Amps wrote: Wally wrote:
It has to be said, I've got a bad feeling about it TBH - everything I've seen so far points to it being a lukewarm experience
1) No early press reviews - while it's more common these days and can be used to generate buzz, it's also the sign of someone who doesn't believe in their product. They've also put out a press release saying "early reviews won't experience the game properly" which is code for "if they says it's shit, they're idiots <take ball home>".
2) It's MP only - there's a _lot_ of people who don't care for MP games and all the shit they bring - when they work properly they are majestic but generally the killer to filler ratio isn't high enough.
3) The core shooting gameplay is nothing new - it's been done hundreds of times before - the USP of it (it's a console MMO!) is kind of meh - MMO's are dead on PC except for Warcraft. They also take years and years of effort which the console crowd won't put in. They'll move onto the next COD as soon as it comes out which will fuck Destiny as it's a one trick pony.
4) Some of the videos I've seen of it have some of the most cliched, awful game design choices in them - the magic barrier that stops you progressing until you've killed X enemies - bleugh.
I'll be keeping an eye on it but I'm sceptical.