DESTINY beta is live, thoughts and impressions

#1 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (5075 posts) -

beta begins this thursday and i cant wait for it. really hyped to try out the multilayer for myself and see how it stacks up, hoping it is good because these recent multiplayer games suck

so how hyped are u? lems still jelly because bungie dont give a shit about u?

edit: beta is live, u can go to bungie website and get your download codes. i have 2 spare codes for europe ps3 users, if u want it message me

currently downloading, will leave my impressions in here

#2 Posted by lostrib (37804 posts) -

Like 0 hype

#3 Posted by Stringerboy (7094 posts) -

Hyped because there's fuck all to play at the moment.

#4 Posted by freedomfreak (41036 posts) -

Not hyped.

#5 Edited by SYSTEM-REBOOT (646 posts) -

my hype is -10/10. not even 0.

i fall sleep when i was watching a gameplay.

#6 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (9059 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Like 0 hype

#7 Edited by ninjapirate2000 (3065 posts) -

My hype is it a cool 2.

I played multiplayer in Alpha it sucked.

#8 Posted by scottpsfan14 (5588 posts) -

Lol. All teh lems being vindictive because their daddy (Bungie) betrayed them. If this was an Xbox One exclusive title, it would be a whole different story.

#9 Edited by stizzal13 (602 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries said:

@lostrib said:

Like 0 hype

#10 Edited by Snugenz (11892 posts) -

@Stringerboy said:

Hyped because there's fuck all to play at the moment.

This kinda, getting a bit bored of Wildstar so need a break from it and this'll fill the void for a day or two.

#11 Posted by silversix_ (14819 posts) -

Hyped as Fuck/10. This is my most hyped beta ever lol

#12 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

Not hyped even a little. I will try it just to see what the fuss is about though

Wait... you have to pre-order to play the Beta? hah! Fuck that

#13 Edited by Jeager_Titan (947 posts) -

Nope.

#14 Posted by Pikminmaniac (9062 posts) -

None hype

#15 Posted by APiranhaAteMyVa (2904 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:

Lol. All teh lems being vindictive because their daddy (Bungie) betrayed them. If this was an Xbox One exclusive title, it would be a whole different story.

No I think it will be another Watch Dogs/Titanfall hyped up the ass, but will turn out pretty forgettable although somewhat fun

#16 Posted by finalstar2007 (25308 posts) -

No hype at all on my side, im more hyped for advanced warfare than destiny but i shall get destiny day 1 since all my friends getting it.

#17 Posted by freedomfreak (41036 posts) -
@seanmcloughlin said:

Wait... you have to pre-order to play the Beta? hah! Fuck that

Public for Ps3 and Ps4 the 17th.

Unless Bungie defines "public" as "for people that preordered it".

#18 Posted by finalstar2007 (25308 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

Wait... you have to pre-order to play the Beta? hah! Fuck that

Public for Ps3 and Ps4 the 17th.

Unless Bungie defines "public" as "for people that preordered it".

You serious? it will be fully public on the 17th? no pre-ordering required?

hopefully so i can try it out myself

#19 Posted by freedomfreak (41036 posts) -
@finalstar2007 said:

You serious? it will be fully public on the 17th? no pre-ordering required?

hopefully so i can try it out myself

A Gamespot article said so. Public beta.

But I don't know if it's only if you've preordered, which wouldn't make it public.

#20 Edited by remiks00 (1914 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Like 0 hype

@Pikminmaniac said:

None hype

@freedomfreak said:

Not hyped.

@system-reboot said:

my hype is -10/10. not even 0.

i fall sleep when i was watching a gameplay.

@Salt_The_Fries said:

@lostrib said:

Like 0 hype

@seanmcloughlin said:

Not hyped even a little. I will try it just to see what the fuss is about though

Wait... you have to pre-order to play the Beta? hah! Fuck that

@ninjapirate2000 said:

My hype is it a cool 2.

I played multiplayer in Alpha it sucked.

Pretty much what me & @SolidTy experienced. The gameplay was not exciting... Maybe the beta will change it? Not holding my breath though

#21 Posted by foxhound_fox (88801 posts) -

On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being "not interested" and 10 being "OMFGZORB" I'm a 2.

I have a beta code coming to me on the 17th for the PS3, I'm sharing the two others with close friends and will hopefully have a good enough time to want to get the game when it hits PC.

#22 Posted by Motokid6 (5730 posts) -

Gotta buy a fucking Xbox to play it so no. Not hyped. Might wait to see the deal on the supposed "pc version". Gotta get an Xbox anyway however. I need my Halo. Simple as that.

#23 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16703 posts) -

Is there a singleplayer ?

