read below. And nobody ever threatened anyone with banning.

It proves you're not actually reading anything, so I won't bother.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 12:15:40 PM

Look yo...let me remind you that you aren't the only literate person on gods green earth. You clearly said "I will make it stop" which is implying one thing. It ain't my fault if your wording was hazy. Just man up and admit it GUY. If you had no intent on slapping an aforementioned penaly on dude, why did you say what you did when you did? Damn yo...I thought my 4 year old was bad with not admitting hes wrong.

I can see you don't think you're wrong and won't apologize...so the hell with it yo. I'll do you like my kid and ignore you when you have your little tantrum.

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xenris
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 1:03:43 PM

Ben the reason I assumed you were threatening to ban him is because you banned me for my opinion a while ago and for some reason you unbanned me which I'm thankful for because I like this community and like discussing things with people here even if we are "arguing". So logically I thought you might do it again also saying that you would make it stop kind of hinted at a ban, but maybe you were just going to lock the thread?

I don't understand why he isn't allowed to spam the comments section with his opinion. Sure he is repeating himself but who cares, it makes for discussion. I find it entertaining and its giving you hits right? I have come back to this page at least 10 times reading the comments so thats good right?

@PS3_Wizard *clap*

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 2:34:26 PM

You were banned for flaming, xenris, and you know it. It had nothing to do with opinion. And no, spamming the comments does not give us hits, nor is it conducive to a decent community.

PS3_Wizard: That's just fine, "yo." Learn to write a complete sentence with correct grammar one day.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:03:09 PM

Im typing on a galaxy S 5, you sad little man. Its not my fault you use an outdated comment format that doesn't scroll when you near the edge. Stop being lazy and update your crap. This is the same layout since I joined 8 years ago.

Funny how fools on the internet resort to how you type when they ain't got anything to say. Keep rope-a-doping on them ropes...YO!

If you can't get the gist of what im typing based on my input device, then you aren't worth arguing with. Going back over what I wrote, it was beyond good enough for what I had to work with. Thats really all you got?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:19:49 PM

I've done this all by myself for many years. I never heard you volunteer a bunch of money and time to "update my crap."

And it makes no difference what your input device is. You're blaming the interface because you're too lazy to write? LOL

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Oxvial
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:25:29 PM

Wow the faboyism of some of you people for some above average game, I also had a lot of discussions with Ben and World and we never got to this level, I actually agree with the ban warn Akuma took very bad the review the game got, he also admitted that now he calmed down.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:49:42 PM

fanboyism? I wasn't being a fanboy to anything. When did you see me try to defend this game? Don't worry, ill wait. #KattWilliamsVoice

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 4:12:06 PM

Oxvial: I appreciate the support, but do NOT respond to this person.

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AshT
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 4:24:13 PM

Wow, calm down people.

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xenris
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 12:18:20 AM

Ben I absolutely was not flaming, it was my opinion with the mass effect ending and it ending up getting into a discussion about capitalism, and greedy corporations.

You didn't like my opinion and I was trying to get you to answer my questions that showed flaws in the things that I disagreed with you on and you couldn't and you banned me. That is not flamming that was a debate, we were debating all sorts of things and yes it got out of control and segued into many other things but it all stemmed from the fact that I had a huge problem with Mass Effect 3s ending and the lies leading up to the release of the product.

Not going to get into that again, but it absolutely was because of my opinion on the subject matter. You thought you were right, I thought I was right and we clashed that is completely because of opposing opinions, not because I was flaming.

I know it is your website and you do a good job bringing out stories and reviews but sometimes man you respond to criticism with such hostility it comes off as intense. Chill out its just the internet, people like to argue so let us argue over trivial shit its what humans like to do ;)

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MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:25:39 PM
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Good thing I decided not to buy it ;) AW it is:)

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Akuma_
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:25:53 PM
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Can someone confirm if Ben is 'fathoms' on N4G????

I was told he was, but I have seen 'fathoms' post article links to other non-PSXE sites as well.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:29:17 PM

Exactly why do you care, one way or the other? You're starting to bug the sh** out of me.

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Akuma_
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:37:10 PM

Ohhhhhhhh I have my reasons, which I won't go into.

