Look at that face; that’s Emperor Calus from the Leviathan raid in Destiny 2. As soon as I saw the art above by deadwither, I knew I had to use it for this piece.
As many of you know, I play a lot of Destiny 2; probably a little too much. Despite that, my regular fireteam and I had never even attempted the raid. This is surprising; even more surprising considering we used to raid regularly in the first game.
I know all three of us had wondered if we would ever be able to actually make a go of the raid or either of the raid lairs.
Fast forward to yesterday.
Someone who I made friends with through Game Informer’s website many years ago (and, later, a Facebook group which was created around their video series: Super Replay) had wanted to join the clan I made at the onset of Destiny 2. Of course that was wonderful to me, and it was even more fun when he recommended others join the clan. I’d known of them through the same Facebook group, yet none of us had ever played together.
The three of us from our regular fireteam connected with three of them, and we not only made it through the raid, but we also made it through one of the raid lairs! Two things I wasn’t sure would ever happen, finally happened! Not only that, but all three of them (four, because one of them had to swap out towards the end) were a joy to play with. They explained the mechanics wonderfully and were entirely patient while we adapted to the tasks at hand. They were kind and generous with their time, and I couldn’t be more grateful. I genuinely hope we can team up again in the future.
What a truly lovely surprise.
In addition, I’m THIIIIIIIIIS close to finishing my self-imposed challenge to complete ten new-to-me games by the end of August. I’ve finished nine! My goal today is to finish that last game (I think it’s going to be Asemblance: Oversight) so I can start in on some longer games and not have to feel the pressure to finish them quickly. I’m also really excited to finally be able to play Donut County tonight at 9pm when my pre-order unlocks!
So far, here are the nine titles I’ve completed:
Burly Men At Sea
Far From Noise
What Remains Of Edith Finch
1979 Revolution Black Friday
The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit
I know Captain Spirit is a demo, but if Game Informer saw fit to review it, I’m considering that a game.
I’m not going to lie: it feels really good to be making some progress, not only in my challenge, but with my backlog as well. I had been in such a slump where I was seemingly unable to start new-to-me games, and feeling more comfortable in doing so feels really nice. I’m grateful for that, too.
This week I will be finishing up some of my Solstice checklist in Destiny 2, playing Asemblance: Oversight, Guacamelee 2, Donut County, Shape of the World, and, hopefully, FINALLY starting Murdered: Soul Suspect. That’s a full week!
With that I ask: what will YOU be playing this week?
Please be safe out there, friends. Cheers.