Well, it didn't. I got bored and moved on within days. But, in the two years since I left Destiny behind, I've been reassured that it actually got pretty damn great thanks to its multiple large content expansions. You just had two wait two years and spend $140 on all of the content. Oh, and there's another $30 expansion coming, so make that $170.
They also had the audacity to charge you for a hammer dance emote.
When people say that Destiny is a lot of fun now, I fully believe them. But I also have no interest in spending that much to experience the non-garbage version of a game I already bought two years ago. Many other games have come out in that time, and they're not demanding nearly as much from me. It's nice that Destiny was able to turn itself around, but maybe, just maybe, instead of promising the world, delivering a slap in the face, then spending two years charging money to repair the damage, you should try to get it right the first time. I don't get to slap my dick around the keyboard, publish the results, then edit it into something coherent two weeks later after readers point out that "6 Things That Stuff" isn't actually a subject.
But Destiny will ultimately be remembered as a good game, not one that launched as a disappointment missing important features. And it's easier and more financially viable for developers to hype their game up, release a broken mess, rake in sales anyway because we fell for the hype, then spend years slowly building the game up to what it was supposed to be from the start. Hell, sometimes fans can take care of that last step for them.
Even if they have to struggle the whole damn way.
The economics of why games are so expensive to make that they eventually need to be shoved out the door like unprepared baby birds is a whole different subject. But regardless of where the fault of overhype lies, we get lured into a false sense of security by the slow improvement of bad games, then fall for the same crap all over again when the hype cycle restarts with the next game. You want Half-Life 3 to blow everyone's mind without disappointment? Have it show up completely unannounced. Because if it gets its dick sucked for years like No Man's Sky did, we'll hate it too.
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