Destiny Xbox One

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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
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
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  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 14, 2014
    10
    Halo on Steroids

    This game is everything I wish Halo would have become. Multiplayer is perfect, level design is perfect. A must have for
    Halo on Steroids

    This game is everything I wish Halo would have become. Multiplayer is perfect, level design is perfect. A must have for FPS fans who want a competitive multiplayer experience with no rewards for camping and minimal sniping.

    Fun as heck. Simply Brilliant.
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  3. Sep 17, 2014
    9
    I personally think this is a fun game, sure the story line is lacking, and a few little niggles with the radar and not being able to tradeI personally think this is a fun game, sure the story line is lacking, and a few little niggles with the radar and not being able to trade gear with other players, however those can be fixed with a simple patch. But its FUN to play! I like the multi-player, and i love running the 3 player strike missions. people forget that video games are supposed to be fun. Was the story line for Super Mario Bros. in depth and visceral? Did Donkey Kong have multi-layered character development? The answer is no, but we still love those games. Just play the game, have some fun and stop worrying about Easter eggs, back story and lore. Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2014
    6
    I really wanted to like this game more than a mediocre rating. But, there simply isn't much content here and what is currently out is nothingI really wanted to like this game more than a mediocre rating. But, there simply isn't much content here and what is currently out is nothing short of "ok".

    The story quests and raids can be fun and challenging, but there isn't that many to keep you entertained more than a few weeks. Even though there is dlc in the works for an additional cost, as a $60 game the story line is extremely short and not very engaging.Playing casually for four days I hit the end of the story line and reached the soft cap of max level 20 (you can go higher for better gear with a special stat).

    But, the game really loses it's lackluster in PVP. Since you will most likely hit the end of the story and get close to max level in a few days, you'll be looking to PVP for most of your replay value other than replaying story missions or raids for better gear. The whole experience feels very bare bone minimum. You have three game types: Capture the Flag, Team Death Match, and Free for all. Players start off with their primary weapons and need to scrounge ammo that spawns at random for 2ndary and 3rd weapon slots. Movement mechanics feel unusually rigid; at times I can sprint continuously, at other times my character won't run at all with no meter or warning to indicate why. Abilities can shoot through walls and more often than not, I notice small delays in damage or kills registering.

    Aside from the glitches, even the PVP design is just "ok". All classes are arguably balanced due to all weapons being accessible in every class. But, you'll find most people using the 2ndary weapons frequently for easy kills due to high drop rates of 2ndary ammo. There is vehicles in some of the matches, but they feel clunky and are easy to kill making them more of a gimmick.

    With such a short story line and basic pvp, Destiny leaves both pve and pvp players disappointed with only an average delivery across the board.
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  5. Sep 14, 2014
    5
    Gunplay is great. Everything else is just not. The story is skeletal at best, so much just not explained at all. Nothing original, MassGunplay is great. Everything else is just not. The story is skeletal at best, so much just not explained at all. Nothing original, Mass Effect 3 was a way better game that cost less than 10% of this beast to make. Very small game, everyone gets the same gear for the first 25% of leveling, the classes are indistinguishable really... Basically everything else about the game is a disappointment. Glad I got it for $35. No way I'd ever pay another $35 for two expansions that add only several missions. It's like Bungie really had their head in the and about this one. Expand
  6. Sep 9, 2014
    3
    Destiny just simply isn't fun. The game play is boring and repetitive, the graphics are not that good either. Does not live up to the hypeDestiny just simply isn't fun. The game play is boring and repetitive, the graphics are not that good either. Does not live up to the hype and definitely won't see a sequel Expand
  7. Jul 3, 2015
    0
    The game is too repetetive and the sh*t company even lock the past avaible content, the weekly and daily strikes. Now you may ask, how theThe game is too repetetive and the sh*t company even lock the past avaible content, the weekly and daily strikes. Now you may ask, how the **** do they lock it?, they simply put this **** repetive more difficult missions into the DLC area, so you have to buy their sh*t and uninteresting DLC's to get the weekly coins which gives you access to buy Exotics (rarest weapons). This game already has poor content and now they make it DLC user only. I've spend the most money ever for a game called Destiny with 70€ and get less than every single game I've bough before. Expand

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