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  • Summary: Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind continues your Guardian’s journey with an all-new story. Ana Bray, a Guardian long thought lost, searches for a connection to her past…one that could be lost forever on the polar ice caps of Mars. As Golden Age warsats begin slamming into the ice, the glaciersDestiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind continues your Guardian’s journey with an all-new story. Ana Bray, a Guardian long thought lost, searches for a connection to her past…one that could be lost forever on the polar ice caps of Mars. As Golden Age warsats begin slamming into the ice, the glaciers begin to thaw, revealing the core of the Warmind Rasputin – and an ancient Hive army bent on its destruction. Now free, the Hive swarm in service to their god Xol. Help Ana discover her past and destroy the Hive’s gargantuan worm-god before it is too late. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. May 17, 2018
    83
    When all is said and done I like the Warmind expansion more than Osiris. It features more likable characters, a more entertaining story, and way better post-game activities. It probably won’t change anyone’s opinion of Destiny 2 – so if you like the gameplay, graphics, sound (amazing score as always), and the story up to this point, Warmind does a great job pushing that experience even higher.
  2. May 15, 2018
    78
    Warmind effectively rounds out Destiny 2’s first year, and represents a franchise in a strange period of transition. The game seeks to maintain some of its successful new features, like better destinations and clan integration, even as it simultaneously tries to recapture some of the magic and investment that characterized its predecessor. The weapon is aiming at the right target, and now it just needs to hit that precision shot.
  3. May 15, 2018
    70
    Destiny 2: Warmind is the new beginning that the franchise needed and the community hoped. The ranking system in the Crucible and the Escalation Protocol are satisfying and very challenging. The only regret is that the main campaign of this expansion could have been more in-depth.
  4. May 12, 2018
    60
    For Destiny 2 fans, Warmind is a good addition to an enjoyable game that doesn’t break the mold, but makes some incremental improvements that make it a worthwhile purchase. For everyone else, there’s little in the expansion that’s going to excite or hold attention if Destiny 2 wasn’t already doing that, making it an easy skip.
  5. May 30, 2018
    60
    Destiny 2: Warmind is still not the expansion that returns those disappointed with the trajectory of the game.
  6. May 18, 2018
    60
    Warmind seems to indicate that Bungie is serious about getting Destiny 2 back on track, although a lot of that could be the result of better updates between expansions, rather than any real excellence from the expansion itself. Still, Warmind is a significantly better expansion than last year's Curse of Osiris and brings back a little of the mystery that made uncovering secrets in the original title so compelling. The Destiny 2 experience might still be a little off, but this is a pretty good place to jump back into the action.
  7. May 11, 2018
    50
    Like its predecessors, Destiny 2: Warmind struggles to justify its price tag thanks to a throwaway campaign and some incredibly tired mission design. The quality of Destiny's core gameplay is still clear to see and the expansion as a whole is dotted with a handful of high points, but it ultimately just feels like the game is purposefully treading water until September's big arrival -- and that's simply not good enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 64
  2. Negative: 40 out of 64
  1. May 8, 2018
    10
    The people complaining about this game are the same people playing FTP Fortnite and base all of their hobbies on what's the most popular. IThe people complaining about this game are the same people playing FTP Fortnite and base all of their hobbies on what's the most popular. I base mine off gameplay and off of good mechanics, graphics and sound. Destiny 2 is a well-rounded and underappreciated package, and this DLC is a great extension to the people that stuck with it like me. Expand
  2. May 9, 2018
    8
    I have been an avid Destiny player since day one of Destiny 1, and I have not played in a few weeks due to many of the issues that have beenI have been an avid Destiny player since day one of Destiny 1, and I have not played in a few weeks due to many of the issues that have been repeated throughout the community. If I were rating the UPDATE including the changes unlocked for all players, this would be a 10. Although many of the improvements are separate from the purchase of this DLC, I feel that they complement each-other in a way that elevates the new content beyond its' admittedly lackluster campaign. This update is aimed at endgame content, not story. If the story was amazing and double the length, it would still be burned through in 1-2 days and we would go back to mourning over lack of "reasons to play". I feel that the purpose of the DLC was to catapult you through a few missions and set the stage for the new endgame grind in the form of Escalation Protocol, collectibles and the pursuit of masterworks. They certainly could have made the story content longer and more meaningful while still supporting the endgame, but if I have to choose, I will gladly take longevity. Please note, no review will really be complete until all of the content is released. We have yet to see the new Raid Lair, and if it is anything like the last one it is well worth the $20 price tag by itself (in my opinion). If you enjoy the core of the game, the gunplay and the grind, this is more to sink your teeth into. If you are looking for a drastic overhaul of the core gameplay, I suggest you wait for September when a more comprehensive rework is expected. They are likely to release expansions 1 and 2 along with the September content in a bundle, so that may be a better choice for anyone who is in that camp. I do not think this is a masterpiece by any means, but I do think that a lot of hard work went into this content and it has breathed new life and excitement into the game for me. Expand
  3. May 15, 2018
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Halfway cooked and halfway rare..

    Bungie again just burned prominous figures of their games universe..

    Ana Bray, while having the potential to have a 30 hours campaign alone with the background of hosting the exo program of Bray and thus coming into some serious moral conflicts by having experiments with humans which resolved also in fatalities while searching for her past,-> , nope Ana bray is a Bubbly anime-style character with few to no lines of text and a cringeworthy last words in the warmind bunker..

