True story: I’ve been thinking of starting up a thread for Forsaken now that it has launched (see also @Brandunn’s primer on changes posted prior to the launch), but I didn’t because I couldn’t come up with a really good pun for the title. Maybe I could have if I focused on that instead of grinding out the campaign last week? Anyway, I have thoughts about the Forsaken expansion for Destiny 2 and so let’s talk in a place that’s a little more digestible than the discord (love the discord but can’t keep up).
I really like this campaign. I thought the writing was good and that the arc of the story has weight. Shortcomings, sure – but overall pretty strong. I’m not sure about the ambiguity over who shot Uldren in the final scene. I mean, my guardian was there, right? So can’t I know who did it? It would also be deeper if there were more resonating consequences for going against Zavala’s wishes, or stronger narrative support that we were doing what Zavala wanted all along, too.
Also, who else wonders if Petra is being manipulated the same way Uldren was? Are we unwitting servants of the same force? And will the game satisfyingly continue the narrative thread about making morally ambiguous choices?
I mostly like the new weapon economy changes that emphasize playing at least through the campaign with a lot of blue gear. Now that I’m about 510, I want to start infusing some favorite gear up to my level, but I’m wary of making that commitment with the masterwork parts cost to infuse.
The Dreaming City is pretty overwhelming, huh? True Destiny-style “here you go, figure this shit out while you get murdered by high-level enemies!” It makes me a feel a lot like I did when I was a brand new player with the Taken King and landed on the Dreadnaught for the first time, just spooked and in danger and overwhelmed.
Gambit is fun! Matchmaking keeps putting me, a solo queuer, up against four-stacks, which is less fun. Gonna make the Ace of Spades quest a real grind.
I’m mostly a potato in this crucible meta right now, but have the occasional very good game. I landed a sidearm with rampage and full auto, and it melts pretty good.
So what’s everybody else think? I haven’t caught up with the podcast yet, which I hear has some discussion, too.