In this new expansion for Destiny, various changes have been made but few stay the same. Changes included are small things like more vault space to major changes like new voice actor for Ghost (Nolan North). With mechanic of level up being revamped where you spend more time with your character, you will get higher level. Fans of year one Destiny will be happy the new changes that come with this expansion. While newcomer who are interested in Destiny, this is the right time to join in and enjoy one of the best first-person shooters for this generation.
It’s too long to just list all changes new in this expansion; I will list the most important changes and additions that newcomers and fans will love. toward. First off, you can skip cutscenes now with all missions (old and new), although this sometimes result in black loading screen. Second, old leveling system has been replaced with a new massively better level up system and easier too. Instead of being gated or force to do end game contents like Raids, Prison of Elders or Trial of Osiris, you could do anything ranging from patrol to doing Strikes and they will drop engrams that you could decode into gears and weapons that are around the same light level as you (which will help you get higher light level gradually).
All legendary gears or weapons that you like, you could dismantle rare items level (that have higher attack power, defense power) to make it stronger. There is a quest page that adds in the hud menu of your character. These quests that the game gives you in the quest page are often guideline to what your next objective is. These quests will either lead you to your next mission or it lead to an objective; where at the end of the quest line, you will receive an exotic weapon. Armsday also introduces, every Wednesday, the gunsmith will give out guns for you to tests. After testing each gun, you will earn reputation with the gunsmith. Which in turn once you reach level one with him, you will have an option to buy a voucher forthe next Armsday comes around, and you could turn it in for a legendary gun. At higher level you could buy multiple vouchers and also open to quests that lead to exotic guns.
The Taken King Content
Like former downloadable content, this includes a new story with new cinematic scenes that are easier to follow. In the story there are new enemies to battle that are unique but of the same old enemies with a Taken twist. With new raid where Destiny Raid’s veteran feel at home while newcomers will find it challenging with lots of teamwork necessary to pull through. There are various secrets for gamers to discover. Several new strikes and revise of old ones by Bungie, s are now more enjoyable and less of bullet spraying.
Crucible (PvP) has new changes in its own way with two new modes into Taken King and several new maps. Mayhem will force you to fight against other players with significantly fast charge rate of your abilities and super. While Rift is more like capture the flag, where an orb form in a specific place of the map, you and your team have to get it and bring it to enemies team spawn point. New maps are enjoyable that offer both long range and close range combat for those who want to snipe or shotgun.
For those who are new to Crucible, Bungie have weapons buffs/nerfs in year Two. Hand Cannon have been nerf enough that barely anyone using it in PvP for year two and shotgun still reign supreme in almost all of the maps (most maps are favor in close combat) are all you need to know. Now with this new Crucible bounty system where if you complete bounties (after complete a quest from Lord Shaxx, he will give out the bounties which is separate from normal Crucible bounties) every day for the whole week, you will have a chance to get exotic reward (I haven’t test this since I am not a PvP person and only known about this through Bungie Twitch stream). There are two events that usually happen each month that cater toward anyone who like to play PvP more than PvE called Iron Banner and Trial of Osiris. These two events where your light level (your average gears and weapons combine) is matter; because if you are too low level, you couldn’t damage your opponent and probably die in one hit. They may reward you with gears/weapons with unique look and have same light level as Raid gears and weapons.
With all small and huge changes Bungie has made, this is the complete package for newcomers to join the world of Destiny. This game that will keep people coming back for more loots, shooting, or just spending an enjoyable time together with friends online. Despise a few problems like the need to grind for a long time to get to higher level and random chances of getting the gear you need it is still a blast to play. Then most MMORPG are like that and provide hours of great play sessions. I would rate this version of Destiny as fantastic. Thoughts on the game or review let me know in the comments below and be enter for a chance to win $10 with the # of your prefer platform to buy a few new emotes. Winner will be announced tomorrow on Christmas Day at 5pm.
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Developer: Bungie Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.
For Animated Blood, Violence
Released On: August 25, 2015 Platforms: PS3,PS4, X360, X1
Players: 1 Network Player: 1 – 12 Price: $60