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  • Summary: The last stand against Calus--who became the latest disciple of The Witness at the end of Season of the Haunted--and a "pivotal" moment for the Destiny franchise as it heads to the end of the Light and Darkness saga. Lightfall takes place in a new city on Neptune, Neomuna, which has aThe last stand against Calus--who became the latest disciple of The Witness at the end of Season of the Haunted--and a "pivotal" moment for the Destiny franchise as it heads to the end of the Light and Darkness saga. Lightfall takes place in a new city on Neptune, Neomuna, which has a pristine and retro-futuristic design. As for the fifth subclass that was briefly seen, this new Darkness power is called Strand and allows for new traversal methods in Neomuna. The city is inhabited by a new race known as Cloudstriders, who managed to escape The Collapse of the solar system and remain hidden from the Darkness. With The Witness having discovered the city, it has come under siege from Calus, the Shadow Legion, and gigantic Pyramid Demons that can use a scythe to attack from a distance and drain your life-force. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 16, 2023
    83
    Eclipse is more of a bridge that takes us closer to the end than a decisive expansion. Even so, Bungie’s mastery is evident in the impressive aesthetics of Neomuna and in a campaign of very high level of quality.
  2. Mar 14, 2023
    80
    The new expansion, Lightfall, is a very flashy and entertaining piece of content that offers something different than usual in Destiny 2. Despite its little narrative, the cinematics and characters it introduces are very interesting, and hopefully it works ideally as a link with the next and latest expansion for Destiny 2.
  3. Mar 17, 2023
    78
    Destiny 2: Lightfall is a step in the right direction in terms of offering a challenge that lives up to Bungie's legacy.
  4. Mar 8, 2023
    70
    Destiny 2's Lightfall expansion doesn't make a good first impression, but beneath a threadbare story that relies on an exasperatingly fuzzy motivation for your Guardian, it still feels mechanically satisfying to dive into. Comparing it to the standard of excellence that 2022's The Witch Queen saga established only exposes the numerous shortcomings of Lightfall, and that's a shadow that the next year of seasonal content will need to step out of if Bungie wants to develop the expansion into something more than a middle-of-road entry that stumbles toward a final showdown that has been a decade in the making.
  5. Mar 14, 2023
    70
    While it can feel more like a proof of concept for some new mechanics than a vital piece of the experience, Lightfall is another reason to come back to Destiny 2, which proves it’s still a top-tier shooter more than half a decade into its life.
  6. Mar 11, 2023
    70
    As is the case with the Destiny of late, this is a three-steps-forward-one-step-back situation.
  7. Mar 6, 2023
    60
    Destiny 2: Lightfall is a let down. The blessing is that the gunplay and action are as good as ever, but stupid difficulty spikes and poor writing make Lightfall a chore to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 14 out of 18
  1. Mar 2, 2023
    8
    Loving what I have played for 2 days. Killer story, great gameplay. I put this away for 12 months...looks like I'm back on the grind for aLoving what I have played for 2 days. Killer story, great gameplay. I put this away for 12 months...looks like I'm back on the grind for a long while now! Very worthy DLC IMO. Expand
  2. Mar 15, 2023
    7
    Good-
    Strand subclass is incredibly fun; Great reason to come back to Destiny 2.
    Bad- Can feel like it lacks cohesion with the existing
    Good-
    Strand subclass is incredibly fun; Great reason to come back to Destiny 2.

    Bad-
    Can feel like it lacks cohesion with the existing game; Some specific gameplay moments lack the necessary punch; Underwhelming story.

