Hype is a curious thing. Whether it’s about a new or returning TV show, the next great Hollywood blockbuster, or yes, even video games, hype is important. For video games, hype usually comes in phases, such as when a game is announced, then when gameplay is shown, or some key aspects of the title are revealed. However, if some of what is revealed doesn’t impress gamers, the hype dies really quickly. This might be happening to Destiny 2.
Premature? Sure, as the game hasn’t even come out yet. However, there are a lot of people on the Bungie forums who are legitimately worried about how the game will not only play, but feel in regards to what the original Destiny was. Recent announcements have only deepened their fear. But some aren’t understanding this, including user ProfessahStein, who doesn’t get how people can judge something they’ve never played:
“You cant read the ingredients to a meal and know what it tastes like until you try the meal, now can you?”
This is a very true statement, mainly in that the vast majority of people haven’t played Destiny 2. True, it was at E3 2017, and there was parts of the game shown there, but for those who weren’t there, can they really judge?
Some believe so, including BXR Lonestar, who noted that the reason people aren’t as hyped is because they wanted Destiny 2 to be PvE oriented in its content. Yet announcements have shown that the game will be more oriented towards the PvP/esports crowd.
It’s a compelling argument. After all, if the game you liked is changing what made it great, would you still like it? The true test though will no doubt be when the beta for the game arrives. Until then, please try and keep an open mind.