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Destiny 2 - PlayStation 4

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exciting game~

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    hanak347
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    I'm a returning player to the world of Destiny. I really liked the first game, and my view on Destiny 2 will be more of the same - as it feels like a continuation of the first honestly. Destiny 2 feels more like an expansion v1.5 more than it does a complete sequel. Classes and combat seem to behave similarly as to what I'm used to. Destiny 2 seems more vivid, vibrant, and robust in it's visuals/graphics overall. Playing this game on a PlayStation 4 Pro, and a Curved 4K Ultra HDTV is absolutely stunning! Areas & Worlds don't seem as barren as they were in the first game either. The inclusion of a map this time around helps a bunch in finding my way around. The map now pinpoints NPC locations, points of interest, and open world events that are currently happening. The open world events are great, as the map gives a timer when they start/end - so you can prepare accordingly. One of the more noticeable improvements to the game are the Engrams. Engrams are now automatically decoded when you pick them up. You no longer need to store them, and go back to the Cryptarch to decode. Furthermore you no longer need to ensure that you're wearing your highest Light Level items (i.e. gear) to decode Engrams, in order to get better gear; The system automatically gives you the best chance of getting the higher Light Level items now (even from items stored in your Inventory). Now for the cons - which are pretty much the microtransactions this time around. I'll name a few here: • Shaders are now one-time use. Although they can drop randomly in the game world, they're a microtransaction purchase from the Eververse vendor now. • Sparrows (aka Speeder Bikes) aren't acquired until level 20. Although the Sparrows can be acquired randomly through playing the game, or through microtransactions from the Eververse vendor. While the Eververse Trading Company vendor still allows the purchase of the in-game currency Silver, you can still purchase Emotes. Emotes were a known a cosmetic item carried over from the first Destiny, so that's not really a surprise. However, the decision to add one-time use shaders is surprising since the system worked well in Destiny... there was no need to change it. This manuever by the publisher is an obvious cash grab to players, regardless to the fact that shaders can drop in the game - that's not the point IMO. If you've played Ovewatch, the purchase of so-called loot boxes will be familiar to you; Bungie is going the same route here, with random emotes, exotic weapon ornaments, shaders, sparrows, etc. dropping from opening these boxes with the purchase of Silver (from real world money). Overall the game feels more polished than the first game, and the exclusion of Grimore Cards was a good move. Game lore can now be learned in-game, without the need to use a website to look up information about what's happening with the story. Voice acting is superb, the music is wonderful & mesmerizing, and the cinematics are great. If you enjoyed Destiny, than you'll enjoy playing Destiny 2. If you're new to the franchise, you can still play Destiny 2 without the need to play the first game. With regards to PvP, there is no longer 6v6 - as it's now 4v4. While this is a point of contention among veterans of the game, it doesn't bother me since I really don't like to PvP. However, with a smaller team, things should feel more balanced (hopefully) - and less overwhelming going against a larger force. I personally like the decision, and this change may make me finally give PvP a try this time around. I give the game 4-stars overall, and I definitely recommend it. Especially if you enjoyed the first game. This is most certainly not a sequel though, but it's more Destiny goodness nonetheless. Two thumbs up!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic game with few drawbacks

