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  • Summary: Set in the remote future, Destiny thrusts players into the roles of Guardians of the last city on Earth, who traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the exotic jungles of Venus. Able to wield immense power, players battle humanity’s enemies and mustSet in the remote future, Destiny thrusts players into the roles of Guardians of the last city on Earth, who traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the exotic jungles of Venus. Able to wield immense power, players battle humanity’s enemies and must reclaim that which was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age. In a story-driven universe, Destiny’s saga unfolds through grand tales and sweeping adventures by immersing gamers in a bold new world filled with cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected. Destiny incorporates Bungie’s trademark grand scope, sci-fi storytelling and adventures with visceral first-person action gaming that takes place in a burgeoning, cinematic universe. Additionally, Destiny delivers a unique social gaming experience to consoles by offering players a connected, living world that they can explore, combined with vibrant social spaces where they can congregate and celebrate achievements, and share remarkable adventures grouped with friends or solo. [Bungie] Expand
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  1. Sep 13, 2014
    80
    Destiny is a good FPS from Bungie. However, it isn't the definitive fusion between shooter and MMO we expected. Great gunplay, good enemy AI and full of content, but missions can get too repetitive and the endgame needs more variety of objectives.
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  1. Sep 9, 2014
    10
    it is a great game specially if you have friends. the controls feels nice and tight and the graphics are pretty clean. it has 3 awesome classit is a great game specially if you have friends. the controls feels nice and tight and the graphics are pretty clean. it has 3 awesome class to choose from with very deep customization definitely a lot better on next when compared to ps3/360 Expand
  2. Oct 5, 2014
    9
    I played the beta and I had a lot of fun, but when it came out I played it straight away and was amazed of how well done they did althoughI played the beta and I had a lot of fun, but when it came out I played it straight away and was amazed of how well done they did although there were some downsides: 1. A bit short the story and not the best ending ive ever seen but still a good story and back story. 2. The weapons and gun play, they should have maybe balanced the weapons out a bit more. 3. The AI was a bit dodgy. But aside from that this game is amazing to play with 1 or 2 friends and team up in the PVP arena, strikes, story, bounties, etc. The graphics are pretty good but better on next gen, there are 3 really powerful guardian classes to choose from and its just a really fun and exciting game. 9/10 Expand
  3. Sep 10, 2014
    9
    I have been playing Destiny for the last 2 days and have to say that I am really enjoying the experience. It is unfortunate to see so manyI have been playing Destiny for the last 2 days and have to say that I am really enjoying the experience. It is unfortunate to see so many trolls looking to do nothing but bash this game. I wonder what it takes to please some of these people.

    The presentation is top notch and the game transitions seamlessly from menu to menu and location to location. The game draws inspiration from Halo, Borderlands, Call of Duty, and Mass Effect and manages to harmoniously bring all the features together to make a very solid and balanced game. For me, the art direction looks like a cross between Halo and Mass Effect. There are open environments a la Borderlands to explore and loot with your friends. The music is well done and the ambient sounds really help to differentiate each location and add to the experience. The guns sound great up close and even from across the map, hearing the echo of battle is exciting.

    The RPG elements are nicely implemented but not overly complex. The skill trees are more like perk trees effecting grenade types, explosion ratings, and etc. The most addicted part of the game for me is the player cosmetic customization. You are rewarded with new outfit parts after each mission, after multiplayer games, in loot boxes, and they are also dropped by downed enemies. Some rare types of clothing can even by upgraded in and of themselves.

    The controls are silky smooth. I was able to switch to a Call of Duty control scheme so I was right at home as soon as I popped in the disc. The different gun types are fun but so far there does not appear to be a vast array of them, much less dynamic and creative than Borderlands. However, the precision and movement in this game is just as smooth as any Halo game out there. The enemies are intelligent enough, hiding and flanking when need be. There appears to be a good amount of enemy types so far and hopefully I will keep running into bigger and badder bosses.

    Online you can coop missions with your friends or play competitive multiplayer. If you don't have any friends to play with don't expect fellow travelers to help you as every group is pretty much doing their own thing. I have only played Team Deathmatch and Control modes so I may be wrong and saying that there does not appear to be a huge amount of modes at this time. That is fine with me as I have never gotten into the overly obscure modes anyway. I have noticed little to no lag which, considering that it was just released, is a big achievement for Bungie. Also, all the powers, grenade types, maps, weapons, and level matchmaking appear to be well balanced, again showing the level of expertise by Bungie.

