We’ve had roughly a week with Destiny’s latest expansion, Rise of Iron, and so far the takeaway has been generally positive. It’s got one of the game’s best story missions, and we’re finally getting a sense of what Destiny can do when it doesn’t have to accommodate for the 360 and PS3.
But are you having fun?
I haven’t jumped into Rise of Iron yet — I’m planning to this weekend with a group of friends. We’ll probably start new character afresh and go through it all again. I never played vanilla Destiny, although my friends did. They spent all their time on Xbox One, however, and converting to PS4 means their progress didn’t carry over.
The game’s latest raid, Wrath of the Machine, didn’t last particularly long; a team managed to knock it off in a couple of hours. Mind you, given the World of Warcraft-esque way in which people have taken to Destiny, that’s not much of a surprise.
Outside of that, the private matches are an excellent addition. Many of the features are also an indication of the sort of things we can expect to see when Destiny 2 finally lands: things that make it easier to organise higher-level matches, a venue for players to dry run strategies and formations, and more things to fill in the downtime between raids.
But how do you find the moment-to-moment gameplay? Is there enough content to get you interested in Destiny, if you passed on it the first time around? And for those who have stuck with Destiny throughout, how are you finding Rise of Iron?