[spoiler]*A Wild Gringo has appeared*[/spoiler]
So I've been kind of quiet about this but it has been kind of eating away at me so I figured I'll write it, get 2 replies, 3 likes, and my conscience will be settled.
Also I am certainly biased on this source. I wasted... too much time on D1 and I preordered D2. I have a big stake in this game being good, plus the "I told you so" rights. Take what I say with a grain of salt, however I do like to look at things logically and I prefer to make arguments based on facts or reasonable speculation instead of half a sentence explaining in no uncertain terms that my opinion is better than yours. With that out of the way...
Countless times I have heard criticism against Destiny 2. Plenty of it is fair (like the new weapon system, locked loadouts, 4v4 pvp, etc.) but the criticism I am talking about is, as you could guess, "Destiny 2 looks just like DLC". I am a bit confused by this, and it certainly doesn't help when people respond with "that is what a sequel is supposed to look like." Destiny 2 could come out as an awful game for all I know, but I am just here to explain why Destiny 2 isn't deserving of the Destiny 1.5 moniker.
Firstly Destiny 2 had to be a sequel. They literally couldn't have made it DLC to the original game. Aside from the fundamental changes that couldn't work in D1, the engine couldn't handle it. The Tiger Engine for D1 was designed with lastgen consoles in mind. The last expansion literally couldn't be put on the older consoles. It probably couldn't support another new zone, let alone 4 and everything else. It had to be a separate game, but most people with a brain and access to google could figure that so I'm not gonna harp on it any more.
The big reason that I see people use to justify "Destiny 1.5" is that not enough was changed. There is still a golden gun super, there is still the Taken, the gunplay is still fantastic etc. Just look at this [url=https://youtu.be/w1wW2Kv1AhA]video[/url] to see what I mean. This also dumbfounds me though. It is as if the guy who made it went "look! There are launchers in both games! They're practically the same thing!" And this is where I introduce the "Halo Method".
[i]The Halo Method[/i] is very simple. If you criticize a sequel for being too similar, could that criticism also apply to the original Halo trilogy? If so then it is invalid. Take enemy races. I heard complaints that Destiny 2 won't be adding new enemy factions but just revamping the old ones. But Halo did that. In Halo CE, 2 and 3 the only enemy factions (that are different gameplay wise) are the Covenant, The Flood, and Sentinels (and Humans for 1 mission). This never changes. Hell Halo 2 didn't add a single new enemy type to the Flood. And yet I never heard anybody complain about Halo 3's lack of new enemy factions. Did anybody play the mission "Covenant" in Halo 3 and go "aww man Bungie just reskined Silent Cartographer". No because people would call you an idiot. But I hear people say "aww man Nessus is just a reskin of Venus". Why? Because it has forests and Vex of course. Completely ignoring that those are literally the only 2 similarities.
I can only chalk this up to people simply wanting to dislike Destiny 2 because it is a hip thing to do and they don't want to go through the effort of trying to find legitimate issues like those mentioned prior.
If you have a good, well thought out reason as to why Destiny 2 isn't what a sequel should be, I'd be more than happy to hear it. Both sides please be civil and if you see some idiot with half a sentence and as much logic as Scientology, just mute them and move on. Commenting only encourages them.
Thanks for reading.
[b]Tl;dr[/b] read the paragraph starting with [i]The Halo Method[/i]
[spoiler]If some smart ass in the comments responds with half a sentence like I just previously condemned, please simply comment to them [quote]"Have you ever stopped to watch a bluebird drop from a tree, and take to the air? Me neither. Have you ever stopped to finish out a rhyme but the right words just weren't there? Meat Cleaver"[/quote][/spoiler]
My opinions are formed solely on the Beta. Call me crazy, but I had high expectations for this game. I expected much more than a Call of Duty type rehash/reskin. I sat down with the Beta and felt completely let down. I was expecting innovation, advancement, and something different. Instead, I get a carbon copy of what I already had, only weaker.
I'm a big PvP guy. I sunk a lot of hours into D1 and I loved it, despite its faults. The maps looked the same, movement was the same (only slower), the guns felt the same (only weaker), etc. Not only did this seem like a DLC, they even gave me less choices than I had before. I wanted to see vehicles, mass battles, more gear options, destructible environment, etc. For crying out loud, my guardian can't even lie prone like every other freaking shooter on the market. Not only does this feel like a DLC, but a lackluster one to boot.
I'm sure I'll get flamed by the fan boys, but I won't be able to respond......because the freaking notification on this site and app DON'T WORK!!!!!!