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Destiny 2 - PlayStation 4

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Franchise, Improvement Over First Title

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    Sirik
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    So, without getting too political, the situation around the publishing of this has gotten a bit rough. The concept of having "lootboxes", or engrams available for extra purchases is definitely a hot topic. For this review, I will note that I am definitely a bit miffed by all of this, but I will not let it sway my view too far. The game itself is beautiful. Whether you play on the base PS4 or XB1, or you have the advanced capability of the PS4 Pro, or XB1X, this really shines. Performance has been pretty stable since day 1, and has only gotten better. The few glitches that I have encountered have not been game-breaking, and actually were just kind of funny. I would love to run this for PC as well, but I haven't gotten around to it, so I won't delve into 60fps performance, or ding the consoles for not being able to run that way. The point is that while the first Destiny was hampered by having to bridge the old console generation and the new, this gets to take full advantage of the hardware. Storyline and characters are phenomenal, compared to the first offering in the Destiny Universe. By the time Bungie had added The Taken King expansion, they had dug themselves out of the hole, for the most part. But this time around, things were pretty solid from the beginning. Granted, they have tweaked a few things now that the first expansion is out (a separate purchase, FYI), but it mostly works just fine. Characters have been consistent, believable, and enjoyable, especially considering that this is primarily a first-person-shooter. Mechanics have to be solid, and story comes second, but they've stepped up to the plate this time. Packaging is okay. The cover art looked nice, at first, but has become somewhat dull. And since the install will require the same storage as the blu-ray holds anyhow (plus patches), you might be better off with a digital copy, if only to free yourself from having to switch discs. That is up to your preference with discs, having the ability to resell the game, how often you use the disc drive, or play other games/media. Overall, I'm willing to give it 4/5. The mechanics are beautifully handled, the story is great, the graphics look SO much better than Bungie's first Destiny, and the promise is that there is more to come. However, the kickback comes from the shenanigans about certain items being available from purchased engrams, and consumables (like shaders now), being limited, compared to the first game. Between the semi-pay-to-win silliness that Bungie seems to want to continue running, the current attitude toward "lootboxes", and some serious issues that have yet to be completely addressed regarding leveling, item drops, etc., I have to take it down at least one notch. BUT, it's still a great game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Return To Your Legend

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    Acadius
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    I was hesitant to willingly get excited about Destiny 2. I was impressed with the beta but that was merely a taste. I remember anticipating the original Destiny game in 2014. I played it non-stop for the first six months. I felt conflicted regarding as to whether or not Bungie had delivered the game they had promised. Would the final product deliver? I am happy to say that it did. Let me quickly mention that you do not have played the original Destiny in order to understand this sequel. New players are quickly brought up to date in the beginning. Destiny 2 improves on everything. A cohesive plot with improved visuals, a fantastic soundtrack, and a far better reward loot system. The game isn't perfect but I wasn't expecting perfection in an online-only MMO. After you finish the campaign, you will find that there's plenty to do with side quests and side adventures that will further the grind of leveling up your character. The multiplayer (PvP) has been improved as well. I thought it would be a mistake to lower the player count from 6v6 to 4v4 but I was wrong and find myself enjoying the competitive play more because, with smaller teams, we have to REALLY work together to win. It seems that Bungie is really trying this time around in putting out new content to keep players coming back week after week. I enjoy traversing planets and taking in the gorgeous landscapes or seeing how deep the caverns go on certain planets. I think there is something for everyone in Destiny 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than it's predecessor

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    PopulationUnit
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    I held off posting a review until I hit Level 20 to get a good feel for this. Destiny was an interesting experience as the base game as released just felt...lean. Once they fleshed it out with expansions, it really came into it's own. Here, They did a much better job setting up the campaign so each individual world feels more like a central hub, with a focused character in each area giving you a feeling that you really are there to accomplish something. However, time will tell if the single worst design decision will bring down this game: microtransactions. In Destiny 1, two items made by the same company at the same level could have very different effects. In this game, there are empty mod slots on those weapons...and mods and shaders to customize anything are a one use item. You can get more if you'd like...just give Bungie more money. *sigh* Yep, this game looms like a ftp moba game - one that they charged you full price for. This 'feature' single handedly knocks this game from a solid five star game to four, if not lower. Overall - still not as much randomness as a Borderlands game, but much improved from the first entry in the series. If you can stand that the gameplay really is nothing more than shoot lots of enemies, only occasionally interrupted by using a special power so you can kill even more enemies, then you should love this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Improvement Over The Original

