Destiny is a tough game to score. On one hand, venturing through the exotic landscapes, upgrading gear, searching for loot and shooting aliens during my week-long playthrough was quite enjoyable. One the other hand, Destiny doesn't live up to its absurd marketing hype. Destiny is a very (very!) standard first person shooter with gorgeous visuals, solid controls but sadly lacks innovation and variety. The missions are repetitive, the world feels small and lifeless, yet simultaneously Destiny manages to perpetuate Bungie’s charm and indisputable polish. Maybe if Activision hadn’t raised everyone’s expectations so high, my ultimate enjoyment of the final product would have been different. As it stands, I want to love Destiny…but the initial hype has regrettably raised my expectations a little too high. The game is eminently engaging while it lasts, but I haven’t experienced the vast living and breathing universe the developers so confidently gloated about. Maybe this is just the beginning. Maybe Destiny will grow over time as new players and new environments are introduced, but in its current state Destiny feels too safe and devoid of Bungie’s acclaimed creativity. So it comes down to whether Destiny is worth the asking price? Yes, absolutely! As long as high expectations are set aside, Destiny is a fun time and has the potential to be something truly great.
Review by: Tin Salamunic | Reviewed on: Playstation 4