Since we're at a loss for brand new games to talk about, maybe we should try something a little different. I want to talk about how you guys and girls feel about Destiny, two months after its release,.
Why Destiny? Well, probably because it's interesting. At least I find it interesting. I find it interesting how people engage with it, the way people discuss it. There's also the manner in which the game is supposed to work commercially speaking — we're supposed to be talking and engaging with Destiny for years to come. That's the idea.
But with the first DLC drop available — how does everyone feel about the game?
I was talking to my brother-in-law about the game over the weekend. Destiny is practically all he wants to talk about ever. The language he uses is the language of an addict. He was talking like I imagine those sad strange pokie-people talk. He was using the same vocabulary. He was complaining about the drops, complaining about how the update had changed the way his already leveled gear works. He is ensconced in the meta-game, that much is clear, frustrated with certain aspects of the game, but still — all he wanted to do was go home and play more of the game.
It feels as though I've had multiple versions of this same conversation. People who bitch and complain and laugh about Destiny and its problems, then two second later...
"Anyone want to do the raid with me?"
Here's my two cents: with Destiny, Bungie has created a core so tight it's almost impossible for them to screw it up, no matter how badly they bork certain aspects of leveling, or the weapons. It doesn't matter that the game has issues: people are going to play this thing. They're going to be playing this video game for a long time. It's an inevitability.
How do you guys and girls see it?