I remember when Destiny first came out, I literally couldn't stop playing the game every single day. Unfortunately, after doing almost everything there is to the game, I got stuck in a rut, dropped it and haven't been back since.
Is The Taken King worth $40? It's really hard to say. If you're going to sink hundreds of hours into it, then yes, $40 is a paltry sum given how long you'll be playing it, no?
However, I do get why people are upset. It's how Activision structured the game and this expansion. It just looks...I dunno, greedy? Let's say it doesn't look that way, but this gives a whole new meaning to Season Passes and its price point.
I shudder to think the moment comes that other publishers follow suit with this product structure and pricing model.
Although, regardless of everyone's bitching, I know this expansion will sell and everyone's complaints will fall on deaf ears.
We have no idea. At first glance, I can't sufficiently answer this question because we don't know what's all in The Taken King yet, though from my previous experience with Destiny, I will be purchasing it and partaking in the content. With three new subclasses, new story, whole new enemies, new locations, new strikes, a new raid, new crucible modes and maps, and new weapons (and that's just the stuff we know about), it seems like this is almost an entire new game being added on.
So yes, for me, The Taken King seems like it will be well worth the $40, but I can't speak for everyone. You have to determine your own personal value on things. To me, games like World of Warcraft or Final Fantasy XIV don't seem worth the monthly fee to keep playing. That doesn't mean the value isn't there for some people. It's just not for me. Going back to the question on The Taken King, I've had nearly a year of great evolving content in Destiny and never had to pay a single dime in subscription fees, so if a $40 expansion is the price of that constant support in addition to a whole ton of new content, then I'm all in.
No, I don't think this is a fairly priced expansion. The Season Pass, which included two expansions, was only $35, so to have this single expansion cost more than that is a bit ridiculous.
I think the $40 price is a big ask from Bungie but, what with the community being so huge and committed, I think it's a smart move by the developer and publisher. Destiny fans are deeply invested into the world now and, judging from the success of the first two expensive DLCs, I think it's safe to say that The Taken King will sell well.
I think Destiny's The Taken King is a new benchmark for content that not many console gamers are used to paying for in DLC, and that is what is causing a great deal of discussion across the web.
While it is at a higher price point than the previous expansions, I think it is a sign of what they are looking to offer in regards to moving the game forward and expanding the already deep universe.