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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
Score distribution:
  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
    No entiendo las criticas negativas a este juego, si te gusta el genero se trata de una obra de arte, es logico que si este no es tu tipo deNo entiendo las criticas negativas a este juego, si te gusta el genero se trata de una obra de arte, es logico que si este no es tu tipo de juego no te guste; es como si yo tuviese que criticar a Fifa, tal vez le pondría un 0 porque estoy hasta las narices de siempre lo mismo.

    El juego es sencillamente un vicio, llegar al nivel 20 y superar la historia es relativamente sencillo y rápido, pero es justo terminada esa parte, cuando llega el vicio de verdad. En ese momento empiezas a entender toda la dinámica del juego (experiencia, luz, monedas,...) y cuando se vuelve una locura de juego y aún más si lo haces con amigos. Llevaré ya unas 25 horas de juego y puedo garantizar que le seguiré dando tantas más como pueda porque el hecho de querer ir consiguiendo objetos con más luz para subir de nivel, poder superar eventos de varias horas que suponen un auténtico reto... Eso lo ha conseguido Bungie como pocos
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  3. Sep 15, 2014
    9
    Estou gostando muito do jogo, ótima jogabilidade, boa história e gráficos deslumbrantes. Sei que cada pessoa tem sua opinião, mas acho que nãoEstou gostando muito do jogo, ótima jogabilidade, boa história e gráficos deslumbrantes. Sei que cada pessoa tem sua opinião, mas acho que não devem se deixar levar pelos reviews pessimistas e ter sua própria experiência de jogo. Vocês não vão se arrepender!!! Parabéns à Bungie pelo ótimo trabalho!!!
    Abraços e fiquem com Deus!!!
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  4. Sep 22, 2014
    7
    Great Game, needed more story to it though, it just felt empty. They could have also included trading into the game which would have made it aGreat Game, needed more story to it though, it just felt empty. They could have also included trading into the game which would have made it a lot more interesting. I also feel that making it so you need to get lucky in finding armor to level up past 20 is a little ridiculous. It limits you to what you can do. Expand
  5. Jan 14, 2015
    6
    I could maybe see the appeal of Destiny if you had friends to play with, but if you’re playing solo, it’s not a great experience. The game isI could maybe see the appeal of Destiny if you had friends to play with, but if you’re playing solo, it’s not a great experience. The game is gorgeous and the gameplay is solid (if a bit Halo-esque), but it feels like a grind after a couple dozen hours. I felt like I was doing the same thing over and over, but in a different locale. I traded it in before I owned it for a month. Expand
  6. Sep 21, 2014
    4
    Destiny is a brilliantly professional first person shooter, created by people who know how to make great FPS games. Bungie and Activision theDestiny is a brilliantly professional first person shooter, created by people who know how to make great FPS games. Bungie and Activision the father's of Halo and Call of Duty. Their experience shows.

    The world is BEAUTIFUL. You are on the Earth which is desolate and destroyed, on the moon which has a fantastic view of the Earth with visible ion storms, a broken up space station in the sky and a fantastic view of the Milky Way whenever you look above your head. Venus and Mars are equally fantastic.

    The combat in this game is the best part, enhanced by in depth RPG elements. You traverse these planets killing enemies with powerful weapons that feel good to wield. The game feels heavy, you can feel your legs bending as you fall from great heights. Each weapon and piece of armour has levels associated to it which can be specifically chosen to enhance your particular characters features as you see fit.

    But that is about all the positives I can say. The game is too short. I finished it in about two days of solid playing. Which is pathetic for a full priced game and one which is supposed to be lasting us the next ten years. Where the next expansion to this game isn't supposed to be hitting us until around the end of this year and it won't be free!

    The level cap is 20. But you can continue to level based on something called "Light" which is a feature of high level armour that adds levels to your level 20 maximum. Most people have started to level off at about level 27/28. I have been playing just under two weeks and I am already at level 27.

