Destiny 2: Forsaken Reviews
After a precarious first year, I'm finally enjoying Destiny 2 again. It feels good to have it back.
Destiny 2's Season of the Drifter gives you some compelling weapons and armor to chase while adding a renewed focus on storytelling. It's unfortunate, though, that the only unique armor is tied to Gambit Prime and that while acquiring Thorn you hit a wall near the end of the quest.
Destiny 2 is redeemed at last, with a weighty expansion that brings back the best elements of the past and adds some welcome new ideas to the franchise.
By channelling community feedback into an all-encompassing package, Forsaken finally makes Destiny 2 feel essential again
An invigorating shot in the arm to the Destiny franchise, this jam-packed release is absorbing for hobbyist players, even as it sometimes sacrifices accessibility
It took time to get here, but Destiny 2: Forsaken has evolved to be more than Destiny 2 or Destiny ever hoped to be. Forsaken is the return of Destiny as a hobby, but with all the improvements included in vanilla Destiny 2 readily available for all.
Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion is dense and rewarding, though it does require a bit of patience.
Most every task the game has set before me has been entertaining, challenging, and rewarding. Yet I feel my former student's weariness mixing in with my usual optimism. There's always something else to go do, but on the other hand, there's always something else to go do.
This big year-two expansion irons out most of Destiny 2's wrinkles and offers some of the most mysterious, enjoyable content the series has seen so far.
Forsaken's initial story salvo is entertaining, but there's still work to be done a year into the sequel. Given that the MSRP of everything so far has added up astronomically ($59.99 for the base game, $24.99 for the Season Pass, $40 for Forsaken, $34.99 for Forsaken's season pass) it might be a hard pill to swallow. If you're ready for a guaranteed momentary thrill ride pony up, otherwise you can continue to wait it out to see if the momentum continues.
Forsaken is a bit of a reset for pretty much everything about Destiny 2, and it's one that gives me hope that the franchise is making a turn for the better.
Bungie has done an excellent job in, not just creating enough content for the game's fourth season and start of the second year, but in reviving a game that stuttered after its initial launch. Whether you're glued to PvE or PvP, Forsaken caters for both players even with its fun and unique new Gambit mode and range of bounties across all current and previously introduced areas. The one problem I've found is that while the content is great, it can be a bit too grindy on the road to the Raid level requirement. That being said, we all wanted more content and got just that. If you're unsure about this game, don't be: Forsaken is the best that Destiny 2 has ever been.
Forsaken is not perfect, but is a big step forward for the Destiny franchise. Bungie and Activision are back on track with a big expansion that features the best narrative and some of the best gameplay elements we have ever seen in Destiny, alongside a lot of end-game content.
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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.
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If you're a fan of the series and are willing to go through the whole "expansion that fixes the game" thing again, buy it—now.
If you've been looking for an excuse to revisit Destiny 2, the hunt for Cayde's assassins offers a killer package. Don't disappoint your dead droid chum, eh?
A year on the mend, Destiny 2 is feeling better than ever with Forsaken.
In short: An excellent expansion that just might win Bungie back some favour - if people are prepared to pay for it.
Destiny 2: Forsaken is shooting and looting at it's best. Taking down Uldren and conquering the Dreaming City is an absolute blast. And with the changes and additions to the sandbox, there are more ways to be a badass than we've ever seen before. Destiny is back, baby. And this time it's in it for the long haul.
Despite how grand Forsaken is, exemplary storytelling is a must nowadays. That's where Forsaken truly fails. Even though the expansion features the most diverse content, the poor storytelling brings down the score.