So I Finally Returned to Destiny 2... 4 Years Later...

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After 3 long years I have finally played Destiny 2 again. But what all has changed? Is it any good? Or am I about to feel completely overwhelmed by all the new stuff? Only one way to find out!

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24 Eyl 2022




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The Act Man
The Act Man 2 aylar önce
Go to buyraycon.com/actman for 15% off your order! Brought to you by Raycon! Did you like this style of video? I had a lot of fun making it! Maybe Zavala will show up in future videos...
N0blo 17 gün önce
When Lightfall comes back they're making a system to help new players
sUpC12 Aylar önce
Zavala was spot on all throughout the video 👌
SosKaR 2 aylar önce
I loved this Zavala!!!
Nile1899 2 aylar önce
it was cool for a bit but the Zavala thing went a bit too much.
Joe Pal
Joe Pal 2 aylar önce
Man this guy sure is hilarious…isn’t he guys? Right?? He’s funny it makes me laugh when he makes funny voices
Commander Zavala
Commander Zavala 2 aylar önce
Whether we wanted it or not, we've stepped into a war with the Cabal on Mars. So let's get to taking out their command, one by one. Valus Ta'aurc. From what I can gather he commands the Siege Dancers from an Imperial Land Tank outside of Rubicon. He's well protected, but with the right team, we can punch through those defenses, take this beast out, and break their grip on Freehold.
Project_4.15.21.7. Aylar önce
Thank you Papa Zuzu
Nostalgia is on another level.
M0X Aylar önce
@Jay Thomas Pretty sure it’s one of Xur’s quotes if you fight the Cabal as the final opponents in Dares of Eternity.
MrSirPerson Aylar önce
Look, this is a pretty good point, but I think that in the grand scheme of things, you've failed to consider that the Fallen will continue to claw at the walls of our city, unless we strike them down. Beneath the ruins of the Cosmodrome, in the shadow of an old colony ship, We've located the House of Devil's lair and the high servitor feeding them their strength. We must destroy this machine god, and send their souls screaming back to hell.
Kipo 2 aylar önce
Imperial Wyvern
Imperial Wyvern 2 aylar önce
Also those Commander Zavalla jokes were literally commendy gold. Great job Actman. 👍🏅
T-Army Aylar önce
@Dracojay25 That's the only time I'm having fun
Daniel Adams
Daniel Adams Aylar önce
Cobie Arrick
Cobie Arrick Aylar önce
Bro do you know how to speall comandy Fukien losar
Isaac Key Jr.
Isaac Key Jr. Aylar önce
Never saw someone butcher the word comedy
Dracojay25 Aylar önce
I don’t usually stop shooting, but when I do…. I’m looting
Knightly 2 aylar önce
You perfectly explain the new light and returning player experience. It truly is a deep hole bungie has dug. I still don't know how I got my girlfriend into gaming with destiny being her first fps game. I think the only way I was able to do that was recommending she play destiny 1 first and she became captivated and interested in the world. Unfortunately she missed playing the original 3 campaigns
Falcon_by_the_lake Aylar önce
That's fantastic, getting your lady into the Destiny universe from game one.
Zifer 2 aylar önce
@SeanyBoy589 smh you people and your girlfriends 😭
SeanyBoy589 2 aylar önce
same for my partner, she played destiny 1 and was Interested enough in the world but soon after with destiny 2...since she missed all the og content it's hard for her and myself who stopped after warmind to get back into it, so much has changed and it genuinely feels very uninviting now...which is a massive shame as there is so much lore and Interest that feels missed out
Your local human
Your local human 2 aylar önce
@Chai cap
Chai 2 aylar önce
The new player experience is actually pretty okay as of now. Pretty much only because of the 1540 set in helm
PewPewPlasma 2 aylar önce
The Zavala action figure skit is probably the best one you’ve done so far Acting Male. Had me laughing out loud multiple times. Keep up the good work
sasaki999pro Aylar önce
Its like Arby n the Chief, but with less L33t Sp34k and not nearly as grating on the ears.
Nathan Williams
Nathan Williams 2 aylar önce
I never knew how badly I needed Zavala singing "Miss You" in my life. Thank you, Act Man. Thank you.
UwU 2 aylar önce
Its honestly really is incredible how different this game feels with friends. Playing this game solo gets boring pretty fast for me, but the moment I get into a fireteam with my buddies, I feel like I can play for eternity.
Hieronymous Lex
Hieronymous Lex Aylar önce
Why not play an actually fun game with them instead
Sneaklone Aylar önce
@Mario Badia d2 is definitely not a "sweaty grind fest" it caters entirely to single fathers of 7 who can only log in 2 hours a year whilst completely neglecting hardcore players (also the best content in the game (raids) require friends to actually complete them lol)
KSI Matrix54
KSI Matrix54 2 aylar önce
@Awpertunist also if you want you can join a discord server and just lfg and meet more ppl, the ones you like you can add and chill with. If you ever need help you can make an lfg and there is always someone in the community that will answer back fast and help you quick, that’s the best part about the Destiny community.
