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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great

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    mattm
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    I'm a new player and wanted to give a perspective for anyone else new. I've been playing for three weeks now and am still playing every night. The legendary edition is definitely worth it for new players. Base game and all three expansions is quite a bit of content even for just leveling one class. One thing to be aware, there was a download code to get the three expansions. This code may or may not be reusable; I don't know. So if you're planning to get a used copy or to resell it this is information you'll need. Personally, I've never played an MMO on a console and also not many multiplayer games. When I compare Destiny to what I expect from MMOs or FPS games then Destiny is similar and compares well to other MMOs or FPS games. Ex. the raid is the end all be all. The main story quest line is not the culmination of the story. It's common for MMOs to lock the most satisfying content behind the raid. There's still a lot of fun to be had without raiding and when I bought Destiny I wasn't sure if I wanted to raid. But now I'm gearing up for it and looking forward to finding a group to try out the raid. Another example, while the graphics are better than last ten games and quite good for an MMO, I find the graphics to be subpar compared to single-player games in 2015. Impressions after 1 week: Leveling is a bit different than other games. I've come to realize that character level just unlocks gear or missions and has no affect on power, on my defense or damage. Stats come from gear. I've been finding gear or buying gear frequently. I've changed at least one piece sometimes more at every level. Progression feels good. Over the weekend, I've seen a couple others leveling characters. I've now seen a lot of level 40 players in the same zone as me. The best I can tell is that they're waiting for events. I've joined two events with them. All of the Taken enemies I saw were at my level. So, it was weird but fun fighting the Take alongside level 40 players. The Taken are a super nice addition. I'll move through an area empty of enemies and then the Taken teleport in. Or I'll come across the Taken in combat with other aliens that I need to get past. It's really cool. While I was initially a bit disappointed with the graphics, I must say they are very good for an MMO. But I hope that the Taken King content and future expansions increases the resolution. At level 16, the story feels empty. I'm more motivated by finding gear than experiencing more story. I also find it weird that there's a queen in this game but she has no court. There are two guards and a guy with her. Is she the queen of three people? It's odd. The game play has begun to feel a bit repetitive. Deploy ghost, fight off waves of enemies. The enemies are a bit different and the mini-bosses different. But there's definitely a repetitive pattern to the experience. Honestly, I can't wait to get to explore the Dreadnaught at level 40. That sounds awesome. The following was my impressions at 10 hours in. There are no new players on my server. The tower is full of 34-40, mostly level 40 now players. I go out on a story mission or try out a patrol, there's nobody. I'm all alone. I've played other MMO's and I've always seen a few people leveling or wandering through areas. Bungie must have a bunch of small servers rather than a few large servers. I did play the beta last year and the game zones felt vibrant, active. Playing now feels desolate. There's also no choice but to play solo. If you're looking for co-op then you better convince somebody to buy it with you or find somebody who wants to level another character. I haven't gotten to the first strike yet, but I guessing I won't be able to do any strikes until I get close to 40. Maybe if I over level and come back I'll be able to solo a strike. Then again maybe I won't want to. Also, if I get stuck on a story mission then I suppose I'll have to scrounge for better gear or level up to buy higher level gear and come back. Hopefully, I'll be able to solo all the story content and get to the Taken King content without too much frustration. Now, that I'm playing I realize it was the Taken King content that sounded so exciting over the summer, not the base game. Regarding graphics on the PS4, I'm a little disappointed. I was impressed during the beta. But now, after Bloodborne and Witcher 3 and watching MGS5 streams, the graphics already look dated. They are not that sharp or photorealistic as this year's games. Maybe the expansion has better graphics? Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about the art. I love the art. The art is some of the coolest in gaming, some of the most gorgeous sic-fi backdrops I've seen. That pushes me the most to explore this world for now. For now, I'm playing a titan. That seemed like the best strategy to solo. If I don't like titan, then I'll use the one-time one character boost to 25 on a hunter or warlock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game you can play with your family and friend

