It’s time to take a good long look at what Destiny is like to actually play, thanks to a brand new trailer from Bungie. The lengthy new trailer shows off Strike gameplay within the Devil’s Lair area and gives a close look at each of the three classes in action during actual co-op gameplay.
As you’ll see in the trailer, the three classes work in different ways and combine into a formidable team. The Titan class acts much like a tank that rushes head-long into the fight in order to direct enemy fire into his shields. The Hunters stay at range with very hard hitting weaponry and work at picking off the most dangerous enemies quickly. The Warlocks dive in and out of the fights wielding devastating energy abilities, cutting a path through the enemies.
Strikes, which is what is shown in the trailer, are one of the specific mission types that players can take on in the game and offer a set objective that you will need to work towards, usually ending in a fight against a tough boss type enemy. These Strikes run in a similar way to a mission on games such as Warframe or the equivalent of instances in other multiplayer games. While playing through Strike missions, players will be rewarded with plenty of loot which is one of the main incentives of the game but, rather than having procedurally generated loot like in other games, each weapon has been meticulously designed by Bungie to suit different situations and playstyles. This means that you will many different types of weapons on offer, some may have a punishing fire rate but suffer a lack of range or accuracy, while other guns work the opposite way and there are plenty of different types of guns on offer – assault rifles, sniper rifles, shotguns, pistols and many different styles of grenades. Character customization is something that Bungie wanted to work hard on for Destiny to allow players to play the way they want and in whatever style they want.
The other gameplay type on offer that Bungie have details on is the Patrols. These Patrols work more like the regular exploration gameplay of other multiplayer titles. Players will be let loose in a large area consisting of both indoor and outdoor areas with the task of completing various small objectives that differ each time. While completing these tasks, side missions can be triggered which give the players new objectives and generally work towards providing a relaxed playstyle for those that just want to play without an agenda and explore the worlds. Whats more, while on Patrol, you may come across other groups of players and can team up into larger groups to take on harder challenges, but these are of course entirely optional.
Bungie are eager to make Destiny one of the most unique multiplayer games we have ever seen and things are certainly looking good so far. The game is beautiful to look at and takes an innovative approach to matching players together without forcing anything, giving each player the choice to do what they want.
Despite the hype for Destiny, and the huge call for it to be released on PC, Bungie are still so far playing down the idea. Though they haven’t ruled it out entirely, they have stated that it definitely will not be out on PC at launch or in the near future. Bungie are releasing the game on four platforms at launch, all of which will run together in the same world so for now at least, they say that adding the PC into the mix as well is just too much of a challenge.
Destiny will launch on the 9th of September for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. More detailed information may be announced at this years E3 so we will update with any news we hear closer to the time.
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