I played the Beta and I really liked the shooting but I was worried that I wouldn’t enjoy the grind and just keep doing the same Strikes over and over again. Typically one of my biggest gaming pet peeves is doing the same thing over and over again but it didn’t bother me here. I definitely got caught up in the loot based grind.
This is a game that is meant to be played as a co-op experience but I played most of this game as a single player game. I didn’t even play with friends until after I played through the entire story, level 20 and probably power level around 200.
There are plenty of things to do in this game and I enjoyed them all. Between the story missions, the adventures, the public events and the Strikes. There are couple modes that I just didn’t care for. One was the Nightfall which was basically a harder strike, its okay but I didn’t like timed aspect of the Nightfall. I like to take my time and eliminate all enemies, not run past them. There is the Crucible which is the competitive multi-player and thats not why I’m playing that game. Lastly there is the Raid which is a 6 person event that takes hours to get through. I’m not very good at video games and I feel bad when I’m bringing down my team. I don’t want to be the guy who’s bringing down the team so I feel better just not doing it.
Where this game truly shines is in the combat, its the tightest shooter that I have ever played. It just feels good to shoot things in the game. I chose the Titan class because its definitely the most defensive class. I like to be a little tankier so being able to put up the wall and shooter enemies over the wall definitely fits my play style. There is some platforming in the game which is okay but I just don’t like platforming in first person.
This is a game that people are going to say, “you should play with friends” and yes it is fun to play with friends but its not terrible playing alone either. I have no reservations to say that this is one of the best first-person shooters that I have ever played.