Your first step in building your very own legend is creating a worthy character. Destiny lets you choose your Guardian's race, gender, face and features. More importantly, you start as one of three classes: Titan, an armoured engine of war; Warlock, the mystic warrior; and Hunter, the deadly assassin-like stalker. Each possesses unique perks and abilities, meaning between its look, traits, weapons and armour your character will stand out from the other Guardians you'll meet.
And you will meet plenty. Destiny is an expansive, persistent online world, so you'll make new friends storming the story missions, roaming the wild frontier in search of adventure, going on a six player Raid or forming a Fireteam to infiltrate an enemy stronghold. Joining pals while increasing your levels is incredibly engaging, and knowing that you can call on them for help with a difficult mission keeps you moving forward.
Expect the unexpected, too. At any time during your outing you may get the chance to take part in a spontaneous and challenging public event, invading your current mission. Tackling these and surviving with other Guardians creates a massive sense of camaraderie few shooters can match.
Not feeling so friendly? Then the Crucible lets you hone competitive skills against other Guardians in arenas that span the solar system. Victory earns you rewards and reputation, so indulging in a bit of competitive action helps mix things up and keeps your edge sharp.