The open beta for Destiny 2 was finally released for PC on August 29th which was slightly more than a month after the open beta for consoles (PS4 and Xbone). Taking this into consideration, it was well worth the wait. This game is absolutely stunning. It is optimized extremely well, textures and models are beautiful. There is a lot to say about it.
The in-game screenshots just does not do this game justice. Personally, I believe it comparable to watching a CGI movie. The game-play was quite smooth. The area you are dropped into when the game starts is loaded with things going on in the background: Fire, sparks, smoke, enemies attacking you, and narration among other things. I did not feel the game-play was clunky in any way. Controls are quite responsive. It was a little weird to have melee bound to “C” but that can be changed in the settings to whatever you want, as in virtually any FPS.
As you venture through the beta, you will get to a point in the game that plays like King of the Hill. Now, I am not certain, but when playing, I was pretty sure in this part of the game, I was playing along side other beta players. Seemed too “human-like” to be AI but, then again, it could just be that Bungie is that amazing. Who knows…
The unfortunate thing with this game, is its release schedule. Destiny 2 will release on consoles September 9th, which is great! You will get to experience the game on a PS4 and Xbox One from the comfort of your couch. HOWEVER, for us PC gamers that are probably the ones looking forward to this the most, the release date is October 24th. More than 1 month after console release. With that being said, I will hasten to say that this game seems worth the wait. I will wait to play and run the game in full 60 FPS (or higher for you 144Hz monitor owners) on my PC. The true question is: will you?