With a little help from my friends

…Or A LOT of help.

As all you Guardians know out there, Destiny 2 was released last week. I was on a work trip the first few days it was out, but promptly logged in when I got home over the weekend. I beat the campaign in two days, playing most of the story missions with friends in the “What’s Good Guardians” clan (fans of the What’s Good Games podcast). We fireteam’d up and shot some baddies and had a great time exploring the various locations in the game.

This experience was so much more fun than I ever remember having with Destiny 1. I only played Destiny 1 for a month or so, then gave up because I felt like the game got repetitive and it was devoid of story. I can’t say where I’ll be a month from now in Destiny 2, but I’m already loving this so much more. I started a second character to play the campaign missions solo to really soak in the story. Even though I think the story is much better in Destiny 2, I have to admit I was having so much fun with my fireteam that I didn’t pay as much attention to it as I would’ve liked. Going back through now though, the characters are fun and lighthearted, the main enemy and plot is also significantly more comprehensible than vanilla Destiny 1. I’m liking this world a lot!

Then came the bad times. I’m not good at strikes, or at least that’s what I thought after playing the Nightfall for the first time last night. I was level 258 and was playing with two friends who were in the 270’s and had previously beaten it. I COULD NOT stay alive for the life of me! Dying so often was not fun at all, and, to be honest, I was a bit discouraged. A mark of a good game though is that even though I failed miserably, I don’t want to give up. I want to jump back in and level up, so I can hang in longer next time. At the end of the day, at least I have some friends to revive me when I fall. Thanks Guardians!

 

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