Are you going to ban me? Because I don't agree with your opinion?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 1:24:03 AM

Nobody ever once said you can't have an opinion. I - and others - have only asked that you not browbeat the hell out of EVERYONE who says something against it.

You don't get that. You also don't get that, yes, when I tell you to shut up about, you shut up about it. You've expressed your opinion over and over and over and we all get it.

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Akuma_
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 2:14:56 AM

Let's get one thing straight, your problem isn't with me 'attacking' people, because that never once happened in ANY of the recent Destiny articles, your problem is with me personally and how I challenged your opinion several times.

SO BASICALLY, according to the Almighty Dutka, I am not 'allowed' to post my positive opinion in any Destiny articles, nor am I 'allowed' to voice my disagreement about you or other people, and doing either of those things will have me labelled an 'attacker' and banned?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:26:52 AM

Wrong. As I said above, I don't care about Destiny and I don't care if you like it or not.

You may not have noticed, but plenty of other people like it, too, and plenty will disagree with this review. Plenty have voiced their opinions and none have been told to stop.

Notice that you're the only one I'm telling to quiet down. There's a reason for that and it's because of your conduct in every Destiny-related thread. I'm not going to explain it again.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:40:17 PM

LOL stalking Ben on other social media sites?, you work for Bungie or what? watch out Ben! one day some dude with a Master Chief Armour gonna knock at your door xD

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Akuma_
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 10:05:41 PM

Wasn't going to respond to this thread, then I seen Oxvial's comment.

N4G is an aggregate news website. I frequent N4G, as I like to read more than just Playstation news, and PSXE articles are posted on N4G, so obviously I see them.

As I frequent the site often, sometimes reading the comments, I was simply curious as to whether it was Ben, or another PSXE member who posted the articles and comments there. I have never spoken to 'fathoms' personally, but it's good to know who I would be speaking to if I ever did.

Disclaimer: I have never played Halo. Never been a fan of stalking. And would never waste my time going out of my way to find out information about random people on the internet.

So far, you are the only person in this whole discussion who has been posting inflammatory and unnecessarily antagonistic comments. We are all trying to move on from this unfortunate discussion, and it would help if you did too.

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Akuma_
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:34:10 PM
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http://www.vg247.com/2014/09/15/destiny-review/

This is the best review of Destiny out there. Pretty much sums up the communities reaction to Destiny.

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JackDillinger89
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:38:09 PM

What's with the constant destiny damage controlling? Its a 7.5 deal with it. You bought the game and are enjoying it then that's awesome. It sold very well like 500mil so why the bitching?

God help us and hide the kids is MGS5 phantom pain gets a 8.5 oh lawd the horror it deserves probably a 12.9. Game is a commercial success, win for bungie and craptivision.

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Akuma_
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:47:10 PM

Why reply to a comment that hasn't even been approved yet? I posted a link to a very funny article so your comment is not relevant to this.

I'm allowed to express my opinion. While some of the comments people are making are valid, some are not justified at all. I am obviously more forgiving of video games than others.

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souljah92
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 1:02:06 PM

Still think Destiny sucks, that's my opinion, screw reviews.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:36:20 PM

Dunno about this reviewer but the format used on that review it's totally awful hope Ben never do a similar one.

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SASSYGIRL82
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 10:34:12 PM
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The competitive multiplayer feels tacked on since u can only hear ppl in our fireteam

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JeffroSuperstar
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:01:54 PM
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While not great, I'm enjoying the story as an admittedly life time fan of sci-fi, a genre that for a long time (outside of tie in novels to established movie franchises) has been woefully underrepresented until video games really took it over. I also enjoy westerns, so I'll happily take what I can get sometimes, even if it doesn't lend itself to an open world experience.

I have absolutely no interest in a solely competitive multiplayer game and had Destiny been one, I'd never have purchased it. The fact that it has multiplayer I can tinker with AFTER the story means I'll probably check it out and I'm hoping I love it.

Basically, with Destiny being a new IP, I'd rather have an OK narrative that gets me interested in the games world FOR multiplayer than nothing at all but a run around and shoot. You can get those for free these days. If it were an established universe, maybe I wouldn't care...but for a brand new experience, I think even a mediocre story is better than none.

