Thursday, August 13, 2015

I finally bought Destiny for the PS4 on sale for $19.99

So I recently picked up Destiny for the PS4, Yeah I know I am kinda late to the party, extremely late actually, considering a third DLC which looks more like an expansion for the game is about to be released soon.

I had previously played Destiny at a friend’s place and failed to see the appeal of the game, but when the game went on sale for $19.99 at my local BESTBUY I thought why not? The sale lasts all the way through August 13th, 2015 for all you fellow Canadians also looking for a good deal on the game.

Given the relatively cheap price and the fact that I know quite a few people who play this game and were more than willing to help me progress through the story and level up, as well as gear me up all in preparation for the new expansion: The Taken King, I decided to take the leap and buy the game.

I bought only the base game (Vanilla Destiny) and NOT the two DLC’s that followed. I figured I would play through the story mode and if I enjoyed the game enough I would then buy the additional DLC’s as well as the new expansion when released.

I really decided to give this game a second chance and see what all the fuss was about. Some heralded this game as one of the best games to be released on the new gen consoles. My first experience with the game proved otherwise, but maybe that’s because I was thrown into a chaotic game where everyone was highly experienced at the game and I could barely walk straight.

I typically play shooters and MMO’s on my PC and so maneuvering my character at the time seemed a bit challenging. I thought if I started fresh and level’d up on my own for a while and played through the story, I might enjoy the game a bit more this time around.

While I did struggle with the general mechanics of the game, I have to admit I enjoyed the look and feel of it as well as the numerous things that were available to do in the game. It seemed like a combination of an MMO and a shooter ON a console of all things. The MMO aspect of leveling up, collecting weapons and armor and doing raids really interested me as a long time MMO fan while the shooter aspect of the game not so much.  Nonetheless I think this game can be fun if I go into it with the right mindset.

This also seemed like the perfect time for ME to pick up a new game that I wanted to try, considering my main game (Fifa 15) is in somewhat of a lull since there is about a month left before Fifa 16 is released and so there is not much left to do in its current iteration.

I will probably get through a few hours of gameplay in Destiny this week and post and updated /sort of review soon detailing my second encounter with the game.

Leave me your thoughts on Destiny in the comments section below, and let me know if there is anything that I may or may not need to know about the game.