Excerpt: X-Men Destiny is an unattractive game that remains unattractive throughout its short length. There's unfortunately no getting around this. Some aspects of the presentation work well enough, and some of the cutscenes look decent. However, the in-game action is always choppy, muddled, and unsightly.
Summary: This game sucks.
is one of those projects that sounds good on paper but just totally falls apart when it gets to the practical execution phase. We’re given a barebones “story” that barely makes it past the deep and intricate storylines of your average
, much less an...
Pros: None. Not a one. Null. Nada. Nil. Zilch. Zero. Zed. Zip.
Cons: The game is boring!, You’re not an X-Man. You’re not part of the Brotherhood. You’re not even a real mutant from Marvel continuity. On top of all this, there’s no option to create your own character or pick your own powers (beyond the rather limited choices they offer)., Endless generic bad gu...
Summary: When a game touts the importance of player choice on the outcome of some sort of epic storyline, I tend to expect deep, rich narrative that actually depends on the decisions I make throughout.
Summary: Again, I’d love to see what went into making this game. Was it purely for profit, or did the developers hope to make a great X-Men game and got bogged down in the details? Who looked at the graphics and said, “Yeah, that’s what we’ll go with”?
Summary: X-Men: Destiny could intrigue some hardcore gamers and X-Men fanatics. But the game in execution doesn't really deliver something truly special. It doesn't quite follow in the foot steps of more superior Marvel comic games such as the X-Men: Legends or Marvel: Ultimate Alliance games or come close...
Is it Bad When the Best Part of a Game is its Credits?
15 October 2011
Conclusion: As the title says, the best part of the game is its ending. It's not just because the game is over but the credits offer the gameplay I hoped the actual game would have. As it is, though, it's an uninspired, bland brawler with little going for it.
Conclusion: Ultimately, all of these arguments can be boiled down to one larger complaint with the game: For all of the trumpeting of making your own choices, X-Men: Destiny doesn't allow for deep customization, giving you shallow options that don't affect the deeper game at all.
Summary: Any good it might have had is quickly swallowed up by glitches, poor design choices or a plethora of other issues. The desperate or the gullible may find a glimmer of fun hidden somewhere in the pit. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide