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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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Destiny 2 Xur Exotics Guide (November 17)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 95
  2. Negative: 1 out of 95
  1. Oct 1, 2017
    100
    Destiny 2 is an epic: a story with an ever expanding scale made greater by the heroes of whom the story is told with tragedy, struggle, and redemption. It is very fitting that the score to accompany it must be, too. And it is. There were moments that I had to put the controller down and simply listen, taking in the scope of what I was experiencing.
  2. Sep 14, 2017
    91
    Destiny 2 is a perfect evolution of the original´s concept. Campaign is solid and full of CG sequences, the new activities, progression system and raid complete a unique experience between FPS and MMO. And Bungie brings the best gunplay back.
  3. Sep 15, 2017
    90
    Destiny 2 is a massive and rewarding game that offers the potential for hundreds of hours of fun and discovery with friends. Quibbles aside, Bungie has crafted a fantastic follow-up to a wildly popular formula, and one that no other developer has come close to equaling in sophistication. Many of the streamlining choices welcome a new crop of Guardians into the mix, but also make this new game more playable and understandable for even returning players. As I settle in for what I hope to be another several years of adventures, I hope Bungie can nail the elusive balance between depth and accessibility.
  4. Sep 21, 2017
    85
    There’s a lot to enjoy here both solo and as a co-op experience. Any fan of Destiny 1 should take a look at this game, and anyone that has had interest in it but hasn’t pulled the trigger on it just yet should rest easy knowing that while it has a few issues here and there, Destiny 2 is a great game that champions over the first game in so many ways. I highly suggest it to both FPS and RPG fans alike.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Oct 12, 2017
    80
    For the more casual - OK, more sane - player, however, Destiny 2 is almost a triumph. It is a game much better at explaining itself, that wants to be enjoyed and understood, and is happy to reward players for simply being there. [Dec 2017, p.102]
  6. Sep 17, 2017
    80
    Destiny 2 isn't perfect, and I hesitate to recommend it for solo players, but for anyone that hopes to play in a group - there really is nothing else like it. I can't say if there's enough new here to draw returning players to the game, but Bungie has done nothing if not craft one of the most beautiful engaging co-op experiences of 2017.
  7. Jan 23, 2018
    35
    Even if Bungie backtracks on some of these horrendous missteps, there’s evidence that the dev team is either flailing around without a clear idea of the experience they want to present, or even worse, they’re happy to offer the least amount of mediocre content possible until the player base starts pushing back. When free-to-play titles like Warframe and Let it Die seem monumentally more generous and offer vastly more entertainment value than a triple-A sixty dollar release built with a budget large enough to feed whole continents, it’s clear that something has gone horribly wrong.

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  1. Sep 16, 2017
    10
    Completely Addicting & Amazing game!! Was completely surprised as to how much better it is than the original and it is a leap of faith I tookCompletely Addicting & Amazing game!! Was completely surprised as to how much better it is than the original and it is a leap of faith I took with buying it and I'm so glad I did! Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2017
    10
    Smooth gun play, good soundtrack with some truly breathtaking masterpieces and nice graphics. If you're a fan of D1 you're going to like this.Smooth gun play, good soundtrack with some truly breathtaking masterpieces and nice graphics. If you're a fan of D1 you're going to like this. My biggest gripe with the title is the vast amount of recycled content – I kinda wish that Bungee would've been more ballsy with the reforms and improvements. Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2017
    9
    Destiny 2 is clearly made for the fans. The story is better, the grind is better, the way i access all the content in game is so good and onDestiny 2 is clearly made for the fans. The story is better, the grind is better, the way i access all the content in game is so good and on top of that it looks incredible.
    You cant beat destiny 2's feel, this game feels better than any other shooter i have played. Which clearly helps keep that grind to max level great fun. All the extra activities that bungie have added to this game have been a massive leap compared to destiny 1 with lost sectors, adventures, planet quests, public events, caydes treasure maps, strikes, raids, PVP. There's Always Something to Do.
    My only real gripe is the infusion system. i'm not a fan of only infusing with the same weapon type. This has made it harder to use the weapons i like. But overall i cant stop playing and i cannot wait to see what is still to come.
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  4. Feb 1, 2018
    5
    I just finished the free trial. Combat is fun but there is no story. As a player new to the franchise, I had no idea what the storyline was.I just finished the free trial. Combat is fun but there is no story. As a player new to the franchise, I had no idea what the storyline was. I figured I pick it up as I went along, but I never did get a sense of being involved with any characters or any ultimate goal. My favorite new release to date is Zero Dawn. Expand
  5. Sep 10, 2017
    3
    The game is a copy of a copy. The same enemies as before with the same mechanics; Same guns and powers; Same progression system (do this soThe game is a copy of a copy. The same enemies as before with the same mechanics; Same guns and powers; Same progression system (do this so you can do that and then do this 1,000 more times); The Campaign and its side quest have no challenging aspects to them and can be completed in less than a day. Strikes have become extremely easy and short. Pvp is the same just new maps that are just as good as any sandbox MMOFPS. Once you are 20 its time to farm for six months until the expansion comes. Farming the same content you just completed in under 24hrs. Over and over and over and over again. All of this is just gameplay errors. I could tear apart the games story, copied graphic design, or pay to win currency but I've wasted enough time with this crappy game so I wont. Just leave you with this, the developers robbed every person that bought this game and are happy doing so. Expand
  6. Sep 15, 2017
    1
    Is this a joke?

    Am I in crazy land? It's the same DAMN GAME as Destiny 1. Yes fans will say - sure of course what did you expect we
    Is this a joke?

    Am I in crazy land?

    It's the same DAMN GAME as Destiny 1.

    Yes fans will say - sure of course what did you expect we just want more - but there is zero innovation.

    Dark Souls series is 3 (or 4 if you count demon's souls which you should) brilliant games that all look better over time and introduce so many new tweaks and updates to the core gameplay that it feels like a newish game each time.

    Destiny 2 feels like Destiny 1, looks like it, plays like it, Nothing new, nothing interesting. I'm halfway through the campaign and I'm just pushing forward. It's so easy, such a joke of a game. Please, no more Destiny. $60 gone forever :(((((((

    1 point for cool new dance emotes.
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  7. Sep 8, 2018
    0
    A "live service" money grab is the first thing that came to mind when I started playing the free download via PS+ (another story). Destiny 2A "live service" money grab is the first thing that came to mind when I started playing the free download via PS+ (another story). Destiny 2 was purposely designed to extract cash from a player base that had probably already spent a **** ton of money on what should be a high end free to play game. Yes, free to play games usually have poop for graphics.

    Don't get me wrong I spent around 30 hrs having fun and grinding for my woodland armor set, but in the end I got bored and deleted the game. Thanks for the free ride Bungie even though there is no way I am going to spend 40 usd on a game I can't play when the servers are down.
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