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POSTED 12/10/15


DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING

Bungie/Activision



It is a dark time for the Guardians. Although Crota has been destroyed, Oryx’s dark armies have driven the Guardian forces from their Earth base and pursued them across the galaxy...

The Destiny FPSRPGMMO saga is rekindled with this compilation of two previously released major expansions and this new one. So that would be three major expansions then. The original Destiny – which has been patched way beyond anything that it resembled when launched in 2014 - is also on-disc.

If you’re already a dedicated Guardian recruit then buying at retail’s superfluous, but if you’ve yet to have the pleasure then boy are you in for some action.

The original started with a bang, but many found the story lacking. Through the expansions – in particular The Taken King - the narrative becomes ever more “must-see” thanks to a hearty injection of epic.

Some housekeeping’s also been done, jettisoning that freeloader Peter Dinklage in favour of Ghost narration by every gamer’s favourite person with a voice, Nolan North.

OK, so we’ve mentioned the glitzy stuff, but improvements go beyond mere aesthetics. This release heralds a rather massive (17GB, give or take) update that changes lots of core stuff that many wished would change.

But... but... but... We haven’t mentioned Nathan Fillion. He’s here, he’s Tower merchant Cayde-6, and he’s ace!

OK, now to the meat and potatoes stuff.

In-game currency’s been simplified, killing off Crucible and Vanguard Marks for all-encompassing Legendary ones. There’re new sub-classes, maps, modes and a whole bunch of virgin (we type presumptuously) enemies to flambé. The quest system’s been rejigged and, crucially, the levelling system’s been revised, now relying on experience. It’s also now easier to keep tabs on your progress.

Ultimately, Destiny now has more character and more immersion. If this package had been released as Destiny 2 eyelids wouldn’t have been batted. So, hail to The Taken King, baby!

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