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bigtakilla said:
Your personal enjoyment is great, and at the end of the day that's all a game has to deliver to you. But while it does a lot of things well, it fails to do anything on a greater scale than what can be provided elsewhere in the eyes of reviewers. That's where the 5s and 7s come in.

It's the jack of all trades but the master of none.

I saw the Jack of all trades/master of none comment in the polygon review and it's quite silly from them to be honest. You can only say that if there is another game that attempts to blend the genre of gamming(trades) like Destiny did and then did better in some extent than Destiny to provide a better experience(master).

As I see it, there exists no such game like Destiny. There is no game that provides a similar holistic experience. What Destiny tried to do, they were first to (I had a friend who told me MAG tried a bit but it was just masses playing online), so you can say they didn't master their subject. Destiny isn't trying to be like borderlands or world of warcraft... it is trying to be something different and provides a differnet experience than both.

A reviewer like Polygon (and the 5-6 others who gave it 60% or less - Okay, only level.nu gave it less but you get my point) are just doing the same thing... comparing the game with what they want it to be... The game delivers on its promise (it's a fun and addictive game that's logging in record number of hours on current gen). It isn't just me... when playing online... I've rarely found people as involved and engaged in playing... it's nice and enjoyable. :)



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The game is absolutely amazing.

Over 50 hours already.



if a reviewer made a review after just 6-7h of playing he would be flamed to all hell (by op aswell I guess)



the destiny reviews are good, the most in the same area and the metascore isnt destroyed by outliners



I can feel myself slowly forming a theory of what I want from fps that places the Halo series at the heart of much of what I hate about modern gaming (Referring to the single player). So I'm not someone who agrees with most reviews out there.

Halo has so much love that I'm left with little choice but to conclude that the critical issue with the review system is that reviews tend to be by people who have similar opinions to the masses and I don't... or maybe everyone but me has been paid off.



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6 hours from someone who dont know much about FPS.
This actually shows the advantages of reviewing system lol.



There are a lot flaws in your OP...
Not going to write a paragraph, a one line should be enough to understand!



Never said:
I can feel myself slowly forming a theory of what I want from fps that places the Halo series at the heart of much of what I hate about modern gaming (Referring to the single player). So I'm not someone who agrees with most reviews out there.

Halo has so much love that I'm left with little choice but to conclude that the critical issue with the review system is that reviews tend to be by people who have similar opinions to the masses and I don't... or maybe everyone but me has been paid off.

Oh, come on. People paid off... That's too much. Is it that hard to accept Halo did something right? And a lot of people love it. Who cares if you don't like it. You don't like it. You got your own tastes. But don't say people are paid off with everything you don't agree with.

I hate the Bayformers movies. They don't do the series the proper way. But guess what, millions love explosions, so they keep on going. I just hope they'll eventually make a movie that is more like the show. And less piss jokes.



I was calling it, seeing as it is an copy of a 7+ year old pc game



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Shoestar said:
bigtakilla said:
Your personal enjoyment is great, and at the end of the day that's all a game has to deliver to you. But while it does a lot of things well, it fails to do anything on a greater scale than what can be provided elsewhere in the eyes of reviewers. That's where the 5s and 7s come in.

It's the jack of all trades but the master of none.

I saw the Jack of all trades/master of none comment in the polygon review and it's quite silly from them to be honest. You can only say that if there is another game that attempts to blend the genre of gamming(trades) like Destiny did and then did better in some extent than Destiny to provide a better experience(master).

As I see it, there exists no such game like Destiny. There is no game that provides a similar holistic experience. What Destiny tried to do, they were first to (I had a friend who told me MAG tried a bit but it was just masses playing online), so you can say they didn't master their subject. Destiny isn't trying to be like borderlands or world of warcraft... it is trying to be something different and provides a differnet experience than both.

A reviewer like Polygon (and the 5-6 others who gave it 60% or less - Okay, only level.nu gave it less but you get my point) are just doing the same thing... comparing the game with what they want it to be... The game delivers on its promise (it's a fun and addictive game that's logging in record number of hours on current gen). It isn't just me... when playing online... I've rarely found people as involved and engaged in playing... it's nice and enjoyable. :)

The problem with the bolded statement is that there are many games that Destiny is like, but it's a mashup of all of them. Destiny does a lot of things that other games have already done (Halo, Mass Effect, Borderlands, Diablo, etc.). It just tries to put all of these familiar elements together, but many believe it doesn't put them together very well, and each of the elements it tries to copy and blend together are generally done better by the very games that it takes those elements from. Thus the "jack of all trades, master of none" statement.

It's similar to how I feel about Darksiders, which attempted to mash God of War with The Legend of Zelda, and while the experience was fine and dandy, it couldn't match up to either one of its contemporaries in any category.



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