SarcasticDragon Gaming
@Raccoon translation: I have nothing meaningful to add and no counterargument against the people who actually know what they’re saying so I’m just gonna regurgitate what the first guy already said and hurl insults at people.
Peter Avram
Peter Avram 2 aylar önce
@Snowy I hate destiny 2. Its the only game I play. (basically every d2 vet at this point ;)
Kash 129
Kash 129 5 gün önce
As a day one destiny player this video explains exactly how I feel about the current state of the game 😂🤦🏾‍♂️
Kash 129
Kash 129 5 gün önce
They just need to make a new game so everyone can start from the beginning
Brad LeCompte
Brad LeCompte 4 gün önce
Kyle McCormack
Kyle McCormack Gün önce
You know, almost every complaint you have in this video is being addressed in Lightfall which drops Feb 2023. It's almost like they watched your video.
k1ng g2unt
k1ng g2unt 2 aylar önce
It's so cool your getting back into Destiny. It's one of the few universes I can't seem to walk away from. TBH, it's the little things like exotic weapon missions, subclass overhauls and seasonal stories that keep pushing things forward when other activities get stale. Hope you enjoy your time!
Stephen Nelson
Stephen Nelson 2 aylar önce
@JD Destiny is my favorite game. _I hate it_
JD 2 aylar önce
The game we all love to hate but never stop playing 😂
MavicAVF 2 aylar önce
This game is the definition of sunk cost fallacy, the more you play it the harder it is to let go 😭😭
Miles The Dirty Minded Goblin
@MavicAVF I quit awhile ago since I got bored
kiro 1218
kiro 1218 12 gün önce
This is me, but Warframe
Flashback Frank
Flashback Frank Aylar önce
And when you say anything bad about it, you'll get flogged by Stockholm syndrome-dripped-out players throwing $300 a year to keep buying the same maps with snow added and to re-add dungeons they pulled from dlc you already bought after you bought it. Bungie is worse than Activision. I swear, I believe that with all of my heart. and I have so SO many issues with Activision.
b m
b m Aylar önce
@Wasara88 yeah exactly. Genshin just isn’t fun if u don’t spend money that’s why I stopped playing
Wasara88 Aylar önce
Try Genshin...the true definition of sunk cost fallacy.
HyperDrone45 2 aylar önce
Another big thing imo is I think they definitely stepped up the writing in the game as well, it’s not anything incredible but it is compelling nowadays
Ben Richards
Ben Richards 25 gün önce
@Calvin Wilson Aye, doesn't really matter how good season two is if i can't binge season 1.
Calvin Wilson
Calvin Wilson Aylar önce
Too bad its impossible to follow the story because most of it has been removed forever
Curpin21 2 aylar önce
The game really just needs a good intro for new players. Kinda like the red war campaign, how it would introduce everyone to what’s happening and how to play.
Playable Elite
Playable Elite 4 gün önce
I tried playing about a year ago with the goal of getting the Vex Mythoclast and I got right at the light level for the raid and then they changed the season or some shit and undid all my progress by bumping the level back up. And that was when I was playing with a destiny player. I have no chance by myself sadly.
Second Prize
Second Prize Gün önce
I was thinking about coming back a while ago but I ain't buying an expansion and then buying that expansion's dungeons separately.
Berly 2 aylar önce
I swear I can't help but die of laughter when act and his bros start doing zavala impressions. "guardian you aren't shooting which means you aren't having fun" 😂
Devin Miller
Devin Miller 2 aylar önce
I lost it when he put zavala back in his box 🤣
Ryan Maki
Ryan Maki 2 aylar önce
That bit is one of the best bits I've ever seen on TRvid.
Balance Breaker
Balance Breaker 2 aylar önce
"5 guns" 🤣
Balance Breaker
Balance Breaker 2 aylar önce
I had such laughter 🤣
Garrett Viewegh
Garrett Viewegh 2 aylar önce
The Act Man: “what is Destiny’s story again”? Byf: *opens heavy, thick tome of compiled lore and scrolls* “Long before time existed there were two beings, the Gardner and the Winnower….” The Act Man: “how do I make builds”? Aztecross: *yells about how spicy dozens of build are in great and enthusiastic detail*
K 2 aylar önce
The Equals Three transition at 3:02 made me feel something I haven’t felt in years.
Charles Cain
Charles Cain 2 aylar önce
Incredibly fair review. The new player experience is atrocious and has been for a long time but at its core this game is a blast with friends. It’s interesting to hear you talk about how polished it is. A lot of veteran players are constantly ragging on Bungie for various (non-game breaking) bugs when in reality other games seem to have it much worse. Maybe goes to show how spoiled veteran destiny 2 players have been
BailableBody 2 aylar önce
“Put your last 2 braincells together and do something” what an amazing quote😂
T-Army Aylar önce
When Guardians have to use more brainpower to fight the darkness
Murloc Masher
Murloc Masher Aylar önce
16:45 found it omfg
TenthSgtSnipes 2 aylar önce
Now I feel like if you take a break from destiny for long enough you just need a cutscene of Zavala being like “welcome back guardian, let’s get you up to speed” and just a quick summary. Job done
vsm1 2 aylar önce
TenthSgtSnipes, I don't know what "they" need, but I personally don't need any "up to speed". I'm here for the story, I want to see and experience all the stuff they released since I left, not a short recap and then being booted into mindless grinding of the same late game content.
