I didn't spend much money actually, bought a bunch of 75% off deals on pcpartpicker so there's no buyers remorse or rationalizing. I just want to sit down and have fun for half an hour playing a game, I stress playing. Not sitting staring at forced cutscenes, not watching, not looking at menus, not listening to dialogue, not being forced to walk at minimum speed down linear corridors, not shooting the same enemy in the face over and over again. How Destiny got good reviews is mindblowing, you literally do the exact same thing over and over. Unreal Tournament in high school was more fun. It was challenging with variety and frantic gameplay. Destiny is a loot grind.... wooh, fun! Halo 1 I could play the multiplayer for days, you couldn't pay me to play Destiny.
@DragonfireXZ95: but it's not that repetitive compared to most games. The character customization is complex and I've created multiple builds that are unique and destroy the competition. The balance in the mechanics works such that intelligence and adaptability provide for varied gameplay. The idea of repetitively killing mobs and lane fighting isn't the reality, I run around all over the map teleporting and sneaking up on opponents. Flying out of nowhere in team fights to save the day, change the course of battle, save my teammates, stun the enemies, when they all engage I retreat then my teammates attack, then I'll attack flank quickly and we'll destroy them all in one fell swoop. I don't jungle and I don't attack mobs because I don't want to and the game allows for that. Varied strategies and gameplay not possible in other games today. Maybe I'll heal this round, maybe I'll carry, maybe I'll be an assassin, maybe I'll be an initiator. This all possible with 1 single character in the game in 1 round, there are thousands of play styles and hundreds of abilities to experiment with. Item sets, runes, spells all allow for varied strategy. The meta game is constantly changing and there is no one repetitive dominant strategy.
I get why you think it's dumb, I'd rather play NHL 16 but you can't even play that game without lag and the programming is so terrible there are numerous glitches and exploits. It gets worse each year. You can't even make a straight pass to your teammate, the programmers are increasing quantity/complexity while the quality of that content continually decreases. Each year they try to push the players more and more into HUT where it's microtransaction pay to win in a fully priced annual cycle retail game that costs money to pay for psn+ to play. 3 levels of cash grabbing nonsense. It's effecting the entire industry. Assassins Creed 1 and 2 were lightyears ahead of the new releases. It happened to Bioware as well. From prolific legendary status to a joke. Daggerfall and Morrowind were near masterpieces, Skyrim makes me sad. Fallout 2 was the impetus for hundreds of game, Fallout 4 is just pathetic. I can't think of many studios that are increasing in quality and fun gameplay over the years.