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    Ribnax
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    The original Destiny was a very important game to me, personally. I made friends through it, traveled to new places to see those friends, and even landed a dream job because of it. Although there were frustrating issues with it, Bungie constantly improved it through patches and expansions, introducing new raids and areas for quite a while, so the sequel had a lot to live up to. Destiny 2 improves on the first game in a number of ways. The story is more compelling, the characters are MUCH better written, and the different class abilities are even more empowering than the ones from the first game. There is a lot to love about Destiny 2, and although it can get a bit repetitive to play alone, if you can recruit a few friends (or make some new ones online) the game takes on a life of it's own. I played Destiny 2, like the first game, for well over 100 hours, and new content and updates are being released constantly. The game improves on the multiplayer suite from the original, and loot drops are consistent, meaning you can't get a crappy version of a good gun anymore. Overall, Destiny 2 is a really good game, and I recommend it for people looking for an MMO-like shooter on console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pew Pew

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    Danny
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    Destiny 2 is a good game that crumbles under the weight of being "a service." Destiny 2 looks beautiful, has a fun campaign that will occupy you for about 20 hours, a great raid and fun competitive multiplayer. The environments are unique, and the visual style brings us a shooter that gives us one better than a usual dull, grim futuristic or military setting. The touch of magic and humor in the story is quite welcome. The mix of coop gunplay, mobility, and boss fights, sometimes makes Destiny feel more like playing a game of Contra than a typical first person shooter. There are few games quite like Destiny 2. This would be more than enough for most 60 dollar games (certainly enough for the price Destiny 2 has been going for over the holidays), but Destiny 2 is designed and marketed as a game that never ends. Destiny intends to be "service" and for many people it is their one game that they play. As of now, Destiny 2 can't support being your one game. You eventually run out of things to do, and the endgame is simply more sparse than the first Destiny. If you intend to live and breathe this game, you may come away disappointed. That being said, it's still a great time while it lasts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, ah much like Destiny 1

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    BruceLee
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    So I was a late arrival to Destiny 1, but played it enough to get through all the raids, and max out all 3 characters slots. Enjoyed playing the first Destiny quite a bit. As for Destiny 2, if you enjoyed Destiny then you will probably like the game play. It's much like the first but seems a bit more crisp, more detailed, more vibrant, more robust. I also like that the engrams are now automatically decoded when you pick them up. They also made it so you no longer need to store and decode them at the Cryptarch. Another plus is that you no longer need to throw on your highest light gear to get the most out of the decoding, the game will give you the highest light possible. Some cons: Seems like a continuation of Destiny. Nothing really new that stands out. PVP went from 6v6 to 4v4. I kind of like this. But some will disapprove. Also it depends what people are wearing in PVP. It pays to play a lot for the better gear. The newer players will not be as effective vs a person who has played (has better gear). Overall, I think it's kind of expensive. Would I buy it again? I work, so I make my own money, so yes I would. Would I buy it for my kids if they asked, and if I wasn't playing? It would be a hard sell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    2nd, in a series of a decently made games

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    Micah
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    Played Destiny 1 and enjoyed, so had to pick up Destiny 2. My dad and I actually play(ed) the campaign together and we both thought the story was awesome! The only issue I see with Destiny isn't the grinding when you're leveled up and beat the campaign - it's that the campaign in both games are just... short. Perhaps I'm needy and want a Bethesda length type game each time, but I always wish there was a little more to these stories. We just started the expansion a day or two ago - went through 4 missions - and I have a feeling we're already close to the end of it (haven't looked it up online to see how many missions total, 'cause I don't want the spoilers.) Was also a bit disappointed, Destiny 2 contains almost all the same "enemy" as the first - would have liked to see a new enemy, other than what they did - create a new faction of enemy that are exactly like the others in the game, but black, blue, and smokey/flaming... A little bit of a bummer, but not enough to keep me from playing it! :) I'd recommend this game for anyone who is into fast-action, universe-oriented, grindy-type games. It's a decent buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun with Friends Otherwise Boring

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    KennyW
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    This is a great coop time with friends, but if you are looking for some hardcore FPS that you'll be playing for hours daily, this might not be it. Personally, I'm ok with not having to play 4hours a day to stay relevant, (like I had to do in Destiny 1), but I also understand the complaints of the hardcore fans who are upset with how fast you can max out and have no purpose to continue playing. This is great for casual gamers and gamers who don't have hours a day to spend trying to stay relevant in an online community. Story is ok, gunplay is great, unlocking stuff (until you max out) feels fine and rather defined - not really based on some great luck random drop. The PVE stuff is fun even at high levels, but be prepared for some annoying enemies with antics that do not seem fair at times. PVP...well, it's pvp fantasy fps - some people love it, others hate it. I do it once a week to get the weekly reward though. All of this was done with friends for me though. With the exception of just playing the required 5-7 pvp matches, anything done alone isn't as fun after you complete the story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another something special

