A new trailer has surfaced for Bungie's first-person shooter, Destiny. The latest piece of promotional media contains textual accolades from the media praising the game for its various features. One quote even goes as far as to say that it's “more than a game”.
It's impossible not to scoff and give an eye-roll when someone says that a piece of interactive entertainment about shooting aliens in high-tech space suits with space-age weaponry for some loot and levels is “more than a game.” At that point it literally begs the average person to ask, “What is it if it's more than just a game?” It's certainly not a cure for any kind of terminal illness.
Anyway, the trailer itself mostly focuses on various forms of gameplay, interspersed with the various accolades gathered from the game's beta impressions. There are some shots of some of the main character classes shooting and killing things, as well as some of the game's rhino-esque aliens decked out in space-age toaster armor and shooting mighty big rifles at anyone who isn't on their side.
Contextually there's not much of a story to the trailer, just some laud from the media and some sporadic combat segments showcasing action sequences and the giant red planet known as Mars.
We also briefly get to see some fleeting moments of the vehicles in action, but it's nothing more than Star Wars-style flyby clips as the anti-gravity vehicles speed through the dusky environments. Actually, I would love to see more vehicular gameplay and see exactly how much of a role they play in the way the overall gameplay. For now it looks like they're only good for getting from point 'A' to point 'B'.
Destiny itself has been on the receiving end of a lot of praise and criticisms; some gamers are completely all-in on Bungie's latest sci-fi shooter, where-as some gamers are still sitting on the sidelines and waiting to get more info before jumping in on the hype-train.
The game itself is best described as Halo meets Borderlands minus the humor. There are three main classes to choose from, each offering a different style of gameplay suited for specific play-styles within the first-person shooter genre.
Unlike Halo, there are special skills that can be employed in order stun, dispatch and disperse enemy forces. In this way, the game shares a lot of similarities to Borderlands. However, you won't be swapping out guns anywhere near as often in Destiny as you do in the average Borderlands title.
With Destiny due for release next month expect to see a couple of more hype videos for the game to puff up its prominence in the marketplace leading toward its inevitable roll-out on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4. Sadly there are no plans for a PC or Wii U version, although some gamers have petitioned to get Bungie to port the game to the Wii U.
You can look for Destiny to launch on September 9th. For more info feel free to visit the official website.