Well it arrived, I conquered, and wore a pink outfit. Destiny definitely went above and beyond my expectations as I originally did not believe I would enjoy this title that much, but boy was I wrong. From the graphics to the weapons system, I was hooked.
Upon first putting the disk in my system and loading the start screen I was like “Damn this looks fantastic!” Even just during the forty hours spent deciding what color my hair would be I was impressed with how good this game looks. I could actually see details in everything surrounding me, though I would expect no less from Bungie. I also found each individual planet’s design impressive and different enough from the previous to feel like a new environment but not so different that I felt like I was playing a different game.
The story in this game was decent. I wasn’t feeling emotionally attached to the characters but that could be due to my lack of inconsistent playing. I did appreciate the fact that when this game ended I understood the story, unlike Halo games in which I never have any clue what is really going on. The conclusion to this game also left it open for our adventure to continue in the future which makes me very excited as I definitely would like to see us branch out to even farther corners of the universe in search of new enemy’s and greater boss fights.
Speaking of boss fights, I loved fighting them in this game. I didn’t find them so overpowered there was no way my Fireteam was defeating them, but I did find them rewarding enough to feel accomplished after we took them down. The different fighting of the common enemy’s I enjoyed as well fighting which guns and tactics to adapt to in order to most efficiently and quickly take down that hoard. I’ve also heard a lot of people giving this game guff for the weapons system and lack of loot in the game. No it’s not Borderlands or Halo where every enemy you encounter drops a new form of artillery for you consideration, however: I found that the good weapons I did find would last me for several levels instead of dealing lots a damage for one, and then needed to replaced. I also enjoyed the upgrade system of both weapons and armor. I found that the benefits of upgrading weapons I was best with giving me benefits of larger magazines or more damage further extended the usefulness of its life. The armor being just as beneficial with its ability to increase the rate of my grenade cool-down. Grenade’s were one of the things I more disliked in this game at first. I personally would have rather had a set number of grenades that you could spam whenever you wanted that you had to replenish, over infinite grenades with a cool-down time. By the end of the game thought his no longer mattered to me as my grenades were recharged rather quickly.
Lets talk about the Sparrow. I LOVED driving around on this thing. To me it was extremely reminiscent of Star Wars Podracing back on the 64, Even though noises sounded the same. I never once found myself not willing to driving through canyons and across an entire planet to complete a patrol. The mechanics seemed so smooth and the reaction time almost flawless. My only complaint was when I would jump off to kill someone turn around and it was gone requiring a respawn, but that’s just nit-picking. If we saw more vehicles in the future or Sparrows with the ability gun capabilities I think it would truly increase the already great gaming experience these provide.
Overall I truly loved this game. I never found myself bored or too frustrated to want to continue my journey. Though I didn’t play any multiplayer, I have only heard incredible things about it. I can’t wait to see what Bungie has in store for this game in the future and see countless areas they can expand or add new detail, and as long as I can be pink, I’m hooked.