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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] Expand
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  1. Sep 9, 2014
    10
    This game is Fantastic. It reminds me of the first Assassins Creed game, not because of gameplay but because of initial flack it receivedThis game is Fantastic. It reminds me of the first Assassins Creed game, not because of gameplay but because of initial flack it received from the gamer community. Will this new IP appeal to every player right off the bat? No, but it will develop a following that will look forward to any materials released later in the series.

    This is an excellent shooter, with elements that let me adjust my character to serve my playing style. The class system is good, and maybe with more classes and customization this game could be "Legend". Currently most people are running the same character builds, and it makes it hard for me to have the identity that I want in a game like this.

    The loot system is good, and could be better if there were more chests to open up. (Maybe I just can't find them). I can equip the guns I want to have, rather than most shooters where I am limited to a very few types of arms. So this easily beats out the vast majority of Shooters I have played when it comes to playing how I want to. Which is important in a game like this.

    Something this game could add to make the experience more personal would be player houses, or pets. This game should be more about individuality.

    This game has excellent music, and the voice acting from Dinklage is nice fan service for the nerd community.

    The levels can feel repetitive, but if you have ever played an MMO it is not as bad as the vast majority of them. Skyrims dungeons were mostly the same, but that did not stop it from being a great game.

    This game feels better when playing with friends, and if you lack friends you can meet people to form sorties or make guilds. Occasionally Solo players will be forced to sortie up around Boss Time, and that can be annoying.

    Overall Bungie delivered exactly what they promised, a fresh new IP with great gameplay. We can always ask for more, but that does not prevent this game from being one of the best games of the year.
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  2. Oct 26, 2015
    10
    In a way Destiny it's not a 10 game. Why do i give it though? It changed the way i play videogames. I was unaware of the online and true co-opIn a way Destiny it's not a 10 game. Why do i give it though? It changed the way i play videogames. I was unaware of the online and true co-op in a game. Destiny gave it to me and the result is that i've played it exclusively for 6 months and knew lots of people online with the same interest in videogames. For that alone it takes 10. Get it now?
    STORY AND CHARACTERS: Storywise it's confusing but i think the plot is to be unraveled in the installments to come. Chataers are everything in Destiny. You'll grind that gear that you like for weeks and months. Times 3 if you want.
    PRESENTATION: The level of detail that Bungie put in the game is remarkable. Outstanding visuals and graphics.
    GAMEPLAY: The best i've encountered in a video game. Very responsive and intuitive. Perfect.
    ONLINE: The game's core. You will need to join a clan if you want competent and fun play. Like i said Destiny changed my lone wolf nature into a community player. Gaming won't ever be tha same after Destiny.
    Destiny can either be hated or loved as a gaming experience. i absolutely loved it. Played it more as all the sum of games i played on PS3. You now what i mean?
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  3. Sep 18, 2014
    9
    anyone comparing to borderlands, hasnt played Destiny, 1 borderlands guns dont feel fun infact they feel **** 2 borderlands multiplayer isanyone comparing to borderlands, hasnt played Destiny, 1 borderlands guns dont feel fun infact they feel **** 2 borderlands multiplayer is **** Destiny isnt all about the single player grinding like Borderlands and looks 100 times better since it's not cel shaded. please help me report short ignorant reviews under"disruptive posting, Expand
  4. May 22, 2019
    6
    An FPS with a fun and functional gameplay. Audiovisually it's very good but the narrative of the story is very diluted, it's slow, it doesn'tAn FPS with a fun and functional gameplay. Audiovisually it's very good but the narrative of the story is very diluted, it's slow, it doesn't offer anything and you don't give anything of importance or attention. It ends up being a title too repetitive and with a MultiPlayer that at first instance feels fun quickly you realize that it's too uneven (here there is a lot of difference if another player has a very high level for the equipment). The customization seems good until you realize that the reward system is somewhat broken. It will not take long to get bored and uninstall it. Expand
  5. Jul 17, 2015
    5
    Destiny is a first-person MMO shooter released for both old and next/current gen consoles by Bungie - creators of Halo series.

    The story in
    Destiny is a first-person MMO shooter released for both old and next/current gen consoles by Bungie - creators of Halo series.

    The story in very basic terms revolves around Guardian (your character) fighting againist the Darkness. The main problem with the story is the actual storytelling - you can learn most of the story from so called Grimoire cards that you earn when completing specific challenges such as killing a few of certain enemies, obtaining certain weapons, etc. The cards can then be viewed on Bungie's websites and you can learn quite a lot of interesting things - which is good and bad at once. When playing through the game, you learn barely any story - infact, what you learn is maybe a skeleton of the entire story, it's a shame that players have to visit the website to learn the interesting parts, as there are lot of players that simply don't feel like checking/collecting the cards.

