Destiny is the most deceptively brilliant game we’ve seen in a very long time. Of course, it’s brilliant from the start, with Bungie’s robust, tactical, gloriously tactile combat making it over from Halo without missing a beat. But Destiny is a game of steady, quiet evolution, and guarded, stealthy expansion. Every few hours and XP levels, it peels back a new layer, revealing new game systems, greater scale, and vaster scope.
Whole new leveling paths and economies overhaul the entire structure as you hit what you thought was progress cap. Mechanics you at first thought pointless turn out to be fundamental to spiraling RPG systems you never imagined existing the day before. Every time you think you have it covered, a new, wider game opens up, providing and demanding greater intricacy, and delivering greater reward. 60 hours in, we’re still just getting started. And the best part? Whatever you’re doing, wherever you’re going, whatever the leveling, strategising, or resource-gathering tasks at hand, on a moment-to-moment basis, it’s never less than a marvelous FPS.