Excerpt: In X-Men Destiny, you choose between three newly minted mutants, each with their own personal stories, then help them learn to control their powers, enhance their mutant abilities, and choose a side in an epic conflict.
Conclusion: I can see the glimmering of hope in the pile of rubble that is this game. The cameos of other Xmen, and the hints of customization were great signs of hope, but were brought down by quickly tedious combat, and choices that go no where.
Excerpt: It may not come as a surprise that as a games writer I love the X-Men. The rough and tumble group of super-powered mutants are amongst the most compelling of the marvel world. From the animated shows to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, the serial has gained almost universal popularity.
Summary: X-Men: Destiny’s execution is awash with problems. Yet while may be mindless and at times simplistic, I really enjoyed smashing my way though the world and trying to work out the best mix of abilities.
Excerpt: Looking at the reaction to X-Men: Destiny online, it seems like a lot of people aren't discussing the game so much as they're talking about the wasted potential it represents. Destiny is a game developed by Silicon Knights that, eleven years later, still isn't a sequel to Eternal Darkness .
Excerpt: What would you do if you woke up one day and discovered you suddenly had extraordinary powers? The newest addition to the X-Men series of genetically mutated superhero games raises precisely that question to players in Activision’s latest title, X-Men: Destiny.
Excerpt: Destiny is a game developed by Silicon Knights that, eleven years later, still isn't a sequel to Eternal Darkness . It's a morality-focused action-RPG that, due to being about five hours long, doesn't really have the time or inclination to really dig into what your choice means.
Excerpt: On paper, X-Men: Destiny sounds like a great idea. The game gives players the ability to take three characters brand new to the mutant universe, craft them any way they want and allow them to fight alongside (or against) famed mutants like Wolverine, Cyclops, Gambit and Magneto.