Destiny (Series) Review
Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
It's set in a science-fiction world shared with other players. You play the role of a Guardian of Earth's last safe city, tasked with reviving a celestial being called the Traveler. Along the way you develop your character and earn equipment and costumes by completing missions. These have you either working with other players to take on large enemies or battling other players. These move the narrative forwards as well as your abilities.
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 09/09/2014
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 16 players online. In addition to normal story missions that are taken up with up to 16 other players, there are short three-player battles and six-player raids. There are also traditional deathmatch games where you battle to be the last player standing.
Cross-Play: You can't play with people on a different system to the one you are on. But the Cross-Save feature enables you to move from PlayStation to Xbox and retain your progress.
The following content is available for Destiny via in-game purchase and season pass:
- Destiny: The Dark Below (2014) Expansion I
- Destiny: House of Wolves (2015) Expansion II
- Destiny: The Taken King (2015) new content also includes Expansion I and Expansion II.
- Destiny: Rise of Iron (2015)
- Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (2017) post-release paid content
- Destiny 2: Warmind (2018) Expansion
- Destiny 2: Forsaken (2018) Expansion
- Destiny 2: Shadowkeep (2019) Expansion
- Destiny 2: Season of the Forge (2018) via Annual Pass
- Destiny 2: Season of the Drifter (2018) via Annual Pass
- Destiny 2: Season of Opulence (2019) via Annual Pass
- Destiny 2: Season of the Worthy (2020) via Annual Pass
- Destiny: The Collection includes all the content from the first game.
- Destiny 2: Upgrade Edition includes Forsaken and Shadowkeep as well as the current season pass.
- Destiny: New Light provides a free-to-play option that grants access to a huge amount of content but doesn't include the latest adventures.
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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