    This game is always online, so you need an internet connection. Despite this being online only, there is no in game voice chat. So there is almost no way you can find people in the game you don't know. If you play solo like me there is no way of making friends and playing in a group with people. Instead you have to go on the internet and sign up to a group manually and add the people on there to your friends list. Tedious and unnecessary in 2014.

    The story of this game is the worst part about it. It is slow, hard to understand and lacking any sort of interesting features. Not even Peter Dinklage who plays Tyrion Lannister in the Game of Thrones TV adaptation could make this story any less dull. The missions all play out in the exact same fashion except the odd one. Your Ghost companion tries to scan something or open a door and enemies come at you. You defend against waves of enemies and once the last one is dead, your companion conveniently finishes whatever it was he was doing.

    Once the story is over you have one task left. You have to scour the world for increasingly better armour to increase your light level and ultimately your characters level. The problem is once you have finished the main story line there is NOTHING new to experience in this game. PvP and Raids being the exception.

    To find armour and weapons you have to kill enemies. The only enemies you can kill are in the same maps that the main story was held in which means you are running through the same environments over and over and over. Plus the enemies do not scale with your level which means not only are you going through the same environments, with the same enemies, they are also still low level meaning they offer no increased threat.

    The process of finding armour is helped using Bounties and daily missions. They are easy and they have you doing the exact same missions I've just been talking about again and again and again.

    For doing certain missions you get reputation and a currency called marks. Once you hit a certain rank in a certain faction you can buy their armour using the marks you just painstakingly collected from doing the same missions over and over. This game is a quick ending grind fest. All you will do in this game is grind, grind, grind.

    The more astute amongst you will probably say "Well yes but MMO's are supposed to be like that. This isn't anything new.". Yes except that WoW didn't have ten years ago when it started ONLY TWO DAYS WORTH OF CONTENT! In WoW it takes many months building up a character before you get to the loot grinding. It appears Bungie didn't get that memo.

    PvP. Anyone thinking this will be like Halo you are wrong. By which I mean one of the best multiplayer games available. PvP is barebones, tedious and really rather boring. There is nothing to keep you engaged in this mode, not even a leaderboard. Not to mention so far I have also encountered a considerable amount of lag while playing. Crucible has its own reputation rank and marks currency and its own set of armour you can buy.

    Raids. Raids are a high end mission. Basically you need to be with a group of friends. Bungie refused to put matchmaking in for Raids so it is friends on your list or nothing. Needless to say the difficulty hump for this mode is considerable. The average gamer won't stand a chance.

    This game has TONNES of potential but it isn't finished yet.
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  7. Dec 9, 2014
    0
    So..... im Playing this game since release (Sep. 9) i think i can say something about this game. The Graphics are amazing Gameplay is likeSo..... im Playing this game since release (Sep. 9) i think i can say something about this game. The Graphics are amazing Gameplay is like Halo so fantastic. I Played till today (Dec. 10) with a Friend always he said at the beginning " There is not much Content" and he was right. After i was Lvl 20 and Farming Gear till Lvl 28 to be Raid rdy was not much Playtime (and we both work full time together). Then i was Lvl 28 and was farming (a Helmet in the Raid u can do Once a week HM an normal) till release of the first DLC and i am Still Lvl 29 (-.-). Okay after a big **** of the Community i thought maybe they hear and learn something and Patch it........ NOPE Since release the same **** every Day. Then i thought maybe with the DLC would come some content that tells more about the story nope just 3 missions that u play in an hour the funniest about that is, that the areas where the quest are and u are playing were there since release of the game so nothing new (not much realy). I had to laugh when I saw it while I was playing... so at the end i decided to write this rewiev, there are so many things that I would criticize yet like ( Small Map/s, ****ty Loot System, Less Story (with DLC!!!!) and much more but many people before me or in other reviews telled about the problems of the game.

    Conclusion:

    I was cheated by 105 € by Activision and Bungie, when I would meet someone who says "I am a developer of them" I would puch him in the face and would steal his pocket :) ... and im serious.
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