Valkyrie 2 aylar önce
@JBzucc You are really not alone in that regard. I remember someone making a post on the destiny 2 subreddit. It was some new light just going on a very long winded rant/explanation about their experience. Explaining, ultimately, that they couldn't bring themselves to care nor understand what they were doing in the game. Even after listening to seemingly every lore video they could find, they *still* couldn't bring themselves to care. Because nearly every conversation in-game and cutscene would keep throwing names, events, terms in ways that were clearly meant for people playing since day 1 release. And that, even during cutscenes with 'Crow', they felt like they were just a side character but were being treated like the main character in the sense that they were doing all the heavy lifting. In my opinion, there's no way the devs can fix the new player experience. It just won't be enough because their current development framework will never support it. I've said it before and I'll say it again - The idea of 'live story telling' in games (what destiny 2 is being treated as with their 'seasons') is a bad game development design that will always be doomed to fail.
Snax 2 aylar önce
@CurrentlyCrane I didn’t say they should,I’m very open about the new light experience being bad
Snax 2 aylar önce
@The Rotten💯 Yeah,though from the light fall stream it sounds like they’re gonna be massively improving old content,including the new light experience so that’s good
Starcrafty's channel
Starcrafty's channel 2 aylar önce
True, I took 3 years off and got hooked again when it was on gamepass, had to look up like 50 hoours of lore to understand what was going on post Forsaken
indubitanter 2 aylar önce
As someone who hasn’t played Destiny 2 since Shadowkeep, I’m finding I’ve really started to enjoy the game again. Playing with friends definitely makes the game, and I was just as lost as you were when I came back, Act Man. Honestly, it’s nice to play and have a lot to play with still even as a f2p person at the moment. Glad to hear you gave it a second chance.
Squxshy Aylar önce
i wont lie, it was fun when xur abducted all of the new guardians and threw them into the gauntlet. All of the veterans got together and helped them get through it. I was so proud when I saw some of them catching on and figuring stuff out. I felt like a special agent dropping in to protect the group and leading the way
famguy292 2 aylar önce
The new player experience is rough. So rough that when Xur abducted new players and dropped them into Dares of Eternity, veteran players would drop their own levels just to hop in and rescue them. Eyes up Guardian, the New Lights need rescuing and we can’t rely on Bungie for help.
Squxshy Aylar önce
i loved those days, it was fun feeling like a rescue team
Manuel Granados Vargas
That describes my experience. No clue what is going on outside of shooting stuff, doing stupid easy stuff and then impossible missions.
Azureblade 2 aylar önce
Those Zavala skits had me dying of laughter I hope we get more stuff like that in future videos
SilverGeFer 2 aylar önce
8:09 this part is so good lol
djentleman Serg
djentleman Serg 2 aylar önce
Thank you for making this video, hopefully Bungie sees this and realized how terrible the new (and returning) player experience is. Crucial systems like a structured campaign, clean UI, and clear direction are all but forgotten and lost in this game. If you don't play this game exclusively you will get beyond overwhelmed. Also I feel like Destiny 2 is becoming more and more like a mobile gacha game that (unlike a gacha game) takes waaay too much of your time.
Timmahh Jimmahh
Timmahh Jimmahh 2 aylar önce
The music, artwork and skyboxes have always been some of the best in the business. Even the story is really good which was always a big problem
Esteban Merced
Esteban Merced 2 aylar önce
Glad to see you give the game a fair shot. And yes it is an entirely different experience when you have friends mentoring you and holding your hand. Which sucks for new light. Who knows how many people would stay playing IF the fkn game was easier to understand.
electriclott 2 aylar önce
I think the dungeons are my favorite part of the game now. They hit the perfect balance of fun and difficult that I'm looking for.
Joe 2 aylar önce
The Zavala voice acting the whole video is incredible. The game still has very obvious issues but i think it’s the best it’s ever been in a sense.
HaloFunGaming 2 aylar önce
Not even. Destiny is incredible now and one of the best live service games to be a part of. The main problem with Destiny right now is to become a part of it in the first place. They add and remove so much content you miss out on a lot of stuff or just get confused with all the new stuff. IHE said it best. The game boils down to "You just had to be there".
Commander Zavala
Commander Zavala 2 aylar önce
@Fehdex Whether we wanted it or not, we've stepped into a war with the Cabal on Mars. So let's get to taking out their command, one by one. Valus Ta'aurc. From what I can gather he commands the Siege Dancers from an Imperial Land Tank outside of Rubicon. He's well protected, but with the right team, we can punch through those defenses, take this beast out, and break their grip on Freehold.
