The lack of sound mix options is probably (weirdly?) the biggest red flag to me that Destiny 1 is a flawed platform and should not win GOTY. I played at least 60 hrs of it, but it is not a polished product. The polish is there in the graphics and gunplay, but much on the backend is lacking.
I just could not believe it when I noticed the lack of sound sliders, and it is an increasing trend amongst console games.
The "complex and complete soundscape" argument does not gel for me when the sound has very little impact on gameplay mechanics.
Yeah, coming from the PC side im used to not having graphics options or control options but sound?
Thats very new to me.
It does have great mixing though and good effects and music and they are obviously very proud of them since they approach them like one would do when mixing a movie.
"This is the final mix, and thats final, enjoy."
Its just that Destiny is a game, not a movie..