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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. Sep 12, 2014
    10
    Very good game even ignoring all the hype. It's one that's going to evolve and grow over time much like a MMO so its hard to give it a finalVery good game even ignoring all the hype. It's one that's going to evolve and grow over time much like a MMO so its hard to give it a final score. The game wont appeal to everyone, but its far from being as bad as all these low scores suggest. Expect this to be a larger and richer game in the future as the universe expands. Expand
  3. Oct 10, 2014
    9
    I waited a month to buy this game and played it over a week before rating. It's a highly fun game and there is still more for me to lookI waited a month to buy this game and played it over a week before rating. It's a highly fun game and there is still more for me to look forward to. I think a great deal of people giving the game a poor rating bought into the hype surrounding this game. I bet they are still playing it though. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2014
    5
    No doubt this is a solid shooter with good mechanics behind it that with more development could become amazing. However, the woefullyNo doubt this is a solid shooter with good mechanics behind it that with more development could become amazing. However, the woefully undeveloped story, the amateurish and repetitive level design and the bog standard multiplayer hold this game back from being good. The only real reason to buy this game is if all your friends are playing it, otherwise it's just an alright shooter, that (on your own) you'll get bored of quickly. Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2014
    5
    This games saving grace is the campaign which is fairly unusual for a shooter, aside from some well hidden high ranking enemies you mayThis games saving grace is the campaign which is fairly unusual for a shooter, aside from some well hidden high ranking enemies you may accidentally stumble across while still under level 10 (I came across some of them at level 5 be warned one shot and you're dead) it's a fairly easy going experience even on hard difficulty. The enemies are not very challenging and as long as you aren't hip firing the game will guide your reticule towards your enemies head. The AI doesn't seem too advanced for the most part enemies either come straight at you or duck behind cover in both scenarios they die quickly. The atmosphere is almost spooky at times resembling an Alien film and being rushed by half a dozen mutants in the dark is definitely fun. In all so far I'd say the most fun was pressing the right button on the DPad and having a dance off at the tower. Which probably says a lot come to think of it.

    Now the MP. Not only do you have to unlock this feature but you then have to unlock game modes within it as you go. Level 5 Unlocks the first mode but I wouldn't advise going in there at that level unless you want to be destroyed repeatedly by higher level players. As far as the way it plays it's basically halo with mass effect (the original mass effect) powers in a PVP scenario, which isn't a good thing. Heavy weapon drops, campers with high powered weapons a few vehicles and well you've probably played halo before so there's no need to explain.

    Random messages from randoms kids sending requests for you to join their clan people dropping out it's the same old same from Bungie on this one the only difference is you'll need to pay for an XBL subscription to play it and there really isn't a good reason for why that is btw.
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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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