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    INKED
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    Coming from an average player of the original Destiny, to a seasoned Destiny 2 player - This installment improves on nearly every flaw that 1 had but also creates a few of it's own problems. First off, the game is amazing, extremely fun and addicting that grabs your attention over a longer period than Destiny 1 did. You will find tons of enjoyment in having tense battles with the enemies and collecting loot after loot to better level your Guardian so you can access the end game content (where the real game begins). After having a good amount of time with the game I feel like expressing some pros and cons of the game; PROS - Better loot system, easier legendary and exotic drops (seriously) - 4v4 PvP for more of a tactical and strategic multiplayer - Great story and gameplay - So far a good community - Can now add mods to weapons and armor for perks and leveling - Graphics and frame rate on the PRO or Original PS4 are perfect - Network is stable with no unexpected sever shutdowns (besides on Tuesday reset) - Updates and hosts events on the regular - The exploration and planets are better than ever before - The grind to power level 305 is actually fun, and not drawn out like in Destiny 1 CONS - Loot system is WAY to easy to get legendary and exotics - You can have all exotics in 2 weeks or less. Don't get me started on Legendary - it's a con/ pro, love/hate type thing :) - The lack of exotics and diversity in gear (armor specifically) - Some exotics not "looking exotic" - TOO FEW ARMOR SETS, this is my biggest gripe with the game. Especially with the hunter, THEY RE-SKINNED 3 FULL SETS OF ARMOR which leaves the hunter with barely any sets to work with. - Micro-Transactions, totally optional and I can careless but some people do. These provide you with emotes, shaders and other gear at RANDOM. You get one of these packs every time you level up so it's really unnecessary. - Same user Interface/map interface than the original Destiny, which is unfortunate honestly. - Servers go down for a very short time for the reset every Tuesday, again I don't care but some people do. Some tips to better enjoy your Destiny experience, JOIN A CLAN! A Clan for end game content is essential, not only do you earn "Clan Engrams" each week that give you POWERFUL gear to help level you up tremendously, if you find a good clan you will always have people to help you out with whatever you need. Pair this with the Destiny companion app (essential for finding fireteams to join and to talk to your clan via chat) and you will infinitely increase your enjoyment! Thanks for reading!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game & great customer service

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    IseadorIseador
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    This review is more about Best Buy's customers service than the game. I preordered the game a few months ago. Delivery date was the day before official release (makes sense to have time to download game & servers actually opened for preorders 9pm night before release day). Shortly before 5pm I get a notification that the package was delivered. Check the mail, no game. Since there was no where to comment on Best Buy or USPS about the order since it had a status of delivered, I was stumped. Now, to be fair, mail in our neighborhood isn't always reliable. We don't live out in the woods, our mail person is simply bad at their job. (The entire neighborhood has complained numerous times.) But I didn't know if the game would show up later in the week or if it was lost forever. And the entire point of reordering a game is to get it when released. If it would have said on tracking delayed or what have you, it would have been fine. But if it says delivered, I expect it to be in the mailbox... also, we have cameras so there was no possibility of theft. Thinking I have nothing to lose, I call best buys customer service. I spoke to a very nice woman that said she would reship the game 2day express and send a gift card for my trouble. Only if the original order does come through, return the replacement or I'd be charged for the second one. Original order came in a day later, with the replacement a day after that (went and returned replacement in store). The giftcard came in the following week.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything you loved about Destiny, only Better

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    AZRockslide
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    As good as the original Destiny was, there were some major holes: no real storyline until Taken King, doing the same things over and over again hoping the random drop would be good to you, and having to go to orbit to get anywhere. Thankfully, Bungie listened to the complaints of its players, and Destiny 2 is a marked improvement in almost all areas of the game. While you will not be playing this game for the story, it is a nice addition, as are loot drops that feel like they are actually rewarding you, incentives to replay story missions with friends, and public events that are not only marked on your map but have heroic versions that can be triggered by meeting certain criteria. Add to that a director that lets you travel anywhere directly without having to go to orbit and gunplay that somehow improved upon the original's stellar play, and you have a game that those who loved Destiny will enjoy even more, and those who were on the fence about the previous game. If you really did not like Destiny, this game is not for you. If you enjoyed it or kind of liked it but felt it needed improvement, you will love Destiny 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My best experience with Destiny yet

