Hi guys! Today I will talk about Destiny 2 New Light. As always, the review will have four parts, firstly I will talk about the storyline, then about the gameplay, afterward, I will talk about the visuals and finally, I will tell you my personal thoughts and give you a rating for the game from 0-10 (10 being the best).
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Destiny 2 New Light’s story includes the campaign from the base game plus the campaign from the game’s first and second expansions.
The story took me 8 hours to finish, though I have to say I rushed it meaning I fought enemies only when it was required to progress and I also was overleved because to do the story you have to meet a specific NPC to get the three campaign quests and since I was so overwhelmed with the number of things you can do in the game it took me a few days to meet that NPC.
The story of Destiny 2 New Light which as I said includes the campaign from the base game plus the campaign from the first two expansions, is solid. It isn’t something that is amazing and it will leave you speechless nor is it something bad.
It’s good for what it is with a few funny interactions. For me, the story is good because it helps set up the things that happen in the game and the world of Destiny but it’s not something I am deeply invested in.
Maybe it’s because I didn’t play the first game so if you played the first game maybe you will have a different experience from me.
This is where Destiny 2 truly shines. Before I go into further detail I have to say I am not the type of person that loves FPS games. I rarely play fps games as you can see from my reviews. I generally prefer third-person games and if the game is a shooter then I prefer it to be third person.
I thought of trying Destiny 2 New Light because it was free and it had positive comments from gamers so I thought about giving it a try.
I really didn’t expect the game to be this fun. There are three classes in this game which are the Titan(the tanky class), the Hunter(the assassin class) and the Warlock(the mage class that can provide support).
Each of those classes have three subclasses and each of those subclasses has three subclasses (2 of them are available in New Light since the third subclass is available only in the Shadowkeep expansion).
The classes in the game feel different and unique in their playstyle and this is also the case for the guns. The game has a huge variety of guns for you to use and all of them feel different and you won’t feel like you use the same gun all the time even if it’s the same gun type.
Destiny 2 is an FPS RPG which means that you have to play the same kind of quests, again and again, to get better loot. I have played 57 hours till the moment I write this review and I have to say I don’t feel bored at all from the game. The game has so many things for you to do that you will never feel like you have nothing to do.
There are a ton of Quests, Adventures, Raids, Strikes and even if you finish all that you can also play some of them in more difficult modes that are really challenging and different kinds of enemies spawn on the higher difficulty modes.
I have played 57 hours and I still haven’t done a single Raid, but I still never felt like I had nothing to do. The main reason being that you have to find 5 more people to do a Raid and there is no matchmaking so I recommend entering an active clan.
The things that are most challenging in this game are the Raids and the Nightfall Strikes(Nightfall Strikes are the more challenging version of normal Strikes). Both of these require you to adapt your gear and have good cooperation with your team to succeed. This is where the game truly shines.
Besides the PvE content which will take hours upon hours to finish there is also the PvP content which in the game can be found in the Crucible. PvP also has competitive modes with rankings.
If you want a mix of both you can play in Gambit matches which have a mix of PvP and PvE.
The content on Destiny 2 New Light is truly huge and it will take at least 100 hours to begin to feel that you have done everything to a point where you don’t feel like doing them again and this is for those that can’t play the same game for a long period of months because for those people that like to experiment with builds the game is endless.
Destiny 2 requires a lot of grinding to reach the highest Power Level(it’s basically how strong your gear is) possible.
Finally, I will talk about the enemies that you will face in PvE. There are a lot of different types of enemies in the game and all of them have different patterns and attacks and appearance. You won’t feel like you face the same enemies over and over again.
The visuals of this game are top-notch for today’s standards. You won’t feel disappointed. Some of the locations that you will visit in the game will truly amaze you by how beautiful they are. There are a lot of different types of locations and environments that you will visit in the game and they all feel unique.
As for customization, there is a lot of it. There are different shaders that you can unlock as you play the game that will give different colors to your gear and vehicles. There a huge variety of colors so you definitely will find something you like.
Destiny 2 New Light is a great game. The gameplay is solid and fun, the visuals are some of the best you will find today in games, and there is a ton of content that is offered for free. If you like shooter games then I definitely recommend you give this game a chance.
My only problem with this game is that it doesn’t help you understand what you are supposed to do. It took me days to stumble upon the main campaign of the game. When I started it, it felt like I was bombarded with quests and very little explanation of what I had to do.
You will definitely have to research some things on the internet to understand how to do some quests/missions and how to build your character and generally learn what’s what.
General Rating: 9.1
That’s it for my review guys, I hope you liked it. If you liked the game leave a comment down below and tell me what you liked the most about this game. See ya in the next article.
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