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 11, 2014
    10
    I bought this game for my father and I and we are having a blast spending time together. I myself am now a father of two kids (one is almost 3I bought this game for my father and I and we are having a blast spending time together. I myself am now a father of two kids (one is almost 3 and the other born one week ago.) In the rare time I get to actually sit down and relax, it is very nice to be able to play small coop PVE missions with close friends & family and also play solo still having fun while upgrading the characters while others aren't available. I don't mind not being able to talk with others in game outside of the party chat as its actually nice to get cut-off from all the teenage kids spouting nonsense degrading my gaming adventure. It's like a serene experience that you can escape to and just have fun exploring the planets while battling aliens of various factions. The Sci-Fi theme is refreshing and genuine. Graphics are beautiful. As for all the comparisons out there trying to figure out what version is better between the ps4 and the xbox one, all in all they look the same and play the same. I seriously doubt one is better over the other and recommend to find the version your friends are playing. Expand
  3. Sep 17, 2014
    9
    Using all of my free time I have been playing the game for the past week and I love it just as much then as I do now. As of last night (oneUsing all of my free time I have been playing the game for the past week and I love it just as much then as I do now. As of last night (one week from launch) I hit level twenty. The actual gameplay of Destiny is surprisingly long and in depth, though the story is very shallow and lacking narration. The majority of the negative feedback seem to stem from a misconception of what the game is. Destiny IS an MMO. All the story/leveling quests are repetitive kill and fetch quests, and the game truly begins at the soft level cap of 20 - where you then grind up to 30 by getting gear that has light by repeating dungeons and eventually raiding. Destiny is truly great if it is the type of game you are into. However, if you're expecting a story driven single player en-devour it is not the game for you. Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2014
    6
    Rating this game is hard... Does it deserve a 7 because it has ideas, a somewhat deep universe, it's my lucky number (as well as Bungie's).Rating this game is hard... Does it deserve a 7 because it has ideas, a somewhat deep universe, it's my lucky number (as well as Bungie's). But no, I'm giving it a 6, and that's why...

    Graphically, it's OK. It's not astounding, it's correct. Neat Textures, not saturated in blur effects, and good general design. But why 30fps ? Seriously... It just ruins it. Enemies keep dodging every time you shoot them, and you just have not this fluid impression allowing you to follow them correctly.

    Sounds are good, pretty convincing. And musics are... Well, it's Martin O'Donnell, its really classy, but they are too discreet, sadly you won't really pay attention to them.

    And now we hit the very hard point, gameplay. If you played Halo Reach, you'll feel like it you're playing it all over again. There is the possibility to aim down the sights, but you'll only use it on a sniper. It's like they couldn't at all cut their links to Master Chief's universe. It's aliens (they hide as soon as they take damage, and have three fingers at each hand, all just like the Elites, seriously...), with player attracted bullets. But instead of fighting the Covenant, in models and design, you'll feel like you're facing enemies from an older Bungie game: Marathon. And leveling is a pure joke. A higher level enemy means it will absorb more total damage, but you'll deal the same amount of HP with each hit (I destroyed a lot of lvl 9 squads while being lvl 5 without it really being harder), and randomly, you'll find a level ?? enemy, where instead of making an epic fight with him, where insistence will eventually make you win, he'll just take no damage (with a somewhat insulting 'immune' word popping out). Evolving weapon levels is a good idea on paper, but Borderlands/Mass Effect (and more...) just do it better, since whatever level your weapon is, it'll handle just the same, with no advantages what so ever, and even only one design per weapon category is here (one DMR, one AR, one sniper, etc...). Missions are just killing squads after squads after squads of enemies, and bosses are just bullet-sponges, just empty your magazine, hide behind a wall, reload, repeat. Multiplayer can't be enjoyed unless you reach a 'respectable' level. And come on... This can easily be a single player game, why can't we play alone... Come across a higher level player, he'll just annihilate your own enemies (at least you'll still win EXP if you're in his surroundings).

