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7/27/2014 10:21:34 PM
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I'm actually very disappointed

Disclaimer: Before I go into detail as to why I am disappointed, I would like to point out that Destiny is a very fun game. I have had more fun playing the alpha and the beta than I have in any game for years. It is a world I want to get lost in, to explore it's secrets and I will still buy the game when it releases, and the expansions as well. But I am disappointed by the hype that Bungie has been feeding into this game since it's unveiling at E3 2013. I've been following Destiny ever since this point. I remember when Bungie told us that any place we could see, we could go to. This led me to believe that Destiny's location would be massive, giant places. Comparable to play spaces like Skyrim. Maybe I was expecting too much. Maybe I was hyped too much. But when I entered Old Russia for the first time, and found out that if I tried to go to that mountain in the distance, the same one Bungie told me I could explore back in 2013, that I would hit an invisible wall and fall into a death zone I was disappointed. The play spaces in Destiny disappoint me. Old Russia feels bland and uninteresting, and it is quite small. Nearly all of the caves are carbon copies of each other and not much exploration can be done, as there are the main focal point of each area, the Skywatch Building, the boats in Forgotten Shore, but there isn't any point to try and explore the small copied caves littering the playspace except to find an occasional respawning chest. The only places in Old Russia that are of any interest to explore are the areas the story funnels you into, the places you are supposed to go. Bunker RAS-2 and The Grottos I guarantee are going to part of the story somehow. My point is, Explore mode should be renamed to Farm mode, because you don't go into the caves to explore them, because they are too small, you go into that mode to farm glimmer and loot. Exploring in Destiny is not what I expected it to be, not in the least. I did enjoy the Moon though. Even if the above ground space was extremely small, the underground space in Hellmouth was quite large for a single place, with at least 3 or so places blocked off inside. The Moon is interesting, so interesting. But it suffers from the same problem as Old Russia, copied caves and really the only place to explore is Hellmouth. I was met with invisible walls and death screens time and time again, trying to go and truly explore the moon. Also, from the ViDoc Pathways into Darkness, Bungie showed gameplay footage of a place on Earth that was not Old Russia. The color palette was different and it was littered with pine trees, it looked quite similar to the type of area the pvp map Rusted Lands is in, which would lead me to believe it is in the Eastern Flood Zone. However with the recent revelation that at launch each planet will only have one explorable zone, it looks like we will have to wait until an expansion comes to be able to "Explore" this area. This also disappoints me because it leads me to believe that there is more content, done and finished, but Bungie/Activision won't put into the "finished" game. It makes me feel that the large living world of Destiny will have to be paid for with several post launch expansions. But I feel like all of this extra content should have and could have been put into the released version. But knowing Activision, I don't know why I expected anything different. I understand that things change during the developmental process of games, but if Bungie had kept its promise of a large, explorable, living world of Destiny, where players could go as far as the eye could see, a truly massive gameplay experience, I would not have cared if Destiny was delayed until 2016, hell I wouldn't have cared if Destiny was delayed until they finished it, however long that took. Instead we get a very fun game, but one that fails to deliver on what it promised to be, groundbreaking.
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  • Could not agree more, amen to this.
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    • Very point. I agree 100%
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    • Perfectly said. My feelings exactly. I'm so pissed right now I can't even begin to explain what a bunch of lying pricks bungie is. It's sickening they pulled this shit on what could've been one of the greatest games ever
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    • Edited by thatguysteve: 7/27/2014 10:36:36 PM
      It seems like an awful waste to use just one part of an entire planet. Maybe if all of the level elements were more spread out it would seem bigger. I do not mind the compact size though. While it detracts from the scale and atmosphere it is more fun and action packed. It's like IKEA map design. Bungie needs to add lots of little discoverable secrets, maybe some wandering NPC's, and more public events. The latter sold me on this game. Go Bungie!
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    • Agreed.
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    • Totally agreed. I am going to get the real game and if I manage to find all the areas super quickly I am discarding the game and never playing a game Bungie develops ever again. I am tired of Bungie lying to us and overhyping games in videos. They did it with ODST, Reach and now this game. It is insulting to your fanbase when you do this and expect us not to notice or care. Honestly, how much more disrespectful can you get?
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      • Agreed. Only fanboys would defend Bungie's E3 2013 lies. That or they didn't see the demo where they said that you could explore a lot more.
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      • Edited by BefitNeptune: 7/27/2014 11:00:26 PM
        Awww QQ. My beta was bland. All you people bitching are amazing. Dont like the game? Then shut up and don't buy it. I dont want my shared world experience with yall anyway. If you want what bungie first described then go play a MMO on the computer and pay a monthly sub.
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        • Nicely said I completely agree!
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        • So Instead of Multiple planets they should have just had all of the game on the same planet so you can walk from one end to the other. This is a beta test. We haven't even able to explore much of the area in Russia.
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          • Guys its a beta. What did you expect? You probably will be able to do all they have said in the actual game, but since this is a beta, there's not going to be much to it. Every beta ever made didn't have all promised features, but later on they did, well at least most of them. My point is,this is a beta. Its not supposed to be fully equipped with all of the promised features and stuff like that, its just to test on how the game is. I love this beta and its awesome. So if you don't like it, don't buy the game when it comes out.
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            • Agree with op and I knew the said you could go anywhere you see. Its a big let down for me but I'm gonna purchase it because there's no other games to play
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            • Edited by Offstar1029: 7/27/2014 11:26:30 PM
              Just so you know he confirmed that each planet is a destination not a location and never said there is only one per planet.
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              • Couldn't agree more, not to mention how pathetic the pvp is in the current condition. I'm sad I was so hyped on this game
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                • Yea I am disappointed too. They lied about that
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                • because its a beta
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                • Completely agree.
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                  "This led me to believe that Destiny's location would be massive, giant places. Comparable to play spaces like Skyrim." Skyrim is just one whole map and took years to develop similar to other games. Destiny has different areas that are "divided" within each planet. Think about it this way, if the map of Skyrim was split into 4 different land masses, would it have been any different?
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                  • I agree completely, and I hope everyone including Bungie sees this post.
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                  • I mostly agree with this but, at the same time we should just enjoy the game for what it offers at the moment.
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                    • You understand that a Beta isn't the full game, right?
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                    • Edited by Rascus98: 7/28/2014 1:31:48 AM
                      Why is everyone bitching about content this and level layouts and missions when it is a beta? This is just a sliver of the full game. Why are people complaining about the beta of a game? All I see is complaining about PvP and if things are gonna transfer over, layout of the stages, and for -blam!- I even heard complaining abut the story! Holy Shit how stupid can you be for complaining about the story on a beta? If you don't like the game don't buy it, And leave the rest of us who love what the game has shone us so far, and are gonna play the Shit out of it. Whoever complains about PvP are just the ones that suck at it. Sheesh. -_-
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                      • A beta isn't the full version. It isn't alpha, it isn't RC, it's beta.
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                        • When they said that anywhere you could see you could go. They were actually saying that those are physical areas that could be used at a later time and not painted backdrops. We can't go there now but might later.
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                          • Unfortunately, I agree. So much of this game makes absolutely no sense. Massively multiplayer: why? We can't communicate with one another. It's next to impossible to build fire teams with random players. We bounce in and out of one another's games for no apparent reason. Multiple worlds to explore: why? Every environment they've shown us could exist on Earth. Even the 'moon' environment could be replaced by Arizona, or New Mexico. At least then we could explain why the gravity's the same everywhere we go. I hope we're proven wrong.
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                            • http://www.techterms.com/definition/beta_software
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