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Destiny 2 Review – Much Better

Destiny 2 developed by Bungie is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and later will be released on PC.

Destiny 2 really shows Bungie’s abilities in story telling as the story mode was fantastic, it was full of thrills, emotion, discovery and so much more. When I first delved in you can see that it’s already a massive improvement over the popular Destiny 1 everything is bigger, brighter and it feels like there’s so much more to do. For one like I mentioned the story line is fantastic, I won’t spoil it, it took me back to the days of Halo’s story telling.
Gameplay remains mostly the same as Destiny 1 but I feel there are many improvements to make the game a lot more addictive and welcoming to a wider range of players. I found myself a lot more hooked this time round due to the wealth of content in the planets and moons you’ll patrol, the strikes are full of challenges to take on to win that legendary gear at level 20 to then proceed onto the recently released raid. The Leviathan raid that was released last night will definitely need 6 players that you can communicate with, the raid requires a lot of focus on puzzles and one big boss. It is very exciting but I feel more action would have been preferred over puzzles, I’m no good with puzzles.

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I didn’t ever really feel like I was in a monotonous grind with Destiny 2, the planets and moons available to explore were stunning graphically and game-play wise. There are many patrol missions to take on, fun public events to take on with others and lots of nooks and crannies that need exploring and some are full of surprises. I always felt that Destiny is a lot more fun with friends due to the situations you can get yourself in, the exploration aspect and even just discussing your daily life while fighting the good fight in-game. I had a lot of fun playing with a couple of American friends on crucible and story mode, it’s a game that really has a great social aspect to it and I experienced no lag while playing with people over seas.

Other things I enjoyed most about Destiny 2 is the narrative, this time round there seems to be a lot more involvement with its voice actors and you can really establish emotional connections in the desperation of these characters. The comedy sections with many of the 3 characters also help keep it fresh. Graphically Destiny 2 is beyond stunning, Bungie has created some of the best environments I’ve ever seen in a Bungie game. Titan has to be my favorite with the electrical current waves and industrial buildings falling apart looking almost apocalyptic. Well, they had abandoned it so it’s supposed to look that way. The musical score as always is breath taking, I absolutely loved cranking the volume up to listen to it. Especially in the final moments of the story mode.

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Destiny 2 is, in my opinion, a real improvement over Destiny 1, the crucible is addictive and the array of maps is nice. The raids are more exciting, the strikes, you name it it’s all been cranked up to 11. I had a lot of fun and my son has also had a lot of fun with his titan character, I always go hunter, I kind of wish like in Borderlands you could have an awesome Hawk subclass that sends the hawk out to attack the enemy and seek out loot. Wishful thinking. The only negative I can think of is the servers can be a little up and down at the moment but with friends and solo, Destiny 2 is definitely a great release in the year 2017.

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Graphics

10/10

    Sound

    9/10

      Content

      9/10

        Gameplay

        9/10

          Story

          9/10

            Pros

            • Great storyline
            • Fantastic voice actors and music
            • A lot to do
            • Feels like an improvement

            Cons

            • Could use more planets
            • People who don't like to grind may not enjoy it

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