|a game by||Bungie Software|
|Platforms:||XBox One, PC, Playstation 4|
|Editor Rating:||9.3/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 5 votes|
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Destiny 2 by Bungie follows the Guardians, super soldiers resurrected by the mysterious intergalactic entity called ‘The Traveller.’ Join the struggle against the amassing enemies of humanity as a Guardian and fight on different planets with powerful weapons and incredible abilities.
The gameplay of this title is incredible with fluid movement and intuitive controls that offer an incredibly smooth play style. Joining up with friends and forming a fire team provides a welcome added element where you can take on bigger threats for better loot and introduces a brilliant sense of comradery. There are multiple game modes from online PvP in The Crucible or Story Missions that take place throughout the formerly settles worlds with raids and challenges that can be taken on alongside them.
There are a lot of guns in this game, just over 600 to be more precise, all of which offer different bonuses to abilities or new abilities altogether. Guardians can’t fully die as when you fall in combat you are almost immediately resurrected by your Ghost; a small, metal construct that channels the Travellers power. This adds an interesting dynamic to the majority of the game where this ability is active, in that you can just keep fighting without the necessary assistance of a fire team. It cuts away a lot of that frustration of losing and ensures that you can carry on and get through the story.
The Setting and Story
The design and concept for this brave new universe is outstanding. Visiting this future and fighting its diverse enemies all combine into an engaging story that introduces the overarching enemy named “The Darkness;” an incomparable invading force that hunts the Traveller. I found this entire universe and its lore to be incredibly captivating. I was so interested to learn about the mysteries of the traveller and the enemies that it and humanity faced that I found myself scouring through weapon flavour text to discover more. Thankfully, this game is so rich with history and characters that you are never short of something to learn.
This game is gorgeous and nothing can challenge that. Travelling to the vibrant worlds in our solar system and finding well designed friends and foes. Everything from the chosen player races of the standard Human, the iridescent Awoken and the machine Exo’s to the enemy factions of the bug like Fallen, the bipedal rhinos that are the Cabal or the zombie plague that are the Hive. All of these are very different from each other down to the factions within each race being given different colour palettes. It’s this attention to detail and effort to keep to it that stands out and makes the universe so captivating.
Destiny could be most closely likened to the Halo franchise, Bungies former flagship title, there are a great many similarities between to two but it’s clear that Destiny was designed and executed to be a true multiplayer experience which differs from the do-it-all-yourself one man army that was Master Chief.
Destiny 2 is a mainstay due to the detail and effort put in by Bungie to make it as enjoyable as possible. So far, it’s safe to call it timeless as the game is still receiving updates and a great deal of attention from its player base. Now that its free to play there’s no excuse to not get it.
- Interesting universe
- Beautiful art style
- Smooth and satisfying combat
- Not as fun to solo play
- Constant internet connection required