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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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  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
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  1. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2019
    90
    I was gravely disappointed with the first expansion (Curse of Osiris), so at first I wasn’t even interested in reviewing Forsaken. Now I don’t want to part with it. It does what Reaper of Souls did for Diablo III – not only it improves the original game, but it also noticeably changes the nature of experience, transforming Destiny 2 into a new, better game! What doesn’t change is the fact that in terms of gameplay mechanics and technical execution Bungie’s game is one of the best modern first-person shooters. [12/2018, p.74]
  2. Sep 18, 2018
    90
    If you loved the original Destiny, you need to play Forsaken. If you loved Destiny 2 at launch but fell off (as I did) because of the disappointing endgame and dumbing down of the core mechanics, then you need to play Forsaken. The only thing more surprising than the turnaround Bungie have achieved is that they have done it twice now – lets hope they don’t need to do it a third time.
  3. Sep 19, 2018
    90
    This update not only has improved Destiny 2 for those buying the expansion, but also for all players, regardless of the version they own.
  4. Sep 7, 2018
    85
    The Forsaken puts Destiny 2 into the good path again bringing an interesting story and some good ideas to the mix, plus fixing some of the game's mistakes.
  5. Oct 29, 2018
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Sep 9, 2018
    80
    Right now Forsaken seems to be taking Destiny in the right direction, giving us that killer combination of Halo and Diablo that we’ve always wanted.
  7. Sep 24, 2018
    80
    Forsaken is the shot in the arm that Destiny 2 needed. Now it feels like there is a purpose, something to push for in grinding the end game content, and this makes a difference.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  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 4, 2018
    10
    I thought id never come back to this game but forsaken has proven me wrong.
  3. Sep 9, 2018
    10
    Simply breath-taking. It's an amazing expansion and it breaks me to see that 90% of the negative reviews are from people who want to hate onSimply breath-taking. It's an amazing expansion and it breaks me to see that 90% of the negative reviews are from people who want to hate on Activision or haven't even played the campaign yet. The Narrative is unlike anything we have previously seen on destiny, the feel of the came is crisp (the new weapon system and TTK changes make sure of that), and for the first time in destiny history, there is a pvp-PvE mode. Just because Bungie made massive screw-ups (the curse of the disappointment and a less disappointing Warmind) we need to remember that they orchestrated one of the greatest franchise of video game history Halo. Let's not forget that they also made The Taken King, which it is seen and Destiny 1's savior. What I am trying to say is that Bungie is capable of creating an iconic and Forsaken is nothing short of a masterpiece. Oh, and for those oblivious who say that the expansion is overpriced and that you have to pay 150$ if you haven't got the expansions, there is a bundle that you can buy for sixty bucks that include Destiny 2, Curse of Osiris, Warmind, and Forsaken. In my opinion, that IS worth the sixty dollars. Take a look at the taken king. It was also 40$ and only included 16-18 GB of content. Forsaken is ALSO 40$ and it has 47 GB OF CONTENT. That is almost enough to make Forsaken a stand-alone game. Therefore, be happy that you got a full game worth's of story, content, lore, equipment, and exotics for just 60 bucks. Expand
  4. Jul 28, 2019
    9
    Wow, this expansion left me nothing but satisfied. The campaign is amazing and all the maps included left me exploring for hours. TheWow, this expansion left me nothing but satisfied. The campaign is amazing and all the maps included left me exploring for hours. The characters are all great and the missions are diverse and mixes up the play style. I loved almost everything about this expansion except I feel the villains motives could have been better explained because I found myself confused in moments. Forsaken fulfills everything I want in Destiny 2 and makes the game worth it. Expand
  5. Oct 25, 2018
    8
    Forsaken is the latest installment in Bungie’s looter shooter Destiny 2. The story takes Guardians to darker shores, different from theForsaken is the latest installment in Bungie’s looter shooter Destiny 2. The story takes Guardians to darker shores, different from the sparkling, shining, virtuous tower we have come to know. If you are looking to avoid spoilers, click the X in the top right of your browser now. The first mission, is incredible. Our Guardian interacts with two different NPC’s throughout the mission, and the writing and cutscenes are some of the best they have ever done, and that is just in the first mission. There is real joy in Cayde-6, as he runs around restoring order to the Prison of Elders. He runs around the level with you. This is something that has been missing from most of Destiny’s content; interaction from the world we run through.