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    GamingParent
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    Executive summary for adults and parents: Good game you can play with your family and friends. If you are new to the game, purchase the Legendary (full) edition. You will get all the game content from last year as well as the latest release. If you own year one, there is no difference in the disk. Purchase the update for $20 less in-game (you will see the mission highlighted in-game). Download content is released to add new missions and strikes. These will cost you $20 each at the time they are released, though. Parents: This is a single player per console game. Even if you have more than one controller, the game only allows for one person to play. You need to have more than one console (Xbox or Playstation) to have more than one person play. A definite down-side in a house with multiple players. Also, this games takes a large chunk of console memory. If you have the opportunity to purchase an external terabyte drive rather than a Kinect or additional games, it would be worth it in the long run. Full review (for Xbox One) This is the second release in the Destiny title. The rating is Teen and it is a First Person Shooter (FPS). However, the violence is fantasy based where characters are killed using guns and special abilities. As a parent, I would say this is no more graphic than a TV show. Definitely appropriate for a Teen and even some pre-teens and more entertaining for the adult than some other game titles. The graphics and story is better this time around than the first. That may in part be due to the fact the foundation for the universe was laid in year one. If this is your first time through, you will be playing year 1 story and missions working to level your character up to the point you can play the newer missions. Depending on how much time you wish to spend, it could take a while to get to the new content. But, there is an option… New players and those with characters below a level of 25 can instantly level up one character to 25 to allow access to the newest content. This level up mechanism is a “Spark” which is made available to you in-game. Note, however, that your character will not have all the abilities unlocked that they may have gained through the traditional “grind” method of completing missions, bounties, strikes and raids. But, if you want to get right into the latest action with friends, this will get you there. Elements of the game include missions which advance the story and provide rewards the first time you play them to help you with the next story mission. Strikes are side missions focus on killing a specific target and don’t advance the story but give you a reward the first time you play them. These strikes are included in a special menu called “Strike Playlist” which will randomly pull from the strikes and set the difficulty for that strike according to the level listed in the play list. These offer a different set of rewards which are based on the difficulty and are known to you prior to selecting the strike. You can play it as many times as you like. There is a daily story mission and weekly missions that also provide rewards for the first time they are run. The daily resets each day, the weekly each week. Raids have a specific agenda like a strike and do not change. They advance the story to a degree in that the results of the raids play a role in future story. The rewards are given the first time you run it for the week and reset each week. If you need to leave a raid before you are finished (raids can take a while), your checkpoint progress is saved and you can enter back at that checkpoint any time before the next reset (thank you, developer Bungie!). The Crucible is player versus player multiplayer shoot to kill matches. Some crucible games are objective based, other are deathmatch where the objective is to kill the most players. There is no requirement to play any of crucible, though it does help to level up your character and it allows for a larger group of friends to play together. Bounties are tasks to complete that will gain experience points (XP) to level up your character. They often include some other rewards like glimmer (a form of game currency), weapons or armor, or the materials needed to level those items up. The game refers to fireteams which are 3 character teams. You can play with alone or with 3 friends. Strikes require a team of 3 and most will match you randomly with other members if you do not have 3 players. Raids and Crucible require 6. The crucible will match you with others to fill a team, raids will not. Overall, year two adds interesting story, strikes and missions to the game. If you are into science fiction you may find this enjoyable. The download content game additions that come over the course of the year help to keep the game fresh and interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Steps in the right direction

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    MidwestPerspective
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    So I did jump on the Destiny Bandwagon day one because I was needing a game to feed my addiction :P waiting for Dragon Age: Inquisition to come out. Game play was fun, acting terrible, storyline non existent, grinding factor through the roof. Through constant lag outs and crashed servers I exited the train just after Vault of Glass came out. I did enjoy the experience with friends when I was able to play. Decided to give it a second chance and preordered Taken King since it came with the other 2 pieces of DLC, still way over priced IMO but whatever, its giving me something to do until Fallout 4 wrecks my life with its awesomness. Voice acting and Story line have shown up and while I do feel like the grinding is a bit worse they have done a few things to make it easier. new subclasses are a blast and some of the new specials are exciting. way too easy to level up. went from 30-37 in maybe 2.5 hours. so when I hit 40 after maybe 4.5 hours I was a bit dumbfounded but fine, at least I still have my Light level to work up and I still can. so far no issues with the multiplayer/fireteam aside from an occasional lagout from a team member, perhaps its my 40mb/5mb that are keeping me afloat? who even knows. good game, complete for those who didnt pick it up originally. definitely has the Halo feel to it and is definitely better with friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Taking it a Raid at a time

