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. Once you’ve selected your character, you then have to choose which core power you want to wield.
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.
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. Actually upon finishing my first play through I jumped straight back in to play through it all again with Aimi before making a start with the two other characters (perhaps due to the fact a single run through is only about eight hours).
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 . 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: 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. It's a Marvel Universe game that's meant to let you create your own superhero or supervillain, but first shoehorns you into the role of one of three brand-new mutants in a vaguely-recognizable...
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. Not all ideas pan out like they should.
Conclusion: About as middle of the road as it’s possible to get without being some kind of pedestrian crossing. X-Men Destiny does everything in as average a fashion as possible and then some. Even hardcore X-Men fans will feel let down by the story and action that is served up, and even the few good ideas are rapidly swamped in mediocrity.