Guardians, it’s time to return to the world of Bungie’s flagship shooter, Destiny.
At E3, Adam Herr & I got some hands on time with Destiny 2, the follow-up to 2014’s popular sprawling new shared world shooter. Our time with the game took us to the Crucible, the game’s online multiplayer experience akin to Halo or Call of Duty. We received the Playstation 4 experience.
The match was 4v4 and objective based. The way the game played out, it was essentially Search & Destroy from Call of Duty, but with Destiny skins. Our objective was to find the other team’s base, set charges, and defend it until they detonated and destroyed the base. The team that was able to achieve this first won the match.
Destiny 2 feels very much like its predecessor, but somehow the game is even tighter. The gun mechanics feel as good as any shooter out there, be it first person or third. As the mechanics are the same, the core gameplay experience appears to be seamless from the first game to the second. Though there’s a low barrier to entry, there’s certainly a higher bar that must be attained in order to be competitive. I’m personally hoping that the Destiny 2 doesn’t face the same server and connection issues that plagued the first entry back at release.
Bungie took the approach “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and for that, I am thankful. It didn’t need a major overhaul, nor anything groundbreaking; it only needed the slightest of tweaks. Destiny is a major franchise in gaming and appears as if it will be here for years to come. Next up, we’ll be reporting on single player story news and gameplay as it surfaces. Here’s to hoping that Destiny 2 is the game we all thought the original Destiny would be.
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