Destiny is finally here - Time to 'Become Legend'
The year's most anticipated game release is here. As of 00.01 hours, Destiny is available on Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Sure, there were moments when the hype was easy to ignore, when new titles tried to take our minds off the upcoming Bungie creation, but as the launch day grew closer, one thought rose to the fore of console gamers' minds: 9th September 2014 = Destiny.
Now, Activision's excellently executed publicity campaign didn't help the situation.
First we had the gameplay trailers: Destiny Venus gameplay trailerand Destiny Multiplayer Trailer revealed at Gamescom 2014.
Then we had talk of a Beatle laying down the theme song: Paul McCartney's next single will be the theme song for Destiny.
From out of nowhere we got Google Street View on Venus: Destiny Planet View gives fans a sneak peak into the Destiny worlds.
And a Live Action trailer worthy of movie theatres: Destiny Live Action Trailer - Damn, that's a movie I'd pay to see
Finally, in a PR step above and beyond, they recreated the space artwork: Destiny: Iconic 'The Traveller' artwork recreated in near space.
The real question is, does it live up to the hype?
Will this really be the first game to define these next-gen consoles, or is all the publicity just there to distract us from an average gaming experience?
The beta suggests the game will be great. All the buzz and previews points to a similar conclusion. But, as the press have to wait until there are full servers to play (solid enough logic,) we won't get any solid reviews until well after launch. The only hiccup could be longevity and that's the one aspect you can't review out of the box.
Here's what we thought of the beta: Destiny Beta: First impressions of a blockbuster.
Check back for a full review, more first impressions, some ill-advised videos and probably a "Fire Team Wanted" sign.