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Destiny X
Developer(s) Bungie, Astralitz Games
Publisher(s) Astralitz Games
Director(s) Greg Gatz
Programmer(s) Jeremy Green
Writer(s) Greg Gatz
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, Steam, RazerPocket, AstralOracle
Genre(s) First person shooter/action RPG
Series Destiny
Engine Morandal Engine
Release Date(s) May 2021
Age Rating(s) ESRB: T (Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes)

PEGI: 16 (Realistic looking violence) CERO: C

Storage Needed 25GB (18GB for Switch at 720p)
Destiny X is a reboot of Bungie's Destiny series, which was to remedy the old disappointment of Destiny 2 and try to reboot it, to make sure it actually tries to standout against other games like Warframe and other competitors. As an response to the disappointment of Destiny 2 and potential failure of the IP, Astralitz decided to come in and go re-brand it for an "second chance".

Improvements from the original 2 Destinies

  • Solid game engine that runs at 60fps (720p for Switch and up to 4K for Xbox One X)
  • Stages instead take place on an large scale sandbox level, similar in fashion to Super Mario Odyssey.
  • Actual match-making for players so players can know which players they can find (previously they had to use a fan-site to do that). There is an online hub called the Nexus which players can visit.
  • Grimoire: The codex is finally built into the game so you can now check what enemies you've fought and what characters you've known.
  • You can now play it on the go (This game now decides it can be a first-person-shooter and not an MMO)
  • More classes; There are now a total of 5 new classes; Engineer, Valkyrie, Siren, Paladin, and Codex.
    • Sub-classes: Sub-classes have improved so it does make more sense; the basis class now grants synergy between sub-classes; the more sub-classes you unlock, the more effective your abilites in between get.
  • All new plot: The plot has been revised to avoid potential plot-holes, cliches and errors unlike the previous two plots. 
  • Weapons: You can hold up to four weapons assigned by the D-Pad, so you no longer have to stop and reassign weapons that are reserved at locked slots.
  • Dedicated servers: Online multiplayer now has dedicated servers that are shared between consoles as well.
  • Customization: Weapons/gear can now be customized via card sockets. Cards can be dropped by enemies. You can upgrade cards which further boost stats such as extra armor, damage, firerate, etc. Some rare cards have dual-stat boosts, and some rare cards have disadvantages as well. The rarity of the weapons and gear determines slots, ranging from 1 (green) to 5 (gold)
  • Gunsmith: Later in the game you can get a gunsmith that can forge weapons and rebuild/customize parts of it, allowing you to build your own weapons instead.
  • Level-cap: The max level cap is 100, with each of the 3 sub-classes having a total of 30 skill points and the basis having 10. The main advantage is that instead having to grind your way to the max level cap, you can choose between of the 3 mainline sub-classes to advance to as well in any order, with the sub-classes giving you synergy passives such as stat-ups as you go on.

Gameplay

The game plays more like it's successor Destiny, except you now have an mini-map with an compass on where to go. The abilities have now changed, you now have a mana bar that can hold up to 300 mana. Some of your abilities take up mana, such as super attacks, coatings, powers, etc. You can now hold up to 4 weapons. There are 10 types of weapons Guardians can use. Some weapons can be dual-wielded as well. A * means this can be dual-wielded. A + means only unique versions of this weapon can be dual-wielded.  There are five elements; fire, thunder, corrosive, explosive, and void. Fire works well against beast-like creatures, Thunder is effective against fast enemies, Corrosive is effective against rock/metal enemies, Explosive works well on most enemies and gives the shots an AoE effect, Void has gravitational effects towards most enemies.

Weapons

Primary Weapon Types
Weapon Name Description Type
Pistol* Shoots out bullets that fire as fast as you can pull the trigger. Sidearm
Hand Cannon* Shoots out heavy bullets at semi-automatic action Sidearm
Burst Rifle Shoots out an charged burst of bullets Mainline
Machinegun Shoots out an rapid fire of bullets Mainline
Shotgun+ Shoots an spread of shots that are best used at close range Mainline
Sniper Shoots out an heavy bullet. Usually armed with a scope Mainline
Battle Rifle Shoots out semi-automatic bullets Mainline
Laser Shoots out lasers Heavy
Launcher Launches explosive bombs Heavy
Rocketeer Launches rockets Heavy

Unique Weapon Types

These are rare type of weapons which are only dropped from enemies or from the Gunsmith.

Special Weapon Types
Weapon Name Description Combo Type
Uzi* Shoots out an rapid but inaccurate stream of bullets Pistol+Machinegun Sidearm
Jackhammer Shoots out shotgun bullets at rapid speeds Machinegun+Shotgun Heavy
Taser Shoots out laser blasts Battle+Laser Mainline
Pocketrocket* Shoots out explosive bullets Hand+Rocketeer Sidearm
Proxymine Shoots out proximity mines Launcher+Shotgun Heavy

Vehicles

Vehicles are special rides Guardians can take along. Some missions involve the use of vehicles.

Vehicles
Vehicle Name Description  Weapons
Sparrow A hoverbike meant for driving on the ground Machinegun
Avion Jet A winged jetpack meant for flying above the air. Explosive cannons
Hammerhead A submarine meant for traveling under the water. Harpoon cannon

Environment

Plot

The planet Earth becomes overrun by an new alien enemy known as the Fallen. In order to take back the planet Earth from the Fallen empire, the cybermilitary sends out an force known as Guardians that will aim and take back Earth from the evils at all costs...

Achievements

Achievements/Trophies in Destiny X
Achievement Name Description Rank
Destiny You are the master of the Guardians. Platinum
Eagle Eye Get 100 kills via the sniper. Bronze
This Is My Gun Get 100 kills via pistols. Bronze
Machine Rivet Get 100 kills via machineguns. Bronze
Shotgun Proficiency Get 100 kills via shotguns. Bronze
Zappy Get 100 kills via lasers Bronze
The Hunter Get 100 kills via battle rifles Bronze
Grenadier Get 100 kills via magic grenades Bronze
Planet 1 Complete the first planet Bronze
Planet 2 Complete the second planet Bronze
Game Clear Complete the campaign Silver
Quest Master Clear all side-quests Gold
Master Hunter Complete all bounty hunts Gold
Challenge Master Clear all weapon challenges Gold
Codex Master Clear all codex challenges Gold
Treasure Hunter Collect your first legendary grade weapon Bronze
Geared Up Find a full set of armor. Bronze
Class Master Unlock all skills in a single class. Silver

Reception

Destiny X has gotten positive acclaim so far from both critics and players, while praising for the actual improvments from the previous Destiny games, as well as other improvements such as new classes, skills, etc.  It scored 80's on Metacritic, an 9/10 on IGN, and an 9/10 on GameSpot. Jim Sterling gave it an 10/10, saying it was the second chance it deserved to make the cut, and it did.

Destiny X is regarded as the game to take a second chance which made the cut, and therefore made more success than the original Destiny, as it managed to pull through in terms of content and endgame. Compared to Destiny 1, Destiny X was made with a much lower budget, with around 10 to 20 million dollars in.

Sub-pages

Destiny X/Classes

Destiny X/Codex

Destiny X/Quests

Destiny X/Missions

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