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After claiming the biggest launch ever for a new franchise with the original Destiny, Bungie is finally delivering a followup, appropriately titled Destiny 2 (sadly, no Electric Boogaloo). Spaceships, aliens, robots, lasers, force-field shields, tanks, cheeky one-liners, shotguns, laser swords, and exploding planets all populate a non-stop action universe that looks like it wouldn’t seem out of place in a certain galactic Marvel adventure. The shooting gameplay looks fast and furious, set amid lush forests on Earth, enemy outposts in space, as well as a few more exotic worlds, and should please fans of running and gunning.
Whether Bungie has packed enough meaty story into Destiny 2 to keep players engaged beyond the strikes, raids, and countless deathmatches remains to be seen, however, but after addressing many of the complaints fans had with the original title, the developer would seem to have learned a thing or two. The slick trailer teases some of the resistance premise, giving off a bit of John Connor/Humans vs. Skynet vibe, as well as throwing a couple of Return of the Jedi-ish speeder bike associations in for the hell of it (or maybe I just watch too many movies).
You can watch for yourself in the trailer below. Destiny 2 releases September 8, 2017.
Patrick Murphy grew up in the hearty Midwest, where he spent many winter hours watching movies and playing video games while waiting for baseball season to start again. When not thinking of his next Nintendo post or writing screenplays to satisfy his film school training, he’s getting his cinema fix as the Editor of Sordid Cinema, Goomba Stomp’s Film and TV section.
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