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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] Collapse
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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 4, 2014
    9
    This game is a lot of fun. Im don't play a ton of fps but I am a fan of boarderlands, mass effect series, and bio shock. This game is a bitThis game is a lot of fun. Im don't play a ton of fps but I am a fan of boarderlands, mass effect series, and bio shock. This game is a bit of a child of all these great games. It may try to be to many things to to many people but for me a person who didn't come in with to many expectation ive had a lot of fun playing. Theres just enough upgrades to keep you invested and the difficulty of the game is good, some missions are very intense and it really sucks you in to try and stay alive. overall a nine for me could be a bit longer in original story but I did love every second of the story while it lasted and the game is still getting updates. good fun 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. Sep 20, 2014
    5
    Pros: Story was interesting, Control's are solid, area's are big but there's almost no reason to explore, sure you can find chests but youPros: Story was interesting, Control's are solid, area's are big but there's almost no reason to explore, sure you can find chests but you really just get money out of them.... you can hunt down dead ghosts and revive them for Grimoire points.

    Cons:

    The loot system is messed up, you get engrams / Schematics of items. white gives white, green gives green or blue, blue gives green blue or purple, purple gives every thing but white? i didn't understand why i turned in a purple schematic and got a green item out of it.. that really irritated me. was only one of 2 purple item drops too..

    area's are big but there's almost no reason to explore, sure you can find chests but you really just get money out of them.... you can hunt down dead ghosts and revive them for Grimoire points

    Tons of wasted potential here,

    Console MMo with out the mmo. There's people around atm but no one talks or interacts, Even in groups, This has got to be THE first time I've been on xbox live and people are not chatting and being noisy little a-holes.

    Game fills like one big single player game. The lack of different guns is really annoying, You get 2 heavy options machine gun or rocket launcher, then you get sniper rifles, fusion weapons (charge to burst fire type) and shotguns, then you have scout rifles, auto rifles, hand cannons and some other one i forget atm.

    they seem to have taken diablo 3's idea on leveling, as you dont get to spend skill points and have 2 trees to play with, theres a few different verations on the skills you do have but it really lacks, just like Pretty much everyone said about d3!!! you'll hit level cap and still be trying to get some abilitys.

    Light levels after 20 aka 21-28 are simply earned by finding/buying gear with +1-+18 light on them, this seems like a HUGE Cop out just so folks can grind and have a huge time sink. earning the marks takes for ever and cant even be done in a full week just for some of the 120 marks required on some of the gear. there's a 100 limit per week.

    I could rant even more, Luts just say its worth 25$ or less no where near 60 +tax.
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  5. Sep 13, 2014
    5
    The first red flag is all the big game reviewers didn’t post day 1 reviews of this game calming it’s to big to review in 1 day. Bull crap.The first red flag is all the big game reviewers didn’t post day 1 reviews of this game calming it’s to big to review in 1 day. Bull crap. This game can be beaten in less then 24 hours and there is nothing complicated about it or ground breaking. What they are really saying is “this game isn’t as good as the hype”

    Played the beta, for a beta test it was decent, showed a lot of hope for the actual title. Not enough for me to buy the game new however, managed to find a used copy the day after release. Turns out, the beta test was the actual game with it’s below average graphics, low frame rate, poor resolution, the whole smack. Copy and paste COD ghosts graphics engine with titanfall laziness and watchdogs marketing hype machine and tada! destiny on the 360. mw2, mass effect 2, skyrim, gta5 even borderlands 2.. look better. The maps are dead and lifeless, no sole are heart put into drawing them as the marketing would have you think there is. Mass effect 2 curb stomps this game in map settings and visual effects.

    For a MMO, as bungie braggs endlessly this game is, it’s solitary experience if your casual like me with few friends who live on video games. You see far more people in a 16 player lobby in GTA online. There is almost no co-op matchmaking to speak of for story missions. There is zero communication features, no chat, no proximity voice or lobby chat, you can point and wave, and if you manage to get into a fire time of a max of 3 people compared to borderlands 4 you can only voice talk to those 2 other people. If you see someone randomly in town or on a mission your best bet to communicate is xbox live message if your fast enough. Even then most people will ignore you or say no to mission invites.

    if your lucky enough to actually run into another person around the same level as you in the same part of the map 90% of the time they will ignore fire team requests. Have a friend you can count on if you wanna play with other people. Which beings me to my next point, playing this game solo is boring.

    The opening missions set the tone for what this franchise is going to be, uncomplicated, overly simple and over drawn out (Like the last 2 harry potter movies) and REPETITIVE, just about every mission is wave defense. as the voice for the traveler will say, “I could tell you about the darkness” I could tell you about the great battle with the darkness and the traveler”, “I could tell you how the traveler arrived on earth” “I could tell you how the human race was great and powerful after the traveler arrived, but I wont”

    this plot is the most un-engaging story of all time. There is no hero like master chief to connect with and associate bad assness with. your nameless guardian isn’t given any in-game special treatment to give him the hero status, he’s a nobody no one cares about. The main story missions are side stories having little or nothing to do with this great darkness that destroyed everything or the traveler. Im level 17 almost done with the story and I know as much about the plot as I did when they first announced destiny over 2 years ago. But we do have bad robots, replica fore runner look-alikes from halo 4 and some big round guys strait out of 90’s film the 5th element.

