chris-littlechild - September 16, 2016
Â Destiny was released a year ago yesterday, gents. Itâ€™s funny to think itâ€™s been that long, but what a ride itâ€™s had. Â
Before it arrived, it was being hyped out the wazzoo. It was hyped and hyped â€˜til it could be hyped no more. It hyped and it hyped and it blew our house down. This was, after all, the spiritual successor to Halo. This was goddamn motherfreakinâ€™ Bungie, right here. These guys know their spacetastic shooters.
Sure, those of us who get their kicks from this sort of thing were right in there, blasting lumpen aliensâ€™ scrotes off with futuristic rifles and having a damn good time. Thing was, though, it lost its luster for many players quite quickly, as some of the more pain-in-the-ass grindy mechanics got a little much.
Lucky for Bungie, they always had updates to fall back on. These are those post-launch chances developers get to fix the shit that nobody likes, and fix it they did. As a bonus for the devs, they packaged this in with some cash-grabby DLC, which they always love to do. With Destinyâ€™s The Taken King expansion, the game became a thing again.
So now itâ€™s time to dial things up to eleven with another expansion. Rise of Iron is the next content pack, arriving September 20. Which means, natch, that itâ€™s launch trailer time. So feast your ogling eyes on this: