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#1 Posted by Ares42 (2928 posts) -

This is sort of common business practice, even outside art. Building a portfolio is a critical step to get hired for many career choices.

#2 Posted by Ares42 (2928 posts) -

How would you "just fight the Sith" when they are the two most powerful people in the world (not counting the force) with armies of soldiers and ships able to defend them at a whim ? It's been a while since I watched the movies but I seem to remember their target is always to kill Darth Vader and the Emperor, they just have to get through the Imperial Army to get to them.

#3 Edited by Ares42 (2928 posts) -

@pyrodactyl: Noone has ever argued that the shooting in Destiny is bad, and I totally agree that the action in Diablo isn't the most inspired (although, after playing other similar games lately, is still far beyond the competition). But in the same way the systems around the gameplay in Diablo are stellar, while the ones in Destiny are really bad. It all comes down to taste which game you prefer in the end, but arguing that Destiny is as good or better than Diablo based on the loot and grind systems makes absolutely no sense to me.

That's what was the problem with their conversation. Brad kept bringing up things about the loot etc and noone else had played it enough to point out things like how "fun" it is to run circles on the moon for helium coils, how pvp rewards doesn't in any way reward effort or that the best way to get gear was to do menial bounties in under-levelled content.

#4 Edited by Ares42 (2928 posts) -

The entire game scales with your characters, so it's not like you'll outpace the game because of the XP bonus. All it really means is that you'll be able to hit the level cap without having to play through the campaign several times. It also means the game escalates based on your level, not your campaign progress. It is by no means a game where finishing the campaign and getting to max level means you completed the game.

As far as difficulty goes Diablo 3 isn't really a "can you beat it" kinda game, it's been changed into more of a score/time-attack thing. Sure, if you pump the difficulty high enough you will eventually get to a point where it's very challenging, but most of the higher difficulty notches only means it takes longer to kill stuff. What you're really aiming for is the difficulty where killing stuff is still fun, while you get as high as possible bonuses to xp/loot to speed up your character progression (which is the main draw of the game).

#5 Posted by Ares42 (2928 posts) -

@ares42: Get your facts straight. The part they patched out was the gear you got in the event turning into limitless rare materials.

Yes, that's exactly what I was talking about. Gear in Destiny = materials. Saying that Destiny has a better ride to the end-game than Diablo due to an event that happened for a few days and was quickly changed is sort of inane. It doesn't matter how you twist or turn it, gear in Destiny is irrelevant. Noone has ever been rejected from a party because their gear had the wrong stats. All that matters in that game is your light level, and all you need to achieve that is materials.

#6 Edited by Ares42 (2928 posts) -
@pyrodactyl said:

@benderunit22 said:

@pyrodactyl said:

Is diablo 3 fun enough to play to get to the part where loot, specs and being good at the game start mattering? No.

Is Destiny fun enough to play to get to the part where loot, specs and being good at the game start mattering? Yes.

This is my opinion Brad's as well

Except Brad gave Diablo 3 5 stars, calling it "one of the most insidiously satisfying loot treadmills"

Then again, Brad changing his opinion on games on a daily basis is nothing new.

Again:

Is diablo 3 fun enough to play to get to the part where loot, specs and being good at the game start mattering? No.

Is Destiny fun enough to play to get to the part where loot, specs and being good at the game start mattering? Yes.

Even with his 5 star review, Brad didn't make it to the point where you actually have to think about the stuff you're doing in Diablo 3. So no, diablo 3 isn't fun enough to play to get to the part where loot, specs and being good at the game start mattering.

You do realize the only reason Brad got into Destiny end-game in the first place was because of the utterly broken event that handed out gear like candy (which got patched after a few days). He would never ever gotten into the game as much as he did if it wasn't for that, as the grind for light levels (which is all that matters in Destiny) was complete garbage. Getting from 20 to 26-27 in Destiny was by far one of the worst end-game "attunements" I've ever seen in a game.

#7 Edited by Ares42 (2928 posts) -

The big three games that kept me coming back over and over last year was Hearthstone, Diablo 3 and Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. I guess you could add Beyond Earth to the list as well, but if you're a Civ guy you'd already know about it =)

#8 Posted by Ares42 (2928 posts) -

Having listened to it now, the big problem with the argument was that noone else had played it enough to poke holes in his arguments. The only person that could've brought it down was Jeff, and he had no interest in doing it since there were plenty of other games he'd rather not see in top 10.

#9 Posted by Ares42 (2928 posts) -

@nixonsghost: You have a bright future in marketing, and I hate you for it =)

#10 Posted by Ares42 (2928 posts) -

If you can get into it, EVE is far beyond everything else.