Commander Zavala
Commander Zavala 2 aylar önce
Fehdex 2 aylar önce
EhEhEhEINSTEIN 2 aylar önce
The blink 182 cover was hilarious!
evan wiechert
evan wiechert 2 aylar önce
It’s honestly so hard to start destiny 2 that most just give up. And doing it on your own is damn near impossible for most people. When my friend was getting me into it I tried to explain that to him and he just didn’t get it lol
Legendary Perseus
Legendary Perseus 2 aylar önce
Yeah, I remember stopping at forsaken and came back during the end of Beyond Light, man I was so confused. I was also upset with the old content being gone, anyhow after a few friends joined in and got lost with me- we found our ways to understand what was going on. The new lore is what really kept me on it, besides the subclasses and armor.
Mimix 2 aylar önce
This video has a lot of effort put into it, I hope you are feeling reinvigorated from the vacation. ☀ Good shit Mr. Act!
Spencer Boyd
Spencer Boyd 2 aylar önce
I recently returned to the game and it was the same experience for me. I had no idea what to do and it took a full two weeks to gain some semblance of an idea. I recently discovered the Destiny Item Manager and watched a few videos on how to spec your build and this was an absolute game changer for me.
Mr. Nigglesworth
Mr. Nigglesworth 2 aylar önce
Your transitions to a sponsor segment are absolutely fucking incredible.
No Land Beyond
No Land Beyond 2 aylar önce
Imagine if he got lance reddick to voice this tho.
vellinghem 21
vellinghem 21 2 aylar önce
This ad reminded me of a Robot Chicken skit and I appreciate Act man for that.
Pcf1 2 aylar önce
Honestly makes ads entertaining
Tom 2 aylar önce
@Mr. Nigglesworth Amen
Mr. Nigglesworth
Mr. Nigglesworth 2 aylar önce
@The Act Man Always have, always will man haha.
Joe 2 aylar önce
The absolute major pitfall for this game is the “new light” experience. I have nearly 3k hours on destiny 2 and I absolutely love this game. I tried to get my partner through it and they just got super overwhelmed and don’t really understand what’s going on because there’s just too much shit happening. I really hope that the next major expansion rebuilds the new player experience instead of just going like “hey that guy is pretty high level. Why don’t you ask him.”
JD Aylar önce
@Sarah Astner well of course FFXIV doesn’t remove content lol it was still extremely overwhelming when first starting. I have like 40 days played in that game. The thing D2 lacks is people are lost in the story when starting and have no clue what’s going on. The game besides that is piss easy.
Sarah Astner
Sarah Astner Aylar önce
@JD M8, I've played both wow and ff14 at a hardcore level (first casual ofc) and both do a much better job at introducing you to characters, stories and game mechanics. In fact, FF14 is still to this day - even tho I had to quit due to irl commitments - my favourite game. Amazing storytelling, character building, world, hardcore content as well as casual content....while still respecting your time as an adult, and being absolutely welcoming with gear and catching you up if you take a break and come back. Yoshi P is probably the best mmo dev out there who genuinely loves what he's created and respects the players and takes their opinions into consideration. Destiny + Bungie are definitely NOT that.
BladesofElysian 2 aylar önce
@JD What part of my comment was a complaint? I was simply stating facts and agreeing with op above.
JD 2 aylar önce
@BladesofElysian any mmo is overwhelming when you first start it I don’t get that complaint
BladesofElysian 2 aylar önce
Dude... You and I both know that with the addition of Lightfall, nothing is going to be added to the new player experience. At this point, new content is just an added expense of the new players will to continue. The game is overwhelming as shit if you don't know what's going on! Don't get me wrong, I love destiny. I always have; I am what the Destiny community considers a...🙂 *Puts glasses on* 😎 - D1 vet - Flex intended... but man I can not imagine how confusing it would be to play the game for the first time, having no knowledge about when, why or who the hell is talking to me. For example, The Exodus crash strike... Why the f$#@ is this still in the game! Out of context, the conversation with Cayde and Failsafe makes no damn sense! "Who is this person?" I have heard people ask in random fireteam chats. "Why is he acting odd and sounds exactly like Nathan Fillion?" I could continue ranting and rambling, but there's no point...
Lankycide 2 aylar önce
This video was both entertaining and interesting, and I've never touched Destiny 2. Others have said it before, but I'll happily say it again. The consistency of quality content you put out is remarkable, Mr. Acting Male.
ColtieBroseph 2 aylar önce
Definitely looking forward to more Destiny 2!
ThisRandomDude 2 aylar önce
This video was hilarious! Glad to see you covering more video game content :)
Brandon Wolfe
Brandon Wolfe 2 aylar önce
As a hard-core veteran player, trust me, you arent alone in the slightest. Everyone is veerrryy well aware how awful the new/returning player experience is 💀 hopefully Bungie is working on it internally. Im glad you were still able to enjoy your time!!
Captain Kefler
Captain Kefler 29 gün önce
I tried to get a friend into the game and then I realized that there isn’t jack shit in the game by itself anymore. You have to buy shit and do homework to know what’s going on and to have any fun.
