For those of you who have played the first destiny, prepare to have your minds blown. I had gotten this game on launch day because I figured might as well, I had enjoyed the first game somewhat and figured this would be as good, but my word was I delightfully surprised. In most ways it is the same game however they have changed the weapon system, you can now have what was a primary weapon as both your primary and secondary weapon as the three weapons are now classed as Kinetic, Energy and Power weapons. Kinetic Weapons are your standard fire arm and is either an Auto Rifle, Pulse Rifle, Scout Rifle, Hand cannon or Sidearm. Energy weapons are Primary weapons but either deal Solar, Arc or Void Damage. And Power weapons are your Rocket Launcher, and Now Sniper Rifles, Shotguns, Grenade launchers which are new to the series, Fusion rifles and Swords.
Destiny 2, like the previous game, requires an internet connection as it is an online Multiplayer game. you can play through the main campaign solo, but I would recommend going with team mates to save you a world of frustration.
In Destiny 2 it is now easier to get more powerful weapons and armor than in the previous game, as before you had to collect vanguard tokens which you were limited to a quota per week as well as rank up with the various factions. In Destiny 2 you collect tokens by looting chest, completing lost sectors, public events and strikes, there is no limit or quota on the amount or tokens you can collect, all you do is take the tokens to the respective vendor and redeem a minimum of twenty tokens to receive a legendary engram which gives you random armor and weapons that increase in damage and level as you collect more. It is also a lot easier to find Exotic and legendary engrams as you go about patrols and looting chests and lost sectors as well as completing in the strikes and public events, and just killing enemies. A new feature they have added is bright engrams, after reaching level 20 you unlock one and must go to Tess Everest to get it decoded, this in turn gets you cool items such as armor and weapon shaders, new ships and sparrows and emotes.
However not is all as it seems as the game has become more accommodating to the casual player rather than the Hardcore gamer. I’ve been told by friends that there was talk of a system where if you already had an item you received from one of the vendors than you would be given an armor or weapon that you had not received yet however that is not the case, also the competitive aspects from the strike playlist in the first destiny was not carried over for destiny 2.
In conclusion, while I may love this new game and don’t have a lot of bad things to say about it, that is not the case for others, however I do recommend it as it was good fun to play with friends and a pretty good first-person shooter.