This weekend Sony fans all around the world had the Destiny beta opened up to them, giving everyone a taste of the massive game Bungie has planned for later this year. Here at home, Megarom hosted another one of their famous community LAN events, getting a lot of excited Destiny fans into one room to explore Earth and the Moon together. There was also free food and beer, which is why we decided to go as well.
Thank goodness we did too, because the event was super fun. Probably more so for me considering I don’t have a PS4 yet, so getting my hands on Destiny for the first time was extremely exciting. I got the chance to play in a Fireteam with two awesome readers, and I had a ton of fun running through hour-long Strike missions with them. There were exalted cries of joy every time a Hunter’s throwing knife found its target, or a Nova Bomb took out a massive cluster of enemies.
You can check out what most people had to say about their time with the beta in the video above, as well as some of the delicious food we were served. My plate totally made the cut. Devon Stanton and Graeme Selvan, from Megarom and Microsoft respectively, also weighed in on what they thought of Destiny. PR people are gamers too you know.
In a nutshell, people were loving Destiny. So much so that many of us ended up staying there well after the sun had set, at which point The International 4 was put on the widescreen projector to keep us there well into the night. Thanks again to Megarom for hosting the event and letting us come through. I was really sad when I was one of the only ones who didn’t go home with a PS4. I really need one of those things apparently.
Last Updated: July 21, 2014
July 21, 2014 at 11:05
Dam, sounds fun.
I’ll be able to give it a try once I get home though. 😀
Admiral Chief Saxon
July 21, 2014 at 11:12
Dammit free food! Seems like Destiny KEEPS ON ROBBING MEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Umar Fong Wong
July 21, 2014 at 11:15
Played the Beta this weekend. Was fun actually. I do however feel this game is extremely overhyped and overrated, but hey, its just the Beta though. The AI is pretty crap, there was nothing particularly interesting about the world or story that was presented in the Beta even though the story and lore they setup is freaking great. The soundtrack is BLOODY AMAZING and I hate that NO ONE is talking about it, I mean seriously. I get its fun but DAT soundtrack needs recognition…
The enemy minions were kinda boring and bland but there were a few that were pretty awesome like the Hallowed Knights and the Wizards and Hives.
Customization is basic. Equip a few things and there you go. Though I guess I didn’t see too much to really have an opinion on that. I just found it to be pretty mundane
Its a pretty good game though all in all. But alas I’m just a JRPG freak that knows nothing about shooters 🙁