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xenris
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:12:31 PM
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Review is exactly how I feel about the game almost word for word.

My only hope is that they add mission variety to the patrol missions, add some stealth elements, puzzle solving, and platforming to the dungeons, and in general just add more fun things to do in this awesome universe they build other than just go here kill this.

How cool would a dungeon be if one of your members had to locate an item and hold it while you protected them from a horde, if they dropped it you had to start the section over. Or even basic puzzle solving that required a team to locate items and fit them in ancient ruins in the proper order, or even a section of pressure plates that had to be stepped on in the right order.

Or platforming that required a player to get to an area stand on a pressure plate which opened another room, in which more stuff had to be done.

I'm just pulling this off the top of my head and why Bungie didn't put stuff like this in the game blows my mind.

I really hope to see this sort of gameplay in the future.

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TomBradySucks
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:22:16 PM
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The story is good...once you realize you're the bad guy doing the travelers's bidding.

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Akuma_
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:37:18 PM

hahahahaha.

I seen someone else post this theory on the Bungie forum as well!

It's a very interesting take on the story. If it ends up that the Traveler is evil I will be pretty impressed.

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FAREEZ
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:41:09 PM
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Its fun to see Destiny fanboy getting butthurt over the review ...

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Akuma_
Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 11:50:11 PM

It's fun to see people try to troll on this site. Like you think it is going to hvae the same affect as any other site.

News flash, no one cares :) Good luck to you sir ;)

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newchef
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 12:16:43 AM
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im so disappointed in this game...I was expecting so much more, I know its gonna get better as time goes on (hopefully) but I feel like at this point its not worth the 60 bucks yet. Should have waited til the price drop

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newchef
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 1:18:09 AM

this seems to the best representation of this game: http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/

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shaytoon
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 1:28:11 AM

LOLL to that comic. #nailedit

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shaytoon
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 1:27:04 AM
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because of its hype is why people think this game isnt worth it (for those who havent played or bought it yet) imo, i think it was worth it.

bens review is kinda accurate for the most part and thats obvi his opinion. i honestly want to see more storyline so hopefully future dlcs will continue it. the stranger is very intriguing. and what the hell happened to the people from venus? i want to murder that queen and her bro.

i love the game and play everyday. i can see where bungie wants to take the game and its up to gamers to build that fanbase. how else did halo become so popular and long lasting? this game is pretty much borderlands meets cod but with way better graphics and mechanics. take the best of both worlds and now you have a destiny to fulfill. little things here and there can be improved (right now my pet peeve is WHY DO I HAVE TO GO TO THE TOWER TO VIEW MY REP? this needs to be visible from the menu where you see your currencies) this game is barely a week old, so obvi its gonna need more time to evolve. lets hope they address certain things.

im a fan of the game and will def support it for as long as bungie keeps the path visible.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 2:34:16 AM
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I think this review is pretty accurate. The best review I've read is Polygons. It sums up Destiny's problems really well.

I also stand by my observations as well as another day goes by. I love playing the game for the gun play. It's super solid and you feel powerful as you level even if it's not super deep. But the emptiness of the game has me scratching my head and it ruins it. It's an empty experience with little to offer with such high expectations.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 6:49:26 AM
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Played it for a few hours and was immediately bored but tried to like it. There were hints at a story but it was more of info on the world. I honestly wasn't expecting much on the story front given the Halo plot and all, but i guess i was hoping they put more thought into it.

Also "the fallen" is something i never want to hear again. It was used a lot and honestly should have alerted me to the story-less ness i was getting myself into.



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big6
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:03:03 AM

It's like "the flood" in Halo. Honestly, when I played Halo, I just loved the game and never cared about the story.
I thought when they were talking about "the flood", I thought they really meant a flood. LOL

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 6:57:53 AM
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I'm loving every aspect of it. Money well spent

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TrueAssassin86x
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 7:17:37 AM
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I knew destiny was over hyped from the beginning review scores like this and others and talking to a few people makes me glad i cancelled my pre-order. i'll be waiting to pick this game up used under forty dollars

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trumpetmon65
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 7:22:08 AM
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Good review. It is a hard game to review because it leaves you wanting more, while promising more in the future. I thought you were a little hard on the score, but I wouldn't say you're wrong. I do like the hints of story actually, and am trying to find more of it in the environment. Speaking of the environment, you are right on. Not all of them were created equally. Bottom line, it was fun to read

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trumpetmon65
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 7:26:03 AM
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I am, however, a little torn about the "I win" button you can use from time to time in the crucible. Bungie does a decent job of not allowing players (i.e. me) to use too often

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MRSUCCESS
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 9:22:35 AM
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This right here is Ben's review. Whether one loves the game, one has to accept that it's HIS REVIEW.

