Send help people: I’ve fallen down the Destiny hole.
Over the last week I’ve been steadily getting into the Destiny train with my partner and a friend or two. Initially Destiny was just the game I was questing very slowly, something to play at 1:00 AM or 2:00 AM when I couldn’t sleep and I just wanted to sit on the couch with a big warm blanket and do something a bit mind-numbing.
I’m still enjoying the simplicity of it all. I couldn’t tell you what on earth is going on with Rise of Iron, vanilla Destiny, or anything else. I don’t even know why the different characters are called Guardians.
But the core loop: blowing robots, zombies and whatnot away with grenades, rifles, and my flaming hammer of doom, is really good. I also pulled the trigger on the level 40 boost and I’ve been exploring the end game content — something I don’t typically do with MMOs. I like exploring the story, although at this point I might end up doing that with another character.
Going through the various Trials, the daily Strikes, and a bit of Crucible here and there has just been fun. It’s the kind of good, dumb fun that I wanted from The Division, but with a better mix of content and competitiveness for my liking, and without most of the glitches.
The first thing I’ll probably do when I go home tonight is a few hours of Destiny. And maybe a bit of levelling my glass cleaner small forward in NBA 2K17 in the meantime. But what about yourselves — what are you playing this weekend?