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Were we too quick to compare Destiny to Halo? Bungie thinks so

by William Schwartz

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Bungie will forever be linked to Halo.  As of right now, it’s the biggest franchise they’ve ever created, and one that almost single handedly propelled the Xbox to success.  Naturally, when Destiny was revealed to the world, fans began drawing comparisons to it.  Though as more and more of Destiny is being revealed to the world, fans are still drawing these comparisons, in particular to the enemies of Destiny.  In the latest edition of the Mail Sack on Bungie.net, developers rebut.

“The Guardians won’t be the only fighting force in Destiny teeming with unique warriors. Take the Fallen, for example. When people saw them at E3, they were all too quick to compare them to the Elites you fought in Halo. In truth, the Fallen are as varied and diverse as the Covenant as a whole. Check out the demo again, and see how many varieties you can spot. Some of the smaller targets, like the Shanks and Dregs, will draw your fire. The larger crews, the ones that include Vandals or Captains, will have you wishing you brought that Fireteam. And let’s not forget about those moments when we’ll drop something as big as a Devil Walker in your path.”

Don’t have any idea about the Guardians, Fallen, Fireteams or Devil Walkers?  You definitely should have watched the first Destiny Gameplay reveal by now.  If you missed, you can find a developer-lead walkthrough of the cooperative gameplay below.

Destiny is due for current and next-gen consoles in early 2014.

Destiny Developer Walkthrough

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