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Discuss all things Destiny.

Edited by Steven: 9/13/2014 3:22:25 PM
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UPDATE: Destiny is nothing but a hollow shell of what it could be. Bungie, you should be ashamed. Initially, I was quite excited for Destiny. But I'm surrounded quite often by Indie game developers and have picked up on some things when it comes to PR. That said, Bungie has tried really hard not to refer to this experience as an MMO, and has gone on about this being "Your story." The more they speak on that though, the more I think they're relying on your imagination as opposed to an actual storyline. I.e the way you defeated a boss and fought through legions of foes just to get there. And sure that's an experience you can share with your friends, but it seems also entirely misleading. My decision to enter a cave curiously and go exploring, is not a story. And neither is the wonderment I have of what happened there, before I entered. As a writer, I play games for the story. Not one I created myself, but one that the writers have built overtop the programming and mechanics, etc. And unless Bungie can prove me wrong about this, I'm growing increasingly hesitant of investing my time into this game world. Being brave is not enough. ((Discuss))
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  • [quote]UPDATE: Destiny is nothing but a hollow shell of what it could be. Bungie, you should be ashamed. Initially, I was quite excited for Destiny. But I'm surrounded quite often by Indie game developers and have picked up on some things when it comes to PR. That said, Bungie has tried really hard not to refer to this experience as an MMO, and has gone on about this being "Your story." The more they speak on that though, the more I think they're relying on your imagination as opposed to an actual storyline. I.e the way you defeated a boss and fought through legions of foes just to get there. And sure that's an experience you can share with your friends, but it seems also entirely misleading. My decision to enter a cave curiously and go exploring, is not a story. And neither is the wonderment I have of what happened there, before I entered. As a writer, I play games for the story. Not one I created myself, but one that the writers have built overtop the programming and mechanics, etc. And unless Bungie can prove me wrong about this, I'm growing increasingly hesitant of investing my time into this game world. Being brave is not enough. ((Discuss))[/quote] The thing about this game is that it is goin to have two others to it. I know it sucks but the reason the story want all there was because it wasn't supposed to be. It's going to be told through three games
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    • yeah, Destiny has the worst story I've seen in games in a long time. Thank god gameplay is awesome and there's hope Bungie will improve in future expansions after all this backlash
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    • Edited by Steven: 9/14/2014 7:33:39 AM
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    • UPDATE: Destiny is nothing but a hollow shell of what it could be. Yes, the combat is fun, but seriously, we had four cut scenes and you relied too much on Dinklage! And in spite of doing various jobs for the "Queen", we saw her twice. She was actually interesting! Bungie, you should be ashamed. Look at this thread and all the people who had so much faith in you to be so much more. You just gave them the middle finger, Bungie. Good job.
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      • The story and lore is all there but its up to you the player to find it and enjoy it if that's your choice
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      • Nooooo, im sure there's no story to this game. There's no [i]lore[/i] or anything; all those grimoire cards are probably nothing. Joe Staten probably just spun around in office chair all day, and had nothing to do with any kind of [i]story[/i]. [spoiler]sarcasm[/spoiler]
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      • I posted similarly in feedback about my story concerns from the moment I heard you are wielding "light" and you have to fight the "darkness." The story has the potential of being very bland and extremely derivative. The Hive feel like a plague brought down upon the universe by the darkness. The Fallen who fell victim to their own hubris and whose own solar system may have been wiped out by the darkness and want to take earth and the light for themselves. Any house to do so would rule them all. Cabal typical fascists Space Military force. Live for conquest. Probably following around the other factions to kill more. Vex probably want the Traveler's tech or something. They could make an interesting story but the storytelling seems it could be more boring than not. I found Halo extremely boring and Cortana was the only thing in that game I actually cared for. In Destiny your Ghost isn't very lovable. Not yet. I'd like more interaction in the cut scenes with people who have faces. It is refreshing to not be wearing a helmet in the tower. Also want my character to show emotion with it's inhabitants between missions and through story arcs. Perhaps give a reason to such a limited selection of face mats. Every male skin looks the same. I'm not saying I don't like the story but I agree with the Original Post and am weary for the future. I also hope in the third game something crucial happens and you get to have each Guardian choose either dark or light. Not really but the underground caverns of Uranus may be a bit more daunting if there were open world PvP LvD in the mix.
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      • Most Games with a story mode built in around multiplayer are very linear. I'm looking forward to doing the story in Destiny its going to be Awesome!
