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Has some sort of "anti-hype" been created for Destiny?

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mZuzek said:

This happens to any overhyped game. EDIT: that doesn't live up to expectations, of course. (Though sometimes expectations are unreachable)

GTAV was overhyped too but still got great critical response. I think this has more to do with the whole MS - Sony competition and that many people are disappionted that this bungie game is not an xbox exclusive. If this was Halo 5: Destiny everyone would be calling a "generation defining game".



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Roberto10 said:

GTAV was overhyped too but still got great critical response. I think this has more to do with the whole MS - Sony competition and that many people are disappionted that this bungie game is not an xbox exclusive. If this was Halo 5: Destiny everyone would be calling a "generation defining game".

Well, it's fairly simple - GTA V met expectations, Destiny didn't.



Roberto10 said:

So game scores aren't objective? I mean if a site rates the game should it take into accout the hype as well or give the game the score it deserves?


What I'm trying to say is that cod games get 90ish metacritic scores year after year but destiny gets 75 even if according to most people who've tried it say that it's better than any cod (I haven't played it so I don't have an opinion). So the critical response as you say is backlash against the hype... I'm not buying it, sorry.


Of course game scores aren't objective. A review, by definition is subjective. Obviously expectations come into play...this is nothing new, and it isn't really much of a problem (usually).

PS: CoD Ghosts got a 73...lets hope that this is a sign that reviewers will no longer give a free pass to CoD, just because it delivers exactly what they expect.



Roberto10 said:
NightDragon83 said:
small44 said:
Just like Call of duty

The difference is COD doesn't try to pretend it's the biggest thing since sliced bread every year... everyone knows exactly what they're getting when they pick up the annual COD installment, same as Madden and FIFA.

When you have a new IP that's being advertised as the next big thing, and the story makes the average COD campaign look like an Oscar worthy script while the multiplayer does nothing that every single shooter since COD4 hasn't already done, that's a recipe for some serious disappointment and backlash against the hype.

So game scores aren't objective? I mean if a site rates the game should it take into accout the hype as well or give the game the score it deserves?


What I'm trying to say is that cod games get 90ish metacritic scores year after year but destiny gets 75 even if according to most people who've tried it say that it's better than any cod (I haven't played it so I don't have an opinion). So the critical response as you say is backlash against the hype... I'm not buying it, sorry.

No, you have it backwards.  The backlash against the hype for Destiny is a result of the honest critical reviews of the game, not the other way around.

I for one am glad that we didn't see 90+ scores across the board for this game as we've sometimes seen for massive hyped games of this caliber, because then gaming journalists wouldn't have a leg to stand on.



On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.

People have become jaded since most AAA games fail to deliver what they promise.