    Death of a Hero
    To the writer’s, and Nolan North’s credit, Cayde is Cayde until the end. (Nolan North replaced Nathan Fillion for Forsaken) Side note: There is a very real difference between Nolan North’s Cayde-6 and Nathan Fillion’s Cayde-6. The most accurate way to describe it, is that Fillion was playing Cayde, and North was playing Nathan Fillion. Fillion did leave some very large shoes to fill.

    The death of Cayde-6 was heart wrenching, and left me with a sense of loss. Throughout Destiny and Destiny 2, there has been one character that just shines, and that’s Cayde-6. When Bungie revealed his death at E3, the community was in upheaval. People who hadn’t played Destiny in months were swearing vengeance upon Uldren. This was something Bungie needed to do. They needed to get the community to become emotionally invested in their game again, and the only way to do that, was to kill the character most Guardians loved.

    The Tangled Shore
    The Tangled Shore is one of the new areas for players to experience. It’s large and full of activities. The space is designed differently from all the other playable spaces in any Destiny content. The developers at Bungie talked relentlessly about making the game feel desperate and gritty, and the Tangled Shore does that very well. It’s not a pretty space, but one that is worth exploring every inch of. Each corner of the map is slightly different than the other area, not always aesthetically, but with the enemies that are there and some of the accents. One of the more intriguing spaces is the Jetsam of Saturn, which includes wreckage from the battle that happens at the beginning of the Taken King. There’s a crashed Hive dreadnought in the area, and it brings some nostalgia with it. Running around the Tangled Shore feels like a space western; the characters, the scenery, and the voice acting all combine to make this a good experience.

    The Dreaming City
    The Tangled Shore is great. The Dreaming City is easily one of the most beautiful gaming spaces I have ever visited. If one is looking for comparisons, it feels like a Rivendell in space. The sky boxes are gorgeous, and there’s something to see in every direction. The first time you visit, you are surrounded by fog. As you venture forward, things become visible, and it’s breathtaking. My first adventure was to help Petra take back the Dreaming City, and speak to Mara Sov. Once this objective was completed, I was free to roam the area; and roam it I did. There are so many corners to explore, so many doors that won’t open. Areas that seem to be unreachable, are, if you have the right tincture. Explore this area, there are so many more secret things to find. The Dreaming City will change on Friday, as Bungie has stated that when the raid, Last Wish, launches, things are going to change. While I won’t be in the running for World’s First, I will be running around to see what is new.

    Verdict
    Destiny 2: Forsaken is worth the price of admission. While we have only reviewed the story here, there’s much more to explore. The story is one of those parts that makes this a great DLC from Bungie. There are missions and cinematics. Each Baron is their own mini adventure mission. The story does not drag on, and is challenging especially in the first play through. The Barons are unique, with personalities ranging from insanity to religious fervor; each fight is different. There is humanity in the Baron’s leader though. As you fight the leader of the Barons, The Fanatic, he tears through the facade of Light an goodness that the Guardians stand for. He taunts us with the words, “You enjoyed killing my friends!” and even our Ghost isn’t sure of our motives in the end.

    As I mentioned before, this is something that was sorely lacking in Destiny’s story. Humanity. Feeling. The lore has returned. Context can be found in the Grimoire again. For the first time, in some time, Destiny is headed in the right direction. Want to see the story for yourself? Playlist here. 8/10 and the second and third play throughs are good too.

    Review by KleeWee from the Mulehorn Gaming crew.
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  6. Jul 4, 2020
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Oh no, Cayde is dead? Why did Nathan Fillion leave Bungie? The story is too short. Expand
  7. Nov 7, 2018
    0
    you cannot play this game with 2 consoles on the same router and there's no split-screen so there's no way for multiple people in the sameyou cannot play this game with 2 consoles on the same router and there's no split-screen so there's no way for multiple people in the same place to do co-op, chat, party or be in fireteam. and no way to get your money back. i've worked hours with xbox live and router tech support and they all say it's the game Expand

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