LunarVVolf Aylar önce
Heres a bright assed idea Bungie don't cut out DLC people paid for for starters. Still even then the game relies on you flying (yet not flying) your vessel from place to place rinse and repeating the same fucking maps forward and back with variations of the mobs. Don't forget to buy that season pass or the fomo will kill you also research the webs find out what the god rolls are on your own time as for story theres youtube. To me the game sucks in its entirety I do not see the story being any better in the witch queen than within forsaken instead the lucent hive has proven one thing is that the guardians are inept if they couldn't have spotted 1 brainless lucent hive in generations since the ghosts were released by the traveler years upon years ago.
Mario Badia
Mario Badia 2 aylar önce
@Ethan Newland which is stupid because the characters still mention him in the latest expansion and new players will be confused as hell as to who this guy is and why the game wants them to care about it
Mario Badia
Mario Badia 2 aylar önce
@Brown Town Oh you mean that extremely Bare Bones tutorial that tells you next to absolutely nothing about the game besides the Bare Basics?
Mario Badia
Mario Badia 2 aylar önce
@Brandon Wolfe I mean they still won't put all of the paid content that they deleted from the game back in
Gold Brick Productions
Thank you, Act Man, for playing Destiny 2 again and telling me what it's like so I don't have to. My poor wallet is grateful.
Kain Dizengarth
Kain Dizengarth 2 aylar önce
I love when you add characters to your videos. Ut's so fun ♥ Love u Actman ♥
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I swear I can't help but die of laughter when act and his bros start doing zavala impressions. "guardian you aren't shooting which means you aren't having fun"
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Luca Carey
Luca Carey 2 aylar önce
I’ve been thinking of playing for years, but I just can’t get over the mmo/looter aspects of it. I really wish there was a redux version or something where all the main missions and story points are featured and the grind and nightmare UI elements were taken out
germ guy
germ guy 2 aylar önce
Act Man - “If you say one more thing that annoys me I’m putting you back in the box” Zavala - “ I’ll be a good boy” Gets hit with Ad right after Zavala says he’ll be a good boy Me - “Put his ass back in the box”
ZombieDude0001 2 aylar önce
I agree. I had fun playing it a few years ago but found it very overwhelming at times. The armour stats was just overly complicated for example. I may re-download though and give it another go.
Keegan Flahive
Keegan Flahive 2 aylar önce
Play this game almost exclusively. It’s crazy how much content can be added to a game over the years to keep me interested. I also have a group of like 8 I play raids, Grandmaster NF, trials and all the end game stuff so it’s more competitive. I get why people are overwhelmed it’s a crazy amount stuff going on. Especially for old players coming back. But it’s a fun game.
Spicy 2 aylar önce
Came for the title, stayed for the Zavala impressions. Impressive Guardian.
Onne 2 aylar önce
Its a very rare talent being able to make watching sponsored segments enjoyable. great job
Brad LeCompte
Brad LeCompte 4 gün önce
Welcome back. This is the one franchise I keep coming back to
LeanandCuisine 22 gün önce
“You drive a hard bargain, 5 guns that’s my final offer.” That one line had me in tears
ryan davie
ryan davie 2 aylar önce
I recently got back into Destiny, I’m loving the dungeons 🎉
Cool Ss
Cool Ss 2 aylar önce
Even if i don't really like to play D2. I always loved the environment design of the game. Also some armor and guns look so slick.
Travis Outlaw
Travis Outlaw 2 aylar önce
"I shoot, therefore I am." 😹😆😂 Oh, how we miss the Act Man. And oh, how we so appreciate when he shows his face on TRvid, in these dark times. He is a true character and I love the effort he puts into his videos and his act. Much respect to the Man 👍🔫🎮
Travis Outlaw
Travis Outlaw 2 aylar önce
@AXL Law "I think, therefore I am." For those who have not taken Philosophy yet.
AXL Law 2 aylar önce
I understood that reference
locky_Y 2 aylar önce
Althought i spent 3000+ hr on this game, I still remembered how overwhelmed i was when i started about 2 years ago… i completely agree with all the critisism! Great video
Pers0n 2 aylar önce
That really reminds me of the Warframe experience. Even has a long time player I get lost every time I come back after a long hiatus, so I can't help but think of how awful the experience must be for new players.
Daniellorde 2 aylar önce
You have a hilarious fireteam my friend. 😂 I'm playing Destiny since 2015 so I'm not that lost, but sadly the New Light experience is very bad. Being a new player or even a returning player is not easy. Lot of people leave the game because of this. (And this is after they improved the New Light experience😅) There is a LOT of problem with Destiny, but still it is a unique game. Thank for the video, great work! Eyes up Guardian. o/
ozz 2 aylar önce
You can level up all your old gear to current gear despite breaking down any piece of new gear into your old gear so nothing is ever obsolete in destiny you can always keep your favorite guns and bring them along with you
SECHAN 2 aylar önce
Seeing a video about a game you played for 7 straight years by a youtuber you like feels always special
Florin Marcel
Florin Marcel 2 aylar önce
Yes yes
TheUnderDog 2 aylar önce
Yep, and HiddenXperia is coincidentally planning on doing a Destiny 2 video as well. I'm very excited for that one!
