This game sucks. You don't even get to play as the X-Men. You "create" your own character and forge your own destiny, but even that is half assed. You pick from 1 of 3 pre-made characters to play as. So you don't even really get to create your own character. Throughout the game you make choices that will help determine whether you join the X-Men or Magneto and the Brotherhood. The problemThis game sucks. You don't even get to play as the X-Men. You "create" your own character and forge your own destiny, but even that is half assed. You pick from 1 of 3 pre-made characters to play as. So you don't even really get to create your own character. Throughout the game you make choices that will help determine whether you join the X-Men or Magneto and the Brotherhood. The problem is that it doesn't matter at all. It doesn't change the game or the story. You still fight the same bosses at the same time regardless of which faction you pick. The story is completely boring and utterly toothless. There's one mini boss fight that switches from nightcrawler to toad depending on which side you pick, but it's simply just a re-skin. The environment is the same and the method for beating the mini boss is the same. It just reeks of laziness and lack of creativity. This game is also completely derivative of other properties. It's almost like it wanted to copy X-Men Legends and Marvel Ultimate Alliance without including any of the elements that made those games shine. A fully fledged RPG in the Marvel world would have been a blast. X-Men Legends 3 would have been a welcomed entry. Sadly this game is neither. There's also a moment where Magneto moves the golden gate bridge because ya know he did that in his last movie appearance prior to this game so that means he always has to do that from now on. There's a boss that's the exactly same thing as Titan Joker in appearance. This game is creatively bankrupt.
Besides it's awful scope and lack of creativity this game is terribly designed. The levels go on for far too long in the same bland and uninteresting environments. You button mash through the same 3 or 4 enemy types the entire game. The auto saves are not always placed in the most generous of locations. The text selection box sucks and you can't skip the boring dialog or the cut scenes. The combat isn't varied enough even though it works well and is fun enough to beat em up for a few hours. The powers are fun but again not enough variation. At least it's an easy enough platinum, it's not broken, buggy, or glitched, and it looks pretty good for 2011. It got the usual Suspects for voice acting so it sounds great. There's some neat ideas that just weren't fully fleshed out. at least the combat does work pretty well and the controls are adequately responsive. This game isn't bad enough for a completely negative review but it's not good enough for a solidly mediocre one either. It was just a huge missed opportunity and I'd love to know what happened with this game.
I had to edit my review. I'm currently playing Ghostbusters on ps3 which came out a few years before this game and it helped put graphics back into perspective for me. Ghostbusters looks so much better and blows this game's graphics out of the water. X-Men Destiny looks like absolute trash in comparison.… Expand