Summary: Going into X-men Destiny I was aware that a lot of gamers and critics called it a bad game, but I had a feeling I would still enjoy it if I gave it an honest chance. So I played through with one of the three characters (Aimi) with the energy blast power type chosen and sided with the X-Men when I had to chose from time to time. After playing I have to say, I'm confused as to why it's gotten so much scorn..
Summary: Despite a few negatives, this game is really a lot of fun and offers a lot of replayability. The biggest negative I have is that it was over too soon. The story I found engaging. The powers you get to develop are interesting and offer a lot of variability. By the time you get the final tier power you're really overpowered, but then the boss fights don't really hinge on those powers so much by then. For what this game sells for now, don't hesitate.
Summary: The provided Amazon Emma Frost code does not work, but thanks to D. Norris ("a cheat code?" X-Men: Destiny product discussion) I was able to get it. There are three characters/back stories and three different powers you can choose from. While during the game you can pick how your powers expand -- do you want an orb that floats around you and zaps your enemy or a personal damage dealing shield that also can shock your enemy -- it's pretty linear.