Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Expansion pack delivers more gun combat, cooperative play.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 13+

Smallest DLC to date amidst controversy over gambling simulator legislation.

The first thing a parent should know is that the game developer, Bungie, has been secretly tampering with progress and in game loot with a deceptive system and have been caught more than once doing so. This system was implemented to keep kids playing but they also throttle progress to get them to purchase in game content with REAL money. This 'game of chance' known as the Eververse 'engram' is essentially a slot machine type of loot box where prizes are randomized. There are legislators from Hawaii and 5 other states trying to implement regulation against these predatory practices which target kids and would force developers to label any gambling simulations as 'adult only.' THE GAME ITSELF with regards to this DLC are that it is the most repetative and smallest DLC add on to date. THIS steeped with the recent backlash has given this game a poor user score on metacritc with 57% on critics and a 1.4 out of 10 from users. Having played it myself, it is not an unplayable DLC, but the raid is much shorter and the replay value is very low adding little long term content. As an innocent purchase, it's just OK and can be enjoyed innocently without actually making randomized in game purchases with real money. That said, with the revelation of the developers focus on in game purchases rarther than content, it reveals why this DLC is so short and designed the way it is for exploitation of players through retention and monetisation of content. Be forewarned before purchasing that the current state of the game IS designed to manipulate young players very much like a casino, but with proper precautions you can be forewarned that the temptation for kids to blow their gift cards on endless in game purchases can break their piggy banks very quickly.

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