I don't like them, but I do believe there is a healthy way to implement them into Destiny 2, and the way they're now being handled isn't it.
Prima is launching this lovely collector's edition strategy guide alongside Destiny 2. It's where you set up camp at the beginning of Destiny 2's campaign, and it forms the main hub of activities throughout your first few hours. There are dozens of other design decisions that Bungie later walked back or fixed after aggressive and frequent player complaints. While shaders are attainable through regular gameplay, they're also available for purchase with real-world money, and the idea of the game profiteering off of basic character customization has put some players off.
Nothing is official until Bungie and Activision confirm it.
Destiny 2 has faced some controversy recently by the fans for the limited use allowed by Shaders. Here's everything we know about the coming update. Bungie still wants gamers concentrating on what they get by buying the standard copy of the game without passes or add-on content. "We have the talent, we have the people, we have the time, and with Destiny 2 we think players are gonna tell us whether we did that or not". However, we're not sure that's a cause for celebration. He added: "Bungie is, to my mind, the best in the world when it comes to making satisfying video game shooting". Is it fair to call Destiny 2 an apology? But for the most part the game, which again will feature expansive multiplayer options, will feel similar to the original - for those who missed out on Destiny, Polygon has a good primer on the game's storylines here.
Designed in collaboration with Bungie, KontrolFreek created a Destiny 2 collection of thumbsticks for both PS4 and Xbox One. When they die, they pop open like meat pinatas, spilling collectibles all over the floor.
From there, though, the plot in the original game was hard to follow. It's still early days and, considering the enormous backlash against this decision (the game's subreddit is littered with posts discussing the issue), it's hoped that Bungie will reverse the decision and go back to unlimited shaders, or at the very least implement a better system than what it being used now. Naturally, this upset a lot of players.
Remember when the first Destiny came out, and it was effectively sans plot?
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Shortcomings aside, Destiny 2 is a great experience.
Once Destiny 2 Expansion 1 launches, attention will turn to Destiny 2 Expansion 2.
The game's biggest fans have taken to the "Destiny" subreddit to discuss the change, and that discussion has quickly overtaken all other discussion about "Destiny 2". It improves on the original game in nearly every way, and even though not all of the features and activities are live yet, it still feels like a far more complete game than Destiny did at launch.
The original Destiny, released in 2014 from the studio behind the popular Halo series, was a huge hit. The story wasn't cohesive and didn't dive into the game's lore much. Best of all, the story is actually in the game this time, not revealed through those obnoxious grimoire cards that you had to visit the website to read.
Destiny 2 promises a real narrative. The Red Legion wants the power of the Traveler Orb floating above the city for itself.