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    BasicallyKyle
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    Bungie has something special in 2015 when it launched a brand new IP- called Destiny. The original introduced the mainstream to Loot Boxes and in-game currency. The hook was immediate and thus launching the new IP to the far reaches of videogame supremency. Fast forward 2 years and it feels and play just the same and fixes what was wrong in the original in good and bad ways. First the bad, the shaders system is annoying. I find myself stashing shaders away in my vault to wait for that right piece of armor, that right weapon, that right Spaceship to splash that shader onto. The thing is your shaders are a one time use. It’s so hard to let go of gear you put your legendary shader on, even when it loses the comparison strength battle to a more powerful weapon. Fix it Bungie - FIX IT! One little issue doesn’t affect the rest. It looks amazing. The gameplay is what you expect from Bungie - single player and multiplayer alike. You will get hooked into the Loot system almost immediately. That’s coming from a gamer who has issues with in-game currency as well. Bungie has made, yet again, something special.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun with friends. Endgame is Friendship...

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    Joyel
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    TLDR: Overall, fun game until you exhaust the content (approx ~100 hrs pve). This game was made for casual players in mind. If you're the type who only has maybe 5 hrs a week to play a game - that's all this one needs and you'll have many weeks of play-ability as long as your friends are going at the same pace. Preordered Destiny 2 as I had multiple friends who were going to be playing and started at launch. Joined a fairly active clan within the first week and hit max level by the first weeks reset. Overall, the story was good and interesting. The game play was good, no real big bugs or glitches. The music score was epic. The tower has some fun Easter eggs. The Leviathan raid was fun to learn, but does not allow for carrying, everyone must pull their weight and its apparent when someone isn't (its skill that's required more than gear). However all this fun comes to a stop as soon as enough people get to max light level - I'm sorry - power level of now of 305. There was no reason to attempt the raid on Prestige mode as the gear drops were reskined.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Vastly improved

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    Muck
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    I've played Destiny 1 almost since launch, but I originally had my doubts on Destiny 2. I thought it might be too much of the same, even after playing the beta. After finding a rental copy, I underestimated how many improvements Bungie has made since the first game. It looks sharper and controls the same, but the overall design is tighter and smarter, the story is much more clear and personal, characters are more expressive, and your character grows stronger at a much faster pace. Playing solo doesn't come to a big roadblock anymore. Customizing your character is more in-depth. Even after finishing the story, there are a large number of side missions to keep you going, and that's just PvE. PvP is bound to keep people going for a long time, at least until the next weapon balance update makes them quit. If you disliked Destiny 1 or thought it was boring, you probably won't like the sequel either. If you liked Warframe, The Division, or Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, you may like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game hindered by an identity crisis

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    KayBee
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    Destiny 2 has a LOT of content. Let me say that first. In fact, most of it is very, very fun content. The late game content will require either patience for matchmaking crowds or some footwork to find teammates to take on the raids (which I recommend as one the more unique experiences I've had in a shooter), but the 60 or so hours up to that point can be done all by your lonesome. That said, there is a hard cap to things you can do and see. Destiny pitches itself as a massive online experience, but the areas just aren't anywhere near the size of an MMO like the marketing would like you to believe. Also, the "loot" that they go on about is rather restrictive compared to other popular games that tout loot as a feature. That's more of a fault of poor communication, but definitely know that once you've seen it all (and it's definitely possible to do so), you're better off walking away until the next DLC pack trickles out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tough to say, both good & bad.?

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    ZDeathReaper
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    So I’ve been playing Destiny since the Alpha came out. I have this love/hate relationship when it comes to grinding, cause it took too long but when I finally got what I wanted I felt so proud.! As for Destiny 2, it was made more friendly towards casual gamers since it’s easy to level up & after that it’s all about your weapon & armor “power” level. Cinematics are amazing BUT story is still too short. Adventures are awesome short quest, better than patrols but once you finish them, there’s nothing much to do. Strikes are a bit too long, which I don’t mind, but I feel like you don’t get as rewarded compared to when you do 3 minute “public events”. Nightfall’s are now timed, but still has challenges along with it. Raid? Haven’t done it myself so can’t say. PVP is not my cup of tea so can’t say much on that either. Overall, it’s a fun game to play with friends BUT not a lot of endgame content as of now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    85/100 More of the same, just refined.