King Jerbear
King Jerbear 2 aylar önce
I love Destiny, I've played it for several years now and keep coming back every season. My problem is that my favorite activites are the "endgame" Grandmaster Nightfalls. In order to do this, you need to either spend all your free time on the game playing old missions over and over to earn the pinnacle drops to level your gear up, or just do a mindless monotonous grind killing endless mobs to get your seasonal artifact power boost high enough to hit the minimum level to play the GM's. I'm sure I would also love all the raids as well, but I'm lucky to have 1 or 2 friends playing the game, I have basically zero chance of getting a group of 6 to even attempt that stuff. The last time I tried to do a random discord LFG raid group it took about 90 minutes to even get a full group together, then some idiot in the group kept bricking whatever mechanic we were trying to complete over and over until I finally called it quits after almost 3 1/2 hours. When you have a limited amount of time to play, and you're solo, you basically have zero chance. The Destiny 2 playerbase is either people who play the game 40 hours a week, get every raid/dungeon completion weekly on all 3 characters and have an ungodly power level... or the casual player who is level 10 on the season pass and has no way to actually access a lot of the best content. The last few times I've tried to play the game, I've logged on... took one look at the planetary map with 29 choices on which mission to play, and just quit right back out. It's so strange to love a game so much but yet have no desire to actually play it when you want to.
ADJCSee 2 aylar önce
I feel bad that new and returning players don’t have a better way to get into the game and learning all of the new stuff.
GunfireFWC 2 aylar önce
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Account 1 2 aylar önce
Dude honestly, this shit hit home. I plaued the original destiny and all the dlcs, played destiny 2 at the start and just didnt have time to get into it, i was so late to the party and this shit is SPOT ON.
T-Army Aylar önce
I still play destiny 1
Jonissues 2 aylar önce
As a new player that tried this game 2 weeks ago for the first time, this video is 900% accurate, I've never been so lost in a videogame before EDIT: that doesn't mean the game is not fun, I will try to learn more.
oxsila Aylar önce
@Sarah Astner destinys moment to moment gameplay doesnt make me fall asleep. I can respect FF14 as one of the best mmos though for sure
Sarah Astner
Sarah Astner Aylar önce
@oxsila Have you tried FF14? I can wholeheartedly say it was the best hardcore and casual experience of my life. And the game respected your time as an adult (or someone who's going to school), and welcomed returning players who wanted to get back into raiding ASAP. Destiny 2 doesn't even come close...but of course it's different genres, one is a fps and one is a rpg-style mmo.
Mr. S
Mr. S 2 aylar önce
@SpaghettiUpseti Yeah, they'll do that for a few years then release Destiny 3. Then the grind begins anew. I've seen this one before.
SpaghettiUpseti 2 aylar önce
@Mr. S they said they won't vault anything anymore
DEMONINGESTER 2 aylar önce
i played the dlcs in order while also playing nightfall, crucibles, kings fall, etc
Draken 2 aylar önce
I was a dedicated destiny 1 player and played destiny 2 until I think it was beyond light. However I tried to jump back in recently and I was honestly overwhelmed by everything and not in the good way. I just noped outta there haha. Your video basically encapsulates my reaction.
buttsaggy 2 aylar önce
Perfect encapsulation of what destiny 2 is right now. Great video
Liefe Sutliff
Liefe Sutliff 2 aylar önce
Man you make 20 minutes fly by. So entertaining, thank you Act Man! 😂
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Chris Call
Chris Call 2 aylar önce
Wow, you got my like because this is exactly how I felt when I booted this game up 2 weeks ago. ALSO I was a huge StarCraft 2 guy too.
Benjamin Rutherford
Benjamin Rutherford 2 aylar önce
Destiny has definitely grown a lot and has gotten better as more and more DLC's and updates come out. The learning curve is pretty ugly and they introduce a lot of things without properly explaining how it works or what you should do to get it to work the way you like it to. I think when Lightfall comes out Destiny will be near its growth cycle at least I hope so. I wish you luck in trying to figure out how to get those elemental fragments to work in your favor.
Luke Laws
Luke Laws 2 aylar önce
I recently got into destiny and after literally watching Fallout plays ENTIRE 4 HOUR video did I get a grasp of what I was supposed to be doing. That being said, now that I understand the game, I’m freaking excited and am gonna grind like no one’s business.
Obe Shot
Obe Shot 2 aylar önce
I've been playing destiny2 for 3 years and I can say that getting into the game as a new player is definitely a struggle. I had the fortunate experience of having friends to guide me, but there's still a ton of things I had to learn on my own. now I'm kind of a vet, although not quite. I have nearly everything in game (except all of the year 1-3 stuff, as I started playing during the end of season of the worthy. destiny is fun, but I'd be lying if I said it wasn't grindy as fuck
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TheRealCap 2 aylar önce
The zavala impersonations had me rolling 😂 That's some good stuff, damn
Diab Soule
Diab Soule 2 aylar önce
I came back recently after years as well and I was so overwhelmed I put it back down. I stuck with it though and now I'm hooked. It's a great game, they need guide new players though.
