It was a pretty productive weekend (for gaming at least). Thanks to Sony’s flash sale, I managed to pick up 2 games: Far Cry 4 and Borderlands Handsome Jack Collection. I’ve already played Borderlands 2 so I jumped right into the Pre Sequel which is a title I only briefly played for a moment back in 2015.
If you’ve played a Borderlands game before, The Pre Sequel is more or less the same mechanics as it’s older brother, the second game. Adding onto 2’s formula, you now require oxygen in certain areas of the game. It can get annoying at times but I’ve grown used to the oxygen system. You get your main quest plus a slew of side quests you can complete at your own leisure. I do most if not all the side quests (depending on how “annoying” or “tedious” they may be) to build my character up as much as I can (lawbringer).
So far with my weapons, I’ve resorted to a pistol and sniper rifle until I open up more weapon slots where I usually experiment with other weapons be it a shotgun, laser weapon, or rocket launcher. The main build so far is going towards straight damage and damage related stats. I haven’t checked out too much of the skill tree but i’ll make it appoint to do so in the future; Right now, I just wanna have some fun killing shit.
Overall, aside from some nitpicks and annoyances, I’m having fun with this title. I figured I would while I take a brief break from Destiny for the time being to explore some other games I may enjoy. Far Cry 4 is in my crosshairs after I either beat or get sick of TPS.
PVP last night with my new pulse rifle was a bit easier than the hand cannon and I managed to win 2 out of the 3 matches with my last match being dreadfully embarrassing. The rest of the night was dedicated to me looking through unfinished quests in my logs. One of them I’ll check out tonight is this quest where I have to play that Rise of Iron game mode that’s comparable to Call of Duty’s “Kill Confirmed”; that should be a blast as long as I have my nerves of steel and patience. There are other quests I’d like to complete as well, most of them being Taken King and Rise of Iron quests; may as well since Destiny 2 will be dropping this fall (so they say).
PVP is something, in any game, I like torturing myself with. As a matter of fact, the highlight of the last few matches that I had in PVP Destiny was witnessing my 2 teammates, completely oblivious to the guy that was behind them, get smacked to the ground by said guy. All jokes aside, this first round I did decent. Ranging from 0.80 kd to one match where i went positive with a 1.00 kd, I say I did alright for having a handcannon. Hand cannons need headshots, and I need to work on my headshots.
After the matches, I found a pulse rifle that was more powerful than the hand cannon. Maybe tomorrow I will have some better luck. I did make it one light level higher than I started with (326 light to 327 light). Here’s to the road to 400 (hopefully).
Being a fan of MMO games like World of Warcraft, when I saw Destiny for the first time on the Xbox 360, I thought it was badass. Sure it has its share of flaws but regardless I had a blast with it. I now play it on my PS4 and plan to try and at least max out 3 of the main classes to level 40 and hopefully reach 400 with at least one account (probably my warlock).
The problem most people have with Destiny is how grindy the game can get towards end game. Some people say the game lacks a story, and although I do agree, it doesn’t bother me so much since I feel the actual gameplay mechanics and environment is on point. It’s always a fun time going from planet to planet destroying whatever threat is in my way. Plus with the blend of PVE and PVP, I can go from saving the solar system to competing with the best of the best of the best at any time.
I hope Destiny 2 lives up to the hype. It would be a shame if the game falls flat on its face, but at least I can always fall back on 1 if that ever does happen (hopefully). I’ll post more on my progress as time goes by; got tons of strikes, raids and pvp to destroy until Destiny 2.