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    itacv2
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    I played Destiny and the first expansion a couple of years ago, and I have to say that i wasn't "impressed" with purchasing the game at full price and then having to pay full game price for expansions to just get "add-ons". I purchased Destiny 2 on a deal as i refused to pay full price in case the same situation happened (having to purchase expansions for the "best experience"). The game met my expectations for a $25 deal. One is able to navigate the game with fluidity. One of the main issues that some identified with Destiny, was the balancing when players of different levels were in the same area, I believe the game made it easier to participate in co-op even when not on fireteams and help each other. Another complaint the original installment players had to grind, in Destiny 2 items and levels can be attained with a bit of effort. (Some people may say, it is too easy to level up) Bosses provide a decent challenge and even the amount of enemies scale nicely on public events. I would recommend the game but not at $60. Sound and Graphics are up to par with expectations.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nearly perfect

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    Donholio
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    I played the first Destiny on launch, but it always seemed like I couldn't really progress without playing with friends. I eventually hit a wall around level 6 and stopped playing. I picked up Destiny 2 to play with my brother, but realized that I'd need to level up for a bit before we'd be able to play together. What a difference! I wouldn't call it easy, but it's definitely miles ahead of the original. I was able to solo about 90% of the campaign. The 10% was when I was able to play with others. I haven't gotten into the PvP stuff or played raids, but the storyline is really good and there are a ton of fun sidequests so far. Some of my complaints: Some of the directional hints can get weird when things are above you. Sometimes the arrow will just flop back and forth as you try to find your way. That's your hint to go higher or lower. Loading can be a bit long, but nothing terrible. This only happens when you switch planets for the most part. In short, it's a very fun game that you can play by yourself or with others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything a sequel should be

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    Talon
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    At first, Destiny 2 doesn't seem that much different from the original Destiny game -- same solid gun play, same enemy races, same objectives to get the best performing and best looking gear, etc. However, the longer you play, the more you realize just how much Bungie has tweaked the formula. Better story telling, LOTS of "quality of life" improvements, reasons to participate in public events and explore the ~open world. (By quality of life above, I mean that Bungie streamlined the user experience -- no more going to orbit before going anywhere else, no need to go to the Tower to pick up quests/missions, and actual in-game interactive map, etc.) There is still more that could be done. One complaint is that the sort feature of the Vault is baffling to understand, and we could really use a filter feature in addition to (an improved) sort feature. There are long wait queues for the new Guided Games feature, which may cause people to abandon using it. Overall, Destiny 2 is a fitting successor to the original game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Destiny 1.5

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    Legitwafflez
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    The big joke right now with Destiny is that Destiny 2 feels like it is just an update to the original. I can't disagree with this. I didn't play the original Destiny, but from what I know it seems the objectives, gameplay, mechanics are all pretty similar. Then why buy Destiny 2? Because Bungie went out of their way to reprimand every single problem fans had with the first. Loading screens only happen between planets or while fast traveling, you wont be 'in orbit' as often, the main narrative has cutscenes and clear purpose to drive it forward, the postgame is so dense you'll forget what you were doing with all the things you can stumble upon. I've also really been enjoying the competitive online feature, the crucible, much more than anticipated. If competitive play isn't your thing you can step the diffficulty up a notch with strikes or raids. Dont hesitate on this one even if your'e a D1 hater. P.S. the PS4 version does get some exclusive content a little earlier than Xbone and PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game....For the Price

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    WSUJabz
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    I had purchased and played Destiny when it was originally released....Loved the game but it seemed that you got to a point where the game was useless as the upgraded items were impossible to obtain without sacrificing my marriage. I opted to not pick up Destiny 2 at launch as I was worried that the new version would still be plagued with the same issues which makes it not worth the 60.00 initial price tag. When Best Buy put this game on the deal of the day for 6.99 I felt like it was worth taking a stab at this game as it is definitely worth the 7 dollar price of admission. I've been able to play the game for about an hour or so by the time of this review and I can say without a doubt it is worth the price to play...The game runs smoothly, Good Story line (So far), and fantastic mechanics. Overall this is a good game and is worth picking up if you can find it at 20 dollars or under.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent game

