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Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (PC) review

On December 18, 2017 by Aaron Meehan

Curse of Osiris is the first expansion for Bungie’s Destiny 2, and following Destiny 2’s adequate release, it is worth seeing if this first expansion improves where the base game failed.

Now, in my review of Destiny 2 one complaint I had was the game’s forgettable story, and so with that in mind, does Curse of Osiris offer a good story? Well, I would say the story is simply okay, not great, but not wholly forgettable. The story of Curse of Osiris focuses on the exiled former vanguard commander Osiris and his pursuit to stop the Vex from finding a way to destroy all known lifeforms. To that end, the story focuses on the Infinite Forest, a vast simulated reality where the Vex simulate various scenarios in order to learn and shape their strategies in the real world, and Osiris’ attempt to destroy it by taking out Panoptes, a powerful Vex Hydra that oversees all the simulated realities generated by the Infinite Forest. The main crux of the story is you running around the forest and the solar system searching for a way to find and defeat Panoptes.

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At a 3-4 hour experience, the story felt drawn out with the plot of finding Panoptes being constantly stretched as the story throws up barriers such as your ghost not being able to decode all the map data so in order to continue you need to get a Vex Hydra brain to decode the data. Frankly, while the idea of going through multiple simulated realities is fun, the story never makes good use of it, the most interesting things we get to see and explore is Mercury before it was turned into a machine to power the Infinite Forest and the Vex running combat simulations against the game’s other major factions. To make matters worse the final boss battle is rather dull.

Outside of the story, what else does Curse of Osiris offer? Well, there are two brand new locations in the form of Mercury and the Infinite Forest. Mercury is a vast desert with Vex machinery and the Infinite Forest is a way to explore various realities by way of post-story adventure missions.

Curse of Osiris also includes a new level cap of 25, two new crucible arenas, two new strikes, one new raid and of course plenty of new rewards to claim.

In terms of gameplay, Curse of Osiris doesn’t offer anything new. The gunplay is still solid, but enemy mobs are still pretty weak, especially in the story where you can simply run right past them in an effort to reach a specific location.

Graphically, Curse of Osiris still holds up well on PC, although I did have one or two occurrences of heavy frame rate drops, although I couldn’t find the cause of these.

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While Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris offers an interesting concept in the form of the Infinite Forest, the expansion is let down by a meagre story and poor enemy AI.

Score: 6/10

Pros Cons
+ The Infinite Forest is a great concept – Meagre story
+ Gunplay continues to be strong – Poor enemy AI
Developer Publisher Genre Rating Platform Release date
Bungie Activision FPS 16+ PC, XBOne, PS4 December 5, 2017

*A review code was provided by the game’s publisher.*

For more information on Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, visit https://www.destinythegame.com/expansion1.

Author: Aaron Meehan

Hi, I’m the creator of SG Gaming Info. When I’m not working on my writing or creating content for this site’s YouTube channel, I like to relax and enjoy character driven story games.

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