Destiny 2 - Xbox One

  • Publisher: Activision
  • SKU: 5807904
  • Release Date: 09/06/2017
ESRB Rating: Teen
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Overview

What's Included


  • Destiny 2

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2796 out of 2925)

Product Details


  • Developer: Bungie
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 09/06/2017

Synopsis


From the makers of the acclaimed hit game Destiny, comes the much-anticipated sequel. An action shooter that takes you on an epic journey across the solar system.

Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.

Features


Includes: Destiny 2 Base Game

Gameplay Features:

- Rich cinematic story campaign.

- Multiple cooperative game modes for epic, social fun.

- Intense 4v4 competitive multiplayer matches, including 5 different PVP modes.

- Expansive, never-before-seen worlds and spaces to explore.

- Customize your character’s weapons and armor with an all-new array of gear.

- Discover Lost Sectors, complete new Adventure missions, or rally to Public Events with other Guardians.

- Introducing a brand new Guided Games system that helps players find like-minded groups to experience Destiny 2’s most challenging activities, like the Raid.



Customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sequel to my Favorite Game

    Posted
    MikeInVC
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    I'm going to assume that readers of this review have read other reviews that explain the objectives and mechanics of this game in greater detail, and stick just making comparisons to the original Destiny game. In a nutshell: The gameplay feels identical with regard to control response, button layout, etc. The storyline of the game is much easier to understand and follow in D2 than in D1. The visuals in D2 are even richer and more varied than in D1, which IMO had great visuals to begin with. A lot of the Player vs Enemy combat sequences seem to have more enemies attacking at any given time, with more waves of enemies to fight, resulting in much longer battles and more player "deaths". Not better or worse than D1, just different. Without giving away any spoiler details, I'll just say that the one Raid currently available is more similar in length and complexity to Crota's End (meaning: shorter and less complex) than to the other three raids in D1. Up to you whether you think that's good or bad, or irrelevant. The Raid has a lot of fun parts that require a lot of interaction within the team, overall I give it a thumbs-up. The one area of the game I am not thrilled with at this point is the "loot system". This is actually two separate issues: 1) As anyone familiar with the game knows, playing the game rewards you with "loot": gear that increases your Light level, which increases your character's ability to inflict and withstand damage. The problem is, in D2, once you get to about 270 light (out of a possible 350), most of the loot you receive gives you gear that is BELOW the Light level you are already at. To be fair, I haven't done a lot of research on YouTube, Reddit or elsewhere yet to see if there are more effective ways to level up. But as of now, it seems like grinding hours of Strikes and Crucible in D2 will not raise my light significantly. 2) the Loot System has gotten more complicated. In addition to weapons, armor, ships, sparrows, emblems and shaders, loot now includes weapon and armor mods, each of which can be applied to a single piece of gear a single time. Shaders can now be applied to weapons and ships, in addition to armor, but each shader is a single-use item, and can only be applied to a single piece of gear. After hours of grinding, you end up with a much larger and more complex inventory of items to sort through. OK if you're a dedicated gamer, Not so appealing to the casual gamer. On the overall i really enjoy this game, but unless i find ways of raising my light level more efficiently so that I have a hope of remaining competitive in events where light level is a major factor, this game might not hold my interest for three years like D1 did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Oops they did it again

    Posted
    KyleH
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    So hopped on the hype train and pre-ordered D2 because it looked like Bungie actually learned from 3 years of D1 disaster. They we're adding in vehicles, the vanguard would show up in missions, new enemies, and there would finally be a story. Didn't quite pan out the way i thought. There is a tank which is fun, but it only shows up in 2 missions, and the only other vehicle besides your sparrow is a few pikes here and there...and I guess there was that one interceptor in that one mission. But at least the Zavala, Cayde ,and Ikora show up in missions right? Ya the first one and then couple more but only for dialogue. Put away your dreams of fighting along side the vanguard Guardian, it won't happen here. There's one new enemy, yep the dogs. And other than the Cabal and Fallen which they put time into, they other enemies are the same as they ever were...and still just stand there waiting to be shot. There is a story and for the most part it's decent. The main antagonist is actually pretty interesting, albeit short lived. PVP is terrible. Ask anyone, they sucked out what fun there was for balance...which it isn't. Iron Banner was boring and didn't drop IB items most of the time. And to do the challenge you had to complete 50-60 matches to get...wait for it...an emblem. Strikes for the most part are pretty good. The raid didn't ship until a week after launch and doesn't give you anything special. So bottom line, after about a 1-1/2 months of casual play, I'm at max power level and have no reason to play. And everyone else in the clan has gone back to Overwatch, Borderlands 2, Halo 5...basically anything that's fun. So if you want this game, buy it on sale, and push Bungie to make better games.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's Destiny

