Is Gambit Finished? | Destiny 2 Discussion
Watch out for LOUD audio at 4:21 editing went a lil crazy there.
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This video is largely in response to Luke Smith's mention of Gambit in the Director's Cut part I ( www.bungie.net/en/News/Article/48058 ) wherein Luke Stated that only one of the Gambit modes will be their focus for future refinements. Since I think the "highlander of Gambits" is a debatable topic only if we choose to willfully ignore the reasons snowballing is a problem, I tried to state my case for how Gambit Prime's design direction took a few wrong turns. To summarize it:
The changes made for Gambit prime are misguided enough that anything short of an overhaul to them will still likely detract from the overall gambit experience. As such, Gambit is a better mode, simply because it makes fewer mistakes. Additionally, there are longstanding issues in both modes - largely stemming from the ammo economy - which neither mode has meaningfully addressed.
I would go as far as to say that, from a design standpoint, Gambit Prime is the objectively inferior mode despite having some value in its increased sophistication. Ultimate takeaway depends on what level of commitment Bungie has to gambit as a mode. Also, just as a disclaimer, I still think the game mode is awesome at its core and does a fantastic job of combining multiple elements of what make Destiny unique into one playable experience. Needs a lot of polish, though.
Anyhow, share your thoughts with me here or on Twitch or Twitter. I'll try to release a video soon outlining what I would personally like to see Gambit turn into.
Thanks for your time!