Thursday, 11 September 2014
Destiny looks a bit mediocre
Now in all fairness, I've not been following the production of Destiny so I have seen very little. Before making this post I checked out the launch trailer and it didn't really change my impressions of the game. I also checked out the Wikipedia entry but that didn't really sway me either.
So as far as I understand it, in Destiny you pick a race and a class (of which there are only like 3 or so, I think) and then you go on some kind of adventure to protect Earths last city or something. The one thing that stuck out in my mind when I saw a few snippits of information from the E3 coverage was that it reminded me of Borderlands.
This is not a good thing because it's basically the entire reason that I have 0 interest in the game. Borderlands is bloody awful with its terrible writing, metric fucktons of useless weaponry, shitty open world game play and repetitive questing and I can't shake the feeling that Destiny will be just that but made to look like Halo.
That doesn't mean that I think Destiny is a bad game, because Bungie are a talented group of people, they can probably take a concept like Borderlands and un-shit it but that doesn't make me want to jump on the hype train and buy a PS4 just to play it. I think in a sense that Destiny is very lucky to be released at this time because right now I can't think of any other decent game for the PS4 or Xbone so I guess people are excited just to have SOMETHING to play on their next gen paperweights.
I'm totally open to the idea of giving Destiny a go, I just don't want to pay for it. You never know, I might play Destiny on my buddies PS4 and be completely blown away by it. Then again I might play it, be completely right about it being crap and maybe come back here to say even nastier things, only time will tell.
I don't take much stock in things such as Metacritic but I gave it just a quick glance to get a general opinion and the user score was clocking in at 6.3. This means that people have played it and have found it to be a little disappointing I guess and these people are way more versed with it than I am.
Right now I'm being nice without expecting anything but I have a feeling I'm going to be rather upset in the end.