Dated Aug 23, 2013: Here is a "wrap up" article from IGN. Here are a few standout quotes: [quote]First off, livestreams and YouTube videos of previous footage, even in 1080p, do Destiny a great disservice. There’s a crispness to the visuals which would be lacking on current generation tech; colours are bold and textures are detailed.[/quote] [quote]A unique and distinguished art style benefits any game, and Bungie have ensured Destiny will have it in spades. The lighting and particle effects, made so effective by the new engine, only make the world more beautiful, more immersive.[/quote] Sound Quality: [quote] Sound design is equally as vital. Luckily, Bungie is nailing this too. Every weapon, however different, packs a satisfying punch with every pull of the trigger and the screen reverberates with the passing of colossal aircraft. It all adds up....[/quote] Customization: [quote]It won’t just be a few gameplay mechanics which separate players. Bungie is ensuring Destiny is packed to the rafters with customisation options, and it’s pretty impressive. Each armour piece can be exchanged for something else, and colours can be changed and tweaked until perfect. There’s a real sense Bungie want to make armour more valuable than just their aesthetics though. You’ll wear that piece of armour because you need it, rather than for liking it, giving the customisation more of a purpose than what existed during the developer’s Halo days.[/quote] Weapon Types: [quote]Bungie are making sure there are plenty of options within the combat side too. There’s definitely been an attempt to ensure players have what they need for every situation, provided by the three weapon system. Alongside the standard assault rifles and shotguns, players are allowed to carry a single, ridiculously overpowered gun to dig you out of those moments you’re completely overwhelmed. Such weapons though come with restrictions in its use, most probably in its ammo or reload times.[/quote] Enjoy the read.