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    thesnoc
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    If you're a fan of the original Destiny then you know all to well the story was convoluted and difficult to put together.In the sequel that has changed drastically. After playing through the campaign I can tell you get a much more cohesive story line and certainly feel more drawn in to the game universe because of it. The worlds are amazing and large with plenty of open spaces to explore, and the missions are pretty easy to play through but challenging enough to be fun. Public events are much more frequent than in the original game and tie in to loot and light acquisition more so as well. PVP is a lot less ability based and relies heavily on gun play and team mechanics. This makes for a bit slower game-play but a more satisfying team experience. My only complaint so far is some of the character voice-overs come off super cheesy in their attempts to be humorous. Not Cayde however....Nathan Fillion once again steals the show. All in all a great sequel release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Destiny we wanted years ago, today.

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    MalaSuerte
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    This game is an all-around improvement to the original. I loved the original when it came out but it seemed more trial & error from the beginning. That's absolutely fine and I love that Bungie has listened to it's fan-base and criticisms and built off of it all. They've revamped the story and expanded the lore into something much more enjoyable. They've kept the solid game mechanics and built in new and balanced game design to really bring everything together and focus on the player and their experience. Team and Group play is greatly focused and it's never been easier to play together with new players or old-friends. Best of all, it's a solid solo-play game and has more than enough content at launch to keep casual to moderate gamers satisfied. I went ahead a bought the expansion pass after the first week because I was so impressed at how polished and well-planned Bungie have rolled this sequel out. Well-done. I'm looking forward to what else they bring.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent sequel to an addictive game

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    Berley
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    I was a day one player on the original and invested many hours, and this game reignited my love for this series. There are quite a few major upgrades including major cinematic improvements and story telling. But match making on the multi person raids is hands down one of the most needed improvements from part one. The graphics are still amazing this time around and can be played in 4K! The controls are all familiar to veterans of the series, and easy to use for newcomers. Expect to spend lots of time hunting down weapons and armors to play with. New shaders and exotic ships are also on the table. Very fun and can be if you let it, a time consumer. If I had one gripe with this title it would be the online multiplayer which has been reduced to 4 vs 4 and you don't choose what mode you're playing. This is a minor complaint though. If you loved or even just liked part one, Destiny 2 is worth the price of admission.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than (Base) Destiny 1

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    AnarchyG
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    Destiny 2 is in many ways, better than the original Destiny 1 base game. I say base game because I never bought any of the expansions, so it is the only thing I can compare it to. Pros- Easy to gear - no longer feels like you get 4 pieces of loot every hour Better gear - no more extremely low power level drops Plenty to do - quests, missions, patrols, public and heroic events, lost sectors The story is actually in the game this time; no more bungie.net for grimoire cards Speaking story, the story is actually good and actually makes sense Cons - Main story line is a little short Gain your light back way too quickly Is considered by some as "too easy" Personal gripe: Guided Games. Last time I checked, you can only do as many guided games as the number of tickets you have to do so. So if you only play solo, you can use a ticket and hope that the clan you are matched with doesn't give up and waste your ticket

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Even better than the first

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    ds3photog
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    Bungie has filled many of the gaps from the first game and improved on what made Destiny a game that many gamers invested so much of their time into. While there are some things that could still benefit from improvement, this is a great game that I guarantee you willet many hours, if not days and months worth of enjoyment from. The graphics, have been improved, or I should say have been built on. More details, weather effects, smoother gameplay, weapon visuals and sounds. It has a solid campaign that you can play solo, or with up to two friends, and plenty of events and quests to keep you busy once you've completed the campaign. The multiplayer so far has been more enjoyable through better player and weapon balancing, and Bungie seems to be doing a good job of putting out new content on a regular basis. I definitely recommend Destiny 2 no matter what type of gamer you are.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New and improved

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    MarkFromOhio
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    Let me start off by saying I was a big fan of the first Destiny but there was significant room for improvement. They fixed just about everything they needed to fix with Destiny 2. The story is much much better and you can be a lone wolf player and still feel like you are getting almost as much out of the different activities as if you had a full fireteam. The maps now have fast travel points and offer much more to do than the random patrol here and there. There are a few things where Bungie didn't improve or changed for what seems the worse. Such as shaders, while now you can shade individual pieces of gear and guns and even your vehicles, they are one time uses unlike the first game. On the other hand you get plenty of them if you play the game enough. Overall like I said it's new and improved and very much worth a try if you are on the fence.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More Destiny!

