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About halfway through the story now, some early impressions:
-Gunplay is pretty much the same as Destiny 1, which is a good thing. No pointless changes or gimmicks added, just a bit more refined. Movement feels a little slow, though.
-PvE is very easy. Enemies are varied with the exception of the Fallen who are fairly bland to fight and don't offer much variety. Fun but not particularly challenging.
-Plenty of cutscenes with actual characters in them, Dominus Ghaul seems like an alright villain
-Game feels less grindy, there are miny-story missions called Adventures in each Patrol Zone which can keep you occupied alongside the main story. Patrol zones now have actual maps that you can view which is very handy.
-Main story is an improvement too, pacing is much better than Destiny 1's missions and there are fewer firefight sections, thank god
-Game looks beautiful, soundtrack is just as good as the first game's
-Crucible is alright so far. The two modes I've played (Supremacy and Survival) are enjoyable enough. Shotguns seem a bit OP though but they're a power weapon now.
-Director is much improved; you now no longer have to go to orbit to go to other places

Overall, fairly solid so far. Basically Destiny 1 but much, much better.

This is great to hear. This is now on my radar again unless something comes up that changes these impressions.


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Are all the bosses still bullet sponges?


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Are all the bosses still bullet sponges?
Essentially, yes. Particularly in the story, but repeatable bosses in strikes and public events usually have mechanics involved which helps break up the fight. Don't get me wrong, they're still bullet sponges, but it helps eliminate some of the tedium.


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The music in this game is amazing. Really like the one in the beginning when you're outside Twilight Gap. Titan is creepy. That one mission that had you going to the Solarium. I was like Jesus, how deep does this place go? Headed to Nessus next. I'll play more tomorrow after work.


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Absolutely, Fedorekd told me there was an amazing line coming and he wasn't lying


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Absolutely, Fedorekd told me there was an amazing line coming and he wasn't lying

Wasn't Chris Schlerff supposed to be writing this game? Did he actually ok this?


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Absolutely, Fedorekd told me there was an amazing line coming and he wasn't lying

Wasn't Chris Schlerff supposed to be writing this game? Did he actually ok this?
It's like that iconic Halo 4 scene

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Cortana: Chief move! An Ancient Evil Awakens™!/spoiler]


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Absolutely, Fedorekd told me there was an amazing line coming and he wasn't lying

Wasn't Chris Schlerff supposed to be writing this game? Did he actually ok this?
It's like that iconic Halo 4 scene

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Cortana: Chief move! An Ancient Evil Awakens™!/spoiler]
Or the that magnifcent and tearjerking final scene before the credits
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Cortana: Welcome home, John. The Reclaimer Saga™ Begins


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On the ending...

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I didn't watch it, but saw someone post it. I would've liked to of been surprised by that, but oh well. I'm assuming that they are "The Darkness" From reading The Books of Sorrow we know The Traveler and The Darkness are billions of years old. Oryx has been wiping countless civilizations out for billions of years. No telling how much longer The Darkness has been around before him. I think it's safe to assume The Darkness is just an evil, very old, very advanced alien race. And another advanced race may have built The Traveler just to gift other civilizations power in the hopes of defeating them.



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On the ending...

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I didn't watch it, but saw someone post it. I would've liked to of been surprised by that, but oh well. I'm assuming that they are "The Darkness" From reading The Books of Sorrow we know The Traveler and The Darkness are billions of years old. Oryx has been wiping countless civilizations out for billions of years. No telling how much longer The Darkness has been around before him. I think it's safe to assume The Darkness is just an evil, very old, very advanced alien race. And another advanced race may have built The Traveler just to gift other civilizations power in the hopes of defeating them.


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I wish a mission had us help the leviathan eat Oryx's corpse so that BUNGiE couldn't ever recycle him again.

I swear if the story involves hive getting my Touch of Malice and using it to necro Oryx, I'm going to go to BUNGiE HQ in person and take a sledgehammer to Luke Smith's kneecaps


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Are all the bosses still bullet sponges?
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On the ending...

