“Destiny is an action game from the creators of Halo®, set in a mysterious future. In this game you can create a unique and powerful character, customize the way you look and fight, and explore what remains of our solar system.
In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become legend.”
Destiny, the epic new release from Bungie, is the #2 top-selling console game among all titles in the U.S. in 2014 through November. It’s rated “T” and I let my son review it.
We have slowly been heading towards “T” rated video games for over a year now. My son is 11 1/2 and not a Teen, so I had to investigate and decide if this game is suitable for him.
As a child with older cousins, similarly to young kids with older siblings, sometimes we can’t monitor our kids 100% of the time and we find our children are growing up a little faster than we thought. I am not making excuses, but I can say from experience that when we visit the home of our cousins and they are playing video games, my son is going to sit and watch intently, no matter what the ratings. He knows he cannot participate if the rating is too far above him, like “M,” but I have slowly let him start participating in the “T” games. Additionally, some kids have no guidelines and those of us who do monitor our kids hear it from them all the time, “so and so can play Call of Duty, why can’t I?”
My son is a big fan of all things Army, fighting, and weapons. He designs and makes weaponry out of duct tape all the time. I have decided he is ready for this level game that he hungers for. I feel he is mature enough and this is an excellent game for him to start with. I cannot deny to myself that he likes to participate in war like games. If he isn’t wearing a camp shirt, he is wearing an Army related shirt that someone was kind enough to send us. Even with a suit jacket he wears camop. I am not trying to assuage any guilt here, Ithis is about me accepting who my son is and I am happy to have gotten this game for him.
And he loves it. He only gets to play Xbox on the weekend, this daddy of a middle schooler is very strict. He could not stop thanking me. It also gives me the opportunity to talk about guns and war and teach him what I think of both things. If he wants to play, he has to listen!
Paul highly recommends this game! Sorry Activision, I am taking credit for it as one of his Hannukah gifts! Just kidding.
Disclosure: We received this game for review. I always like to share that our review is in the majority, this game has gotten excellent reviews from other sources. And my 11 1/2 year old! All opinions are always 100% honest and our own.