Rise of Iron is the answer to the fans' calling for more content. It inspires gamers to play Destiny again, and all the downloadable content together make Destiny a game that is very much worth your time.
Combining such a wealth of things to do with the already excellent shooting produces a fantastic package for long-term fans and newcomers alike – it’s just a shame it’s taken 24 months to finally get to this point.
Great Game! Added content to an already amazing start to a 10 year franchise. Story-line is getting better and this has setup Destiny 2 perfectly. With the new Age of Triumph expansion, its an exciting time to be a Destiny player.
Rise of Iron is a rather pedestrian expansion to what has become a pretty great first-person shooter. If you're looking for more Destiny, then you can't go wrong by picking it up, but nothing here will convince lapsed players to come back. It's simply more of the same, but that's fine.
In the end, Rise of Iron is literally just more Destiny. It doesn’t address any of the issues that you might have had with the original, and it doesn’t really flush out the existing world either. It is simply a new set of story missions, a strike, some quests, and another raid.
I would actually give this a 7.5 or an 8, I just feel obligated to try an offset the people who can't manage their expectations or understand how a 1-10 system should work. Rise of Iron is smaller than The Taken King as was always stated, and explains why it was cheaper. Story wise, it's passable, but lacks the charm of the taken king mostly because it's missing Cayde 6. But to be fair if they brought back Cayde 6, the cocky humor would have gotten stale. It is not a full sized game, or a complete relaunch, it's just a DLC designed to give a little bit of extra legs to the game while we wait for Destiny 2. And that's what it does. It has a new arena mode, new pvp mode, a new social space, a new raid, new weapons, a new artifact system, new (yes, short) story, and it expands the playable world by about 20% with the addition of the Plaguelands. You know what that all adds up to? A significantly larger than industry average amount of content for a DLC package. There are low res indie games that took 5 people to make for this price with less content. Seriously people. Manage your expectations and find the things to enjoy in life.
Short story and no real new and fresh content was a bummer. Still Rise of Iron delivers a very satisfying raid, that is both fun and challenging, but not insanely difficult or drowned in complex boss fight mechanics. The quest to getting all of the ornaments for armor is what made the grind somewhat bearable.
When I bought this game, I kinda enjoyed it. I bought it because Halo fan always said Bungie was a good developer. Destiny has never been able to tell a consistent story, and we're 2 years into it. Bungie is also the frustrating developer I've experienced. They literally take forever to address significant issues in both pvp and pve, and when they finally do response, they make radical and irrational changes that make you question if they play their own game. It's like they don't care about making the game fun, fixing the lag that plaques game matches, or balancing out the weapons. And all chances that happen as a result of pvp affect pve. The game also has exotics, which Bungie always nerf into the ground. The average exotic weapon is a hindrance, rather than a game changer. You will always find a non-exotic primary or secondary that perform better.
This DLC is hot garbage. I cleared thru it in about 1.5 hours. The concept is rehashed, the maps are ones you've already played, just with some snow and technological effects everywhere. In standard style practically nothing is explained and it's over before you realize it.
I rather enjoyed The Taken King, but this DLC is every reason vanilla Destiny was boring.
SummaryDestiny: Rise of Iron is the next expansion to the Destiny universe. It features an all new cinematic story campaign set within The Plaguelands, a brand new location on Earth. Under the command of Lord Saladin you will face a new faction of Fallen Devils, the Splicers, while unravelling the mystery of the Iron Lords. Rise of Iron feature...