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By Jess McDonell | @JessMcDonell and Edmond Tran | @EdmondTran on August 20, 2015 at 12:40PM PDT
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LOL .... game of the year?! Look, I still play destiny and I think its okay but in my opinion the only way it can win game of the year is because of the sparse amount of new game out. <<See the latest video from The Point for more clarification>>
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Destiny is pretty far out, i think it maybe does deserve some recognition, its a little weak in areas to some, samey even to me, but its different from the rest, dare i say even epic in scale and what the devs have brought to the gaming table after with loads of dlc....before you slam me, if any of you do, id be interested to know what game you thought should have been goty.
Destiny is a good game. Yes. GOTY. No. It doesn't bring anything that is new or innovative that I can't find anywhere else. I like the gameplay but the story is severely lacking. GOTY are supposed to be near perfect. Not perfect after a year of release. If you only had one game to have someone play to get them into video games, not just fps, would you really choose Destiny over some of those other choices. I'll be waiting until next spring for my PS4 if i'll still want it that late.
Hm, i agree not a goty title, but... to say it lacks story is to say you ignored the story. Sure, it isn't told to you up front, much of it lies in grimiore, but then again, you are playing a dead guy who ceased living hundreds of years ago... the theat of the darkness you already know, the happenings since your demise and up to resurrection you wouldn't know unless the game sat you down to be lectured by dingle bot... would make it really boring, and last I checked you are ti be a guardian, not a historian.
But does ot really bring nothing? The emphasis on teamwork to explkre the storyline is nice, and the "ai" of the mobs is leaps and bounds better than that of prior titles in their bag.
Bad?no, and hardly perfect. The issue is thag there is much, almost too much that needs work. It has potential, and it is clear theh should have had better consultations from somebody in the MMO genre. No matter how much they want to not call it an MMO, it is, and somebody from that field could have advised them on how to dangle carrots.
Bungie has stated themselves that there is a huge lack or story. How you can defend that mindlessly is a feat in itself. game does not deserve got by any means. The game that was originally released was crap. the only thing that's kind of helped it is the dlc which doesn't count towards the goty. So NO this game did not deserve it by any means.
No, there is story, plenty of lore, if anything is lacking it is the willingness to read something rather than have it voice acted for you. Ff14 is slowly learning this lesson and integrating more and more voice acting for all the script.
Again, I am not saying it should have gotten goty, in fact I argue that point, what I am saying is that there IS lore... a whole novel of it, it is simply in an inconvenient place and inconvenient format. To be fair... Halo did not have half of the lore... but what it did have was all voice acted (unless you delved into lore from previous media that few really knew of.) It's funny how these CoD/Halo kids only care about multilayer, but when destiny comes out and isn't an xbox exclusive they suddenly attack "lore".... perhaps, and I am by no means defending the award, the goty is judged in a more objective manner rather than popularity or fanboyism or other subjective methods.... perhaps....
There are other awards out there, does this really need to have you so angrily demonstrative?
@Mirimon78: You are defending having to go out side of the gaming environment to READ about what is inside of the game? Really? You know why they did that right? 1. Advertising, because they spent $500 million and came out with what they did. 2. Biting off more than they could chew by catering to the last gen consoles.
Do you think it just pertains to Destiny, or would you accept it from every game from here on out for having to read cards about what is what in a game? Because by defending it, people like yourself are doing just that. Allowing devs to become extremely lazy. They already get away with murder with the proverbial "would you want us to release an unfinished product?" to justify all the delays and push backs that occur anymore. I see a release date and don't even plan on it being that anymore, a NES game doing that? VERY RARE did that ever happen.
You wanna read cards and defend this game, well then you are allowing devs to get away with it in the future. If you don't complain, then devs would continue to steal out money, the way I feel with this game. I will never download a game digitally anymore or buy a season pass because of this game.
Your complaints are likely to not be heard... an absence of money though would speak volumes. That said... several nes games saw much delay, the fact is the general public weren't as publicized to concerning every aspect of a title. Many still came with nothing inside, no instruction, simply play it and figure it out (hence the age of nintendo power and other paper periodicals on game specifics).
As for destiny, a game in which the entirety of the story was NOT GOING TO BE KNOWN until it happens because it is but the beginning of a larger picture, it gave sufficient lore and play. Actually, many games considered top of the list had less than this on their first go... one could even argue the points within, taking them apart without knowing the title and upon judgment and following revelation of the title you might be surprised.
