I was lucky enough to snag an alpha code off Twitter this past weekend and I gave the Destiny alpha the attention it deserved. The game is beautiful and it’s obvious that Bungie has put their heart and soul into this project. It plays like a dream, like you’d expect a Bungie first-person shooter to play. It feels new and unexplored, and begs to be discovered. The gameplay mechanics are honed to a mastery game development level.

I captured roughly an hour of gameplay footage on Twitch this weekend (please excuse the yawning, it was late), so if you were unable to get in on the alpha, you can somewhat experience it secondhand. Leave any questions you’d like answered in the comments section below.

Written by Eric Wendt

@ericwendt is a maker of web, music and filmy things. Gamer and overall connoisseur of all things poppy in culture. Co-owner of @funkedoodles & one-fifth of @pelicanrodeo & Editor-at-Large for @gameSLRP.