By Sam Coles:
If you’re familiar with my blog you’ll know that my impressions of Destiny when I reviewed it this time last year were a resounding meh. After 1 year of the game being out and the release with The Taken King with the Legendary Edition it’s the game it should have been and my opinion has completely changed. So what do you get in this Legendary Edition? Well you get Expansion 1: The Dark Below, Expansion 2: The House of Wolves and The Taken King in on package.
The story of the Taken King revolves around the antagonist called Oryx who is the son of the previous villain from the Dark Below Crota. He has started take different races such as the Fallen and the Kabal to turn them into the Taken which are a phantom like being that can teleport all over the place which are very annoying in battle. You must stop Oryx before he can take over the galaxy. The campaign for this expansion is interesting enough to keep you playing through it because it’s what the Destiny campaign should have been because the characters are interesting and it doesn’t leave you twisted in the wind with the context of the fights it actually tells you.
The gameplay hasn’t changed all that much so if you’re familiar with Halo gun play then you’ll be right at home with this game because it is very similar. You get a new sub class in my case as I am a Titan I got the Sunbreaker which is a hammer that is on fire which shoots fire balls with each swing which causes a huge amount of damage. The way I look at this game with its genre I think of it as
Diablo but in first person, bear with me. It has the same chaotic looting system where you slowly upgrade your armour and weapons coupled with the great multiplayer co-op where you can take down harder enemies and bosses. This gameplay really hooks you because it has that just one more level factor to it because you want to discover rarer and rarer weapons and amour.
Big disclaimer though make sure that you’re a certain level before you even think about tackling The Taken King because you have to be at least level 30 because otherwise it will kick your arse and repurpose you as a paint brush with your blood. So what I would recommend is taking on the first two expansions first because they’re fairly low level expansions and make sure you’ve finished the vanilla Destiny content as well. Another thing you have to take into the mind is the raid I would recommend being level 40 before you even touch it and make sure you have 7 hours to spare because it’s longer than the House of Wolves raid.
But overall this expansion has given me a reason to give this game a second chance and I love it now, so if you’re still unsure about getting Destiny then buy the Legendary Edition because it actually feels like a complete game now.