    Gameplay-wise, the game is fun in general. It's split into PVE and PVP part. The main goal of PVE is to reach the maximum level and obtain the best weapons which you can use in PVP to wreck other players. Shooting feels great in this game and everyone who loves shooters should not miss this. However, story missions and Strikes (basically missions which don't directly tie into the story, its somewhat of side missions) are quite repetetive and there are not as many of them. The best part of the game - Raids - is based on teamwork of six sychronized people that you have to find externally, as the game does not offer matchmaking for this type of missions. Despite that, Raids are extremely fun for the first few times. However, due to the randomness of loot drops, you may sometimes end up growing tired of Raids as you are forced to repeat them over and over again (not to mention that you can only do the Raid once-per-character-per-week). And whilst many players don't have problem with this, there are few situations when for example someone who has play'd for month or two ends up dropping weapon that someone else may drop in six months. There are also Weekly and Daily activities, in which you can earn yourself some nice bonuses and loot aswell.

    As for PVP - Crucible, players can pick from four modes, sometimes even having a fifth "bonus" mode available. There modes are pretty basic, maps aren't too bad and the PVP in general is fun. However, it still needs some adjustments here and there. The worst thing about Crucible is probably the actual randomness of the loot. It doesn't matter on how you perform, you have same chance of getting the same reward as everyone, so if you happen to have 3 kills and 10 deaths, it's still easily possible for you to get Exotic (top tier) weapon as much as for someone who has 20 kills and 4 deaths and is on the top of the board. Infact, sometimes it feels like the worse players actually get better loot.

    The graphics of the game are masterpiece. It's very unique and just fits this game so well, it may possibly be the best thing about this game.

    From the technical point of view, there are no bigger problems, the game looks and runs fine on both old gen and next/current Gen consoles - the only differences that I've noticed between PS3 and PS4 versions were that PS4 version looks slightly sharper and Inventory load times are somewhat faster on PS4 than on PS3, which is actually quite useful in big gunfights.

    What's not so amazing is the way developers treat their player base. Although it sometimes may seem like they are actually listening to the players, here and there it feels more like they want their game to be play'd in specific way and if players happen to find other, for them more fun way to play it, the patch comes in and ruins it all. This mostly applies to weapon nerfs, as when Bungie notices that certain type of weapon is not used too much and other type of weapon is used way too much, they simply solve it by tuning down the most used weapons and tuning up the least used weapons. Whilst this may sound like a nice way to keep all the weapons on the same level, it's actually quite annoying. Some guns just have to be weaker than the others. Some guns just have to be more enjoyable. The way of life.

    Another thing is absurd treating of players when it comes to DLCs. The "expansions" come after long time and offer quite small amount of content compared to their price. Whether this is fault of Activision or Bungie is and will probably remain a mystery, but it's not like it would change anything.

    To summarize: Destiny is fun, yet average First-Person MMO shooter with great graphics and enjoyable gameplay. Its faults remain mainly in somewhat way too random rewards, repetetivity, and not the best developers support. Yes, we all know Bungie still acts towards players nicer than some other studios out there, but some things are just unacceptable. Hopefully that'll get better overtime.
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  6. Jan 16, 2015
    3
    Yet another online shooter where connection speed, timing, and pure luck make more of a difference than actual skill. If you like pullingYet another online shooter where connection speed, timing, and pure luck make more of a difference than actual skill. If you like pulling your hair and screaming at your television over a video game, then maybe this is for you. Otherwise, find something else. Expand
  7. Dec 4, 2014
    0
    For me in all honesty regardless of how I felt about the experience that is Destiny, that does not dilute the reality that Activision (not toFor me in all honesty regardless of how I felt about the experience that is Destiny, that does not dilute the reality that Activision (not to be confused with Bungie) betrayed us due to corporate decisions to the tune of "What will make us more money?" Obviously the entire point of the industry just like any other industry is to make money, but at what cost, your fans loyalty, disgracing the art that this industry has become? The outlook on the future of this industry is very grave if this is what the new generation is gonna be. Activision screwed up with Destiny. Ubisoft screwed up with Assassins Creed Unity and some others. Not sure about EA, not really a big fan of them. Microsoft screwed up with the kinect. Nintendo screwed up with the Wii U. Sony screwed up with the vita. All of these have been followed up with a slow vindication, or are still trying to find a solution to their issues. If all the big companies release their products half-assed, and release the second half at extra cost, and people just continue to buy it, that tells them that its ok and we agree with this. People need to stand against this or we wont be getting many good games any time soon Expand

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