Did I read it? Nope. Not because of any personal reasons againast his reviews it's just I'm not buying the game for my own reasons.

If you're enjoying the game that's what ultimately matters. Ben can review Far Cry 4 and give it a 4/10 and I will still buy it and enjoy it regardless.

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big6
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 10:15:14 AM
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This game is very much Halo+Borderlands, and that's an awesome combo to have.

I think the single player can be a bit boring. But this game absolutely SHINES on co-op multiplayer! I wouldn't think of playing Destiny any other way.

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trumpetmon65
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 4:24:40 AM

I thought the same thing. Halolands.

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Thrill Kill
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 10:32:57 AM
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Great review Ben. The game was way over hyped. It's best to wait on this one.

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LowKey
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:43:19 AM
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Sorry, no, you are wrong. It's a nearly identical FPS version of DEFIANCE. From boring, unimaginative Side missions, Right down to getting booted after an event or mission.It is just a clone...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:43:48 AM
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I'm going to make this plain:

Nobody has ever been banned from PSXE for voicing an opinion. Not at any point in my 8 years has this happened. The only ones who were banned either directly violated community policy or they continued to disrupt the community and were asked to cool off, and didn't.

The reason community managers exist is to direct and guide. There are communities where it's an essential free-for-all; that's one way to do it. If you'd like to go there, nobody's stopping you. The goal is to have a healthy, civil community and while people are going to hate it, that does require guidance.

Countless people have disagreed with countless other people on this site. Countless people have disagreed with me and anyone who wrote here. The only ones who ever got in trouble were those who, again, disrupted the community. Don't like it? Don't care.

And by the way, as much as people are going to hate it, this is not a democracy. The reasons for me telling someone to quiet down might stem from eating a bad peach. It's like when your boss at work had a snit with his wife and gave you a hard time that day. Nobody has ever been banned because I had a hard day but if I say be quiet, just be quiet. That's how it works. And in this case, there were darn good reasons and no bad peach.

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souljah92
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 1:05:46 PM

Was it a bad kiwi, got diarrhea from that once, was pretty upset.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 2:03:38 PM

Yo. You told dude to shut up. Don't get it twisted. Telling him to "quiet down" is one thing, but dont try to front like your conduct was messed up. Thats what I took issue with. If you were polite about it in the first place I wouldn't have had to intervene.

Just try to be a bit more professional and/or courteous in the future before you insult your community.

And I went back to a few of the past destiny articles to get a sense of all the people he was annoying and threads he was disrupting. Maybe I missed something, but I couldn't find an example.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 2:38:31 PM

You wouldn't have had to intervene? LOL

Let me explain something to you, "yo." You're not in charge of this community. It's not your position to "intervene" and lecture me on how to do my job. I can tell people to quiet down. Yeah, I can. Just like I can tell people to shut up after they've browbeaten everyone to death with the exact same opinion for weeks.

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AshT
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 4:32:36 PM

I personally don't comment much, but I enjoy coming to PSX and read every article and this community's comments. Now this I didn't like.
I say people have rights to express their opinions and this community is mature enough to not insult each other.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:54:47 AM
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I read this review last night from my PS4 and I appreciate the honesty and the understanding that Destiny is a game that has just begun. It's a fair review.

In regards to the rest of this thread... what a shame. I hate seeing stuff like this, no matter who is right or wrong.

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telly
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 11:57:47 AM
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Pretty much agree with Ben's review. I am deeply disappointed there isn't more story and context. I think I would have been fine with an optional storytelling component -- I've written in other threads here that a codex-style aspect, a la Mass Effect, would allow those of us who are constantly wondering "what the h*** is going ON?" to get answers even the most basic and reasonable of questions. What IS the array? What does humanity know about the various alien factions? They've been around for ages, there must have been SOME intel collected, right?

