Recently, I wrote about how I miss the days of the first Destiny and how I haven’t really been able to get into Destiny 2 despite its progress. I do still feel that way about Destiny 2. I want to get into it and enjoy the game like I did the original, but I’m still not quite sure if that’s possible since my old Destiny friends won’t be joining me in playing the sequel. Even so, I find myself feeling hopeful after seeing what’s on the game’s horizon. All this is to say that I’ve come to a decision: I’m finally going to make a real go at getting into Destiny 2.
The above trailer shows-off a newly implemented dungeon in Destiny 2. I can confidently say that this looks very much unlike anything I’ve seen in either game so far. It looks strange; it looks fantastical; it looks difficult and puzzling. In short this “Prophecy” dungeon looks incredible, and I really want a chance to experience it for myself. Of course this is only a prologue to what’s coming with the Beyond Light expansion this fall. In that update, we’ll finally be seeing another new enemy, direct agents of The Darkness itself, and get never-before-seen elements/sub-classes in addition to new gear, activities and raids. It’s an exciting time for the game to be sure.
It also helps that the game still has at least two more years of life in it. Alongside the reveal of the Beyond Light expansion, Bungie also announced major expansions coming in 2021 (The Witch Queen) and 2022 (Lightfall). The developer also hinted that Destiny 2’s life might extend past 2022 with a mention of long term plans for the “Destiny Content Vault.” Honestly I’m all for a more long term plan for Destiny 2 since it means I can get invested in it without having to worry about starting over AGAIN whenever a Destiny 3 were to drop.
So I suppose the point of all this is that Destiny 2 has a lot of good stuff coming, and it’s going to be around for a long time to come. Considering this, I think it’s a safe time to drop the old, testy attitude of mine and really try to enjoy this game at long last. Will it work out? I don’t know. At the very least, I’ll be able to say I gave it a fair chance.
Are you looking forward to Destiny 2: Beyond Light? Think you’ll give the game a try, or has the Destiny ship sailed for you?
Lede image from the Destiny 2: Beyond Light gameplay trailer