There's no avoiding it. Despite incredible sales, a rabid fan base and a seemingly endless supply of stories about the game ... we just didn't like Destiny that much. Anyone who's read our review of the game knows about our major problems with it.
Thankfully, it seems like Bungie hasn't taken the critique too personally and is even having some fun with it.
The image above is from a tweet from Bungie multiplayer designer Derek Carroll. It shows the design for a shirt implementing Polygon's notorious 6/10 review score into the name of Carroll's team for the ongoing Bungie Pentathlon.
What is the Bungie Pentathlon? Glad you asked! Once a year, the studio breaks up into teams that compete to earn points in various games, including Magic: The Gathering, Super Smash Bros., trivia and, yes, Destiny itself. You can read all about the event on Bungie's blog and follow it on the developer's official Twitter account.
Carroll's team this year is "Grizzled Ancients," a crew that includes members of the team who "were on hand when Destiny was a collection of sketches and ideas." Those longtime employees of Bungie could have been the most upset about our review, so it's nice to see them taking it in stride.
Carroll's tweet includes a plea for "no hard feelings" on the part of Polygon, or perhaps he's admitting there's no hard feelings from Bungie. Either way, there are certainly none here! All we ask is that if you're going to represent our style at the Pentathlon, then please crush the opposition. Good luck and godspeed.