Another anticipated game is that of Destiny, created by the company that bought you Halo. What? No Xbox? This gameplay reveal is exclusive to the Playstation.
Yesterday all 5 of the PS Vita’s fans were getting a little over excited about the prospect of the upcoming huge MMO styled shooter title from Bungie landing on their little handheld devices.
Destiny has my interest at the moment. Not because of all that social networking fluff, but more for the artistic vision that Bungie has placed a large emphasis on. From the little that we’ve seen so far, the game looks damn pretty, like a bastard love-child between Lord of the Rings and Halo.
Since Halo’s come around, nobody plays shooters the way they used to, and nobody uses a mouse and keyboard for first person games any more. That’s the bold claim from Halo and Destiny developer Bungie’s co-founder Jason Jones. A claim, I’m sure, many of you will take umbrage at.
You saw them as picturised additions to the main article, but a mere 730 pixels of width doesn’t do the wonderful artwork of Destiny any justice. This is a game driven by the artistic vision of the studio, so here are some larger images with which to feast your peepers on.
I just wrote close to three thousand words on my visit to Bungie to go see Destiny. And hell, I still have a lot more to say. Still, not everyone has the time to read my super-duper awesome fantabulous feature. So here are the crib notes version, you ADD afflicted LOOK A SQUIRREL!
If there is one thing that the gaming industry does well, it’s crafting out adventures with elements inspired from other games. Without Batman: Arkham Asylum we wouldn’t have a gritty successor such as Sleeping Dogs, or if Gran Turismo had never popped up, hyper realistic racing games would still be a pipe dream to enthusiasts. Over a decade ago, Bungie got the ball rolling with their console shooter Halo. It set a new benchmark back then for a genre largely seen as the domain of PC gamers. Years later and with a successful franchise behind them, Bungie is looking to recapture that spark of a new and exciting universe. A universe that they've named...Destiny.
Consummate professional guesser Michael Pachter has put down a pretty worrying prediction, saying that the company could end up buying one of my favourite publishers, Take Two Interactive; the people responsible for Rockstar Games and 2K games.
There hasn’t been too much information revealed on the next big project from Bungie, besides the fact that their game would mirror gameplay elements from their previous hit franchise, Halo. But now, that’s all changing, as leaked art and notes reveals not only the look of the game, but also the backstory as well. And hot diggety, it sounds like something that not enough games have these days…fun.
Cast your mind back to 2007. The final Harry Potter book arrived, the Writers Guild of America went on strike and the Japanese discover a 2100 year old melon. In other, more gaming related news from that year, Silicon Knights also launched a lawsuit against Epic over issues with the Unreal Engine. Did the developers of Too Human win that case? Nope! And now, they not only have to fork over some cash to Epic, but they’re going to have to destroy all their hard work as well.
So what has former Halo developer Bungie been up to since they passed the torch onto 343 Industries, and set out to create a brand new gaming franchise? According to some sources, it looks like the next project might be dipping into online waters, as the codenamed Destiny game that Bungie is developing will be a massive online shooter. And surprise surprise, they won’t be straying too far from their roots, as that game will be quite similar to Halo in the design department.
By now, everyone is familiar with the X-men universe, thanks to the various comics, films and cartoon series that have been popping up over the last two decades. Hated and feared by humanity, the team assembled by Professor Xavier still fight for a future where man and mutant can live together in peace.
With their ranks at an all time low, and the rest of the world considering options to finally rid the planet of this species of Homo Superior, its a dangerous time to be a mutant, with choices to be made and lines in the sand to be drawn. That’s where players come in, as they select one of three new mutants to join in and help decide the fate of mutant-kind.
But is it a destiny worth having, or should natural selection have taken its course with this title?