If Mass effect and Halo had a baby and that baby was raised on nothing but red bull and rainbows then it might start to resemble the amazing creation that is Destiny. Bungie the legendary developer of the Halo games has teamed up with Activision to create what they like to describe as a “shared world shooter”.
Set on a desolate version of earth where the last surviving city of some calamity called “the collapse” sits beneath a giant orb known only as the Traveller. All that is known is that when the traveller arrived it began a golden age on earth until something hit earth and tried to destroy all of humanity.
The survivors are protected by the Guardians who draw powers and abilities from the Traveller. Players take control of the Guardians as one of three different races. There are the Humans who are tough and reliable, the ethereal Awoken both mysterious and deadly, and the Exo, undead killing machines.
Each race will also be able to choose one of three distinct classes each with their own looks and abilities. These are Hunters the roguish bounty hunter type, a heavily armed and armoured soldier class called Titans, and the Warlocks who wield the Traveller’s arcane energies. There are also a ton of weapons to be found as well as different Armours all of which will be customisable adding even more individuality to your character. They’ll be used to fight the vicious wasteland pirates known as the Fallen and the Cabal a gigantic hulk like race who seem to originate from Mars. This is all put together in painstakingly detailed world that features some truly breathtaking landscapes with co-operative and competitive multiplayer featuring an advanced matchmaking system.
There is also talk of space travel is also apparently going to be a big part of the game with a hangar known as the tower where players will be able to purchase and upgrade ships for interstellar travel. By the looks of things it looks like Bungie is set to repeat their success all over again making huge waves with their brand new take on the fps genre.
Destiny comes out on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 on September 9th 2014.
Written by Sam Babu