Destiny PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: In Destiny (from the creators of Halo) you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth. You are able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the vast dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. BecomeIn Destiny (from the creators of Halo) you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth. You are able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the vast dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become legend. Embark on an epic action adventure with rich cinematic storytelling where you unravel the mysteries of our universe and reclaim what we lost at the fall of our Golden Age. The next evolution of the first-person action genre that promises to provide an unprecedented combination of storytelling, cooperative, competitive, and public gameplay, and personal activities that are all woven into an expansive, persistent online world. Venture out alone or join up with friends. The choice is yours. Personalize and upgrade every aspect of how you look and fight with a nearly limitless combination of armor, weapons, and visual customizations. Take your upgraded character into every mode, including campaign, cooperative, social, public, and competitive multiplayer. Expand
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  1. Positive: 60 out of 95
  2. Negative: 1 out of 95
  1. Videogame worlds are rarely this rich and addictive. No matter your pleasure - story-based campaigning, co-op comradeship, or adversarial annihilation - Destiny delivers on all fronts. Frighteningly, this really does have the framework of a 10 year obsession. [Nov 2014, p.68]
  2. Sep 15, 2014
    88
    Even with its stumbles, the initial release of Destiny is a colossal achievement in interactive design, integrating a number of differing genre elements into a smart and unified whole. Bungie’s latest futuristic opus is one of the first true event games of this new generation, and while it still has room to grow, it’s worth your attention right out of the gate.
  3. Sep 11, 2014
    85
    Destiny suffers from a serious case of rough edges. A number of elements, from the repetitive mission design to a weak early game, are a lot rougher than expected from an otherwise polished game. There isn't one glaring problem that detracts from the experience, but a number of minor issues hurt the game. Beneath those flaws lies an extremely enjoyable MMO-styled shooter that plays excellently, looks great, is extremely addictive, and has a strong and varied endgame.
  4. Sep 11, 2014
    80
    Destiny, isn’t just set in space, it an allegory of space. It is beautiful and fascinating, but oh so cold and immense, and the past engulfs everything.
  5. Sep 15, 2014
    75
    If you just accept that it was always going to be about multiplayer shooting, and the rest might be underdeveloped gravy; you’ll probably have tons of fun. And if you look to the future and see what Bungie has created – a very solid foundation – you should be excited by what the team will deliver in the coming months and years.
  6. Sep 17, 2014
    70
    You won't find better gunplay and online features out there, but at the same time you wont find much to do in this huge project that seems to need tons of new and better content, improved writing and some of the "magic" Bungie failed to include in the initial package.
  7. Sep 18, 2014
    45
    In its current state, Destiny feels unfinished and unfocused, but I imagine that things will be looking quite different in a year's time.

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  1. Sep 9, 2014
    10
    Great Game.One of the Best Shooters Ever made and spectacular multiplayer.Is a game that misture Halo and Skyrim,and do it very well.AwesomeGreat Game.One of the Best Shooters Ever made and spectacular multiplayer.Is a game that misture Halo and Skyrim,and do it very well.Awesome Game,recommended! Expand
  2. Sep 16, 2014
    10
    OK we have a problem I am at level 19 and I just had the most amazing "Game play" ever since Halo on the first "XBOX" on level "DESTINY PlanetOK we have a problem I am at level 19 and I just had the most amazing "Game play" ever since Halo on the first "XBOX" on level "DESTINY Planet Venus Winters run" with 2 other guys I did not know. It was a battle for the record books Wow, but the whole game is stunning, it plays as good as any of the other Halo games out there. you kidding me, If we called this "Halo 6 Plus" maybe you would like it better. Know game looks like this yes there is a little slow time in between battles but the battles are EPIC and like know game you have ever played. It might be your TV or the system your using I have a 42 inch LED good brand and a ps4. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2014
    9
    I find it hilarious how many 0s this game is getting. There are things that aren't perfect about every game - the difference is that DestinyI find it hilarious how many 0s this game is getting. There are things that aren't perfect about every game - the difference is that Destiny is designed to be heavily and massively expanded, improved, and modified over many years. It will only improve based on feedback.

    Right now, the game is extremely fun to play in a casual way, and there are very difficult options available if you're more competitive.
    The game has extremely tight controls for a console shooter - especially for how mobile the player character is.
    That is to say, the gameplay is rock solid 10/10

    The negatives are that the netcode isn't 100% perfect. I am not fully satisfied with how the MMO aspect has been handled - but then I'm reminded that nothing of this sort has ever been attempted before by any studio at this scale.

    For all of its flaws, Destiny is an extremely polished product that can appeal to a very diverse user base and will only continue to expand.
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  4. Jan 3, 2015
    7
    First, I did not buy into the hype for this game. That is why I wasn't endlessly disappointed when it came out. First, the story isFirst, I did not buy into the hype for this game. That is why I wasn't endlessly disappointed when it came out. First, the story is underdeveloped, and exists ultimately because it has to. I would care more about the things in the story if they just explained it more. Also, you have a little robot companion voiced by Peter Dinklage. It sounds awesome, but he shows absolutely no emotion ever. In the end, he was completely wasted. However, what makes this game a 7/10 is the gameplay. While repetitive, it is very satisfying and kept me playing for several hours straight. Which, when you get down to it, is what matters most in a game.

    Verdict - 7.2/10 While the story aspect didn't live up to people's expectations in the slightest bit, and there is surely going to be a bunch of overpriced DLC crammed down our throats in the near future, I have to say, the gameplay was damn fine and who knows, by the time this game is finally completed, it all may end up living up to the hype.
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  5. Sep 9, 2014
    5
    It's a decent enough game if you disregard all the hype surrounding it. Does it change the FPS or MMO formula? No. But its obvious now thatIt's a decent enough game if you disregard all the hype surrounding it. Does it change the FPS or MMO formula? No. But its obvious now that Bungie wasn't even trying to do that. They just wanted something for next-gen that they could be financially successful with, so they put the barest minimum of effort into the game and marketed the hell out of it. Regardless of how the game is received they met they made a killing off unsuspecting gamers. Expand
  6. May 23, 2015
    4
    Destiny is disappointing because of all the potential it had. You've probably already heard that it is a grind fest, and it truly is. There isDestiny is disappointing because of all the potential it had. You've probably already heard that it is a grind fest, and it truly is. There is almost no campaign at all and there is no context for anything that you do. If you've watched the Angry Joe review of Destiny, you may have saved yourself some pain. This game is painfully average. I loved Bungie and I hope they can redeem themselves after this major disappointment.. Expand
  7. Jun 26, 2015
    0
    Bungie loses head writer and other staff during development, game's directions seems to change. Game is released at $60 with two $20 plannedBungie loses head writer and other staff during development, game's directions seems to change. Game is released at $60 with two $20 planned expansions (lolz). The two expansions have been recolors of old enemies, old missions revamped, absolutely nothing new save a couple of maps and weapons. Now, they want $40 for the latest expansion that I already didn't plan on buying?

    Poorly done Bungie. Of course, Bungie is no longer Bungie and its now part of the Activision monster but... it is at it is. Expect COD garbage every year from Bungie here on out.
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