Unfortunately the Destiny Beta came to a close Sunday, and we won’t be able to re-join the fight until the game’s full release in September. So for this week’s WeView instead of recommending an already released game, we want to hear about your experience with the Destiny beta, and whether or not you will be purchasing the game come 9th September.
It’s safe to say that over the past ten days we’ve thoroughly enjoyed what we’ve played of Destiny so far. You can read the staff’s early thoughts on it here, or you can even watch some archived footage of Peter and Stefan’s adventures in the beta here.
Personally I’m very excited for Destiny to hit the shelves, and I’m not far away from pre-ordering the game. Even considering it was only a beta there was so much on offer; from the co-op campaign missions to the competitive Crucible matches you could never find yourself bored.
Even during solo the exploration I remained on edge thanks to the continuous enemy respawns and random public events (my personal highlight of the beta). On the PlayStation 4 the beta also boasted some lovely visuals. I found myself frequently stopping to share screenshots.
However, the beta wasn’t without a few issues. A point raised by a few members of the staff was that “for a game designed so heavily for co-operative play, it could be quite easy to find yourself playing on your own”. Whether or not it’s with strangers of friends the game is more enjoyable playing with someone else.
Repetition also became a problem. A couple of the missions felt a little too similar, and many of the side missions activated in exploration mode we’re exactly the same as the last. Some gamers may also find themselves completing the same missions for a third time in September if they’ve partaken in both the alpha and beta stages.
Now it’s over to you. Were you as equally impressed by the beta, or did you find it underwhelming and have since canceled your pre-order? Let us know in the comments below, and give Destiny either a Will Buy It, Might Buy It, or Will Avoid It rating. Be sure to get your thought in by Sunday in time for next Monday’s verdict article.