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Destiny 2 – PC First Impressions
Posted on 24th October, 2017 - By Dan Whiteside
Today’s the day I am able to give you my Destiny 2 PC First Impressions. After having to wait over 2 months since it went live on the PS4 on September 6, 2017. I have been counting down the days.
As I mentioned last week when Bungie announced the preload date; I have zero expectations for this game and this will be a complete unbiased first impression.
With only having played three hours since launch, here is my take on what is supposed to be one of the biggest titles of the year.
You are pretty much thrown straight into the deep-end in regards to whats happening. With having no knowledge of the story; I was very happy to see that I was able to jump straight in to the game and have some sort of idea of what was going on. It also introduces you to all the main story driven characters straight away with some stunning cut scenes. I have personally really enjoyed playing as a Hunter; this meant I was introduced in the comical Cayde.
Visuals / Graphics
With only just purchasing a new PC that is equipped with a Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11GB, I wanted to see what would put it to the test. With playing at 1440p and max settings, I was quite disappointed that I had no FPS drops whilst playing! The visuals in Destiny 2 are absolutely beautiful, from the environments to the weapons on your back. I can only imagine it getting better when future DLCs are announced as we will get more areas to explore and monsters to defeat.
The game played like any shooter I’ve played in the past, but with the bonus element of having objectives and quests to complete. I am going to be honest here, it felt like I was playing Halo with much better graphics. This isn’t a bad thing though; but if I was to play the game for a longer period; I am hoping to experience something I have never encountered before in a MMO/FPS. The PvP combat was also quite enjoyable; with a small 4 vs 4 team death-match type game mode, it helped you learn your class early on in the game.
I managed to capture my first time in Destiny 2, check it out below:
Music / Voice Acting
The music is beautiful. This is also coming from someone who normally mutes in-game audio straight away. The soundtrack added an extra element to the gameplay as it made it feel like you were in the moment.
The voice acting is also very good, but what do you expect with the likes of Nathan Fillion, Nolan North (who voices the legendary Nathan Drake in Uncharted) and Gina Torres. This is just a small collection of the extremely well cast voice talent.
With having clocked only 3 hours of gameplay so far, I do want to continue my journey as a Guardian. I have enjoyed every minute I’ve played so far and have had no moments where I wanted to quit playing.
The game is still pretty expensive at the moment, with a few retailers knocking off a few percent from the RRP; burn I would still recommend to go out and make the purchase if you are a fan of first person shooters.
If you are new to the franchise like I was, I believe you will thoroughly enjoy this game.
Upon finishing this first impression, I wasn’t sure if I would be able continue playing Destiny 2. There has been numerous reports of players getting banned due to the clients anti-cheat detection; luckily enough I wasn’t one of them. I did use OBS which users have recommended not to use, but that is from using its own capture engine, and I was only capturing the screen!
My advice to any new players is avoid the following for now:
- Discord / Mumble
- MSI Afterburner
- Hardware monitoring software
- Fraps (Recording / FPS monitor)
- OBS / XSPLIT
More details can be found over on Destiny 2’s subreddit.
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