I was very excited about this game. With stunning visuals and space adventure, how could you go wrong? But then I played the Beta. I was very excited about creating a character but all of the "choices" left something to be desired. The deal breaker for me was the no third person in combat. I hate playing in first person. What's the point in creating a character if I can't see my character in action? Very disappointing. The armor choices were cool. I have to say it was one of the best features of the game, along with the gun customization. But again with the armor, if I can't see my character, what's the point? I imagined this game would be more RPG and less shooter. I was even going to per-order this. I've been planning to buy it ever since it was first announced. I don't see playing this anytime soon.
I pre-ordered this the day of Sony's E3 conference (in-store), where is my BETA code? This game looks awesome, I better not miss out, not to mention spending approximately $60.00 a week at Gamestop.
Destiny, A True Console MMO
When it comes to Destiny, you hear a lot of people saying that you need to grind to get higher in your light levels(these are levels that you gain after reaching lv 20), but if you've ever played an MMO, that's what you have to do in order to set yourself apart from the rest and rise above them. So, when your about to start talking about how you really have to grind to reach lv 30 just remember, in an MMO if everything was given to you it wouldn't be very challenging or enjoyable. On the other side of the game though you have a fantastic online community that is thriving with gamers who've joined up and had great times playing with people who they didn't know before Destiny came out. So what I'm saying is, if you want a challenging game that has a great community with a wide range of experiences for you and your friends to take on together, than look no further because in my opinion this is the best MMO/ Online community game ever to hit console.
Lots to like, some to not
My experience with Destiny includes a one sided view of limited play not being able to take part in the crucible as I do not have a PS+ membership. So please take this with a grain of salt but may be useful for fellow gamers who dont see the value of overpriced memberships to a problematic online network that works sometimes and sometimes not. If you are looking for a first person shooter with excellent graphics and endless action Destiny will not disappoint. The gameplay is intuitive and progressive and paired with the top of the line graphics, combine to give you a surreal experince. However, the missions, while full of action, get repetitive fairly quickly. Although the characters change the missions become increasingly repetitive and somewhat boring. The story is also lacking and really hard to follow. And again, no offline play is available so playing any mission is at the mercy of the ever so stable (extreme sarcasm) PS network and servers.
Good, but not "WOW"....
After experiencing Bungie's true potential by playing Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 on my PC and then getting the taste of Destiny from the Alpha and Beta, I was ready to experience the AWSOME POWER OF DESTINY..... however I was then a bit disappointed by the real deal. Story (2/10): The story in Destiny is TERRIBLE I was super disappointed at Bungie's efforts for a story for Destiny compared to their Halo franchise. Although the lore of the world of Destiny is pretty cool. Gameplay (9/10): The Gameplay is excellent this is one of the very few things that Destiny got right. The gameplay becomes addictive when you use special powers and upgraded weapons on your enemies to the Sparrows that almost work like a Warthog. However, in terms of social there is no "Send Message" to players so I would have to exit the game and message them from there. I think some of the MMO elements should've been taken out like the 3 different classes or races that don't have any impact on the game at all or the PAY TO PLAY (which means you need to pay for a PS Plus subscription to play the game without it the game is not playable). Graphics (10/10): The graphics in Destiny are beautiful from the look of The Traveler to the look of the Milky Way. Destiny shows what the PS4 can do in terms of Graphics. Lasting Appeal (8/10): After you finish the terrible story you can upgrade your gear, do strikes or raids, compete in challenges, or play the multiplayer. For sure there is some things you can do to make Destiny last, but the missions are repetitive so it just gets boring after a while. Overall, Destiny is somewhat of a disappointment, I do recommend it (but just on sale). Hopefully, Bungie will learn from their mistakes and fix them in the sequel.
Excellent gameplay, hopefully story catches up
Destiny was the game that finally got me to cave and get a PS4, and I haven't regretted it. I come from a PC/ MMORPG gaming background, so maybe that's why some of the flaws of Destiny don't bother me as much. Currently endgame Destiny is a bit repetitive, but no more so than doing the same heroic dungeons/ raids in WoW was. The FPS aspect and mechanics of the game are outstanding and make each run of a mission fun.
First great game in a while.
Finally has Activision and Bungie made a game that has my minor interest. While the adventurous, free-lance aspect of the game lacks a little and with only a few types of weapons, I still feel Destiny is a good first person shooter for all kinds of people. While you have your PvP battles like Halo series and the COD aiming and character movement aspects to give you a highly dense battle in game. The 3 classes are evenly balanced between special abilities, weapons, and class advantages so no one feels cheated. Finally while I do like the graphics and the story is somewhat interesting the two legendary game creators could have done a much better story, in game strategy, and NPC's battling. Overall I feel this game rates a 8/10 for the two major developers, only because this is their first trial game together. I hope to see many more games from Activision and Bungie that focus less on PvP and more on Co-op and mmo story aspect where they can really thrive.
A good game with alot of potoential but lacking
Ive played quite a bit of Destiny, and I do have a few problems with the game right now but im hoping they can improve on them later and this is just in my opinion on what ive experienced so far. The loot system is alright but it would be better if loot dropped a bit more frequently and if it actually had a higher chance of being better then what you already have. The only time I ever seem to get anything is mostly from doing strikes and even then only 1 item is guaranteed so it can take a while to get good stuff. The grinding in this game kinda seems a bit over the top at endgame for me, ive only played a few MMO's that I grinded in but even those games did a better job then this game. The single player experience is pretty bland, with alright voice acting and a pretty iffy story it can get kinda boring unless you have someone else there. Overall i still think its a good game but lack of content right now makes the game seem a little worse than it is.
game of the year
just from playing the beta i can already tell this is gonna be easily the game of the year award its has a halo feel with rpg elements like leveling up system kinda like boarder lands in a way but much better to tell you the truth i wasnt a fan of that game with the cartoon look but thats just me but back to destiny the only complaint i have so far is the co op its only 3 players online i think an even 4 would of been much better but so far that is the only flaw with the game everything else including co op and it has a very smooth frame rate for a beta i didnt see any lag what so ever you also have 3 classes to choice from and can customize your character to look awesome so anyone with a ps4 or xbox one (ps4 is better sorry fan boys lol u cant even run at 1080p 60 frames per second yet) and ps3 and xbox 360 all have access to this truly revolutionary game coming to a store near you 9/9/14 midnight release so pre order now i also heard if you want a collectors version there going extremely fast so hurry up
Great game but with it's flaws.
Destiny is a very good game, the gameplay is great and coop play is very solid. The game's biggest drawback would be the lackluster story, they dont explain anything and it seemed more like your ghost was the galaxy's savior because you had no clue what you were doing half the time. The social aspect is a bit lacking as there's no public chat or even a chat log to type messages. PvP is a little unbalanced but still very fun, you have a good shot at great loot no matter your skill level.The overall loot system in the game is well done but frustrating as well, should you be unlucky enough you could get nothing good after hours of gameplay. The game hits cooperative play on the head though and my friends and I would play strikes all day if we could and graphics are crisp and impressive on next gen consoles. Overall this game is a great experience and I would recommend it to any fan of FPS games, its a great experience and well worth your $60.