House of Wolves finally starts to follow through on a bit of Destiny's promise. There's something in it for everybody, from PvP fans to co-op players to the five people who care about the game's story. The expansion doesn't fix most of Destiny's myriad problems, and it doesn't meaningfully change the moment-to-moment experience of playing the game.
House of Wolves wisely eliminates the worst parts of The Dark Below by offering a faster method to level gear, a better campaign, and varied endgame activities, assuming you have a regular crew to partake of them with. If you don’t, expect to get a lot less out of this expansion, but overall, it’s still a step in the right direction for Destiny.
Like much of House of Wolves, it feels like part of a more harmonious relationship between Destiny and its players. So much of what has defined Destiny has come through that playful friction between the two - the loot cave, the deliberate disconnects to down Crota and all that glorious cheese - but now it feels like they're pulling together.