Destiny:The Taken King Revisited…..

Its been roughly a month since I first got my hands on TTK.  It is by far the best expansion in the series. They have fixed many of the problems that once plagued the game such as constantly having  to constantly grinding to level up your weapons and gear. Now some issues that surfaced with this expansion is the lack of grandeur that was promised to us when first revealed. Dont know what im talking about?

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This picture may explain it a bit but for those who dont know. This is Sleeper Simulant a exotic fusion rifle that occupies space in the heavy weapon slot. It is a call back to amazing Spartan Laser of Halo 3. But unlike its cousin this rail gun/ laser lacks the impact that is expected of it. Not only that but the gun itself is plagued by the problem of the quest to obtain it lacking some, if any grandeur to it. We were promised that to obtain this gun we would have to go on an epic “odyssey” to find the parts to obtain the gun. This was none of those…. It was at most a tedious little task without any dialogue from anything. During the entire process i was silently mourning the loss of what could have been the highlight of the expansion. After weeks and weeks of every Destiny player on the /SearchforSleeper subreddit looking for the gun through multiple conspiracy’s and harebrained theories. The gun was introduced very sneakily by Bungie by a small unassuming mission on Earth. The entire mission was silent with no words from the mysterious AI Rasputin who created the damned thing or from your single eyed companion Ghost.

Many people had poured time into figuring out the codes that were on the screens on missions to the point that they looked like they were wearing the infamous tin foil hat or like this guy…. Screen_Shot_2015-10-12_at_6.48.05_AM.0

Hours spent in looking for an answer that was not even there. When we thought that it would.

Definitely the lowest point within this expansion.

I will say however that the damage that the Sleeper can dish out is on par if not stronger than a shot from the venerated Gjallerhorn rocket launcher. Specifically the interesting thing about the heavy fusion rifle is that it can do critical damage if it hits the enemies critical spot. I would say that it can definitely be called Gjallerhorn 2.0 to some extent.

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Destiny: The Taken King …. Liam Neeson Editiion!

Destiny: The Taken King is the latest expansion in Bungie’s Destiny, In which you play as a Guardian one of the protectors of Earth after the invasion of the forces of the Darkness. Destiny is a beautiful combination of MMORPG and FPS. It is also a combination of Sci-Fi and Fantasy with its futuristic guns and space magic.

This latest expansion which has been subject to controversy due to the pricing has been released on 9/15/2015. The controversy on the pricing has been due to the fact that when you buy the expansion it is a whooping $60 which includes the base game and the previous 2 expansions. Veteran players of Destiny feel cheated because they only want the expansion and not the base game or the previous expansions in which they have bought already. However new players will get the best deal.

I managed to get a copy of the physical Collector’s edition which includes the following:

  • Steel Case for the game
  • Cayde’s annotated copy of Treasure Island which contains a Strange Coin replica

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The interesting portion in the physical Collector’s edition is that the book it comes with is riddled with secrets. Within it is secret code which will possibly unlock some form of quest within the game. Currently, Guardians across the Earth are trying to decrypt the code secret in the book. https://www.reddit.com/r/DestinyTheGame/comments/3kw0qe/spoiler_another_secret_codes_hidden_in_cayde6s/

Review:

The game so far is amazing. They have vastly improved experience of the game for veteran players through the new UI and astounding story line (one which the original Destiny lacked). Though the story may be a bit short it does not lack the content, that is for sure. Especially with the new Raid that will be released for players on 9/18/15 called The King’s Fall.

The subclasses they implemented are the best thing. My favorite so far is the Hunter’s Nightstalker due to its support abilities. The other two subclasses are the Titan’s Hammer of Sol and the Warlock’s Stormcaller. The best thing about the Storm Caller is yelling out “UNLIMITED POWER” when using its super ability.

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In Short this is an awesome expansion 9 out of 10 too much guns.

Pro’s

  • New Exotic Weapon’s
  • Great Storyline
  • Ton’s of new content

Con

  • Pricing

 

Have fun Guardians.