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    SbOperator32
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    My initial thoughts, when Destiny arrived a couple years back, was eh it's just going to be another online shooter with a hint of rpg elements and held off on this game until a few months ago. Game was on sale for $40 and I had a $35 in points so I was like what the heck, I'm only getting the game for $5. Boy was I missing out on this game! I mean I read all the review and how much people hated the game and said it was broken until the Taken King came out and fixed what Destiny should've been in the beginning. I'm glad I didn't let this game slip through my hands this time around. The is my most played game currently right now and I'm still playing it with the new expansion Rise of Iron currently. There is a lot of repetition in the game, but the overall enjoyment, the content, the community and just the gear you get is awesome. I spent maybe 20 minutes deciding which piece of armor looked cool on my guardian. The online community is awesome too. The only problem I have and it may not be an issue with others is the lack of people using a mic! I mean if you're doing something teamwork based, don't you need a mic to communicate. Enough of that, the game overall is awesome and the new expansion "Rise of the Iron" is fun and offers a lot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well Done Game

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    Celebril63
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    I started with the FPS genre back in 1994 with Wolfenstein 3D. I haven't played much in the last 10 years though because I was getting bored with so much of the some old thing and the military FPS wasn't my interest. Destiny has brought me back to the gaming community. They have tried something incredibly difficult; merge the MMO and FPS genres into a unified experience. IMO they have done an excellent job. Whether you want to work through one of the several storylines, work on team play through quests, match up against other players in arena play, or just vent out the day's frustrations by making things go BOOM! then Destiny has you covered. It's probably the most fun I've had with a FPS since Quake II. The gameplay is smooth and the graphics are excellent. The servers have seemed reliable for the 6-8 weeks I've been playing. The developers have been good about fixing glitches. Because of the nature of the PvE and PvP styles, there's some "learn as you go," regarding game balance. However, looking at the (sometimes passionate) debates on the Bungie forums, I'd say they are doing pretty darn good. If you're new to the game and you need a strike team member to help on a mission, then my nickname is my xbone gamertag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Steps in the correct direction

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    HonestyHurts
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    For no other reason than to fill empty space while waiting for Dragon Age: Inquisition I decided to pick up the original Destiny on release day. Fantastic shooter, terrible story line, sort of like CoD, no story arch but a fun shooter. Since it is made by Bungie it has a strong Halo feel which is definitely not a bad thing, even hid how bad the original story line was. I was annoyed with the inability to connect with friends and actually play this game as it was designed to be played. so around a week after Vault of Glass came out i set the game down and didnt pick it back up untill a few days before the Taken King expansion came out. I was happy that I hadn't wasted my money on the first 2 DLC packs as they came with this one, and since I am a GCU member I got 20% off the game new. so i figured for 3 pieces of DLC it was worth the $48 price tag. Leveled from 30-40 in maybe 4 days, which was diappointing but the story line was definitely much better. Cayde-6 (Nathan Fillion in all his gloriousness) was fantastic and definitely brought me closer to the game and made me rewatch Firefly. Good game to play with friends, decent story but not great. easy to level up but way too much grinding. so that is why it gets a 4 overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent buy, but smart to wait a while

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    JordanT
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    I played the demo version of this game for a year on the 360. I was iffy on whether or not to buy, but ultimately decided to pick it up. The game itself is fun, but after a few runs through it you can see the flaws in the storytelling and presentation. There is a LOT that got cut or reworked prior to release. It's not the same game as when Bungie announced it a few years ago. Still a good game, but it could have been so, sooo much better. It's smart to wait on buying anything put out for Destiny. This game was $60, which includes all the stuff previously released. There's no way to buy just The Taken King part of the game: you have to buy it all. So those that bought the vanilla game at launch last year, and then bought each of the expansions as they came out, were forced to re-buy content they already paid for. Bungie/Activision gave no excuse or compensation for this. All in all it's worth buying, but only now. The vanilla game was not worth $60 last year, and both expansions were already done and one the disc: you just had to pay to unlock them. So in the future, wait until anthology editions or bundles are released, like this version, then buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the investment

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    Robo19
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    Let's be honest no game is perfect; if you are the few who have not played Destiny or have not played it since House of Wolves then I definitely recommend giving it another try! I admit the story is pretty poor; however in terms of FPS-RPG this is a very good game. Bungie has made major changes with each expansion and most were for the better; I expect the Taken King to be well received based on the changes they have announced. The fact you can buy the game + all expansions for the price of the base game originally, this is a steal and despite all the hate you see on other reviews most of these people have 100+ hours of gameplay (worth!) or they quit immediately and didn't play it long enough to even understand it. TLDR: Give it a try; it is not the same game from Beta.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Huge Improvement and a TON of content.

