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X-Men: Destiny (PlayStation 3)

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Written by  :  Kadeem Gomez (38)
Written on  :  Jan 21, 2012
Platform  :  PlayStation 3
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Summary

Why mutants, Why?

The Good

Although X-Men hasn't had a lot of love for game critics and fans over the past decade, but is X-Men: Destiny a big comeback to the series? Almost, but they aren't ready yet. Well the good thing is that X-Men Destiny has taken over a whole new universe. You could fight various characters from the award-winning comic book series "X-Men: Legacy." Good or evil, you have to decide who's side are you on in order to gain possession of a city that is in serious trouble. Now the endings are a lot different (just like the ones in last year's hit movie "X-Men: First Class"), but after you beat all of the villains in the game, the player has to either join the X-Men or the Brotherhood of Mutants. It's like a switch-off crossover between Gears of War and Crysis.

The Bad

There are a lot of changes in the game. The story was a little more like an episode of "Wolverine and the X-Men," but it just not as good as any comic book video game the fans wanted to know just the secrets on how it take place. The graphics and gameplay are awful. Button-mashing controls like this is where I describe it as blatant and incoherent. And finally, voice acting is very bad. I thought I wanted a fresh and exciting new way to make sure the X-Men are once heroes, always standing up and fight for justice. But I don't see it neither is the characters.

The Bottom Line

For every kid who deserves to buy this game gets to be the biggest comic book fan. For those who thought the game needed a little makeover, well count me in! I think this wasn't what Activision had in mind to reboot the X-Men game series, but "Destiny" was a big disappointment. I need more action, adventure, full of suspense and thrills, but please bring back the original "X-Men." I know Cyclops isn't the only heroine alone.