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  • Summary: In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates his own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master newIn Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates his own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home. In Destiny 2 players embark on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover. There is something for almost every type of gamer in Destiny 2, including gameplay for solo, cooperative and competitive players set within a vast, evolving and exciting universe. [Bungie] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Nov 3, 2017
    100
    PC is without a doubt the definitive way to play Destiny 2, if you have a system that can handle what the game demands of it. Now that the game has launched across the board, updates and new content will be available on all platforms at once, so PC players don’t have to worry about being left behind. As long as Bungie continues to support the game and ensure that the PC community isn’t ignored in favor of the PS4 or the Xbox One family of systems, Destiny 2 is a game that I will be playing religiously for years to come.
  2. Oct 26, 2017
    90
    Though it is held back by a severe lack of social options and PC-specific sandbox tuning, Destiny 2 on PC looks and feels like the best version of one of the best games of 2017.
  3. Nov 10, 2017
    90
    The PC version of Destiny 2 replicates the amazing gunplay the first game is known for. The visuals are gorgeous and the environments are so expansive that there is hours worth of exploring to be done. There is a huge amount of content to keep players entertained and almost all of it can be replayed with worthwhile rewards to be gained. This title lives up to its predecessor and has surpassed it in almost every way. For those looking for a casual shooter with a great story or for those who want to challenge themselves in raids and competitive PVP, this title caters to a wide audience making it a great experience all-round.
  4. Nov 3, 2017
    85
    Destiny 2 is an excellent game on consoles, but this is the best version.
  5. Nov 12, 2017
    83
    A co-op FPS by nature, by being structured and marketed as MMO, Destiny 2 unavoidably gets compared to games from both genres. Its MMO side is simply insufficient due to the lack of content. If Bungie could adopt the subscription model, this game would have simply been just an expansion of the first one, as they are as close to each other as World of Warcraft expansions are to each other. However from the FPS standpoint, Destiny 2 is ticking many boxes. It is correct in its core mechanisms, it has juicy gameplay and it is a worthwhile title that should have been a bit more ambitious with its design.
  6. Oct 31, 2017
    80
    PC gamers needn’t worry they missed the first game, as the superior sequel’s endless loops of addiction feel far more honest and rewarding than the flawed original.
  7. 60
    All the elements are there: you’re gunning down massive hordes of baddies and you’re doing so with outstanding visual fidelity, a variety of weapons, and you’re able to cause this mayhem using big, explosive abilities. But, a bit too much of Destiny 2’s action is watered down by long cooldowns, the lazy sit-behind-cover until you’re full-health again, and the way enemies completely lose their ability to aim once your health hits the blinky-red portion of the on-screen life bar. The stakes always seem so low, the rewards so random and barely earned. It’s not a bad game, but it’s not one that lives up to the lofty expectations set by the way it’s marketed and talked about by its fans. Miles wide, but an inch deep: Destiny 2 is not the game it should be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 424
  1. Oct 25, 2017
    10
    Destiny 2 is awesome. Exceptional graphics, a better storyline, awesome PvP. If you liked the first Destiny game, you'll enjoy that one evenDestiny 2 is awesome. Exceptional graphics, a better storyline, awesome PvP. If you liked the first Destiny game, you'll enjoy that one even more. Thanks Bungie for that masterpiece, once again. Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2017
    9
    Destiny 2 is a very well crafted and optimized game. During intense firefights the framerate stays very stable and that's kind of amazing,Destiny 2 is a very well crafted and optimized game. During intense firefights the framerate stays very stable and that's kind of amazing, since there is a sh*tload of stuff going on. A wide variety of weapons makes for a colourful battlefield, with grand explosions and lot's of particle effects. The gameplay is what you can expect from Bungie. The only thing that I miss is the use of vehicles in pvp matches. We all know Bungie can craft some pretty awesome vehicle multiplayer maps, what's holding them back? If you liked Destiny you're going to love Destiny 2!! Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2017
    7
    I give this game a 7/10, because while the gameplay itself is fun, action packed and visually impressive (and it runs impressively well), theI give this game a 7/10, because while the gameplay itself is fun, action packed and visually impressive (and it runs impressively well), the game has some pretty important shortcomings.

