Star Fox Apr 26, 2016 10:55:49 GMT 10
Post by Jahan on Apr 26, 2016 10:55:49 GMT 10
So the new Star Fox is out and despite my lack of optimism I will still pick it up because man it's been too long.
Star Fox on the Super Nintendo was the FIRST video game I ever played... or at least the first video game I remember playing (I MIGHT have played Super Mario Land on Game Boy but my memories are vague fragments at this point).
Star Fox was called Star Wing in the United Kingdom, and that's the cart I own. Was a really amazing game at the time, first true 3D polygonal game on a 16 bit machine. I loved that game, still consider to be one of the best rail shooters ever made. Star Fox 64 was really a remake of it and the realisation of its true vision, again a game that is amazing and eternally playable. It's even better on the 3DS and a game that's just easy to fall back to at any time.
Having missed out on the Gamecube (the others can probably fill in for those), my next game was the shockingly atrocious Star Fox Command on the DS. Holy hell, it was so bad I nearly cried. Why the hell would you turn one of the greatest shooters into a real time strategy game, with some of the ugliest art ever.
Now we have Star Fox Zero co developed with Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Anarchy Reigns, Metal Gear Rising, Legend of Korra etc). Their track record is stellar but I cant help but feel pessimistic about Star Fox Zero. It looks great but I feel like it is trying way too many things and therefore lacking focus and polish. The fact that it forces you to use Game pad + Gyro controls with no option to use the Wii Pro Controller, worries me. From what Kane told me, the controls are uncomfortable.
How do you guys feel about the new game and franchise in general? Share some of your Star Fox memories/history.