Story is improved, some people might not like the inability to leave until all missions are complete, but I like it. The only hole in the story is how was Zavala kidnapped, he never leaves the tower and minions of the darkness cannot get to the tower. Maybe it should be a character only mentioned in grimoires and items, or a new character entirely that the vanguard tells you about before sending you to find him.
Zavala was never kidnapped just wounded by Kings who attacked his team while on an expedition to clear out the European Dead Zone, something I mentioned in the first one, but completely forgot to mention in this one
He doesn't have a team, Vanguard don't leave the tower.
this. the Vanguard doesn't get to leave, otherwise Cayde wouldn't be itching so badly to leave on missions himself all the time.