Destiny 2 Review

When Bungie announced this game a lot of my friends and I had rather mixed feelings about this game since that we did have a lot of problems when it came to the first game and we were worried that there was going to be problems that carry over. But lucky enough it seemed that some of those worries were gone.

The story is one of the better things about this game since that in the first game, there was barely a story since that it seemed to be up in the air and developed in some pieces of lore, but with this it starts out strong and it keeps on going. Dominus Ghaul is an interesting villain since that his story is well developed over the course of the cutscenes that we see since that he has his own agenda. Knowing of the existence of the Traveller and the powers that it can give to the Guardians and he wants that power for himself. Then we have the aftermath from the opening when your Guardian is ‘killed’ by Ghaul and is trying to get through the assault in the City, there is so much dread and the possibility that all is lost. But once you meet Hawthorn that is when there seems to be the start of hope in the game.

The rest of the story is rather interesting since that the first few parts is mainly getting the Vanguards back together to come up with a plan to take down Ghaul but there are all the usual Destiny fetch/destroy/defend missions along the way. For the rest of the story there were other things that I did like and the most enjoyment that I did have was with Cayde-6 and Failsafe on Nessus since that a) finding out what Cayde-6 got into the trouble he did with a Vex Teleporter and b) being introduced to Failsafe, the Exodus Black’s Computer for the fact that she is rather unique because of her personalities. But the best thing about the story is the penultimate and final mission in which the plan goes off, with some small hiccups along the way but it is some of the most beautiful looking missions that they have made since that the penultimate you get to fight on Ghaul’s command ship where it is about to absorb Mercury to take out the Sun and it shows a lot of the amazing design that they put into the Sun as well as the detail on the Almighty is rather spectacular.

However, the ending that they did for this is handled better than what happened before since that this had resolution. Being able to defeat Ghaul with all your abilities back that he had taken away from the beginning and then when you think that he is defeated the ending cinematic shows something that was bat-shit insane. That being Ghaul creating a weird astral form in which he tries to get recognition from The Traveller, since that throughout the game Ghaul’s main quest has been trying to get the Traveller acceptance for to be given the same powers as the Guardians. But unfortunately, that doesn’t go well for him as the Traveller, who is also bound in a chain-like cage, but it manages to break out of it and destroys the Astral Ghaul. But that wasn’t the end of it, just like with movies a post credit scene appears several Vex Pyramid ships, with one of them seeming like it was a Mother-Ship leading to mean that this would be the first DLC content that we will be having.

The rest of the game is rather alright. The new areas are designed rather well and each have their unique parts. Another thing that I do like are the Lost Locations in which are hordes of enemies that are hiding Loot.

But I did have some problems that I do have with the game and rather currently it has been down to it still being a relatively a new game and that has been a lot of the connection problems that has been plaguing. As a personal experience when I was playing the day after the first weekly reset I was plagued with five connection problems when I was playing Crucible with my friends. This caused me to even show up on the enemy team at times or even leaving the game, which was rather weird.

But one of my major problems that I have with this game are the Nightfall Strike, but not for the same reason why people have been having problems with. My problem comes with the Strike being set to a 10-minute time limit, in which I do find it to be rather pointless. It can be done but it does make it rather harder and more complicated for some players to do since that you would need to do multiple things on top of the actual Strike. I think that it would have been better if they had the time limit set to the Prestige mode for the challenge since that does give it more of a challenge. Hopefully there could be some changes coming to the Nightfall since that this does make it rather stupid.

I haven’t had a chance to check out the Leviathan Raid yet but hopefully in the next week, I may put something in to cover that.

Overall I did find this game to be quite the step up from where I did leave the first game and I do plan on playing through the entirety of this game. 8/10.

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Thoughts on Destiny 2

With the BETA for Destiny 2 nearly upon us I thought that it would be rather a good time to put my thoughts out on what I think of it so far from the information that we have been given from Bungie.

Story: This game is set one year after the events of the Rise of Iron DLC that came out, which I didn’t play, and a division of the Cabal called the Red Legion lead by Dominus Ghaul aka Gary, and they decide to assault The Last City and he takes manages to take out the Traveller and in the process stripping the Guardians of their powers. This causes the Guardians to flee and set up a new city in the European Dead Zone and start their own path of avenging and find then also have the Guardians find their new powers. I like this since that this seems to have a lot more story then what was shown for the first game since that a majority of the story for the game did end up coming from the DLC that came after the story was over.

Starting from scratch: One of the big things that this game does is that there aren’t any carry overs from the first Destiny game, which means that everyone gets a clean slate and it also encourages new player to join as well since that we are all starting from the beginning. The way that they showed that this was rather hilarious as well since that during the Red Legion’s attack Cade-6 says the line they destroyed your stuff, my stuff and especially my stuff. Also doing this as well can mean that players could even start coming up with new personal favourites combinations and armour. Which then leads me to my next thoughts. Another new thing about this game is that Peter Dinklage, who voiced Ghost in the first game isn’t reprising his roll this time round. This time we have Nolan North doing the voice and I like this a lot more than what I did with Dinklage since that it sounds more hilarious from what we have heard from him so far. But that could have been down to the direction that Dinklage was given to the script.

New Subclasses/Weapons/Armour: Since that Gary stripped the current powers of the Guardians, they now must venture out and try and find new powers for the game and they do look rather interesting. For the Hunter, they get the Arcstrider which grants them a Bo staff, Warlocks get the Dawnblade, a solar based sword and the Titans get Defender which gives them a void shield where you basically turn into Captain America. Another new thing that they added to the game is that they changed how the weapons and armour. With the weapons, they changed it from Primary/Secondary/Heavy its now going to be Kinetic/Energy/Heavy so that this means that depending on what sort of loads that you like there can be more combinations for loadouts which means that you could have two weapons that you really liked in Destiny 1 and you could use them both in Destiny 2. With the armour, I don’t think that they have changed it that much drastically. From what I have gathered they have changed it so that the armour just reads Armour/Recovery/Agility instead of Strength/Intellect/Discipline.

PvE/PvP: When I played Destiny I mainly played it for the PvE since that I didn’t have that much confidence in myself to do PvP and it was something that I found rather not interested in. But for this I may start doing it for this since that they shortened the player count from 6v6 to now being 4v4. But the thing that I am looking forward to for this is the PvE since that they did announce that there will be no going to orbit so that means that there will be less loading times since that it did seem that in Destiny seemed to be rather long winded with loading screens. I also like that we are getting four new areas to explore, the European Dead Zone, Saturn’s moon Titan, Io which is a planet that was created by the Traveller by terraforming and a planet that has been transformed by the Vex called Nessus. Plus, since that we still have a few months till they will announce any actual DLC would could be seeing more areas being unlocked in the new areas or even the chance of new areas being made.

First Strike- The Inverted Spire: The first strike that we got to see being revealed when Destiny 2 was The Inverted Spire where you travel to Nessus and try and find why the Red Legion are here at a dig-site but not only that but we will also have to deal with the Vex as well. For me I think that I may have a bit of trouble trying to get past the drill since I have a habit of badly timing things. But the thing that seems to be rather interesting about it is that the boss health bar appears to be in portions. But since I didn’t play anything after The Taken King, I’m uncertain if that happened afterwards. The whole mission actually looks like that it could be rather challenging but it looks like that it is going to be fun to play.