After two full days of downloading Destiny 2 I was finally able to jump into the game for the first time yesterday afternoon.
Having no idea what to expect I sat down with a cup of coffee, adjusted my monitors position and clicked play. After waiting for ages for the game to load on my 5400RPM HDD I was greeted by a glorious sound track. Seriously, Bungie has done some incredible work on the music in this game.
After setting my display options up so I could still interact with Discord (borderless fullscreen is just the way games are meant to be played) I had to select my class and customise my character.
This my level 8 Awoken Warlock. She’s not much at the moment but I am only a few missions deep in the story and have been searching for EDZ Tokens to get my reputation with Devrim Kay up.
The first hour or two of Destiny 2 feels a bit sluggish though this is understandable as there is a lot to digest for newcomers such as myself. I appreciate being eased into it all.
Once you get through those initial stages however you feel like you’re piloting a freight train as you slog through enemies collecting ammo and gear along the way.
With that having been said I do feel like Bungie has done a great job of making the player feel powerful but still making the enemies challenging. Named enemies are both scary and an enjoyable fight. More than once I found myself rejoicing at the prospect of loot while strafing between cover keeping my health above zero.
Bear in mind that I am still in the early stages of the game so this might change as I get further along.
One of the more interesting experiences I’ve had (we’ll get to the lasers in a bit) had to do with public events.
I had just completed a main story mission and the game was transporting me back to the Church in the European Dead Zone. Upon my arrival I was facing a public event that had just started.
“Should I join,” I asked myself.
Before my brain could answer I pulled the trigger on my automatic rifle and “Public Event Joined” splashed on my screen.
Just like that I was fighting the Fallen with about six other Guardians. I died once and rallied. There was no communication between any of us but our goal was clear: clean out the enemies and get the loot.
Of course the other goal is unlocking a sub-class so there is a point to joining these events other than straight up fun.
The laser adventure
So, I didn’t know that the laser traps in Destiny 2 were explosive. I suspected something would happen when I broke the beam but death was not that thing.
I was doing an Adventure in the Salt Mines when I came across a hall filled to the brim with laser traps. Like the hot-headed gamer I often am I ran head first into the field of beams.
My Guardian fell to the floor and a scoreboard appeared on screen telling me how many times I had died (twice for those wondering, once from the lasers and the second time I totally didn’t fall off of a cliff).
Needless to say I now take my time surveying the environment before charging in.
Today I head to Titan for the first time to see what Saturn’s moon has in store for me.
Hopefully I can pick up a nice new primary weapon for myself before heading into the Crucible to see how I fare against other humans.
Disclaimer: Destiny 2 PC code was provided by the local distributor of the game.