ThatWhiteGuy 2 aylar önce
I want to get into destiny 2, the game looks fun and amazing design wise. But I have no idea what's going on since they took story chucks out, so I can't get into the game.
Zuya Isna
Zuya Isna 2 aylar önce
Technically D2 mostly had everything before the Beyond Light expansion. I started playing again back in Sept 2020. The OG campaign was still around, the only thing I missed were the previous seasonal stories. Whenever Saint-14 came into the picture, and the war with the Vex and realities. Otherwise, yes.... you definitely missed a lot in between that time until now 😆 There was the Matrix style season called Season of the Splicer with Mithrax, where the darkness nearly consumed the Last City. Season of the Lost - a precursor to The Witch Queen campaign. Season of the Risen where the Hive were able to wield the Light. And just recently my personal fave, Season of the Haunted. Basically where lot of characters face their inner demons. The voice acting in those moments are TOP NOTCH. Now its basically pirates and treasure LOL The Lightfall campaign looks to be really promising too. So getting overwhelmed after Beyond Light... I really don't blame you 😆
Alan Lee
Alan Lee 2 aylar önce
I recently tried to come back this game as well, after the same amount of time away. This matched my experience perfectly.
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• volatile
• volatile 2 aylar önce
This game literally taught me how bad addiction is
Jdb 2 aylar önce
@casull20 It's the only way. Playing in moderation doesn't work once you're that far in lol
casull20 2 aylar önce
i have over 5000 hours (not that much compared to others but i think i get how the gmaeplay works) and finally stopped because i'm entering college, you just let it go lol
Shon John
Shon John 2 aylar önce
@PackmanGaming yes I basically agree with that. An addict should separate themselves from the root cause and I was addicted to Destiny 2. I don't think Destiny the game is a drug that people shouldn't play. You responded to people talking about video game addiction and tried saying just do what you want... this applies to those without addiction.
Jdb 2 aylar önce
@PackmanGaming I agree but I don't think anyone here said that or disagrees with you. Seems like a random point
PackmanGaming 2 aylar önce
@Shon John then you did what you had to do. Not everyone playing D2 is that way. For me, I don't care for titles at all, so I don't go for that. It's about balance, and if you can't find that, play something else
Sergeant Dornan
Sergeant Dornan 2 aylar önce
With every little critique he uttered all I could hear was, "I'm a Titan Main." But he has his points.
Bread 2 aylar önce
I've been playing Destiny pretty regularly since D1, so the new user experience isn't something I have ever experienced. I will say, it is one of the more rewarding games I have ever played, especially with a group of friends. I have a fairly large group that has played together the entire time, and even when someone takes a break to play something else for a while, there is always a group coming back. It makes things likes raids, dungeons and trials very easy to jump in to. With that said, when Destiny 2 feels like a job (and it will) take a nice break. Don't play for a season or 2, and when you come back, it will feel fresh and enjoyable again. Don't let the fomo get in the way - nearly all of us that come back after a few months, gain the same weapons and armor relatively quickly.
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JimberJamber 2 aylar önce
I've honestly considered starting Destiny 2. I'm so bored of shooters nowadays because none of them feel rewarding or worth my time and investment (Halo Infinite REALLY killed it for me). At least with Destiny 2 there seems to be an infinite and rewarding grind with expansive customization and unique gameplay when it comes to FPS'. Sure, I may have to study the Wiki for like an hour, but we'll see how it goes.
Dreggy 9
Dreggy 9 2 aylar önce
I had the same experience then I created a new character and there was a decent tutorial that helped me understand a little bit more
Luna Tenebra
Luna Tenebra 2 aylar önce
I have to say your Zavala impersonation is great
Devastator 2 aylar önce
Bryan 2 aylar önce
Indeed ~ The space rhino empress
Christian Rios
Christian Rios 2 aylar önce
b'tch, i ain't Kidding
@The Act Man certified oblivion npc moment
The Act Man
The Act Man 2 aylar önce
Thank you, kind sir
modernjezus Aylar önce
This perfectly sums up how I felt when I came back, super confused at first. Overwhelming, but once I figured it out. Fun as all hell
Megan Barzydlo
Megan Barzydlo 2 aylar önce
I just started playing D2 last month; never played D1. It is one of the only games my husband and I are able to enjoy playing together. It's a ton of fun, but I totally understand where a lot of the confusion can come from. Especially since I missed a lot of the story. But I really am enjoying it and can't get enough! Also, that warsat in the cosmodrome strike has gotten me more than once, totally felt that :D :D :D
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Takamorisan1 Aylar önce
Damn what a coincidence, I returned recently too but my hiatus was 3 years. I loved the video and the Zavala knock off imitation had me in tears.
Zarreyex 2 aylar önce
Currently on my 6th attempt to get into this game without giving up because I can’t figure out what the hell is going on
Sami 2 aylar önce
honestly the most fun I've had in D2 is when you play with friends, the solo experience is a good way to just kind of chill but its nowhere near as good a time
Anderson Fernandes
Anderson Fernandes 2 aylar önce
Even bad games are good when playing with friends...
