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Destiny is the Daikatana of our generation, except it made millions of dollars and nobody has apologized to me for all the failure the game is.
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That literally doesn't make sense. Daikatana was a commercial failure, didn't spawn a sequel, bred massive controversy and intrigue surrounding its tumultuous development cycle, and single handedly tarnished the good name of John Romero for years to come after its release. Destiny is merely a safe, competent, if not a little bland, shooter with lite MMO elements. It's hugely popular, has a massive online following, and has generally generated a lot of positive buzz in the industry despite some misgivings over its implementation of microtransactions in the sequel.
I dunno, I'd say the only thing two really have in common is that they are both first person shooter video games.
"Destiny was a commercial success, spawned a sequel, bred massive controversy and intrigue surrounding its tumultuous development cycle, and single handedly tarnished the good name of Bungie for years to come after its release."
The only difference is, these days people buy shit up in droves. You know about the game everyone was promised, the game that was delivered, the internal struggle in the company, and the massive amount of spin and damage control put out afterwards. I should not have had to change the first two points in your sentence when I made it about Destiny, yet here we are with D2, elements of which should have been there in the first place, lots of changes that didn't make any sense and a too-casual approach (vs. the too-sweaty approach of the first one).
Mostly I'm pissed I kept playing and paying all the way through Rise of Iron. I contributed to this madness. I don't want to buy the second one, but at the same time it has a certain addictive quality to it. I'll have the raid and trials done on one character in under 35 hours (I rented it for 10 days and that's all I have left, I just couldn't get a group together and guided raids came out the last day I had it. Plus, every fucking LFG is the same as Y1 with their gotta be a sweaty badass requirements) and then it's the same shit over and over and over for three months, yet I'd do it. Knowing it isn't worth the money, and that bureaucracy and megalomania and the reality of time and money kept us from getting something less broken and hollow from the git go.
Fuck it, I just bought it. Because it's fun to play high and with friends.