R/R/R/Review Destiny: House of Wolves

Destiny has always been filled with high hopes and equally high disappointments.

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We are not amused

But for the first time in a long time I can say hype has been met with actual fulfillment.

Things included

  • new social space
  • new weapons and gear
  • level raised to 34
  • new story
  • 3 new multiplayer arenas
  • new strike
  • Prison of Elders
  • Trials of Osiris

Ok so we begin finally being allowed to the Reef. Which is awesome because I always liked the look of the place. I’m not going to divulge too too much finer details but I will say I was happy with just about everything.

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The new social space is pretty and comes complete with some ghosts, a vault, mailbox, new cryptarch, bounty girl Petra, and the awesome fallen guy who serves as a translator and Prison of Elders dealer.

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This guy is hilarious

The story here is that the queens pets betray her and are now going around getting other allies and weapons. (ok its a bit more complicated than that but for a sum up, that explanation will suffice)

In this story you get to go to some pretty surprising and interesting places.

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My first play through with my titan I got a good amount of loot. And everyone gets this little pistol which is decently badass.

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The new bounties are fun as well.

Simple guide for that-

  1. go to planet
  2. wait for wolves to prowl
  3. attack
  4. wait for more drop ships
  5. attack and kill big boss
  6. get ether key
  7. go find chest

Yeah, there has been a few times I didn’t find the chest in times and a few other times I was able to find chest, leave area, come back and get the chest again. So my best advice for this is look for the pillar of light or watch others around and hope they know where to go.

Now bouncing planet to planet doing story missions and bounties is fun but for me the real winner here is the Prison of Elders. Arena style fight with you and your fireteam facing 3 waves of random enemies for 5 rounds.

Each round is in a different environment with different enemies and the final round you face a larger boss. The level look pretty great and come equipped with nice hiding areas which you may or may not need.

At the end you go back to you starting room and are dropped down into a Scrooge McDuck like vault.

Sorry for the poor pic

Sorry for the poor pic

Now your first run though you were given a key for the big chest, but from then on out its up to you to find more keys via the other chest you open with the ether keys during bounties.

What did I get my first run you ask-

...I'll just leave this here

…I’ll just leave this here

See, I can’t gloat any because my husband has been trying for a lot longer (and with more skill) than me to get this.

I was just randomly opening chest and not even really paying attention to when it popped up what I had gotten.

But I did in fact get a Jellyhorn.

Ah yes, the rng god is a cruel mistress.

But anyway the new so far has been great and I love seeing new color choices. Even the old venders have new stuff. Like really, at ever turn there has been something cool to find.

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So it doesn’t seem like I’m sucking up too much I will say I did have some disappointments. To have to deal with the queens people and not the Queen and her creepy brother themselves was kind of a let down. And as always DLC doesn’t add anymore voice over work for your ghost. I ❤ Peter Dinklage, I just wish more went into his character.

So my point is this-If you liked Destiny when it first came out but then got bored and gave up, its time to go back!

$20 is not very expensive to expand the game this much and to get this much more enjoyment out of it.

So go, go and find more enjoyment in a game you bought half a year ago.

GG!

Preview-Destiny:House of Wolves

It’s been a ridiculously long time since I or anyone else in my household has played Destiny. Sure it was a good game, but there is only so many times you can run through the same raids and/or strikes or be disappointed by drops or the inventory of a certain someone.

Looking at you Xur

Well anyway, there is something new coming soon!

House of Wolves expansion is set to release May 19th.

The fangirl in me who loves the Queen wants to be like this

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but the realist in me is more like

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(sorry, I’ve been watching a lot of Archer lately)

As with most things, there is no way of knowing just yet. But I have my hesitations. (as I do with the new Battlefront game, but more on that later)

Changes and other facts

  • Level cap raised to 34
  • Doing away with commendation system
  • Level up existing gear by “Ascension”
  • No raid but instead
  • A cooperative battle arena
  • Of course new weapons, ships, and gear

And in case you missed this it, here is a highlight of the most recent update changes as of 4/14

  • Vault Capacity increased to 24 Armor Slots, 36 Weapon Slots, and 24 General Slots
  • Colorblind support
  • Item Lock now allows players to prevent gear and weapon items from being accidentally dismantled
  • Players can now choose to wear their helmets in social spaces
  • Fixed a bug where ammo consumables did not reliably replenish ammo
  • Fixed a bug that caused a player to lose ammo when switching weapons while dead

Bungie is always about the hype so more news is on the way, being released in small doses.

Here is a list of events they have planed as of now.

April 29th-Reveal and live gameplay of Trials of Osiris (3 on 3 clash event) and its collection of end game gear.

May 6th-Reveal and live gameplay of Prison of Elders, a brand new three-player cooperative multiplayer arena.

May 8th-Stay tuned…whatever that means.

If sure this will at least get me playing for a little bit more. But honestly, I was burnt out a while ago. They will definitely start having to pull off some major feats to get my attention back. Because as of now, I am still enjoying Battlefield Hardline.

But I would be lying if I said I wasn’t interested.

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She looks pisssssssed

She looks pisssssssed

So thats it for now guys and gals, more news as I see it.

GG!