Love in the Stars: The Destiny 2 Dating Sim We Deserve
In a recent interview with Destiny 2 developers, the mention of a Destiny dating sim by lead narrative designer Jonathan To has sparked a wildfire of ...
In a recent interview with Destiny 2 developers, the mention of a Destiny dating sim by lead narrative designer Jonathan To has sparked a wildfire of excitement among fans. Now, I can't stop thinking about the potential for romance in the world of Destiny 2. Seriously, Bungie, we need this game. Let me tell you, the desire to smooch Lord Shaxx is strong within me.
Now, let's clarify one thing: To isn't suggesting that a dating sim is in development or will ever be. In big studios like Bungie, a game jam is more of a team-building activity. Some developers created a Destiny dating sim as a joke or just for fun during an internal competition. But hey, that doesn't mean it shouldn't become a reality.
For many of us, the characters and relationships in Destiny 2 are just as important as getting those god rolls or racing through raids. Being part of an ongoing story like this means witnessing the growth and transformation of characters over time. Some of Destiny's most memorable moments have revolved around relationships. Whether it's the heartwarming reunion of Osiris and Saint-14 or Zavala finding closure with the memory of his wife, these moments shine brightly in Destiny's narrative. Few games approach love and relationships with the candor and sincerity that Destiny 2 does, and a dating sim would give Bungie's talented writers a chance to delve into new aspects of our favorite characters.
Imagine how engaged players would feel with Destiny's storytelling if we were part of it, not just spectators. Currently, we watch scenes play out in cutscenes or live theater-style, but we're never truly invited into the story. A dating sim would offer a fresh approach to Destiny's storytelling, one where players make decisions that shape the narrative.
Now, let's talk about the potential candidates for a Destiny dating sim. There are so many intriguing options. We could follow Crow's journey as he copes with losing Amanda and discovers unexpected new love. Or perhaps delve into Ikora's decision to find a life beyond the eternal war against darkness. We could even introduce a brand-new Guardian, or embark on a mission to make love connections in the Tower, with brief cameos from our beloved characters. Games like Dead by Daylight, Valorant, and Overwatch have playfully dabbled in the dating sim genre, but Destiny has the opportunity to approach it with both earnestness and playfulness, expanding the lore without compromising its tone for the sake of a joke.
Remember the Crimson Days event in 2020? Bungie introduced a new weapon called The Vow, with a lore tab that left a lasting impression. It told the story of Lord Shaxx welcoming us to Crimson Days and offering his hand in marriage to those who earned the bow. So, if you acquired The Vow during that event, congratulations, you're canonically married to Lord Shaxx. Yes, even while defending the timeline from a Vex invasion, there was room for a special, silly little moment amidst the chaos. Bungie has always struck the perfect balance between drama and comedy in Destiny 2, and I can easily envision a Destiny dating sim delivering both gut punches and tender, grounded character moments.
But hey, let's not forget the main reason we want a Destiny dating sim—to smooch Lord Shaxx! I mean, who wouldn't want that? Let's make it happen, Bungie.
So, Bungie, the Destiny community is eagerly waiting and hoping for a Destiny 2 dating sim. We're ready to dive into the world of romance, make choices that shape our own stories, and maybe, just maybe, steal a kiss from our dear Lord Shaxx. It's time to expand the horizons of Destiny's universe and show us that even in the midst of battles against darkness, love can bloom among the stars.