I like it for the most part. It is definitely way more accessible, and it doesn’t feel like a full-time job trying to keep up with everything. I’ve beaten the raid once, and I’d like to keep running it on occasion (though it’s been difficult to find a good, consistent group on XB1). It’s a good game right now to jump on for a few hours per week, knock out some milestones, shoot some aliens, and then move on to other things. I do think they could have had a deeper endgame for those who want to grind indefinitely, but overall, I’m a very satisfied customer. I think I’m approaching the point where I’m okay with taking some time off from the game, and booting it back up once the first expansion drops.
I guess my mentality is that I’m okay with Destiny 2 not being a ‘forever game’. I had my fun, grinded some stuff out in endgame for a bit, and I’m just about ready to put in a bookmark and come back in a few months. For me, that’s great. In D1, I was in grad school, living long distance from my partner, and was able to sink in ungodly time into it. I liked that it allowed me to do that. Now I’m working full-time, living with my partner (and now married), and my game time is a bit more sparse. D2 respects my time, and doesn’t constantly give me a nagging feeling of ‘you’re not playing as much and efficiently as you could be’.
For those that want it to be like D1 where it really was a full-time job to keep up with everything and grind the content out, I feel for ya. It’s good to have those games to escape into indefinitely. But as that’s not what I’m looking for in a game right now, I feel good where it’s left me.