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Destiny Beta

The game I had pre-ordered and had been waiting weeks to try out had finally arrived! Destiny is probably one of the most epic and addictive games I have played! I enjoyed the beta so much, I thought I should do a before release review and another review after it gets released!

Before I say anything else, I will answer this, “What is Destiny?”

Destiny is a online, multiplayer interactive ,1st person shooter, in an open world. The game was developed by Bungie, creator and previous owner of the Halo franchise, and it was published by Activison, the company that made the Call of Duty games. They both had a vision of this game and worked together to make what some people at E3 2014 called, “The best 1st person shooter of the year”. Now I will talk a bit about the game.

Because you make your character before going into the game, I will talk a bit about the character creator. This creator has a big variety of ways you can make your hero. First off, it will ask what class you want. The 3 to choose from are…     (These are my descriptions, not the ones that are said in the game)

Titan: The guy who is meant for melee and has a powerful smashing attack in which you jump and smash into the ground, disintegrating anything in your wake.

Hunter: The guy who is meant to be ranged using snipers and long-ranged guns. With this class, you can spawn in a golden pistol in which you blast and burn people alive.

Warlock: The guy who is meant to be either close or long-ranged. With this class, you can shoot out a orb of darkness that blows up on contact with anything, vaporizing anything in its path.

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Along with classes, there are 3 races to choose from. You don’t need to worry about choosing between them because they don’t give you bonuses. After choosing a class, just try and make your character look cool, because nothing from the rest gives you a bonus. The 3 races are…

  • Human– The ordinary, more common type of race
  • Awoken– An unknown alien race with dark blue-ish to white-ish skin
  • Exo– A powerful robot type of race

There are many different types of ways you can create your character.

The story goes like this. Once upon a time, a giant planet found its way to Earth spreading light and starting the golden age, when technology boomed and people were able to travel the stars. This giant planet was called, “The Traveler”, and The Traveler protected the Earth. The Traveler, however, had one enemy. The Darkness, an army of aliens bent on killing all in their path. One day, the Darkness found Earth. When this happened, the human race was almost completely wiped out in “The Great War”. When beginning to play, a ghost, or a ball like flying sentinel, goes over to your corpse and brings you back to life. When he does this, he tells you to run because your being followed by some of those aliens. The aliens keep trying to kill you but you get guns and escape in a ship that your ghost had found. When you escape, you go to a city called “The Tower”, the last city on Earth and the only one that The Traveler can protect. From there, the story is different with each planet you go to. On Earth, you need to help push the Darkness back, and on the moon, you need to find out what had happened to a guardian that died. Those are the only stories that are known so far because those were the only planets you could travel to during the beta.

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From what I have seen and guessed about with the travel screen while in Orbit, was that you can travel to Earth, the Moon, Venus, Mars, And Mercury. When you choose a planet you wish to travel to, another screen will pop up asking where you want to go on that planet, in which it will show missions. You can only unlock certain missions however if you have beaten the previous one.

In this you can also customize your vehicle called a Sparrow and you can buy spaceships, in which you can show off and brag to your friends with.

I could give more information about this game when it comes out on September 9th later this year. Here is a link to Bungie’s website if you wish to pre-order this amazing game that I would rate 5 out of 5. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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