    The good. Destiny’s leveling system is solid, lots of guns and upgrading. this is the best part of the game by far. It’s very rewarding to reach a new level and upgrade your guardian. Lots of gear however not as diverse as borderlands. We have tiny ships that have warp speed and teleport but we still are using bullets and gun powder, sorry Gene Roddenberry.

    Pvp… haven’t played it but since I’m burnt out on mp fps shooters like cod and bf I doubt a futuristic version where everyone has a push-to-win button by the same publisher will offer anything new, nothing about destiny hasn’t been done on PC’s on a far bigger scale 10 years ago and still looked better then this does on current gen or next gen consoles.

    The main reason I playing this game is I’m bored of everything else. I have no desire to level my guardian or finish the game but since I got nothing else going on I will. Bungie is set test everyone’s patience. Spoon feed us plot at a snails pace till we are so bored of what they have given us they will give another few bred crumbs with over price paid DLC and future sequels. I have a feeling if they had taken everything they plan to do with destiny 2 and 3 and all mumbo jumbo dlc and cram it all into this first title this would probably be a decent game, but it’s below average as is.

    Rent it, barrow it, buy it used. Don’t get it new. Wait for the story to develop more later on when it might actually be interesting.
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  6. Jun 8, 2015
    3
    As of this writing, I've come to my senses and have realised Destiny is a bunch of crock. Let me explain exactly why.

    Story: 1/10. Destiny
    As of this writing, I've come to my senses and have realised Destiny is a bunch of crock. Let me explain exactly why.

    Story: 1/10. Destiny offers very little explanation to certain game elements while in-game, and the fact that you have to go online to access Grimiore cards is a complete hack. The DLC's plots are equally as thin.

    Gameplay: 2/10. Destiny, while fun at first, degenerates into a boring grind that isn't good nor is it fun. Getting higher ranked armour from hard missions or multiplayer is damn near impossible, and the rewards for one gets for completion are really underwhelming. Missions are a chore as well; you can visit the same locations in three or more different missions, all lacking variety. Enemies in these locations all have the same function. "Oh, this one shoots magic! This one shoots bullets!" is probably all you'll say before you begin to notice the lack of variety and get really, REALLY bored playing. New missions for you to complete are as hard as they come. With the rarity of some much-needed armour that levels you up to the proper rank to play later missions, you have no other choice then to play on the "hard" difficulty, which is, more often than not, extremely hard and a major turn-off. Enemies at this stage use every cheap tactic in the gaming book to keep you from progressing, and Destiny's **** "no respawn" zones just add to the frustration. Foes are equipped with all the clichés, up to but not limited to, one-hit kills, exploding with no warning, or overpowered weapons that severely damage the player character. Multiplayer also sucks. Have an awesome gun that's powerful but has a slightly slower fire-rate than you like? Better keep playing until you find a better weapon, because rapid firing weapons in multiplayer will destroy you (and quite possibly, your controller). The hub is also at first mesmerising, but also becomes lame when you realise how little there is to do besides do some stupid dance as a way to interact with someone. Once you've done a lot of stuff, there will be absolutely nothing here for you to do until you get grinding. That's absolutely horrid.

    Sound effects/Soundtrack: 6/10. While not as iconic as Halo's soundtracks, Marty O'Donnell's signature sound is still heard and extremely welcoming. Sound effects are the usual sci-fi grab-bag, but still good.

    Graphics: 9.5/10. The graphics are amazing even for the last-gen consoles. Your screen will be filled with all sorts of greens, reds, and blues, and you'll love it (until boredom sinks in, which should be in about an hour).

    Overall: 3/10. Nowhere near as iconic as Halo nor is it anywhere near as fun, Destiny is an overhyped clunker that you should stay far away from. Case in point: stick with the Halo series instead, Bungie screwed up big time on this one.
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  7. Jan 25, 2015
    0
    Do not buy this game it is a waste of your money. Buy it if you want a hour of fun then bland repetitive gameplay the side quests aren't evenDo not buy this game it is a waste of your money. Buy it if you want a hour of fun then bland repetitive gameplay the side quests aren't even side quest the open worlds don't feel open the multiple oh don't get me started if you have a weapon that is under 200 damage you will be killed over and over by level 25 or 30 player who have one shot kill weapons and the story is broken and boring the reward for beating the story is a crappy rife that you will replace and a cutscene all of this game is bad i was extremely hyped for this i preordered it from gamestop for 90 dollars NINETY they said will give you this code to get a sparrow enter it by tuesday and they give me the code on WENDSDAY i spent nearly 100 dollars on a crappy game with crappy extra content that I didn't even get to use the gameplay mechanics are repetitive the weapon customization is extremely limited and the game is overall crap the fact that is spent so much and got so little leads me to believe this game was created by the devil I wish they let me get a refund but they don't because they want to have baths of money they just can't make enough and the fact that people even bought the expansion is baffling the whole game is a crappy broken game in the multiplay you don't need skill you need a good gun skill is just gone the game is bad bad bad do not buy this game it sucks. Expand

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