Battling with your buddies and a ton of guns are just two of the reasons we're excited for Destiny...
Destiny is the brand new first person shooter created by development powerhouse, Bungie. We got a taste for what the full game will offer with the early access Beta on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
Here's what our short time with Destiny taught us:
1. You can bring friends
There's a massive amount to explore in Destiny. We've already battled through several missions on Earth, and from what we hear this only scratches the surface of what is coming in the full game on 9 September 2014. Early missions can be tackled solo, but later on you're going to want a buddy or two alongside you when you're faced with a massive Fallen tank to take down.
2. Guns. Lots of guns.
In the opening moments of Destiny, Ghost - your robotic companion - hands over your first gun. Within the hour you'll have a cache to choose from and soon after that, almost too many to count. With distinct strengths and weaknesses for each weapon in your arsenal, choose the gun to suit your style - then bring the pain.
3. You'll get that 'David and Goliath' feeling
You meet this fellow - a hard-as-nails soldier from the race known as the Hive - whilst exploring old Russia on Earth. You have to fight him. Good luck with that.
4. Your mates will envy your Shrike
Battle through missions and reach level five to unlock the Shrike, a hover bike that you can summon at will to dart around the environment. It'll probably take a couple of hours to reach level five, so be sure to jump on your Shrike in front of any mates that haven't quite got there yet.
5. It's got a great learning curve
The missions you choose to take on each have a difficulty level, which tells you how challenging it's going to be. Step out of your comfort zone and take on quests that are a level or two above your own for some epic buttock-clenching moments.
6. Upgrades and power-ups
Even if you've chosen a mission that's a little bit beyond your abilities, through tasting death you'll continually improve by gaining experience points. With every new level you reach you can upgrade your abilities to help give you the upper hand. Look out for weapon upgrades too - cause enough carnage with a specific gun and you can add parts to make it even more deadly.
Destiny arrives on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on 9 September 2014. You can secure your copy now on PlayStation Store.