By Chase Hensing and Noah Kohler
The latest IGN news talks about two new games. Destiny 2 and NBA 2k18. Both of these games are sequels of previous games that were upgraded and made to be more interactive. Let’s take a look at Destiny 2.
The sequel to the thrilling first person shooter Destiny, Destiny 2 is grabbing people’s attention all over the world with its action packed content. 273 thousand copies have already been sold with the game only having been out on Xbox One and Playstation 4 for 3 weeks. The game is available for purchase in Gamestop and The online game store. The price for the game ranges between $48.00 and $250.00 dollars, the copy of the game that costs the most is 250.00 dollars because it’s the collectors edition and its has more features then the regular game.
The game starts off with millions of guardians fleeing the tower which is under attack by an unknown foe. Most of the guardians arrive safely at a farm. Luke Smith, a verified Destiny 2 developer, talks about specifics to the new game, “Shaders are earned through gameplay: leveling, chests, engrams and vendors. We expect you’ll be flush with shaders as you continue to play. When you reach level 20, shaders will drop more often: vendor rewards, destination play and end game activities” (Smith). talking to a student from the school Trey Hensing a senior from GHS, about this game and he gave me his opinion on it he said, “The game is overall greatly made, the graphics are better than they were in the previous game and the missions go more into detail and tell a better much darker backstory” (Hensing). Hensing also mentions he plays the game “multiple hours a day” between 4 and 6 hours a day.
Bungie, an association that helped create Destiny 2, took in thousands of comments about the first game and added some features and made some minor adjustments from the comments to the new game. Most changes revolved around loot intake increase, many more weapons, shaders and new vehicles, but one thing the eager guardians around the world are waiting for is the change to PvP and the brand new raids and boss fights. The difficulty was increased, but can be changed to an easier difficulty if players desire and the maps got bigger making it more difficult to hide from enemies because the map is more open, and more intricate playstyles. The waiting between games has been greatly reduced as well as players can now sign in with out the delay which was annoying and took forever to load many players are glad to say thats gone, of the game loading up and preparing to start and this also increases population density on the servers making finding a game or fire team quick and easy. The game is out and already has a high rating but further updates will fix emblem glitches and minor bugs.
One problem this game is having though is the fact it’s having hard time performing on Playstation 4. Players say the game loads up and then they just get dashboarded which means to be sent to the homescreen. Bungie has responded to this problem and is already looking into fixing it. Other than that as they say in the new game “see you in the wild.”
Now that we have taken a look at Destiny 2 let’s see what is in store for NBA 2k18.
With the newest game of the NBA 2K released September 19th. Fans of both the Nba and video games are getting excited for the release. It will be released on all platforms. The new game modes such as Run the Neighborhood and Pack and Playoffs have many people excited after many years of requesting. But just like every year there is tons of hype around the improved MyCareer mode. MYcareer mode is a mode in the game where you make your own player and play as him. A new feature that has many players excited is the Run the Neighborhood mode. Many players are excited for this because many people have been asking for an open hub world in the game.This is the new version of the “MyPark” mode. The “neighborhood” is an open hub world where players can move around freely, communicate with other players, have open stores so you can customize your player, and mini games to boost stats.
If anybody preorder 2k18 you have multiple options just like previous years. The three options are early tip off, legend edition, and legend edition gold. The price range on the game is from 60-160 dollars. This is because their is three different pre order options that all give you in game and out of game rewards.The game also has two different covers depending on where you live. If you live in Canada you will receive a cover with Demar Derozan the star player of the Toronto Raptors on it. If you live in the United States you will receive Kyrie Irving on the cover the new point guard for the Boston Celtics. When asking other people in the gaming community their thoughts on the game Charlie Wendell, a Freshman at Glenelg High school said “I think that it will be better than previous games because they have more technology to put into the graphics.” Russell Henggeler, a Freshman at Glenelg High school said “I am excited and I think my favorite new game mode will be pack and playoffs because you get to play with lots of different players.” Overall it seems the release of NBA 2k18 will be an exciting time for everyone. We hope you enjoy these games as much as we do.