I've never played Halo online much either. I've always enjoyed its campaign and co-op more.

#24 Posted by Zen_Light (1236 posts) -

Very hyped. Can't wait.

#25 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (5075 posts) -

wow at the negativity, guys its DESTINY!!!! GET HYPEEEDDDDDD

@seanmcloughlin said:

Not hyped even a little. I will try it just to see what the fuss is about though

Wait... you have to pre-order to play the Beta? hah! Fuck that

i got in the beta using a code a gspot user provided and it says on bungie website that each code grants 3 download keys. i can give u a beta key if u want, bungie will be sending them out on 17th

@finalstar2007 said:

@freedomfreak said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

Wait... you have to pre-order to play the Beta? hah! Fuck that

Public for Ps3 and Ps4 the 17th.

Unless Bungie defines "public" as "for people that preordered it".

You serious? it will be fully public on the 17th? no pre-ordering required?

hopefully so i can try it out myself

nah im 99% sure u have to pre-oder. i can give u a beta key if u like

#26 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5075 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

Is there a singleplayer ?

I've never played Halo online much either. I've always enjoyed its campaign and co-op more.

it has a campaign yes and u can play through the whole of it individually but its online only, u must be connect to the net at all times

#27 Posted by yokofox33 (29918 posts) -

I'm the super hype. I'm legit looking forward to this game.

#28 Edited by jg4xchamp (48419 posts) -

I don't know, 4 or 5?

I've had a good time with Bungie's games. Halo 2 was awesome. Halo 3 was fun. Reach was a lot of fun, when I ignored that Armor lock existed. You know for their multiplayer, but as a developer of single player games. You know where pacing, level design, enemy variety, and encounter design can't just be saved by fundamental core mechanics, and a handful of levels done well (Halo 3 and Reach have shit map lists, but each have a handful of fun maps that make up for the shitty ones, that works for mp, not sp): they suck.

They are shit story tellers who have written poor scripts, at no point did they ever respond to the criticism of the flood by actually fixing them or improving them. They stayed equally shitty in Halo 2, and they were made twice as stupid in Halo 3: when you combined their brain dead nature+those shitty bug zappy fuckers+Gravemind's bullshit, asshole, Mt. Pious, golden calf, biblical bullshit with slow mo during Cortana. Their level design as a whole is atrocious, and it dates all the way back to Halo 1. The corridor shooting that aren't that fun in Halo, the senseless backtracking that doesn't fit in a game like that, and taking the same handful of enemies/combat ideas and copy n pasting them through the game with the rare vehicle section to mix it up. The environmental design consists of 90 degree angles of grey and blue that all looks the freakin the same after awhile. The action being turned into blow up 2 of these, or 3 of these, segments. That was Halo 1, and it followed them through Halo 2, through Halo 3, through ODST. Reach was a mild exception. The copy n paste level design had more than grey n blue corridors going for it this time.

Even when they flirted with mixing it up, it was pointless. Equipment didn't mean shit in Halo 3. ODST had ambiance and structure for story telling, but it was still more Halo, and the "stealth" aspect was completely unsastifying, and their more open combat encounters became combat puzzles overtime. Instead of the more open shit like say The Scarab in Halo 3 which you can crush from ATV, or the chaingun, or a jump off the station crane, or snipe from the crane. In contrast to what they created n ODST: which were shooting galleries, and Reach which consisted of essentially step by step combat puzzles. Do this, than do that, than do this. Rinse, repeat. Finish line. The saber stuff was a let down, as it was just a brief throw down with 2 enemy types that were cannon fodder. They didn't bother building it up, or evolving on it. It was a brief glimpse at something exciting, and then...oh, that's it?

And their follow up act after a decade of let downs, is a loot rpg that very much plays like Borderlands. Difference s? I'd argue the guns feel better, and the enemies felt more interesting because they at least did more than just run at you and get shot. The bob n weave, and the actually running back and getting in cover gives the combat a bit more spice. Problem? the flow of the game is only mildly different: it's still very much go here, shoot dudes, collect loot. There is no real depth to this system, or ingenuity, or mastery of an encounter: it's just typical loot rpg compulsive bullshit. More to the point that type of stuff is at least satisfying with MMO's/isometric loot rpgs because the battle systems are built with the idea of tactics/strategy/build. Action combat by its nature is more about instinct, reflex, and depth comes from management of tools or tools that help you on an emergent level (think Crysis, or the use of speed in Vanquish, bullet time in Max Payne/Fear).

