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1. Don't Over-Promise and Under-Deliver

 

 

 

Destiny isn't a game that fails in every respect. It has superb shooting mechanics, with great feeling moment-to-moment action. It also looks beautiful and consistently runs smoothly, and the action is complemented by a beautiful score. The game oozes craftsmanship out of nearly every pore, but it fails to impress due to its crippling design weaknesses.

 

In the end, it goes to show that even a perfectly polished game can fail if its core design philosophies are misplaced.

Read all at : http://gamedevelopment.tutsplus.com/articles/what-destinys-failures-can-teach-us-about-game-design--cms-22937



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Sounds about right!



"Having progression tied to blind luck is incredibly frustrating for players, and is simply an example of bad game design."

Someone needs to tell Blizzard or that "World of Warcraft" project of theirs will be doooomed.



I like articles like this. Not only does it identify problems but it also suggest solutions, in other words its genuine constructive criticism as opposed to "its not a game I like hence it sucks".



I predict that the Wii U will sell a total of 18 million units in its lifetime. 

The NX will be a 900p machine

I couldn't agree more with the post. Though I Wouldn't have such a big problem with the random loot system if their was a better guaranteed loot mechanic along side it.



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pokoko said:
"Having progression tied to blind luck is incredibly frustrating for players, and is simply an example of bad game design."

Someone needs to tell Blizzard or that "World of Warcraft" project of theirs will be doooomed.


I barely played wow five years ago, but I do remember people mentioning "drop rates" so while it was sort of random, there was a mathematical percentage tied to "do this, get that".

Complete blind luck would be without any mechanism behind the reward.



I thought Destiny was game of the year?




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All I know is that I'm not going to buy Destiny 2.



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atoker said:
All I know is that I'm not going to buy Destiny 2.


My thoughts exactly



atoker said:
All I know is that I'm not going to buy Destiny 2.


If they learn from their mistakes, why not.

There are things that could be fixed with patches and expansions (free-ones).

We have at least tree years for Destiny 2.