Mon. Jun 21st, 2021

the Torch

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Video Game Of the Week

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Destiny 2

Developed by Bungie and published by Activision, Destiny 2 is a first-person shooter game that incorporates role-playing and massively multiplayer online game (MMO) elements. Released for Playstation 4 and Xbox One on Sept. 5th 2017. Soon to be released for Microsoft Windows Oct. 24th 2017. The price range for the game is about $60, Plus with the expansion packs it would be $80.


What does Destiny 2 feature?

Destiny 2 features a more optimal way of matchmaking than the original one did. It’s called “Guided Games”, which it obviously allows players to search for clans who may need more players for strikes or raids. Like the original, activities in Destiny 2 are divided among player versus environment (PvE) and player versus player (PvP) game types. The original Destiny’s Crucible featured six-versus-six and three-versus-three game modes, as well as a limited time two-versus-two mode. In Destiny 2, all game modes are four-versus-four as Bungie shifted their focus to smaller teams for competitive multiplayer and better map design. Like the original, player statistics are balanced between players in Crucible game modes.


Decide whether you’ll play as a Warlock (space wizard), Hunter (rogue), Titan (Spartan in everything but name) or import your character from the original Destiny, you jump straight into a firefight with invading aliens, known as the Cabal, who are invading Earth. The last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.


IGN rates Destiny 2 an 8.5. They said “Destiny 2’s excellent co-op and competitive shooting, rewarding loot, and strong social elements will keep us playing.” rates Destiny 2 a 9/10. They say Destiny 2 is one of the most enjoyable games I’ve played this year, and it does well to tackle one of the biggest issues I had with the original. Featuring a stellar, albeit easy, single-player campaign, excellent combat and class mechanics, and the most enjoyable cooperative multiplayer I’ve seen in a shooter since Gears of War 4, Destiny 2 is a must-have game.

Gameinformers GI rating for Destiny 2 is a 9. They say “Destiny 2 is a massive and rewarding game that offers the potential for hundreds of hours of fun and discovery with friends.” “Many streamlining choices welcome a new crop of Guardians into the mix, but also make this game more playable and understandable for even returning players.”


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