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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 12, 2014
    9
    Here is the thing about Destiny; its like a Strawberry Daquiri. Sure you have people that love fruit and don't drink, and then you have peopleHere is the thing about Destiny; its like a Strawberry Daquiri. Sure you have people that love fruit and don't drink, and then you have people that drink but don't like fruity cocktails. But there are a whole bunch of people who like their booze blended with fruit and served with a little umbrella. Hell, sometimes the people who only like booze or only like fruit try a Strawberry Daquiri and realize they've been missing out this whole time.

    To that end, much like Strawberry Daquiris, if you have enough of Destiny, you are going to have a great time (even if you don't remember all of it).

    I will readily admit that Destiny has repetitive aspects to it but what FPS or MMO doesn't? Now a crowd of people who viewed 'Destiny' as a 'gamechanger' are probably stamping their feet and howling at the cracked moon about it not being radical enough. Destiny is not a gamechanger but, what it is, is a gatekeeper to a new land of games. I have never seen a game that has blended so many elements from so many different genres/games to create something all its own.

    Now at this point we should be getting the digs about copying Borderlands or copying Mass Effect or yaddya yaddya yaddya rabble rabble rabble. Well you guys must hate cars (BMWs are just Model T clones ftw) because every game borrows elements from others to create their own. What Destiny does is take some of the best elements from those other games and mashes them together in a wonderfully diverse package. Many will point to the loot diversity and say Borderlands, others look at the MP and say Halo, some point to the RPG elements and say Mass Effect and yes, its fun to point at origins and go 'Simpsons did it!' but the bottom line is those other games don't have all the elements together and that is what makes Destiny such a strong offering.

    Listen, in the end, Destiny will create its own fanbase much like Borderlands did, much like Mass Effect did. It may not be as broad or as far reaching as Halo or COD or BF because if they wanted it to be that far reaching they would've just made a shooter. What Bungie did, while not a revolution, was raise the bar for the level of depth and content that we should expect from FPS games moving forward.

    In the end, I know some people thought with Destiny they were getting a spaceship but got a Tesla instead. No, its not that revolutionary, its not a totally new experience or idea but its something we've never seen available for mass consumption with such an interesting mix of ideas and gameplay. So if you want to take it back to the dealership, go for it, but don't begrudge the look on the next guys face as he can't wait to get in and try something different.
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  4. Apr 28, 2015
    7
    At last, Im going to write something about my "system seller" title (I brought PS4 mainly becouse of the demo Ive played on X360). I wasAt last, Im going to write something about my "system seller" title (I brought PS4 mainly becouse of the demo Ive played on X360). I was immediately in! But,... yeah... but. After one month and level 31, with no more things to do, Its repetitive as hell. So i ended playing this game. But the game had a great potential. The music, the architecture, graphics and the GAMEPLAY! Yeah, this is a gameplay for a shooter! + great RPG elements. The things that dissapointed me: 1. THE STORY - I wanted more, more story and more storytelling :( 2. The lack of more content (I didnt brought the DLC cus Im not paying 35 euros for that lack of content DLCs). 3. Its addictive, yes, the game is addictive for some time. If you like MMOs this is good for you, but if you like more single player games, ok, you may try, but possibly youll be dissapointed. But for me, its a 7/10 game (above above average). If there is a SALE on DLC, I maybe come back to DESTINY, but definetly not now Expand
  5. Sep 12, 2014
    5
    Proving that a game can have production values, content and killer sound, but yet still miss the mark. The biggest problem with Destiny isProving that a game can have production values, content and killer sound, but yet still miss the mark. The biggest problem with Destiny is it's stupid easy and cashes in on an audience that doesn't relish the value of real game mechanics and competitive value. This game was supposed to show us why the 8th generation of games should mean something... and it doesn't deliver at all where it counts. Expand
  6. Oct 11, 2014
    4
    Destiny in my opinion is one of the most disappointing video games to come out this year. The campaign is barely explained and if you wantDestiny in my opinion is one of the most disappointing video games to come out this year. The campaign is barely explained and if you want some sort of explanation you have to go to their website which is preposterous, the lines in the story are bland and far between your own character doesn't even sound like he/she cares about what happens in the game they don't question why they are alive or why they were brought back they just go along with it. At random you can get kicked out of the destiny servers in the middle mission which they released a patch to fix. You have to be online at all times to play which is stupid beyond any belief. And then after you hit lvl 20 guess what you get to grind for light armor which is a terrible system. And then there are the engrams which are given through a random number generator that shown several times to favor people who do terrible in multiplayer or a mission and give the people who did good nothing. And then in crucible which is one of the only redeeming values in this game is currently filled with fusion rifle users that do one hit-kills and hunters using the subclass Blade Dancer that needs to be nerfed immediately. Also the bosses... I have never in my life seen bosses this poorly done in my life as a gamer I mean this is bad very very bad Spoiler btw the final boss (if you can even call it that) is literally 3 minotaurs which are basically Vex Captains and that is the boss ladies and gentlemen, the fight was so bland and easy that my friend decided to start jumping in front of the bosses to make the fight more exciting. And even before fighting the 3 enemies that are together the collective boss you don't actually fight the main villain which is the darkness it just explodes after you kill the minotaurs leaving the player sitting their in confusion thinking "really that's it". Also on a final note you build bonds other than bonds of hatred towards any character in this game your own vanguards barely speak to you the gunsmith is useless after lvl.16-18 the cryptarch is just an **** who will decode engrams that you finally get after killing so many enemies and can give you equipment that is a lower lvl and finally the mysterious stranger exo chick adds almost nothing to the plot. And finally the biggest thing that really isn't explained is the Traveler, in the entirety of the story you are never once told what the Traveler is capable of doing, how the Traveler exactly preforms it's miracles, and how it's even still alive when it's main enemy forces are surrounding it. From beginning to end not once is the Traveler acted by any of the enemy forces and one of them have the ability to destroy planets or move them at will and not once do they do this even they easily could. So in conclusion I give this game a 4/10 ONLY because it can be entertaining....if you have friends playing as well, it functions for the most part, and that before the Blade Dancer fad appeared Crucible was balanced for the most part. Expand
  7. Jul 26, 2015
    0
    I am 20 years old, i have had a passion for gaming since i was so young, my fingers could barley reach all the buttons on my NES controller.I am 20 years old, i have had a passion for gaming since i was so young, my fingers could barley reach all the buttons on my NES controller. In that time i have collected thousands of games, from NES to the ps4, and everything inbetween. NEVER HAVE I BEEN SO DISSAPOINTED with any other game as much as destiny. If Destiny did not come with my playstation 4, i would have returned it the same day i bought it, beat it in one 4 hour sitting. I was apalled at how little content is included with the base game, they expect us to shell out roughly 100$ a year for DLC to remain competitive, or be able to participate in online activitys, stag away from this failure of a game. If you enjoy grinding the same 3-4 levels for a few hundred hours then this is the game for you, if you have common sense, STAY AWAY. Expand

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