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Drawed reviews Destiny (AKA: Breaking NDA 101)

Postby Drawed » Fri May 31, 2013 1:52 am

So people have been pestering me to do a review for CSn for a while now. I currently have literally nothing better to do than write about games, so here we go.

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Destiny
Price: TBA (But seriously, I would bet my life on it being $60)
Developer: Bungie
Publisher: Activision
Platform: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC (TBA)
Release Date: It keeps changing. It was supposed to be out by this fall but now it's looking more and more like early 2014.

I have been playing this game in Alpha for about a month now. I have been apart of the alpha for going on five months, but it wasn't until last month that I managed to get the game to operate at above 3 FPS on my Craptop. Technically, nobody is supposed to know about the Alpha and upcoming Beta. But shit, not being able to talk about a neat game sucks. So I have pretty much been leaking more about this game than a DinC's waterbed after a big meal. And so I figured a full reveal was due.

Destiny began development back in 2006, less than two years after Halo 2 was released. What started as a four man pet project has blossomed into an expansive world combining elements of Sci-Fi and Fantasy in an FPSRPG package. Think Borderlands meets Fallout meets Torchlight meets Halo. While a co-op shooter at it's core, Destiny still offers an expansive world for players to experience solo. I have spent hours in the Alpha just wandering around and getting lost, but in a good way. It really is an experience that I can't describe to any other sort of game I have played.

Featuring a Borderlands-esque weapon drop system, Destiny satisfies even the most severe cases of looting sweet-tooth. There are seven distinct gun manufacturers in the world of Destiny. Each has distinct pros and cons. So you may happen upon an Assault Rifle with a Barrel by Manufacturer X, a Stock by Manufacturer Y, and a Sight by Manufacturer Z. The stats of that gun will be dependent on the various pros and cons that those manufacturers have to offer. Ideally, you will find a gun that has the pros and cons that best suit your play-style. For example, I had a Sniper Rifle at one point in my travels that had a attributes that increased accuracy and damage, but suffered from higher recoil and a slower fire rate. However these cons are worth the trade off when it comes to a sniper, especially in a game like Destiny where you are either a patient and stealthy sniper, or you're dead.

And I just realized I'm tired as shit and have way more to write about this. So I'll be finishing this incredibly autistic review tomorrow. Or maybe never. I have a tendency to lose interest in things that I start.
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Re: Drawed reviews Destiny (AKA: Breaking NDA 101)

Postby Newport » Fri May 31, 2013 2:41 am

IM TELLING BUNGIE.
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Re: Drawed reviews Destiny (AKA: Breaking NDA 101)

Postby Beartato » Fri May 31, 2013 6:41 am

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Re: Drawed reviews Destiny (AKA: Breaking NDA 101)

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Re: Drawed reviews Destiny (AKA: Breaking NDA 101)

Postby Adam » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:33 am

Thanks Balu for posting that, and thanks Drawed for the deets. I'm really digging the 'public event' idea.
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