Destiny 2 is, well, a huge let down from what we expected. Destiny 2 felt like a reboot of Destiny 1 with a well designed campaign. While yes there are a few features that may get updates in the future, its lack of end game content and spice, makes it really 2017's biggest letdown.
The beginning was stunning, with a beautiful cinematic cutscene that shows off Destiny's graphics. Then after the "tutorial phase", a point in the game where you walk at the slowest pace possible, does the game really go down hill from there. After you meet Hawthorne you begin to see where Destiny 2 is much like a reboot of Destiny 1. Many Destiny Fanboys will say otherwise, defending its title in denial to a remake. The lack of in game lore as to what happened to the Ironlords leaves to question what else Bungie has left out. Destiny 1 was somewhat a new genre that captured alot of gamers, especially the PS4 crowd that never played Halo. Destiny 2 on the other hand managed to lose almost 150,000 players within 2 days of launch. After a month Bungie deleted this tracker because it "spread a false narrative of Destiny 2". That sounds like they didn't want other gamers to see that Destiny 2 was losing more than half of its population in a month. Heres a link to a youtubers video showing the Bungie player tracker. Now onto the weapons.
The guns are all similar with different cosmetics, and functions in the sense of all Assault Riles being Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles being Sniper Rifles, etc. While yes there are legendary weapons and they do affect the gameplay, there is no more customization like in Destiny 1. In Destiny 1 you felt a sense of accomplishment when you grinded for a specific customization option on a weapon or armor piece. Here in Destiny 2 that's not the case, giving you no reason to grind for specific items for your weapons or armor. If you do chose to buy Destiny 2 you will see every weapon feels the same with different firing modes and a few extra additions to it like, splash damage, or solar damage, void damage, etc. There are like two quests that you have to grind for weapons and that is the old reliable Mida multi-tool, and the Legend of Acrius, as well as the Leviathan Raid to get some game changing weapons if you're lucky enough to get a weapon on your first 3 hour raid. We'll get to the Raid in a bit.
Multi-player was designed so that it didnt matter what power level you were, you could still fight and win most gunfights with the weapons you got whether your power level is 75 or 350. The problem is do to the broken weapons in this game, unless you have the Mida multi-tool, Mini multi-tool, and a sword, you will get destroyed for being a lone wolf. Being a hunter during pvp modes is punishing in its self. The class system during campaign is flawless but during pvp mode it is broken beyond belief. The hunter being the worst of the classes, having to rely on pure gun skill. As for the titan being extremely powerful with its shields and abilities. The warlock is the most powerful due to its healing rifts and tracking grenades as well as some very powerful abilities. The power level you have means nothing in multiplayer, its just there to access certain levels of the campaign once you reach its recommended power level. Over all the multiplayer aspect of Destiny 2 is broken.
The Leviathan Raid, now the Raid was by far the best part of Destiny 2 and also the worst when it comes to loot. My first raid was 3 and a half hours long and i only got a pair of boots and shaders while one friend of mine only got tokens and a bunch of shaders. This made the Raid the biggest disappointment of Destiny 2. The Raid is supposed to be the loot filled cave we always dreamed of, and for the hard work you put into solving the puzzles and and completing the trials just to get to Calus(the Raid boss), it feels as if it was all for nothing.
Destiny 2 in its self is a very unbalanced game that was reskinned and advertised as a sequel but actually acts worst than the First game. This calls for Destiny 2, to be rated at a 2.5 out of 5, 8bit hearts. If you still wish to play the game in hopes of it being fixed in the future the link is HERE FOR PS4, HERE FOR XBOX ONE.
-This has been an 8bit Review by Samuel Lua.