Fun game with suburb mechanics, but some big issues.
Destiny 2 is a fun game, no doubt about that. Bungie has, yet again, created a polished FPS sci-f extravaganza with some of the best mechanics out there. Why only three stars? I'll get to that later. Additionally, like Bungie's most famous series, Halo, Destiny 2 offers a great, toned down alternative to game like Call of Duty and Battlefield. The game still poses some issues however, so it's best to mention them.
VIOLENCE 3/5- Number one problem here. If you've played the original, except exactly the same action and reaction as the first. The game centers entirely around blowing away evil space aliens, albeit with Star Wars levels of gore (so, none). The player can use a huge variety of weapons, from your bread and butter assault rifles, grenades, and swords, to more exotic means in the form of special abilities (mostly of the sci-fi/magic type). Enemies when shot simply crumple to the ground with some creepy alien noises, and dissapear, no blood. However, when a player hits a precision shot (head shot), enemies heads can, "burst" and a spray of something that looks a bit like colored blood. The sequence is highly unrealistic, though, and does not pose much of a concern. In the end, except to shoot hundreds of identical baddies, but experience no graphic content.
PROFANITY 1/5- Literally the only other concern, and a tiny one at that. During cut scenes charterer can very rarely hear a few PG level swear words. That's it. Unless you venture into online voice chat, which brings up my next point..
REVIEW- As fun as Destiny is, it can only be truly appreciated if you, either, have six friends that play it, or are cool/allowed to meet up with random players online (using voice chat). Why? Well, eventually you run out of stuff to do, and all that work you put into getting some virtual prestige seems kinda pointless if your not going to hook up with others and beat the games famous end game content (massive missions called Raids and Strikes), There is no matchmaking, so players have to actually find and invite a certain number (3-6) of other players to have any chance, and we all know how enjoyable it is to get sworn at by strangers over the internet. Yeah! (Also, parental concerns on the previous subject). So, for the solo player, this game may not be for you. Despite all the fun Destiny 2 initially holds, eventually the whole experience seems a bit shallow.