So yeah when it comes to the Beta I want to see some major variety from a combat encounter standpoint. Otherwise hooray they made slightly better mmo borderlands. Borderlands aint that good to me. On the flip side I've had a lot of fun with Bungie mp games. And this is mp. So who knows. I got a 50/50 shot of either getting Good Bungie or Shit Bungie. I'll just choose to be less excited this time for a Bungie game though.

#29 Edited by Ballroompirate (23052 posts) -

Not in beta but I've been hyped since Destiny was announced.

#30 Posted by DEadliNE-Zero0 (2929 posts) -

First person shooter on consoles, but doesn't have a mouse and keyboard option. Sadly, i can't get hyped. I just need it for this genre.

#31 Edited by Motokid6 (5730 posts) -

@jg4xchamp: Iol I'm not even going to get into it. I just straight up disagree with everything you just said and lets leave it at that.

#32 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5075 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:

I don't know, 4 or 5?

I've had a good time with Bungie's games. Halo 2 was awesome. Halo 3 was fun. Reach was a lot of fun, when I ignored that Armor lock existed. You know for their multiplayer, but as a developer of single player games. You know where pacing, level design, enemy variety, and encounter design can't just be saved by fundamental core mechanics, and a handful of levels done well (Halo 3 and Reach have shit map lists, but each have a handful of fun maps that make up for the shitty ones, that works for mp, not sp): they suck.

They are shit story tellers who have written poor scripts, at no point did they ever respond to the criticism of the flood by actually fixing them or improving them. They stayed equally shitty in Halo 2, and they made twice as stupid in Halo 3: when you combined their brain dead nature+those shitty bug zappy fuckers+Gravemind's bullshit, asshole, Mt. Pious, golden calf, biblical bullshit with slow mo during Cortana. Their level design as a whole is atrocious, and it dates all the way back to Halo 1. The corridors that aren't that fun in Halo, the senseless backtracking that doesn't fit in a game like that, and taking the same handful of enemies/combat ideas and copy n pasting them through the game with the rare vehicle section to mix it up. The environmental design consists of 90 degree angles of grey and blue that all looks the freakin the same after awhile. The action being turned into blow up 2 of these, or 3 of these, segments.

Even when they flirted with mixing it up, it was pointless. Equipment didn't mean shit in Halo 2. ODST had atmosphere and structure for story telling, but it was still more Halo, and the "stealth" aspect was completely unsastifying, and their more open combat encounters became combat puzzles overtime. Instead of the more open shit like say The Scarab in Halo 3 which you can crush from ATV, or the chaingun, or a jump off the station crane, or snipe from the crane: they created segments in ODST: that were shooting galleries, and Reach which consisted of essentially step by step puzzles. Do this, than do that, than do this. Rinse, repeat. Finish line. The saber stuff was a let down, as it was just a brief throwdown with 2 enemy types that were cannon fodder.

And their follow up act after a decade of let downs, is a loot rpg that very much plays Borderlands. Difference I'd argue the guns feel better, and the enemies felt more interesting because they at least did more than just run at you and get shot. The bob n weave, and the actually running back and getting in cover gives the combat a bit more spice. Problem? the flow of the game is only mildly different: it's still very much go here, shoot dudes, collect loot. There is no real depth to this system, or ingenuity, or mastery of an encounter: it's just typical loot rpg compulsive bullshit. More to the point that type of stuff is at least satisfying with MMO's/isometric loot rpgs because the battle systems are built with the idea of tactics/strategy/build. Action combat by its nature is more about instinct, reflex, and depth is more from management of tools or tools that help you on an emergent level.

So yeah when it comes to the Beta I want to see some major variety from a combat encounter standpoint. Otherwise hooray they made slightly better mmo borderlands. Borderlands aint that good to me. On the flip side I've had a lot of fun with Bungie mp games. And this is mp. So who knows. I got a 50/50 shot of either getting Good Bungie or Shit Bungie. I'll just choose to be less excited this time for a Bungie game though.

the flood were a nuisance, i hated the repetitive level in the first game when they were first introduced and in halo 3 the gravemind level is the worst level in the entire game hands down. he did recite good poetry though. and u are right bungie are not good story tellers so i hope they have improved drastically for this game but from watching the trailers so far i doubt it. i just cant wait to try something new, ive been stick playing bad company 2 for 3 years i hate the new breed for multiplayer games but hopefully this can be good

#33 Edited by CrownKingArthur (4895 posts) -

hmmm. i'm not very hyped at all, but i thought i was the only one.

#34 Posted by jg4xchamp (48419 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@jg4xchamp said:

I don't know, 4 or 5?