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    Nick
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    This is what Destiny SHOULD have been a year prior to this release. The game was originally lackluster, but here we have a developer who listened to fans and focused on fixes. The future of Destiny is bright. I quit Destiny after about a month and a half of the release of the original game. I reached maxed level on one character (30) and 29 on the other 2 classes. I found myself spending more time running in circles in patrol areas picking up pointless resources. There wasn't much to do outside 1 raid and a weekly nightfall. That is pretty much a joke compared to what the game is now. There is almost too much to do unless you can sink several hours per week! This is a good thing. So long as you aren't sinking 5 hours per day, it will take you quite a while to collect all the cool exotics and play end game content. King's Fall and taking down Oryx is the best experience Destiny has offered thus far. The game is still not perfect, but I feel Bungie will continue to patch and improve.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Take advantage of refer-a-friend

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    DavidJr
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    With the recent sales, the Legendary Edition is the only way to go. You get over $130 worth of content in one package, plus future updates. The game is loads of fun, especially if you have friends to play with. If you have friends that are interested, but haven't started playing Destiny:The Taken King, now is the time to get onto Bungie's website and refer them (must be refereed within 7 days of starting the game). You both get in game items as well as bonus experience as you play together, making leveling a breeze. The down side to this game is that it is online only, there is no offline content. After a while, the game becomes really repetitive and the high end content requires 6 players. It is a great way to meet new players, but at the same time can make you beat your head on the wall. It does feel rewarding though when 6 complete strangers can take down the various raid bosses. If you like first person shooters with the rewards of a MMORPG, this is certainly a game for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slow and tedious at first. Gets better though.

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    teacheric
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    I was not a Destiny fan. I made fun of my cousin who would play Destiny because the videos and the clips just seemed too funky, like Call of Duty in outer space. I bought it to play with him and other cousins after finally giving in. It was slow and seemed endless at first, with a layout and points of travel/contact that really made it tedious. I wanted to give up. But I didn't because it provided a different kind of gameplay: fighting with other people in an open world is truly fascinating. The kind of fascinating that will keep the seat of your pants in a sofa for hours on end. The details are spectacular. Bungie did a great job. Taken King is ideal for those who wanted to play Destiny but didn't for some reason as it contains The Taken King expansion, THE ORIGINAL DESTINY GAME, and the two DLCs released afterwards. In summary, this game is best when played with others. As a standalone, it may turn some people off. If you've always wanted to try it, this is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

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    Cody
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    I don't even now where to begin. Destiny is the only game that has kept my attention and passion over the last 2 years. The game is amazing and it's one of the highlights of my day. So much replay-ability, longevity, endless loot, great story, great economy and the community is great too. Destiny is still the best console game in my opinion. Don't sell yourself short and get this game. You will honestly thank me later. You will never truly complete the game. So much loot, so many things to do and places to explore. If you're just starting out, DON'T buy this, but buy the "Destiny Collection" because the new DLC is coming out on Sept. 20th 2016. That bundle includes access to it! I could sit here and tell you endless stories about my adventures in Destiny, but this page would explode. Its such an addictive game, I won't se anyone putting this game on the shelf. It IS the flagship game for consoles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Online Experience!

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    Intrus
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    I originally played this on PS4, switched over to XBOX and didn't want to give it a try since i previously played it and was not into it at all... The legendary edition came out and i said -- Why not... I was pushed to lvl 25 and that made a HUGE difference, the game is dull in the beginning levels, if you do buy the legendanry edition its highly recommended you take advantage of the lvl 25 jump. You will love the game if you do, there is so much to do, so much freedom, plenty of places to explore and always new gear to go after. The thrill here is how everyone is interconnected at all times, you never feel lonely, there is always another player close by helping you fight that big evil encounter, things escalate quickly and leads to massive battles where rewards are greater. Give the game a shot, even if you played it before. It has matured a lot since release and its a beautiful experience. Good luck Guardian!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Original Game is HORRIBLE

