You’ve ventured into the Darkness Below, you stepped foot into the Wolves House and you’ve conquered the Taken King. What’s next? Discovering the reason the Iron Lords are only down to one and fending off a new threat that faces the cosmodrome.
Destiny is just one of those games that when a new expansion comes out, if you’ve stopped playing, you’re playing it again to see what they added. I found myself in this pattern somewhat only because I visit back to play matches in the Crucible. Anyways, Rise of Iron is out for Destiny, it adds a new story and a new Raid as well as some new gear!
Personally, I no longer expect expansions to carry long stories anymore. Rise of Iron is no exception and can be finished�within one sitting. The story for it is somewhat capturing if you always wanted to know a bit about the Iron Lords. However the battles in this, well mainly the boss battle at the end is a bit underwhelming after fighting through hordes of Taken in The Taken King. I only say this being that some of the fights in the main quest were somewhat difficult (started out a lower light level than recommended) and some had their little twists. However others seem to have a more straight forward approach. I will say that it was cool as all beans to fight the older Iron Lords.
I will admit this, I probably enjoyed some of the side quests and strikes a lot more than the main story. Once I unlocked “The Wretched Eye” I immediately went in “alone”. By alone I mean I was forced into a fireteam with random people who helped out and finished the strike with me. This was a challenging strike and one I would do again, but with friends next time. Side Quests on Rise Of Iron are pretty cool though and I don’t have any complaints about them.
Lastly I want to talk about Multiplayer, I love some of the new game modes added to the Crucible. Probably one of my favorites has to be Supremacy. It reminds me a lot of Kill Confirmed but this is using your allegiance to whatever alliance you are apart of symbols. The additional modes added along with maps are all pretty cool and welcomed.
Overall, I feel that Rise of Iron is worth getting if you are a diehard Destiny player, casual players might want to stay away for the time being but they will ultimately miss out on some of the improvements this expansion brought to the loot system as well as the new social space!