Does Destiny Still Hold Up?

For the past two months or so I had finally got around playing Destiny, on PS4, and I got to say that I rather did enjoy the story to the game. Though it does seem like a rather difficult story to follow but the general premise of the game makes it seem like a decent Sci-Fi film that seems to have a reused story. You have a large planet like being, called the Traveller, that is trying to ‘destroy’ the ever growing Darkness that has been growing for eternity, but once the Traveller reached Earth it started to slowly die and with his last powers created to Ghost’s, basically your AI for the game, voiced by Peter Dinklage, you are revived on Earth and are there to find a ship to get back to the Traveller to then meet with other people and start building up your armour and weapons from then on out.

But there is some rather problems that come with this game. Half the time that you are in the social area there are countless times where an error message comes up and it automatically forces you to return to Orbit when you’re trying to either put items into your vault or trying to decrypt an engram, it gets rather annoying rather fast. Some more problems is that there does seem to be quite a few bugs that happen in the game from enemies being stuck in mid air even though they are dead and most recently in House of Wolves when at a few points in time there were times when Wolf packs dropped in and they where they just drop in and be frozen, not moving or loosing health. Also another problem that I happened with the game was when they did a patch a few months ago where they took out all the Blades of Crota that could be summoned in on Patrol missions on Earth and the Moon making some of The Dark Below bounties hard to complete when there is only one mission that has a Blade of Crota.  It seemed rather unfair and unnecessary for them to take out.

Another thing that I found rather bad about the game is that if you do a Wolf Pack in Destiny and are killed and in regeneration you don’t even get the Ether Key to get the chest even though you were there for the fight itself. It’s beyond stupid and rather unfair just because you get killed you don’t get the key when you’ve fought through the waves just to get nothing except for glimmer for killing the leader. I hope that there is a patch that does fix this because I do think that it is unfair that you don’t get the key, it does seem unfair and should be fixed.

However there is one thing clear about Destiny is that Bungie are trying to make this game as big as a series game like Call of Duty since they announced a ‘Ten Year Plan’ for the game where they will be adding new expansion packs like The Dark Below and House of Wolves, and apparently earlier this year there was a leaked image that appeared online that there could be another Destiny game on the way this year that could possibly be either a standalone game for the series or more likely a Year One edition that will contain both TDB and HoW on them making it seem like a more easier and possible cheaper alternative for gamers who did find the price for the season pass to be atrocious.

One point for me that I rather did like about the game was the voice acting by people in the game. As I said before you have Peter Dinklage voicing your Ghost which I got to say I really liked. I thought his parts were well written, though when you do the Patrol Missions it does get repetitive at times. I really wish that he was also added more to the DLC missions so that you don’t just have the protagonists for the stories doing the voice over because it seemed rather boring just hearing one or two voices at a time. There is also a number of recognisable including Bill Nighy the Speaker, Lauren Cohan EXO Stranger, Gina Torres Ikora Rey the Warlock Vanguard, Lance Reddick Commander Zavala Warlock Vanguard, Nathan Fillion Cayde-6 Hunter Vanguard, John DiMaggio Banshee-44 and so many others. It does seem like there trying to make a rather good film alone with these actors and actresses.

But in all I think if Destiny holds up is all up to how you play the game and who you play it with. I had the rather good time since I was able to play with a friend, who was able to guide me through the game and I was able to do rather well that I’m now up to a good level where most people have been since The Dark Below came out. But there have been times when we’ve had to do strikes and we’ve been joined with a person that just doesn’t do anything what so ever at all and then heads back to orbit, or a person who gets up to the end boss and keeps getting killed and decides to rage quit, so I think that it is important to always have a three person team when you play so at least you know somebody has your back. Also once you get past level 20, it does seem to get harder when you do have to try and level up your light because for a while, especially if you’re doing it solo then it would seem like an eternity to reach a high level. Never the less it all depends on how you play if it still holds up. I honestly think that it doesn’t hold up much. Yes, it does have rather good graphics and yes the people that are in the game are rather good, but everything that you have to do is wash, rinse, repeat. You go into a mission, clear out the enemy, use your Ghost to decrypt something and then kill more enemies, go through a long area that is the equivalent of a load screen and then face the boss of the area. It just gets too repetitive and rather boring most of the time. I honestly give the game a 7/10, there was way too much hype for the game and it seems like it would be a good game just to waste away some time and nothing that much serious about the game.


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