It’s been a while since I’ve talked about what’s on my currently playing list. My how things have changed in a few months time. I’m playing some old, playing some new, and make the most (?) of unemployment.
No matter who you talk to lately it’s just “Destiny! Destiny Destiny Destinnyyyy! Destiny? Destiny!”
OK maybe my conversations don’t really sound like that. Or if they do, I might wanna get my head checked.
Point is, everyone is talking about it and it makes sense. I mean, it’s an FPS meets MMO by Bungie and has been hyped up all year. I got on the hype train, choo choo!, and pre-ordered the game some time ago so I’ve been rocking it since day 1. My views on it are mixed.
Yesterday I got my first taste of Destiny in the Alpha testing phase. Having signed up when the Alpha became available during E3, I received a code to try out the build. So far, the experience has been fun if a little underwhelming.
You start off, of course, creating your character and choosing from one of the 3 main factions; hunter, titan and warlock. After a long debate and inner turmoil I chose hunter over warlock and set out to make my half head shaved, red headed alien chick because why not. From there they drop you into the world in the very first quest of the game. You are led around by “Ghost,” a little floating orb voiced by Peter Dinklage (though halfheartedly) gives you some insight on where you are and what the background is. However, I felt a little lost being dropped in with no real explanation of who the aliens (The Fallen) are, why I’m fighting them and what the overall premise is.