Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition - Xbox One

  • Publisher: Activision
  • SKU: 8242028
  • Release Date: 09/15/2015
ESRB Rating: Teen
Animated blood, Violence
$19.99
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1072 out of 1117)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Bungie Software
    • Publisher: Activision
    • Platform: Xbox One
    • Genre: First Person Shooter|Action and Adventure
    • Release Date: 09/15/2015

    Synopsis


    Civilization as we know it is in peril. Oryx, also known as The Taken King, has entered our solar system with the sole purpose of revenge. After the Guardians destroyed his son, Crota, his goal is to consume our worlds with the help of his corrupted army. It's up to you to defeat the king's evil hordes, overtake the Hive Dreadnaught ship and finally go head-to-head with The Taken King himself. The latest chapter in the Destiny series expands the universe you know and love with new locations, powerful new abilities and an all-new storyline that's as riveting as the last.

    Destiny: The Taken King brings you back to the Destiny universe, as you fight to destroy Oryx, an evil king with a hard grudge who's determined to take down the entire solar system. It's your job to find a way onto his Dreadnaught ship, obliterate his dark army and kill the king himself. You'll have access to three new Guardian subclasses, a wealth of weapons, armor and other gear and powerful new abilities. Select the Warlock subclass to harness the power of an electrical storm, the Hunter subclass to carve bows from gravitational void energy or the Titan subclass to summon a flaming hammer. Enjoy an expansion of the Destiny universe with a Cabal base on Phobos and Oryx's loot-filled fortress, the Dreadnaught. This Legendary Edition also contains Destiny, Expansion I: The Dark Below and Expansion II: House of Wolves, so you can experience the entire series.

    Features


    Pre-order to upgrade your weapon arsenal with an early access weapons pack that includes a Vanguard-themed auto rifle, pulse rifle and side arm*

    Legendary Edition

    includes Destiny: The Taken King, plus Destiny, Expansion I: The Dark Below and Expansion II: House of Wolves

    The Taken King

    Save the entire solar system from the evil Oryx, , whose goal is to achieve revenge against the Guardians for killing his son, Crota

    Access a massive arsenal of weapons, armor and other gear that will help you on your quest to defeat the king's malicious army

    Take on brand-new subclasses with new abilities — become a Warlock to use the power of an electrical storm against your enemies, take on the Hunter class to carve bows from gravitational void energy and serve as a Titan to summon flaming hammers

    Destiny

    Explore new locations in the universe, including a Cabal base on Phobos and Oryx's flagship, the Dreadnaught

    The Taken King

    Follow different questlines, defeat an assortment of powerful bosses and eventually capture himself

