There is still eight and a half months until Bungie unleashes its next first person action shooter Destiny that everyone is talking about and this calls for more information on the game; we do know that the playable character will be Guardians charged with protecting humanity but what of the enemies? Four of Destiny enemy classes were detailed to GameInformer by the developer.
Naturally, all four of the foes are aliens but knowing how Bungie has done pretty well with Covenant and Flood in Halo, the antagonists Destiny’s enemy classes were bound to have a spark. Art director Christopher Barrett has explained them in great detail. Here’s the rundown:
The Fallen are going to be the pirates of Destiny. Barrett said that they wanted to create something like “space pirates” – intelligent idea! These folks will be vicious, mutinous and ravenous for loot. Probably, the most hype worthy of the Destiny enemy classes.
We wanted a race that could show up anywhere. They didn’t need some big base or installation. You find them around a corner and they were scavenging for loot or whatnot.
The Cabal are your much expected heavily armored, mega sized gun-wielding adversaries. A space sci-fi kind of game would have definitely needed “big, huge, militaristic empire kind of theme,” that’s where The Cabal comes in.
They have huge capital chips and giant tanks. Their bodies are huge, their armor is huge, and their guns are huge. So they might just go and take over a planet by force, just kind of roll over it.
Unlike The Cabal, Vex are mostly mechanical with little organic part in them, you could say they are a mix of robots and creatures. Hey aren’t as humongous and heavy as The Cabal but serve the purpose of fear by numbers.
We wanted to make them with tails and long, claw-like fingers, not your typical sci-fi robot or android. We didn’t want to go that route.
The Hive are one enemy type left out in the game, Space Zombies! Yes, these are folks that totally comprehend the idea of a zombie alien race that floats around the space on some “big, sarcophagus-looking ships.” They come with armor that could be something they wore millions of years ago which has now grown into their skins.
Think space zombies. They’re the most fantasy-inspired race. We’ve imagined them as this ancient alien race that’s kept themselves alive by some magical means for millennia. They just float through the solar system on these big, sarcophagus-looking ships.
Well, as far as my opinion goes, Destiny enemies are a full package with everything one could expect from Bungie. What do you think?