    I won't talk about story-telling, since it is purely trivial. You have the setting, and that's it. Bungie wanted the players to tell their own stories, but at this level, just make a fan fiction contest and put the winner in the game. There is no character nor event to remember.

    So... To sum all that up... It could have been way better. $500 millions in development? I doubt it, include advertising cost which must be impressive (Activision got us accustomed to that), and maybe we'll reach that. Good graphics quality, nice soundtrack, not original enough gameplay, laughable story-telling. Wait for its price to drop (I bought it 110€ and I regret it). This game can be qualified a disappointment, but I won't say that, it's more of a missed opportunity.
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  5. Sep 13, 2014
    5
    I tried this game out when they had the free beta on Xbox One and Xbox 360. The game is alright. The problem for me was I thought it was kindI tried this game out when they had the free beta on Xbox One and Xbox 360. The game is alright. The problem for me was I thought it was kind of a revamped Mass Effect from another company. It just had that look to it, so I was terribly excited to try it. But when I tried it, it was a first person shooter with 10% MMO. If you like first person shooters this game could be worth it for you. It seemed easy to form teams and do missions. I did mostly solo and co-op and it was fine. Communication through my Xbox One headset was fine. I had zero lag on my Xbox One and 360 and the same character was available on both systems. It's sad really if they had put more Mass Effect story and character development into this game, it could of been a monster hit. Expand
  6. Sep 9, 2014
    3
    A failed attempt at something new.

    Terrible AI, boring fetch quests and the same guns we have seen a thousand times in various shooters.
    A failed attempt at something new.

    Terrible AI, boring fetch quests and the same guns we have seen a thousand times in various shooters. Sure the environments are beautiful. Conceptually and visually Destiny is a stunning effort at originality.

    Unfortunately, someone forgot to remind developers that games are about what we do, not what we see. And what we do in Destiny is grind away on the same boring fetch quests time and again. Its like Borderlands, but without the quirks or uniqueness that make that game enjoyable.

    Overall, a nice concept with an utterly failed execution.
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  7. Jul 13, 2015
    0
    (Long review, lots of rage) when I first got destinty I thought It was going to be the best game ever. Just look at halo. Well after playing(Long review, lots of rage) when I first got destinty I thought It was going to be the best game ever. Just look at halo. Well after playing it for a while I saw past all the 'super cool graphics' and saw the truth. It was like taking off a girls bra and finding out she stuffed it with tissue. Disaponting. The story looks as if it was written by a autistic pumpkin. lets look at one of the many plot holes. At the start when you first meet the voice of the traveller he says he could tellm you about how the darkness came and destroyed most of earth... emphisis on 'could' because he never tells you. If you have been dead for untold centuries don't you think someone might fill you in. Your 'Character' (if it can even be called that, serioulsy you have like 9 lines.) is supposed to be a protector of earth or a 'Guardian' (definately nothing like a Spartan totally not ripping of their own game (BTW halo was a rip off of a book called ring world)). How about we talk about the story missions now. Here is a diagram I have made:

    go here ----> Look for this ----->ghost looks at something----> fight waves of terrible AI----->AGAIN AGAIN!

    seriously destiny is such a asinine game. I felt like bungie lured me in with Halo then slipped a roofie in my drink then raped me with this hunk of **** I hope someone from bungie is reading this. if you are just scrap Destiny 2: Electric boogaloo. Destiny is already repetitive enough we don't need a second one. plus I find it funny that Bungie has the audacity to make you pay the high prices for the ****ty DLCs they're making. if my mathematics are correct if you buy all the DLCs you're paying more than the game origianally cost. Bungie you are just sellouts you have gotten rid of halo, the only game that could ever redeem you from this mess. But then again you probably don't care you're probably there, pockets full of cash smoking a cigar, with big grins on your faces because you know there are morons who are going to buy the DLC. I hope your company goes under you lie spewing, money grubbing bastards. I hope other companies don't **** up like you have. I don't know what i'd do if Todd Howard ****ed up fallout 4 like you ****ed up destiny.

    I want a full ****ing refund. P.S: no im not going to press check spelling because why should I put effort into my review. Bungie didn't put any effort into destiny.
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