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New 'Destiny' gameplay trailer published, pre-order bonus detailed

By Shawn Knight
Apr 28, 2014
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  1. Activision and Bungie have launched a new gameplay trailer for Destiny, the highly anticipated post-Halo sci-fi first-person shooter. Accompanying the trailer is a new pre-order bonus through GameStop that awards buyers with a special in-game transport vehicle.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,558   +598

    This looks more like Borderlands than Borderlands. :p
     
  3. Oh this does look like borderlands which I love, but halo, is not borderlands.

    And that map of, was that earth, Devils Lair ? Why not just called it Dragons Lair. You have space age guys running around in Assassins creed outfits with Borderlands guns.

    This screams unoriginal flop final nail in the coffin for halo. Good job copying from everyone else there. If it aint broke dont fix it. Multi colored or custom colors and patterened Master chief clones would have done. 4 - 8 player mass horde destruction objective squad based borderlands-esque vast maps and plenty of guns, but this, looks pants.
     
  4. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 828   +54

    The pace of the demo, the environment, the enemies look interesting. The effects. There's something about health bars on the enemies that make it less halo and the location while dense is a bit bland, an old train yard?
     
  5. The gameplay looks quite dull.
     
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,543   +2,339

    For all the hype over the past year about Destiny, I'm more than a little underwhelmed by the linked video. It looks entirely ordinary.
     
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  7. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    I have to agree. The gameplay seems underwhelming. Maybe the beta will be better.
     
  8. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 233   +67

    I agree too. I immediately called a buddy of mine and asked what he thought, hoping he saw something I didn't. He thought it looked straight up boring. I'm still holding out hopes, but like someone else said, it looks like Borderlands with AC clothing, and Halo enemies. What makes Borderlands so good was it's humor. This game looks like it's going to take itself VERY seriously. I don't know if that'll work.
     
  9. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 828   +54

    Maybe the mmo parts of it will be better and put this 4 man dungeon in perspective.
     
  10. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 140   +22

    Gun sounds sound very similar to halo too. Even the movements.
     
  11. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,543   +2,339

    MMO elements don't make up for a lack of product differentiation in a shooter. Dust 514 comes immediately to mind as an example. When Dust was first announced by CCP it sounded like a conceptual gold mine. Finally, a shooter that's not just about transitioning from lobby to shooting gallery all day. Yet, that's exactly what the game is. The worlds have terribly underutilized set pieces, there are no interesting game modes, and none of the game's weapon systems are even remotely memorable. Nothing about the actual gameplay stands out; Dust simply has a more convoluted and time-consuming progression system.

    This is my fear with Destiny after watching the linked video. An MMO substructure, no matter how well designed, can't fix the mundanes of a generic core product. Conceptually, the game sounds like it could be lot of fun. However, the application side of the equation conveyed above is suggesting no evolution of the standard FPS formula. This doesn't make it a write off at this point, but it certainly takes preordering off the table as a reasonable option.
     
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  12. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    You should be able to still see the original concept for Borderlands. To say that it was just another boring old shooter would be an understatement. It's a good thing they scrapped the original concept and decided to go the comedic route.
     
  13. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 451   +37

    I hope the gameplay gets a lot better than it is in the trailer... I know they can't give a lot away but it looked almost too easy for them to go through it.
     

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