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@marinoI wrote one of those fancy GOTY blogs yesterday so enjoy
It's not my list but after getting through nearly 5 hours to figure out how they got there I can sure as hell respect it. Biggest take-away from all this is I should probably play NieR lmao
Weird that they put the information out like this, why wait 2 months and then quietly confirm it right before E3? Seems like it could have been a last minute decision, something they cut from the conference because it wasn't ready, or they got word of Microsoft's plans and are changing their strategy. Still, if it's something that's meant to go along-side the PS4 then it should come out soon, we're already 3 years into this generation.
@ntm: As somebody who's played one but not the other it's hard for me to get a feel whether the comparisons are justified, but from an outsider perspective that's how it seems. What I've gathered is that they're both loot shooters that don't have interesting stories, and are all about watching numbers go up, so many of the things that people are saying about The Division just remind me of how I feel about Destiny. But it seems that you're saying The Division has more content for an individual player and that does seem like that's a key factor separating the two. I've spent hours upon hours on Destiny LFG sites finding a group to do content with, and had there been some kind of in-game LFG I feel like the experience would improve significantly and make content more accessible. But in some ways that time was worth it, I met some cool people during those times and had a lot of fun with the content, and of course grinding my way to every year 1 exotic in the game was no easy task (Hawkmoon took 11 months god damn it). But from what you and Jeff are saying it does seem like there is something to The Division that might still be interesting even if I've put in hundreds of hours to Destiny, maybe if I find myself with disposable income and no other games I'm interested in than I'll pick it up sometime, but I'm not sure when that will be looking at the upcoming slate of games and my wallet.
@gaminggumper: I haven't really played The Division but the main thing I'm seeing that sets the two apart is endgame and multiplayer. Crucuible Vs. Dark Zone and Raids. I haven't really heard but I assume The Division has at least some kind of daily or weekly rotating content for stuff. The thing that makes me prefer Destiny is first the shooting, but also the Raids, they are really magical and have unique boss fights and in The Taken King feel like a conclusion to the expansion. It's just a damn shame that there are 3 of them, and the game doesn't give anyone a reason to go back to the first one, and the varying light levels on gear in King's Fall make it feel worthless.
It is interesting to see the difference between the competitive multiplayer, because the Dark Zone is all about literally collecting some loot, where as the Crucible is just fight other guardians for fun and maybe get something in return. Honestly I wish either game had both modes because there are merits to both, maybe a situation where a Destiny patrol had the ability to steal loot, would have made for a VERY different loot cave.
It seems like both game offers some gameplay and things to shoot in the face, but mainly relies on people's desire just to progress through something and achieve anything.Which is fine, hell I played Destiny instead of Wither 3 because shooting things was so fun.
@mems1224: This still sounds a ton like Destiny, but it seems like The Division has a leg up because it recorded it's lore on audio and put it in the game, instead of just expecting people to go to a website and read it.
Yep. Sounds like my experience with Destiny, and I just don't want another of those, especially since the shooting didn't feel especially good to me in the beta, wasn't bad, but not amazing. Also, is it weird to anyone else that a game that is trying to be so realistic in it's setting is so "gamey"? I had this issue with Fallout 4 where it was hard to get immersed in anything since I would run up to higher level raiders and shoot 50 cal sniper bullets in there face and do not a ton of damage. It's just this weird disconnect between the world and the things you do in it, kinda sounds like the same thing is going on here.
Great read! Can't wait to see what comes next from Supergiant Games!
Just an FYI, Darkest Dungeon is coming to Vita http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/11/18/darkest-dungeon-coming-to-ps4-ps-vita-next-year/
@austin_walker Not to be that guy but in the third paragraph you said "hardly a month as gone by" and I think you meant to say has instead of as.
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