Unskippable: X-Men: Destiny

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Im gonna guess that her weakness is water, therwise I dont knw why she didnt just jump and swim.

The Gentleman:
Your character options:

-Tiny Japanese girl
-Douche
-Super Douche

Why do they even have character selection at all?

That was essentially my reaction as well. There is one character who might (possibly) be somewhat interesting (and if not at least she's cute), and two characters that years of high school and movies and... well... comics have programmed us to utterly DESPISE on sight.

Just for you guys, I'm going to go make a Saints Row the Third character named Chad Backpack. And, since it's SR we're talking about, he'll more or less have super powers anyway.

The Gentleman:
Your character options:

-Tiny Japanese girl
-Douche
-Super Douche

Why do they even have character selection at all?

This. Is a good question.

Another way to look at it:

- Stereotypical Japanese Teen
- Stereotypical 50's jock
- Nathan Drake

FUCK.

I just abused the Scrap Musket in Bastion :P aka the shotgun

and Graham and Paul were indeed on fire with the jokes in this video :D

MowDownJoe:
Machete? BAH! The hammer was my melee weapon of choice in Bastion! Focus Attack, baby! One-shots almost anything. Helps that you charge it by guarding, so you can wait for an opening and then go in for the smash.

Puh-lease. Breaker's Bow and Brusher's Pike are the only way. Extreme power and enemy piercing from the bow, long-range melee, power, and armor piercing from the pike, extreme power and mobility from both.

It sounds like this game had such promise. I mean, creating your own xmen character and starring in a Bioware-style RPG? Sounds great. Too bad Silicon Knights are so bad lately. If Bioware or Obsidian (especially Obsidian; I love the thought of Chris Avellone writing Xmen) had this game, just imagine.

Graham_LRR:

To everyone else, I am so sorry for the Azreal/Raziel screwup. We're actually big fans of those games, and somehow completely dropped that ball. Haven't played them in years, you see.

I can see some similarity though, do not be too hard on yourself Graham.

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To be fair, Emma Frost's outfit would probably blend in pretty well nowadays. Maybe not right now, since it's the middle of winter, but you get the point.

I'm playing this game at the moment and actually quite enjoying it. Yeah, it's no "The Witcher" level gameplay and story, but it's not too bad considering how games made from the Marvel universe are often crap.

The video was hilarious :-D

I agree- if you want to try and fit in, wear normal cloths instead of looking like an actual superhero or 'mutant model' of the sort. Never thought about it, but if they did wear normal cloths I bet they would get more support on peace for mutants.. maybe...

MatParker116:
What's the goth chick from the runaways doing in an X-Men game?

First X-Men movie, Rogue's a goth chick who ran away, possibly twice. There's a kind of connection.

Agree with the lack of subtlety in Timely March, bursting into flames, that outfit and yelling.

As for character selection not including X-Men, maybe there are unlockable characters and maybe the developers decided to go for the You Are Not A Demi-God angle for once, and let us play as characters who can't morph into the Statue Of Liberty and smack baddies around with a 30-foot gold-plated torch, can't regenerate in 1 minute from a single mytochondrion, can't fly to the moon to save the Apollo astronauts, can't mind-control an entire army and play three games of chess simultaneously, can't throw submarines at cruisers and don't have permission to walk into a high-level meeting at the Pentagon and tell them how to do their jobs. If it's done well, the fact you're trying to achieve your multiple serious goals and a few side-quests while the bigger characters are doign bigger things on a bigger scale all around you could make it more interesting. If it's done badly, it's just a volcano in the background of your lightsabre fight.

I wouldn't rush to dismiss a game just because you start out minor and weak.

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Random Wanderer:

The Gentleman:
Your character options:

-Tiny Japanese girl
-Douche
-Super Douche

Why do they even have character selection at all?

That was essentially my reaction as well. There is one character who might (possibly) be somewhat interesting (and if not at least she's cute), and two characters that years of high school and movies and... well... comics have programmed us to utterly DESPISE on sight.

It doesn't bother me that I'm not playing an actual X-Person from the comics, but if I'm going to play my own character, I'd really like to play my own character. Last time I checked, we had pretty much perfected the "customize my own character to look and dress the way I want" technology sometime during the last console generation.

GeorgW:
Wait, why he start to burn? I get that that's his thing, but it seemed really unnecessary at the time.

More importantly why'd he start to burn ON A WOODEN PIER, after he told his daughter to STAY HIDDEN...... man they went all out trying to portray him as a bad father didn't they?

Apparently the copy I rented chose to bug out and prevent me from finishing it. But then Silicon Knights is a shit developer so I shouldn't be surprised.

Really? Really? It sounded like they spliced together 20 different pitches for an X-Men with no effort put into narrative flow. All those natural disasters happened. The X-Men fell apart. There's a peace summit. Japanese punk-style is in. Nathan Drake is...Chad Backpack! Oh...wait, I get it. This is a massive troll aimed at all the stupid game ideas and plot devices they've received over the years. So this is the "Haha! This game is why you don't design videogames" game. Right? Right?!

Also I'm assuming that's the Berlin Wall so maybe it was Die Muties! it was "the muties" only in German.

Chad Backpack. Yep, that's going to be my name next time I play a Zelda game.

So emma frost is on the stage, but can't tell that there are evil people there?

Graham_LRR:

To everyone else, I am so sorry for the Azreal/Raziel screwup. We're actually big fans of those games, and somehow completely dropped that ball. Haven't played them in years, you see.

Go play Soul Reaver now! And... make a video of it :).

sketch_zeppelin:
I actually love the idea behind X-Men Destiny. A Bio-ware inspired RPG where you get to create the newest member of the X-Men from scratch! That sounds awsome!!! Its just too bad they forgot to make the game any good.

My thoughts exactly, except for the "forgot to make the game any good" part. I thought X-Men Destiny was great, the story was good enough and the combat very enjoyable, it's just far, far too short. The entire game as it is should have barely been more than the first chapter, it should have been at least 5 times longer than it was.

ForgottenPr0digy:
because of this game Silcon knights will never get a chance for Too Human 2 because this game did so poorly in sales.

well if the game wasn't so bloody underwhelming then maybe they could have made another too human game

err..

i was under the impression too human sucked, why do we want another?

chad backpack, super chad, and a japanese girl...
what a great character selection(sarcasm)

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