The original Destiny was one of those games that promised a lot, but failed to deliver on everything. Pretty much like your average National Party Election Campaign. Bungie’s first post XBox, post Halo game was a chance for the company to break free and do something different. Such was the anticipation that my mate pre-ordered Destiny. And whilst we had some fun times playing, a lot of the fun was through savagely mocking the games faults.
And so we come to Destiny 2, and this time I was going to have to fly solo. My wingman so burnt by Destiny that he’s staying far away from this second installment. Which is sad, because games like Destiny are designed to be playing alongside friends. Of course, they work just as well as a solo experience.
Right off the bat Destiny 2 feels like a much more solid single player experience, with a decent storyline to follow. Of course these first few missions are sort of your training missions, are very linear and are really just setting the scene and leading you towards where the real game begins.
Overall the game has been simplified i think, without loosing any of it’s depth. It’s more straightforward and not so confusing. Your power level is everything, with your weapons and armour pieces that you loot or buy all tie together to give your Guardian an overall rating – basically telling you how badass (or not) you are.
Loot is plentiful in Destiny 2, enemies drop loot, chests are everywhere and you’ll even get rewarded for completing missions. You’ll be constantly changing your loadout. Leveling up unlocks new skills and such.
Destiny 2 is a pretty damn solid shooter.
The storyline is what drives you in Destiny 2, though the game encourages you to vary your experience, prodding you towards crucible matches and such between missions.
Overall, whilst I do miss my wingman, Destiny 2 is a far more enjoyable and rewarding experience, opening new challenges and opportunities as you level up. It’s a game that want’s you to commit for the long haul, so be prepared to put in the hours, to get sucked in and to loose yourself in what is probably Bungies best work yet.
Rating: M Contains Violence.