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        • Edited by Black Eye Hawk: 8/27/2013 9:11:43 PM
          A well thought out post. True, Bungie just might be selling us a smokescreen, and all we are left with is an online Skyrim of sorts with nothing to explore but dungeons on far away planets, having our own private loot stream and playing with friends with raids. Wait a minute, that does not sound that bad. What you need to keep in mind is even if the story is flat and bland, which I seriously doubt as we are talking about the creators of the Halo universe, the other aspects of the game will make it unique, especially true when it comes to console gaming. Taking all this into account, and you are looking at least a "unique" experience for each and everyone of us. The imagination of the Bungie community is vast, colorful and above all, it's creative. Bungie listens, and when it comes down to it, Bungie never lets down its own. Be brave is half the story; you need some faith to go along with it.
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            • [quote]Initially, I was quite excited for Destiny. But I'm surrounded quite often by Indie game developers and have picked up on some things when it comes to PR. That said, Bungie has tried really hard not to refer to this experience as an MMO, and has gone on about this being "Your story." The more they speak on that though, the more I think they're relying on your imagination as opposed to an actual storyline. I.e the way you defeated a boss and fought through legions of foes just to get there. And sure that's an experience you can share with your friends, but it seems also entirely misleading. My decision to enter a cave curiously and go exploring, is not a story. And neither is the wonderment I have of what happened there, before I entered. As a writer, I play games for the story. Not one I created myself, but one that the writers have built overtop the programming and mechanics, etc. And unless Bungie can prove me wrong about this, I'm growing increasingly hesitant of investing my time into this game world. Being brave is not enough. ((Discuss))[/quote] Are you an Asshole
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            • There will be plenty of story. We have only tasted but morsel of this wonderful game. Yes, Bungie wants us to 'create our own story' but by this, they mean for us to each have our own experiences within the game. They want us to go talk to a friend or co-worker the next day and say 'you won't believe what happened to me yesterday!' Destiny is about becoming legend in your own way and style. No guardians experience will be exactly the same. To conclude, Bungie has crafted a magnificent game that focuses on giving you a story where you can fill in all those little gaps in between the main story with experiences that vary from guardian to guardian. Thank you to all who read. -Ex
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              • Playing the beta, it's fun, sure. But it's looking more like I was on to something in this thread, given how little story there seems to be. So far, it's literally go here and fight this thing, and then we'll talk and you can go do it again.
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              • If they add a story I'd like an interactive one, not a set one. Although it would quite likely be set, knowing bungie and their not wanting players to feel like they're life is ruined when they made the wrong choice ealier in the game.
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              • An interesting read, but I seriously inquire as to whether you have ever played a Bungie game Steven...
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                • Im guessing there will still be a story though because there are cutscenes and in a game like skyrim there are never cutscenes
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                • bump
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                • there are a story, Destiny's main story is we defeated the aliens, but then, it's also about you, about your skills, which path you take, what you have you done to make it successful, it's not what someone would do, it's about what YOU do..
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                  • Don't worry OP. Whatever criticisms you have will quickly be snuffed out by the rampant fanboyism and blatant ignorance of the idiots populating these forums.
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                    • i think you really like cinematic, linear games a good one that's coming out is the order 1886, it looks very promising
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                      • Started a new topic: we will be ok(4 Replies))

                      • Don't worry My friend I assure you there will be a (main) story
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                        • I hate to judge but posts like these are full of ignorance. Do you really believe that destiny is going to JUST be about your character creating his own experience? No, of course not. There will obviously be. A main storyline and that is already well known. Bungie is just trying to us to think about this game as more than just an FPS with a "campaign". Rest assured, this game will be everything you ever wanted.
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                          • [b]I guess you missed the part about a team of 8+ writers including Joe Staten and the editor of Sci-Fi for Tor working on the story and lore of Destiny for years now.[/b] Destiny will be far from two dimensional or shallow and will have a deep "context" surrounding it.
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                            • Why would they give away more important story elements a year ahead of time? How about this, who was the masked man? Don't even get me started on what left to be learned about the traveler. Who was the outlaw awoken? How will your guardian become a hero? Why would that pay a team of writers for a game with no story? Why create such a rich backstory such as the building of the wall and whatnot only to make a game with no story?
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                              • The reason it seems like that is because the game is still in development and they want you to use your imagination to think about the game without needing to reveal [u]any[/u] crucial factors of the storyline. It's quite clever in my opinion.
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