YMMV / X-Men: Destiny

  • Broken Base: The game itself is entirely YMMV. It's either an okay game with some good ideas and great combat, or its a terrible game with nothing decent and repetitive combat. All agree the graphics were bad, however. It appears to be more geared towards casual gamers instead of hardcore gamers though, judging from the split of opinion itself.
  • Complete Monster: Bastion is a robot who was created to defend humanity against mutants, but grew beyond his programming and became a threat to all of humanity. Bastion is seemingly killed in a battle that also leaves Professor Xavier dead, but survives, uploading his program into an orbiting satellite. Bastion makes contact with Luis Reyes, the head of the Mutant Response Division, and devises a plan to Take Over the World. Reyes obtains a sample of Xavier's DNA and uses it to replicate Xavier's Psychic Powers. With these new powers and under Bastion's direction, Reyes takes controls of the MRD, U-Men and the Purifiers. Bastion and Reyes uses these groups to kidnap mutants and subject them to dangerous and potentially lethal expedients, in order to harvest more mutant powers for their personal uses. Bastion and Reyes also cause further tension between humans and mutants in San Francisco. Reyes holds a rally to promote peace between humans and mutants, but also launches an attack on this rally (which kills the mayor and several civilians) and frames Magneto for it. Bastion also kills Pixie, one of the youngest X-Men, and frames Cyclops for it, just to increase tensions between the X-Men and the Brotherhood. Bastion's ultimate plan to use a combination of Xavier's powers and his own Technopathy to take control of the world's technology and transform all of humanity into his mindless slaves. Reyes thinks Bastion respects him and sees him as an equal, but Bastion takes over his mind when he no longer needs him.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Aimi is implied to be Sunfire's daughter. When Disney decided to adapt another team Sunfire was a part of, Aimi's voice actress Jamie Chung was cast as one of his teammates.
  • It's Short, so It Sucks: It's an action-RPG which can be completed in 5 hours. Character, power, and faction choices arguably make up for this in replay value, however.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Not helped by the game's Troubled Production.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Depending on which character you choose, the remaining other two possible player characters become this, since they then go on to not appear after the mess, when they could've easily fitted into being a possible rival or ally. In a more straightforward example, Pixie. Essentially the X-Men's latest Breakout Character, Pixie's power is important to the story itself, with her being killed off mid-way through the plot.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: If you're going to fight alongside established X-Men as a newcomer, why didn't they just allow you to create your own unique character? The multiple backgrounds for the new characters would have been nice origin stories. Not helped by the fact when the game was first announced some fans thought this was the route the game would go.