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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sep 15, 2014
    88
    Personally I’ve found the experience to be a visceral and engaging one. I’m a huge fan of the mythical sci-fi fusion and have eaten up the planetary environments -- on a visual level -- like they’re going out of fashion (though I can’t really buy cars being on Venus, Bungie).
  2. Sep 15, 2014
    88
    Bungie’s new game is not as gigantic or revolutionary as that hype may have led some to believe. In fact, it has several features that feel like missteps or problems. But that doesn’t change the fact that the more I play it, the more I love it.
  3. Sep 16, 2014
    80
    Destiny is a confident, solid, sometimes stunningly beautiful shooter with RPG mechanics that add longevity and depth, and the beginnings of what could be an incredible online universe. But it feels like the tip of the glacier, and I’m not sure it’s a good thing to be more excited about what a game might one day be, than what it is actually is.
  4. Sep 12, 2014
    75
    It's not quite the epic space-faring journey we were expecting, but for the time being, we'll sit back and enjoy the ride.
  5. Sep 19, 2014
    75
    Destiny stays quite enjoyable as long as it has something new to offer, but this ends rather soon leaving us with a well-crafted repetitive shooter and a disappointing story. The lacklustre competitive multiplayer doesn't help either, so it won't probably be what will keep players attached to the game. Here's hoping Bungie will keep the game relevant by constantly adding new events that won't simply be fighting more of the same enemies in the same environments.
  6. Oct 21, 2014
    70
    Destiny feels like the key elements of an FPS and an MMO gently resting shoulder to shoulder, instead of being fused together in a truly creative way. It plays and looks great, and offers many, many hours of entertainment to anyone okay with repeating the same tasks, but it isn’t exactly the game-changing science fiction epic we felt it was aspiring to.
  7. Sep 13, 2014
    60
    A multiplayer shooter that cobbles together elements of massively multiplayer games but overlooks the lessons developers of such games learned many years ago.

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  1. Sep 9, 2014
    10
    Incredible game so far, was playing last night with my friends and had an amazing time. Don't listen to the other reviews because to me theyIncredible game so far, was playing last night with my friends and had an amazing time. Don't listen to the other reviews because to me they don't even seem like they've actually played the game or gotten past the first mission. Expand
  2. Oct 26, 2014
    10
    Ok so for this game so many people say it was over hyped but to be honest it was exactly what I thought it would be having played the beta IOk so for this game so many people say it was over hyped but to be honest it was exactly what I thought it would be having played the beta I couldn't wait to get back out in the frontier and push back against the darkness.as a side note i was really into this game from the start then my crush started talking about it so i thought well I wanna be able to have a conversation with her about, I have now played over 10 days of the game that is six more than she has, and in those 10 days i have never had a dull moment the visuals are amazing (even on legacy gen consoles),the gun play is tight and responsive( I play on max sensitivity, i never play max on any game but this one it just feels right)

    The community with in the game is a lively and friendly bunch always willing to help with the tricky strike you've been trying to complete,and being a max level character i get many a request to help and unless im busy im always happy to help as are the many other high level characters that the inexperienced call upon to help, the loot system at times can be unfair but since the resent update its a lot easier to get decent gear to give you that bump to the next light level or the next tier of weapon damage.

    All in all this game is worth the buy I for one shall be buying a second copy to play on the next gen console with my friends
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  3. Sep 10, 2014
    9
    I love this game, the loot is rewarding and not just thrown at you every ten seconds like borderlands, the combat is smooth and refined andI love this game, the loot is rewarding and not just thrown at you every ten seconds like borderlands, the combat is smooth and refined and the gameplay is fun. Lots of people seem to think that a lack of explosions and one button abseiling scenes makes a game repetitive and boring and I guarantee no one who said this has tried more than one class to see which they prefer... experimented with a weapon other than an auto rifle or tried to fight in a way that isn't occasionally pop your head round cover, let alone unlocked the second sub class. Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2014
    6
    This game is a game you can wait to buy, it's so boring but I will return to that, I have been reviewing games for decades and when I saw theThis game is a game you can wait to buy, it's so boring but I will return to that, I have been reviewing games for decades and when I saw the trailer for this game and played the BETA, I was sure it would be GOTY, I bought it over Xbox one Digital and wow don't ever do that. I really want a refund on this game. They used 500 million dollars for this game. and I can't see where they used that budget. Was it for advert or the game itself?

    The game:

    The story and lore: is gone, I have been playing for 10 hours and they can't deliver the story they want to give us. it's nothing more than fetch quests. and on earth the only place you can visit is Old Russia that's it, Bungie said the exploring will be big, what they meant by that: would be Moon, Mars and Venus not earth, the main story on earth would take 2 hours and your done and you will be moving on to moon.
    They spend 7-8 years on a game what felt like they only used 3 years. The loading screen is taking forever, reminds me of Duke Nukem Forever on the Xbox 360

    Combat: The combat is smooth and I really love it. Reminds me of borderlands but more better. But the enemies pull the game Down: you kill someone, walk 50 m and turn around. Boom they are back. the script on the enemies is this: they shoot, you take damage and they hide for minutes. Repeat.. No joke

    PVP: like any other FPS. Team vs team. But this PVP is really balanced, that I enjoy it really much, more than the story/game itself. Which I find weird.

    Level: To easy and for few lvl caps, (I know this game isn't aiming for a MMO but 20 really?)

    Can I recommend this: No not at all, this game is only fun to play with friends not solo. You can wait to the Price drops. You won't feel the Bungie's 500 million budget and the 7-8 years progress, this game is like a light version of halo 2. Normally I love games, and I was looking forward to Destiny, but it disappoints on the levels this game sold me on, (story and exploration which isn't there and the loot are limited)

    But this game doesn't deserve a rating below 6 or above 7, it's entertainment with your friends in PVP and if you just like lv ling and gear grind this game is for you(and killing aliens and zombies) but this game can't deliver any story itself which I don't like. If a game can't a deliver a decent story or a story that makes sense(I am talking about Zelda: The Faces of Evil) It's a game I can not recommend at all. I have been through all Things in this games, and if my review didn't convince you to buy it, don't buy it, I am normally open minded but this game didn't reach it's expectations. Destiny have been done to many times.

    Sorry my grammar and have a nice day, hope this review helps you and your friends to buy this. Wait some months, that all I have to say.
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  5. Jan 3, 2015
    5
    This game is one of the most disappointing games I've seen bungie and activision make. The graphics are nice, but the story is boring, theyThis game is one of the most disappointing games I've seen bungie and activision make. The graphics are nice, but the story is boring, they force you to play online, its time consuming, and is full of bugs and glitches. Expand
  6. Jan 14, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Destiny. What is there to say about it. If i just went by the fact bungie made its awesome but if i only saw activisions name on it i would say its gonna be some mindless shooter. Both made it so it seems. Its a great game overall but the problems cripple its enjoyability to the point where you have to repeatedly download the same update over and over again. I dont have a great connection but im not doing a gigabyte of updates every time i sign on.. Expand
  7. Nov 6, 2014
    0
    I don't like the multiplayer because ground pound is **** stupid the guns are op and the armor is super op so **** the multiplayer but theI don't like the multiplayer because ground pound is **** stupid the guns are op and the armor is super op so **** the multiplayer but the campaign is fun Expand

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