Now, I’ll just get this out of the way. I love First Person Shooters, and I adored the Destiny Beta and Alpha, in fact I put arond 50 hours into them. But there is one thing I felt could make Destiny better.
That thing being the ability to play from 3rd person, now if you play games you know there is no major shortage of shooters. Especially first person ones, because of the over saturation of shooters for the past few years many gamers have become tired of them, but 3rd person shooters haven’t reached that point of saturation ( yet ).
This led me to a strange string of thoughts when playing Destiny, and that thought of course was ” What if Destiny allowed 3rd person play besides the FPS gameplay?”.
The more I thought about it the more having 3rd person seemed to make sense, just think about it. In Destiny you are gave the ability to make your guardian and customize them to a pretty good degree, you change your armor, the color of your gear and your special items. This all leads to a pretty personal Guardian. but the problem is you don’t get to see them much outside of the Tower.
Now if you had the option to play the game in 3rd person not only would you be able to see your awesome Guardian and all that glorious loot you have horded, but it would also open the game up to a Huge crowd that otherwise wouldn’t play the game.
Being an avid supporter of Bungie and Destiny I try to sell my friends on the game on a pretty regular basis, one of the questions that is always asked is ” Is it an FPS” and of course I answer them, and immediately after they are no longer interested.The odd thing is that many of these people play 3rd person shooters, by simply adding this feature ( a feature that is partly added already( See the Tower or Halo’s Theater modes 3ps option)) and they were interested in the game until hearing it was “Just another FPS”.
I know many people are going to simply dismiss this and say “Destiny is an FPS’ but really, why does that matter? In Halo, and Destiny you control vehicles from 3rd person, as well as turrets. Furthermore in Destiny when you do your super moves you move out to 3rd person to see your character, though temporary it always is awesome to finally get to see your character, then you are brought back into First person view, and to be honest, sometimes I would like to just stay in 3rd person and look at my character.
Now A ton of people are probably wondering, what would Destiny look like in 3rd person, and luckily for us TwilightGap over at Imgur made a rather awesome and large gallery of 3rd person screens in Destiny. You can view the gallery below.