‘Destiny 2:’ Forsaken Story Doesn’t Take Many Risks, Even With New Weapon Type

“Destiny 2” has a lot of ground to make up.

After receiving positive reviews when it launched, the multiplayer shooter’s user base has taken quite a tumble. Developer Bungie hopes to revive players’ perception of the game, bring back dedicated users, and invite new people into the fold. Bungie’s betting on its newly-announced Forsaken expansion to do all of that.

Forsaken is a pretty hefty expansion pack, on the order of the original “Destiny’s” Taken King, and it will bring a number of updates. New weapons, a new Raid, and a new story called the Prison of Elders, in which your Guardian accompanies the smart-mouthed Cayde-6 to the eponymous lockup only to discover some of the most dangerous criminals contained therein have escaped.

Bungie brought Forsaken to E3 2018, and let me sit down with a bit of the Prison of Elders. There I got to see the new area (a portion of The Reef) and try out the new weapon class: a bow and arrow.

The portion I played places you in the Prison of Elders after the jailbreak. Cayde-6 is off somewhere trying to find a way to corral all the baddies that are wreaking havoc in a place that already seems pretty rough. There, I battled waves of mostly Hive and Cabal enemies, while Cayde-6 was quipping his way closer to a solution.

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