New Bungie Installment Doesn’t Quite Deliver

The new Bungie game doesn’t live up to the hype.


Create a character. Become a legend. The basic premise for the new installment in the Bungie game library is simple. You have powers, kill aliens. Anything you think you know about the “plot” or “story” in this game is wrong. Mainly because the story is close to nonexistent. However, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The creators obviously knew at the beginning that the story would come second to gameplay, which is why there is no effort to force the story in your face.

The story that is actually presented places you as a guardian in the last city on Earth. The rest of Earth, as well surrounding planets, have been taken over by the darkness and it is your mission to find the light again which is lit up by some big moon called the Traveler. That’s all you need to know. Don’t even worry about it. And neither will Bungie.

The gameplay is the most important part of this game. When playing the story missions, random players will join your campaign to destroy the darkness. Though you have a certain goal that you are trying to achieve, other players may not have the same goal. Often times, you will see someone else in your game that will not help you and will instead pass you by as an irrelevant person.

The multiplayer aspect of this game is called Crucible. I personally think it’s Arthur Miller’s best work and it captivates audiences. All jokes aside, the crucible in Destiny is fun. There are five game modes but the best mode is by far Control. Control consists of two teams fighting for the control of three zones. Through playing the story mode and playing crucible as well, you can rank up your character to earn new armor, guns and bonds which will help you earn even more armor and guns, how much fun is that?!

Destiny gives the players an experience by having the character, which you create, have a series of levels which takes playing with that character to earn experience and like every day life, practice makes you better and the same goes with your character. The level your character has does not limit you however to anything in the game. Even if your character is the lowest level in the game that does not stop you from playing the Crucible or even playing a higher level in the game.

Bungie is working hard to make sure their game is great and by doing so making sure there is an end game after the player reaches the respected level 20.

Overall, Destiny delivers a good game, but does it live up to the hype? No, it does not. Should you go out and buy this game? Sure, if you like Halo, but don’t expect it to revolutionize the video game industry the same way the original Halo did.