Destiny 2: A Light Review Plus a Look at the Future.

What’s up everyone, I’m back again to talk about the game we love to hate: Destiny. Only this time we’re talking about Destiny 2. I know, I know, I’m extremely late to the party. Life happens ya’ll. Anyway I’m going to jump right into this review while trying to remain as bias neutral as possible because the salt mines are open for business.

Destiny 2 is the successor to Bungie’s Destiny and is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In this installment, your guardian and all guardians have their light stolen by a Cabal named Dominus Ghaul who is jealous of our power that is given by the Traveler .

Destiny 2 changes things up in a major way in how you acquire loot upgrade armor and weapons by simplifying everything. Some players appreciate how Bungie did things while other players don’t. It makes things easier for the casual player, but is overly simple for the hardcore player. Bungie also removed the need for the player to upgrade weapons and armor via experience. The grind has been cut in half and as I said before, some players enjoy it and others don’t. Finding the balance is what Bungie needs to accomplish now to maintain the player base as there have been rumblings of a decline similar to vanilla Destiny.

Yet despite some of these concerns, Destiny 2 does some great things by improving your guardian’s abilities, streamlining the leveling process and removing some of the unnecessary grind from the game. Bungie revamped 3 of the subclasses giving them mobility to increase their viability in both battles against enemies and in the crucible. In addition to these changes, Bungie has revamped their in-game shop, Eververse, and players are able to gain all cosmetic items without purchasing. Purchasing now only speeds up how fast you gain the item you’d like. You gain these cosmetics via Bright Engrams which you gain through leveling up. I believe Bungie has the best intent with their changes and it’ll take time to adjust to them than what most players are used to after 3 years of Destiny.

In the end the game is fun and is a refreshing turn from its original and is a step towards the future of Destiny. There are problems with the game, like all games, and the most passionate will sound off on the things that they like and don’t. Often times though, the negative is what reigns supreme in people’s minds. As the game is currently, in my opinion, is available to any type to player whether you have 1 hour or 6 hours of play.

As a special way of signing off, Bungie has already announced their first DLC installment, Curse of Osiris that launches December 5th this year. Check it out!

From the CEO’s desk: October Edition

Greetings all, it’s twitchy, your lovable CEO of SSB, here with another monthly update!  (Yes they will be monthly now)

Someone once said that we should be the change that we want to see in the world.  I want a world that’s full of fun things and combat sports.  I suppose I should stay the course then, right?

From the CEO’s desk: On the Other Side

Going to comic conventions and such growing up, I always wondered what it was like for the people on the other side of the table.  Yesterday I got that chance.  Joining me for the ride was Justin and Jesse.

Thanks to Matt Dunford, we were part of a grassroots comic convention held at So Cal Comics.  

It was pretty damn fun.  We got to show off our comic, talk to people, and have people read about a group of people that eat cheese-covered onion rings and talk shit about thirsty artists that wanna get their dick wet.   I also met some cool comic creators and we all bonded over our shared love of geekery and all types of ill shit.

I only wish I brought a chair.  For as fun as it was, it also showed just how much of a gap there was between us and comic creators that have been doing the con thing for a while.  They had banners, tablecloths, and comics for sale.  We just had the beta runs for our SSB mangaZINE for reading.

Oh well, you live and you learn.  I wound up heading to HIVE and hung out with Ferris and some of my gym friends from The Boxing Club.  We watched the triple G fight.  I’ll leave my comments on that fight on a later post.

I think Megan had a birthday karaoke thing too.  I wound up going to SoHo afterward.

It was a long day.  I spent most of today being a potato playing Destiny 2.

Time flies when you’re having fun right?

Oh yeah, we should be having our comic for sale within a month.  Things are happening, friends, so stay tuned.

Peace, love, and SSB’s on Instagram now?   WTF when did this–,

Francis