Story - 88%
Graphics - 91%
Audio - 99%
Gameplay - 87%
Replayability - 78%
Destiny 2 is the follow up of the first game from Bungie, the first game had some rough times but also some great successes. Now Destiny 2 hopes to change the game series’ “Destiny”.
This is an initial review and a follow up will be added later to update any further views and the new RAID mode that will be available on the 13th of September. Score might change with final review
Destiny was one of the most anticipated new IPs when it first was launched, the most obvious reason was because it was the developer’s, Bungie Studios, first game that will not be specific to Xbox alone. Bungie was well known for their Halo series. The first game came out on consoles and with the initial release there was some issues that fans complained about. When Rise of Iron expansion came out, Bungie managed to fix a lot of problems and it was a more stable and enjoyable game. Now Destiny 2 is out and Bungie has learnt a lot form the first instalment and ready to have a great game released, and now it will also be available on PC later this year.
So, let’s get to the game. Destiny 2 takes place one year after the SIVA Crisis, a massive force called the Red Legion launches an assault and manages to take everyone by surprise. Now everyone is scattered and trying to recuperate. Your job is to help get back order and assist the forces of good to take back what is theirs. I do not want to spoil anything else form the story as the campaign is gripping this time around. Straight away it caught my attention and I do not feel so lost as in the first game, I now know where to go and what to do. Even for new players it will be easier to navigate and track missions that you want to complete.
Although the game has an epic campaign and story, it is made to play online in PvE and PvP modes. PvE is a ton of fun and there is so much you can do with your friends, even your frenemies can join in. PvP has also been enchanced and works tons better than before.
The voice over acting is superb and with the cast they acquired I’m not Surprised, with voices like Peter Stormare (Armageddon) – Arach Jalaal, Nathan Fillion (Castle) – Cayde-6, Claudia Black (Uncharted) – Tess Everis, Bill Nighy (Harry Potter) – The Speaker and Lance Reddick (Fringe) – Commander Zavala with so many more to name but it will be an entire article just with this extraordinary talent. It really makes a significant difference to the story and emotion you feel towards the characters.
The game obviously looks gorgeous, and we expect no less from Bungie and Activision to deliver. There are scenes that will blow your breather away and others that will bring tears to your eyes. From the numerous planets you will visit to the depths of space, everywhere there is beauty to behold.
Your character upgrading and inventory has been adjusted and works better, it makes more sense and you do not feel lost like before. Applying mods, shaders and customizing weapons and armor are now easily accessible. There are still three classes to choose from for your character, Titan, Hunter and Warlock. Titans are your tank character, able to take tons of damage and rushes into battle, Hunters are agile and move swiftly across the landscape making them a difficult target and Warlocks are like mages, using powers and guns to wreak havoc.
Destiny 2 is a much more complete game than when the first game was released, I feel that Bungie has learnt from their mistakes and has thus delivered a game that will be accepted well and quickly become a great hit.
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Genre: FPS, Action RPG
Age Rating: Mature
Publisher/Developer: Activision / Bungie
Estimated RRP: R975
Release Date: 6 September 2017
- Gripping Campaign
- Great improvements
- Get Sparrow late in game