• @tamiya_tt02
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    07 months ago

    Wow, there’s a lot of hate for D2… I played Destiny 1 almost daily, and enjoyed Destiny 2’s launch. I fell off for a while, played a little Beyond Light, but didn’t get any of the other expansions. I got back into the game during Season 21, Season of the Deep, and thoroughly enjoyed the content. I played the old campaigns (got them on sale for 75% off), then enjoyed Season of the Witch. Now, Season of the Wish just came out yesterday and I enjoyed the 30 minutes I had to play the game (busy day). Yeah, I pay for some things, story content mostly. The game play is really good, the story is fine, and we’re coming up to the end of this huge 10-year saga between the light and darkness, the Traveler and the Witness. The Final Shape (next campaign) has been delayed, but Bungie is putting extra content into this season to make up for the extra long season we’ll have, and it’ll be free for everyone, not just people who bought the season. Everything has been building up to this point, and I’m so excited to see where it goes from here.

    Sure, other games do a seasonal model better, other games have better writing or mechanics or less monetization. But I’m still having fun. Not everyone hates Destiny, even if Bungie has made some bad decisions in the past and lately.

    • @SkyezOpen
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      37 months ago

      I played the old campaigns

      Run through them again and see if they still hold up.

      • @tamiya_tt02
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        17 months ago

        I got back into the game in Season 21 and played all the campaigns then. I enjoyed all of them. Shadowkeep was very cool, I felt bad for Eris. Witch Queen was fun, I found the story gripping. Lightfall was kinda meh, but Strand is so powerful. Every campaign doesn’t need to be amazing much like every season of a TV show need to be amazing, but I’ll still watch Futurama and Bones and The Office over and over.

        The only campaign I haven’t played again is Beyond Light, which I mostly finished back when it came out.

        I think the part I disliked the most of all the campaigns was getting Strand meditations for my Banner of War Titan. But the levels were fun to play even if the story wasn’t great.

        We’re spending $15 every few months. That costs way less than a full season of a TV show or even a single movie, especially in the theater, and we play Destiny for many more hours than watch a TV season or movie.

        • @SkyezOpen
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          57 months ago

          The point I was trying to make is you can’t play the old campaigns anymore. The old campaigns are gone. New players are stepping into beyond light not knowing who the fuck any of these people are, or what the significance of darkness is. If they’re f2p they don’t even have that, just the seasonal shit that is tied to campaigns they didn’t even do. The model sucks and alienates new players while older players drop off. I started in season of the forge and loved it. I played for years until the grind became too repetitive for me and I haven’t touched it in ages and probably won’t ever again. Sure, it’s cheaper than a sub, but the amount of content we get for it? Not worth. And locking weapons behind unplayable DLC is the scummiest shit I have ever seen.

          • @tamiya_tt02
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            27 months ago

            Oh, I understand, thanks for explaining. Yeah, the inability to play the Red War saga is sad. I dropped off kind of soon after the Red War. If there weren’t YouTubers with lore videos, I’d be really lost now.

            So, unlike a TV show, you can’t go back and enjoy it from episode 1, you just have to strap in and hope you can hold on while they fling content at you to see if something sticks. Like what they’re doing with the new Crucible mode, Checkmate, they’re going to use it to change all of Crucible.