Game Blog #1 – Into the Light, or Not

This week started off a little late in the gaming department for me, this is my final semester before I graduate with my BSc in Computing Science, so getting a schedule down and preparing for all my projects have been a little rough. I did manage to squeeze in some time for Destiny 2 though.

Game Data

  • Game: Destiny 2
  • Time played: 4.5 hours
  • Game genre: Action-RPG, MMO
  • Days Played: Friday, Sunday
  • Platform: Playstation 4 (PS4)
  • Friends from work

Self-Reflection

As I started my journey I enjoyed the impressive visuals and voice acting that Bungie is known to have in their games. I was pleasantly surprised to hear Nathan Fillion’s voice for the character Cayde-6, one of the main guardians that appear in several of the intro cinematics.  Voice acting aside, I probably could have spent more time paying attention to what was around me in the beginning of the game. I spent an extended period of time enjoying the soundtrack and visuals while killing the occasional bad guy but eventually walked off a ledge, only to realize there was nothing to land on below. So roughly 30 minutes in and I have my first death, this is not going as planned.

Voice acting aside, I probably could have spent more time paying attention to what was around me in the beginning of the game. I spent an extended period of time enjoying the soundtrack and visuals while killing the occasional bad guy but eventually walked off a ledge, only to realize there was nothing to land on below. So roughly 30 minutes in and I have my first death, this is not going as planned.

After playing for another 30 minutes I got to a point where I could join up with my friends from work and started playing the story missions. By the end of my first session on Friday, I had leveled up to level 4 and was really liking the different abilities of the Hunter Class. They were quite different from the starting abilities in the first Destiny, I had a close-range weapon for a special move instead of a golden revolver. The close range weapon was a nice change of pace from my primary auto-rifle which I used at long range. Weapons seem to be quite diverse so far and will accommodate a wide variety of play styles which is nice for me as I like to change it how I play from time to time.

So far I would highly recommend Destiny 2 as a great game to play with friends. It’s very relaxing to play and does not feel as repetitive as the first. I should probably pay more attention to my gameplay next time but when I get a game I tend to focus more on the stories and what makes up the game as a whole.

Destiny 2 Trailer

Citations:

Bungie : https://www.bungie.net/

Destiny 2:  https://www.destinythegame.com/

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