I've always enjoyed Bungie's work on Halo and i really love loot rpg's like diablo, borderlands, torchlight, etc. I played the beta up to the level cap and while this game seemed very pretty, and the shooting felt just like Bungie's kind of shooting mechanics, i just didn't feel like it was fun. The most fun i had the whole time was dancing at inappropriate times during multiplayer matches or during free roam. This bothers me because if the maker of a series i really loved is doing a game that blends with other genres i also love, then why don't i like this?
Yeah, I think I'm with you. I'm worried that it'll feel like you're backtracking through the same areas too frequently. And I didn't much care for the competitive multiplayer in the beta. But I'm hoping that the final product ends up being more engaging than the beta was. Everything seems well-considered and "big budget" and stuff, but... something about it feels off.