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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]

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  1. Sep 24, 2018
    90
    Destiny 2: Forsaken is Destiny at its best. Many of the systems that players loved from the original have returned, and many features from Destiny 2 have been refined. If Bungie continues to produce expansions like this then Destiny will certainly last for ten years as promised.
  2. Sep 18, 2018
    90
    Destiny 2: Forsaken is shooting and looting at it's best. Taking down Uldren and conquering the Dreaming City is an absolute blast. And with the changes and additions to the sandbox, there are more ways to be a badass than we've ever seen before. Destiny is back, baby. And this time it's in it for the long haul.
  3. Sep 19, 2018
    90
    This update not only has improved Destiny 2 for those buying the expansion, but also for all players, regardless of the version they own.
  4. Sep 7, 2018
    85
    The Forsaken puts Destiny 2 into the good path again bringing an interesting story and some good ideas to the mix, plus fixing some of the game's mistakes.
  5. Oct 29, 2018
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Sep 11, 2018
    85
    In the grand scheme of things, if you can afford it, Destiny 2 is now easily the best shooter on the market. I absolutely love where Destiny 2 is now, and hope the Forsaken expansion is a glimpse at things to come.
  7. Sep 9, 2018
    80
    Right now Forsaken seems to be taking Destiny in the right direction, giving us that killer combination of Halo and Diablo that we’ve always wanted.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Sep 11, 2018
    10
    le doy un 10 por los estúpidos que han dado un 0. Esta expansión es posiblemente la mejor hasta la fecha, trae la típica historia quele doy un 10 por los estúpidos que han dado un 0. Esta expansión es posiblemente la mejor hasta la fecha, trae la típica historia que realmente da un poquete igual pero luego llega lo bueno con la ciudad onirica que es básicamente un postgame larguísimo y lleno de secretos
  2. Sep 5, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I really enjoyed the game unlike most people, and knowing Cayde-6 as one of the more fun characters to be around it sucked to see him go, but the ending made up for all of it. You end Uldren the same way he ended Cayde and that's the most satisfying part about this dlc.
  3. Sep 9, 2018
    10
    Simply breath-taking. It's an amazing expansion and it breaks me to see that 90% of the negative reviews are from people who want to hate onSimply breath-taking. It's an amazing expansion and it breaks me to see that 90% of the negative reviews are from people who want to hate on Activision or haven't even played the campaign yet. The Narrative is unlike anything we have previously seen on destiny, the feel of the came is crisp (the new weapon system and TTK changes make sure of that), and for the first time in destiny history, there is a pvp-PvE mode. Just because Bungie made massive screw-ups (the curse of the disappointment and a less disappointing Warmind) we need to remember that they orchestrated one of the greatest franchise of video game history Halo. Let's not forget that they also made The Taken King, which it is seen and Destiny 1's savior. What I am trying to say is that Bungie is capable of creating an iconic and Forsaken is nothing short of a masterpiece. Oh, and for those oblivious who say that the expansion is overpriced and that you have to pay 150$ if you haven't got the expansions, there is a bundle that you can buy for sixty bucks that include Destiny 2, Curse of Osiris, Warmind, and Forsaken. In my opinion, that IS worth the sixty dollars. Take a look at the taken king. It was also 40$ and only included 16-18 GB of content. Forsaken is ALSO 40$ and it has 47 GB OF CONTENT. That is almost enough to make Forsaken a stand-alone game. Therefore, be happy that you got a full game worth's of story, content, lore, equipment, and exotics for just 60 bucks.
  4. Sep 13, 2018
    9
    After about a 4 month hiatus from Destiny 2 because Osiris sucked so much, I was pleasantly surprised by this DLC. Like most AAA companies,After about a 4 month hiatus from Destiny 2 because Osiris sucked so much, I was pleasantly surprised by this DLC. Like most AAA companies, they promise this and that and don't typically deliver on every "promise". Most of them are met in Forsaken. The story itself took me roughly 6-8 hours to complete because I had to keep grinding to up my power level to take on the next baron.

