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  • Summary: The frontier of Europa holds many lost secrets from the past, including the dark power of Stasis. Work with the mysterious Exo Stranger to harness this new power before Eramis, the Kell of Darkness, bestows it on her Fallen forces. Grow your arsenal, command Stasis, and go beyond the Light.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Nov 20, 2020
    90
    Beyond Light is an incredibly strong reminder that what Bungie has been delivering to Destiny is more than an expansion-a-year live service game, but an ever-evolving, grim dark world filled with rich lore, nuanced characters, and questions yet unanswered. While the plot has a mix of missed (or purposefully delayed) opportunities with developing some characters while creating some powerful, gut-wrenchingly emotional moments with others.
  2. Nov 30, 2020
    80
    One of Destiny 2’s best expansions thus far, providing an assured roadmap for the series to move into. It is just more Destiny though.
  3. Dec 18, 2020
    80
    Beyond Light is approaching the quality of both Forsaken and The Taken King.
  4. Nov 17, 2020
    75
    Destiny is still a great game, with an almost unmatched gunplay, but it feels like this expansion takes more than it gives. Only recommended for hardcore fans of the game.
  5. Nov 17, 2020
    72
    While the new location, the plot and Stasis as a new subclass type do enhance Destiny 2, Beyond Light adds too little overall.
  6. Nov 24, 2020
    70
    Destiny 2: Beyond Light is another solid expansion to the ever-evolving shooter that you know and love, but falls prey to the same content scarcity and repetitious grind it’s always had. The campaign is short, but enjoyable, and the raid is awesome enough to make the less pleasant parts of the grind worth it in the end.
  7. Nov 30, 2020
    30
    Beyond Light fails at pushing Destiny 2 in a good direction. It's lacking in countless ways, from the campaign to the seasonal content, and it doesn't give you nearly enough for the price. Even the most hardcore Destiny fans will probably find plenty to dislike here, and casual players should skip this without a second thought.

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  1. Positive: 24 out of 74
  2. Negative: 47 out of 74
  1. Nov 12, 2020
    10
    Epic bosses, good storyline, new subclasses, huge amount of new weapons and armor, great new destinations (Europa and Cosmodrome) andEpic bosses, good storyline, new subclasses, huge amount of new weapons and armor, great new destinations (Europa and Cosmodrome) and masterpiecie music. All and more means great game and hundred of hours spent in it. Dont forget that more content is coming already. So i would give this game 9/10 if i would be a reviewer but i am huge fanboy so im giving 10/10. Se you guardians!!! Expand
  2. Nov 26, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. All the people complaining about how their favorite gun being gone knows nothing about game design or balance. The game was getting too large and had too many op weapons. With this new dlc it gives the game life and hope for the future. The new raid guns are AMAZING and the new exotics are some of the best we have seen in a while. The new stasis subclass is great and is better now that they have released some patches . The removal of some guns has helped pvp quite a bit and I am starting to see new guns being used. If they don't change the system the game will get bland and boring. The steps Bungie has taken ensures that the game will get updates frequently and keep things balanced. The loot pool will get bigger over time we already have a pretty dissent loot pool as it is with lots of weapons feeling viable in end game content. The new raid is rewarding and challenging and some new content on Europa with a story that I am actually interested in makes this one of my favorite destiny dlcs of all time. Keep on crying about your weapons being gone and I will enjoy the game like a regular person. (PS all the salty people are warlocks don't listen to them) Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2020
    9
    Although the launch was quite rocky, putting that aside lets review the actual expansion itself. 2 New locations; Europa and TheAlthough the launch was quite rocky, putting that aside lets review the actual expansion itself. 2 New locations; Europa and The Cosmodrome(From D1, but new to D2).

    This next part is free to play, but since this is what new players will experience first starting this expansion, I will talk about it for a bit. I played through the campaign for new players, this takes place on The Cosmodrome. The experience for new players has improved by a lot. It's a lot less confusing than before, they did a great job on the game design here. This is the time for new players to jump in and experience D2.

    The average player that doesn't rush through the missions should take about 5-6 hours to get through the main campaign. This might seem a bit short, but there's plenty of stuff to do afterwards (hunting exotics, hunting stasis customization items, and more)

    Environments are stunning, new enemy types, ~10 new exotics, new subclasses/abilities, new ways to customize subclasses, dynamic weather and much more. I tried out the supers on Warlock and Titan, and they are very unique and a lot of fun. Although it seems like they do not have a lot of depth at first, later you can unlock ways to customize your stasis subclass. The way to customize stasis is superior to how the original subclasses are customized, there's a lot more freedom.

    Its too early to talk about endgame, since the raid will come out in a bit more than 1 week. But it's looking very promising so far. There's also lots of stuff on the roadmap planned, so we haven't seen everything this expansion has to offer just yet. Definitely recommend picking this dlc up.
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  4. Nov 12, 2020
    2
    I bought all DLS and seasonals for the sake of taking away DLS and giving Europe .... Minus 70% of the content, what can I lose, I knew how toI bought all DLS and seasonals for the sake of taking away DLS and giving Europe .... Minus 70% of the content, what can I lose, I knew how to play the game in garbage and I’ll score on it when there is no content, but what is given for a couple of weeks is enough .. bye Destiny Expand
  5. Feb 11, 2021
    0
    There are too many terrible things about this expansion to list them all. Main points: taking away hard earned weapons, just to reissue themThere are too many terrible things about this expansion to list them all. Main points: taking away hard earned weapons, just to reissue them for a new grind is a laughably bad idea. Stasis has flat out broken Pvp, and Bungie does not care in the least. Also hand cannons have been the only relevant Pvp weapons for years, again Bungie does not care in the least. Destiny and Destiny 2 where two of my favorite gamers of all time, but Bungie has really screwed the pooch lately. Streamers are quitting. Casuals are quitting. Bungie's only care is getting as much money out of this dumpster fire before it burns up as they can. About at all costs. Expand
  6. Nov 17, 2020
    0
    I like the new intro, but ...
    pvp sucks as it always did
    I paid a lot of € for the game and its DLCs and now there is less content than
    I like the new intro, but ...
    pvp sucks as it always did
    I paid a lot of € for the game and its DLCs and now there is less content than before
    And where is the old campain ??
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  7. Nov 14, 2020
    0
    40$ buck for a 3 hour campaing and 1 new strike while removing all previous content from the game. Nice move Bungie.

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