    *Available starting September 15th 2015



    Customer rating

    4.6
    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great

      Posted
      mattm
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I'm a new player and wanted to give a perspective for anyone else new. I've been playing for three weeks now and am still playing every night. The legendary edition is definitely worth it for new players. Base game and all three expansions is quite a bit of content even for just leveling one class. One thing to be aware, there was a download code to get the three expansions. This code may or may not be reusable; I don't know. So if you're planning to get a used copy or to resell it this is information you'll need. Personally, I've never played an MMO on a console and also not many multiplayer games. When I compare Destiny to what I expect from MMOs or FPS games then Destiny is similar and compares well to other MMOs or FPS games. Ex. the raid is the end all be all. The main story quest line is not the culmination of the story. It's common for MMOs to lock the most satisfying content behind the raid. There's still a lot of fun to be had without raiding and when I bought Destiny I wasn't sure if I wanted to raid. But now I'm gearing up for it and looking forward to finding a group to try out the raid. Another example, while the graphics are better than last ten games and quite good for an MMO, I find the graphics to be subpar compared to single-player games in 2015. Impressions after 1 week: Leveling is a bit different than other games. I've come to realize that character level just unlocks gear or missions and has no affect on power, on my defense or damage. Stats come from gear. I've been finding gear or buying gear frequently. I've changed at least one piece sometimes more at every level. Progression feels good. Over the weekend, I've seen a couple others leveling characters. I've now seen a lot of level 40 players in the same zone as me. The best I can tell is that they're waiting for events. I've joined two events with them. All of the Taken enemies I saw were at my level. So, it was weird but fun fighting the Take alongside level 40 players. The Taken are a super nice addition. I'll move through an area empty of enemies and then the Taken teleport in. Or I'll come across the Taken in combat with other aliens that I need to get past. It's really cool. While I was initially a bit disappointed with the graphics, I must say they are very good for an MMO. But I hope that the Taken King content and future expansions increases the resolution. At level 16, the story feels empty. I'm more motivated by finding gear than experiencing more story. I also find it weird that there's a queen in this game but she has no court. There are two guards and a guy with her. Is she the queen of three people? It's odd. The game play has begun to feel a bit repetitive. Deploy ghost, fight off waves of enemies. The enemies are a bit different and the mini-bosses different. But there's definitely a repetitive pattern to the experience. Honestly, I can't wait to get to explore the Dreadnaught at level 40. That sounds awesome. The following was my impressions at 10 hours in. There are no new players on my server. The tower is full of 34-40, mostly level 40 now players. I go out on a story mission or try out a patrol, there's nobody. I'm all alone. I've played other MMO's and I've always seen a few people leveling or wandering through areas. Bungie must have a bunch of small servers rather than a few large servers. I did play the beta last year and the game zones felt vibrant, active. Playing now feels desolate. There's also no choice but to play solo. If you're looking for co-op then you better convince somebody to buy it with you or find somebody who wants to level another character. I haven't gotten to the first strike yet, but I guessing I won't be able to do any strikes until I get close to 40. Maybe if I over level and come back I'll be able to solo a strike. Then again maybe I won't want to. Also, if I get stuck on a story mission then I suppose I'll have to scrounge for better gear or level up to buy higher level gear and come back. Hopefully, I'll be able to solo all the story content and get to the Taken King content without too much frustration. Now, that I'm playing I realize it was the Taken King content that sounded so exciting over the summer, not the base game. Regarding graphics on the PS4, I'm a little disappointed. I was impressed during the beta. But now, after Bloodborne and Witcher 3 and watching MGS5 streams, the graphics already look dated. They are not that sharp or photorealistic as this year's games. Maybe the expansion has better graphics? Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about the art. I love the art. The art is some of the coolest in gaming, some of the most gorgeous sic-fi backdrops I've seen. That pushes me the most to explore this world for now. For now, I'm playing a titan. That seemed like the best strategy to solo. If I don't like titan, then I'll use the one-time one character boost to 25 on a hunter or warlock.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good game you can play with your family and friend