    With that, every baron is unique in their own way which entails for thrilling boss fights. Sadly though, at the right power level, you can end them quickly with your super. Hopefully Bungie follows what they did in Forsaken for future DLC's so we never have to endure Osiris again. Also hoping they kill off the rest of the vanguard because I can't stand Ikora and I hate Zu Zu Vala. Operation Piccolo is no longer a go.

    Overall, I'm very impressed with what Forsaken has done and introduced for the future of Destiny. The only downfall is that I wish we got a lot more new/unique gear other than year 1 re-skins.
  5. Oct 25, 2018
    8
    Forsaken is the latest installment in Bungie’s looter shooter Destiny 2. The story takes Guardians to darker shores, different from theForsaken is the latest installment in Bungie’s looter shooter Destiny 2. The story takes Guardians to darker shores, different from the sparkling, shining, virtuous tower we have come to know. If you are looking to avoid spoilers, click the X in the top right of your browser now. The first mission, is incredible. Our Guardian interacts with two different NPC’s throughout the mission, and the writing and cutscenes are some of the best they have ever done, and that is just in the first mission. There is real joy in Cayde-6, as he runs around restoring order to the Prison of Elders. He runs around the level with you. This is something that has been missing from most of Destiny’s content; interaction from the world we run through.

    Death of a Hero
    To the writer’s, and Nolan North’s credit, Cayde is Cayde until the end. (Nolan North replaced Nathan Fillion for Forsaken) Side note: There is a very real difference between Nolan North’s Cayde-6 and Nathan Fillion’s Cayde-6. The most accurate way to describe it, is that Fillion was playing Cayde, and North was playing Nathan Fillion. Fillion did leave some very large shoes to fill.

    The death of Cayde-6 was heart wrenching, and left me with a sense of loss. Throughout Destiny and Destiny 2, there has been one character that just shines, and that’s Cayde-6. When Bungie revealed his death at E3, the community was in upheaval. People who hadn’t played Destiny in months were swearing vengeance upon Uldren. This was something Bungie needed to do. They needed to get the community to become emotionally invested in their game again, and the only way to do that, was to kill the character most Guardians loved.

    The Tangled Shore
    The Tangled Shore is one of the new areas for players to experience. It’s large and full of activities. The space is designed differently from all the other playable spaces in any Destiny content. The developers at Bungie talked relentlessly about making the game feel desperate and gritty, and the Tangled Shore does that very well. It’s not a pretty space, but one that is worth exploring every inch of. Each corner of the map is slightly different than the other area, not always aesthetically, but with the enemies that are there and some of the accents. One of the more intriguing spaces is the Jetsam of Saturn, which includes wreckage from the battle that happens at the beginning of the Taken King. There’s a crashed Hive dreadnought in the area, and it brings some nostalgia with it. Running around the Tangled Shore feels like a space western; the characters, the scenery, and the voice acting all combine to make this a good experience.

    The Dreaming City
    The Tangled Shore is great. The Dreaming City is easily one of the most beautiful gaming spaces I have ever visited. If one is looking for comparisons, it feels like a Rivendell in space. The sky boxes are gorgeous, and there’s something to see in every direction. The first time you visit, you are surrounded by fog. As you venture forward, things become visible, and it’s breathtaking. My first adventure was to help Petra take back the Dreaming City, and speak to Mara Sov. Once this objective was completed, I was free to roam the area; and roam it I did. There are so many corners to explore, so many doors that won’t open. Areas that seem to be unreachable, are, if you have the right tincture. Explore this area, there are so many more secret things to find. The Dreaming City will change on Friday, as Bungie has stated that when the raid, Last Wish, launches, things are going to change. While I won’t be in the running for World’s First, I will be running around to see what is new.

    Verdict
    Destiny 2: Forsaken is worth the price of admission. While we have only reviewed the story here, there’s much more to explore. The story is one of those parts that makes this a great DLC from Bungie. There are missions and cinematics. Each Baron is their own mini adventure mission. The story does not drag on, and is challenging especially in the first play through. The Barons are unique, with personalities ranging from insanity to religious fervor; each fight is different. There is humanity in the Baron’s leader though. As you fight the leader of the Barons, The Fanatic, he tears through the facade of Light an goodness that the Guardians stand for. He taunts us with the words, “You enjoyed killing my friends!” and even our Ghost isn’t sure of our motives in the end.