I've had a good time with Bungie's games. Halo 2 was awesome. Halo 3 was fun. Reach was a lot of fun, when I ignored that Armor lock existed. You know for their multiplayer, but as a developer of single player games. You know where pacing, level design, enemy variety, and encounter design can't just be saved by fundamental core mechanics, and a handful of levels done well (Halo 3 and Reach have shit map lists, but each have a handful of fun maps that make up for the shitty ones, that works for mp, not sp): they suck.

They are shit story tellers who have written poor scripts, at no point did they ever respond to the criticism of the flood by actually fixing them or improving them. They stayed equally shitty in Halo 2, and they made twice as stupid in Halo 3: when you combined their brain dead nature+those shitty bug zappy fuckers+Gravemind's bullshit, asshole, Mt. Pious, golden calf, biblical bullshit with slow mo during Cortana. Their level design as a whole is atrocious, and it dates all the way back to Halo 1. The corridors that aren't that fun in Halo, the senseless backtracking that doesn't fit in a game like that, and taking the same handful of enemies/combat ideas and copy n pasting them through the game with the rare vehicle section to mix it up. The environmental design consists of 90 degree angles of grey and blue that all looks the freakin the same after awhile. The action being turned into blow up 2 of these, or 3 of these, segments.

Even when they flirted with mixing it up, it was pointless. Equipment didn't mean shit in Halo 2. ODST had atmosphere and structure for story telling, but it was still more Halo, and the "stealth" aspect was completely unsastifying, and their more open combat encounters became combat puzzles overtime. Instead of the more open shit like say The Scarab in Halo 3 which you can crush from ATV, or the chaingun, or a jump off the station crane, or snipe from the crane: they created segments in ODST: that were shooting galleries, and Reach which consisted of essentially step by step puzzles. Do this, than do that, than do this. Rinse, repeat. Finish line. The saber stuff was a let down, as it was just a brief throwdown with 2 enemy types that were cannon fodder.

And their follow up act after a decade of let downs, is a loot rpg that very much plays Borderlands. Difference I'd argue the guns feel better, and the enemies felt more interesting because they at least did more than just run at you and get shot. The bob n weave, and the actually running back and getting in cover gives the combat a bit more spice. Problem? the flow of the game is only mildly different: it's still very much go here, shoot dudes, collect loot. There is no real depth to this system, or ingenuity, or mastery of an encounter: it's just typical loot rpg compulsive bullshit. More to the point that type of stuff is at least satisfying with MMO's/isometric loot rpgs because the battle systems are built with the idea of tactics/strategy/build. Action combat by its nature is more about instinct, reflex, and depth is more from management of tools or tools that help you on an emergent level.

So yeah when it comes to the Beta I want to see some major variety from a combat encounter standpoint. Otherwise hooray they made slightly better mmo borderlands. Borderlands aint that good to me. On the flip side I've had a lot of fun with Bungie mp games. And this is mp. So who knows. I got a 50/50 shot of either getting Good Bungie or Shit Bungie. I'll just choose to be less excited this time for a Bungie game though.

the flood were a nuisance, i hated the repetitive level in the first game when they were first introduced and in halo 3 the gravemind level is the worst level in the entire game hands down. he did recite good poetry though. and u are right bungie are not good story tellers so i hope they have improved drastically for this game but from watching the trailers so far i doubt it. i just cant wait to try something new, ive been stick playing bad company 2 for 3 years i hate the new breed for multiplayer games but hopefully this can be good

It's MMO pvp man. Like if you didn't like the way Halo went after 3, because it wasn't even playing fields. You're not going to like the crucible stuff in Destiny. It's going to be about getting late game shit. It's fun when you have the stuff, I'll say that, but it's not Halo in its prime either.

I think the mp might be more fun as a coop game, and a pvp once you got some shit to pick on cannon fodder. As far as that down to the wire, 49-49, next timely kill wins type deals, it's probably not gonna be same level of intensity as Halo 2 at its peak, or 3 in Team Slayer, or Reach in Team Arena.

#35 Posted by silversix_ (14819 posts) -

@deadline-zero0 said:

First person shooter on consoles, but doesn't have a mouse and keyboard option. Sadly, i can't get hyped. I just need it for this genre.

This game has more auto aim than almost any fps i've played on consoles ever.

#36 Posted by cainetao11 (17783 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

beta begins this thursday and i cant wait for it. really hyped to try out the multilayer for myself and see how it stacks up, hoping it is good because these recent multiplayer games suck

so how hyped are u? lems still jelly because bungie dont give a shit about u?

Wouldn't they not make the game available on the xbox if they didn't give a shit?

#37 Edited by jg4xchamp (48419 posts) -

@Motokid6 said:

@jg4xchamp: Iol I'm not even going to get into it. I just straight up disagree with everything you just said and lets leave it at that.

