Destiny is a game design by Bungie the makers of Halo and although I never played Halo (I’m team PlayStation) I heard a lot about its merits and therefor I wanted to play Destiny since I first heard of it.
Destiny is a game different than any other I’ve played. It’s still familiar for me in the sence it plays like most FPS such as Call of Duty or BioShock but has some MMO elements like World of Warcraft.
When we start the game we can choose between Warlord, Titan and Hunter. I chose the Titan since it seemed to be more adequate to my play style.
As usual I started by playing through the story mode and made it to the end alone even though I could have got into a team to help. The story is interesting but Peter Dinklage is a complete miscast as the voice of the Ghost.
There are different enemie races and each as diferent classes and ranks within them. These enemies can be very powerful and hard to kill and even be able to regenerate or they can be weak and only pose a threat if a big amount of them get too close.
Destiny is set in the 28th century, a post-apocalyptic future. The setting follows a prosperous period of exploration, peace, and technological advancement known as the Golden Age. In a universe where humans have spread out and colonized planets in the Solar System, an event known as “the Collapse” saw the mysterious dissolution of these colonies, the end of the Golden Age, and mankind teetering on the brink of extinction. The only known survivors of the Collapse are those living on Earth, who were saved by “the Traveler,” a white, spherical celestial body whose appearance centuries before had enabled humans to reach the stars. The Traveler now hovers above the last safe city on Earth, and its presence allows the Guardians — the defenders of the City — the ability to wield an unknown power, only referred to as “The Light.”
Upon mankind’s first attempt to repopulate and reconstruct after the Collapse, it is discovered that hostile alien races have occupied mankind’s former colonies and civilizations, and are now encroaching upon the City. Throughout the game, players have to combat aggressive aliens who have occupied the Solar System. There are four separate races in the game, each occupying different planets. The Fallen are an insectoid race of nomadic pirates who scavenge ruined settlements on Earth, the Moon, and Venus for resources. The Hive are a macabre race of ancient aliens who have created massive underground settlements beneath Earth and the Moon’s surface. The Vex are semi-organic androids who are attempting to seize control of Venus, Earth, and Mars by turning them into their machines, which they have already done to Mercury. Finally, the Cabal are a military-industrial empire of massive amphibians who have established massive fortifications on Mars. Every race utilizes different strategies and weapons in combat. The Fallen possess cloaking and short-range teleportation technologies to increase their mobility. The Hive use superior numbers to overwhelm their opponents in close quarters while more elite units attack from a distance. The Vex utilize hard-light shields and teleport units of infantry into the battlefield en-masse. The Cabal rely on heavy armor, ballistic shields, and jump packs to combat players. All of these races are hostile towards each other, as they can often be observed attacking one another in-game for territorial dominance. The player takes on the role of one such Guardian, and is tasked with reviving the Traveler while investigating and destroying the alien threats before humanity is completely wiped out. Destiny centers on the journey of the Guardians, the last defenders of humanity, set to protect Earth’s last city.
The multiplayer side of the game is really well done and each class has their signature moves allowing for diferent ways of fighting. My Titan as the Fist of Havok which can be a particularly useful on Control games wich surprisingly became my favorite play mode. I usually like to play Team Deadmatch games more.
Through the multiplayer games and the missions we can do on the planets we visited during the campaign mode we get weapons, armor or engrams that can later be traded for weapons, armor, strange coins, mote of light,… The weapons and armor have diferent levels going form comum to exotic. Most of my weapons and armor are rare with only one class armor and a machine gun being legendary.
Destiny comes with an app for iPhone that proves to be very useful to see statistics and weapons as well as news and updates from Bungie. This app is lot better than the one that comes with Call of Duty.
I enjoy playing Destiny but I eventually left to play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. I will come back to Destiny eventually but not before I achieve Prestige level in CoD:AW.
This is a list of the weapons and armor that my level 24 Titan has:
Primary: SUROS JPS-55 (Pulse Rifle) or Shingen-E (Auto Rifle)
Special: Amina-E7 (Sniper Rifle) or Dämmerung FR5 (Fusion Rifle)
Heavy: Disruptor 5000 (Rocket Launcher) or THE SWARM (Machine Gun)
Helmet: Knight Type 4
Gauntlets: Knight Type 1
Chest: Knight Type 2
Leg: Knight Type 3
Class: Mark of Chaos (Future War Cult)
Shader: Jester Apogee