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I didn't watch it, but saw someone post it. I would've liked to of been surprised by that, but oh well. I'm assuming that they are "The Darkness" From reading The Books of Sorrow we know The Traveler and The Darkness are billions of years old. Oryx has been wiping countless civilizations out for billions of years. No telling how much longer The Darkness has been around before him. I think it's safe to assume The Darkness is just an evil, very old, very advanced alien race. And another advanced race may have built The Traveler just to gift other civilizations power in the hopes of defeating them.


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I wish a mission had us help the leviathan eat Oryx's corpse so that BUNGiE couldn't ever recycle him again.

I swear if the story involves hive getting my Touch of Malice and using it to necro Oryx, I'm going to go to BUNGiE HQ in person and take a sledgehammer to Luke Smith's kneecaps
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I've heard Oryx's sister mentioned a lot. There's even a strike with her name in it. IIRC they went their separate ways. She could be nearly as powerful as Oryx, or more now. There was also a statue in the dreadnaught naming someone called Noxris. There's definitely more to come with the Hive. Though not in the first two expansions at least. Considering they're the only enemies who actually serve the darkness we may have to wait till D3.


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On the ending...

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I didn't watch it, but saw someone post it. I would've liked to of been surprised by that, but oh well. I'm assuming that they are "The Darkness" From reading The Books of Sorrow we know The Traveler and The Darkness are billions of years old. Oryx has been wiping countless civilizations out for billions of years. No telling how much longer The Darkness has been around before him. I think it's safe to assume The Darkness is just an evil, very old, very advanced alien race. And another advanced race may have built The Traveler just to gift other civilizations power in the hopes of defeating them.


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I wish a mission had us help the leviathan eat Oryx's corpse so that BUNGiE couldn't ever recycle him again.

I swear if the story involves hive getting my Touch of Malice and using it to necro Oryx, I'm going to go to BUNGiE HQ in person and take a sledgehammer to Luke Smith's kneecaps
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I've heard Oryx's sister mentioned a lot. There's even a strike with her name in it. IIRC they went their separate ways. She could be nearly as powerful as Oryx, or more now. There was also a statue in the dreadnaught naming someone called Noxris. There's definitely more to come with the Hive. Though not in the first two expansions at least. Considering they're the only enemies who actually serve the darkness we may have to wait till D3.
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Yeah, they're totally setting up Savathun. Feels like they have ever since they introduced Malok, since he was thrall or something spawned from her that was taken by Oryx
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I'll try the game out tomorrow I guess


 
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Destiny 2 has a better Halo campaign than Halo 4 or 5.


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Destiny 2 has a better Halo campaign than Halo 5.

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>they're all buying it anyway

woah, how unexpected


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>they're all buying it anyway

woah, how unexpected
I got it for free, so I might as well play it


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Destiny 2 has a better Halo campaign than Halo 4 or 5.

That's setting a pretty low bar.


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Are bosses still boring bullet sponges?


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I like how they somehow wrote the only good character from Halo 5 into Destiny 2 as well


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The Nightfall in this game is pretty stressful with the timer shit. Frustrating at first, but once you get the hang of it and start coordinating it's a lot of fun.


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The Nightfall in this game is pretty stressful with the timer shit. Frustrating at first, but once you get the hang of it and start coordinating it's a lot of fun.

The nightfall timer was actually introduced back in the  Age of Triumph event. I don't know if they changed it but there it wasn't so bad once you were close to or at the highest level.


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The Nightfall in this game is pretty stressful with the timer shit. Frustrating at first, but once you get the hang of it and start coordinating it's a lot of fun.

The nightfall timer was actually introduced back in the  Age of Triumph event. I don't know if they changed it but there it wasn't so bad once you were close to or at the highest level.
The current nightfall in d2 starts you with 13 minutes and returns you to orbit if it hits zero, and you gain time by killing enemies. Not sure if I can solo this