The Rise And Fall Of Greedy Bungie's "Destiny"
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The Rise And Fall Of Greedy Bungie's 'Destiny'

Is "Bungie" finally bringing out good content with the "Foresaken."


If you are a gamer, you know the stories about "Destiny." When "Destiny" released in 2014, players were very excited. There was a bunch of hype surrounding the game because it was supposed to be different than most other games. The game sold like gold, and "Bungie," the creators behind "Destiny," made a fortune. They promised the players a ten-year experience where the game should last for ten years. Players started to grind the game and released the game was absolute shit. This is a consistent problem with the game that we are going to dissect. The money hungry "Bungie" is a company we need to talk about

From when "Destiny" released in 2014, until the fall of 2015, vanilla "Destiny" was absolute trash. Players stopped playing, and attention dropped from the game. The base game had very little content and left players wondering why they could finish the game in 20 hours. They thought this was a ten-year experience. "Bungie" saw what was happening though, and they knew they needed to come out with good content fast. In fall of 2015, Year 2 "Taken King" came out for "Destiny". This expansion added a lot to the game. With the extra content, came the best raid to ever come out for the game. The "Taken King" raid was amazing. Personally, I put upwards of a thousand hours into Destiny between 2015 and 2016. I could not get enough of all of the things you could do. The expansion really made players believe that this game was different. "Destiny" and its players were thrilled and couldn't put the game down. It's worth noting though, the base game for "Destiny" was $60, plus $40 extra dollars for the DLC that came out within the year. So each year, you would need to put around $100 dollars into the game, and that is expensive.

In the fall of 2016, "Destiny" came out with "Rise of Iron" expansion. This was the third year of the game now, and the expectations were high. Players could not wait to get their hand on the game, and when they did, there was disappointment. The new expansion did bring some content to the game, but it was obviously lazy. It was an easy way for "Bungie" to make money and could not be compared to the "Taken King." I played this expansion for a good 6 months until I just got bored.

Three years after 2014, and almost $200 put into the original "Destiny" game, "Bungie" announced they were creating a sequel to "Destiny" by creating "Destiny 2." Fans were mixed with emotions. We were all promised, one game that would last us ten years, and now three years into this game, they are coming out with a second game? It was a very sketchy move that caught people off guard. In the fall of 2017, "Destiny 2" was released to the world. I bought this game the second it came out because I wanted to know how they developed the game. I hadn't played "Destiny" in six months so this was all new to me. But the group consensus was in just a month after the game was released, and it was bad. According to "Game Watcher", One month after the "destiny 2" release, the player base dropped by 78%. So basically, 78% of players stopped playing after the first month because the game was bade. There was no content and it was $100 wasted for all the players who bought it.

I was one of the unlucky ones who fell for the trap. I paid $100 for a shitty game that gave you nothing. It was clear what "Bungie" had in mind, and it was to make money only. There was no passion on the game and it was a rip-off. I stopped playing after a month and have not touched the game until a few weeks ago. The question is, why did I start playing again? "Bungie" has let me down many times, so why give them another shit. Well, I've been seeing articles about how the game has turned around since launch. It only took the "Bungie" team nine months, but they finally made the game playable and fun again. I've been playing for a few weeks now, and I haven't even scratched the surface on all the content. "Destiny 2" is filled with content at the moment and I recommend picking it up.

But here comes the major problem. In September of 2018, "Destiny 2" is releasing its year 2 expansion "Foresaken". The players have seen glimpses of what the game will become and some are excited. The problem is, do we trust that we will get content good enough to dish out more money to "Bungie." We have been burned too much and its hard to trust a greedy company. I believe that they can bring back the glory that they once brought just a few short years ago, so I will be buying it, but good luck convincing everyone else. I know a lot of people get sick of hearing "Destiny" and think anyone who keeps paying for it is an idiot. I get it, but I believe in giving people chances. If the new expansion is garbage, they will lose everyone. No one will be playing their game, and they will have to give it up. They will lose a lot of money and I don't believe they are ready to do that, so I believe we will get something good. Let's all pray that this new update is good.

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