What’s up everyone, I’m back again to talk about the game we love to hate: Destiny. Only this time we’re talking about Destiny 2. I know, I know, I’m extremely late to the party. Life happens ya’ll. Anyway I’m going to jump right into this review while trying to remain as bias neutral as possible because the salt mines are open for business.
Destiny 2 is the successor to Bungie’s Destiny and is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In this installment, your guardian and all guardians have their light stolen by a Cabal named Dominus Ghaul who is jealous of our power that is given by the Traveler .
Destiny 2 changes things up in a major way in how you acquire loot upgrade armor and weapons by simplifying everything. Some players appreciate how Bungie did things while other players don’t. It makes things easier for the casual player, but is overly simple for the hardcore player. Bungie also removed the need for the player to upgrade weapons and armor via experience. The grind has been cut in half and as I said before, some players enjoy it and others don’t. Finding the balance is what Bungie needs to accomplish now to maintain the player base as there have been rumblings of a decline similar to vanilla Destiny.
Yet despite some of these concerns, Destiny 2 does some great things by improving your guardian’s abilities, streamlining the leveling process and removing some of the unnecessary grind from the game. Bungie revamped 3 of the subclasses giving them mobility to increase their viability in both battles against enemies and in the crucible. In addition to these changes, Bungie has revamped their in-game shop, Eververse, and players are able to gain all cosmetic items without purchasing. Purchasing now only speeds up how fast you gain the item you’d like. You gain these cosmetics via Bright Engrams which you gain through leveling up. I believe Bungie has the best intent with their changes and it’ll take time to adjust to them than what most players are used to after 3 years of Destiny.
In the end the game is fun and is a refreshing turn from its original and is a step towards the future of Destiny. There are problems with the game, like all games, and the most passionate will sound off on the things that they like and don’t. Often times though, the negative is what reigns supreme in people’s minds. As the game is currently, in my opinion, is available to any type to player whether you have 1 hour or 6 hours of play.
As a special way of signing off, Bungie has already announced their first DLC installment, Curse of Osiris that launches December 5th this year. Check it out!