Destiny 2: Lightfall Review
Destiny 2: Lightfall is the latest addition to this popular MMORPG game which was created by Bungie. But the new content that was added marks the thrilling end of the game’s story, which began in 2014. In other words, an almost 10-years journey will end with this update. Here’s a short Lightfall review.
Surprisingly, the expansion raised many more questions than an answer to the previous ones. We would say it’s acceptable because our adventure is yet to be finished.
Although you can predict the story of some parts, the gameplay is still enjoyable and fun. Now, let’s look at the main features in Destiny 2’s Lightfall review.
What are the improvements and new features of Destiny 2: Lightfall?
The new Filament subclass
The new Filament subclass gives characters new skills and a new way to play. It’s a fun choice that gets stronger as it’s used, with attacks that can take out more than one enemy at once. The subclass also gives bonuses that can be added to the power of an artifact.
A new planet, Neptune
The game now includes Neptune, a new planet. It has a city to explore that looks like a mix of neon and cyberpunk. There are beautiful places to visit and fun missions and events to take part in, even though it has no people.
Equipment system (Loadouts)
With the new Loadouts system, players can save sets of gear for each subclass and easily switch between them while playing. We can access this feature through the character menu, making it easy for players who like to switch between original powers and skill sets.
Guardian Ranks is a number between 1 and 11 that tells you which players are the most experienced and which ones are new. We can use these rankings as a guide for things like the seasonal artifact Nightfall and to figure out who knows more about the game and who doesn’t.
This feature will surely help more experienced players, less experienced ones, and so on.
New characters and missions
The new planet also brings new missions to explore, such as heists, public events, exotic items, etc. The new world looks pretty cool, and you can do targeted quests to earn thread currency, which can buy new skills for the new subclass.
You can also meet and get to know some pretty cool characters. One of them is obviously transgender, which is a fabulous addition to a game that is played all over the world.
The issues or problems with Destiny 2: Lightfall
There are a few missions to complete the main campaign—concise content. Also, the script is a slight draw.
This makes the game time to complete the main story somewhat short, which can be disappointing considering the price of the expansion worldwide.
Little explored characters
The new characters need to be explored appropriately, mainly because they need more space in the narrative. Time is short, the campaign seems fast, and everything appears quickly.
A story that does not answer much
The narrative presents a series of conflicts but does not answer anything.
On the contrary, it adds a lot of questions. Some might have expected more conclusions here, but that wasn’t the developer’s decision.
At least not at this moment. We hope that in the near future, this can be resolved more consistently and satisfactorily.
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My main concern is that the story doesn’t fill the craving that I need. Bungie gave little attention to the story as they did to the gameplay. Something this trivial will only bother a few players like me who love to enjoy the story while playing.
Oh boy, Bungie made the game so much fun in terms of gameplay. They know many people play Destiny 2 just for the absurd enjoyment which is provided to players in an addictive and progressive way. They nailed it in this regard.
As a loot-and-shoot, the game’s main elements are very well polished. The gameplay is excellent, and it got even more fun with the new additions to this campaign. The game is dynamic and allows a wide variety of powers, missions, events, and items to be unlocked.
Best Expansion in Destiny 2
Indispensable for fans and anyone who plays Destiny 2 continuously but dispensable for those who have yet to try the other game expansions. In my opinion, the trophy for the best expansion of Destiny 2 is still in the hands of the expansion “The Witch Queen“, which so far is the best expansion–in terms of story and content.
Destiny 2: Lightfall will deliver an exciting and worthy game experience if you care little about the narrative. And there will be no regrets. Despite the somewhat hefty price, the content delivers enough elements to be a good expansion but not an excellent one.
My Rating (3)
If you are interested about the expansion after my Destiny 2: Lightfall review then visit the official site. Here’s the Destiny 2: Lightfall Strand Trailer.
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