Destiny Concerns: The Potential Faults Of This Year’s Biggest Game


Time might seem to be going a bit slowly for Destiny fans right now, but fear not, because the beta is about to launch. Like so many others, my interest in the game has risen considerably since playing the first look alpha. There was a huge difference between seeing video of Destiny, and actually getting to play it myself, and I can now safely say that I am officially exited for this game.

I could go on for a while about many of the great design choices Bungie has made, how the game encourages the use of your abilities, how fun it is to have instant access to personal vehicles, how the massive worlds load seamlessly in the background as you are playing, and how the innovative radar system gives you just enough information to keep you aware of threats, but not so much that you know exactly where they are. There are a lot of good things to say about Destiny, and my time with alpha has absolutely left me wanting more.

Everyone who has read a Destiny preview already knows why they should be interested in the game, and those lucky enough to play the first look alpha have an even better understanding of that fact. So, since you can easily find a lot of information relating to the positive elements of Destiny, I thought it might be a bit more interesting to look at the negatives. From tiny omissions and subjective complaints, to larger things that could be a bit more of a problem, these are the handful of issues that I encountered in my time with the alpha which leave me with a bit of concern, despite my excitement.