Destiny 2 Beta Observation: We’re Weak!

I played the Destiny 2 Beta a bit more last night and my observation is that we Guardians are weaker than we were in Destiny. Our guns are weaker, our abilities are less powerful, and our grenades are downright paltry.

I created a Hunter last night and played with both the Arcstrider and Gunslinger abilities. . . . → Read More: Destiny 2 Beta Observation: We’re Weak!

Destiny 2 Beta guns and abilities – different, but good

Having only played the Destiny 2 beta for a couple of hours last night, I found that I like the changes that I saw to guns and abilities, and for the few that I didn’t like, I can live with them.

Guns

There are still 3 gun slots, and 3 ammo types, just as before. . . . → Read More: Destiny 2 Beta guns and abilities – different, but good

The Destiny 2 Beta is good, but shows an annoying mechanic

The Destiny 2 Beta performed very well for me last night, with none of the problems I saw on Reddit or Twitter while I was at work impatiently waiting to get home to play. I didn’t get disconnected once, and all the activities provided worked just fine. Since I’m on PS4 and preordered, the beta . . . → Read More: The Destiny 2 Beta is good, but shows an annoying mechanic

Enjoyed the Titanfall 2 single player campaign

I recently finished Titanfall 2’s single player campaign. It isn’t too long, but it is well done, fun, and hits you right in the feels. The story holds together with a fair bit of pilot (out of the Titan) action as well as some really fun Titan-on-Titan battles, and a Titan boss fight at the . . . → Read More: Enjoyed the Titanfall 2 single player campaign

Lack of gear diversity in Destiny makes it a chore to play

How can I possibly say there is lack of gear diversity on Destiny, when there are hundreds of items in each category, more than anyone can possibly know, and all of our vaults and gear slots are completely full? Well, I think the current light level scheme and rewards mechanism are forcing us into using . . . → Read More: Lack of gear diversity in Destiny makes it a chore to play

My gaming news, including Skyrim SE, LOTRO, VR, The Division, & more

Since my hiatus from Destiny has allowed me to play other games, I’ve played lots of them. Since I’ve had all these (mostly) good experiences, I thought I should write it down.

I’ve spent most of my play time in LOTRO, which I mostly stopped playing when Destiny came out two years ago. I still . . . → Read More: My gaming news, including Skyrim SE, LOTRO, VR, The Division, & more

No Man’s Sky is tedious, annoying, boring, yet strangely compelling

Yes, annoying, tedious, and boring describe No Man’s Sky (NMS) pretty well. You’ll note that the word “fun” isn’t there, but there is joy to be had in the game. NMS is an inventory management and resource gathering game. Sure, the setting is a procedurally-generated galaxy with tons of worlds that nobody else (players, that . . . → Read More: No Man’s Sky is tedious, annoying, boring, yet strangely compelling

My luckiest Destiny Crucible match ever

After I got all my Guardians to Iron Banner rank 5, I continued playing so I could keep getting that phat lewt Destiny was handing out (sometimes). Since I was just messing around, I didn’t have the pressure to win, which may have helped with my luckiest match. I was stealing kills (not on purpose) . . . → Read More: My luckiest Destiny Crucible match ever

The Division looks great, but they really dropped the ball here

I like Tom Clancy’s The Division(TM) (and, yes, that’s the last time in this post that I’ll use the whole name), and I think it looks really good. The city is modeled and textured very well, and the guns and gear are lovingly rendered (especially the purple beanie and the stylish slouchie, whatever that means). . . . → Read More: The Division looks great, but they really dropped the ball here

Disappointing night in The Division. Going back to Witcher 3

I had a decidedly un-fun night in The Division, so I rage quit and went back to playing Witcher 3. The first problems were glitches, while the final straw was people.

After being unable to get to Manhattan on Monday night due to Ubisoft’s servers being melted into puddles of goo, when I started the . . . → Read More: Disappointing night in The Division. Going back to Witcher 3