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Spider Tanks; or, musings on BL2 and Destiny (Destiny)

by SonofMacPhisto @, Thursday, September 05, 2013, 09:49 (3919 days ago)

The new BL2 DLC has a spider tank enemy. It reminds me a bit of what we've seen so far for Destiny. I have thus mused the following: there are a lot of comparisons from Destiny back to BL2, so here's hoping Destiny doesn't take itself too seriously. That could make it insufferable.

It doesn't mean Destiny needs a shotgun that shoots swords that explode into more swords that then explode because reasons, but just... please don't have its head shoved too far up its own ass.

I guess I'm saying more ODST and less Reach in this regard.

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What am BL2?

by MrPadraig08 ⌂ @, Steel City, Thursday, September 05, 2013, 10:25 (3919 days ago) @ SonofMacPhisto

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Borderlands 2. Apologies.

by SonofMacPhisto @, Thursday, September 05, 2013, 10:28 (3919 days ago) @ MrPadraig08

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Ah yes

by MrPadraig08 ⌂ @, Steel City, Thursday, September 05, 2013, 11:17 (3919 days ago) @ SonofMacPhisto

I think there was discussion about Borderlands 2 and Destiny comparison. I'd be fine as long as Destiny takes itself a bit more seriously than BL2, sometimes it gets to mindnumbing levels, hilarious, but mindnumbing.

Also, BL has always been a points system of health, I hope Destiny take into consideration physics and other sorts of visual damage other than a plain health bar. Something like they have been doing with vaporizing enemies in trailers.

Spider Tanks; or, musings on BL2 and Destiny

by Phoenix_9286 @, Thursday, September 05, 2013, 12:27 (3919 days ago) @ SonofMacPhisto

It doesn't mean Destiny needs a shotgun that shoots swords that explode into more swords that then explode because reasons, but just... please don't have its head shoved too far up its own ass.

I just want to say that the shotgun described here is easily one of the most epic weapons I've ever played with. Who says you can't bring swords to a gunfight?

Spider Tanks; or, musings on BL2 and Destiny

by Jabberwok, Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 10:16 (3914 days ago) @ SonofMacPhisto

I'm not remembering any spider tanks in Borderlands 2 or any of the DLCs, unless you're talking about something that's in one of the 'Ultimate Vault Hunter' packs. Don't have that. Glad people still say spider tank instead of devil walker. I doubt I will change.

I would say the Halo series had about the right amount of taking itself seriously for me, with the one exception being Reach, but Reach's more serious tone seemed warranted. Here's hoping the writing will be closer to the first couple games, and less of some of the terrible one-liners in Halo 3. But by comparison, Halo 4 seems to have upped the taking-itself-too-seriously factor by a good bit.

On the flip side, goofiness is definitely not what I'm looking for in Destiny. But some decent humor, and some nods to the various clichés at work wouldn't go amiss. One of the reasons Johnson worked so well in the first couple Halo games is that you could tell he knew he was just Apone from Aliens.

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Spider Tanks; or, musings on BL2 and Destiny

by ncsuDuncan @, Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 10:30 (3914 days ago) @ Jabberwok

Glad people still say spider tank instead of devil walker. I doubt I will change.

If I recall correctly, a Devil Walker is just a type of Spider Tank.

(Specifically, it's a Spider Tank that belongs to the "House of Devils" faction of Fallen.)

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This is my understanding as well.

by Xenos @, Shores of Time, Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 10:32 (3914 days ago) @ ncsuDuncan

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Spider Tanks; or, musings on BL2 and Destiny

by Jabberwok, Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:49 (3913 days ago) @ ncsuDuncan

That's a relief. I can't hear spider tank without thinking of Ghost In the Shell, but it's a positive connotation.

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