Destiny, which was developed by Bungie, the makers of the Halo franchise, and published by Activision, the producers of the Call of Duty franchise, was one of the most anticipated video games of the year, unfortunately, it didn’t live up to the hype. The game pulls from different types of genres, which was what was supposed to make it appealing to a lot of different people, but it just couldn’t pull it all off.
Destiny is set in a world where humans have colonized other planets, but an event dissolved these colonies, putting mankind on the edge of extinction. The only survivors of “The collapse” that dissolved the colonies live on Earth, When mankind tried to repopulate their colonies after the event, they realized that hostile alien races have taken over their colonies, and are coming for Earth next.
There are three different races that you can play as in Destiny, the Human, Awoken, and Exo, and three different classes, the Titan, Warlock, and Hunter, who all have their special abilities, and you get to choose a race and class at the beginning of the game.
The graphics in the game are without a doubt world class, even on platforms like the Xbox and Playstation, taking you into a world like you have never seen. The music is also very well done, and intensifies accordingly with the scenes. One of the problems you will run into when playing the game is that the cutscenes are very short and few, which limits the storytelling, so you really don’t have an emotional incentive to keep going after a while. The missions at first seem exciting, but after a while you will realize how repetitive they are, which make them boring quickly.
The fighting style in Destiny is similar to that of Halo, but at an increased speed, with better mobility. You can sprint and slide, do double jumps, and even teleport within a short range, which makes fighting fun, and also one of the best parts of the game.
The multiplayer mode is probably the best feature in the game, because that is where you will have the most fun. The map designs in the mode are great, the only problem is that you don’t have private lobbies where you can organize fights with your friends.
Personally, I had higher expectations before playing this game, which is why I was a little disappointed. The bottom line is that the lack of a good storyline to help with the character development, and lack of interaction with other characters hurt the game, but the visuals and fighting made up for it. Destiny isn’t the greatest FPS game ever made, but it is still a lot better than a lot of the FPS games out there.