Tuesday, November 28, 2017

My Open Letter to Bungie.

This qualifies as a Rant.

Preface by stating I loved Bungie....On Destiny alone I estimate I have spent 800 dollars.

Myth
Marathon
Marathon 2 : Durandal

I watched with horror, as a devout Mac User, at the time, as they capitulated to the huge number of zeros and reneged on their promise of a Mac first version of Halo...This should have been the tell tale sign.

I loved Halo...it was revolutionary at the time.
Halo 2 was ass....poor story confusing map textures.
I avoided the series after that until Halo 4 which was mediocre but played through once.

I tried the PS4 open beta of Destiny at was intrigued enough to buy it for PS4 & Xbox One.

Destiny is a brain melting anger inducing paroxysm of ALMOST.
It is almost mystical, almost hard sci-fi...almost awesome.

We were promised a 10 year arc where we could play our characters.
This is such complete and utter horseshit.
I got a low level light dude in Destiny 2 with none of my stuff.
Oh the tower is destroyed....cheap deus ex machina to leverage your shitty garbage on to us...
Just let the players play the game THEY want...not the one you want them to play.
Your excuse was the engine was too difficult...
This is another fabrication as you are using the same engine.
I have spent hundreds of dollars on Destiny.
I bought copies for friends and my kids to play.
Currently I am playing for my kids. Once they burn on your false promises and lies I am out never to play your garbage again....
But let us be clear...there are amazing things you bring to the table...
Your gun inventiveness is beyond reproach...except exotics...your exotics should ALL be awesome...and thy are not.
Your feel in the game is stellar.
Movement, jumping, supers.....all feel excellent.

Things you suck at that are making me leave:

Balance.
All supers are not created equal and you have time after time weakened each super until it is a joke.
Now grenades stuck on a head will not kill....GRENADES.....stupid....just mind blowingly dumb.
Any super, by definition, should supersede....period.

Story.
We have none....
This video:


Says a lot about story and why it is terrible.

Nothing New.

You churned out a "sequel" which as NOTHING new.
We lost access to all old areas and content.
The new content even lacks things that were done correct in the first.
In the old you could do areas at a higher difficulty which added longevity to the game....now you do it once and it is pretty much over.

Iron Banana:
Ruined...no story progression like before...you just phoned it in on this and sat back...."uh.....earn the stupid tokens....hahaha they will do it." It is shit.

Crucible....where do I begin?
It is just a mess.
The one mode I like the most....
Control...encouraged teamwork even when not in a fireteam....
You gimped it at the gate by changing the values of held time for kills while in advantage.....garbage...
ruined the whole MODE....
Why don;t we have a mode where we can be bad guys (vex, taken, fallen, hive) and then flip the next round and average scores?
At this point it doesn't even matter....
I had held out hope when I saw the ending ending ENDING cinematic and we saw ships beyond the galaxy and we heard whispers of Osiris all through the campaign....
Maybe Osiris has been fighting on the fringe and we will see something super cool?
Nope......Vex palette swap.....OOOOOOH....real original, Bungie.
You know what I would really like from you Bungie?
I want you to listen to the fans who have spent HUNDREDS of dollars....
Give me the game I want STORY, BALANCE, ORIGINALITY......
Or delete my account and give me back the 4 season passes I bought for Destiny 2.
I won't ask for the play I have already done...that is my bad...I kept playing your broken game waiting on promises you never fulfilled (like a Stockholm syndrome or something). I have not used any of the season pass content.
So deliver a real sequel that I paid for, in advance I might add....
Or give me the money and delete my accounts.
You owe me 139.96.

Larry


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