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3 ways Destiny 2 can bring back burned players

After a marketing leak courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Gamestop, Destiny 2 was finally revealed. The most obvious sequel in existence pulled back the curtain on its reimagined story via a cheeky trailer featuring Nathan Fillion’s Cayde 6. With a welcome emphasis on story being a response to much of the criticism of the original, it is fair to wonder what form the sequel will take. Expansions fixed many of the original’s key issues, but the problematic skeleton that turned away millions could not be fully remedied. So what does Destiny 2 have to fix in order to entice burned players back into the fold? Here are three suggestions from a dedicated Guardian.
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Destiny: Rise of Iron Review

Pay the iron price

 

As Destiny: Rise of Iron launches the third year of Destiny content, it is incredible to fathom the path that the game has taken to reach this point. Despite lukewarm initial reception that has dogged the game since release, Destiny has persevered thanks to passionate fans and incredible core gameplay mechanics. Rise of Iron provides a continuation of the progress made in last year’s The Taken King, but does little more than add sand into the Destiny sandbox. While it remains to be seen how long the content in the expansion will satiate the rabid community, what is here is a welcome addition to the Destiny universe.
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PS4 and Overwatch top June NPD charts

It’s that time of month again, folks.  Continue reading PS4 and Overwatch top June NPD charts

New Destiny expansion ‘Rise of Iron’ leaked

A new Destiny expansion, titled ‘Rise of Iron’, has been leaked through marketing materials that appeared on Reddit on May 19th.

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The poster features Lord Saladin, a NPC who runs the monthly multiplayer event ‘Iron Banner’, wielding a large hammer in front of a snow covered ruin with wolves at his side. Kotaku confirmed the authenticity of the image with its sources, which also added that the expansion will feature a “likely fallen themed” raid and be “larger than both year-one DLC packs.”

The leak seems to follow Activision’s previous assertion that it will release “a large new expansion” in 2016 to be followed with a sequel sometime in 2017. Expect to discover details of the new content during the PlayStation E3 press conference on June 13th.

Destiny was originally released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 in September 2014. It was followed by The Dark Below and House of Wolves in Year One, with The Taken King kicking off Year Two in September 2015.

My Opinion:

Destiny has had some serious competition in the form of The Division since the release of the stellar Taken King. It is good to know that Activision isn’t leaving the game on life support until the release of the sequel in 2017. Destiny‘s raids are some of the best gameplay experiences out there, so it is promising that this will include a new challenge for players. However, it remains to be seen if the expansion will be able to bring me or other guardians back amidst a stellar fall lineup.

                                                                                                                                                         

Brett Williams is an Associate Writer for MONG who spent 500 hours searching in vain for the elusive Gjallarhorn and believes Destiny is a cruel mistress. If you don’t like people clogging up your twitter feed, follow him on Twitter.

Geekend Update 8/21/15

Weekends are meant strictly for gaming and all things fun; at least that’s what we think. Here is where you can find out all of our crazy plans for the weekend! Continue reading Geekend Update 8/21/15

MONG Reaction: Sony E3 Conference

More Than The Score Host Matt Batson sits down with fellow writers Esteban Cuevas, Jordan Loeffler, Patrick Garrity, and Shawn Richards to discuss the Sony Conference at E3. Is The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Shenmue 3 enough to get the guys hyped? Or will the lack of 2015 releases sour them on this year’s show? Continue reading MONG Reaction: Sony E3 Conference