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Star Fox Assault (GameCube). It's about a five or six hour campaign. And it doesn't look like shit like SF64.



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Star Fox 64 is definitely the apex of the series, and one of my favorite games of its generation. It was a huge step up from the original, which was a very rudimentary attempt at that sort of gameplay and as a result hasn't aged well. All the later games tried too hard to reinvent the formula, and fell flat IMO. As a shoot-'em-up, SF64 quite short, but all the different possible pathways, combined with the self-imposed challenge of beating your best high score (if you're into that sort of thing), gives it tremendous replay value.



JWeinCom said:
64 is the best by far, and the 3DS version is the way to play it.

Star Fox Adventures is also a good game. It's way more like a Zelda game than a Star Fox game, but it's still good for what it is.

At the risk of invoking the wrath of the community I also really enjoyed Star Fox Zero. I actually like unique control schemes, and I found this one to be interesting and work well. Because of its reputation you can buy a copy for dirt cheap, so I think it's well worth the 5-10 bucks to give it a try.

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Agree with all of this. Star Fox 64 is still the gold standard, and Adventures is a fun action-adventure spin-off.

I'll also invite the wrath of the community by defending Star Fox Zero. The control scheme was tricky at first but I learned to really enjoy it. 

Finally, I'll send a shout-out to Star Fox Command, a DS title that has some interesting strategic elements mixed in with the classic "all-range" gameplay.



Veknoid_Outcast said:
JWeinCom said:
64 is the best by far, and the 3DS version is the way to play it.

Star Fox Adventures is also a good game. It's way more like a Zelda game than a Star Fox game, but it's still good for what it is.

At the risk of invoking the wrath of the community I also really enjoyed Star Fox Zero. I actually like unique control schemes, and I found this one to be interesting and work well. Because of its reputation you can buy a copy for dirt cheap, so I think it's well worth the 5-10 bucks to give it a try.

My man!

Agree with all of this. Star Fox 64 is still the gold standard, and Adventures is a fun action-adventure spin-off.

I'll also invite the wrath of the community by defending Star Fox Zero. The control scheme was tricky at first but I learned to really enjoy it. 

Finally, I'll send a shout-out to Star Fox Command, a DS title that has some interesting strategic elements mixed in with the classic "all-range" gameplay.

I couldn't get into the bite size missions of assault.  It feels like Star Fox 2 which I didn't like either...

I think in general games that have a unique control scheme are frowned upon.  Kid Icarus Uprising and Wonderful 101 come to mind.



The first two, all the games after that are rubbish sadly.

Just personally, I actually think the SNES original is still the best game in the series. 64 is great, but the SNES game has the better soundtrack and higher stakes as your teammates actually die instead of just going in for repairs, and their kills count towards your tally, giving you more incentive to protect them.

Yes, it's a game that needs to be seen in the context of its time period, but I don't think it has aged any worse than a lot of other early 3D classics like Ocarina of Time or Banjo Kazooie.



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d21lewis said:
Dulfite said:
Starfox Adventures baby! My favorite one of the bunch. Come at me!

Forgot about that one but it's actually pretty great. Beautiful production values. Only "bad" when compared to Zelda.

I hated Adventures, even at the time. Ridiculously easy combat that was the ultimate example of that era - multiple enemies surround you, but they play by gentleman's rules and wait their turn while one fights you at a time. Puzzles were designed by Fisher Price. One of the trials near the end of the game had another cardinal sin of old gaming, a "Pump a button as hard as you can, and if you have any sort of arthritic issue or coordination handicap in your hands, then you can't win" part that was required to advance. Arwing sections during loading screens just to tease you before Star Fox Assault existed. Prince Tricky, aka Danny Devito. Andross pulls a Ganon and hijacks the plot. Krystal, the most egregious furry bait this side of that one kong with the boobz.

Between this and Sticker Star, I'm glad everyone at Nintendo had to stop going through Miyamoto for everything.



curl-6 said:

The first two, all the games after that are rubbish sadly.

Just personally, I actually think the SNES original is still the best game in the series. 64 is great, but the SNES game has the better soundtrack and higher stakes as your teammates actually die instead of just going in for repairs, and their kills count towards your tally, giving you more incentive to protect them.

Yes, it's a game that needs to be seen in the context of its time period, but I don't think it has aged any worse than a lot of other early 3D classics like Ocarina of Time or Banjo Kazooie.

I really agree with you on the "great for it's time" thing. And basically, how it's aged well in general. I still have more fond memories of the SNES SF. I played the hell out of both, but enjoyed the original more. It took a while longer for me to appreciate SF64, and even then, I didn't like it quite as much.......It's hard for me to put this into words... Any complaints I might have with the SNES SF relate to it's performance, which admittedly, does have some impact on the gameplay, but those complaints are only in retrospect. At it's core I think it's a great game, but can see how it can be viewed as something of an archaic experiment in 3D gameplay by those who never had the chance to play it during the time it released.

Things get so muddy when comparing franchise entries that span multiple generations, even if one can draw upon memories of the experiences as they actually happened. It's the reason why the annual Greatest Games threads here on VGC drives me nuts.



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I can't miss this thread, so I'll add my two cents. Which look just about the same as everyone else's two cents.

Star Fox 1 was groundbreaking for its time, but it's aged terribly. Don't recommend.
Star Fox 2 was even more groundbreaking, well, had it been released back then, but has aged even worse. Don't recommend.

Star Fox 64 is fantastic, a truly great game. It expands on the ideas of the SNES originals, but this time with actual frames, and passable graphics. Simple story but charming characters really sell it. Great gameplay. Short playthrough, but loads of replayability. It's by far the best in the series.

Star Fox Adventures, uhh... it plays more like a Zelda game, but with a key difference: it sucks. (It also wasn't originally meant to be a Star Fox game, which, beyond making it a different experience from the others, also created an issue with the IP by adding a lot of stuff that really doesn't fit with the series.)

Star Fox Assault is mixed. There are a couple of really fun levels in it, a lot of bad levels, and atrociously bad controls. They had many great ideas with this one, but the execution was rarely up to par.

Star Fox Command is a thing that exists, I guess? Everything it "added" to the series sounds like terrible fanfic, so, nah.

Star Fox Zero is also mixed. There are a couple of really fun levels in it, a lot of mediocre levels, and a couple of bad levels. And also atrociously bad controls, although for me they became playable once it "clicked" (not fun, just playable). That never really happened with Assault's controls. It has its moments, but isn't very recommendable.

tl;dr Star Fox 64, yeah, go for it. Either the N64 or 3DS version will do - yes, the 3DS audio has been entirely revamped, with most of the music sounding less moody than the original, although I'd say some tracks were improved upon (they totally butchered the main menu theme, though). And the voice acting is less memorable, but still pretty solid.



Dulfite said:
Starfox Adventures baby! My favorite one of the bunch. Come at me!

100% agree.

The next evolution of Star FOx should have been Adventures X N64 with more freedom to fly like say in freelancer back in the day.

The flight battles were too short in Adventures however the rest was an enhancement.  I wish they slapped a bigger budget on it and who know where we would have been now. Could be up there behind Zelda and Mario.



 

 

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