    First is the severe lack of many social features. Inviting your friend to a party requires way too many clicks and menu openings, that is, once you find out how to do it in the first place; the process is too long and complicated for something that could be as simple as a chat command. Besides that, there is simply no local/region chat, no custom channels, and no channels for specific purposes (like a lfg chat), there is only a team and fireteam (party, essentially) chat. Furthermore there is no way to browse active clans ingame. These problems all exacerbate the issues I will be getting into next.

    Second, after reaching the endgame you will quickly reach a point where the only content that makes sense for you to do, requires you to be in a group. Inconveniently, there is no matchmaker for this content (nightfall strikes and raid). This in itself is not catastrophic, but it would have been nice to have a matchmaker. The real problem lies in the fact that not only is there no matchmaker, there is also no way to actually assemble a group for it ingame, no lfg channels, no lfg player status, nothing. To actually assemble a group, you need to use one of various third party tools. Personally I was tempted to join a clan at this point, to have some more consistent endgame options. You can join a clan through the rather archaic method of applying through a website. However upon joining a clan i realized that there is no clan chat, and thus discovered my clans discord channel. In the end, as a casual player, joining a clan turned out to be more or less joining a lfg channel, however even for that i have to tab out of the game.

    Playing through the endgame is an appealing idea to me, however I am not nearly committed enough to the game to jump through all those hoops for the chance on a good time, when I can just play other games instead.

    I found the game to be worth the box price, but no more. The game itself is fun, but severely gets in the way of you enjoying it after a certain point. If you think you might enjoy it, i would suggest you buy the base game with no season pass or whatever, and dont buy any silver either, untill you have completed at least one nightfall strike. At that point you should well be able to determine if you want to invest the effort to get into the real endgame, and, potentially, put more money into it.
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  4. Oct 27, 2017
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I have not played Bungie's games since Halo, but if Destiny 2 is anything to tell, I am sorry to see the direction they are going.

    Storytelling-wise: It's bad. It's basically Angry Birds. And nothing wrong with that, but whereas Angry Birds leaves out no open questions, Destiny 2 leaves a lot. You would assume Destiny leaves the plot to be uncovered as you progress in the game, but no. Instead, it just more bad layers to it.

    I have not played the first Destiny, but as this is the first time the title appears on PC, I would have expected an introduction into the series. I think it's safe to assume many others would be in the same boat with me. But instead, the game does not provide anything to make out the story from the first establishment.

    So as far as I know, I am some sort of Jedi, but my powers are drained in the starting cutscene. I am not told what we Jedis do with this power, except kill people. Also, the bad guy has a hostage, but I don't know who the hostage is. As far as I know, he is just another Jedi, but I am not told why I should care.

    Because of the narrow and one-sided introduction to my Jedi powers, I can't even tell why I should hate the bad guy. Even if they destroy stars, I am only given one side of the story here. How do I know I, the protagonist, aren't actually the bad guy here? My Jedi powers are only for killing, after all.

    Throughout the campaign, I am introduced new characters. It's assumed I already know them. That would be fine, but instead like in Witcher 3, I have absolutely no way to read their backstory.

    Gameplay-wise: PvE: You don't benefit from open-world if it's dead. I have yet to find a hidden chest. When it comes to difficulty, as long as you walk, you cant die. You can clear out enemies from a safe distance. The game even incentives you for it, because it's quite efficient. I tried seeing if there's any reason I should rush, such as to skip waves of enemies, but there was not. Progressing in the everlasting tunnels requires you to kill the enemies within.

