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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 16, 2014
    10
    I'm not sure where everyone is being so harsh in this game. The shooting mechanics are solid the characters have a good day I and there's aI'm not sure where everyone is being so harsh in this game. The shooting mechanics are solid the characters have a good day I and there's a fun amount of content right now with tons coming. This is the most fun I've had the shooter in a long time. I like the upgrading armors. Yes once you get to level 20 there's not much to do right now, but give this game time. Games today should not be made like they were back in the 80s and 90s. Games should be episodic with new excitement coming at all times rather than all at once. I think this game has the potential of doing that. 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. Sep 13, 2014
    7
    PvP, map designs and shooting mechanics are great. However, repetitive missions and a lack innovation stops this game from becoming a 9 or aPvP, map designs and shooting mechanics are great. However, repetitive missions and a lack innovation stops this game from becoming a 9 or a 10. We'll have to hope that raids and future DLCs will improve the experience. Expand
  5. Nov 30, 2014
    6
    -GRAPHICS: Very nice, crisp detail in the game. You can see planets revolving and cracks in buildings. The attention to detail is nice. 9/10-GRAPHICS: Very nice, crisp detail in the game. You can see planets revolving and cracks in buildings. The attention to detail is nice. 9/10 on graphics.
    -STORY: The story is so vague and dry I had to go to the internet to see what the game was about. The story is that bad. I felt like it left some plot holes unanswered and there is hardly any character development at all. 4/10 on story.
    -GAMEPLAY: The gameplay is fun especially when you have friends to play with and help out. The controls are smooth and you feel like you are in total control. However there is no over world map you can see; only the one where you pick a mission on the planet of your choice. The gameplay gets very redundant after so long and Bungie really needs to make the areas much larger. 7/10 for gameplay.
    -MULTIPLAYER: The multiplayer in Destiny is your run of the mill team death match, capture the flag, and free for all. With this being an MMO it is essentially a multiplayer game in itself but the strict multiplayer element is very basic and just like Call of Duty. 5/10 for Multiplayer.
    -VERDICT: Destiny is a fun game and great social experience for those who want the most out of their PS4. It has beautiful graphics and smooth gameplay but the story is just plain terrible. If you like a social experience and like to try a fun game while it may last you a short while try this game. For an overall score of 7/10.
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  6. Oct 7, 2014
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I have a titan level 29 and a hunter and warlock both level 27 but i bought this game because of it's rpg element. it's become another pvp shooter and looks more like a prologue than a full game. I do enjoy the game and voice acting is really good. unfortunately it feels like a unfinished product. I was hoping the hall solar system to start and not a few planets. doesn't look to improve with dlc either. Expand
  7. Apr 9, 2015
    0
    Bungie or Activision stated that this game has a random loot drop system BULLS**T. I have played this game since day one (September 2014Bungie or Activision stated that this game has a random loot drop system BULLS**T. I have played this game since day one (September 2014 release date). I do every task with a possiblity of an exotic drop with 3 characters at level 32 every week. YES I have gotten the same exotics doing these tasks, but not once have I had a "Gjallarhorn" drop. I have so much f***ing strange coin to buy it from Xur Agent of Nyne, but fat f'n nothing! So yeah you all rate a zero for bullsh**ing us. Enjoy your success and failures.... Expand

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