    The large environments are nice but it is annoying to start at the same corner of the map and have to walk/run/drive to the other side of the map to complete missions every time. I was looking for a little more to set each environment apart. Sure the architecture is different, but the enemies and strategies are all the same. I thought maybe the physics would be different on the moon but that might have hurt the flow of combat. I have not run into any weather effects to write home about. One of the largest problems I have with the game is the lore and story telling. At no time do I feel the desperation of humanity and the visitor. There is a still scene of a city below the Guardian tower but that is it. The AI-Cortana wanna-be "Ghost" finds you in the beginning finds you and says, "there you are, you have no idea how long I have been looking for you?!" Apparently I have been hiding in the trunk of an old car for thousands of years? The enemies look great but I cannot differentiate them from the Covenant. I didn't even realize I was fighting a different race until my achievements starting appearing on screen. I still have no idea what the difference between the Fallen and...whatever the others are called are. All races pretty much fight the same: typical soldiers that hide behind things, weak/fast cannon fodder units, well armored mortar units, snipers that are cloaked, and fast moving flying units. My Ghost told me he would tell me why the world is so different from a thousand+ years ago but he hasn't...yet...after approximately 20hrs of gameplay. The missions are pretty run of the mill and do get a little repetitive, although ranking up helps away a lot of the grind. The story missions are a little more creative and complex but are still, "wait, they are building up an army and planning to attack Earth!" Been there done that. Maybe getting into some deeper scientific concepts such as in Halo would hold the gamer's interest a bit more.

    Overall a really great game. I love the presentation and art/music direction. The game plays very smoothly and feels great. I have not noticed any significant lag. Competitive multiplayer is well balanced, fast, and very fun. There is a lot of customization and ranking up which will keep players occupied for a long time.
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  4. Oct 12, 2014
    5
    I was really excited for this game, and thoroughly enjoyed it up until I finished the storyline. Then, it fell apart into a tedious grind.I was really excited for this game, and thoroughly enjoyed it up until I finished the storyline. Then, it fell apart into a tedious grind. Today something amazing happened, for the first time since launch, I realized I'd rather sleep than get up early to play the game for a bit. That is the death knell of any game for me.

    Fundamentally, it is there, but the execution is poor. There's a wealth of story, but you can only access it via bungie's website or the app, why can't we experience it in game? I think this is a good example of a good game ruined by corporate management and incompetence. It seems as though the game developers are running in multiple directions without solid leadership.

    Bugs are aplenty - nothing is more infuriating than when my auto rifle just stops firing during pvp, despite the fact that I'm still holding down the "aim" and "fire" buttons.

    There's too many ways to "cheat" with each raid boss, which makes it clear that there was insufficient play testing and that the game was rushed out before it was ready.

    Finally, the tedious, gated grind to earn ascendant materials just to upgrade armor is asinine. If you're going to control the pace at which players can level, at least make it interesting. Not repeat the same tired missions over and over ad nausea. The bounty missions and strikes should have generic dialogue to at least disguise the fact that you're repeating a mission you've already done.

    To quote the most annoying PVP announcer ever: "Get it together Bungie! You're light is stronger than this! I think you may have underestimated the task!"
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  5. Sep 11, 2014
    5
    Loved the hundreds of negative reviews that got removed...If you don't want criticism of your game then why release it? A game is notLoved the hundreds of negative reviews that got removed...If you don't want criticism of your game then why release it? A game is not 'fantastic' because the creators said so.

    Destiny is generic, dull and repetitive. What could have been magnificent fell short of everything but basic.

    Don't buy into the hype, buy the game if you're interested in the concept of a hybrid MMOFPS but don't get your hopes up thinking it's going to be the next level of console gaming.
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  6. Sep 11, 2014
    3
    I, like many other out there, was stuffed with HYPE that I though it could change something. I really don't understand these companies. TheyI, like many other out there, was stuffed with HYPE that I though it could change something. I really don't understand these companies. They hype hype hype and then you stay home with your mouth open and a bitter taste. I played Destiny for 10 hours now and there are some problems.

    First the singleplayer campain (if you could call it) is the same, repetitive mission over and over again. I wanted some diversity but couldn't reach that moment to say WOW!

    Graphics are so and so and they look mostly OK for XBOX 360. The game mechanics is good. I simply don't seem to enjoy multiplayer at all. I feel it unbalanced and I simply don't feel that multiplayer with these maps. I was killed from many stupid positions that don't require skill or something.

    The game is good all in all only that it's extremely repetitive and it needs some fixing. I tend to get bored easily.
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  7. Nov 20, 2014
    0
    this game sucks! the download for content is stupid! if i wanted to wait 20 minutes to play x-box i'd do something else! give me my moneythis game sucks! the download for content is stupid! if i wanted to wait 20 minutes to play x-box i'd do something else! give me my money back you scam artist software developers! I will never buy a bungie game again!!!!!! Expand

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