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    Shootzee
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    If you liked the original Destiny, chances are you'll like D2 even more. This has the first game's amazing gunplay and addictive loot system, but in a more streamlined package. While I'm seemingly one of the few who liked OG Destiny's cryptic, almost impenetrable, story - one you had to research via the much-maligned Grimoire, environmental clues, item descriptions and online - the story of Destiny 2 is very simple, mainstream and accessible. All in all, same great gameplay and loot addiction, a beefier single-player campaign, tons of multiplayer PvP options, and a more streamlined interface. If you're into this sort of MMO/FPS hybrid, it's possible hundreds of hours of fun shooty times await. After a couple months of Destiny's final DLC, Rise of Iron, I had moved on, but Destiny 2 (by the Light of the Traveler) has pulled me right back in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hello Guardian

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    Ryan
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    Destiny 2 is an updated version of Destiny 1. If you didn't like the first, chances are you'll get the same result. For the other millions like myself it's a great return. Longer, better story, and more balanced PVP. For those of us who loved the first game, all the grindy fun is still there. Teaming up leads to a lot of fun in this series. Strikes, Raids, and PVP is all more fun with a group. Solo players still will find access to do these through matchmaking, or the new guided games where clans take you along for the ride. The world design, shooting, and dancing ;), are spot on and Bungie's best work. They have added some nice little tweaks that improve most of my complaints from the first game. If you're looking for a great sci-fi shooter, with RPG or minor MMO aspects, look no further. Especially if you play with friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than the first one

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    lilray
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    Don't get me wrong, I loved Destiny 1. However, Destiny 2 blows it out of the water. The story is great and the missions are fun! If you didn't play the first one, you may be a little confused on what exactly is going on at first... But it's not necessary to enjoy the game. Great PvE and in my opinion, the best PvP I've ever played. To see everything that this game has to offer, you need to have friends that will help you with raids and ect. It is not required, but you will miss about 40% of the game if you don't find any online friends. This game isn't like Call of Duty were you unlock guns and attachments. You have to earn guns by random drops and completing cooperative missions. If you're looking for a game that requires you to have a group of friends that are up to the challenge... Then this game is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Succecessor to D1

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    jros
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    Anyone who has played Destiny 1 will be in for a major treat! I had some tear jerking moments witnessing the devastation from the Gaurdias' povs and realized how much after 4 years I have grown attached to the Tower and its inhabitants - Vanguard, Kadi, Broombot, etc. Weapons and ability system are different, but easy to get used to (miss my D1 Weapons and Vault, but you get new amazing ones); game play is exciting with the urgency to complete the story missions; the cinematic story cut scenes are well placed and help guide the Player; AND the music score is a perfect compliment! Those of you who are picking Destiny up for the first time will not be disappointed. This game is packed with action, emotion, and great graphics! Would recommend for a gaming novice up to a gaming guru to try!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Destiny 1 only better

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    xander86
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    I have just started the campaign and find the game to be an excellent sequel to the original. The story seems to be much more involved in campaign and the cinematic are not too long as to become boring. The controller are what you would expect from a Halo-based shooter, streamlined and precise. The maps are far more open that the previous release and the missions give you a purpose for exploring. They don't allow quick teleport to the adventure/quest but they allow fast travel back which is much appropriated. They have greatly increased the number of global events, which is a welcome addition based on the last game I can barely remember them. All in all, I think this is one they will have for quite some time as long as they can fill it with interesting and engaging end game content.

    I would recommend this to a friend