Zac 2 aylar önce
@CaveClinker Do you dislike it because its not your genre or what?
Blazuchan 2 aylar önce
true, when Im doing things solo, I always listen to an audiobook or podcast.
Zifer 2 aylar önce
Well yeah the raids are the best part of the game after all
CaveClinker 2 aylar önce
Destiny 2 solo is like COD Zombies solo. Its an OK timewaster but like anything else it shines with friends (I hate Destiny 2 regardless)
Matt D
Matt D 2 aylar önce
Hey thanks for making this, it's nice to have a kind of unbiased peek back into the game. I'm always quietly curious how things are over there. I quit the game shorty before the expansion that came after Shadowkeep (which I honestly cannot remember the name of at the moment). And I liked the core gameplay but my friend group was falling off the game because the light level increases were getting hard to keep up with for our casual pace (i.e. play like 6-8 hours a week). Then they started talking about vaulting content (that we payed for) and all the sunsetting nonsense and that was the last straw for me.
vsm1 2 aylar önce
Matt D, I had a very similar experience: dropped the game at the same time for the same reasons (plus too much grind and FOMO).
Bryson Kuervers
Bryson Kuervers 2 aylar önce
Yeah that sounds about the exact same. Glad to hear others are in a similar boat
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Maddaya 2 aylar önce
Well, the difficult thing about D2 is for starters, it's a sequel in and of itself. No you don't have to have played D1 to enjoy D2 but the basics of the world, culture, enemies and the deep ocean of lore that surrounds the destiny universe is important. Not necessarily to the gameplay aspect, but if you throw out any first person shooters design or style they're all very similar. So destiny leans into abilities and story telling which is a major factor. This combined with years of content makes the game feel overwhelming. I always suggest people look up tutorial vids as well as lore videos. Because with any MMO in it's time, being dropped into it feels overwhelming! There's so much to do and master. Sadly I think some people struggle with the very aspect of joining a game later in it's lifespan, and perceive the gap too large to close between themselves and vet players.
Hardball K1ng
Hardball K1ng 2 aylar önce
Bro it’s such a great game but it feels like a job with the grinding
Mistah Robb
Mistah Robb 2 aylar önce
Some months back I decided to get into Destiny 2. Had a ton of fun in the very beginning, but then it got overwhelming, fast. There was too much to do, little instructions, I found myself grinding for things I had no idea what they were. Day 6, I was done. Oh don't get me started on the connection issues.
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Bailee Kelly
Bailee Kelly 2 aylar önce
Our whole group came back with The Witch Queen and we actually played A LOT. We've fallen off a bit during the summer period but we still play every now and then when time let's us. When I catched up with The Witch Queen it was so much fun and addicting to play again with friends.
TheDrewSilver Aylar önce
I waited a long time to watch this video and I was not disappointed 😂 Loved the Zavala character throughout. Had me 💀💀💀
GunzNBlades 2 aylar önce
We need more little zavala or any figure to come on in, probably my favorite part of the vid
Opethian 2 aylar önce
I finally gave Destiny 2 a try when they added it to Gamepass alongside the new expansion a year or two ago. It was definitely confusing as to what to do at first, but I enjoyed my time with it despite not giving af about the story bits. Absolutely gorgeous on Series X in 60fps for sure.
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Walshy 2 aylar önce
It brings me great joy seeing someone return to Destiny and the majority of their game time is just making fun of Zavala
Drewster 2 aylar önce
Current day Destiny 2 is what Destiny 3 would’ve looked like. Everything has been updated and polished. Sure it’s not beginner friendly and can be hard to casually play, but it’s really hitting the spot especially with friends. Glad to see people are getting back into it
Mario Badia
Mario Badia 2 aylar önce
@Drewster it's horrible because I barely tells new players about anything in the game. It doesn't tell them about that 7 to 8 different currencies in the game and dmit doesn't tell them about 90% of the games mechanics
Mario Badia
Mario Badia 2 aylar önce
@Brandon. Export because they are lazy. That's the only reason for them not making Destiny 3.
Mario Badia
Mario Badia 2 aylar önce
@Drewster which was obviously a horrible idea since they wouldn't have that remove paid content from the game if they made a third one.
Mario Badia
Mario Badia 2 aylar önce
@Drewster okay cool does that tell them about every single character and allow you to play all of the story missions that they removed from the game so new players are not horribly lost and have no idea what to do? Wait a second are you talking about that God awful tutorial that barely tells the players anything about the game besides the bear basics?
Mario Badia
Mario Badia 2 aylar önce
@Bing Boom Pow yeah they rather not spend the f*** ton of money they get from suckering people to do buying micro transactions
Nate Jonzey
Nate Jonzey Aylar önce
Honestly I went to play it for the first time a couple months back, and I couldn't get into it, I seriously had no clue. Also it's crazy if I wanted to get into it I'd of likely needed someone to hold my hand to get into it. Ridiculous
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