I wasn’t a huge fan of the original Destiny. After picking it up at launch, I found the day one content and variety wasn’t too broad. After a handful of DLCs, Destiny was shaped up into a much better game. Unfortunately, I had lost interest in it well before the DLC came out, and didn’t find the base game compelling enough to try out the DLC. For somebody who had that start with Destiny, Destiny 2 has exceeded almost all of my expectations.
Destiny 2 is a prime example on how to improve the quality of a franchise, without changing too much from the original. The story is much more engaging, abilities feel improved, and the day one content is much more satisfying than the original. While Destiny 2 isn’t without its faults, the strides made toward a much-improved sequel are clear in this title.
I’m not much of a Destiny Lore expert, but I still found a lot of enjoyment from the storyline. While it’s nothing too original, it gives the players a reason to want to continue the main questline and find out what happens next. This motivation was sorely absent in the original Destiny. Destiny 2 tells the story of the fall of Earth, and the conquest of the Red Legion. The Red Legion is an exciting new enemy, their armor looks fantastic, and their leader is a genuinely interesting foe. The Halo inspiration definitely bleeds into Bungie’s work here, as they’ve done stellar work with creating very engaging alien races in their titles.