Earlier in the year I wrote about a game called Destiny coming out in September and it is now time to provide more details on what it is.
The developers at Bungie have been crafting this game for over four years and we will soon have the pleasure of playing it to the fullest on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Destiny is an online multi-player first-person shooter that incorporates roleplaying aspects like weapon modifications and equipment customization. Although it is under the genre of shooters, it contains many elements similar to a massive multiplayer online game.
Recently a beta form of the product was released and I had the pleasure of playing it thoroughly. I will briefly give an explanation of some things to look forward to.
You will begin the adventure by creating a unique character. First step is to decide a class of fighting best suited to your abilities. Three to choose from are Titan, Hunter and Warlock.
Titans are bigger with higher defense points but they are slower than the other groups. Hunters have excellent agility and work best as snipers even though they are the weakest. Warlocks have the benefit of having a nice balance of defense and attack. Their specialty is using magic with physical weapons.
Don’t assume Warlock is the best choice because of their stats. For instance, a player that likes to jump straight into the action and take their enemies down in a frontal assault would be wiser to use the Titan so they can take more damage.
An added bonus to these variations is that the game will allow three character creations at one time, allowing multiple opportunities to try out the different play styles. You may want to play through all three modes before investing in a character.
Other options to design your hero include gender, alien race, hair and skin color.
Once your journey begins, you will immediately have the opportunity to play with anyone from around the world. But they must play on a similar console and play within the levels chosen. This will not be a big deal because you can make friends with anyone and keep track via your online account.
The overall goal of Destiny is to complete missions that will help stop the impending destruction of your world by an evil entity. In order to complete this task, you will need to upgrade your arsenal and wardrobe to be able to face the bigger challenges. Players will be able to carry three weapons at a time, like assault rifles, pistols and shotguns. Modifications to what you wear can increase defense and offer special enhancements.
Destiny has a lot to offer gamers. I only experienced the beta form and couldn’t fit a tenth of what it offered in this article. Also many retailers are breaking records in pre-orders and I am looking forward to spending time taking out bad guys.
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