If you follow me on Twitter, you will know I have recently picked Destiny up again, after over five months away from it. Today I thought I would take a look at the game as a whole, and see how it has fared through these last nine and half months since its launch. I won't go over the massive mistakes that Bungie made with the implementation of The Dark Below(or TDB) DLC, as many of these mistakes have now been corrected. I got rid of the game, less than a month after the launch of TDB, and at the time I was only a level 28, with no close hope of reaching higher levels. However due to the new light levels on armour, I was able to get from 28 to 32 with in about 4-5 hours of picking up the game again(this was largely due to farming vanguard marks, of which I had none when I picked the game up again). With the current level cap being 34, I am in the same position now(2 levels below the cap), as I was when I left the game, before TDB.
The are only two issues which still plague this game, two of which I highly doubt will ever be fixed. Firstly, there is still not enough matchmaking. I take great advantage of Destiny LFG(Which you should definitely check out), and thus I do Raids on a regular basis, be it the Vault of Glass, Crotas End or the Prison of Elders(run down of this soon). The fact that Bungie doubtlessly know about this site, and still think that matchmaking for the Raids isn't what the game is about, baffles me to no end. While we are talking about matchmaking, what do you think?
The next issue, is the damage Assault Rifles do; which is incredibly low. Unless you are using the correct elemental damage type when a burn is active, ARs are totally useless! This is easy to fix, as it simply needs a patch to be pushed out from Bungie.
Those two negetives aside, I am loving being back in Destiny, the grind for loot is still a love/hate relationship, and the RNG in the game does grate with me sometimes. On the whole though, this is a game that is just really fun to play! The constant need for materials(unless you put hundreds of hours in), and the prospect of new rare weapons that may or may not be around the corner, will keep me coming back to Destiny for many months to come. Even when the game might be getting a little old, the game will then be refreshed with the massive expansion, The Taken King, which looks to include a lot of content, and also new ways to play the game with the new sub classes!
Whether it be looting the chest from the Prison of Elders, hoping for a good reward from the Nightfall or attempting to crush enemies in the crucible. I feel that both Destiny as a game, and also the community surrounding Destiny is at its best levels since the game launched, and I can't wait to see where the game will expand!
Thanks for reading,
Friends of The Games Critic:
My name is Ed, I write everything here, covering all kinds of games, but I only play them on the PS4!