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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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  • Developer: Bungie Software, Bungie
  • Genre(s): Shooter, Sci-Fi, Action, Shooter, First-Person, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: Up to 16
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 95
  2. Negative: 1 out of 95
  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Sep 18, 2014
    100
    Videogame worlds are rarely this rich and addictive. No matter your pleasure - story-based campaigning, co-op comradeship, or adversarial annihilation - Destiny delivers on all fronts. Frighteningly, this really does have the framework of a 10 year obsession. [Nov 2014, p.68]
  2. Sep 15, 2014
    88
    Even with its stumbles, the initial release of Destiny is a colossal achievement in interactive design, integrating a number of differing genre elements into a smart and unified whole. Bungie’s latest futuristic opus is one of the first true event games of this new generation, and while it still has room to grow, it’s worth your attention right out of the gate.
  3. Sep 11, 2014
    85
    Destiny suffers from a serious case of rough edges. A number of elements, from the repetitive mission design to a weak early game, are a lot rougher than expected from an otherwise polished game. There isn't one glaring problem that detracts from the experience, but a number of minor issues hurt the game. Beneath those flaws lies an extremely enjoyable MMO-styled shooter that plays excellently, looks great, is extremely addictive, and has a strong and varied endgame.
  4. Sep 11, 2014
    80
    Destiny, isn’t just set in space, it an allegory of space. It is beautiful and fascinating, but oh so cold and immense, and the past engulfs everything.
  5. Sep 15, 2014
    75
    If you just accept that it was always going to be about multiplayer shooting, and the rest might be underdeveloped gravy; you’ll probably have tons of fun. And if you look to the future and see what Bungie has created – a very solid foundation – you should be excited by what the team will deliver in the coming months and years.
  6. Sep 17, 2014
    70
    You won't find better gunplay and online features out there, but at the same time you wont find much to do in this huge project that seems to need tons of new and better content, improved writing and some of the "magic" Bungie failed to include in the initial package.
  7. Sep 18, 2014
    45
    In its current state, Destiny feels unfinished and unfocused, but I imagine that things will be looking quite different in a year's time.

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  1. Sep 9, 2014
    10
    Great Game.One of the Best Shooters Ever made and spectacular multiplayer.Is a game that misture Halo and Skyrim,and do it very well.AwesomeGreat Game.One of the Best Shooters Ever made and spectacular multiplayer.Is a game that misture Halo and Skyrim,and do it very well.Awesome Game,recommended! Expand
  2. Sep 15, 2014
    10
    Destiny isn't for everyone, I feel that's clear to see given the mixed reviews. Even in spite of all of the positive reviews, Bungie can notDestiny isn't for everyone, I feel that's clear to see given the mixed reviews. Even in spite of all of the positive reviews, Bungie can not possibly hope to cater to everyone even though they have clearly tried with Destiny. That's the games only real downfall; they have a little something for everyone which I feel is something to be excited about. The thing is when you have something for everyone, something suffers because of it. The biggest gripe is the story as far as I can tell.

    I love this game and I faith that Destiny will deliver what all the hype promised. Its a living world, give it time to grow guys. Much like the majority of cry babies out there that are still waiting for their balls to drop, Destiny still has some growing to do. So yeah... get over it, stop whining over the fact that you wish you had spent mommy's and daddy's money on something else.
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  3. Sep 10, 2014
    9
    Everyone's review here who rates it below a 4 is a moron. I won't give the game a 10 only because I haven't played far enough for the end-gameEveryone's review here who rates it below a 4 is a moron. I won't give the game a 10 only because I haven't played far enough for the end-game content. First of all, the game is stunning visually. I don't care what butt-hurt pc players say, the game looks good. It also runs really well, I have had no lag what-so-ever. The loading scenes with the ship take a little long for my taste but it's really cool to see your ship next to a buddies, heading to face whatever evil awaits. Now for the people who say "NO singleplayer offline" complaint, Bungie stated this was an online game only FROM THE GET GO! If you don't want to play an online game, then don't buy an online game. I've played Borderlands, Halo, Call of Duty, Battlefield... and this game is not like any of those. But it's not meant to be. It is it's own adventrure and it is absolutely glorious. For people who complain about no cross platform, sorry that you didn't coordinate with your friends what system to get. The game has plenty of content, if you have friends it is not stop fun. I played the Alpha and the Beta, both with a level 8 cap and continued playing the game for days after I had done everything I could. Even after I found out my created character would not transfer to the real game. The matchmaking multiplayer has some balance issues, specifaclly on the moon map but I always had a blast regardless if I was playing with friends or being placed on a team with a bunch of random players. Destiny is an experience that may not be for everyone... mainly people who like to complain about life all the time. But it is a game that I will be playing for a long time... and I bet the people who reviewed negatively on here will be playing it too. Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2014
    7
    I own this for both last gen and new gen and I feel I can speak for many on this game. If you play it for the missions and the raids, it'sI own this for both last gen and new gen and I feel I can speak for many on this game. If you play it for the missions and the raids, it's gets pretty boring because the missions are repetitive and can be long. The percentage of legendary drops are also quite rare. Once you get to level 20, you only level up by getting better gear and not only is it based on rare drop percentage, you also have to level up those armor by getting specific things like 15 energy stones plus other things. So yes, the game can be very annoying. The amount of loading time to get from your Tower to missions or multiplayer can also be annoying. I play the game, if and when I do, for the multiplayer. There is a huge difference between last gen and new gen. Last gen is obviously a bit slower while new gen is a perfect pace in terms of shooting. Like I said, I play mostly Crucible (multiplayer) as that game mode is the most enjoyable for me. Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2014
    5
    Destiny disappointed a lot of ppl. What we get isnt a unique, epic, totally awesome (ok this one is kinda true) goty with a huge world toDestiny disappointed a lot of ppl. What we get isnt a unique, epic, totally awesome (ok this one is kinda true) goty with a huge world to explore, but a sci-fi shooter/rpg that sort of blends into the sea of fps-es. I'll start with the cons since thats prolly what you guys care about more.

