Originally Posted by crunc
I wasn't impressed with Destiny, but I'm not a big FPS person. To me it was repetitive and not really any different than other FPSs. And the Borderlands aspect of it was terribly done. You have to quit and go to the Tower (loooong loading screen), turn whatever it was you collected into weapons, then back to the game (loooong loading screen). As opposed to, in Borderlands, find weapon, pick it up, use it right then. I didn't try the online, though. Actually I thought it was supposed to be a game where others just showed up, but I guess that's not really the case. It's possible I didn't play the fun part, but I sure hope they have big plans for improving the single player as it was pretty bad.
The Tower is a bit disjointing, as far as pace goes. It switches to Mass Effect mode for some reason and as you mentioned the load to get there is pretty long. Finding they reuse areas a bit too much too, and even though there's aspects of the past through the storyline the environment itself doesn't really have a story of its own to tell (although pretty). I liked the feel to gunplay but I didn't overly enjoy the enemies and outside they seem to respawn at Far Cry 2 rates which kills feeling of that immediate progression. Bike is cool but super vulnerable.
There is a lot of Warframe in here as well, the main missions feel more like side missions and everything's comes across like a compendium of things to do rather than anything overly engaging. For a beta it's pretty generous, there's some parts I enjoyed but soul and pacing are lacking.