One Game Dad 5: All Act 2

One Game Dad 5: All Act 2

All stories have acts. Some one. Some three. Some five. But superhero stories are all act 2.

On today’s vlog/podcast it’s Destiny 2 and how it’s nothing but act 2. As the great Mark Bernadin of Genius and Fat Man on Batman fame says - that’s all superhero stories are. And Destiny 2 is no different.

To get new players up to speed the game has a brief introduction during which your power is stripped from you. However, that’s soon behind you and the world is righted. Albeit with one minor death, that happens off screen. It’s ultimately not a very impactful story.

Yet it’s one that’s being applauded because it’s better than what Destiny served up. I tried to explain this in the podcast, but not very well. I ultimately got distracted by the game and didn’t speak nearly as much or as well as I needed to. Still the video is available on Twitch and YouTube.

Bad stories irk me. Regardless of medium I want a good story. And by that I mean a well written one. It has no make sense, and be cohesive. Too often I find that stories these days are anything but. They’re little more than set pieces with little connective tissue. When I see or read them all I end up thinking is I could have made that better.

It’s just all more incentive to keep writing and making my own stories so that maybe one day I’ll get the chance to fix bigger ones or make mine bigger.

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