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.
Excerpt: Most tend to agree that the X-Men franchise is awesome. Humans that have mutated genes granting them unique abilities is a great concept, and because of the unique cast of characters and powers X-Men has created there are ample opportunities for developers expand upon it.
Pros: Offers a variety of powers and costumes, Good fan service
Cons: Short campaign with repetitive missions, Mindless combat, Choices have no real impact on the story
Excerpt: The X-Men have enjoyed quite the run of success over the past decade or so. Multiple blockbuster movies and even a few well-done, entertaining games have put the mutants in the public’s good graces.
Summary: What good are mutant superpowers without exciting reasons to use them? As X-Men: Destiny proves, they're no good at all. In this superhero beat-'em-up, clobbering swarms of stupid bad guys with your newfound abilities is tedious, and although a constant supply of choices tries to convince you that...
Pros: A variety of powerful attacks to use
Cons: Ally and enemy AI behavior is idiotic, Shallow, tedious combat, Choices have almost no impact on the course of the game, Ugly visuals
Excerpt: ? Or even earlier than that? There is no shortage of games based on Marvel, DC, or entirely new characters, and while the choice of new superhero games this fall is a little weak, Activision has a new offering for you to try:
Conclusion: All of which has been a long-winded way of saying this: X-Men Destiny is a shallow beat-em-up with basic role-playing elements and a poorly told story in the background. It’s as short as it is simple, and certainly won’t be wowing you with its production values – it looks, and feels, like a tarted...
Pros: Well, it works, and manages not to outstay its welcome...
Cons: ...by being so short that you barely have time to register how unsatisfying the whole experience is. A waste of a great idea.
Excerpt: Back in my youth I used to read a lot of comics, and one of my favourites was the X-Men. Over the years I have always been on the lookout for a game that combined my love of comics and gaming.