This review isn't really for the guys who loved the first Destiny and were happy to go at the series once again. Those guys are now ranked up to the highest level and busy tweeting out Exotic gun pictures on social media all happy and joyful. I'm talking to the other guys and girls. The ones on the fence. The ones who have seen all these kind words for Destiny 2, wondering can it be true? Well, I'm here to tell you yes and no.
While the story is much better than the first one, the game itself doesn't really offer that much of a change from the first game. Missions are still the same shoot things and get to the next room experience the first game was, with massive chunks of these missions seeing you able to ignore enemies and move on most of the time if you wish, but who would do that when the offer of XP and shiny loot is being given away.
Now to some concerns I had. In Destiny games, we always get huge planets to go out and explore for hidden loot and things, but with your sparrow never far away, that mission or point of interest you fancied checking out was always only a few seconds away. Not in Destiny 2, or at least early on. For some strange reason Destiny 2 decides to hold onto the sparrow like a spoilt child sharing sweets, unlocking way too late in the game, meaning missions and exploring early on are mostly spent with you jogging down many empty and lifeless pathways. Jumping in games with friends and whipping out your cool sparrow to get to the next mission is an even worse experience, as I was always met with a look of "how the hell did you get that" forcing me to jog with them to the next task as I'm not a total online dick.
My other worry is while current quests and things are all new and fun to begin with, how is that public event going to feel after you've shot the same enemy 100 times over? Loading up the game to be told your playing the Base game is just something that doesn't sit right with me either. Surely the better option and wise thing any reviewer should be saying to a gamer who is on a tight budget would be to sit things out and wait a year for the full edition (or as I look at it the full game). It will cost what you are currently going to pay for this base game.
Overall: While being better than Destiny, Destiny 2 still lacks in the areas that stop it being that game we all hoped from the start. Guys who loved the original until this dropped are of course going to love everything this sequel gives. On the flipside, those who gave up with the original on the 40+ hour mark will more than likely do the same again with this one. Fun, but once again runs out of content