Now, I’m sure almost everyone interested in the game has seen the Sony E3 Press Conference, and seen both the trailer and ~15 minute gameplay footage that came directly out of that event. If not, I’ve linked it right below:
But, in addition to all of this fantastic visuals, there have been a few surprises. First of which, the Bungie website has been updated to include a good bit of brand new information; screenshots, lore, class specifications, enemies, etc.
Also, if you watched very closely in the game-play video, at around 7:30, you’ll notice two very interesting things, a hint at what “Glimmer” is (currency), and that the way the control was being moved seemed a little weird- it seemed almost like the screen was being moved via touch-screen.
Third, and most importantly, public events. Being able to join up with a bunch of people, very seemlessly, and immediately start fighting large bosses, huge waves, and other fun MMO-esque features.
I’m not a console guy, but Destiny feels like a game that I’d split a purchase on a console with a friend to play. Everything looks fantastic, and it directly appeals to the MMO-gamer inside of me. I can’t wait to try this game out.