This year's most anticipated game, 'Destiny 2,' is both brilliant and terrible
"Destiny 2" is one of this year's most-anticipated blockbuster games, and it's finally available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game launched on September 9, and millions of people are playing it already.
I'm one of those millions, having spent a few dozen hours traveling from planet to planet in search of slightly better gear.
"Destiny 2" is a gorgeous first-person shooter that's clearly been lavished with hundreds of dedicated, top-of-their-class game developers. In terms of the shooting, it might be the best of all time. As evidenced above, it is very pretty.
"Destiny 2" is also an always-online game that intends to blend storytelling with a multiplayer experience that's at odds with any sense of pacing or gravity.
In addition to all of that, "Destiny 2" is only a first-person shooter insofar as that's your main form of interaction with its world. What the game really is, at its heart, is a "loot game," forever pushing you toward the next dopamine hit.
"Destiny 2" is excellent. "Destiny 2" is terrible. It's complicated.Get the latest Microsoft stock price here.