X-Men: Destiny Review
Xbox 360 | PS3
X-Men: Destiny Box Art
System: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii
Dev: Silicon Knights
Pub: Activision
Release: September 27, 2011
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence

Detracting even more from the game is the obvious omission of any multiplayer feature. It would have been great to have one or two friends take control of the other main characters, performing some sweet "Super Combos" like in X-Men: Legends. Despite having a strong element of choice, there are still ways to work around this feature, such as each player choosing a dialogue option, with a randomly generated roll deciding the winner. Besides a co-op, the simple combat doesn't allow for a robust PvP, further proof that this game needed a lot more time in the oven.

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It's a shame that a clever concept was not given the care required to shape an epic quest with a completely fresh hero. From the short story and flaccid combat to the poor technical skill in the music and visuals, a few scattered collectibles and a handful of Achievements/Trophies are not enough to justify a sixty dollar purchase. In fact, it's probably not even worth the few dollars to rent unless you're a diehard fan of the series who must play every game, whether good or bad.

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Some have called X-Men: Destiny the spiritual successor to X-Men: Legends, but that couldn't be farther than the truth. They may share a few role-playing qualities, but Legends had tight gameplay mechanics and a nice multiplayer feature. It may be fun to mix up your mutant powers and test out new combinations, but that's about all X-Men: Destiny truly offers.

By Sean Engemann
CCC Contributing Writer

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
2.2
Graphics
Very outdated, even for previous generation systems. Some nice power animations are the only saving grace.
3.1
Control
The simple controls add to the ease of combat but hinder any smooth movements. The camera controls would benefit from a higher scroll sensitivity, but there are no egregious crimes.
2.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Music is forgettable, the sound FX are okay, and the voiceovers are hit and miss.
1.8
Play Value
Despite their differing backgrounds, the three characters all follow the same story. A quick play to see both sides of the story is all you'll get, with no reason to come back for more.
2.4
Overall Rating - Poor
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Choose from three different characters to play, all with unique histories and personalities.
  • Define and evolve your own X-Men mutant through choice and customization.
  • Align with either the X-Men or the Brotherhood of mutants.
  • Select, expand, and enhance your powers as you customize your abilities and earn upgrades.
  • Your decisions shape the story and change the world around you.

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