Since leaving Microsoft, many have expected Bungie to bounce back with a game that has the qualities to be more than what Halo is. This game is called Destiny, and it is likely the most important first-person shooter for 2014.
At first glance, Destiny is massive and reminds us so much of Halo. But that is understandable since Bungie is the original developer and creator of the Halo universe. If something works, why change the formula?
The new E3 trailer shows how ambitious this title is, and why not? This game is the product of something that could span for ten years if everything goes according to plan. Unlike the Halo games where the story focuses on a single character and his exploits, Destiny is about players creating their own story as they traverse the world.
The basic story elements are of this thing called the Traveler, and the generation of technological improvements it brought to humanity. However, after a number of years, the darkness appears which is something that has long wanted to destroy the Traveler. It is up to the Guardians, which is the player, to protect the Traveler and destroy the darkness.
Uninspiring, we know, but that's just the basics and there is a chance for the story to be much deeper than what it appears.
A key aspect of the game, however, appears to be multiplayer. Players can play through the campaign by themselves, or do it with a co-op buddy. There's also something called a Public Event, and it is where the player's single player campaign transforms into multiplayer co-op to defeat a boss. Once it is over, the player can simply continue the single player campaign.
The typical team vs. team multiplayer is also part of Destiny, and this is where Halo veterans are expected to shine.
So far, Destiny gives the impression that might be a great game, but there are several questions still not answered, and thus for us to bring together a final conclusion. We will have to play the full game when it is released on Sept. 9, 2014 for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will also be available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.