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.
Summary: It just wasn’t up to par with the hype and certainly didn’t live up to what was expected. It’s a bland button mashing generic action game wrapped up in the X-men mythology and really can be tossed onto a large pile of clones. The most interesting things in the game are under-developed and there are glaring flaws all around.
Excerpt: Following a summer of movie-based superhero adaptations, X-Men: Destiny offers something different. Rather than giving you an established character in an existing narrative, it lets you pick one of three original mutants and pimp their powers as you see fit. The premise is full of universe-expanding potential, but ultimately, it’s undermined by mind-numbing gameplay. The game starts strong, introducing a “What if?” scenario where the mutant-vs.
Pros: + Building your own mutant with one of three powersets.
Cons: ? It’s an action-RPG with three unique characters…but no co-op? Why?
Conclusion: , appears to have sprung onto consoles with little fanfare. After spending some time with the title, it's easy to see why. X-Men: Destiny's weak player choice system, boring combat and lame mission structure make for a title that you'll forget as soon as you put it down.
Completing Challenge Arenas rewards you with X-Genes, which allow you to customize your character's ability subsets to be more like the NPC mutants that you meet in your journey and outfits that allow...
Excerpt: The X-Men have seen some better days. Box office numbers for the movie franchise have been on steady decline. Other than Wolverine the Video Game that was released a few years ago, X-Men video games have landed in bargain bins quicker than you can say “bazinga”. So along comes X-Men Destiny for the Xbox 360 and PS3 with little fanfare or hoopla.
Excerpt: Raven Software did the X-Men franchise proud when they brought the mutant superheroes to life on the original Xbox and PlayStation 2 with X-Men: Legends. Vicarious Visions picked up the mantle and built on it for the successful sequel, X-Men: Legends II. Raven returned to the helm on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.