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May as well just nominate Destiny 2 whilst I’m at it.
I remember the first Destiny Beta and thinking how the MP announcer sounded so distraught and tone deaf. This was what Bungie followed Halo guy with? But then I grew to love Shaxx, the better you play the more pleased he becomes, you are literally giving him hope that humanity might be able to survive against the coming of the darkness. Destiny 2 is definitely happier more hopeful Shaxx but it’s always great when your more heroic MP plays get acclaim from an over excited Shaxx. Shaxx and Zavalla are basically the two dads I always wanted.
With the departure of Marty O’Donnell after Destiny 1 I was wondering how this would affect Destiny 2, just because I had been brought up through Halo to appreciate the work he does in not just the music but the individual sound effects. Part of the reason that game was so profound was down to the music and sound. If you look at what 343 have done to Halo since Bungie, they’ve added more sound effects to every little action you do. Your armour sounds heavy as you run, all the weapons have additional clicks and clacks to the point I think they’ve gone a little overboard with it all.
The sound is a big part of why Destiny 2 feels so good as a shooter. Even the starting weapons sound beasty. I’m committed to collecting all the exotics I can, just because I want to hear what they all sound like. Whether it’s the angry bark of Vigilance Wing, or Sweet Business driving full throttle, spewing out murder.
The music is great too. My favourite is probably journey. Arguably the game never really makes you feel powerless in the face of the destruction at the start of the game, but as you ramble through the mountains to this lonely piece it does feel that you’ve lost something.
And the music of Nessus makes Nessus my favourite planet.
Like Halo, Destiny is pure space opera. A world I am constantly escaping away too, where my friends and I get to feel like superheroes. The sound is a big reason why.
And shooting the goblet out of Callus’ hand. Perfection.