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I was a bit apprehensive before playing this game because of the abundance of negative reviews, but after playing it through twice I can honestly say it was an entertaining game. It is a brawler with not a lot else, but that's ok. Think God of War gameplay with Final Fight sensibilities. You begin by selecting one of three characters (whom you choose affects dialogue options significantly, but not the main story), then are soon after asked to choose between one of three core power sets. Each power set can then be expanded upon at set points in the story, as well as with X-Genes (collectibles that work as upgrades or boosts). The lack of multi-player is a poor choice, but the game is a lot of fun regardless. I suggest anyone that is a fan of X-Men or brawlers give this game a try.
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There is no way on Earth they tested this game before releasing it. And if they did, they must have found their testers on Craigslist. There are various bugs here and there that add to the other numerous annoyances about it. For example when one of the AI enemies gets stuck behind a wall during a challenge preventing you from getting all the necessary kills to pass the challenge. Oddly enough he could still shoot me with his flame thrower, but I was unable to hit him in any way. This has happened a couple times. There are also an abundance of cut scenes. I would venture to guess that there is as much cut scene footage as actual gameplay. Seems like you take a matter of steps and hit a cut scene, fight for a little bit, take a few more steps to the next room, cut scene, over and over and over...... The combat is also very so so, and that is being polite. One on one, it works well, but with a large group of enemies, which is something this game is in love with, it because a big cluster of annoyance and frustration.
The storyline is kind of boring and uninspiring, graphics are decent but nothing stellar. For as much fanfare as this game got in a way before it was released I would expect a whole lot more than this. I love the X-Men Legends titles for the original XBOX, and this largely pales in comparison on a next gen. console mind you. Pretty weak work!
posted by CaptainX79 (AVERILL PARK, NY) Sep 28, 2011
Member since Feb 2007
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
I haven't written a review in a while, but seeing what other's have wrote has brought me back. I must defend this game like a super hero protecting the innocent. Destinies is in no means a perfect game, if you played Marvel ultimate alliance then you get the idea of the type of game this is. I wouldn't call it a clone, but it has the elements of those games. You start out by picking one of three NEW mutants(and I don't mean New-mutants) these characters where created for the game. Then you pick one of three base powers(melee, ranged, or in between) then you are off.
The levels are very linear and there is not much to explore besides some alcoves with hidden X-genes and dossier type collectibles. The genes let you add powers from existing Mutants to your own powers, and the dossiers just tell you about X-men and others in the game. You can also collect uniforms/costumes from characters that give you power ups like Wolverines healing or Collosuses(sorry spelling) shielding.
The games graphic's are quite good and the audio is on point, the characters for the most point sound the way the should. A little to much talking in my opinion and you can't skip the dialog, but it's tolerable. I get it though how else can they tell the story, besides you are given a choice to pick teams. You must decide between the X-men or The Brotherhood, the over use of dialog is supposed to help you decide.
All in all this game is a nice distraction from the same old same old, and it wont take the average gamer longer than day to beat most likely 6-8 hours if your lucky. So rent it, enjoy it, and send it back.