Destiny 2, As Told By Steam Reviews

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It’s not every day that a series with as much legacy and history as Destiny suddenly orbital-drops onto Steam. This has resulted in a horde of Desti-neophytes rushing to see what all the fuss is about. Are they enjoying diving into the deep end of Bungie’s loot ocean of a game, though? Yes and no.

At this point in its life cycle, Destiny 2 is obstinately, maximally itself. This means heaps of lore, stats, currencies, and activities that can lead to a pretty overwhelming experience for newcomers. While many longtime Destiny 2 players are just happy to finally have their favorite shooter-MMO hybrid on Steam, some new players have expressed confusion and even rage over all the things they have to come to grips with upon starting the game. Also, Warframe fans have decided to turn Destiny 2's arrival on Steam into some weird tribalistic showdown between two free games that everybody can enjoy? It’s the internet, so I guess I’m not sure what else I was expecting.

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DISCUSSION

I’ve never played the original game, or this game, but was curious when it hit Steam for free. I downloaded it, and like the others that were new to the game, I felt COMPLETELY and utterly lost. Had to research online just how to start the campaign, and even then, it doesn’t really feel like I’m getting ANY of the story after completing a bunch of the so-called “story quests”... The graphics are really good, on par with any current-gen AAA title, the game play feels really solid and really well thought out, but now even after about 10+ hours into the game, I’m still completely lost as to what is going on, why, and even to who the enemies I’m gunning down are or what they ever did... I dunno, seems like they really didn’t do anything at all to try and welcome new players into the game that has “hundreds of hours of lore and story” when you can’t find or don’t know how to start any of it, and the bits that you do manage to stumble through and find, don’t fill in any of the gaps, and you feel like you’er right back to where you started... I dunno, seems like a cool game... for those who’ve already invested hundreds of hours into it, but it’s a complete turn-off for brand-new players... me being one of them, Guess back to BL3 then....