In 'Destiny', you are a Guardian of the Earth's Last City protected by a gigantic globe called the Traveler. It's up to you and hundreds of other real players to protect Earth from different alien races and cement humanity's future. You could say it's typical science-fiction 101, but I don't mind. When you experience this game, it's so much more. As soon as I landed feet first on Earth, I knew I'd love it. I wanted to explore everything about the beta, learn about the lore and keep playing until the beta said 'no, go to bed'. With science-fiction, or any story, I don't really know what I'm after until I see it. I'll read anything and try to absorb myself in any universe, but 'Destiny' found me and now I'm totally hooked. It actually reminded me why I love science-fiction in the first place. Plus, Bungie made 'Halo' which is sci-fi gold and right now, I'm listening to the 'Halo 3' soundtrack. If it can create an engaging story from start to finish then that'll be something special, but given the nature of how the game works with other players, it might be harder than expected to keep the story going. Hey, there's always multi-player, and it's fantastic.
'Destiny' launches on the 9th of September and I can't wait to dive in alone and with friends to explore the Solar System. And that's another thing, playing with your friends is perhaps the ultimate escapism. All worries disappear for a while when me and some mates blast on 'Halo' and have a laugh. Because no matter how deep the story may be, it's the laughs and fun you have that really make the experience sometimes and when you're done fighting aliens in the virtual world, you can always jump in with friends and fight other human players in a virtual world and have a good time. Books are designed to make you happy, and video games are as well.
Songs of the Week:
- 'Methadone' by Rise Against
- 'The Eco-Terrorist in Me' by Rise Against
- 'One Final Effort' by Martin O'Donnell Halo 3 Soundtrack
- 'Be Brave' by Destiny Soundtrack
- 'Becoming a Legend' by Destiny Soundtrack
- 'Main Theme' by Destiny Soundtrack