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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 17, 2014
    10
    I really like Destiny. I have never played Halo before and never used to play FPS games on my console, so I don't have any comparison and I amI really like Destiny. I have never played Halo before and never used to play FPS games on my console, so I don't have any comparison and I am not instantly disappointed, because it is not like this or that. It just feels great to play, because the feedback is really enjoyable in every situation. If it's just shooting, doing a melee attack, collecting a cool weapon or leveling up – it just feels right. I guess, especially for a noob like me. I don't have a lot of time to play Destiny right now, so I don't know about the length of the story or how objectives might repeat, but it is a FPS, so I guess I'll be shooting a lot and I don't really mind that. Because it feels great to me.

    I am also very curious, what Bungie will deliver over the next years to keep Destiny alive and interesting. I guess, they deliberately left enough space, to improve upon, so let's see.
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  3. Sep 14, 2014
    9
    Without any doubt this is a great game professionally executed. Do not listen to people giving it a 0. It is a great improvement from HaloWithout any doubt this is a great game professionally executed. Do not listen to people giving it a 0. It is a great improvement from Halo games. Graphics, music, game play all top notch. Could the story be more varied and more exiting yes. But take it for what it is, is a great shooter that looks gorgeous. Me and 2 friends had a lot of fun playing it together for 2 days now. Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2014
    7
    not really the mmo shooter experience that i had hoped but but a solid game, like most mmo's the game really only starts when you reach maxnot really the mmo shooter experience that i had hoped but but a solid game, like most mmo's the game really only starts when you reach max level, in destiny the level cap being 26, however getting from 1-20 requires normal questing but when you reach level 20 you need to gain extra amour that has "light" on it this stat will move you from 20-26, but in my play time i have found it rather hard to come buy, gear should be made more accessible not this constant grind for rep and "marks" (which is stupidly slow), you can gain 100 vanguard marks per week but for each strike mission you complete you are given either 2, 3 or 6 to me this is too little given that a strike mission can take around 30 mins to complete, also the rep grind is the same story far to little rep given for missions and strikes.

    in closing is destiny the game i hoped it would be simple answer no, however if Bungie are willing to listen to feedback im sure that it will greatly improve
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  5. Dec 15, 2014
    6
    Destiny seems like it's designed to see how little content a game can have and still keep players active, with endless grinding andDestiny seems like it's designed to see how little content a game can have and still keep players active, with endless grinding and slot-machine tactics. Expand
  6. Sep 19, 2014
    4
    Destiny proves that spending a large amount of money on pre game hype is worth every penny. This game is way over rated. Multiplayer isDestiny proves that spending a large amount of money on pre game hype is worth every penny. This game is way over rated. Multiplayer is terrible, and the story mode is anything but fluent and interesting. Sorry fellow gamers, I don't see this game being relevant in 10 months, let alone 10 years. Expand
  7. May 22, 2015
    0
    the most boring game I've ever played,all time and all days the same and the same and the same and the same and the same and the same and thethe most boring game I've ever played,all time and all days the same and the same and the same and the same and the same and the same and the same and the same things Expand

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