Bungie recently revealed some of the things we can expect to see in the follow up to Destiny. While the gameplay was good, the storytelling annoyed many gamers. The sequel looks to address this problem as Bungie is going to ditch one annoying feature from the first game.
Bungie’s World Lead, Steve Cotton, revealed more new details about the upcoming sequel outside the recently concluded gameplay reveal event. In an interview with Forbes, Cotton reveals that the loathed Grimoire Cards from the first game aren’t going to make a comeback in the sequel. The second time around, Bungie is going to aim for a simpler storytelling method which is through the game itself.
Back in the first entry, Bungie sort of forced players to learn more about the lore outside of Destiny. To learn more about lore and characters, players will need to use Grimoire Cards acquired throughout Destiny. While this is not much of a bothersome task, the fact that players had to launch a browser to read the details of the Grimoire Cards proved to be one of the biggest downside of the first game.
The Grimoire Cards were acquired by playing the various game modes in Destiny. Getting them wasn’t a big chore and the story behind the Grimoire Cards are interesting at the least. If Bungie didn’t have to force players to learn about the lore outside, more players could’ve appreciated the story more.
When it comes to how players will learn more about the lore of Destiny 2, Cotton had this to say; “We want people to be able to find the lore. All the story is told through the Adventures, it’s told through the characters in the world, it’s told through the campaign and it’s told through scannables you find throughout the world.”
Based on Cotton’s comments, it looks like players are in for a treat as there’ll be a simpler storytelling methods in Destiny 2. This would be a great change as well since the characters and everything in the explorable areas will have more depth if Bungie decides to tell the story through simply playing the game. That partnered with Destiny 2’s premise of the Guardians making a last stand could potentially make the sequel a whole lot better.