Destiny, the latest game created by Bungie, is a multiplayer FPS for the Playstation 3 and 4, and the XBox One and 360. It’s currently one of the biggest launches of the year and is anticipated to be a contester for GOTY.
The Story in Destiny is that you, along with many others, are so called Guardians who try to protect the last safe haven for Earth by exploring different areas and eliminating any threats. To avoid any spoilers I’ll just leave it there.
In the beginning you have 3 classes to choose from, Warlock, Hunter, and Titan all with their own different play style which makes them all unique and will make you think of how you will engage enemies. This creates its own dynamic that will keep players on their toes because they all take their own approach and each class can fit into a different players play style.
A thing to note about Destiny is that the game looks gorgeous on next-gen consoles. The attention to detail in the game is amazing and it surprisingly runs well despite what all it has to load; never in my times of playing it has my frame-rate dropped.
Another thing about Destiny is that the world is always alive, enemies will respawn and while that’s cool and all, one of the cool things is that at random points, not set up by Bungie in any way, there will be a random event that players can take part in. It’s nothing big but helps make the world feel more alive.
Multi-player is split up in to the campaign, joining your friends and playing through together and playing against other players which is your typical FPS affair, nothing real special there. I’ll say it here, the gameplay doesn’t really make any jumps towards anything great but still feels nice due to the wide array of weapons. You have your primary, secondary, and heavy weapons, all with their own stats that improve over the course of the game.
The biggest issue by far in the game is that you always have to be connected to an internet connection to play and even if you have a very stable connection you could still lose a connection to the Bungie servers. This can lead to sudden drops from the game and having to restart completely. Other than that, there are no issues with the game.
One thing to keep in mind is that if you’re decidng which console to get this for if you have all consoles that it’s available on, it’s a matter of choice be be aware that the DLC for the Playstaion will come out ONE YEAR earlier than the XBox versions. I would lean towards Playstation versions if you’re not into waiting that long.
All in all, it’s a bungie game at it’s finest. It’s a great game to play with friends and can even be enjoyed by your own. If you were a fan of Halo of Borderlands, this game will make you feel right at home. Personally, this has been one of my best gaming experiences this entire year and even in recent years just because I don’t get tired of it all that much. And for that, I give it a 9/10. Get this game if you’re a fan of the genre and experience the game for yourself.