Polygon Takes a Personal, Dual Approach to a Destiny Review

Destiny is supposed to be a game that breaks boundaries, but does it really do anything new?

Destiny is supposed to be a game that breaks boundaries, but does it really do anything new?

The much-anticipated Destiny has finally arrived and critics are starting to weigh in. Although the game launched on Tuesday, you can only find a small sampling of reviews, mostly because reviewers are taking their time (and rightfully so). This is a massive game and it deserves the appropriate amount of attention.

After more time passes, we’ll reassess and honor another great review but for the time being, we’re selecting Polygon’s wonderful dual-opinion analysis. Here, you get two very candid, forthright opinions from a couple experienced veterans. The viewpoints aren’t polar opposites but each critic offers a different perspective, and both adopt a very personal tone for this particular review.

That’s always risky because readers could accuse the reviewers of relying too heavily on their own subjective opinion, as opposed to a more objective breakdown. But critics Philip Kollar and Arthur Gies do an excellent job of balancing opinion and fact, and deliver one of the very best all-encompassing reviews for this blockbuster production.

The game has a ton of potential but how much of it is realized? Does it just fall flat out of the gate?

The game has a ton of potential but how much of it is realized? Does it just fall flat out of the gate?

Why We Like It:

— First and foremost, the two-man approach. It’s one of the best two-for-one deals going, because the reader gets to read the honest, informed opinions of two people, each of whom have somewhat different reactions to one of the biggest games ever released.

— We very much appreciate the distinctly personal tone. There’s no boring gameplay descriptions (we all know what this game is about) and there’s no tedious sermonizing. It’s plenty detailed but above all else, we know these two guys are gamers, and we know they reacted strongly to the game.

— Par for the course for Polygon: It’s exceedingly well-written. Budding journalists should take cues from these guys.

Congrats, Philip and Arthur!

Read Polygon’s Destiny Review Now

5 thoughts on “Polygon Takes a Personal, Dual Approach to a Destiny Review”

Meh, just another shooter with a fancier coating.

They did do a great job. I read Polygon frequently and this is precisely the reason why.

I really like the review here but I do disagree with certain parts of it. There’s more to the game than they’re saying…I’m not saying they purposely missed stuff, but I don’t think they appreciate the game’s depth and potential.

It’s an excellent review, no doubt about it. I always like to see contrasting viewpoints in the same article.

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