Great preview. I was on the edge of buying Destiny, but hearing that the story and narrative is just a bunch of Bungie mumbo-jumbo is very disappointing.
I said this elsewhere, but...are people really buying Destiny for the story? Really? That just seems silly to me.
Quoting for the really hard core truth. This game is stupidly fun especially with friends. There is some more story exposition but it doesn't really do anything interesting until Venus. That said who cares? Some games you play for the great narrative and plot, some games it is just there but it isn't the focus. Destiny is one of the latter, it is about joining up with friends, having fun, and enjoying the gameplay/challenge of the missions and different enemies. Some of which are crazy tough to beat.
Uhh.... maybe because they were selling the story hard throughout the whole preview process?
"We like to tell big stories and we want people to put the Destiny universe on the same shelf they put Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter or Star Wars."
Read that again. "We like to tell big stories and we want people to put the Destiny universe on the same shelf they put Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter or Star Wars."
That's why people bought it for the story. They hyped it so fucking much since the announcement, leading people to believe they were going to get something incredible.
I remember them saying this too. Crazy. Makes you wonder if they are holding some huge story stuff for DLC/the sequel or were they really just talking out of their asses? Either way it's insanely disingenuous.