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  • Writer's pictureShantanu Rastogi

Destiny 2: Lightfall

PLAYED ON: PC via Steam

(Non-Spoiler Review)


Since the previous release of Destiny 2's DLC, The Witch Queen, I've been very interested in the game's lore. Even though this is a live service game, I really enjoyed the previous story expansions and was excited about what's coming.


Lightfall was released on Feb 2023 exactly one year after The Witch Queen dropped in Feb 2022. After the huge success of the previous DLC, the bar was set pretty high for Bungie for their latest story expansion.


As a long-time fan of the game, I was excited to jump into this new content and see what Bungie had in store for us. However, after spending some time with the expansion, I have to say that I was a bit underwhelmed.


The biggest issue with Lightfall is that it doesn't really bring anything new to the table. The story is fairly predictable, and while there are a few new enemies and locations to explore, they don't feel particularly unique or memorable.


That being said, there are some positives to Lightfall as well. The new Strand subclass is a lot of fun to play around with, and the new weapons and armour sets are well-designed and visually appealing. (I finally created my awesome poison warlock built!)

The new seasonal activities also offer enjoyable distractions, even if they don't add much to the overall experience.


It's a refreshing change of pace from the existing subclasses and adds a new layer of strategy to gameplay. The story, while not groundbreaking, is still engaging and adds some interesting lore to the Destiny universe but it leaves you with more questions than answers in the end.



TSHC SCORE: 6/10

CONCLUSION:

Though it's not a bad expansion, it just doesn't bring enough new content to justify its price tag. If you're a die-hard Destiny fan, you'll probably still play or enjoy it, but if you're a more casual player, you might want to wait for a sale before picking it up.


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