    Posted
    ILoveTech1960
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    This game is good, but if you've played the first Destiny you've played this game as well. Mechanics are solid, gameplay is smooth, shooting is great, story is okay. It feels like what Destiny should've been, that's not to say this game is bad but if you were expecting a whole lot of "new" besides a new story don't get your hopes up. I didn't intend to purchase this game but it was on such a discount that I couldn't say no (under $10 USD). For the price I paid I've already gotten my money's worth but for full price or even half price you're getting Destiny with all the improvements you originally wanted in the original. It's the same kind of setup as well, you buy the base game here and then fork over $9.99 or $19.99 for the expansion packs. I don't actually know the price because I have no intention of purchasing the expansion packs. TL;DR If you loved Destiny, this game will feel and play the same way, purchase it. If you thought Destiny was great but need some story, purchase it. If you thought Destiny was alright but needed MUCH more, don't purchase it until it comes down in price with the expansion packs.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun, But Still the Grind

    Posted
    gollb
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    I have put in about 70 hours already and have had a lot of fun... but now I am to the point where it has become a very slow grind to get to a higher light level and it is just not as much fun anymore. It is the same as when I got to the end of D1 where I was maxed out and had nothing else to play for. The campaign is better than the first in that it has a real story to follow and you get actual exotic rewards for progressing. It is also not so long that it becomes too much. The PvP is where I spend most of my time now. I like the 4v4 (I am a huge CoD pvp fan and this gets it closer). Also, I like that auto rifles are now useful, while maintaining some balance with the others. There are still OP weapons that will likely be nerfed at some point, but overall I like the new pvp. Clans have helped, but this is still a game that is best played with a few friends. The most enjoyable activities (Trials/Raid/Nightfall) still require being in a party with a people, so if you are a casual gamer you will miss out on some fun stuff. All told, I like the game and think it is different enough to make it exciting for a while. It 's just not that new exciting game that D1 was, so the longevity of it is not going to be there for some people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    IN GAME CURRENCY, pay to win, 1 less planet

    Posted
    BBlack300
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    This is always the controversy with sequels... Do with stick with what worked before and just release more of the same? Or do we change how the game plays, like call of duty, and many other games, even GTA if you're old enough to have had a PS1. Basically they didn't change anything, maybe some adjustments with your skill tree, and using the gun or armour doesn't help level it up like it did before. And they made the fatal flaw of adding IN GAME CURRENCY! trade your real money for fake money to try and keep up with your friends, while this preys on the wallets of younger people, and people without the mental capacity to know that you should really not ever use real money for fake money, unless it's something that you only plan to do once, on the game that is your absolute favorite. to be objective, this game has the potential to be played long enough to make it worth it... I just wish they would NOT have done the in game currency, and maybe would've made just a little bit more changes to the game to make it different than the first. If you rent it, and love it, then buy it. but if you don't have a lot of disposable income you might want to at least play a friends copy or rent it, just try b4 U buy somehow

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    More Like Destiny 1.5

    Posted
    AvidReviewer
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    Let me start by saying that if you grinded out to your heart's last content in the first series, this is a whole lot more of the same. That may be all you need to hear if you loved the previous version and it's expansions. This game honestly felt like more DLC for the first installment with just a couple new planets and a bunch of new guns. Disappointingly so, the story is still as jumbled up as before. Maybe this is what they thought was their redo button on the series? Be that as it may, if you skipped the first one but played any of the Halo series, this is very reminiscent of its online aspect minus the vehicles. Personally after beating the story and playing a bit of multiplayer, I grew tired of the game extremely quickly as it reminded me of the same grind that existed in the first one for raids. Although the raids are new and interesting with prerequisites needing to be met, it's just more of the same repetitiveness after the newness wears off; which isn't long.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Early to Mid Game Content

    Posted
    Rubbaninja
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    Like Destiny 1, this game offers great mechanics and loot. Unlike Destiny 1, there's actually a story (which I'm not too invested in, but better than nothing), better loot drop system to make the grind more enjoyable and bearable, multiple public events that are displayed on the map rather than rely on timers (and the potential to turn it into a heroic event), really fun strikes, and a bigger map. You only have access to 4 planets and there are still boundaries/invisible walls, but there's a lot more depth to each map. It really pays to explore. Also, you don't feel like you're replaying each mission or strike as it offers new environments. Lastly, the ability to modify your weapons/armor/ghost/ships/speeders adds a good variety to how your character plays. As of now, I'm pretty hopeful to what Destiny 2 has to offer and am looking forward to the end game content. Bottom line, if you're playing for solo campaign, this might be a pass unless you enjoy being the random fill for strikes and raids or strictly enjoy PvP. If you're playing with dedicated friends, this is definitely a fun game to pick up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Guardian Awesomeness

    Posted
    supergamer
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    Destiny 2 is an excellent sequel witth a more engaging story. The new worlds are so massive and beautiful that I want to stop shooting and enjoy the view. While the good ol crew is still around, there are new characters to interact with. The musical score is top notch and atmospheric. So much to do, so little time. With so many different weapons, armor and subclasses to customize your guardian, you will not be board! The clans, fireteams and public events are more accessible for casual players this time around. The rifles feel more impactful and realistic to me too. And dont forget the Crucible multiplayer. The ability to use a sword adds more hand-to-hand combat feel, reminiscent to using the hammer in Halo. Currently, Multiplayer is only 4v4. I hope they change that in future expansions. Remember Big Team Battle (Halo), Skirmish (3v3) and even doubles? I'm having a blast, so to speak. Kudos to Bungie for creating an amazing worthy sci-fi action shooter franchise! Your fellow Guardian, macturtle

    I would recommend this to a friend



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