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#1 Posted by zenmastah (1015 posts) -

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..

#2 Posted by zenmastah (1015 posts) -

@phili151 said:

@zenmastah: Couldn't you just turn the sound on your telly down?

Im using a USB drive for the podcasts so no.
HDMI through a receiver into a monitor, headphones plugged into the receiver.

I'd like to point out that most of that $500 million budget is dedicated to marketing the franchise over the duration of the 10 year deal with Bungie. The amount that the devs get to spend on building this first game is closer to $50 million than $500 million.

But still, how ever much they use of that 500 million to market the game i still think including options for music and voice and sound effects should be in the game.

Thats really basic stuff.

#3 Posted by zenmastah (1015 posts) -

I am just dumbfounded by this, i bought the game for a podcast game since it seems it doesnt have that much in the story compartment in it but i tried the demo and the shooting was alright so why the hell not but jesus christ no options to turn the music or voice down?


I just dont understand why.

I really dont.

Thats like one of the most basic things you have in the options, along side you know, set your brightness levels and shit like that.
What the hell Bungie?

#4 Posted by zenmastah (1015 posts) -

From the top of my head.


The Witcher 3 (PC)

No Man's Sky (PS4)

MGSV: PP (I hope it comes to PC at the same time as consoles get it, if not, PS4)

Uncharted 4

Arkham Knight (PC)

Hyper Light Drifter (PC)

#5 Edited by zenmastah (1015 posts) -

If you have a 4GB card you dont need to upgrade now, wait for next year when the real jump in Nvidia GPUs come.

If you have a 2GB card atm and have the cash, go for it.

Bare in mind that there seems to be serious issue with coil whine with the 970s across the board so you might end up with a card that makes some noise.

#6 Posted by zenmastah (1015 posts) -



#7 Edited by zenmastah (1015 posts) -
@humanity said:

And people made fun of the XB1 controller for using regular batteries.

At this point I never play with my controller unplugged. It seems one solid session with a game is enough to drain it down to the red so why bother. On the 360 when I could use those Eneloop rechargeable batteries they would go for weeks and I always had a spare ready to pop in.

Not sure if the light on the PS4 pad is draining that much juice but there really ought to be an option to have it off completely. I've set mine to "DIM" but as I said, one longer session and it's dry again.

(one longer session being like 3.5 hours or so while also using voice chat)

So DS4 has a built in battery that you cant change?

Why on earth?

I just bought a PS4 and plan on using it with my DS4 wired to the thing, will it still become useless in a year because it doesnt understand to bypass the battery when its connected with a USB cable?

I mean i use a Xbone controller on my PC and i dont have batteries in it since its always connected to my PC via USB.

#8 Posted by zenmastah (1015 posts) -

@zenmastah: ze crossfire, in my case :(

doesnt matter, the more GPUs you can throw at the game, the better =)

#9 Posted by zenmastah (1015 posts) -

More time to save up for that SLI folks!

#10 Edited by zenmastah (1015 posts) -


ive found a game called Crossy Road on Play Store, but it aint this one.

Im waiting for the website for the game to update with the android version.