Game Guys Episode 1: Is Destiny Your Destiny?
Bungie, the creators of Halo, and Activision, the company that brought you Call of duty, have joined forces to create the next big game: Destiny. The game is based in our solar system in the distant future. Where players play as elite warriors known as Guardians who draw their power from the great and mysterious Traveler to protect the last great stronghold of Earth. All of this on a gigantic map, which is our solar system, that is full of the Traveler’s enemies, and is completely playable online.
The Traveler is a mysterious and gigantic construct that was first discovered in Mars and led Humanity to the Golden age of technology and exploration. The Traveler led humanity to many things such as tripling the average life span, terraforming that led to Humanity to spread across the solar system, and leading to what became known as humanity’s collapse.
The Darkness, the ancient enemy of the Traveler, has waged a terrible war against all civilization and has brought humanity on the brink of destruction. The few that survived have fled back to humanity’s home world, Earth, behind the shadow of the now lifeless Traveler. The city is under constant attack by a number of mysterious alien species, and all that stands between them and the city is an army of elite warriors called Guardians.
Players play as one of three classes of Guardians: Hunter, Titan, or Warlock. Each class has individual skill sets that can help them defeat the enemies of the Traveler. Though each Guardian is very powerful as an individual, together they can be an unstoppable force. That is why the developers of the game Destiny have made the game so hard.
The game has combined the best of role-playing games and first person shooter games. Players can still have the same feel and game style of first person shooter games, but can do mission in groups with friends as customizable avatars like role playing games. Bungie, seeing that the game may get to easy with a group of extremely powerful Guardians, made the raids extremely difficult. Bungie even went out to say that the six player raids were going to be so difficult that players would most likely need help from online sources.
The game, no matter how difficult, is widely loved. Many students have already purchased the game and have said countless positive things about it. Senior Connor Price said that Destiny is, “Halo on a well balanced protein diet,” and Senior Matthew Ley said, “It’s splendiferous.” So the question remains, Is Destiny your destiny?
Jose Companioni assisted in production of this video.