X-Men Destiny (Xbox 360)
- Game rating: T (Teen)
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- Platform: Xbox 360
- Media: Video Game
Platform: Xbox 360
In the action-RPG X-Men Destiny, you control the fate of a new mutant in the X-Men universe. Every choice has a consequence, as your destiny is determined through the decisions you make as you advance through the game. Play as one of three new characters in X-Men lore, each one of whom must come to terms with his or her unique background and powerful mutant identity while uncovering the truth behind an epic event that threatens to tear apart the tenuous peace between humanity and mutant kind. Evolve and customize your core mutant powers with an opportunity to earn and equip “X-genes” to expand and alter your power base. Choose which path to take in key moments that impact your story and how other characters respond to you. Fight alongside and against famous mutants from the X-Men comics, including Wolverine, Cyclops, Emma Frost and more. Will you choose to follow the teachings of the X-Men to unite mutants and humans, or will you usher in a new age of mutant domination with Magneto's Brotherhood? YOU decide
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The problem with this is that, first of all, there are only three characters to choose from, and secondly, they are all terrible dull - a high school jock, a cute Japanese girl, and a surley 'rebel without a cause' loner with daddy issues, and the closest you get to any X-character worth giving a damn about is talking to them, doing missions on their behalf, and occasionally having them fight half heartedly by your side.
Whilst in principle the idea of playing as a recently empowered mutant was a promising one, it would have been much better realised had the producers of the game instead given gamers the opportunity to take control of one of Marvels many, many interesting, but generally overlooked, rookie 'X-Men in learning', such as X-23, Hellion, Anole, Armour, Rockslide etc.
Besides the general dullness of the characters themselves, the next major impedement to enjoyment is the fact that in X-Men Destiny having superpowers has probably never been so boring...
There are three basic powersets to choose from - super strength/durability, energy projection, and a kind of shadow manipulation - none of which look especially visually appealing on screen or feel particularily potent.Read more ›
anyway i bought it from xbox live, and i'm glad i did. ok, it is a bit short in length, and there was 1 minor bug i noticed, but the game is really entertaining.
i do like super hero games, so that helps. the game reminds me of ultimate alliance 2, which i loved to the max.
you choose one of three newbie xmen, and choose one of 3 different abilities and your difficulty level, then you begin the game.
i won't tell you the story, which i thought was good, and soon you meet loads and loads of familiar xmen. you talk to them, fight with or against them, or do side quests for/with them.
there are collectable icons to find, which unlock xmen pictures and bios. also x-gene icons aswell, which unlock many costumes and abilities for your chosen character.
the action is tense, especially the boss fights. replayability is very good, as there is at least 3 difficulty levels, plus 3 different playable newbie xmen to use.
also, you should want to try all the different abilities over some time. the graphics and sound are good enough i thought.
i love this game, and look forward to continuing, at a higher difficulty level, using my same character, which is now highly upgraded from the easy difficulty level game i just completed. this game has made me like the xmen more than i did in the past. roll on a sequal.
Released in 2011, `X Men Destiny' appears to have been in production since the last days of the PlayStation 2 and original Xbox. Graphically it is pretty poor with blocky character models and poor textures. The level design also feels like it is from a different era; all routes force you in one direction and invisible walls block most paths. The game is a third person action title that puts the players in the shoes of a newly awoken mutant who must fight alongside the X Men or Magneto's team in a fight against a technological foe. This takes the form of whacking the hit button over and over again against a series of similar feeling enemies. The game only awakes when a boss fight appears and you can tackle one of the more famous Marvel characters - these are too few and far between.
It is the story itself that is probably the best element of the game; although it is a well-trodden idea in the world of the comics. Deciding between peaceful mutants or their more volatile brothers is quite well played, even though you can seemingly flip at any point in the game.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not bad, but I'm a huge marvel and x men fan. Good to see some original characters would be 100 times better if you could play as them.Published 4 months ago by A. M. Johnson
Not buggy, passes the time and relatively fun (albeit occasionally a touch repetitive), but has far less customisability than I was led to believe. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mr Peter M George
Fun the first time through. I thought that I would want to play the game again with every character and every and every power but the story is not gripping enough to want to do... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mr