    As I mentioned before, this is something that was sorely lacking in Destiny’s story. Humanity. Feeling. The lore has returned. Context can be found in the Grimoire again. For the first time, in some time, Destiny is headed in the right direction. Want to see the story for yourself? Playlist here. 8/10 and the second and third play throughs are good too.

    Review by KleeWee from the Mulehorn Gaming crew.
  6. Sep 28, 2018
    5
    Destiny 2: Forsaken was an impulse buy for me. Wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it, but I can say that ultimately I did.

    Destiny 2 has set the bar
    Destiny 2: Forsaken was an impulse buy for me. Wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it, but I can say that ultimately I did.

    Destiny 2 has set the bar very low for DLC; Curse of Osiris and Warmind, to put it lightly, sucked. Bungie doesn't seem to understand how to tell the story of Destiny's universe without excessively long exposition and a stack of cards that give you the really juicy stuff, but nobody's actually going to want to read.

    Story was nothing to be amazed at. I felt that the driving forces behind the story were ultimately hollow, and didn't ring true for a majority of the enemies fought. Speaking of enemies, the Scorn are a very welcome addition, the first enemy type that ISN'T A COPY FROM THE BASE GAME OF DESTINY 1. They are a real pain to defeat, though, and I feel like the faction really ups the ante from any of the other five.

    The new areas feel far more barren than other Destiny 2 areas, and that's saying something. Destiny has plenty of barren areas. Somehow, Bungie managed to one-up themselves in the worst way in that sense. Missions are still long, tedious and repetitive, and I'm sure this review sounds hopelessly negative.

    There are, of course, positives. Your light level rises rapidly throughout the DLC, giving you a sense of accomplishment at every turn, and I can say that Destiny 2 hit it out of the park with the addition of Gambit, which is the most fun I've had with Destiny, period. The price point is a bit of an issue, and I hope they fix that soon, but overall, it is an enjoyable experience. Would I recommend it over most other RPG shooters? No. Go play Borderlands if you want a loot-based shooter, it's superior in every way. But is it serviceable, and a positive addition to the base game of Destiny 2? Yes. The price is far too high, but should it go on sale or drop in any way, pick this up. It will provide you numerous hours of entertainment, until you finally realize Bungie doesn't know how to do a post-game grind whatsoever.
  7. Sep 25, 2018
    0
    This is the reason why gaming is being ruined nowadays. So Destiny 2 launched as some of the biggest s*** ever made in Video gaming history. IThis is the reason why gaming is being ruined nowadays. So Destiny 2 launched as some of the biggest s*** ever made in Video gaming history. I bought it at launch and sold it away within 4 days(NO JOKE). So let me explain what was so wrong with that game and what is wrong with this game. So Destiny 2 was supposed to be a massive revolution and was suppose to have an excellent story. The developers said something like, but not exactly, there will be so much story in Destiny 2 you will go crazy. Absolutely true BUNGIE. This game had so much s*** story it'll make you go crazy. On top of that, the microtransaction system was made to make you spend money. At this point, I have pretty much no choice but to accept these s*** systems, even though I would rather not, because fanboys would not let people who spoke out against the game. Not only that, the gameplay was so easy, like seriously you can beat it so easily. I know at this point I might as well go on the main game talk some of this **** on it, but I doubt anyone looks at that game anymore. This is the new s*** that everyone is talking about. I was hearing so many good things about this expansion and so I decided to buy it(Thank god I didn't buy the other expansions). And OMG. At first I thought they actually fixed this game...but I realized what they did later and was so disappointed. They did what they did in Destiny 1, in which they improved the game through the Taken King, but it was too late and it cost money, not a free DLC. This is what makes me realize that this game is a complete cash grab and please, if you love video games, or ever have, don't buy Destiny 2, this expansion and any other expansion. This is the review of an old timer that wants games to be great again.

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