Destiny 2: Forsaken and Spider-Man

Destiny 2: Forsaken is a bloody big new update for Destiny 2. Destiny 2 is a great game, that sucked for a bit with the Osiris DLC, got good again with Warmind, and is now Amazing. There was a big dip in players after Osiris but if you gave up on it then, you really should come back now. With Forsaken,Destiny 2 feels different than it did two weeks ago. Maybe it’s just the weapon slot changes but it feels like more than that. The world, the music, and the story is darker than it was.

I've spent most of my time in the new Tangled Shore destination, which is filled with Fallen (nice ones and the usual prickish ones) and some new hordes that are fun to pop a shot into the heads of. When you first land this barren wasteland, it looks to go on forever with nothing to see or do. As you dive deeper, making your way into the anchored-together asteroids via chains and gravity lifts, the wasteland goes from moisture farm to Mos Eisley.

Whilst Alex and Laura have barely put it down since its release on Tuesday, I haven't had the chance to spend too much time with it. That said, this is the most interested I've been in Destiny for almost a year.

I'm really keen to give the newer game modes a bash, especially Gambit. With Gambit, instead of attacking opposing PvP teams directly, you murder a bunch on NPC baddies and they drop currency. Once you have enough currency, you can deposit the currency an it spawns a big bad to do the killing for you. You can then send one of your team to make their lives a little more difficult. It all sounds like a bloody good time.

Spider-Man was just released yesterday and, as such, I've had even less time to give it a bash. I made the mistake of pre-ordering it from Amazon and had to hang about in the studio for 3 hours after we shut as I sobbed and watched the Amazon tracking drive my copy of Spider-Man all around the town. I think I'll be sticking to digital downloads from now on. I may have not been having much fun but Laura had a good chuckle at my despair.

Anyway, after an hour of downloading the 47GB update, it was 10pm and I finally got to swing around New York... and what a fun swing it was. Spider-Man is a fun ride. The swinging mechanic is fluid. You dart around the city with ease. The fighting mechanic is similar to the Batman Arkham games but different enough that I got my webbed butt kicked by the Kingpin before getting the hang of it.

That's all I've got right now due to having bugger all time to properly game but I'll add updates after sinking my teeth into these bad boys.