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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
    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 14, 2014
    9
    Lets make something clear: the only thing drawing so much hate towards this game is that people (themselves, not the company) over-hyped theLets make something clear: the only thing drawing so much hate towards this game is that people (themselves, not the company) over-hyped the game. Those saying it lacks content haven't gotten past level 8-14 as the game keeps you interested by slowly revealing more and more to you as you go. The game may not live up to everyone's expectations, but frankly no game ever does, with that in mind Destiny excels in delivering a fun and involving gameplay structure which draws you in from beginning to end. Granted, this is an opinion, as is everything that follows, I personally love Destiny, it's my favorite FPS of all time, and I have played the likes of Halo, Borderlands, CoD, Battlefield, The Darkness, Half Life 2, etc. I have played Destiny for 20+ hours and still have so much I want to explore, upgrade, and play through.

    That statement I made above about being involving does not quite include the story, as it is rather flat, which is a shame because it has the foundations for an amazing story, I only hope the expand upon it in another game. The beginning of the story showed much promised, louring me into the world, wondering what may occur as the story progressed, although it never quite delivers, rather it starts to fade a bit at the 1/4-1/2 mark of the campaign missions where it starts to lose it's focus and traction.

    To sum up the gameplay, think the smooth and stylish aiming of Halo, with the grittier down to Earth sway and kickback of Borderlands. The admittedly aren't as many enemies as in some other games like borderlands, but there are enough to keep it as fresh as Halo was throughout it's campaign, and enough to mix up things. The 'repetition' that many refer to can be said for most any shooter really, whether you are playing Borderlands and have to constantly do 'collect these parts' missions, or 'go here, kill him, and get that' stuff. Same goes if you play Halo or any other shooter where it all comes down going there and killing that, which is really the only true repetition you get in Destiny. There will be missions where you do start at the beginning of the map, exactly where you start for the next two missions on the same planet, but frankly this isn't as bad as people make it out to be, you merely jump on your sparrow and zoom off to a usually new area of the map that you didn't get to go to in the last mission. It is literally a 1-2 minute affair. I feel the only reason people see any repetition is do to the fact that the story really does not drive you to care about what you are doing, though really if you come to enjoy the gameplay like I did then it's more than enough to inspire you. Loot, as well as it's progression is where the game thrives, along with gunplay. From the start you get weapons that you can't quite equip as it requires a (very slightly, usually 1 or 2) level up.The weapons don't have the variety of effect as Borderlands, but frankly not many FPS games can say they do, though frankly I enjoy using my Pulse Rifle or Fusion Rifle any day over Borderlands inaccurate explosive machine guns or range-drunk shotguns any day.

    As I was saying with the world, it draws you in and never lets you go as you explore each world and it's crevices. The environments are HUGE, even if you don't know it, as quite often there are paths hiding secret ways deeper into the map. The first time I jumped on a sparrow heading to a new location through a secret valley was the moment I realized how much I loved Destiny. As you traverse these beautiful world you will occasionally come across others, though you never really team up with them but it give you a sense of placement.

    The score and overall personality of the world is of of Destiny's great triumphs, it is easily one of the best looking games currently in existence. Note: not in a hyper realistic way, while it is detailed and the lighting and texture as generally realistic, it is fantasy styled.

    Content is as follows: campaign, constant gain of new and powerful guns and armor (some armor makes you feel like an total badass), strike missions both on planet and separate (kind of like story, but harder and with a team), multiplayer (standard affair but with the twist of having fantastical abilities=fun), bounties (something that is meant to be done alongside other missions, boring if focused entirely on), as well as community events, which hopefully become more regular. The strikes and multiplayer is what will keep people busy as they are the best means of upgrading armor. The multiplayer being the main draw should be no major surprise as with Halo the multiplayer is what kept people playing for a while.That being said I have played 20 hours and just beat the story so that's pretty long.

    All and all Destiny is a great, though not entirely perfect game, though should not be held back by hyped up dreams. So is Destiny worth a $60 buy, absolutely, one of the best next gen game on the market at the moment and likely to hang around for a bit.

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  4. Sep 16, 2014
    7
    This game is pretty fun. Its gameplay feels a lot like Halo which isn't surprising although you don't get to pick up enemies' weapons whichThis game is pretty fun. Its gameplay feels a lot like Halo which isn't surprising although you don't get to pick up enemies' weapons which would have added some nice variety. Story is a bit short but I enjoyed the dialogue. The A.I. is particularly awesome. Some of the Strikes will lay you out over and over like you're playing Dark Souls FPS or something. My biggest concerns in this game were repetitive environments (because you re-walk through the same areas again and again), and the lack of easy partying-up. If you don't have active friends playing this game do not expect to easily pick them up by encountering other players running around the same area. The communication options just aren't there. I hope they continue to add more content and really fill out their problem areas come Destiny 2. Expand
  5. Feb 25, 2015
    6
    Fresh game, but not more than any of the rest of the 1.000 of FPS are being released this days. The only good point on it is the RPG part.Fresh game, but not more than any of the rest of the 1.000 of FPS are being released this days. The only good point on it is the RPG part. They have introduced the possibility to get a lot of different weapons, accessories and skills, and when you get the sword is really cool, but still being one FPS more. After 10 hourse of playing can look a very repetitive and dissapointing, they pretend to create a Halo, but I also don't like Halo, i'm bit saturated of FPS games. Expand
  6. Sep 15, 2014
    4
    Bungie made us think they created a fast amazing world. Filled with a epic story and awesome content.
    But they gave us a very halo like
    Bungie made us think they created a fast amazing world. Filled with a epic story and awesome content.
    But they gave us a very halo like single player with a mediocre story. and boring content. The game is beautiful. and fun for 5 hours but then it starts to repeat itself up to lvl 20. After lvl 20 you van lvl to 28 but the mediocre story is over and your given a few options to lvl. One of them is a unbalanced pvp with players ranging from lvl 5 up til 28. Its unfair boring and not worth its hype.
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  7. Apr 6, 2015
    0
    so it was a huge disappointment i remember me a nd my friends playing the beta and alpha for this and we were psyched for it but doing theso it was a huge disappointment i remember me a nd my friends playing the beta and alpha for this and we were psyched for it but doing the same thing over and over again call me crazy but i started to get bored i mean yeah they have dlc that was in the game*cough cough* but my friends that bought that were like it doesnt add anything to the story not that their is one i mean nothing is ever explained anything so yeah take it from someone who has spent like 200-300 hours on this game dont buy it Expand

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