DESTINY beta is live, thoughts and impressions

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#1 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (5811 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

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#2 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Like 0 hype

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#4 Posted by freedomfreak (49811 posts) -

Not hyped.

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#5 Edited by SYSTEM-REBOOT (658 posts) -

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

i fall sleep when i was watching a gameplay.

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#6 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (12477 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Like 0 hype

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#7 Edited by ninjapirate2000 (3347 posts) -

My hype is it a cool 2.

I played multiplayer in Alpha it sucked.

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#9 Edited by stizzal13 (609 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries said:

@lostrib said:

Like 0 hype

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#10 Edited by Snugenz (13388 posts) -

@Stringerboy said:

Hyped because there's **** 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.

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#11 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

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

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#12 Edited by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 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! **** that

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#14 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11194 posts) -

None hype

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#15 Posted by APiranhaAteMyVa (3749 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

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#16 Posted by finalstar2007 (27911 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.

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#17 Posted by freedomfreak (49811 posts) -
@seanmcloughlin said:

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

Public for Ps3 and Ps4 the 17th.

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

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#18 Posted by finalstar2007 (27911 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

@seanmcloughlin said:

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

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#19 Posted by freedomfreak (49811 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.

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#20 Edited by remiks00 (3791 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! **** 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

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#21 Posted by foxhound_fox (96695 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.

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#23 Posted by R4gn4r0k (26943 posts) -

Is there a singleplayer ?

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

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#24 Posted by Zen_Light (2143 posts) -

Very hyped. Can't wait.

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#25 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (5811 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! **** 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! **** 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

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#26 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 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

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#27 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

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

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#28 Edited by jg4xchamp (61445 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.

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#29 Edited by Ballroompirate (25868 posts) -

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

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#30 Posted by DEadliNE-Zero0 (6607 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.

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#32 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 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

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#33 Edited by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

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

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#34 Posted by jg4xchamp (61445 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.

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#35 Posted by silversix_ (26347 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.

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#36 Posted by cainetao11 (32498 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?

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#37 Edited by jg4xchamp (61445 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.

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#38 Edited by Zen_Light (2143 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.

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#39 Posted by cainetao11 (32498 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.

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#40 Posted by DivineSword (15838 posts) -

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

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#41 Posted by Zen_Light (2143 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.

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#42 Posted by Dire_Weasel (16681 posts) -

Significantly hyped.

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#43 Posted by SolidTy (49991 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! **** 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.

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#44 Posted by R3FURBISHED (12360 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.

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#45 Posted by lundy86_4 (48577 posts) -

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

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#46 Posted by getyeryayasout (11458 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.

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#47 Edited by madskills6117 (4156 posts) -

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

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#48 Posted by gago-gago (12009 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.

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#49 Posted by R4gn4r0k (26943 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 ?

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#50 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

lots of hate toward Destiny on SW holy shit