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My vote is hype. The game is going to be enjoyable, but nothing like what the bullshitters (PR douchebags) are making it out to be. Nothing ever lives up to the hype, this is about the only constant I know when it comes to the gaming industry (and the movie industry too).
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I actually think Destiny has done a really good job of managing it's own Hype. I don't see anything whee the people making are claiming or making spectacular promises or setting unrealistic expectations.
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has incredible expectations for Bungie’s Destiny, the MMO-ish shooter out this September. He said with confidence the game will be the “best-selling new video game IP in history” and expects it to be Activision’s “next billion dollar franchise.”
Taken from the Forbes article, but these comments were posted in the news section of every major gaming website when they were first made. I wouldn't be surprised if Destiny achieved Borderlands numbers, but it is a pretty spectacular promise when you start saying stuff like this.
I think it'll be good and it'll sell well, so, no it won't just be hype. But I'm not sure it will live up to Kotick's projections.
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Hopefully not, but it's probably the game that will shut down Bungie. Half a billion dollars is a massive investment and if the game gets anything other than an earth-shattering reception there is no way it will recoup the production costs, let alone turn a profit, even in the long run. Especially in this age of "one strike and you're out" relationships between publishers and developers.
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I couldn't care less about Destiny, but I do think many people will be disappointed when it comes out. I'm sure it will sell very well and some people will probably play it for years. Still, the fact of the matter is that it's Halo all over again. I think the people that will play it the most are those who have never played a Halo game before. For everyone else who has, they'll probably play it for a while and then return it. Just my opinion.
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It's the most hyped game this year that I have no interest in... it seems all the other games I've held excitement for have turned out to be underwhelming, at least as far as scores go. I have no idea how Destiny will turn out in that regard, but I guess I don't really care since I don't have hardly any intention to play it.
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its quite simple
mw2 costed 200 milion to make of which only 50 million were the actual development budget.
So destiny has a 500 million budget from activision, THUS its a game that will be marketed the crap out of everywhere with truckloads of PR in order for people to buy it, its propably gonna sell and get high scores but i doube it will be half as good as they make it to be.
Take it with a MOUNTAIN of salt before buying it.
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Destiny is being made by bungie - who, let me remind you made of the most defining series in video game history so if I'm gonna give anyone the benefit of the doubt it'll be Bungie. Also, their budget is huge and it's really not THAT hyped.
Look at the hype list. Last time I checked it was 9th
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I don't care about Destiny but I think that the game is over hyped .
My sentiments are very much the same. Especially with the absurd amount of money that was said to be being allotted for the game. I couldn't believe how ridiculous it was when the game looks to have about the same lifespan as any other shooter out there right now.
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I'm curious to see how it does. I think it will sell ok but I'm curious to see if it's basically going to be like Titanfall where everyone hyped it as game over Call of Duty but then it puts up numbers where it's very clear that it's going to have to lay the groundwork and build over multiple entries to even get halfway to what CoD puts up.
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From what I've played of the Pre-Alpha, it's going to be a feast - at least for any friend of FPS gameplay, who also enjoys MMO-type hooks, like loot progression and character customization - making your character your own. It's likely the first MMOish game that'll rival the best of its chosen genre in terms of gameplay and presentation. The best of both MMO and FPS.
I guess if the hype says it's revolutionary, that's kind of a lie, because all the parts in it are tried and true, they've just never been mixed together like this, and this well. So if it's a great game with longevity and staying power you're expecting from Destiny, that's what you'll get. If you want something that invents the wheel anew, you'll be let down.
I for one look forward to it a lot.
Also - hello everybody!
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