Destiny 2: Forsaken Review

Destiny 2 Forsaken Review
Destiny 2 Forsaken Review.

Let’s face the facts, Bungie hit the nail on the head when it came to Destiny. Not only did the developer deliver a fantastic game, but it also listened to the community and made a vast number of improvements to the second game in the series, Destiny 2.

While still listening to the community of Destiny 2 players, Bungie delivered two great expansion packs; the Curse of Osiris and Warmind. Fast forward to September 2018, and Bungie has now delivered another great expansion pack for Destiny 2 in the form of Destiny 2: Forsaken.

While packing in a number of new weapons, raids, gear, and an increased level cap, Bungie has also included a new cinematic story that players can immerse themselves in. This time around, the player sets out on a quest to avenge the death of one of Destiny’s greatest characters, Cayde-6. With Cayde biting the bullet, the player sets their sights on Cayde’s killer, Uldren Sov, as well as his eight Barons. This then introduces us to one of Destiny 2’s most visually impressive locations… The Reef.

While I will keep things short when it comes to story – in order to avoid too many spoilers – Destiny 2: Forsaken tells one of the most compelling stories to-date. Not only is it filled with action and adventure, but it’s also filled with emotion and heart… something I was not expecting when playing through the campaign of the new expansion.

The overall campaign can take anything between 10-12 hours to complete. Once completed, you will gain access to another visually impressive location called The Dreaming City. The Dreaming City is a fantastic location that is forever evolving in order to keep players entertained and engaged.

Along with a new storyline, Destiny 2: Forsaken also comes with a fantastic new mode called Gambit. The mode pits two teams of four against each other in two separate arenas. Each team is tasked with killing the enemies within these arenas and collecting the dropped items called Motes.

The Motes then need to be deposited into a large cylinder in the middle of the arena, and the first team to get to 75 motes spawns a boss that needs to be defeated. Whichever team beats the boss wins the round. While it sounds fairly simple, there are ways to interfere with the other team. Bank enough motes and you will spawn blockers in your opponent’s arena. These are essentially enemies that will need to be taken care of before said team can progress any further. At certain points, it is possible to invade the opposing team’s arena and hinder their progress. Gambit is an impressive addition to Destiny 2 and a ton of fun to play too.

Destiny 2 comes packed with just the right amount of content in order to keep players entertained and engaged. The new campaign is brilliant and the new raids, modes, gear, and level cap really increase the lasting appeal of this title.

Overall, if you decided to take a break from Destiny 2… Now is the perfect time to return.

By Darryl Linington
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