    Nokris, yet the "lost son" of Oryx, and the one Hive "God" that was not selling his soul to the devil (aka worm gods) doesnt even have screen time as himself,. just a bigger version of the typical hive wizard.. all background story : not even touched..

    Xol: yeah, a quite super easy end "boss" .. you can down with a better devils without even breaking in sweat. 10 minutes aaaaaaaand gone.. forever..

    Mihalova/the first meeting with the Traveller: the Girl that was actually coding rasputin as a ship AI for the scene that we all saw in Destiny 1 opening cinematic.. those astronauts that were able to see the traveller on mars for the first time.. just a bunch of "Lore tabs" on some eververse armor.. -.-

    good:

    - A total of 85 collectables.. although the reward sequence is completely horrible, the good reward is first , halfway through, the **** reward is at the end.. braindead descision no idea why..

    Horde Mode.. yeah come back in 4 weeks and then you might be able to absolve it if you are not a super hardcore player that tries the raid underlevelled and does all milestones on all 3 different characters and the raid and prestige raid.. but by the time the normal person is ready to go, noone will be playing this escalation protocoll anymore.. no idea why bungie has such a bad and hard time to add DIFFERENT difficultiy settings.. 7 waves and all start with 370.. why they could not have the first wave at 350 is beyond me ..

    Heroic strikes.. 350 requirement and 340 gear drops.. this is so beyond me.. most of the strikes now take about 20-45 minutes and reward you, outside the questline and the milestone) NOTHING of value. and since you spawn mostly late into the game. with sometimes being stuck in the "join your allies"-loop forever (just die and you can spawn into ) its annoying to say it mild.. ah yes and you can accidentially be outside the strike playlist and therefore this 45 minute you wasted is not even counting towards the milestone..

    PvP is stil the boring 4v4 meta with no change whatsoever.. the "go fast update " was a tiny bit patching up some glaring issues but now everyone has adopted and its teamshooting again.. just that now your wounded opponent can run away faster. Competitive is still a horrible timewaste with matches going endless.. 6:5 in countdown is your life slowly fading away., -.-

    but you can at least DO something after the first week.

    5 seaph weapons
    5 Bray tech weapons
    45 hepahistos nodes
    40 sleeper nodes (emblem , yeha.. not)
    and 7 waves of escalation protocoll that you probably wont play .. ever.. until you are a youtube streamer that can easily get 9 people to join..
    and 10 light levels per week..
    and a raid lair with even more "fail me once-> wipe" mechanics..

    i REALLY miss the crotas end "raid" where you could try to solo itjust for **** and giggles..
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  4. May 13, 2018
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. THE GOOD:
    Exotic weapons feel special again with the 1.2 patch.

    There are more things to chase for in the end game, like:
    - Getting max light-level is much more difficult (385)
    - Collecting data and nodes on Mars to unlock curtain loot
    - Ranked PVP in Valor and Glory

    The new Raid Lair "Spire of Stars" is fun and challenging to do, which will ensure that players need to spend more time to master this raid.

    THE BAD:
    The campaign takes 1,5 hour to finish and It contains 5 missions with 2 of those are strikes. The story line introduce 3 legendary characters that just gets thrown in your face with no build up to who they are and where they came from (Ana, Nokris, Xol).

    There is a new game mode called Escalation Protocol which you can do with 9 guardians. However, Bungie has not taken any effort to allow players to get a team of 6-9 guardians together in a fireteam to play this new mode. Instead, you can make only up to 3 members and hope the other 6 join you in the public space on Mars.

    The new weapons are from Destiny 1 that Bungie is reselling or re-skins from the base Destiny 2.

    PVP Matchmaking is still not fixed (solo players vs. clan groups)

    THE VERDICT:
    If you own the expansion (most of you), it is worth checking out this DLC and you might like the grind for a few weeks. However, do not expect any major improvements from where we were 7 months ago.

    If you do not own the DLC, it is not worth your time and money to jump in again.

    FINAL SCORE: 3
    This is just because there is finally a certain level of grind in the end game
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  5. May 10, 2018
    1
    gave it a 1 for the amount of hours it takes to complete. Am i the only one mad they sell me the same content 2 times already? Bungie isn'tgave it a 1 for the amount of hours it takes to complete. Am i the only one mad they sell me the same content 2 times already? Bungie isn't a studio to trust anymore, they lost it all. Don't waste your money on this garbage Expand
  6. May 25, 2018
    0
    Getting under the coat of activision was the worst thing ever to happen to the leftovers of bungie just as this dlc proves yet again howGetting under the coat of activision was the worst thing ever to happen to the leftovers of bungie just as this dlc proves yet again how miserable and lazy content gets flushed out. "Real" new content gets hidden behind a new paywall again this fall and they will probably charge 40$ for a new "expansion" just like with their first installment, this game and the doing of the developers are just a plain insult to every gamer who has more than 2 brain cells working.

    Pros:
    - knowing never to buy anything ever again from this sellout company

    Cons:
    - EVERYTHING recycled and i mean everything (Strike-Misssions, Missions and even goddamned weapons)
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  7. May 19, 2018
    0
    Give a starving man a cracker and he'll think it's the best he ever tasted. In this case the desperate Fanboy-Evangelists will eat this up andGive a starving man a cracker and he'll think it's the best he ever tasted. In this case the desperate Fanboy-Evangelists will eat this up and rave about it on every forum they will find. At least we know that BUNGIE has the guts to release an even shorter "Expansion" with hardly any story or anything original. Bungie has a long way to go and I think it's time to let go. Expand

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