      Posted
      GamingParent
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Executive summary for adults and parents: Good game you can play with your family and friends. If you are new to the game, purchase the Legendary (full) edition. You will get all the game content from last year as well as the latest release. If you own year one, there is no difference in the disk. Purchase the update for $20 less in-game (you will see the mission highlighted in-game). Download content is released to add new missions and strikes. These will cost you $20 each at the time they are released, though. Parents: This is a single player per console game. Even if you have more than one controller, the game only allows for one person to play. You need to have more than one console (Xbox or Playstation) to have more than one person play. A definite down-side in a house with multiple players. Also, this games takes a large chunk of console memory. If you have the opportunity to purchase an external terabyte drive rather than a Kinect or additional games, it would be worth it in the long run. Full review (for Xbox One) This is the second release in the Destiny title. The rating is Teen and it is a First Person Shooter (FPS). However, the violence is fantasy based where characters are killed using guns and special abilities. As a parent, I would say this is no more graphic than a TV show. Definitely appropriate for a Teen and even some pre-teens and more entertaining for the adult than some other game titles. The graphics and story is better this time around than the first. That may in part be due to the fact the foundation for the universe was laid in year one. If this is your first time through, you will be playing year 1 story and missions working to level your character up to the point you can play the newer missions. Depending on how much time you wish to spend, it could take a while to get to the new content. But, there is an option… New players and those with characters below a level of 25 can instantly level up one character to 25 to allow access to the newest content. This level up mechanism is a “Spark” which is made available to you in-game. Note, however, that your character will not have all the abilities unlocked that they may have gained through the traditional “grind” method of completing missions, bounties, strikes and raids. But, if you want to get right into the latest action with friends, this will get you there. Elements of the game include missions which advance the story and provide rewards the first time you play them to help you with the next story mission. Strikes are side missions focus on killing a specific target and don’t advance the story but give you a reward the first time you play them. These strikes are included in a special menu called “Strike Playlist” which will randomly pull from the strikes and set the difficulty for that strike according to the level listed in the play list. These offer a different set of rewards which are based on the difficulty and are known to you prior to selecting the strike. You can play it as many times as you like. There is a daily story mission and weekly missions that also provide rewards for the first time they are run. The daily resets each day, the weekly each week. Raids have a specific agenda like a strike and do not change. They advance the story to a degree in that the results of the raids play a role in future story. The rewards are given the first time you run it for the week and reset each week. If you need to leave a raid before you are finished (raids can take a while), your checkpoint progress is saved and you can enter back at that checkpoint any time before the next reset (thank you, developer Bungie!). The Crucible is player versus player multiplayer shoot to kill matches. Some crucible games are objective based, other are deathmatch where the objective is to kill the most players. There is no requirement to play any of crucible, though it does help to level up your character and it allows for a larger group of friends to play together. Bounties are tasks to complete that will gain experience points (XP) to level up your character. They often include some other rewards like glimmer (a form of game currency), weapons or armor, or the materials needed to level those items up. The game refers to fireteams which are 3 character teams. You can play with alone or with 3 friends. Strikes require a team of 3 and most will match you randomly with other members if you do not have 3 players. Raids and Crucible require 6. The crucible will match you with others to fill a team, raids will not. Overall, year two adds interesting story, strikes and missions to the game. If you are into science fiction you may find this enjoyable. The download content game additions that come over the course of the year help to keep the game fresh and interesting.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Steps in the right direction

      Posted
      MidwestPerspective
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      So I did jump on the Destiny Bandwagon day one because I was needing a game to feed my addiction :P waiting for Dragon Age: Inquisition to come out. Game play was fun, acting terrible, storyline non existent, grinding factor through the roof. Through constant lag outs and crashed servers I exited the train just after Vault of Glass came out. I did enjoy the experience with friends when I was able to play. Decided to give it a second chance and preordered Taken King since it came with the other 2 pieces of DLC, still way over priced IMO but whatever, its giving me something to do until Fallout 4 wrecks my life with its awesomness. Voice acting and Story line have shown up and while I do feel like the grinding is a bit worse they have done a few things to make it easier. new subclasses are a blast and some of the new specials are exciting. way too easy to level up. went from 30-37 in maybe 2.5 hours. so when I hit 40 after maybe 4.5 hours I was a bit dumbfounded but fine, at least I still have my Light level to work up and I still can. so far no issues with the multiplayer/fireteam aside from an occasional lagout from a team member, perhaps its my 40mb/5mb that are keeping me afloat? who even knows. good game, complete for those who didnt pick it up originally. definitely has the Halo feel to it and is definitely better with friends.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Taking it a Raid at a time

      Posted
      SbOperator32
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      My initial thoughts, when Destiny arrived a couple years back, was eh it's just going to be another online shooter with a hint of rpg elements and held off on this game until a few months ago. Game was on sale for $40 and I had a $35 in points so I was like what the heck, I'm only getting the game for $5. Boy was I missing out on this game! I mean I read all the review and how much people hated the game and said it was broken until the Taken King came out and fixed what Destiny should've been in the beginning. I'm glad I didn't let this game slip through my hands this time around. The is my most played game currently right now and I'm still playing it with the new expansion Rise of Iron currently. There is a lot of repetition in the game, but the overall enjoyment, the content, the community and just the gear you get is awesome. I spent maybe 20 minutes deciding which piece of armor looked cool on my guardian. The online community is awesome too. The only problem I have and it may not be an issue with others is the lack of people using a mic! I mean if you're doing something teamwork based, don't you need a mic to communicate. Enough of that, the game overall is awesome and the new expansion "Rise of the Iron" is fun and offers a lot!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Well Done Game