    Thoughts-
    Destiny 2 has some of the best gunplay and combat abilities in the genre. Lightfall doesn’t change that, and anyone who has played and enjoyed Destiny 2 before will be welcomed back with open arms in Lightfall. Its addition of the new Strand subclass provides great new gameplay that feels satisfying and makes me want to keep coming back, even if it can feel shoehorned into campaign missions where it doesn’t belong. The campaign itself, while not particularly interesting on the story front, is a great way to ease back into the Destiny 2 ecosystem and prepare for your Root of Nightmares run or your path to the Power cap. While it’s hard to escape the feeling that this isn’t a vital piece to Destiny 2 and rather a Destiny 2-themed cut of something else entirely that doesn’t always fit, I can’t deny that I enjoy playing Lightfall more than I enjoy playing many other games. Regardless of the new content or the future, Destiny 2 is still, six years later, one of the best shooters in the game, and Lightfall is yet another reason to come back or start fresh.
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  3. Mar 3, 2023
    3
    if your a new or returning player its okay its fresh but if your a hardcore player honestly not worth it your money is better spent somewhereif your a new or returning player its okay its fresh but if your a hardcore player honestly not worth it your money is better spent somewhere else like dead space or hogwarts legacy or something, i made my friend buy this expansion and i feel really bad about it cuz im not even enjoying it, im genuinely disappointed and i feel scammed the marketing team made it seem like you'd be swinging like spider-man or deku on tall cyberpunk skyscrapers but all we got is a budget lego town i really do i feel like i got scammed and honestly the campaing just wasnt fun for me it i really dont wanna do em 2 more times on my titain and hunter its just so tedious, the exotics are boring still no new crucible maps and modes. i honestly don't feel like this game has a bright future anymore its so repetitive boring and not fun, at this point ill be playing catch up and do other stuff. sometimes i feel like this game wouldve been better with activison or if d1 didnt lose its game director idk getting side tracked sorry, maybe when the final shape comes out ill turn a 180 but until then im disappointed and sad ill make my score a 3 cuz some things i enjoyed like strand its aight ill still stick with shadebinder tho but ill have to make a good build to see its potential, oh yeah and they wayyy oversimplified mods now i hate it, i think i need a break and do my other hobies. this is one of thoes games where it might be better to take frequinte breaks or its just gonna feel really repeative.
    final thoughts. disapointing, made me make a account on metacritic and rant. strand is okay missions are not fun enough to replay, osris was cool, weird that there werent any other characters, soooo many unanswerd question felt very dissatisfying, basically no new legendary weapons, warmind cells were removed rip, and yeah hopfully the future seasons make the game better but for now the games future seems dark and pleak.
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  4. Mar 2, 2023
    1
    Witchqueen Story was much better.
    it has a lot of bugs again, little content, the difficulties in pve are unnecessary, pvp is still a
    Witchqueen Story was much better.
    it has a lot of bugs again, little content, the difficulties in pve are unnecessary, pvp is still a disaster, all the nerfs in pve make the game boring. The new Super is really weak in Pve...
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  5. Mar 2, 2023
    1
    Incoherent storytelling might be remembered as a cluster of bad choices leading to terrible reception. The nerf to the power fantasy on top ofIncoherent storytelling might be remembered as a cluster of bad choices leading to terrible reception. The nerf to the power fantasy on top of a bad campaigns and an underwhelming new power leads to what we have displayed in the user score. 100% deserved and worse. Bad game dev who has zero intention to deliver. Expand
  6. Apr 5, 2023
    1
    Its story is hard to get thru and I don’t mean challenging as far as gameplay I mean the story itself is as basic as it gets. I do like theIts story is hard to get thru and I don’t mean challenging as far as gameplay I mean the story itself is as basic as it gets. I do like the setting and the map design but the puzzles anre what really kill me. I’m tired of these annoying **** boring puzzles they keep adding to their game. id rather just play a shooter and not some Zelda knockoff where the puzzles aren’t even intuitive or fun to solve, it’s all just mid mid mid mid mid. Washed out dlc Expand
  7. Mar 2, 2023
    0
    Destiny 2 damn near died on release, the fact that Outriders or whatever dropped proved ppls still **** with it. This DLC will kill anyDestiny 2 damn near died on release, the fact that Outriders or whatever dropped proved ppls still **** with it. This DLC will kill any returning/new player because its map layouts suck ass, the new "ability" is absolutely trash (sides movement which **** cares sides pvp) i played like 3 missions on legendary solo and each one was a real pain in the ass, which I figured it would be, but I went cas and still **** struggled b/c of how dog **** water the maps are. Like no joke i honestly enjoid witch king so I had decent hopes for this but nope they **** flopped in every single way. I will play from time to time simply b/c I payed for this trash. Won't happen again tho, Destiny 2 died with this dick cheese dlc Expand

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