GOTY 2014 | Number 10 — Destiny
It says a lot about how many great games came out this year that Destiny ended up so low on my top 10 list for the year. The hype train chugged along leading up to the release of Bungie’s first multi-platform outing since the Halo series and led to some greatly elevated expectations. While this definitely led to some people expecting more than Destiny ended up delivering, the fact of the matter is that Bungie still delivered on a gorgeous and fun first-person shooter.
Competitive multiplayer has never been my wheelhouse when it comes to first-person shooters. As such, I was very excited to dive into the character-building single-player content found within Destiny. The game instantly sucked me in and I had a blast playing through all of the content the game held. The main reason the game is lower on the list is that I haven’t had an urge to get back into the game since I’ve finished it, in spite of new content becoming available. This should not detract from the fact that I had a great time with it while it lasted. Bungie knows how to make a good shooter and they certainly did in this case. It certainly deserves to be number 10 on my top 10 list for 2014.