Now that I’ve had the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy everything Destiny 2 has to offer, I’m here to tell you just how awesome Bungie and Activision’s latest product is.
Immediately it should be noted how great the story campaign is for this game. The story begins very rough for you as the main character. Your power, and your home are taken away by the Red Legion, led by Dominus Ghaul, and from there you must reclaim your power and fight back his forces. Seeing yourself rise to your former glory is very cool, and I liked that Destiny 2 took the underdog route for the campaign.
Destiny 2 successfully introduced a memorable villain in Ghaul. Ghaul has become my favorite villain thus far in the Destiny universe, not only because he’s power-driven, looks cool, and is a total bad a**, but because the game shows us his side of the story, and his intentions/goals. Additionally, new characters like Failsafe and Devrim Kay fill the space for something missing in the original Destiny, which was lovable characters outside of the core group of figures like Zavala, Ikora, and of course, Cayde-6.
The overall gameplay and feel of Destiny 2 has been majorly improved since the original Destiny. While I did fall in love with the first Destiny, it didn’t feel like there was a lot to do in open world after finishing the story mode and of course the community-famous Vault of Glass raid. While Bungie did gradually improve Destiny 1 over time with its expansions, it would have been nice to sell more people on the base model, and that’s what Destiny 2 has done very well. You can do world or side missions for Devrim Kay, Sloan, Failsafe, and Asher Mir. Furthermore, there are hidden chests and dungeons scattered all over the maps (Earth, Nessus, Io, and Titan) that offer a sense of discovery while you progress through the game, and these places are full of loot; it was very fun discovering these with friends.
Speaking of friends, Destiny 2 is simply a better experience if you’re playing with other people, whether it’s friends, family, or someone you just happen to meet. Most of the Destiny players I’ve met are very nice, informative, and helpful when it comes to taking down baddies on several different stages. Of course, there might be some bad apples, as there are in just about every gaming community, but Destiny 2 encourages finding a group of friends and sticking with them with the newly implemented clan system, which gradually increases it’s reward potential the more you and your friends grow your clan. My group and I have been playing together for nearly four years, and we’ve become the best of friends.
Destiny 2 is a great game that I would 100% recommend to everyone. There is a ridiculous amount of things to do, like explore the depths of Nessus, Earth, Io, or Titan, test your skill against other players in the Crucible, or complete the brand new Leviathan Raid for top tear gear for your Guardian. Before I close this off, I have to note that the design, sound, and visuals for this game are all stunning, and quite possibly the best in the business. The guns all have their own distinct sound that makes them individually unique; the armor is designed to look incredible and imaginative while simultaneously offering lore behind them and the Destiny universe, and finally, every explorable area in Destiny 2 provides great visuals.
So, that just about wraps it up, guys! Destiny 2 is out now, so pick it up for yourself, or family and friends! Destiny 2 will be added to our Holiday Gift Guide, so we encourage you to try it out.
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