I'll stick with it for now but doubt this'll be one I care about down the road.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 12:04:01 PM
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"If you’re going to make an open-world game based around multiplayer, you will never – repeat: never – produce a cohesive, professional narrative that is worthy of our attention. There are simply too many branching possibilities that get in the way, and the focus is always off."

Oh, oh that was good... round of applause please! I have been saying this for years. This is why I have been fundamentally against Final Fantasy being Online(Even more teething grinding at how the online games are classed as one of FF's precious numerals). I played the Beta of XIV and it was just awful. The character suffered from silent protagonist syndrome and was always treated as a lackey. And all the NPC characters in the game were bland. I dont think anyone really cared for the story and worst of all as an MMO no one was interacting with each other. I don't see why players participate in an MMO when they're so anti-social. I was trying to say hello and talk with people but everyone was just rushing around on their own doing quest after quest without any real motive other than to level up. I can't play a game for grindings sake. I need motive which is a games narrative is meant to encourage me.

I don't think Destiny is for me. But I wouldn't play it anyway due to paying for online play on PS4 now. Is the PS3 version even playable? Has anyone on here actually tried it as I am genuinely curious about how it fares on the PS3. I mean its not a game I will pick up for a long time but if it runs well on the PS3 i'd go for that over paying for PS+

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xenris
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 2:29:05 PM

I generally agree with this, however the Witcher 3 is going to try and do open world and have a very story driven plot. So they might be the first developer to figure out how to make an open world game with an amazing story work.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 1:16:38 PM
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Yup, summer is over. Everyone's pent up rage and opinions are returning :)

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:01:37 PM

HAHAHAHA!!!

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telly
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 4:10:50 PM

hahaha

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matt99
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 2:12:18 PM
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While I agree with this score, I wonder if Destiny would have scored higher if it weren't so hyped? I think the hype is actually what's hurting the review scores, although it certainly didm't hurt sales and I supposed that's all that matters (to the publisher) in the end.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 4:27:08 PM

It's depressing how much they inverted on this game and the scores they got, but I really doubt the hype affected the opinion of the reviewers but it sure affected how bad some people reacted to it only scoring above average.

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ethird1
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 2:29:34 PM
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This kind of interview is what you get when you let someone who only plays RPGS play a game for an hour. I am a true hardcore PFS person. This is the greatest FPS of all time. It isnt even close.

It has TONS of PVE stuff to do. You can build your character through the story mode, PVEING and leveling your armors and weapons through experience and missions, or pvp your way to glory and honor.

Ever play COD or BF and their campaigns? 5 hours tops. Then all you have is pvp. That is it.

this game is like an epic rpg, except you shoot and blow stuff up. Getting a group up is fun and the strikes are awesome.

For the record though, the fact they dont have the game make groups for you for the night strikes sucks.

But other than that I want to say that this is hands down the greatest FPS that there has ever been for me.

This review is nothing more than a joke.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 2:39:04 PM

Haven't played an RPG to completion in probably 10 years.

But by all means, keep saying idiotic things.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 2:45:43 PM

You know, I don't read everything Ben says and even I know he has played more than casually almost every FPS of the last generation.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:29:07 PM

''This is the greatest FPS of all time.'' Just with that I couldn't take you seriously -___-

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MRSUCCESS
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 4:53:14 PM

Incredible -- he said the best FPS of all time...

Not GoldenEye, not Half Life but Destiny?

Even an immature community would not take him seriously.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 5:44:37 PM

ethird1

I think you and Akuma should start a destiny fan site, maybe channel that passion positively

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souljah92
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 6:13:42 PM

^Remind them to buy lots of lube when they start their site

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flamefury42
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 2:57:48 PM
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Why do people feel the need to say this review sucks and just be downright negative toward the reviewer. What's wrong with trying to keep the peace. Instead people like Akuma or PS3 Wizard go out of your way to say something negative back. Instead You guys (Akuma, PS3 Wizard) are just making matters worse.

