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  • Summary: Destiny 2 Expansion I: Curse of Osiris continues your Guardian’s journey with all-new story missions and adventures set in a new destination, Mercury. Journey through time and space to learn the secrets of Osiris, avert a dark future, and rebuild the ties between the legendary Warlock andDestiny 2 Expansion I: Curse of Osiris continues your Guardian’s journey with all-new story missions and adventures set in a new destination, Mercury. Journey through time and space to learn the secrets of Osiris, avert a dark future, and rebuild the ties between the legendary Warlock and his greatest student - Ikora Rey. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Dec 11, 2017
    80
    I sincerely hope there’s no “Destiny 3” on the minds of Bungie anytime soon. Instead, I want to see them treat this game like a true ongoing service for the next five years. Let it grow, become massive in content and scope. And if there ever is a Destiny 3, you’d better make it carry over all the progress of players’ work in D2. In any case, I’m loving the direction that Destiny 2 is headed.
  2. Dec 12, 2017
    70
    Sure, Mercury’s small, the strikes are a letdown, and many players are cut off from prestige events, but between the world building, new gear, and gameplay features such as new Crucible maps and the Raid Lair, there’s a fair amount of fun to be had in Curse of Osiris.
  3. Jan 4, 2018
    65
    Curse of Osiris offers little as far as content is concerned. The brief campaign is forgettable and treated more like hold-over content than a proper full expansion. The only real redeeming feature about Curse of Osiris are the Raid Lairs.
  4. Jan 5, 2018
    60
    Curse of Osiris feels more like a cash grab rather than a true expansion. It most certainly does nothing to stop the fanbase of players from leaving the game in favor of other titles. There is simply not enough content to improve the base game to the point that would keep players engaged for a longer time. The uninteresting campaign story and unexciting end game activities that rarely offer any challenge, makes Curse of Osiris a really weak expansion. If not for the new Raid Lair and the new Adventures, I wouldn't be able to say anything good about the new DLC.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 16, 2018
    60
    Curse of Osiris does not improve Destiny 2 the way someone might wish. New players won't definitely be attracted, but fans will be pleased with the new content. [Issue#282]
  6. Dec 10, 2017
    55
    Curse of Osiris landed in Destiny 2 with a thud. Its campaign and story are a bust, its new content is mixed and buggy at best, and it does nothing to address the community’s loud cries for fixes to the endgame. The few redeeming features are its more challenging and varied Adventures, and the Raid Lair’s puzzles and tough boss battle.
  7. CD-Action
    Mar 14, 2018
    40
    I marveled at the beauty of some new landscapes, but I will remember Curse of Osiris as a string of disappointments. Dumb story, few new features, endless grind, poorly balanced difficulty, awfully lame final encounter. [02/2018, p.49]

