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Destiny

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Bungie
Release Date: Sept. 9, 2014

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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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10. 'Destiny' (PS4/PS3/XOne/X360)

by Judy on Jan. 24, 2014 @ 12:30 a.m. PST

Destiny offers unprecedented variety of FPS gameplay, including story, cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes combined with public and social activities.

Reggie Carolipio: Bungie doesn't want to call it an MMO. It also claims that solo players will be able to get through what is there, just as co-op players can. The sci-fi setting is intriguing, and the gameplay promises players the ability to personalize their avatars and their experiences. This is the company that brought us Halo, and for that alone, people should want to check out Destiny.

Chris DeAngelus: Bungie Software is best known for being the creators of the epic Halo franchise. They've worked on the long-running series so long that it's exciting to see what's next. Destiny is that game. Part Halo, part Borderlands, it's shaping up to the killer app of the next generation of console gaming. It's an online shooter with MMO-like grouping elements, tons of collectible loot, and some of the best graphics on the market. It's also from the people who brought you what may be the one of the most iconic FPS franchises on the market.


Jason Grant: After Bungie spent so many years making Halo games, you'd be forgiven for thinking it might be out of creative juice. Destiny, however, looks like an excellent blend of the familiar and novel. My eyes are personally on its single-player campaign. If Destiny's universe and characters can hook me as well as its series predecessor, then Bungie has my money and loyalty once more.

Rainier Van Autrijve: Why fix something that isn't broken? Being shackled to the Halo franchise for a decade can start to feel stale, and the switch is proving to be the creative boost that Bungie needed. Similarities to Halo are inevitable, but Destiny is the culmination of everything Bungie has learned, and as an added bonus, it's been given free rein to do what it wants. The new game engine sports all of the next-gen bells and whistles, and while it's not an MMO, it will feature a dynamic world that has random in-game events. There is a huge amount of Halo lore, so it's safe to say Bungie has some great story lines for us to explore.



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