We not too long ago had a chance to dive head first into Destiny’s 2 first enlargement, Curse of Osiris. Bungie, well-known for being secretive and cautious about how they select to launch data, put plenty of guidelines on when and what we will reveal about our time with the DLC. So we’re going to dump every part we will for right now, and we’ll share extra as soon as we’re in a position. Enjoy!
Curse of Osiris’ Content
While we did get to take a look at some non-campaign badociated content material that we will’t focus on right now, the majority of our play time was taking part in by the story. The marketing campaign’s size is kind of much like what was seen within the different two smaller DLC expansions from the unique Destiny (The Dark Below, and House of Wolves). Depending on whether or not you’re taking your time, or blast by as shortly as attainable, you may end the story (once more, simply the missions, not together with some other content material not but revealed that we will’t focus on but), in about two to 4 hours. Unlike The Dark Below and House of Wolves which featured some detours from the primary missions by content material like strikes and different side-objectives, the Curse of Osiris marketing campaign is extra linear and targeted on the story.
This is a mirrored image of Bungie’s dedication to enhance the story content material of Destiny 2. While it’s not going to be nominated for any “Best Story” award clbades anytime quickly, it’s definitely an enchancment over the unique, and genuinely attention-grabbing and gratifying. To-date, plenty of the sport’s much more attention-grabbing lore has been hidden away, however Curse of Osiris unleashes arguably some of the attention-grabbing sections, the “greatest warlock” Osiris and the present state of Mercury, in a particularly efficient method.
Mercury & Lore
We’ve written earlier than about how cool Mercury could be as a locale, and Curse of Osiris embraces plenty of what made the setting interesting from a lore standpoint whereas tying the mysterious Osiris character into the combination. Osiris’ title isn’t an accident, and Curse of Osiris seems to have at the very least been flippantly influenced by Ancient Egypt, a interval of human historical past shrouded in thriller. In truth, throughout a Q&A with Twinfinite and different shops, Bungie talked about that the theme of Mercury and Curse of Osiris is “mystery.” We can’t focus on Mercury intimately simply but, however the “mystery” aesthetic Bungie goes for, positively lands. You’ll wish to discover each nook and cranny, however you’ll additionally encounter plenty of resistance from some very indignant Vex, making the realm very harmful.
The marketing campaign missions bounce you between Mercury and different pre-existing places, however exploring Mercury is clearly the spotlight. The Vex have been quietly as much as no good on Mercury for some time now, and their actions have lastly bubbled as much as the floor (each figuratively and actually) to some extent the place Osiris can’t maintain it contained any longer on his personal. So he sends his ghost, Sagira, away to get badist.
Story and Characters
Curse of Osiris sees characters, each new and outdated, get heavy display time. Although the story is centered round Osiris’ efforts to save lots of the world and such, Sagira is the actual star. Sagira is your information to understanding Osiris’ mindset each presently, and his actions from the previous. Osiris was, at the very least, extraordinarily bady and outspoken, and his beliefs ultimately bought him thrown out of the Tower. His character hasn’t fully morphed, however does appear to be prepared to select his battles higher, at the very least when he wants badist like he does all through the marketing campaign of Curse of Osiris. And, after all, you’ll get to know Sagira by spending time together with her, and get some perception onto what different folks’s ghosts are like. Not all ghosts are created equal on this planet Destiny 2.
As the story unravels, Sagira will stroll you thru what’s occurring, however you’re not alone together with her. You’ll have badist from Ikora Ray, the Tower’s head honcho Warlock Vanguard and former Osiris pupil. It’s been some time for the reason that two of them have spent any time collectively, and all through the marketing campaign they are going to work by their points. They will attempt to let go of grudges and outdated perceptions of one another.
Finally, there’s our outdated pal Brother Vance. As you may think, he’s SUPER hyped in regards to the potential of badembly his idol for the primary time, however first he wants to badist ensure that Osiris, and everybody else for that matter, doesn’t get killed by the Vex and stuff. We can’t speak in regards to the Lighthouse a lot proper now, however Brother Vance is unquestionably rolling out the purple carpet hoping that Osiris decides to cease by for a cup of espresso or one thing.
The bulk of the marketing campaign takes place within the Infinite Forest, a brand new location inside Mercury. We’re not allowed to debate the Infinite Forest intimately simply but, however we’ll say this about it: It’s Vex Disney World primarily. It’s a spot the place the Vex can check infinite realities and prospects. Probably tremendous enjoyable for the Vex and anybody else with an affinity for homicide and ripping down something the races of Earth obtain, however an absolute nightmare for guardians which might be making an attempt to traverse it.
More data might be revealed at right now’s reside stream, so give take care of its conclusion. Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris might be out on Dec. 5.