X-Men has always stood as one of the world's best metaphors for human rights. Some of the best X-Men stories have dealt with the concept and how individuals react to choices. Given the current trend of offering players meaningful story choices, X-Men Destiny seems like a slam-dunk -- an X-Men adventure where players choose their side in the midst of anti-mutant hysteria. But, how something sounds and reality are usually two different things.
X-Men Destiny attempts to put its best step forward with its presentation. There are couple of neat touches, such as a few stylish titles and flourishes during fights, though even these come off as flat. The same description works for most of the game. Rather than going for a comic book look, X-Men Destiny sticks to a realistic presentation. It is both off-putting and incredibly stiff. Even battles with Wolverine and Gambit, which should be highlights, are awkward. Even the voice acting, which features some well-known talent, fails to go beyond adequate.