DESTINY is better than Assassin's Creed
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Hello, boys and girls. I’m short on time right now, so for my R1 argument, I’m going to simply dissect Pro’s argument and point out the flaws.
“I think Bungie's DESTINY is better than Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed because not only is it developed by Bungie, but Microsoft as well!”
What this is suggesting is that Destiny is better either because it has more developers or because Bungie/Microsoft are more reputable. Ok, this point is rather redundant considering what should be taken into account are the final products, since noting the developers of the games is just a ridiculous point which would only matter if we were arguing which game had better marketing. I’m going to put it out there that Destiny was marketed incredibly well, out-hyping the yearly releases of Assassin’s Creed. The problem is that Bungie/Microsoft failed to deliver when they OVERHYPED it.
“DESTINY is a somewhat interesting mixture of Activision's Call of Duty franchise, Bungie's HALO, and Gearbox's Borderlands. If you have played the game yourself, you would know what the FPS MMO is like, and how much of a great mixture of multiplayer, action, and story it has.”
I don’t understand why Pro suggests the Call of Duty franchise is added to the Destiny “mix”. Halo is a futuristic FPS so why add CoD in? In my opinion, Destiny simply takes the futuristic inspiration from Halo, the looting system from Borderlands, and the MMO experience from basically any MMO… I’m not criticizing the concept because it is probably the best part about it. The problem with Destiny is they took this amazing idea and failed to fulfill its potential.
“The overall game was amazing due to good graphics, story, online, and setting. Peter Dinklage's voice-acting is a little weak, but it was okay after a few updates. The game itself consists of three classes. The stealth and agile Hunter, the strong and powerful Titan, and the in-between master of void energy Warlock. With a wide variety of weapons and and gear, the characters are fully customizable. One of the few reasons players like the game.”
I’ll acknowledge that the graphics were probably the most refined aspect of Destiny, but the story, gameplay, and setting were disappointing. The story was never fully explored in-game, making players have to refer to external resources to fully understand the lore. The missions are extremely repetitive, especially in the campaign. The amount of time it takes to reach max rank is absolutely pathetic compared to other MMOs, considering it only took 106 hours for the first person to do it. Lastly, in terms of the setting, while stunning to look at, reviews are critical of the emptiness of the expansive environment. If you try to rebuttal with the potential usage of DLCs to build on the world of Destiny, tread lightly. What has been offered for its $70 standard edition price is unsatisfactory.
“Anyway, that is why I think DESTINY is better than Assassin's Creed.”
Pro, all you talked about was Destiny, but you never mentioned anything about Assassin’s Creed. Here’s my case as to why I think Assassin’s Creed is better than Destiny. Despite struggles to deliver on a couple of pacing and story elements in ACIII, especially the culmination of Desmond Miles’ story, the Assassin Creed series as a whole is nothing short of monumental. The universe is incredibly fleshed out without the need to look up things from external sources. If you do want to delve into it more, there are minor releases, comics, short movies, and even a novel to further satisfy a contextual sense. The different settings are incredibly notable and even slightly educational, ranging from Renaissance Italy to Colonial America. The cat-and-mouse multiplayer is incredibly unique, more original than Destiny’s ambitious blend of several major titles. Of course, the free running elements allow you to fully explore every nook and cranny, meaning it makes up for some of the titles relatively small maps with dense environments. Also, the Assassin’s Creed series has been more of a critical success, with an average Metacritic rating of 86 on the Playstation console, while Destiny only scored a 77.
Closing Statement for R1: Destiny has a number of flaws that need to be fixed in future releases/DLCs. Destiny is still a great game, but right now, the Assassin’s Creed universe is more fleshed out and realized. Development for the first game started 11 years ago in 2003. Instigator, understand that it was quite a weird proposition to begin with. Both are from completely different genres and I could have started off by saying the games are simply incomparable.
Thank you for reading.
Anyway, I'll clarify that Destiny has the potential to surpass the AC series in the far future. The thing is AC has been making releases for such a long time that it's not really a fair comparison to make, especially since the Destiny storyline is touched upon in such a shallow way.
Also, I just cited the sources to point out other notable opinions and scores.
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Vote Placed by bladerunner060 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: A largely subjective debate. That said, Con even impressed Pro with the level of depth that he went into regarding the series. Sources should be obvious. Arguments, because as Con noted, AC simply has had more games to generate more depth and, while not all of the games are on the same level, there's more there. An interesting and fun debate to read. As always, happy to clarify this RFD. Incidentally, both sides forfeited--the only reason neither of you lost conduct is the other one did. Forfeits are bad!
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