There’s no denying that Destiny 2 has come under plenty of scrutiny since launch. There are many factors in such a broad statement, with many players pointing out key areas in which it has fallen short. This has been particularly detailed in a recent discussion on Reddit, where some players feel that Bungie aren’t doing enough to make fans feel powerful when playing the game.
Ultimately, this is a key component of why people play video games in the first place. To feel empowered, like they can achieve anything, no matter how steep the task may be. And this is an area that Destiny 2 seems to unfortunately lack.
Reasons for this have been cited by fans pointing to the increased length of ability cooldowns, which isn’t necessarily justified by the impact the abilities actually have. SalamiJack has pointed to the subclasses and exotic equipment to be a particular downfall:
“Subclass perks are typically uninteresting, as are the choices you need to make between them. I couldn’t tell you what the nodes in my current tree do off the top of my head. Exotic equipment limits felt like they were created in a time where exotic perks were (you guessed it) more impactful.”
The user also looks to the power weapons don’t have the impact that they should, given how scarce ammunition and ammo limites are. This was an opinion shared by Fossil_dan, who replied:
I feel like im doing the same amount of damage at Ilvl 295 as I did at 265 even though my weapons are 299.
If Destiny 2 could adopt the feeling of action-RPGs and other games of a similar nature, such as Warframe, it may work towards making Destiny 2 players feeling more empowered, and ultimately be more rewarded for their hard grind.
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