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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
    Don't mind me; just giving the game a 10 to balance out all the stupid idiots giving it a 0.

    It's not perfect; the game in its current
    Don't mind me; just giving the game a 10 to balance out all the stupid idiots giving it a 0.

    It's not perfect; the game in its current state is pretty bare bones & the loot system could be stronger & more diverse, but unlike Borderlands, the shooting is fantastic & feels great. The Game also looks beautiful, boasts a beautiful soundtrack & when you have friends to play with, it's easily one of the best playing experiences you can have on the PS4.

    This is also clearly a long-term project for Bungie, it's going to get far better down the track so you might as well jump on early!
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  3. Sep 14, 2014
    9
    Disclaimer: This game has a great blend of RPG elements and FPS elements. This blend is accomplished while conveying a good, kind of cryptic,Disclaimer: This game has a great blend of RPG elements and FPS elements. This blend is accomplished while conveying a good, kind of cryptic, story. What I am most satisfied with, that Borderlands did not do, is that the RPG elements of damage and firing a weapon poses little interference on the FPS elements. The only similarity between Destiny and Borderlands is that it has RPG elements as a shooter. That's where the similarity ends. Talent progression, weapon progression, gear progression and leveling are completely different. Oh yeah, the graphics are also completely different.

    Always Online. My job forces me to be gone with no internet for somewhat long periods of time, so yes, online only can suck. However, all the MMO's that I used to play are online only and I never complained about them. So what gives me or anyone else the right to negatively judge this game in this aspect when it was stated day 1? Face it, this game has enough MMO elements that it absolutely needs to be online. Stop complaining about something that you knew about in advance. This is not JUST an FPS.

    Now, the review. I didn't give this game a 10/10 specifically for some of the story mechanics. I am not going to negatively review a game over talents or in game mechanics that can change with the flick of a hotfix.

    Graphics 10 - Easy choice, this game is super polished and pulls out a lot of what the PS4 has to offer.

    Game Play 10 - Much like Halo: CE the game play is very solid. There is little to nothing mechanically working against you. Mostly just the enemies working against you. When game mechanics are your enemy, you are far from solid. Getting that first blue weapon and being excited to get one of it's passives not something I have experienced in another game. Firing said weapon and validating it as being unique is also a very good feeling.

    Community 9 - The lack of a chat window is both a gift and a curse. It's a gift for those of us who could care less about 9 - 12 year old's attempting to Troll. It can be a curse to those who are shy with a mic but this is a console game any way. I'd rather use voice than type with a controller, especially in a MMOish-FPSish game like this.

    Story 9 - The story is outstanding and it has me hooked however being able to see the Grimoire cards in game would be nice. Bungie has also managed to keep the story mysterious as if you are actually trying to learn the history of the Earth from scratch. The one issue I have here is that I find many of my story missions or strikes (at some point) revolve around the Ghost getting me into a lot of trouble with it's addiction to hacking. Hacking very slowly I might add.

    Competitive Multiplayer 10 - Yeah, getting waxed by everybody and they're mom wielding an Auto rifle can get frustrating but this is PvP. All the weapons can be countered if you use your weapon where it shines. They changed how tough you are while using a super from beta, which is a good thing regardless of how frustrating it can be when you are the victim. Nonetheless, the PvP is solid and the maps have decent variety. There are some things that I think need to be tweaked but like I stated earlier, this game will receive many patches in it's life and those tweaks will more than likely be in them.

    I can see how many people instantly have negative feelings for anything that gets this amount of hype. This due to the fact that 85% of the things that get mega hyped fall short. I ask those people to try this game at a friends with their negative bias aside and prove this game wrong. Don't just play one mission and tap out. Get in a fire team, take on a strike, team up with some friends in the crucible and make this game flex for you. It will, and you will want to play it more.
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  4. Sep 17, 2014
    7
    Destiny is something entirely new in a FPS genre saturated with the same thing, year in year out. Combining a stellar FPS experience with RPGDestiny is something entirely new in a FPS genre saturated with the same thing, year in year out. Combining a stellar FPS experience with RPG elements, Destiny is a breath of fresh air in a stale gaming scene. However, it is not without its own problems. A bland Peter Dinklage, a lack of communication options, and a lack of content has thrown players for a loop. If Bungie keeps its promise, Destiny will prove to become an experience to keep bringing players back. Expand
  5. Dec 14, 2014
    6
    Visually a beautiful game, the music and sounds are fantastic.
    I'm a campaign player, so I don't play the multiplayer part of a game often
    Visually a beautiful game, the music and sounds are fantastic.
    I'm a campaign player, so I don't play the multiplayer part of a game often and I didn't in this game.
    So the campaign was... In my opinion mediocre at best. Same enemies over and over and over again, pretty much the same objective on every level, protect the ghost while it hacks for information and so forth.
    Use of same enemies get repetitive after a while, a little more variation would have been appreciated both when it comes to enemies and mission objectives.
    Story vice at the beginning of the game, they could have given you the basics and not: hey you where dead, now you are alive again run....
    "codex" entries are not in the game but on an external site which make it a hassle to use and read up on.
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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. Feb 21, 2015
    0
    This game is terrible. This game is borderlands, its vanilla wow, its overhyped **** No offline singleplayer, permanent grinding, hours ofThis game is terrible. This game is borderlands, its vanilla wow, its overhyped **** No offline singleplayer, permanent grinding, hours of shooting into caves... trash. literally trash.

    this was actually a marketing campaign meant to sell a video game product. bull****, never preordering again
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