Destiny was Bungie’s big first move after finishing its work on the Halo series—and though its initial launch was a success, it ran into some long-term challenges. Slow content updates, huge amounts of grinding, and a vague sense of purposelessness dogged the hybrid RPG-shooter, even as Bungie used its major updates to improve these systems.
Now with Destiny 2 on the horizion, what has Bungie learned, and will they be able to improve on those game design challenges with the game’s sequel? We took some time yesterday to jump into the game’s closed beta, and see if any notable improvements have been made.
There were definitely both highs and lows (and a lot of wiping to a three-form boss) but we pulled through. You can watch our Venusian adventure up above, and follow the Gamasutra Twitch channel for more gameplay commentary, editor roundtables, and developer interviews.