Destiny Beta Impressions: Through the Borderlands, Darkly

From the preview, "It’s impossible for me not to compare Destiny to Borderlands. There are countless similarities, from the numbers you see when enemies bleed health to the shape of the icon surrounding the pickups they drop. The Ghost robot that guides you around is not unlike a more serious version of Claptrap. The whole affair feels like Borderlands-style gameplay with a story that takes itself as seriously as Halo. Of course, the series that made Bungie famous didn’t exactly reinvent the warp drive with its alien forebears and AI guides. That said, if you’re going to crib from a shooter/RPG hybrid Borderlands would be the one to emulate."

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