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 39
  3. Negative: 37 out of 39
  1. Dec 7, 2017
    10
    everyone is **** on this and i understand why. it IS a short campaign , it DOES recycle assets, it SHOULD have just been included as part ofeveryone is **** on this and i understand why. it IS a short campaign , it DOES recycle assets, it SHOULD have just been included as part of the base game. However, it is a better experience than the base game. during the base games campaign i was bored 80-90% of the time. it was dull , the writing was uninspired , it was too easy and i personally really did not enjoy it. the CoO campaign on the other hand was well written , with better encounters with the mobs. there was a lot less of the "stand here for 3-4 mins while a progress indicator increases and waves of **** flys at you". they either hired different designers for this, or they just put a lot more effort in. the heroic strikes are a welcome minor increase in difficulty. and the heroic adventures are a fantastic difficulty hike if played solo. the increased difficulty of the nightfall and the raid is also welcome. Expand
  2. Dec 11, 2017
    4
    Well I binged Destiny 2's core content and did everything but the prestige mode Leviathan raid, because there was no incentive to do so. IWell I binged Destiny 2's core content and did everything but the prestige mode Leviathan raid, because there was no incentive to do so. I love what Destiny could be but, outside of The Taken King and maybe the initial Destiny 1 launch content, it's never lived up to the hype. Most of the DLCs for this game have been mediocre at-best. For the Curse of Osiris, not much changes. What is good about this particular DLC? You get to interact, albeit shortly, with Osiris - the guy that we've had competitive festivals over. There are moments where exploring the Vex-infused world of Mercury is absolutely stunning and well crafted. Without spoiling anything, there are time travel elements (temporary) that allow you to see eventualities or past events which help build the narrative around Osiris, who's lore was mostly buried within grimoire cards in Destiny 1. Time travel is not a thing that should spoil this game for any players that have been with it for a while since that's what the Vex have been trying to do: create alternate realities and test invasion tactics on all living things until they find a course that works. That's something you'll be tasked with disrupting in Curse of Osiris and when we speak about the campaign in summary, it sounds awesome. However, it never delivers much in terms of memorable content and every mission is buried with a lot of filler content in what is known as the Infinite Garden - a Vex-crafted world that generates itself in certain ways to offer you a playing surface, until you get to a Vex portal you need to pass through in order to get to your real objective. Like the Infinite Garden, there's a lot of recycled content, including a mission which takes you through a core Destiny 2 strike and doesn't deviate whatsoever. This is quite annoying because the DLC rarely feels like it has expanded on anything and delivered interesting and new worlds to explore, nor does it really do anything to enhance the ones we already have. To be honest, the only parts of this DLC that I've liked, without playing the raid, have been the end of the campaign battle which takes on very simple raid battle mechanics and the adventures that follow, which are also buried behind the Infinite Garden - you play 80% of the DLC there :(. There's a new Mercury public event but it appears that there's only one. It's a great, semi-complex encounter that keeps players moving around and should easily attract players to it, since it's in the middle of the smallest playable space in all of Destiny that isn't a small multiplayer map (no joke, this open space is basically the size of a larger multiplayer map). To ruin the experience, Osiris isn't narrated very well and his involvement is sparse and dying to be expanded upon. Because the campaign can be beaten in roughly 2 hours or so we're left with limited exposure with a Destiny character that is among the most important we've ever encountered. Osiris is hardly more than a blip on the map and the campaign is extremely bland, just like most of the playable content. So if you've got the season pass, you're already locked in. However, if you don't have the season pass there's a MAJOR PROBLEM HERE. Some core Destiny 2 content will be soft-locked for you. Prestige mode content will not be playable to any player that doesn't have the DLC because the difficulties are increased well beyond what a strike team can realistically handle (even a set of Guardians at light level 305 will struggle to handle the higher power level content that suggests 320-330 power level). So, to make this simple to understand, Bungie is taking away playable content if you don't buy their DLC. It's stupid. Perhaps they'll fix it, but the first week of the DLC's launch currently operates like this. It seems that for every good thing Bungie does with Destiny, there are 3 things they do horribly wrong. Until they fix their game and stop letting Activision run it to the ground via paywalls there's little hope that Destiny as a franchise can ascend to the potential many gamers see in it. That's too bad and it means that the Curse of Osiris will quickly be forgotten by gamers that aren't going to be serious about the expanded Leviathan raid, because there's next to nothing else to do here. Expand
  3. Dec 6, 2017
    2
    There is no DLC in the update. The story took 2 hours to complete, and took place mostly in areas we had already had missions in the firstThere is no DLC in the update. The story took 2 hours to complete, and took place mostly in areas we had already had missions in the first place. Quality of life updates they promised are 'coming soon'.

    The story is your basic "This bad guy is going to destroy the world" fan fare. Without any of the expanding fluff other games would have. The final fight is laughable at best. Felt more like a mini boss than a final fight of an 'expansion'. There was this thing called the infinite forest. Don't worry, its not infinite. Nor really as forest. Im not sure why they had it or even hyped it up, its just another area with enemies that don't cause problems.

    Bright Engrams got an update too! More loot in the loot boxes! So you gambling addiction people can continue to be addicted to the gamble.

    If this is the type of content Bungie is calling an expansion, then we're right back where D1 started. Its all for the money, not for the fans. If you're still playing Destiny 2, and were thinking about getting this update, don't. Its not worth it.
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  4. Jan 9, 2018
    0
    Destiny 2: Money Grab
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    10/10 Money grab
    0/10 game
  5. Dec 21, 2017
    0
    Free to play games have a lot more conten in expansion, than this paid expansion in paid game! Activision and Bungie dont care about fans. AndFree to play games have a lot more conten in expansion, than this paid expansion in paid game! Activision and Bungie dont care about fans. And this xmas event absolutely confirm this, add more lootboxes! Expand
  6. Dec 7, 2017
    0
    Bungie hyped up the Infinite Forest so much and what... you can only enter it for adventures? You killed all the hype with that notion rightBungie hyped up the Infinite Forest so much and what... you can only enter it for adventures? You killed all the hype with that notion right there. Can’t you learn from The Taken king which is what made Destiny 1 FANTASTIC?! Seriously. I’m losing faith in my favorite game. The next expansion will probably be my last one ever. Since I ya know... BOUGHT THE SEASON PASS. Get it together bungie. Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2017
    0
    No, not again. Never i will trust bungie.
    Guys, believe it or not i was a devoted Destiny fan back in PS4 days.
    All bungie faults, all
    No, not again. Never i will trust bungie.
    Guys, believe it or not i was a devoted Destiny fan back in PS4 days.
    All bungie faults, all game's critics missed my ears.
    At that time i played just for the idea that this game despite all it's drawbacks will evolve into something truly great. The universe will reborn in something of a scale of world of warcraft etc.
    And after years of waiting we get this?!
    And now this **** 20$ addon with the same bosses, lack of content, no long awaited changes and so on and so forth?!
    Go to hell bungie. How did you become some trivial greedy game delevoper?
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