The Daily Grind: How do you feel about Destiny 2 six weeks post-launch?

    
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All errors should have been ingored

Destiny 2’s Curse of Osiris has already been out a few days and… it’s not exactly lighting the world on fire. Core fanboys aren’t happy and are advising folks to just hold their wallets until Bungie gets its house in order. I’m down to just one guildie obsessively playing. And the hype? The hype for Destiny 1 was a surge that carried for months. D2 hype seems to have fizzled out.

All of that was in my mind already with MOP Patron Roger dropped the perfect topic in my inbox. “I’ve been more in pen and paper games recently than MMOs, but I have been playing something that gives me that MMO feel: Destiny 2.” he writes. “Have any of you guys played it yet? If so, how do you feel if MMOs and massive-coop-online games met closer in the middle?”

For starters, I am digging “massively co-op”! So let’s tackle Roger’s query and mine together. How do you feel about Destiny 2 six weeks post-launch? Were you one of those folks who said, “PC or bust,” and are you still PCing? What happened to the hype? Where did Bungie go wrong? And above all else, do you think Destiny 2 is that perfect midpoint between MMORPG and co-op shooter? Will it have an impact on the way the genre is developed moving forward, or will that be left to future games like Anthem?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Chronic Enigma

Played the free trial when it launched, and bought it shortly after. I’m enjoying it. It feels good on PC, I played the first one and was disappointed. This one is enjoyable but still disappointing, like an 85 out of 100. Recommend getting for PC just because it feels like a really good FPS.

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kelvar

I’ve enjoyed it so far. The three person group is perfect as my best friend, partner and I all play together. We don’t have massive or revolutionary expectations. It’s a fun, cooperative shoot ‘em up type game with a mild customization system and the barest framework of a plot that we enjoy making fun of.

It’s like a popcorn movie. No one’s going to argue the artistic or cerebral merits of Die Hard but it doesn’t make watching Hans Grueber go over the edge (literally) any less enjoyable.

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Loopy

As much as i was excited about the game finally coming out for PC (and me being able to actually play this mythical Destiny game), the shine has worn off fairly quickly.

People are talking about the storyline being amazing, but i personally find it to be very shallow and super short. I’m not even max level yet, and i’m about to finish the vanilla storyline. That means that i’m gonna have to grind out adventures and events for the next 2 levels just to hit max level and “endgame”. And i wasn’t rushing through the story – played very casually, and tried to balance main storyline with events and adventures on the way.

Also, i’m finding it really hard to place the theme of the game. Is it sci-fi? Fantasy? The two genres mishmashing like that doesn’t seem to click in my head for some reason. And without having played Destiny 1, i’m struggling to connect to the characters and the story, which kinda hits you like a ton of bricks right off the bat.

Anyhow, i don’t see myself playing the game for much longer, especially now that the endgame has been successfully gated behind the DLC, which i will not be getting.

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Argantaelle

I’m not even max level yet, and i’m about to finish the vanilla storyline. That means that i’m gonna have to grind out adventures and events for the next 2 levels just to hit max level and “endgame”.
Just talk with every NPC in the Tower when you finish the vanilla storyline. You will be automatically levelled to level 20 at the last NPC.

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Goettel

Decided to wait this one out, and I’m happy I did. At least it made me reinstall Warframe.

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Mr Poolaty

Trash

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hurbster

I wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot bargepole…

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Sylkesh

I’m still really enjoying the game: I spent more than 100 hours in it and I’m still playing. The PC version is so nice and fluid (60 fps rock).
But the reason for my not getting bored is probably because I play it casually. Rush the content and you will probably end up frustrated, pretending that this game has no content.
As for the criticism towards Bungie: spoiled children rants imho. I had no game-breaking issue at all, and I played both PS4 and PC version from launch.

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Estranged

When someone burns through content like a California forest fire and complains of nothing to do…

Yeah.

I’m still finishing up EDZ adventures.

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Schmidt.Capela

Destiny 2, the game that within 6 weeks already locked all end-game content — including that which was available at launch — behind a paid DLC?

Kinda hard to say anything nice about it right now.

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Estranged

They didn’t lock all end-game content.

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nobleeinherjar

I haven’t really played since around launch and I kind of regret purchasing the game. Oh well. Live and learn.

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Danny Smith

Its story is bland and the world lacks the interest of the ones in the original. Not a terrible game but just not as interesting or engaging as the first. In one you were a dead body in a rusted out traffic jam of evacuees raised from the dead centuries later to find everything you knew is dead and gone and all but one human city is ghost towns and ruins. You start to change the tide and head to the moon and beyond, walking where no human has tread in centuries to find some answers. We never really got them, but the feeling of walking through the dusty, half buried towns on mars or the rusted out factories of old russia were great.
In destiny 2 you are the best guy ever who loses his powers for one mission then dick around for a bit while ‘not bane’ says such original stuff as “we are not so different, you and i” then becomes a generic bossfight you stomp with ease.

Both play the same but even with its hasty rewrites and mess of a story the first game sold you a world. The second just wants to sell you lockboxes and the world is an unfortunate step in that process for them.