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  • Summary: With 2 brand-new destinations to explore, and new weapons, armour and Supers to acquire, Forsaken takes players on an epic journey into the wild frontiers of our solar system where the lines between justice and revenge are blurred. Forsaken also features an all-new competitive andWith 2 brand-new destinations to explore, and new weapons, armour and Supers to acquire, Forsaken takes players on an epic journey into the wild frontiers of our solar system where the lines between justice and revenge are blurred. Forsaken also features an all-new competitive and collaborative endgame activity, called Gambit. A first-of-its kind for Destiny, Gambit is a new, hybrid 4v4 mode that merges both PvE and PvP experiences into an epic battle. This entirely new way to play Destiny 2 offers something for all types of gamers to enjoy, appealing to those who thrive on the competitive challenge of PvP gameplay, while seamlessly blending the collaborative and unpredictable elements of PvE. [Bungie] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 95
    Forsaken will persistently be a different game with new things to do and discover each and every week, and I don’t see that slowing down anytime soon.
  2. Sep 27, 2018
    90
    Bungie has done an excellent job in, not just creating enough content for the game’s fourth season and start of the second year, but in reviving a game that stuttered after its initial launch.
  3. Oct 3, 2018
    88
    Ultimately is Destiny 2: Forsaken worth the price of admission? Let's be honest, Bungie bungled vanilla Destiny 2 about as badly as they could have, saving turning it into a 2D side scroller (what up Zelda II: the Adventure of Link!). In the past year they have rolled back every major change implemented from D1 to D2. This is the game we should have had from the beginning. There is still work to be done, but the core of the experience is fixed. And what we have is a new version of that original game I poured hundreds of hours into. A version I am looking forward to pouring in hundreds more.
  4. Sep 17, 2018
    80
    Destiny 2 is redeemed at last, with a weighty expansion that brings back the best elements of the past and adds some welcome new ideas to the franchise.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 28, 2018
    80
    The sequel’s best expansion by a distance. This update delivers a lively campaign that deserves to lure lapsed players back into the Fallen fold. [Issue#155, p.97]
  6. Sep 27, 2018
    80
    By channelling community feedback into an all-encompassing package, Forsaken finally makes Destiny 2 feel essential again.
  7. Sep 6, 2018
    70
    If this review reads like a roller coaster of emotions, that's because Destiny 2: Forsaken, like all things post-2010 Bungie, is lopsided.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 82
  2. Negative: 17 out of 82
  1. Nov 13, 2019
    10
    A great game, with a wonderful ambiance, excellent gameplay, a host of weapons and content that borders on the absurd, a fantastic game with aA great game, with a wonderful ambiance, excellent gameplay, a host of weapons and content that borders on the absurd, a fantastic game with a vast, rich and extensive gameplay, whether cooperative, single or competitive, a Bungie show, hi Microsoft, I miss a good Halo ... Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2018
    10
    First of all, ignore the spiteful and sad reviews of people that never even played this expansion! I've been playing Forsaken for a bit nowFirst of all, ignore the spiteful and sad reviews of people that never even played this expansion! I've been playing Forsaken for a bit now and it is so, so, so much better than the previous expansions. The story is awesome, the cutscenes are great and the amount of things to do is just insane. I'll never ever be able to finish everything, which is exactly what I'd want from this game. Admittedly it took way too long for Bungie to fix Destiny 2, but they really have and people should play and give it a chance, it'll make your life as a gamer better. Game on, guardians. Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2018
    10
    Amazing. Great storry, new weapons, new gear, Gambit is amazing, new puzzle for weapons. Good job Bungie.
  4. Mar 11, 2019
    9
    For honest fans of the Destiny series, Forsaken is up there with 2015's The Taken King that like that expansion gives players 'a breath ofFor honest fans of the Destiny series, Forsaken is up there with 2015's The Taken King that like that expansion gives players 'a breath of fresh air' from a troubled base game release. If you don't go into this expansion with a over cynical outlook on the franchise as a whole, like some people have. You will find: an enjoyable story that leaves an impact on the Destiny 2, some great quality of life updates, fun new game mode 'Gambit' and a focus on more 'endgame' content with the massive 'Last Wish' raid; all of this means Forsaken is the largest content drop out of the DLC's and Expansions Destiny player have gotten. The only criticism I had was the campaign did have some lost potential with the ending but it wasn't a massive problem, the other issue I had was the price. However, since then the expansion is massively discounted. Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2018
    8
    For the first time since The Taken King, Destiny manages to capture the magic that the series has promised but failed to deliver. People willFor the first time since The Taken King, Destiny manages to capture the magic that the series has promised but failed to deliver. People will argue that this is the version of Destiny 2 that should have launched, and it's hard to dispute. But if you're willing to give Destiny another chance and can afford the price of entry, Forsaken brings the best Destiny experience to date. Expand
  6. Sep 6, 2018
    5
    Throughout year 1 of Destiny 2, what we collectively said as a community was "Bungie, we'd like more things to do throughout the week ratherThroughout year 1 of Destiny 2, what we collectively said as a community was "Bungie, we'd like more things to do throughout the week rather than a series of milestones we can finish in a day." What Bungie heard, apparently, was "Bungie, we'd like Destiny 2 to be our second job." Because that's what D2 Forsaken is. Bungie's balance team is schizophrenic once again and fails to find a good middle ground. We went from an extremely casual game to a game that's designed only for the streamers and the no-lifers who can spend 8+ hours per day playing.

    Once you hit 500 and reach the light level soft cap progress slows to a crawl. To make a potentially long post shorter, while there's a bunch more available to do, if you're not grinding the daily challenges every day your progression is going to be minimal (and there are daily challenges for crucible, gambit, strikes, and more). The weekly challenges often require daily grinding as well. For instance, on Dreaming City my current weekly challenge is to finish 3 weekly bounties. One of the weekly bounties is to finish 8 daily bounties. Ikora's weekly challenge was to finish 20 other bounties.

    They've added bounties to every single planet. While you don't technically have to bother with them the fact is the significantly increased cost to infuse (upgrade) weapons and armor practically mandates that you do them as often as possible in order to build up a stockpile of planetary materials -- especially since they nerfed the drop rate of materials from patrols, events, and chests between patch 2.0.0 and 2.0.0.1.

    If you can only spare a couple hours a day, your progress will be tiny. If you can only spend a couple hours a week... well, you're gonna be stuck around the 500 soft cap for a long time.

    Always remember that D2 originally got glowing reviews early on before the honeymoon period wore off. When people get through the story segment of Forsaken they're in for a rude awakening about end game grinding. The level of grind now is probably the worst it's been since vanilla D1, back when upgrading armor and weapons required planetary mats, glimmer, and ascendant shards/cores.
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  7. Oct 29, 2019
    0
    Same sh*t different place, it's boring, dull and nothing new to play, killing the same enemies since d1 over and over again repetitive and dull

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