    cons:
    no story - its worse than borderlands! at least borderlands has a continuous story with plenty of characters (not to mention how awesome they are); in destiny there is only you and your ghost who tells you to first go here then go there then go there for no apparent reason (aside from "to kill aliens").
    repetition ftw - not only is the objectives in the game limited to go to a specific location, defend the ghost while it scans and kill a boss, the missions' location are also re-used! You would be asked to go to a place, kill everyone inside and completes the mission, only to come back again later and do everything all over again!
    weak weapon variety - there are a few weapon classes, but weapons within the same class has little variations. They are practically the same weapon if not for rare weapons' special effects (which are not game-changing). They even share the same firing sound and reload animation! Hopefully this is just because I havent progressed far enough in the game (lv14 now)
    weak player leveling - you dont choose what you get for leveling up; you get a predestined upgrade but need to manually activate it (by pressing x). They probably did it on purpose to suit the game's title. One class has a total of FOUR active skills! One of which is glide (alas, its not wingsuit from farcry 3. its just an invisible propeller) which is really a passive skill. After that you only get upgrades for existing skills. It is not remotely comparable to borderlands.
    not a lot of enemy variety - honestly a problem for every video game.
    Always online - Destiny has no pause button even when you play alone. I have also experienced disconnections (a total of 6 dc's in 2 days, tho I played a lot).

    pro: gorgeous graphics (not sure whether to thank bungie or sony);
    nice voice over and music;
    overall better-than-last-gen enemy AI;
    a clean interface means the game is easy to learn;
    fun pvp with players and spells flying everywhere in a huge map - but there can only be 12 players in a game;
    awesome loading screen animations, plus u can access customization while the game is loading.

    In its current state Destiny is by no means a must-buy. Ask yourself if you really want it before buying.
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  6. Apr 23, 2016
    4
    Destiny was hyped up to be the next great thing in the gaming world. It disappointed on almost every front. First off I will say that the ideaDestiny was hyped up to be the next great thing in the gaming world. It disappointed on almost every front. First off I will say that the idea and direction they were going in was great in my opinion. The whole concept of the plot was new and invigorating, however the game simply did not deliver the world to gamers in a great way. The opening intro gets you very excited for the possibilities in the game, but then a few hours into it you realize there is hardly a story to the game. Rather there is just an overall goal: Protect the "city" that you never actually go to, but just get to see from the top of the game's social hub "The Tower." You don't even understand what your are truly protecting, and the story offers no interesting elements or twists to spice the game up. The good news is that you quickly learn it isn't the story that you play the game for. The game while advertised as a shared open world shooter and an RPG, is also in many ways an MMO, as it includes large, comprehensive raids and strikes. You can only do them once a week if you hope to get a reward however, leaving players waiting until the Tuesday "weekly reset" to do anything productive. The base game is very dry and has no depth whatsoever. The only good aspect of it is the only raid offered in the game pre add on: The Vault of Glass. It is incredibly fun, and difficult, and requires great teamwork to complete. The rest of the game however lacks in enjoyment. The multiplayer is fun if you are a Hunter with an exotic hand cannon, as Bungie has a hard time creating any balance at all without making all the weapons completely terrible. Same goes for the class specific "supers" as hunters dominated the scene with their offensive oriented supers. The DLCs have plenty of content, however that comes with a high price and little of the content in the first expansion Crota's End" was any good. The raid was a significant downgrade, as most of it could be BSed and was not complex or unique in any way. The House of Wolves brought in Prison of Elders where you fought hordes of enemies at a time plus a boss in the end in an effort to obtain terrible looking armor and useless weapons. The Trials of Osiris however were absolutely great. Every weekend this incredibly fun, challenging multiplayer mode allowed for a great competitive feature that rewarded great play with beautiful weapons and armor that you could actually use. The game is based around grinding out certain modes to obtain weapons in a random drop reward system. Meaning you do the same thing over and over every week to get a pistol. You put a lot of hours into this game, and when your character finally is a maxed out super soldier Bungie decides to release a DLC called The Taken King which makes all the things you've obtained absolutely worthless and makes everyone start from scratch. Now after this I stopped playing out of frustration so I cannot give an educated review of King's Fall. However I would caution people from playing this game as it is simply repetitive, shallow, storyless, and vanilla and offers no value, not even the graphics are impressive. Expand
  7. Dec 6, 2017
    0
    This is garbage i can´t believe i did buy this game I feel so sad, It was a mistake, there is no innovation, and what can i say abaout theThis is garbage i can´t believe i did buy this game I feel so sad, It was a mistake, there is no innovation, and what can i say abaout the chat is horrible Expand

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