    PvP: I could not fathom how people are so quick to pick up game mechanics. I got my ass handed to me with the hard to aim, but rewarding, handguns on the first day. The last time I mastered anything like that in a video-game took me months of practice. Then I recalled the game has an aim-assistant, which I had disabled.

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    The game is well ported into PC. The game looks great, and I did not assume it to run as smoothly.

    But that does not save the game. **** baked in butter is still ****.

    That being said, I assume there is more to come into this half-baked game in forms of DLC's. But unless the DLC's are outsourced, I would not wait for them. There are many ways to spend your time and money, but unfortunately, Destiny does not offer much for it.
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  5. Jan 1, 2018
    1
    This game was a disapointment. I was hyped and the game was hyped beyond anything realistic and also game magazines or online journals haveThis game was a disapointment. I was hyped and the game was hyped beyond anything realistic and also game magazines or online journals have rated this game very high (88 here). So I expected a game that is keeping you motivated playing it. The story is weak, linear nothing unpredictable any turn. So a 1st grade could have written the story.
    Also the story is the only thing worth playing in this game, then you may have some fun in getting to highest power level. Thats it then - you are done and nothing left over to do anymore. The loot shooter or in more generic looter concept has been hidden behind paywall and does not make any sense in a looter. You want to find loot and feel rewarded for the grinding. However the game modes does not support this. You do not get anything rewarding from strikes or from PVP or from Raids. So why bother playing it and grinding over the same mission again and again and again? It is just booring and you simply do not get all the outfits and loot and weapon increase you would expect from a looter. So that is where the whole game fails.
    Bungy does make the same mistakes again, that has been done with Diablo3 in the early years - trying to get money out of a looter by putting the main principle within a real money store. That does not work, cause there is no reason to play it anymore.

    Beyond that, ethically questionable to put more then 50% of all items behind a paywall within full price game with DLCs . Also limiting the possiblity to get this items for free in a looter does not make any sense and is pure greed.
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  6. Oct 1, 2019
    0
    This score 83, it's reviews totally paid, there's no sincerity in it, if you want to play something better see the warframe
  7. Nov 7, 2017
    0
    Look, im not going to lie, the first 15 hours playing the game you`re going to have a decent amount of fun. Constant gear upgrades, you feelLook, im not going to lie, the first 15 hours playing the game you`re going to have a decent amount of fun. Constant gear upgrades, you feel like you are actually exploring a game, going to new zones meeting new characters. After this however it all turns bad, VERY bad.

    I am going to give you an example. After the story was done, i had hit lvl 20, and gear level 265, i was hungry for more content, so i went and did EVERY SINGLE adventure in destiny 2, i spent about 6 hours on it, thinking, i am going to get the sickest reward for all this work. What did i get, not a f*cking thing.

    This is destiny 2 in a nutshell. The story is OK at best, short, predictable, lazy, after the story, the game i basically over. Even the grind to aquire better gear level is so boring i actually logged out of the game and went downstairs and asked my girlfriend how her day was, she looked at me and asked me if i was feeling well. No, i wasnt feeling well, i felt **** sad.

    This game has so much potential, how about one huge open world, with stories, events, quests for legendary gear, pvp, treasure hunting, constant progression, perks, so many different weapons you could have a loadout not everyone playing the same class as you had. a game that rewards exploring, crafting combining recources with shaders and mods to get armour pieces that were utterly unique, That would be amazing!

    instead i am left with an impression of being scammed, this game promised so much, had so much potential, the game looks gorgeous. Just imagine, if one of the zombies working at bungie had said; guys, lets make this game the mother**** best game open world rpg shooter the world has ever **** seen. Lets make the god damn World of Warcraft of shooters. No, instead they make a theme-park piece of crap that looks golden but has less content then my Instagram DM`s.

    Dont buy this game, its a cheap moneygrab and feels like a gold plated potato. i give this game a 2/10 because it looks nice.

    - Alex
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