I've heard criticisms made against Destiny's art direction. In particular words like "unispired," "shallow" and "generic" come up a lot, but "sterile" is the word that I think best describes it. The nomenclature suffers from this too with names like "The Traveler," "The Darkness," "The Hive," "The Fallen," "The Speaker," "Guardians" and "Ghosts" it feels like someone just thumbed through an English dictionary and copied down some nouns they liked. Exercise a little creativity Bungie! Here, let me show a couple of simple examples from various Science Fiction media:
- Vaygr (an anagram of the Russian word for "Viking") from the Video game Homeword 2.
- Cylons (a derivation of the first reliably dated event in Athenian history) from the TV series Battlestar Galactica.
- Landsraad (the old spelling for Landsråd which in several Scandinavian languages means "Land Council") from the movie Dune.
- Shing (a Chinese name meaning "Victory") from the Hainish Cycle of novels by Ursula K. LeGuin.