Destiny fans have plenty to look forward to this year, with the release of its sequel just a matter of months away. However, players that are desperate for further adventures with their Guardian right now can tide themselves over with the fan-made Destiny RPG.
The game is a text-based spin on the well-established gameplay loop that has made Destiny such a massive franchise. Players level up their character, fight aliens while patrolling various planets, and search for top-tier weapons along the way.
Destiny RPG has been designed to cater to players who can’t access their console to play the full version of the game. It’s playable from a web browser, and works particularly well on mobile devices, so it’s a great time waster whether on the couch or on the bus.
It’s quite impressive to see just how much of the Destiny experience developer Firestream has managed to translate into a text-based game. For instance, there’s even a swathe of Grimoire cards that players can collect and display on their profile page — something that can’t be said for Destiny 2.
Similarly, the text-based RPG features some content that would end up being cut from the actual game. Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, was meant to be a new location introduced in The Taken King, but ended up on the cutting room floor. It is, however, available to explore in this fan-made title.
Of course, the worry with any project like this is that it’s going to be shut down by the owners of the IP, as we’ve seen happen to games like AM2R and Pokemon Prism very recently. Fortunately, that doesn’t seem likely in this case, as Activision reportedly clamped down on the project earlier this month, only to have a change of heart and give its blessing.
Destiny is available now on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
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