Bungie’s latest IP, Destiny, has an unmistakable Halo aesthetic. According to Bungie, however, some people were “too quick” to compare the Covenant forces in Halo to the enemies in Destiny, and Bungie recommends that fans “check out the demo again” to notice the differences.
Bungie points out the “Fallen” enemy type in Destiny as an example, saying that one enemy class is more varied than the entire Covenant force.
“Take the Fallen, for example,” Bungie said. “When people saw them at E3, they were all too quick to compare them to the Elites you fought in Halo. In truth, the Fallen are as varied and diverse as the Covenant as a whole.”
“Check out the demo again, and see how many varieties you can spot. Some of the smaller targets, like the Shanks and Dregs, will draw your fire,” Bungie said. “The larger crews, the ones that include Vandals or Captains, will have you wishing you brought that Fireteam. And let’s not forget about those moments when we’ll drop something as big as a Devil Walker in your path.”
What do you think? Is Bungie right to tell gamers not to dismiss Destiny’s enemies as Covenent clones?
Destiny, and a new entry in the Halo franchise, are slated for a 2014 release.