Byline: Cheryl Mullin Games reviewer
AFTER months of pomp, ceremony and hype, Destiny has finally arrived.
But was it worth he wait? From the studio that rought us the Halo series, I was expecting massive things from this game - - and on some levels it did not disappoint. Starring the dulcet tones of Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones/X-Men Days of Future Past), the action centres on the journey of the Guardians and their battle to revive an ancient being which can secure the future of the human race.
First things first, Destiny is stunningly beautiful to look at. Gorgeously so. It's almost an artwork in itself.
But looks aren't everything, and sadly the substance of the game is what lets it down. Repetitive side missions, overly long boss fights and poor storytelling are just a few of the issues which spring instantly to mind.
Bungie knows the areas it does well, and in my opinion has opted to play it safe. That's not to say that I haven't enjoyed exploring the shiny new universe that's been created, I really have, I've just found myself getting constant de ja vu from repeating missions over and over.
But for all its flaws, it means there is still room to grow. And future expansion can only improve on the fantastic foundations that have been built.
Rating Flawed perfection Best buy: PS44, www.asda.com
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|Publication:||Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Sep 19, 2014|
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