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The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Taliah Carmona, class of 24
My Breakthrough: Life as a Hard of Hearing Student
Taliah Carmona, Guest Writer • December 5, 2023

As the end of my senior year approaches, I’ve reflected on my last four years, which have been nothing but remarkable. I found myself finally...

Jones at a game versus SUNY Fredonia
From First Baskets to Lasting Legacies: My Journey to Le Moyne's Historic D1 Debut
Darrick Jones, Guest Writer • December 5, 2023

The Ted Grant Court at Le Moyne College has become my new proving ground, where the squeak of sneakers and the roar of the crowd serve as the...

A full commuter parking lot on campus, Lot C and CC
Alleviating the Parking Headache at Le Moyne
Corinne Becker, News & Features Editor • December 5, 2023

To say parking is a pain at Le Moyne is an understatement; between closed lots, tickets on windshields, and unauthorized vehicles taking up spots,...

Social Media and Self-Esteem: How to Manage Social Media Use
Mai Al Janabi, Staff Writer • December 1, 2023

Social media usage is often linked to self-esteem issues and mental health concerns, but given the advent of social networking sites, avoiding...

The Launch of the New Gender, Women, and Sexuality Center
Danny Mondelli, Assistant Editor in Chief • December 1, 2023

On October 18th, Le Moyne unveiled its new Gender, Women, and Sexuality Center in Reilly Hall. The event was organized by Dr. Farha Ternikar,...

Should we care about Destiny?


Most gamers are probably excited to hear that Activision and Bungie are teaming up to make a new game. They are probably already putting aside a good sum of money to add this to their video game library. Now before you read further know that this is not a review of Destiny. Instead, these are my personal thoughts on what to expect from both companies.

I may sound ridiculous when I say this but this game to me is just a Halo remake. What I mean to say is that the makers of Call of Duty (Activation) are working with the makers of Halo (Bungie). In my personal opinion this game will just be two gigantic franchises making a game that most experienced gamers will know is just a knock off of Halo. New gamers will buy this game in record numbers and proclaim it as the greatest video game in history.

Why do I say this? I say this because Call of Duty has not really made a game that has been different in any capacity. Most gamers play the game for the multiplayer mode. I have yet to hear anyone talk about campaign mode since Call of Duty: World at War. Halo on the same token has pretty much been about the same story; Master Chief the sole protagonist fighting the convent, an alliance of a group of aliens bent on eradicating mankind.

What I am trying to express is that by purchasing this game you are telling these two video game giants that storyline does not matter and gameplay is the only thing that people want. Remember immensely popular games that have relied heavily on story? Games such as Bioshock, a game mainly played for the masterful storytelling in the dystopian world of rapture. Also Remember Fallout 3, a game that tells the story of a dystopian America where the entire world has seen the horrors of nuclear holocaust but has survived through the use of underground dwelling centers called “vaults.”

My main point is not to discourage people from buying Destiny, but to teach people that if you like games for their storytelling elements try to find franchises that create interesting worlds and do not just copy and paste the same story multiple times for a profit. If you do decide to ignore my warnings, buy this game, and then complain about it, remember me and keep in mind that you just bought a game for 60 plus dollars that was probably written on a napkin twenty minutes before the game was launched. Now, I know that sounds like a great exaggeration but decide for yourself if you think Destiny will actually have a unique story or just be the next retelling of Halo with the multiplayer features of Call of Duty.


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