This site has been a growing and great community to read other people's thoughts and comments without really any negativity. I'm sure Ben would like to keep it this way. This isn't politics, this isn't religion. It's a video game, either you like or you don't. Saying negative things to another person only makes things worse. Stop.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:20:19 PM

Did I ever say dutka's review was or wasn't right? Negative. In fact, I agreed 100% with what he said. I just didn't like how he told akuma to shut up. That wasn't right at all. Nobody can dispute that his word choice was totally unacceptable. I've seen countless debates between intellectual people on tv and I participated in some in real life. Never have I seen someone tell somebody to shut up who was moderating the debate.

Try being a bit more attentive in the future before you judge. Because all I did was try to help a fellow member, but to no avail because dutka thinks hes god who tries to belittle people with no power and constantly throws slight digs at my use of the word "yo".

Guess I should be sorry for being black, huh?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:21:21 PM

Eh, it's what these people do; they exist to cause problems. Then they act all self-righteous and innocent. It's just...mind-boggling.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:24:10 PM

And to add, I didn't say anything negative to ben until he tried to insult me first. I was just trying to show him the error of his ways, which was dumb of me. People feel invincible and free from mistake over the internet...should have know it was a lost cause.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:28:44 PM

"And to add, I didn't say anything negative to ben until he tried to insult me first."

Are you completely out of your mind? Did you not even read what you wrote in that first comment? What the hell is wrong with you?

Every last sentence was incredibly insulting. It was a personal attack from start to finish. All from me telling a member who has repeated himself CONSTANTLY that we get it, and he can be quiet now. WHO is at fault? Seriously? Read that comment of yours again. Nothing I've written is even remotely close to the level of hostility in that comment.

You really think you can post that comment ANYWHERE online in a moderated community and not get banned or at least warned? Are you freakin' conscious right now?

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Thrill Kill
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:39:58 PM

Do black people own the word "yo"? Race baiting makes you weak bro.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:42:22 PM

Ok I read the 1st comment. I called you childsh, which I admit was wrong, but definitely appropriate. I apologise also for calling you egotistical and so on.

Im juggling work and this article at the same time, so I admit my 1st comment was a BIT hostile.

See what I did there? I used logic to see the error of my ways. I carefully read what you said and thought about it, then apologised for starting problems.

Why can't you do the same to akuma?

I never said you didnt have a right to tell him to stop or "be quiet", just as adults we should never tell somebody to shut up. Shit is disrespectful "yo".

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:59:16 PM

@thrill kill

All over this article ben uses the quotes "yo" with everything ever since I said it, TRYING to I guess make fun of me using it. Thats how I talk, and I I could i'd say the N-Bomb the way US blacks use it towards each other, in every post I write. But I dont because i'd probably get in trouble.

It wasn't race baiting, it was just an indirect way of me acknowledging what he was trying to do.

Im far from weak "bro"

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 4:09:22 PM

Oh my God, just stop.

You freaked out and now you're trying to justify it. I told someone to shut up. Yes, I did, and I'm allowed to, which you're not getting.

If you had a problem, you could've simply said, "I think that was a little harsh." But no. Instead, you flame the hell out of me (which is in direct violation of our flaming policy and yet, you're still here), use unbelievably insulting language, indirectly accuse me of being RACIST just because I called you out for overusing stupid slang, and then try to pretend you're in the right.

Just...whatever. This is too idiotic for me to even think about anymore. You should've been banned three times over by now and in ANY OTHER ONLINE COMMUNITY ON EARTH, you would've been.

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Thrill Kill
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 4:12:35 PM

Guess I should be sorry for being black, huh?

Quit being a drama queen, sorry but that sentence is race baiting. He didn't say it because you're black, he said it because of your incessant use of it. I find anybody that race baits weak. You are better than that man. #strawman

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 4:51:06 PM

Ben I already apologized to you man. And after this post, you won't hear shit else from me. All I ask is for you to keep your sheep from replying to to me for the remainder of this thread. You're annoyed, im annoyed and everyone is annoyed. I wont comment unless someone provokes me.

But just to be fair, I used the word yo once, before you did your quotations thing. How is that overuse? No sneek shot or disrespect there, just curious.

