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Destiny won’t help this game
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Oct 1, 2011
Member since Jan 2008
6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
But X-Men Destiny doesn’t do that. Instead, you are given one of three new characters to pick from, and which type of power they have (they range from shooting energy to powerful punches)
Along the way, you can pick up other abilities, like create walls, toss energy bombs, or make a shockwave.
This sounds pretty good on the surface, except when the gameplay starts, I found myself mashing the basic attack button to beat up the enemies. The controls for the added abilities are cumbersome and annoying.
And the game starts off with a lot of talking and cut scenes (which comprise of really bad looking comic panels). Here, you’ll have to listen to a bunch of people yap about mutants, people, and the war between them. The lack of action will test players’ patience to the point where some will give up and send the game back.
What will further test players’ patience is the camera – it moves about far too much and makes boss battles very hard. It’s easy to lose sight of the boss as he or she moves about the fighting area, and when I try to find the boss, I get blindsided by a cheap shot. X-Men Destiny needs a manual lock on in the worst possible way.
The payoff for all of these irritations is the ability to choose your destiny. But it makes no difference which side (X-Men or Magneto) you are on; you play the same levels and beat up mostly the same guys going through the levels. I found very little excitement in any of the stories told in this game.
X-Men Destiny for the Wii tries to follow the path of Marvel Ultimate Alliance, but it fails at almost every turn. SKIP IT.
Just Not Fun to Play
posted by MichaelO (PITTSBURGH, PA) Nov 13, 2011
Member since Sep 2010
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The bottom line is that a beat 'em up game lives and dies based on whether the fighting system is intuitive and fun. In this game it is boring and tedious. Fail.
A not so brilliant 'Destiny'
posted by Emperorflood88 (SEILING, OK) Sep 30, 2011
Member since Sep 2011
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
posted by DjGhostEnt13 (MCRAE, GA) Dec 27, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
X-men Destiny- do not get it!!!!!!!
posted by Marvelfan (PLAINSBORO, NJ) Jul 14, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
One of the Best Games I've Ever Played!!
posted by wdog14 (FRANKFORT, KY) Jun 13, 2012
Member since Jul 2008
I love how you can choose from different kinds of powers to have instead of having one preset for each playable character. Over all, it was a Awesome game that has a high re-play thing going on. I would highly recommend renting/buying this game.
not horrible just bad
posted by NinFreakinJa (BLUFFTON, SC) May 29, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
Who are these people
posted by Ryratt (REDONDO BEACH, CA) Mar 27, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
posted by shiftergs (SAN JACINTO, CA) Mar 26, 2012
Member since Apr 2011
The voice acting in some aspects isn't too bad, its just you can't hear them most of the time when they speak. Music is too loud, or the speech is too low.
As for the controls, where can I start? Moving is sluggish, the lack of environment is depressing, and its basically a button smasher. Using the powers isn't as grand as it should be, and the worst feature is when fighting bosses. All regular foes are easy as pie, but the bosses are ridiculously tough.
Destiny for the trash can...
posted by TommySquared (ASHEVILLE, NC) Jan 21, 2012
Member since Dec 2011
posted by Ziantman (JAMAICA, NY) Nov 29, 2011
Member since Jun 2008
posted by jigoku (ETHEL, LA) Oct 19, 2011
Member since Oct 2011