In all media, sequels are something that fans both respect, love, and fear at the same time. If a franchise does well enough, it deserves a sequel, thus respect. If you personally loved that franchise, then you will eagerly wait for the next iteration to come. But in the back of your mind, you’re a little fearful that the sequel won’t live up to the previous entry. For video games, this is a common fear, and it sadly comes true a lot. For some, the next fear comes with Destiny 2.
While the original Destiny was a major hit, it’s hard to deny that it had some major flaws. Not the least of which was that for all the hype it had, and it wasn’t the game that players thought it would be based on trailers and other videos. So, when Destiny 2 was announced, and a beta was revealed, players thought they would see the rise of what the game could truly be. But, that wasn’t the case. Early word from the beta has players knocking the game, and even calling it “not a true sequel” and referring to it as “Destiny 1.5,” and this has one Reddit user curious as to why they say that:
“I’m not really sure what people expect from a sequel for it to get away from the “1.5” thing.”
Reddit was all too happy to answer. For some, they wanted the sequel to be innovative, to push the game forward, but it’s clear (to them) that’s not the case. What’s more, the game seems to just be shuffling things around and only adding a few new things, making it feel like an expansion rather than a true sequel. They want more, they want to feel like this game means something, yet early indications say that this is just a hollow title, not unlike the original.
What do you think? Is Destiny 2 not a true sequel? Are you going to get it? Let us know in the comments below.