Review: Destiny 2 (PC)

From the makers of the acclaimed hit game Destiny, comes the much-anticipated sequel. An action shooter that takes you on an epic journey across the solar system.

Pros:

  • Gorgeous graphics. No denying it, This game is beautiful to look at.
  • 35.3GB Download size.
  • Controller support.
  • In-depth graphic options- Window, Resolution, V-Sync, FOV slider, Screen bounds, Brightness, Graphics quality sliders, AA, Motion blur, Light shafts, DOF, Render resolution, HDR, Film Grain.
  • Reticle location setting- Console or PC default.
  • FPS display option.
  • Colourblind support.
  • Subtitles.
  • Can remap keyboard buttons.
  • Sensitivity sliders and invert axis.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Text chat complete with whispers.
  • 60fps action. 30fps cutscenes.
  • Faster loading times.
  • Three character types- Hunter, Warlock, and Titan.
  • Director- Milestones, Maps, and roster. You can load this up quickly and it stops the constant need to go to orbit in order to change location.
  • Clear easy to read UI. Saame as DS1 in a lot of ways but smoother.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • Better more structural and impactful campaign.
  • The campaign is co-op friendly.
  • Fireteam- 3 players or 6 in a raid.
  • Guided games- In beta mostly but it allows you to play raids and nightfalls with random members of a clan.
  • Clan support- Earn EXP from activities and finishing milestones. Everyone contributes and you can level up the clan rank and earn buffs and engrams. If a few members finish the nightfall, for example, Everyone in the clan will get an engram.
  • Loot! Engrams are back and the same as before, Ranging from common to exotic. Exotic drops a lot more common now. Blue engrams do not need decrypting. Bright engrams are engrams you earn every time you finish your level up the bar after hitting level 20. Bright engrams give out random goods from the store like ships, shaders, and boosters.
  • Crucible and weaponsmith can be leveled up by cashing in crucible tokens and weapon parts. Fill the bar to earn an engram.
  • Public events are back but if you do a particular thing within it you can trigger a heroic version of the event for more loot.
  • Autolook centering option.
  • Patrol- ick an area of a world and take on missions or just roam around and do what you want.
  • New planets- Earth (ok not new but a new part), Nessus, IO and Titan.
  • Crucible game types- Competitive and quickplay.
  • Daily and weekly missions for bonus loot.
  • Events take place like Faction rallies and Iron Banner.
  • Tight rewarding gunplay. It feels really really good to shoot guns.
  • Three currencies- Glimmer, Legendary shards, and bright dust.
  • Each character has 3 subclasses that can be unlocked and swapped between.
  • Treasure maps for again…Loot.
  • XUR is back and shows up every Friday for 2 days selling exotic loot.
  • Inventory has been overhauled and split into 3 sections. You still have a vault.
  • A lot of fun to play even more so with friends.

Cons:

  • No achievements.
  • Cannot rebind controller buttons.
  • Only has proximity chat atm.
  • The end game is still too sparse and relies on you doing the raid in order to hit the max light.
  • They give up loot so fast and often that even exotics do not feel that lucrative or special.
  • A lot of the same mission types over and over.
  • Shaders are one-time use.
  • You have to play the story to unlock many of the games feature.
  • Never feels rewarding for all the time you put into it.
  • Just feels like an update rather than a fully fledged sequel.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

You may also like...