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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
  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 10, 2014
    10
    The gameplay itself is fantastic, the controls are very smooth and fluid which makes for fun general gameplay. The PvP and Strike missions atThe gameplay itself is fantastic, the controls are very smooth and fluid which makes for fun general gameplay. The PvP and Strike missions at level 20 really help to spice the game up, especially if you're playing with friends, it gives a challenge aspect and I do mean CHALLENGE. The game just needs more content (which is coming up in the near future DLC) and it'll be golden. Expand
  3. Jig
    Sep 17, 2014
    9
    2 things: The negative reviews of destiny contain lots of spelling and grammatical errors. Makes you look rather dumb when you not do word2 things: The negative reviews of destiny contain lots of spelling and grammatical errors. Makes you look rather dumb when you not do word speaky good...

    2nd: This game is awesome. Just play it for 20 or so hours, make sure you try it in party or with friends, and enjoy the rock solid shooter mechanics and beautiful sci fi fantasy play.
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  4. Sep 13, 2014
    6
    Destiny is a prime example of an over hyped game. Ever since Bungie announced their collaboration with Activision on a new "secret" project, IDestiny is a prime example of an over hyped game. Ever since Bungie announced their collaboration with Activision on a new "secret" project, I can safely say that all gamers were eagerly antipcating this game. What we got is a miserable attempt of a gun based RPG (even MMO) style game that appears to be a very watered down cross between Borderlands and Mass Effect. The game is good don't get me wrong but the extremely short main story, repetitive nature and all too familiar style that is now nothing special puts the game way out of the boundaries that we were expecting. The online versus doesn't do the game much justice either. With no private modes, poorly designed maps that Halo 1 would be ashamed to have and seemingly terrible server control, It's not really an eye catcher. Expand
  5. Sep 14, 2014
    5
    No Wii U or Vita support, I'm ultimately disappointed. Exclusivity is a **** and needs to die. Stop saying this is better than Halo or CoDNo Wii U or Vita support, I'm ultimately disappointed. Exclusivity is a **** and needs to die. Stop saying this is better than Halo or CoD because it was created as a partnership between the two respective companies that created those series. 343 and THQ would have done a better job. 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. Nov 19, 2016
    0
    The reason I registered on this page... I just had to tell everyone to stay away from this big steaming pile of ****
    It's really sad, because
    The reason I registered on this page... I just had to tell everyone to stay away from this big steaming pile of ****
    It's really sad, because this game had and has so much potential... Graphics are cool imho, Fights are nice (AI is stupid, but that's nothing uncommon in FPS...)and the artwork and design of the world is sweet.
    But then there are some design decisions, that no sane person could seriously make.
    For example, the PvP mode is just bad. There are literally thousands of fps out now with better PvP than this. It just feels random and unbalanced, like something an Indie dev team would make in like 4 weeks...
    Those stupid raids, where you need 5 other mouthbreathers to _just_start_ this thing. And pray to god nobody drops out or that anyone is in the mood to tell you noob how this works (why haven't you read the guid?!)...
    I mean seriously... I've played more complex things with only chat communication and random players. But Bungie (or whoever is in charge) tells me "you need to meet those people in some lobby or via facebook, collect some malware on the way and don't make any friends, because our community is only consisting of terrible people"

    But the real reason for giving this game 0/10: it is a big sham!

    There is a ton of dlc, but no really addition of gameplay... They just drop in a few new items and make your precious old gear useless (really useless, just throw it away... seriously!) They promised a story, that never came. I don't know what the **** is going on in this game. Why are we fighting? Who is the enemy? Why are there different fractions?

    I could go on like this for a while, but I already wasted hundreds of hours on this game and I have to live on now... you should also do that!
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