This week, we review Bungies juggernaut. No, not Halo...the other one. Destiny! We discuss the rocky back history, from the firing of Michael Salvatori, legendary Halo composer, and the last minute scrapping of the story in Destiny. We dive into the cost of the game. Bungie layed the foundation for later additions to the Destiny series. This cuts the otherworldly budget down to size. Kaleb and Cameron move on to touch on the story of Destiny, citing it's ten hour campaign as a bit of a downer. The game also leaves a lot to be desired, and the ending of Destiny feels more like a midpoint. We move on to what is easily the best feature of Destiny; it's gameplay.
Destiny flawlessly melds it's campaign with it's multiplayer aspects. You accept quests with other users walking around, can use the same equipment for campaign missions and online versus mode, and you can work on classes in each area. You run into other players out in the field, and can participate in world events, where a massive creature will spawn, and anyone can help kill it. Destiny brings a pretty solid online experience, only lacking in new player immersion. It's a little difficult to get over the initial underleveled approach, and the game lacks the amazing matchmaking of Halo. Destiny throws all skill levels together as one.
We then get to design. praising the beauty of Destiny. They did an excellent job of accounting for everything happening in their giant world. From the ships flying overhead, to the shadows cast by beams of light, Destiny flaunts its excellent lighting, and amazing graphics the whole way. Destiny also has a solid soundtrack, and there is never a moment where you are taken out of the moment due to game sounds, or voice acting. It's not stellar, but it's never anywhere near bad.
The replayability is another excellent part of Destiny. The game has daily quests for leveling, and has constant world events. The DLC content associated with the games also keeps us coming back. Raids are also a plus, featuring co operative play amongst fire teams of 3. Enjoy the episode!
Ratings: Cameron Schweiss
Story: 4 5
Gameplay: 8 8
Design: 9 9
Sound/Music: 8 8
Replayability: 10 10