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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. Sep 16, 2014
    10
    I love this game and it's difficulty is such that I actually feel good when I finish a mission. The only bad thing is that I don't haveI love this game and it's difficulty is such that I actually feel good when I finish a mission. The only bad thing is that I don't have friends to play with so I am a solo which makes it take longer on certain missions. Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2014
    9
    Despite lacking a memorable story, I found that Destiny is a satisfying game that has plenty to offer, even if it may get repetitive. IDespite lacking a memorable story, I found that Destiny is a satisfying game that has plenty to offer, even if it may get repetitive. I understand that doing patrol's and the Crucible day after day can get boring, but only if you play it day after day. All in all, I believe that Destiny deserves a solid 8 or 9 because it is really a beautiful game with great mechanics. It loses a point or two because of repetitiveness and the somewhat lack of storytelling. Expand
  4. Sep 11, 2014
    6
    The game has the same essence as HALO but lacks personality, although there very similar enemies.

    Lacks depth in classes and increased
    The game has the same essence as HALO but lacks personality, although there very similar enemies.

    Lacks depth in classes and increased production in exchange objects and create them.
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  5. Sep 18, 2014
    5
    This game is too repetitive and will go into the trunk of my car. On my next trip to the game store, I plan to give it to a parent of aThis game is too repetitive and will go into the trunk of my car. On my next trip to the game store, I plan to give it to a parent of a nagging child and save them some money for school supplies. No amount of expensive window dressing can make a boring game worth my time. Expand
  6. May 16, 2015
    4
    I was so excited about this game and yet I played for about 8 hours and just not impressed. Overall I really disappointment. Expected so muchI was so excited about this game and yet I played for about 8 hours and just not impressed. Overall I really disappointment. Expected so much more from Bungie/Halo. Game play is like Halo but its much further away so it doesn't feel like a FPS and more of a RPG view field. Things just feel very repetitive and things just seem lifeless. Sounds is your typical halo quality which is good. The art is great again though which is was more first person style. The game doesn't flow, they tried the MMO thing thing with the town type experience but it just doesn't match with the rest of the game. The immersion just dies for me after ever mission.

    To steal these famous words from Blizzard...they didn't find the fun.
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  7. May 7, 2015
    0
    After playing a lot of hours I can say this about Destiny. Terrible AI, boring and repetitive side quests (4 types), no customizing of weaponsAfter playing a lot of hours I can say this about Destiny. Terrible AI, boring and repetitive side quests (4 types), no customizing of weapons and armor (changing perks), no open world, tiny maps, the story is really short, a lttle bit confused and absolutely garbage, no background informations, no conversations with NPCs, still contains many bugs and network problems. Only one point for the nice graphics. Expand

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