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    Juhboi
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    For those that enjoyed Destiny 1, this is an obvious purchase. Destiny 2 doesn't change the formula too much, but there are some nice improvements/additions. Graphics and sound are superb, and the gameplay mechanics are smooth as silk. The presentation of the story is improved with gorgeous cutscenes and good voice acting. Some gripes: I hoped for more intricate and customizable skill trees, but Bungie simplified them and there's nothing particularly new and exciting. Immediately after the faceroll story mode (basically to level 20) begins the grind, and endgame content is essentially locked behind light level thresholds. What this means is that enjoying all of the content the game has to offer is more dependent on how much time you have to grind repetitive content than your skill level. For new players: if you don't like to grind, this game likely won't be your cup of tea.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    start with destiny 2 if your a new comer

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    carmeldude177

    has a good start to the game  graphs look great jumping is a little  annoying how slow it is Hand cannons actually act more like pistols then a cross between pistol and rocket launcher some guns are really cool and some are lame it's own preference  enemy types alternate between different types of enemies Main villain is interesting has a call back story and is threatening Side characters are okay and guardian Masters some are cool others are ok Gear has individual abilities you can attach But you lose them if you get rid of that gear You can only attach one exotic at a time In conclusion Destiny 2 has a cool story from start to finish im eager and looking forward to playing the DLC Replybility only if you want to try a different character class and race otherwise no. overall rating 8/10 love it this should have been the first game

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A decent game

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    Josh
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    I have been a Destiny fan since the launch of Destiny 1. When I purchased the game and began to play it, the game was pretty fun. It took me a while to get my warlock up to max light and am currently working on my titan. The game is fun and there is plenty of content packed within. There is the story, adventures, the crucible and strikes so plenty to do. Once you level up all 3 characters up to max light, the game does begin to get boring. Right now I am currently waiting on The Curse of Osiris DLC to spice up the game again. Be warned, the game does get boring once you eat through all the content, there just isn't a great replay-ability factor as there was in Destiny 1. Should you buy the game? Yea, go for it. This is not a waste of money by any means as there is plenty to do but as I said once you level up your character to max light, it gets pretty bland.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Big improvement over release

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    N2OInferno
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    I was a big Destiny player on PS4. When Destiny 2 was announced for PC I waited until release. I played it and it was... not so great. So I shelved it for a long time. I then decided to pick it back up on PS4 since some friends were playing. It's still not quite the original Destiny I remember, after all of the expansion packs and the live team figure out how to fix the game and then the dev team went and pushed in their ideas, but with many updates it's getting there. I would say if you enjoyed the original, with Forsaken coming out tomorrow, it's a good time to get back into the game again. Unfortunately you have to pay for everything all at once, but I feel I've gotten my money's worth out of it already. It's a whole lot better than the game was at release, that's for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Game if its on sale.

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    DLNY
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    This Game is a good deal, if you can pick it up on sale $15 or less. Or if you can get it for $25 including expansion passes. At the time of this review you can price match the game itself for $9.99. Dont get me wrong, I enjoyed playing it. Its a decent game and the graphics are amazing. However its a very short game and I feel bad for people who paid full price. If you still haven't purchased this game yet, keep an eye out for when the price drops down and includes expansion Pass 1&2 at no upcharge or check for price matching. You wont be disappointed if you get it for $15 or less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flawed but still good

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    Jake
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    While Destiny was far better than Destiny 2, it is still a unique experience. It’s a first person shooter with progression and collection aspects. There is a lot of loot and cool gear to obtain but it’s not unique like it was in the original. Time to kill in PvP is much higher which promotes team shooting over individual skill. Weapons and rare (exotic) gear are not as powerful as they should be. The game has gotten a lot of negative press lately, and rightly so. Sun setting the original Destiny, wiping all progress and starting over on a sequel should be an improvement, but it’s a step backwards instead. There are still enough things to do and achievements to accomplish to keep it interesting for a few months, so it’s worth the cost of the game. There is also hope that like Destiny 1, the game will improve greatly over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much better than the first Destiny

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    ZachFett
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    Much improved over the original. More to do, a better campaign with a better villain, better writing, better everything. I played it nearly every day for the first month of release, and only now have I taken a break. Not even because I'm sick of it, just that I don't *want* to get sick of it just yet. For those without friends, it's still great solo! I played through the campaign by myself and had a lot of fun. The campaign is much closer to the quality of Bungie's Halo titles, both length and level design-wise. There's some great moments, my favorite of which was one level where you jump across tall rooftops while fighting enemies. Highly recommended if you like co-op shooters, the Halo series, enjoyed what there was of Destiny 1 but wanted more, or someone who enjoys loot-focused games like Borderlands and Diablo. Lots of loot in this game!

    I would recommend this to a friend