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Destiny 2 review in progress: one of the most beautiful, satisfying shooters on PC

 

Welcome to our review in progress of Destiny 2. We've played hundreds of hours on console and visited Bungie at Activision's invitation last week to play a wide range of activities on PC. We're holding off on a final verdict until we've had a chance to test the game on our machines in a live environment, but there is already a lot to say about the game that you might find useful if you're considering a purchase.

Welcome to the era of the lifestyle game, where products are conceived, crafted and sold as persistent experiences intended to become a cornerstone of your leisure time. The brute force RPG treadmills of the monolithic noughties MMOs have given way to snackable games that use levels, loot boxes, card packs and incremental uneven rewards to entice us into putting in a few hours every week until the next game or expansion comes out. Destiny 2 is your next lifestyle game, but not because its progression systems are more enticing, or its loot is particularly fab

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