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  • Summary: With 2 brand-new destinations to explore, and new weapons, armour and Supers to acquire, Forsaken takes players on an epic journey into the wild frontiers of our solar system where the lines between justice and revenge are blurred. Forsaken also features an all-new competitive andWith 2 brand-new destinations to explore, and new weapons, armour and Supers to acquire, Forsaken takes players on an epic journey into the wild frontiers of our solar system where the lines between justice and revenge are blurred. Forsaken also features an all-new competitive and collaborative endgame activity, called Gambit. A first-of-its kind for Destiny, Gambit is a new, hybrid 4v4 mode that merges both PvE and PvP experiences into an epic battle. This entirely new way to play Destiny 2 offers something for all types of gamers to enjoy, appealing to those who thrive on the competitive challenge of PvP gameplay, while seamlessly blending the collaborative and unpredictable elements of PvE. [Bungie] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 17, 2018
    95
    Bungie has delivered an experience that, down to the last bullet, is truly satisfying.
  2. Sep 17, 2018
    90
    Long story short, Destiny 2 - Forsaken delivers the ultimate Destiny experience. Its few QoL and balance flaws won't stop you from enjoying a couple of gorgeous and well-crafted new areas, as well as a dark, immersive story and a game-changing new raid. Probably your best chance to come back and stick around for months, maybe years.
  3. Sep 18, 2018
    90
    By far the best expansion Bungie has released to date.
  4. Sep 14, 2018
    85
    Even though the campaign is short, the story is thrilling and prepares the players for some interesting upcoming events. Thanks to two new areas, a new raid, and the brand new Gambit mode, Destiny 2 earns a better handled expansion.
  5. Sep 30, 2018
    80
    For the average player, this expansion has a much longer tail than previous iterations of Destiny 2. The variety and flexibility of activities established in the base game still work to make grinding a good time, and Gambit adds a consistently entertaining mode to the roster. The endgame, while difficult to reach, is also where the most satisfaction can be found.
  6. Sep 10, 2018
    80
    With a darker, more nuanced story, loads of activities, and clever tweaks to its core systems, Forsaken vastly improves the quality, quantity, and structure of content in Destiny 2. It's expensive, especially if you don't own the base game, and it could still peter out if the raid is bad or the DLC is as poor as it was last year. But as of now, Destiny is officially fun again.
  7. 60
    Destiny 2 Forsaken is a whole new game, a whole lot of game, but it’s also the exact same game. It's "fun" – Destiny always was – but it's a loop of endlessly increasing numbers and loot and numbers and loot and more numbers and not enough numbers and I just don't know why I'm doing it anymore.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 31
  2. Negative: 9 out of 31
  1. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    Let me start by saying I'm a D1 Veteran and had over 3000+ hours in the game. I thought Destiny 2 was done with until I had seen the ForsakenLet me start by saying I'm a D1 Veteran and had over 3000+ hours in the game. I thought Destiny 2 was done with until I had seen the Forsaken Trailer I had hope. Anybody who thought Destiny was done with I highly recommend returning back. This DLC has everything Destiny 2 needed I'm more than happy to se one the of the title's I like so much go in the right direction. Forsaken has the perfect blend of story and secrets. I love the lore behind the dreaming city and the new additions to the games arsenal. I'm really looking forward to the future of the game. Good work Bungie. Also, I really just wanted Uldren dead :D. Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    10
    Forsaken is what the game needed. There's so much stuff to do, every day I have a reason to log-in. If you liked Destiny (1), you'll love Forsaken.
  3. Sep 4, 2018
    10
    Thought id never come back but was proven wrong with this beautiful love letter of an expansion to everything that makes the community enjoy destiny
  4. Sep 5, 2018
    8
    The expansion is good and rekindles my interest. All the changes are good. People dont seem to understand the work that goes into triple AThe expansion is good and rekindles my interest. All the changes are good. People dont seem to understand the work that goes into triple A titles. DLC takes a lot of people and time to finish, so logically it costs something. If you are broke i could see why you are angry but from an objective POV this expansion is the best yet, much better than the the first two DLC. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2018
    7
    Preface: I've played Destiny 2 on PC since Beta. I have raided all 3 wings, including Prestige Raids through the base version, Curse ofPreface: I've played Destiny 2 on PC since Beta. I have raided all 3 wings, including Prestige Raids through the base version, Curse of Osiris, and Warmind.

    Forsaken: It's a step in the right direction. I've currently completed the Last Wish raid, reset my Gambit rank, and absorbed all the new content as of 10/2018. Random perks on gear make you chase for best roll versions of your favorite items. The campaign is much better and more interesting than all previous Destiny 2 content. What plagues Destiny 2: Forsaken is that we have seen deeper, more compelling iterations of its game systems in other looter titles like Diablo and Warframe.
    Additionally, all gear prior to Forsaken is now worthless, having been arbitrarily excluded from the new loot tables. As a result, you end up with endless copies of the same items (Edge Transit). You're also sent back to previous zones for bounties that end up being dull gameplay because every last bit of loot you get from those zones isn't subject to the new item structure. It's a very half-baked affair.

    Suggestions:
    - expanded loot tables
    - all items redeemable via collections at an appropriate cost
    - augmented perk/traits for armor/weapons
    - expanded mod stats
    - the reduced drop rate for exotics is excellent, but you need drop protection from duplicates
    - bounties need more compelling rewards, see previous suggestions
    - either put in a transmogrification system for gear or update previous gear to the new loot table.
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  6. Dec 2, 2018
    5
    Art, Design and Sound Team are doing a real great job. The universe also feels big and untapped. That's about all I can say about what's GoodArt, Design and Sound Team are doing a real great job. The universe also feels big and untapped. That's about all I can say about what's Good in Destiny 2.
    The game selling point was Story. Destiny 2 on release day was done in 8h on average for 60 bucks (1 year later it's free ~).
    One year and a half later, 2 dlcs and 1 extension later. For 40 bucks more you get 8 more hours of Story. Kinda disappointing for a Story-driven game. Way too much in-build "movies". Most of the game I feel more like a spectator than actor of this game. Being mute for all of the game except for 5 sentences in Forsaken reinforce that.
    And not a lot happens in those 16h in average. It takes less than an hour to get back the "Light" which apparently Story wise was dramatic. Characters development (for the characters involved in the story, not only the MC) is close to nonexistant.
    The maps are big, but empty for most part (Sparrow (vehicle) unlocked after finishing the base campaign (so 8h) feels cheap)).
    Not enough variety in game-play : No vehicles where you can rampage around. No spatial fights. Too few enemies (in variety and presence in the map). "Supers" feel underwhelming (in a Hero way) for me. Cool-downs are long, abilities aren't interactive. I still don't understand why we can't wear more than 1 Exotic at the time.. As a PvE grinding game, "breaking" the game is what i relish in.

    Overall a decent game. But i can't really recommend it when there's a lot more interesting games available. The whole pricing of Destiny 2 is a joke too. I just hope that Forsaken will make Bungie goes toward a more richer game, so that when an eventual Sequel pops out i'll try it out - when it will be free.
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  7. Dec 5, 2018
    0
    Boring grindfest, stay away. Especially from the annual pass, which is only for people that no-life the game.

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