Monday, September 8, 2014

Destiny – Become Legend

There's a new video game coming out on Tuesday the 9th. 

It's called DESTINY.


Sure, sure... it's kind of a less than exciting name, but whatever... I posted the Live Action trailer below. It's not bad, it's actually kinda fun. The game is by Bungie, the same folks who created HALO, a franchise I've always enjoyed, so despite the distinctive reek of a "trying too hard to quip" stink that threads throughout the trailer, I'm still kind of interested. 

Kind of interested, but not too interested, of course. 

After all, live action trailers are obviously not at all representative of the game play experience, so as a general rule it's better to not let something like this blow your skirt up too much, know what I mean?

It's still kind of fun though...

Anyway, here's the official synopsis:“Destiny is a next generation first person shooter, with rich cinematic storytelling set in huge worlds to explore. Personalize and upgrade your Guardian with a nearly limitless combination of armor, weapons, and visual customizations. Become Legend in intense cooperative, competitive, and innovative public gameplay modes that are all seamlessly woven into an expansive, persistent online world. Venture out alone or join up with friends. The choice is yours.” 

The complete absence of any mention of the story-line tells me it's probably going to be something along the lines of: "Aliens. Shoot them. A lot. Because reasons. Blah, blah, blah, boom, 'splosions! And probably something about a glowy thing that is important to do the one thing to the pedestal thing at the end of the game or supposedly some stuff will happen. Drama! Shooting!"

Let's watch...



So irreverent, huh? So effortlessly cool. So self-assured...

Man, those helmets have a distinctive fedora-esque tilt to them, huh... Still, the look and effects are top-notch. I'd love to see a TV show come along and do something along these lines, except y'know... be way less douchebaggy. To be fair, one thing I should probably mention that is one of the more interesting new aspects of this game: You can play as a female character. Cool, huh? It's a little thing, and really so crazy that it's an actual "thing" at all, but it's still nice to see it included in such a high-profile new game.

So what do you think? Do you think you'll buy it? And if so, can I borrow it when you're done?

Let me know,
Jon

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