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Thrill Kill
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 4:59:50 PM

Look yo...let me remind you that you aren't the only literate person on gods green earth. You clearly said "I will make it stop" which is implying one thing. It ain't my fault if your wording was hazy. Just man up and admit it GUY. If you had no intent on slapping an aforementioned penaly on dude, why did you say what you did when you did? Damn yo...I thought my 4 year old was bad with not admitting hes wrong.

I can see you don't think you're wrong and won't apologize...so the hell with it yo. I'll do you like my kid and ignore you when you have your little tantrum.


Three times bro. #incessant

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karneli lll
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 5:52:42 PM

Yay im a sheep apparently, this is a nice example of " im sorry for being better than you".

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 6:04:46 PM

This topic is going to die here. No more pointless bickering and arguing.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 3:27:20 PM
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7.5 it's not a bad score but taking into account the hype, this flopped hard!

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Temjin001
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 5:23:51 PM
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This just occurred to me: Wouldn't it be completely and utterly bad-ass if Metroid had the sort of wide open settings, graphics tech, and production values like Destiny has? I'd have a Wii U already if it did.

I'm lvl 18 and am in Mars. I still don't know what I'd rate it. I just know I'm enjoying it a lot while playing it. It's definitely my kind of game.



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DIsmael85
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 5:37:51 PM
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Well after reading all of these comments, at least we know the game is definitely a "social" experience.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 5:55:46 PM
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Not another comment from either side of the fence about the stupidity that just went down in this thread.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 6:56:57 PM

!!? Is that you Arnold?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 7:03:38 PM

I'll delete any comment made addressing it.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 7:39:31 PM

sheesh, I'm glad someone said it

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 9:51:52 PM

where the f$&@ you been Arnold Schwarzenegger?

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Rings0fUranus
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 6:00:01 PM
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Destiny is a really fun game. It didn't live up to the ridiculous hype train chugga chugga choo choo, but if you play with your friends its a blast. A sonic blast man. That was a fun game too. Back in the ol' 16-bit days. But i digest...
If you put this game in a centrifuge and turned it on, and its atoms fell out and reconstituted on the hardwood floor of what's up, you'd 'ave a heapin' helpin' of Halo, and a smidgen of Borderlands and Diablo. Less looty tooty though.
It really does get more fun at level 20.
Close the curtain!

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 6:05:17 PM
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well like said in another comment i can not give my 2cents just yet but i will at some point.

happy gaming

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Oxvial
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 7:07:17 PM
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Arnoldk I remember you said a few years ago that after Halo, Bungie wouldn't do another good franchise, you probably gonna end being right lol

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 7:48:23 PM

Halo hasn't been any good since the 2nd...maybe 3rd game. Most of it was just Xbox fanboyism driving the franchise's hype and credibility.

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ulsterscot
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 9:22:32 PM
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At the very least it will give an option to take an occasional break from COD Advanced Warfare.

I agree the storyline is a bit weak - but im really enjoying the Cruicible (although im not great at it ....).

Hopefully the DLC will bring less generic strike missions as well as new MP maps.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 10:04:52 PM

Your probably just fine at crucible, especially since you play a lot of FPS games. It's just terribly unbalanced. I believe they tried to balance things by weakening weapons and abilities for higher level players but what they forgot about was that higher level players still have a lot more abilities. Thus they didn't weaken anything.

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Darwin1967
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 3:24:23 PM
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I've leveled up to 25, so definitely, I've put a lot of time into the game. I love the co-op aspect of it the most and deplore the crucible, which I feel is so un-balanced that it's hardly worth my time. Thus, I've focused on the co-op missions and leveling via vanguard. After having ongoing issues with BF4, I won't even touch on the horrors of Ghosts it's a breath of fresh air to play a game that is so highly polished. No connection issues, no obvious glitches...and mostly, not hearing a company apologizing ad nauseum for putting out an unfinished product and then spend a year promising to 'fix' it, hoping you forget and buy their next game. I love the ease of being able to jump in and out of friends games. However, I wish that the strikes allowed all parties to communicate or at least leave the option to enable chat as this would aid tremendously, especially at the higher levels, in finishing the strikes with less frustration. Destiny is a game that has serious potential, it needs some tweaking, but overall, they should be proud of the game they produced. As a consumer, I feel this was money well spent, not something I often feel in todays profits over quality gaming industry.

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