There’s something about gaming that increases your adrenaline and keeps you on the edge while playing them and this time, I’ve been looking forward to play with Destiny (and please don’t take it literally). None the less, Gaming fans queued overnight at stores throughout the UK to get their hands on one of the most anticipated titles of all time.
We came to know that the budget of this game was a staggering $500m (£310m) – which is twice that of the new Star Wars films. This clearly makes Destiny one of the most expensive computer game ever to be created till now.
It was developed by studio Bungie, the makers of Halo, and published by Activision, which if you are a die-hard Call of Duty fan would know that they are behind the Call of Duty series.
So let’s get to know the plot of the game. Well, it is a science fiction game that has been staged into the distant future. And not just 100 or 200 years into the future but Destiny is set 700 years in the future, with Earth and humanity in the midst of a war with a mysterious entity called The Darkness and its various allies.
But this game does keep your complete attention to it as this game enables players to become “guardians”, travelling through space, either alone or with friends, with the task of investigating and destroying aliens before the human race is wiped out. Know one thing, every time a game is staged in the space, there’s always going to be some or the other alien fooling around in the game.
It was released around the world at 12.01 am local time in each country where it is available.
And looks like this game is truly in demand as the launch was a massive one with pictures posted by retailer GAME showing long queues outside its branches around the country, which opened late especially for the launch. Yes, this game is perhaps going to break all records in sales.
What’s surprising is that people aren’t bothered by the line as users around the world reported their first experiences of it on Twitter. To cite an example, one of them posted in their twitter: “Am I gonna be tired at work tomorrow? Yes. Was it worth it? YES!”
But in these lines there are two sections of people, the first who are in the front dying to lay their hands on the game and the other who wouldn’t like waiting for the game the whole day. For example, one of the enthusiasts had tweeted: “Hurry up postman, don’t keep me waiting for #Destiny all day!”
But then again, there are these gaming experts who post their reviews about every stage of the game and for the time being, they are “In progress”. I can’t wait for these reviews to release.
We searched in the internet and found Kevin VanOrd stating on the GameSpot website that Destiny “has the look and feel of a big-budget shooter” and “the structure of a lean, loot-driven role-playing game”.
And then again we found Rik Henderson cautioned on technology site Pocket-lint warned against reading too much into reviews at this stage.
He said: “From what we’ve played so far – including the Beta – we love it. But to say so now would be doing you, Activision and Bungie a great disservice.
“We will publish our review when we are ready, not before.”
Destiny is Bungie’s first new project since Halo and its sequels, and is the most pre-ordered piece of entertainment software ever.
So why is this game such hyped? Well, frankly I don’t know but when the beta demo version was released in July, it was played by a record-breaking 4.6 million people. That answers my question clearly. I think am going to wait till my buddies buy one or till the reviews of the entire game is released into the market.
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