The Taken King continues to take... money
Destiny is at it again, ready to take all of our cash in return for a slim amount of content which we should already have owned and been playing.
Before Destiny launched, we were shown game content through every avenue--articles, press releases, video previews, and mailbag reports--with the expectation that it would be in-game at launch. You purchase your basic copy of Destiny for $60 ($120 if you started on the 360 and moved to the One) and have limited access to the worlds you were promised. Don't be mistaken--it is all there in code, but you had to wait for Bungie to unlock it by purchasing DLC: Dark Below and House of Wolves each for $20, or together for $35. Your tally is now up to $95 or as much as $180. Another $40 added to either of those total for our Comet/Taken King expansion/DLC as well as another $20-$30 for two more DLC that already said will be released after Taken King releases.
So you're at $150 to $250 for a nowhere-near complete game.
Destiny has had a extremely rough launch due to bad connections, error code after error code, missing promised launch content, and just in general piss poor quality from a company who has brought us flawless titles. The game itself along with both DLC has been a complete flop compared to the hype that was brought on.
Now we are told if we want to continue this fight in Destiny we must buy a DLC costing $40.
This DLC giving us just about the same amount of content as The Dark Below gave us for twice the cost. The last time I saw a $40 price tag on an expansion for a game, it made my current game a whole new game. Gave me vast new worlds/lands to visit, hundreds of new gear and weapons. I pretty much had equal or even more content than the original game came out with from its launch.
Even Rockstar, after its $60 Grand Theft Auto 5 launch gave us 10 more DLC/Expansion pack for its game. All 100% free. They had a rough launch just like Destiny and Halo: MCC. But both Rockstar and 343 in return for the trouble we have endured gave us free downloads. GTA 5 with its ever-expanding free content and Halo: MCC giving its loyal gamers a free download for Halo: ODST. There are many other companies giving free DLC away due to a flop on launch but for some reason Bungie can't accept its failure, and still continues to hold our wallet hostage.