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    Will
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    But this version The Taken King, establishes what Bungie Studios should have originally came out with in respects of content. This game is now a bit more complete than it was before. This game has NO STORY. You can try all you want to go online and figure out at Bungie's website who and what everyones motives are, but at the end of the day this game is all about farming points till level 40, and getting better gear thats constantly recycled. You will have the same gun and armor about 30 times until you reach level 40 where you start to actually play the games featured content. Until you reach Level 40, the game is literally grinding out how quickly you can finish missions. I do not recommend this game at this time, I cannot justify paying 60$ for a temporary online only game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What once was lost now is found!

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    AAunderISU
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    I was a day one Destiny player, played the heck out of it for 2 months straight and then became very frustrated and pretty bored so I sold it and said id never look back. Well after not being able to avoid the hype and keeping track of what they have been doing with destiny I figured gamers club unlocked price of 48 pretax for all 3 expansions and the game again was an ok price point to give it another go, and boy am I glad I did! The game is more addicting then it was at first, and though not as close to as big as the taken king, the other 2 expansions add some nice depth to the game. Add in some fine tuning, new weapons, quests, locations etc. and a rebalancing of the leveling system and you have a winner on your hands! Its a boat load of fun and I suggest highly you give it a try!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it... will you?

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    William63
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    I love this game. How can you be sure that YOU will love this game? 1) Do you enjoy looking the impossible in it's big, ugly, alien eye(s) and conquering it? 1a) More importantly, do you have 2 like-minded friends who share that mindset? 2) Do you love completing tasks of varying degrees of difficulty for rewards? 3) Do you want some of the most balanced, PVP(Multiplayer) around? (You're going to suck in the beginning. But you'll get better, or you'll be weeded out of the gene pool) In case the above was not enough for you, keep in mind that the Developer adds new content regularly. There are bi weekly events, and new improvements made all the time. This game is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun and boring.

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    Semiprosumer
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    Shooting mechanics and character design are fantastic, the core story pretty flat. The grinding got boring real fast because of that lack of core story. Additional content/expansions added after the core game released made a HUGE difference in extending the life of this game and re-playability. At this point in the game's life it is where it should have been at the first expansion. Great game as it stands today, but beware of grinding grinding grinding for stuff you want, and even grinding for weeks don't guarantee drops. Hopefully Destiny 2 will be a full game at launch and improve on the already solid core mechanics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Now with HUD Opacity controls

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    Hollywood88
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    I previosly owned the game when it came out in Fall of 14. Was more hooked in this game then ever before.Then I noticed in Jan of 15 that the games HUD was leaving image burn on my 2013 Panny VT60.I was heartbroken and immediately stopped playing.The good news is that three months of varied content and no Destiny cured my Plasma. Fast forward to late March 16. Bungie announces that HUD opacity controls will be added to the game in the April 16 update. I was skeptical. But purchased The taken King on sale at BB and gave it a whirl. I can tell you that the HUD Opacity controls on low do not leave ghosting images of the HUD on my Vt60. And I'm again hooked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great graphics

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    Ktrouble
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    this game is amazing, I am speechless! The best part I love is the taken King brings you back to the Destiny universe, as you fight to destroy Oryx, an evil king with a hard grudge who's determined to take down the entire solar system. It's your job to find a way onto his Dreadnaught ship, obliterate his dark army and kill the king himself. You'll have access to three new Guardian subclasses, a wealth of weapons, armor and other gear and powerful new abilities. Select the Warlock subclass to harness the power of an electrical storm, the Hunter subclass to carve bows from gravitational void energy or the Titan subclass to summon a flaming hammer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm hooked, and now so is my friend

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    NTaylor
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    I bought this game as a gift for a friend, because the best content in the game is even better with people you know. The newest Destiny Expansion is worth trying just to see if you enjoy the game play. Largely a shared-world first person shooter, Destiny also employs puzzle solving in its Raids and offers a competitive multiplayer arena for those so inclined. If you like Halo for the gameplay, try Destiny. If you like Dragon Age for its backstory, try Destiny. If you like Skyrim for customizing your characters armor, try Destiny. Bottom line: Give it a shot, you just might get hooked like the rest of us.

    I would recommend this to a friend