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GF Rating
5.8

4012 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

X-Men Destiny Promised Much & Delivers Little

posted by VeritasX (PHOENIX, AZ) Sep 30, 2011

Member since Mar 2007

58 out of 61 gamers (95%) found this review helpful

X-Men Destiny was touted as this great RPG experience where you would craft a new mutant in the ruins of San Francisco along side other Marvel Universe regulars and ultimately tip the scales in deciding the ultimate fate of Human-Mutant relations and by extent the fate of the world.

Awesome! Right?

Not really. What you get is an average, linear beat em' up that involves choices that seldom feel consequential. The story line is interesting enough but the game tries create side "missions" pretending your accomplishing something new other then smacking around another 30 or 50 thugs (and trust me, I kept count because the game chooses to announce how many faceless enemies you have to fight).

The RPG elements are pretty light, really just what every hank'n'slasher has been using for a couple of years now. It works okay and can be tweaked for interesting options, but you use it on three pre-created character templates. Whats worse is that the game's idea of giving you clothing options departing from your original civilian attire is just borrowing some other X-Men regular's costume. You literally just wear their costume, minus the frills that make it look cool. Just your character in colored spandex.

The game even uses way points to guide you and it's a little humiliating considering that you've literally got one straight line to walk in and it closes off the path behind you often to prevent back tracking.

The game promised a lot. It could've created a new genre of superhero rpg's or even just a new Marvel franchise, but it fails to do anything it promised. It's okay enough for a while but it dries out far too quickly and long before the end. If you're looking for a superhero game worth its salt, I'd recommend trying 'Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2' instead. If you're a die hard X-Men fan or simply can't get enough super hero action it's worth a try, but don't expect too much.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Could have been better...

posted by pcsman81 (ORMOND BEACH, FL) Mar 20, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Dialogue and game play were pretty good. A very well balanced choice of powers made you want to play it again and again to try different combinations. However, you only had the selection of outfits from other X-Men. No option to create your own costumes. For example, I could find and choose Wolverine's costume, which in turn gave me healing powers. I would have much rather enjoyed creating my own costume instead of looking like a cheap Wolverine or Juggernaut rip-off. Cinematics were a little glitchy at times, 2nd-rate animation. but I give it a 7, because it was one of those rare games you have to play twice and get both stories and unlock everything. Gamefly says for $15.00 you can keep it. Well worth it in my book.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

A good Rental

posted by Mjd772 (DRAPER, UT) Jul 12, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

When I first got this game I was a little sad because this was not the first game in my Q. I didn't realize it at first but the more and more that I played it, it was basically the same gameplay as darksiders. The orbs the running on the walls the jumping. It all seemed too short and to similar.

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