“So Guardian… You are leaving us. It’s a shame… You were one of the good ones. Please, tell us your journey before you depart. Let us remember your deeds before you say goodbye”
Man, it’s been a fun journey. As mentioned in the “It’s A Rough Road” posts, this will be a doozy. A long, probably drawn out post, that will cover everything from the beginning, to the very bitter end of my Destiny journey. Even the next expansion isn’t really hyping the game for me, alas… This is the bitter end, and I want you all to enjoy it with me, in this long, last post. Here we go…
It is fair to say, that the money I spent on the base game, and the season pass was very well spent. I definitely got my money’s worth, even with the woes of the game. I’ve enjoyed a lot of the content, gotten mad at the PvP side, and made some friends along the way. So what’s there to quit? You just said you enjoyed it! Key word. Enjoyed. There is a lot of things that I didn’t enjoy as well, but let’s not harp on that to much shall we? Maybe later. I’m kind of at a loss of words for this.
The majority of it is, I wish it was a different type of game. Open world. Not instanced based. Of course, that didn’t kill it for me. I still had a blast with what the game offers currently. The same cannot be said about the PvP point of the game. (Hand Cannons and Shotguns all day, erry day.) The frustration kicks in, the want to kill someone settles in, and there is nothing you can do about it, because sadly.. You are doing the same thing. Yes, I use Hand Cannons, because I want to win. I am one of the people that I have come to hate. I, hate myself.
Let’s use a weapon that’s easily a two hit kill, if not one. Now I have used different weapons, mostly Scout Rifle, and Sniper, but everyone including me is using Hand Cannons. It’s more frustrating than anything. Some variety? Nope. Hawkmoon, Thorn, The Last Word, thats it. Suffer the wrath of the Hand Cannon. Destiny: The Hand Cannon game. At least, that is what PvP is anyway! I liked pretty much every map, I guess it’s just how weapons are designed is what killed PvP for me. Don’t get me wrong, every FPS Shooter has a “Cheesy” weapon, but nothing like the Hand Cannon.
Another problem with PvP is the blinking. Please nerf, or put a cool down on blinking, just in PvP! I never did use blink, I used triple jump more than anything really. Blinking is just such a pain to deal with.. My reflexes aren’t fast enough to keep up with double blink. It’s so upsetting it’s not even funny. Well, I didn’t play PvP as much as I did PvE, but my dislike for PvP is way above the PvE aspect of the game. There are many more things I could talk about with PvP, but I could go on for pages, and pages… I’ll end it here for now.
Let’s talk about PvE before I venture to other things shall we? Yes, it’s a grind. All games are grindy in a sense, but I have defended the grind in Destiny because it’s an FPS. I have a ton of fun, and challenge (With some things) and the grind does not affect me as much as other games. That being said, it still can get stale and very boring, very quickly! I didn’t make much sense there did I? It’s fun, but can get boring quickly? The same maps, the same quests, the same strikes. I get the same quests, a lot of MMOs have the same type of quests. Maybe, I am just asking to much for a little more variety. I guess that is too much to ask for, who knows?
I don’t know where else to go from here, so I’m going to just talk about stuff that happened along the way. A lot of fun was made since the beginning. I made some cool friends, and some sweet enemies along the way. It’s a bittersweet ending, because it was this FPS MMO, that just wasn’t good enough for me in the end, and as much as I wanted it to be, it just won’t. I think one of the best moments in Destiny is when I did the the first raid, for the first time “Vault of Glass” I did it with a bunch of IRL friends, and didn’t die once! I listened to instructions, and just had a ton of fun doing it. It was challenging, and we did it with the first try!
Although, I wish the game had Matchmaking for raids, one of the things that really gets to me as well, is that! I don’t have the kind of time to find the people for the raid, and then actually do the raid. I may sound a little spoiled there, but I’m sorry, I guess I am accustomed to a LFG tool, or whatever you want to call it. Spoiled me! Don’t get me wrong, once you're into the raid, and hopefully you have a decent group, it is a lot of fun!
Back to another point, despite it’s shortcomings and bad balancing issues, PvP was fun. The adrenaline when you are on a kill streak, the no scope head shots, etc etc. It sort of balances each other out, the love hate relationship with it. Although, I saw myself getting more angry than enjoying myself. That’s not talking about just at the end, I’m talking throughout. To each their own I guess, but I just found myself more angry than anything…
Another thing I would like to talk about, that I didn’t touch on at all during the series was: Storyline. I didn’t feel compelled to follow the storyline at all. I couldn’t tell you much of story because quite frankly it bored me. I don’t know if it’s just me, or what but I found the storyline to Destiny to be very lackluster and ultimately boring. With every game I try to follow the story some what but I don’t know why I couldn’t follow Destiny’s storyline. Did anyone else have this problem? I sort of just breezed through all the quests without following my dialogue or anything. I usually don’t have this problem, but alas I did with this game!
Maybe it was the voice acting, or the lack of depth to the story, I’m not sure. It’s probably a combination of many, many things. I don’t know what else to say about the storyline than it’s bland, and boring. Well, it’s almost time to wrap things up for this series, and Destiny. This became more of a rant post more than an ending to the series, so I apologize for that, but I just write what comes to me, and how I feel I need to end it.
Destiny is a great game, that could have been an amazing game. I know it’s more about personal balance and things like that to me, but you know… I feel like I am not the only one with the opinions I laid out. I will not be buying the Taken King expansion, because I don’t feel the want/need to buy it, and play the game anymore. It’s truly sad, but that’s just how I feel. What else can I say eh?
Who knows what else Bungie can do to the game, but I hope they continue to improve the game. I will definitely still read about Destiny, and things like that, and maybe in a year or two, or whenever Destiny 2 comes out I’ll check it out again. I think the last two weeks of playing the game really put a lot of things into perspective. I was talking to a buddy and sort of just venting and he agreed with every single thing I talked about, and gave his opinion. Telling me pistols will be nerfed when The Taken King expansion comes out, I guess I am tired of it now, and have no patience, to not play half the game until the expansion comes out. Nerf now please!
I’m not even sure if they fixed/added all the things I am talking about, I would come back to play the game more. Interesting eh?
I really tried to ignite my love for the game by doing various other things, playing more with friends rather than solo play, creating the other classes and leveling them, but none of them really gave me that passion back. It’s not you, it’s me Destiny, I assure you. I wanted more than what you had to offer, and continued to offer… My frustration got the better of me, and to that… I say my farewell to you, and take you out of my PS4, and place you back into the place you came from…
It’s been a fun series to write about, and I hope you all have enjoyed it! If you wish to discuss Destiny, if you still like it, or dislike it, please leave a comment below, or tweet @SirIsaacJewton I would love to hear what you all have to say about the game, good or bad. As always, thank you all for reading, and see you in the next post! Cheers!