Thursday, 1 October 2015

Destiny Diaries - Year 2, Week 2

The past week has seen some distractions in my gaming life. The release of Blood Bowl 2 (see my review here) saw me trying it out a few times. It’s not going to be a big Destiny time stealer but it’s there nonetheless. And then my birthday weekend. That saw the addition to my collection of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition and WWE2K15.

Shadow of Mordor was a big surprise. I know I’m late to the party on that one and it’s had great reviews, but I wasn’t expecting it to be this good! I’m worried for Destiny. I played Sleeping Dogs on the PS3 when it was a free game as part of PlayStation Plus. I’m afraid to start it again as I know how good it is and how vast it is… WWE2K15 will be fun to dip in and out of when a friend pops in.

Despite all of this I have still found time to play Destiny this week. Calling in some birthday privilege to do so. Last week I started engaging with the Facebook groups a little more and added a load of “friends” online. So this week I have been dipping in and out of random people's games to try to help them out… with varying degrees of success. A patrol on Earth where this guy was helping out a kid to defeat the Taken. Easy. Replying to a request for help in finishing the House of Wolves story line for a new level 25 player. Easy. Popping in to a strike that I’d never seen before with a recommended light level of 260 and my character barely scratching at 230. Vast amount of profanity ensued. We didn’t finish that one…

The Taken King is still finding ways of surprising me. Progression for all three of my characters feels great. I’m somewhere between 240 and 260 with all of them now. All of them have multiple exotics, most of which purchased from two weeks worth of Xur but some as quest rewards. Got some great legendary engram drops too including the Darkblade Helm which I was very please with.

Every time I think I’m coming to the end of the quests, new lines open and and new stories are revealed! I know right? Story! The game still doesn’t do the job of telling those stories very well, but at least it’s there and in game. I love the stories of the three new subclasses and the emerging that the Queen or someone from the Awoken attack could still be alive on the Dreadnaught (I’m sure many of you have already finished this… Or is it setting up the next DLC?). There are so many exciting things. Like the network of tunnels hidden on the Dreadnaught, strewn with worms and chests that need specific items to open them. The Court of Oryx is brilliant. I got sidetracked last night from trying to complete quests and spent most of my night in the Court of Oryx helping out other people and gaining some sweet loot.

I’ve just realised that I’ve only played two games of crucible matches since The Taken King dropped. There’s just so much content! Those complaining about the price tag, surely are eating their words now. I honestly can’t see where the game will end. I know it doesn’t technically end, but when will the quests run out? When will I discover all the stories. Destiny is still very much keeping me in it’s grasp and it’s a happy place for me to be.

by BloggyDave

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