Bungie is really trying to get everyone to understand that Destiny only really starts once you’ve reached the level cap. At this stage, you’re at the mercy of loot, which is the only way you can continuously get stronger and keep that level counter ticking. It’s irritating that this entire system is luck-based, and seemingly also very unfair too.
There’s a ton of new games arriving in October and November, but December belongs to the Master Chief. The original adventures starring that stoic hero are getting a visual bump for the Xbox One, and could most likely be the perfect entry point for gamers interested in Halo. But what about PC gamers? Why aren’t they getting any of that Games For Windows love? Turns out, Master Chief isn’t made for PC fun times.
So the well received and much hyped Destiny launched a short while ago and since no media received early review copies the reviews took a while to filter out... but they are all pretty much out now.
Are you a bit disappointed with Destiny? I won't lie, I'm a little let down. It's also really confusing to understand, since Bungie has proved time and time again they know how to do the things that Destiny doesn't do. It's irritating, and now you can tell them that in a flurry of bullets online.
We previously told you that thanks to expectations, Activision had sold 500 million Dollars worth of stock in to retailers. Yesterday, Activision was proud to announce that its grindy, epic space loot-a-thon had sold through – that means sold to customers – $325 Million worth of that stock in just five days.
One thing I found odd with the retail release of Destiny was the relative lack of public events that happened, at least when compared with their frequency in the alpha and beta. That’s soon changing – along with a few other things to make the game just a little more fun.
Destiny is out, and is not the runaway success everyone – most notably Bungie and Activision – thought it would be. While it’s selling like digital hotcakes, it’s not a critical success, with reviews scores ranging from a far-too-high 96, to a far-too-low 50; the middle out somewhere around 76. The fact that it’s not a media darling may cost Bungie a heap of cash.
Bungie’s Destiny is one of the more hyped and marketed games in recent history, joining the likes of Titanfall and Watch Dogs. It’s the first game the studio’s made since it created Halo; the game that redefined the shooter experience on consoles. Destiny was meant to change things, to redefine the genre anew. Unfortunately, like those games, it fails to live up to the hubbub its created.
Destiny might be a little muddy on the narrative side of things, but one thing it isn't is an ugly game. In fact, Destiny is gorgeous title packed with tons of visual variety, from lush Venus jungles to old, rusted Russian bunkers. There are also some pretty fantastic, drool-inducing skyboxes. But which Destiny experience is superior?
Destiny has, for the most part, had a relatively smooth launch, which is extremely rare for games that require a constant online connection. Those alpha and beta tests earlier this year definitely went to good use, but there are a few little hiccups swimming around here and there. Bungie is working hard to fix them most, including an oddly named error affecting PS3 players.
Destiny was released a few days ago and seeing that the game is so reliant on being populated by other people no media in the world received advanced copies. So here we sit a full 3 days later and there are only 8 Metacritic affiliated sites who have posted reviews yet.
Destiny is about a lot of things. Like being social, exploring the legends of Earth and crafting your own one in the vast cosmos around you. It’s also about owning the biggest, baddest and best guns in the solar system. The third rock from the sun has plenty of guns, but from the cold dark depths of Mars to the gaseous and unrelenting pressurised surface of another planet (No, not him), there are more to be found. And here’s where you can grab them.
Right, Destiny is out – which means many of you have been playing the game since yesterday. Very many of you are likely further than the point you got to in the beta. that means that not only have you gone to the Moon, but you’ve probably hit Venus and beyond.
Destiny is one of the biggest releases we've seen in a while. All the flurry of attention is reminding me of the hype surrounding GTA V last year. This time around, there is a special relationship with one particular console, and Sony isn't shy to brag about Destiny.