Video Game Tuesday: Destiny’s Spring Update

Michael Blaker
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This week for Video Game Tuesday I’m answering a question I’m getting asked a bunch. It’s all about what I think about Destiny’s Spring Update.

What is the Spring Update?: According to what we know so far, it’ll increase the level cap (yay forever 329 or whatever is the new stuck marker due to RNG), add new quests, and a new strike. That’s fine and all, except that frankly this is all way too late for it too even matter. Not only does it come 7 months after the launch of Taken King, it doesn’t even try to compete with The Division, which is alright from what I’ve heard since it launched a couple weeks ago.

What else is there in the Update?: Nothing else has been confirmed, but they showed us an image of Prison of Elder gear that had the Taken texture applied. Now putting aside the fact that retextures are some of the laziest tricks of game art, it doesn’t mean anything for sure. It could mean that we are getting all of Year One’s endgame content redone, which if true would’ve been great 4 months ago, when the game was still relatively fun. Now however it really doesn’t matter, even if they include redone versions of Vault of Glass, Crota’s End (which is nightmarish to even think about), and Prison of Elders in addition to what we know for sure will be in it. However I doubt we’ll get all that. Instead we’ll probably get a rehashed version of Prison of Elders if we’re lucky. And we all know how that turned out, exactly like I predicted way before House of Wolves ever launched.

So are you going to be playing this?: Nope, I’d rather bash my head into a wall a few thousand times rather than play Destiny again at this point. They need to rework way too many things that just won’t be done before Destiny 2 if ever for me to even consider coming back.

That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday!

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