Destiny 2 Forsaken : Will it Flop?
I don’t think I’m the only one that feels this way, but most if not all of us have a Love-Hate Relationship with the game
called Destiny. Ever since its initial launch in September 2014, the game has gone through a series of ups and downs dragging
people like me along the ride. But after 3 years of torment, I decided to take things at my own pace by purchasing the base game
only without the two Silly expansions.
Well, that’s simply because I don’t enjoy falling for the same trick Twice since I knew it was going to be the same nonsense all
over again. This is why I’m so sure Destiny 2 Forsaken Expansion, bound to release this Fall will be the Saving Grace that
puts Bungie back on the spotlight as Elite Game Developers. However, my Logic will not be based entirely on the content
coming in Year Two but explaining 3 simple reasons why Bungie cannot mess-up a second time. And those three reasons are
Constant Losing Streak &
Now, what do I mean by Bungie’s Track record? As I said in my intro, it took three years for the original Destiny to reach its
Prime. However, within those three years, they were Mishaps along the way especially in the early years of Destiny which
included the Game, The Dark Within and House of Wolves (Which were horrible, to say the least). However, the game did a
360 when year 2 launched with the Taken King which put the game back on top. Well, I don’t know about you guys but if there’s
something I’ve noticed in this world, it’s the fact that “History always repeats itself”. Knowing this, it won’t take Rocket
science for anyone to realize that they will pull the same nonsense with Destiny 2 where the first year of the game will be
complete Trash while the second year (The Forsaken Expansion) will mark the beginning of success for the franchise.
If you think this is just a mere coincidence, then why did they take away everything that made the 1st Destiny Great
(including private matches)? I believe they wanted to start afresh with the same process of having us fix their broken game
in the first year and enjoy our Efforts in the second year. And right there is one reason I feel Destiny 2 Forsaken
Expansion cannot flop. Moreover, That is not the only reason why Bungie cannot afford to fail this time because, above every
other thing, they must break their “Constant Losing streak” if they want to gain the people’s trust again.
It shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise that Bungie has been taking “l’s” on a day-to-day basis which can be seen from their
online forums and other YouTube channels dedicated to dissing the game. However, I don’t think all the criticisms thrown
against them are unnecessary because once upon a time before Destiny, Bungie was famed for having one of the best FPS
game which was “Halo”. If you can recall in the past when Bungie released a new Halo game, it was always greeted with open
arms and that wasn’t because Halo was a Perfect Game. Rather they showed love and respect to not just their game but to all
gamers who played the game because what you saw in the trailers was what you got at the end. On the contrary, when Destiny
trailer was revealed for the first time, Fans were promised a whole lot of things from the start but received little (with most of the
content locked behind DLC) when the game released. The same could be said for Destiny 2. With the promise of newer gear and
weapons in Destiny 2 at the expense of our old exotic ones (Which were later reintroduced into the game), Coupled with their
shady Microtransactions governed by lady Eververse & their constant lies of the fixes being made but never reflected in the
game have all contributed to the Constant L’s, Bungie has been taking all year Long. Which is why I believe Destiny 2
Forsaken will not Bomb. Because apart from Electronic Arts (EA) and a few other companies who are regarded as the
“kingpins” in the Gaming Industry (due to their intense MicroTransactions), Bungie have also followed in their footsteps
and taken a dark turn with Destiny, However, I have faith they’ll rather go down as Heroes than stay long enough to watch
themselves become the new gaming villains. Nonetheless, there’s 1 more reason. And this is the most Vital Factor of the three
listed. Because if there’s one “Trump Card” that can stop Bungie from making Destiny 2 Forsaken a complete disaster this
fall, is the level of competition they must face.
Last and definitely not least is “Competition” which is arguably the most important reason out of the three. It goes without
saying that “Money always Talks” especially in today’s society. But this can be perceived as a good or bad thing specifically
when it comes to the game called Destiny 2. You see, with the exception of The Forsaken Expansion, there are other triple-A
games that are also set to release this fall alongside Destiny 2’s DLC. Examples being
Red Dead Redemption 2
Call of Duty: Black ops 4 etc.
This is why The forsaken cannot allow failure and that is due to the level of competition it must tangle with. Moreover,
this should be great for Bungie because “Competition always breeds innovation which goes hand in hand with
success”. With lack of competition and no one to butt heads with Destiny 2 Forsaken, there will be little incentive for
Bungie to bring their “A” game to the table which will lead to a mediocre expansion that will lead to bad reviews and poor
sales. So the only solution to this dilemma is to make Destiny 2 Forsaken as good as possible so that gamers will
have an Easier Choice when selecting the games they want to play with their friends this fall.
My Final Thoughts
The fact that you’ve read to this point just shows how much you and I care about the game called Destiny. To be honest, Destiny is
regarded as one of my Best FPS games and that’s solely due to the fine shooting mechanics Bungie implements in the game.
However, at the same time their shady Microtransactions, Constant lies about the game & other stupid business practices, make
me want to scream at the top of my lungs on how Destiny is the Worst Game I’ve ever played. That is why I Hope and Pray that
the Forsaken Expansion will be the last straw in terms of negativity and the beginning of success for the Franchise. In addition,
they are making bold moves to ensure the Expansion will be a success by implementing new things such as
9 new suppers split between the Three Sub Classes!
A New PVP/PVE Game mode called Gambit!!.
New enemies with 8 new Barons to hunt down!!!.
A New location including the brand-new Dreaming City in the Raid!!!!.
New weapons & New weapon slots including Random Rolls!!!!!.
It just goes without saying that Bungie is on their last leg and for them to make a comeback, they need to hold nothing back with
the new Destiny 2 Forsaken Expansion. That’s what solidifies my Resolve in trusting them one last time to deliver on their
But enough about what I think Let me know in the comments how you feel about the new expansion coming this fall. Do you
think it’s going to be a success? Or it’s going to flop again just like the other two before it. I’ve also heard some people say they
are appalled at the business practices Bungie has been on lately and because of that, they want no part in the Forsaken expansion.
Are you one of these people? Or you’re just not into games like Destiny?. Tell me your thoughts and I will do my best to reply to
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