Don't like it, that's fine, but there is no need to scream at others who do like it.
Destiny wins a pretty sizable GOTY award....
suck it, gaming hipsters.
That's just depressing.
@Cowbie: Well ya gotta remember, what game actually came out last year? Rehashing of old titles. It's not really that big of a win in a year that COD, Battlefield, Killzone and whatever titles that have been released several times over. It isn't a good game. Well, it was for about 2 months, I just came across a kid posting about spending 1,700 hours playing. I just saw a video of a guy carving out caves worth $1,000,000 and spent 900 hours doing a big room in it... sad life that kid has.
I hope that Uncharted has a happy ending. I love the series and anything sad involving my 3 favourite characters might make me feel bitter when replaying the other titles.
Goes to show how bad the first year was. Were there good games sprinkled about? Yes, but to deem Destiny GOTY expresses what a shi.tty year we had.
2016 cant get here any sooner.
@Burriscold: I refer to my ps4 as a paper weight.
I think Destiny is a good game.... I wish I have an Xbox One :(
I think I might have lost faith in gaming after hearing this. CD Projekt Red save us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@doppelgaenger: I was thinking the same thing.
I like Destiny and still pay it with my friends. But it is definitely not GOTY.
Destiny doesn't deserve game of the year
@Kendojin: Good game but not close to GOTY
@REfan1987@Kendojin: what would be your goty ?
Next up: divergent for best picture..
@mark95885456: Don't you mean best picture, best actor/actress, best supporting actor/actress, and best music, lol.
Anddd there's your proof of why the field was so weak this year
Inb4 all the people who say they asked Squeenix to remake FF7.
And Destiny isn't as bad as everyone thinks. It's bad in a lot of ways and not GOTY, but I'm enjoying the raids and PvP until Bloodborne comes out.
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I guess this years line up of games just sucked if Destiny was the game they chose. Don't get me wrong. Destiny has very solid game mechanics, and mix that with some multiplayer aspects and you have a solid game that catches peoples attention. Its just the game lacks, in my imagination what I call a soul. No memorable characters are present in destiny, and the way the story is presented in the game leaves a lot to be wanted. When I played mass effect I felt the deaths of characters such as Mordin with aching sadness. When I played Skyrim I was awed by both the scope, and the beauty of the world. In Destiny I felt like some space warrior fighting for, I don't know! The human populace that we were supposed to be protecting, I never had the opportunity to meet, supposedly they were down their at the bottom of the tower fighting everyday just to survive. The mentors in the tower just sell stuff, and tell me and some other companions to go kill stuff(usually on another planet), and we do that come back and get a reward.Where is the anguish,despair,happiness that we saved lives? Destiny for all of its awesome game mechanics just lacked emotion, and purpose in game. That is why I believe destiny just does not fit the bill for the Game of the Year. I still hope they eventually improve it and add these things, but until then all I can do is, well in my case some more homework.
@dominicfren: Couldn't agree more! I still keep coming back to the game, though. But that is only because I enjoy the mechanics (and PvP). Not much for the lore and its ”world”, which I agree feels flat and restricted. You don't get the impression that you are operating in a big open game world. It all feels like instances of levels with rather narrow paths to go in between more open areas that are still quite small compared to MMO games such as WoW. When I first heard about Destiny I was thinking/hoping it would have a more ”open world” feel to it. Unfortunately that is not the case, at least not as it is currently.
@star-affinity@dominicfren: Pretty much the same way I felt about Destiny, I only plated the beta and then decided to return my pre-order. In earlier descriptions it sounded like a big open world and you roam around and occasionally run into players when you're near some location of interest, at which time you can join them and go through that location. That's how it sounded to me with all the shared world and non-traditional multiplayer. It totally didn't feel that way when I actually played it, and even if we forget about the multiplayer completely, I was very put off by the small areas.
Nice tshirt Jess! Where did you get it?
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I'd rather drink from a septic tank than spend a dime on the POS that is called Destiny.
@Undertow207: Would you drink from a septic tank? i dont play FPS but i rather play that:-)
has anyone seem "homelessgamer" around :( i miss my buddy
@suppaphly42: I haven't been around much for the last few weeks but I'm wondering the same thing.