Destiny: House of Wolves
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All in all, this DLC definitely brought me back to a game that I figured was going to end up on my shelf and rarely get played. Bungie has more than made up for all the things they did wrong in The Dark Below. I feel like this DLC pack will keep me playing for some time to come. I have spent three days burning the midnight oil with this expansion and so far, I have not been disappointed. So in closing, Bungie hit a solid home run with this one. If you are a fan of Destiny, it's the reason to come back if you've grown tired of it. If you haven't gotten Destiny yet, this DLC is a great reason to start playing.
House of Wolves is a turning point for Destiny, with smart changes that warrant a return even for those that gave up on it.
House Of Wolves manages to be a well-rounded expansion with a lot to offer and content to experience. Even if that comes at the trade of having max level so easily accessible and the same recycled story environments.
The House of Wolves is easily the best of the two expansions currently available, only predicated by the fact you'll need friends to play it with to explore the full birth of its features. The free update content makes the base game much more approachable to new players or for old ones to build secondary characters, all while smoothing out a great many of the original's limitations. The narrative is lackluster at best and haphazard at worst, but if you're still playing Destiny at this point that's probably something you've grown to tolerate. All and all this a great expansion to purchase if you haven't already, and one to be proud of if you already did.
If you haven't already been drawn in by Destiny, this expansion won't offer you anything that will change your mind but it helps round out and spice up content for those who are already invested.
However, between Trials of Osiris and Prison of Elders, House of Wolves adds new attractions that have Guardians doing things they have never done before in places they have never gone before. Could Bungie have been a little more bold? Sure, and maybe we'll see that in its rumored big expansion late this year.
Bungie has been on trial by fans of Destiny since the release of The Dark Below, but House of Wolves has shown great strides in the evolution and support of a game that has personally held my attention for hundreds of hours, even if I have had my share of criticisms about the way certain things have been handled. It's not quite perfect, but if the improvements made in House of Wolves are any indication of the future, then I'm eager to see what kind of stuff Bungie comes up with to support and evolve Destiny next.
House of Wolves is the most fun I've had in Destiny since launch. If grinding wasn't your thing--there's less of it now. If you wanted a horde mode--there' Prison of Elders. If you're better than me at PVP--there's Trials of Osiris. House of Wolves packs plenty of fun for all of Destiny's players.
House of Wolves is the first time since Destiny launched eight and a half months ago that I feel a glimmer of hope about the game's future.
An improvement on The Dark Below, and for those who were still playing it gives them a little more reason to carry on.