In Destiny, players assume the role of Guardians, members of a standing army of specialized soldiers tasked with the defense of The City, the last civilized stronghold on Earth. Players explore the solar system's planets and moons, searching the remnants of humanity's Golden Age of exploration, a time when the human race arrived at a technological paradigm and spread far beyond Earth. In their journeys, guardians do battle with a variety of Species, from the rhino-like Cabals of Mars to the nomadic Fallen who terrorize Earth and its Moon. Combat feels familiar to Bungie's previous game Halo, but the introduction of a variety of RPG-type elements, like a nuanced class system, and some new dimensions. Also separating Destiny from the pack is its online play -- players will never be alone while exploring and doing combat in the solar system and will have plenty of opportunity to band up with friends and new players to tackle the game's many challenges.
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Destiny Wiki admin T3CHNOCIDE considers what makes Destiny so unique. We also gathered the wider community consensus via a handful of polls, the results of which can be viewed in graphical form below and in full on on this blog post.
Fan Input, by T3CHNOCIDE
It's less than a month until release, and after two tastes of Destiny (E3's alpha and the summer beta) people are really gearing up for this next big hit. The beta attracted a massive 4.6 million participants, the largest open beta test for any console game ever and, despite being a brand new IP, Destiny has already accumulated numerous awards and achievements. In fact, Destiny is currently boasting the title of most pre-ordered new IP in history. But what is it about Destiny that's attracting so much attention in the gaming community?
Is Destiny's success purely down to Bungie's great name, and instead the hype is merely a product of an already established fan base from their previous critically acclaimed franchise, Halo? Perhaps - though I prefer to think that's not the case. Instead I think it's more likely that the experience gathered over the past 23 years of games development, in addition to the great story telling the Bungie writers bring to the table, has helped craft this incredibly unique product...Read More