#38 Edited by Zen_Light (1236 posts) -

@cainetao11 said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

beta begins this thursday and i cant wait for it. really hyped to try out the multilayer for myself and see how it stacks up, hoping it is good because these recent multiplayer games suck

so how hyped are u? lems still jelly because bungie dont give a shit about u?

Wouldn't they not make the game available on the xbox if they didn't give a shit?

That's why I don't understand the hate that Xbox fans have for Destiny.

#39 Posted by cainetao11 (17783 posts) -

@Zen_Light said:

@cainetao11 said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

beta begins this thursday and i cant wait for it. really hyped to try out the multilayer for myself and see how it stacks up, hoping it is good because these recent multiplayer games suck

so how hyped are u? lems still jelly because bungie dont give a shit about u?

Wouldn't they not make the game available on the xbox if they didn't give a shit?

That's why I don't understand the hate that Xbox fans have for Destiny.

I didn't know there was. I have mine pre ordered and am looking forward to September.

#40 Posted by DivineSword (15760 posts) -

Forgot that this game even existed, which should show how hype I am about this game.

#41 Posted by Zen_Light (1236 posts) -

@cainetao11 said:

@Zen_Light said:

@cainetao11 said:

@ghostwarrior786 said:

beta begins this thursday and i cant wait for it. really hyped to try out the multilayer for myself and see how it stacks up, hoping it is good because these recent multiplayer games suck

so how hyped are u? lems still jelly because bungie dont give a shit about u?

Wouldn't they not make the game available on the xbox if they didn't give a shit?

That's why I don't understand the hate that Xbox fans have for Destiny.

I didn't know there was. I have mine pre ordered and am looking forward to September.

There's a lot of hate for Bungie from Xbox fans on the Bungie forums, and a lot of hate for the game from Xbox fans who write articles on N4G asking people to not buy the game, and that they want it to fail. They think they were betrayed by Bungie for some reason, but they're still getting Destiny just like Playstation fans.

#42 Posted by Dire_Weasel (16000 posts) -

Significantly hyped.

#43 Posted by SolidTy (43887 posts) -

@remiks00 said:

@lostrib said:

Like 0 hype

@Pikminmaniac said:

None hype

@freedomfreak said:

Not hyped.

@system-reboot said:

my hype is -10/10. not even 0.

i fall sleep when i was watching a gameplay.

@Salt_The_Fries said:

@lostrib said:

Like 0 hype

@seanmcloughlin said:

Not hyped even a little. I will try it just to see what the fuss is about though

Wait... you have to pre-order to play the Beta? hah! Fuck that

@ninjapirate2000 said:

My hype is it a cool 2.

I played multiplayer in Alpha it sucked.

Pretty much what me & @SolidTy experienced. The gameplay was not exciting... Maybe the beta will change it? Not holding my breath though

Same man. :)

I can see the mass appeal (or at least what ACTI and Bungie are going for), but as of the Destiny Alpha, color me unimpressed. I'm going to give the Beta a shake soon enough though.

#44 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10607 posts) -

It's a beta so....marginally hyped? Really the only thing I'm looking forward to is seeing Destiny on a platform that isn't the PS4.

#45 Posted by lundy86_4 (43571 posts) -

I have no interest in the beta. I'm pretty interested in the game.

#46 Posted by getyeryayasout (7607 posts) -

I didn't get into the Alpha so I'm looking forward to the Destiny Beta, but I don't know if I'd say I was hyped.

Looking at this thread though, I'm wondering if Destiny might not meet Activision's sales expectations. Market it all you want, but I see lots of apathy when it comes to Destiny, and that's the kiss of death for any product.

#47 Edited by madskills6117 (4023 posts) -

After playing the alpha I'm definitely hyped for the beta. It will carry me until the last of us remastered is released.

#48 Posted by gago-gago (9542 posts) -

This beta is a make it or break it for me and it's a deciding a factor which edition of the game I'll be game sharing. Bungie have made AAA games in a row. So I assume this will also have the same quality. Hopefully Sony's shooter curse didn't affect Bungie's ability to make a quality shooter since it seems like the PS4 is the lead system.

#49 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16703 posts) -

@ghostwarrior786 said:

@R4gn4r0k said:

Is there a singleplayer ?

I've never played Halo online much either. I've always enjoyed its campaign and co-op more.

it has a campaign yes and u can play through the whole of it individually but its online only, u must be connect to the net at all times

Ok, but it sounds like I'll be missing out on a lot by playing this SP and not doing co-op or online ?

#50 Posted by silversix_ (14819 posts) -

lots of hate toward Destiny on SW holy shit