The main theme for the upcoming Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion was recently posted to YouTube, and is now available to all Guardians for their listening pleasure.
When playing the Destiny 2: Forsaken theme, players can get a sense of the entire story Bungie is trying to tell. The intensity never quite fades, even though the theme has a slow build at the start. It feels epic and foreboding all at once, although that is likely because we already know exactly what is about to go down in the narrative.
Listen closely and it is easy to pinpoint the important moments in the story, from the massive prison break at the Prison of Elders to the tragic moment that Guardians everywhere lose a beloved friend.
The upcoming expansion may mark the first time an important character is getting wasted, but it is not the first time Destiny has wasted characters. The series has a long history of story-telling problems, some of which have been improved upon with the sequel and subsequent expansions.
Soon, Guardians will be losing one of their closest companions, but there are still plenty of other wonderful characters that deserve to have more of their stories told. Legends like Osiris and Ana Bray never truly got their time to shine, nor did players get to know them as well as they would like. Those nodding their heads in agreement should check out our article on this topic, which features a selection of wasted characters Destiny 2.
This will hopefully be remedied in the upcoming story, and the chances are looking good since Bungie is promising that the expansion will mark a major shift in storytelling. The developer is hoping that the western-style revenge story will be a refreshing change of pace. Because the expansion features eight Fallen Barons that can be hunted down in any order, Forsaken will have a non-linear approach to storytelling, something the series has not experimented with before.
Warmind proved that Bungie has begun listening to player criticism, though it was merely a baby step in the right direction. However, Forsaken feels like a giant leap toward a brighter future for the series. Let us hope these expectations are on point.
Destiny 2: Forsaken releases on September 4, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.