In X-Men Destiny, players control the fate of one of three brand-new mutant characters forced to choose between saving humanity or ensuring its destruction. The branching storyline, penned by acclaimed Marvel writer Mike Carey, features a deep element of choice, allowing players to customize the path, powers and development of their character and to decide their role in the mutant cause alongside, or against, some of Marvel’s greatest X-Men franchise characters, such as Magneto, Cyclops, Wolverine and Gambit. In this third-person action/RPG, X-Gene enhancements deliver a deeper level of customization to players’ powers, with a chance for players to experience the abilities of their favorite X-Men mutants. Gamers will evolve their mutant skills in unique ways and engage in fast and furious combat, spectacular combo-driven attacks and rewarding finishing moves against a variety of opponents bent on defending their beliefs.
If you're a child of the 16-bit era, the concept of an X-Men video game most likely conjures up memories of old-school action platformers. Go a bit later, and the X-Men represent characters in a Capcom fighting game, or for an unlucky few, simply another soulless, licensed cash-in of a bygone era. The X-Men have had good times and bad times alike in the video game world. So, where does X-Men Destiny stand? Destiny is a brawler with light RPG elements. It's the latest from Silicon Knights, whose last game was the divisive Too Human. The game puts you in the shoes of a new mutant--a teenager that hits mutant puberty just as the game begins. The destiny-part of the equation is left to you--what kind of powers will your character have? Which side of the conflict will... Read Review