      Posted
      Celebril63
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I started with the FPS genre back in 1994 with Wolfenstein 3D. I haven't played much in the last 10 years though because I was getting bored with so much of the some old thing and the military FPS wasn't my interest. Destiny has brought me back to the gaming community. They have tried something incredibly difficult; merge the MMO and FPS genres into a unified experience. IMO they have done an excellent job. Whether you want to work through one of the several storylines, work on team play through quests, match up against other players in arena play, or just vent out the day's frustrations by making things go BOOM! then Destiny has you covered. It's probably the most fun I've had with a FPS since Quake II. The gameplay is smooth and the graphics are excellent. The servers have seemed reliable for the 6-8 weeks I've been playing. The developers have been good about fixing glitches. Because of the nature of the PvE and PvP styles, there's some "learn as you go," regarding game balance. However, looking at the (sometimes passionate) debates on the Bungie forums, I'd say they are doing pretty darn good. If you're new to the game and you need a strike team member to help on a mission, then my nickname is my xbone gamertag.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Steps in the correct direction

      Posted
      HonestyHurts
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      For no other reason than to fill empty space while waiting for Dragon Age: Inquisition I decided to pick up the original Destiny on release day. Fantastic shooter, terrible story line, sort of like CoD, no story arch but a fun shooter. Since it is made by Bungie it has a strong Halo feel which is definitely not a bad thing, even hid how bad the original story line was. I was annoyed with the inability to connect with friends and actually play this game as it was designed to be played. so around a week after Vault of Glass came out i set the game down and didnt pick it back up untill a few days before the Taken King expansion came out. I was happy that I hadn't wasted my money on the first 2 DLC packs as they came with this one, and since I am a GCU member I got 20% off the game new. so i figured for 3 pieces of DLC it was worth the $48 price tag. Leveled from 30-40 in maybe 4 days, which was diappointing but the story line was definitely much better. Cayde-6 (Nathan Fillion in all his gloriousness) was fantastic and definitely brought me closer to the game and made me rewatch Firefly. Good game to play with friends, decent story but not great. easy to level up but way too much grinding. so that is why it gets a 4 overall.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent buy, but smart to wait a while

      Posted
      JordanT
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I played the demo version of this game for a year on the 360. I was iffy on whether or not to buy, but ultimately decided to pick it up. The game itself is fun, but after a few runs through it you can see the flaws in the storytelling and presentation. There is a LOT that got cut or reworked prior to release. It's not the same game as when Bungie announced it a few years ago. Still a good game, but it could have been so, sooo much better. It's smart to wait on buying anything put out for Destiny. This game was $60, which includes all the stuff previously released. There's no way to buy just The Taken King part of the game: you have to buy it all. So those that bought the vanilla game at launch last year, and then bought each of the expansions as they came out, were forced to re-buy content they already paid for. Bungie/Activision gave no excuse or compensation for this. All in all it's worth buying, but only now. The vanilla game was not worth $60 last year, and both expansions were already done and one the disc: you just had to pay to unlock them. So in the future, wait until anthology editions or bundles are released, like this version, then buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Worth the investment

      Posted
      Robo19
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Let's be honest no game is perfect; if you are the few who have not played Destiny or have not played it since House of Wolves then I definitely recommend giving it another try! I admit the story is pretty poor; however in terms of FPS-RPG this is a very good game. Bungie has made major changes with each expansion and most were for the better; I expect the Taken King to be well received based on the changes they have announced. The fact you can buy the game + all expansions for the price of the base game originally, this is a steal and despite all the hate you see on other reviews most of these people have 100+ hours of gameplay (worth!) or they quit immediately and didn't play it long enough to even understand it. TLDR: Give it a try; it is not the same game from Beta.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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