Okay, so I have spent every waking moment since last week Wednesday playing Destiny 2. I do not regret anything on my end and while we are coming up to the Raid week and possibly the week where I can finally give you a full review on the game, I wanted to discuss a few things that concerned me about the ending of the game and the way its stunning story suddenly flat-lined for me.
Destiny 2 is a spectacle to behold in so many ways. Its stunning visuals and the superb narrative is the best in the series, and I often got nerd chills as the epic set pieces and stunning soundtrack combined into one beautiful piece of video game mastery. This was apparent throughout the game until the end.
If you have played to the end of the game you would know that the story arc for Destiny 2 takes a very sudden dip, so much so that it left me with an unfortunate taste in my mouth. Sure, the lead up to the final battle against Ghaul is beyond anything we have experienced before in the series. I mean, we fly to the sun and travel across a giant planet-destroying machine to blow the thing up before taking the battle back to Earth and slaying the manic general once and for all. The issue is that all this happens very quickly, and much of the story behind these missions and
The final battle is a fast-paced mess in a rush to tie things up before they get complicated. In the end, players are left trying to decipher what in the world went on and where did Ghaul get the Guardian's power to initiate supers. What happened to the speaker, and how did the Traveller exactly choose him to empower him with the Light?
We know that
Now while we are discussing these plot holes in the game, what happened to the Speaker, the Traveller, and what in the world were those space ships that awoke after the Traveller's light touched them.
What is the Light?
My biggest issue with Destiny is this “Light” that the game keeps referring to. All this time there has been the Traveller that is the source of this power, but this power is never truly explained in full. Rather we just go along with the fact that everyone wants it and it has chosen Earth to be its new home. In Destiny 2 the Guardians lose their power and gain it back by touching a shard of the Traveller, but if this is the case, then is the Traveller simply the Guardian's power? This could not be the case as other species are also trying to harness this power for themselves, again we have not seen this materialize into anything worth taking note of. Ghaul wanted this power, but again what is it?
Is the Speaker dead?
From what I gather, the Speaker is dead. The lead up to
The Darkness Returns?
Right at the end of the game, we see something strange take place. As the Traveller lets off the blast that travels across the galaxy, it touches a fleet of pyramid ships which are then immediately awoken and start to venture to the root of the explosion. What are these ships you ask? Well, in Destiny lore the “Darkness” hunted the Traveller for years across the universe until it lost it. The Traveller is a source of power and light, whatever this “light” is that keeps getting referred to. Theories say that these ships are emissaries of the Darkness and now that they have found the Traveller again they will go and claim it for themselves.
Calus the Mad Emperor
Wrap it up
What we know now is that Calus the mad Emperor is searching for a planet to consume. He will most likely use the Leviathan to do this and it will see us complete the Raid to stop him. Sure, this sounds simple enough, but when you look deeper at the plot holes of the game it makes you wonder how Bungie will fill these gaps and with what? The Speaker is missing, or dead, the Traveller is still a mystery to what it does and why everyone wants it, and those pyramid ships are coming fast. As much as the game left more questions unanswered, I am excited for the future of the game's story without a doubt.
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